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Could the Space Shuttle be Un-Mothballed and Modified for Mars?

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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

That's why Russia Shuttle shell better

you ever hear of a weld

I'm going to put some BMW seats in those mofo's
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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 02:41 PM
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originally posted by: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER
a reply to: schuyler

it's a joke, nobody's going to mars in a new ship or modified shuttle.


You push this thing over several posts and now it's a joke? M'kay.



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

Yes, the whole going to Mars is a joke,
But I am still buying the Russian shuttles



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

en.wikipedia.org...

22 years and 0 space progression, advancement, fortunately or unfortunately that's the joke

To some people orbiting Mars makes no difference, but for me, the interesting aspect of it all, is can it be done and at what cost, and price?

Which is probably why there hasn't been a manned orbital Mission of Mars yet.

I say we build the Mars Tiger shuttle and see if anyone is crazy enough to sign up to fly it.

I'm buying the Russian Shuttles

thumbs.worthpoint.com...







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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

But I don't think you could use the American Shuttles the front seats are ripped.


ROFL



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER
can be done, take a barebones shuttle cut it up into 18-19 peices weighting the same and load them onto 18-19 proton-m heavy lifters, launch and then 6-months later reasemble.
costing roughy $1.795.500.000
when the bfr comes into play in 2022/23 you might be able to do it in five launches



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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a reply to: suicideeddie

Normal launch with expanded shuttle fuel capacity, exterior o2 tanks added to fuselage/wings
living compartment would be small, Spam in a can. I'd like to know where Musk is going to recruit his pilots.
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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

Probably could orbit the moon for 1 of the flights, you might get a couple of takers for that trip.
But Mars would be the Prize.

Depends on how long it takes me to get the Russian Shuttles modified
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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 04:23 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

Well I've always said: "If you're going to dream, dream big."



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful
Dream, I got Putin on the phone right now, 3 mil out the door for both
More bang for your buck than Musk.

Actually, I think the money spent on Space would be better spent on Ocean Cleanup Machines and Recycling Centers throughout the different coasts along the shores of America.

But that is another story,





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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 05:51 PM
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after you have got the shuttle to leo you,ll still need to top up those tanks for 63 tons fuel per
ton of payload to escape leo for mars hto, but if your going only one way you could reduce it to 7 tons per ton or 3 tons if you want to be the first human pancake on mars



posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: suicideeddie

So your saying there is (no scientifically possible) NO WAY to Orbit Mars and return without refueling.





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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

amp.businessinsider.com...

so tell me how this ship is going to get there,
What's your calculations?

How many total tons of fuel is it going to take?


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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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So there is no way to orbit Mars and return without refueling, Well that takes care of that. So Misk is planning on making his own fuel on Mars?
WOW, that is the plan
I wasn't aware of that.
I thought I heard something about that, but I didn't know that was the only way to get there.


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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

I must of got caught up watching that (NASA verified for accuracy) movie "The Martian" where it seemed like they had more than enough fuel to make it there, halfway back and there again.

Nasa must of been up for appropriations

How bout that Spielberg


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posted on Dec, 8 2018 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

Should of just done the calculations

www.youtube.com...

You hear all this garbage about Mars, and it Sounds possible till you actually look at the numbers

Somebody might figure out how to get there someday
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posted on Dec, 9 2018 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: I8THATAPPLEFRITTER

Article on the feasibility of "The Martian flight plan"

www.insidescience.org...

www.space.com...

2010 space odyssey mixed with the Martian

www.insidescience.org...

There has got to be someway /Flyby instead of orbit? pretty new to rocket science.
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posted on Dec, 9 2018 @ 12:29 AM
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posted on Dec, 9 2018 @ 12:29 AM
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anyways some say the so-called spaceships fuel weight ratio wasn't realistic.

Wonder what the shortest possible flyby and return could be.

confused flyby with orbit,

No pancakes
Putin, about those shuttles, still available

www.youtube.com...


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posted on Dec, 9 2018 @ 12:30 AM
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