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21st Century Race For Space
Topic Started: Sep 6 2017, 09:07 PM (39 Views)
peebeep
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Broadcast the other night on the Beeb, now on iPlayer. If you didn't see it, it's worth a watch just for the sumptuous footage of the Virgin Galactic White Knight Two/Spaceship Two combo. It does also provide geat insight into the future of space travel on the premise that it will become commercially focused. Presented by Prof Brian Cox.

The 21st Century Race For Space
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Diesel Gypsy
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It was a very good program and a fascinating insight in to the future of space travel. I can't say I was too enthralled about the possibilities of commercial mining though. Another tour de force from the Beeb and Prof Brian.
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Grant
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It is the timescales that surprised me, surprisingly. Clearly a difficult task, but technology is moving at such a fast pace I am sure we will get there sooner rather than later. I like the thought of the difficult bit, getting the infra structure and basic capability in place, leading to the opening up of new ideas and capabilities we haven't yet thought of.
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One thing I really enjoyed, Burt Rutan gives the impression of being an ordinary sort of bloke, but he's not, he's an extraordinary aerospace engineer. There was a fantastic throwaway line about the Spaceship Two motor - 'we bought in a few parts, but mostly made it ourselves' (!)
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