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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #100 on: January 14, 2019, 08:38:17 PM »
and mentioned another novel using Sanger's project, Hell's Gate which has it's implausible elements but, in the right hands, would make a great retro-technothriller action movie along the lines of the first "Indiana Jones" movie.

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https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062412546/hells-gate/

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #101 on: January 23, 2019, 04:07:46 AM »
Good article, it really struck a nerve with some morons.  ;D
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #102 on: March 11, 2019, 10:23:57 AM »
1927 Concept for a “Desert Ship” (Wüstenschiff) by German engineer Johann Christoph Bischoff


The planned specs were:

Length: 60m

Height: 18m

Passenger Capacity: 300

Floors: 4

Wheel diameter: 15m

Wheel width: 2.5m

Wheel material: Solid iron

Motorization: Two diesel engines
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #103 on: March 11, 2019, 10:39:18 AM »
Thatz a kitbash concept inspiration.  :smiley:

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #104 on: March 11, 2019, 11:17:35 AM »
Thatz a kitbash concept inspiration.  :smiley:
Perhaps start with a kit of one of the larger paddle-wheeled steamships (is a kit of the Great Eastern available?) and replace the paddle wheels with driving wheels as a beginning.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #105 on: March 11, 2019, 11:54:19 AM »
Thatz a kitbash concept inspiration.  :smiley:
Perhaps start with a kit of one of the larger paddle-wheeled steamships (is a kit of the Great Eastern available?) and replace the paddle wheels with driving wheels as a beginning.

Check out R/C vehicle wheels for something large.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #106 on: March 11, 2019, 10:54:34 PM »
Thatz a kitbash concept inspiration.  :smiley:

First tweek - wood hull and wood wheels would strike me as lighter and cooler.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #107 on: March 12, 2019, 02:22:02 AM »
Liking that
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« Reply #109 on: April 23, 2019, 11:55:03 PM »
Nice

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #110 on: April 24, 2019, 02:36:53 AM »
Classic! :smiley:
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #111 on: April 24, 2019, 08:08:42 AM »
 ;D :smiley:
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #112 on: October 13, 2019, 03:23:59 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.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #113 on: October 13, 2019, 07:19:28 PM »
I like.
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #114 on: October 13, 2019, 07:41:36 PM »
I found the tweet which describes the shuttle's safe abort envelope. Not a lot of "feeling good zones". This one preceded the Block II Shuttle tweet.

This graph is a good illustrator for just how unforgiving the Space Shuttle's safe abort envelope was, and I use safe in highly relative terms. The black zones all indicate areas of the ascent in which loss of crew and vehicle are extremely likely.

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #116 on: October 26, 2019, 05:11:24 AM »
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A photographer in Costa Rica observed a “Manta Ray”-shaped UFO, which had no visible means of propulsion. Which means it’s not a drone! In fact, it appears to be using some kind of anti-gravity drive. The above video contains massively zoomed-in closeups of the object, so you can judge for yourself.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-truth-is-here-at-last-manta-ray-ufo-spotted-over-1729614418

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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #117 on: December 08, 2019, 03:06:52 AM »
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Re: Random space & Scifi ideas and inspiration
« Reply #118 on: October 05, 2020, 04:26:48 AM »
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Interstellar (2014): Endurance, art by Steve Burg.

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