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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #150 on: May 28, 2022, 12:01:07 PM »
 Map of Mars if it had the same water levels as Earth including Australia:   see attached
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #151 on: May 29, 2022, 01:48:31 AM »
The map is upside-down.

That's what you think - but what if the universe is actually the other way up?

This is the way the Earth is supposed to be viewed...

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #152 on: May 29, 2022, 01:54:00 AM »
Map of Mars if it had the same water levels as Earth including Australia:   see attached

Except that is Olympus Mons volcano  :o:



And while huge:



It is not quite as big as Australia:



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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #153 on: May 29, 2022, 07:56:13 AM »
The Expanse, from my point of view, one great Sci Fi show.

One of the terrific side story scenes is the Slingshot racer Y Q and its pilot Maneo.

Using Gravity wells to slingshot around the solar system. No Epstein drives here, just positioning thrusters.
The design gives the home built racer look. Love it



Really do plan to give something like this a go, graffiti and all.

Oh and probably the second best cover of Highway Star by Deep Purple ever (after the Chickenfoot versions) , lyrics in Belter Creole language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCyGIJl1XUA
« Last Edit: May 29, 2022, 06:58:59 PM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #154 on: May 29, 2022, 09:40:31 AM »
The map is upside-down.

That's what you think - but what if the universe is actually the other way up?

This is the way the Earth is supposed to be viewed...



This can’t be true then we would have all fallen off the flat earth by now.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #155 on: May 29, 2022, 10:27:39 AM »
Map of Mars if it had the same water levels as Earth including Australia:   see attached

Except that is Olympus Mons volcano 

Nope, that's Elysium Mons. If you look at the correct map of Mars, you'll note that Valles Marineris curves to the left, pointing at Mount Olympus. In the wet, upside down map of Mars, Valles Marineris curves down and to the right. You can also see the three shield volcanos in Tharsis (the Tharsis Montes)

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #156 on: May 29, 2022, 10:40:37 AM »
One of the terrific side story scenes is the Slingshot racer Y Q and its pilot Maneos.

Poor beratna Maneo - liquefied fo wa metexeng. So wa peng.


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Oh and probably the second best cover of Highway Star by Deep Purple ever (after the Chickenfoot versions) , lyrics in Belter Creole language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCyGIJl1XUA
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #157 on: May 30, 2022, 01:03:26 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #158 on: June 14, 2022, 11:39:39 PM »
One of the terrific side story scenes is the Slingshot racer Y Q and its pilot Maneos.

Poor beratna Maneo - liquefied fo wa metexeng. So wa peng.


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Oh and probably the second best cover of Highway Star by Deep Purple ever (after the Chickenfoot versions) , lyrics in Belter Creole language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCyGIJl1XUA
Da adewu de im tugut!

Ah, you've been brushing up on your Beltese! Maneo's exit was an incredibly...abrupt end to his race to the ring.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #159 on: June 19, 2022, 04:54:35 AM »
Map of Mars if it had the same water levels as Earth including Australia:   see attached

That'd make for a heck of a twist on SPACE: 1889

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #160 on: June 19, 2022, 09:41:12 AM »
Ah, you've been brushing up on your Beltese! Maneo's exit was an incredibly...abrupt end to his race to the ring.

I'm definitely an inyalowda, but you've got to learn the lingo.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #161 on: June 21, 2022, 03:05:49 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #162 on: June 21, 2022, 08:38:01 AM »
Between ‘83 and ‘91 that would have been me in the camo! Cleared Hot!

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #163 on: July 29, 2022, 06:03:10 AM »
found on DeviantArt -  3D printed spaceship by Arthiarn Gaming -- US$250 - very loooong delivery unfortunately.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #164 on: August 27, 2022, 04:21:49 AM »
found on DeviantArt -  3D printed spaceship by Arthiarn Gaming -- US$250 - very loooong delivery unfortunately.

Zillions of 'em https://www.etsy.com/market/3d_printed_spaceship

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #165 on: August 27, 2022, 05:11:47 AM »
Primarily for @Frank3K figure stylin's


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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #166 on: November 18, 2022, 06:57:14 AM »
Found on Twitter.

The text in the post: Chris Kraft lamented the retirement of the Space Shuttle and thought we should have moved forward with the overall design and fixed its fundamental issues instead.  Indeed,  the Block II changes would have significantly mitigated many of STS's most pressing shortcomings.


Is it just me, or does the Prometeus on "For All Mankind" look to be inspired by this?