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Elon Musk took the oath of American citizenship with thirty-five hundred other immigrants at the Pomona Fairplex, in a ceremony he calls "actually very moving." (2002)

Fun fact: Even though he was born in South Africa, his maternal grandfather & great-grandfather are actually American.


So are only native born Canadians considered Canadians up in Canada? I'm not really sure how you guys consider that up there since I've never cared to move to Canada.

South Africa has turned into a pretty big shithole since they started their racial warfare against whites there. Why do you think SpaceX is based out of America instead of South Africa?


Did you forget what the word "immigrant" meant there for a moment? Yes, he has citizenship. Took him 10 years to get it. He has Canadian citizenship as well but likewise had to apply for it. None of that changes the fact he was born and grew up in the sort of country Trump would disparage as a shithole and never would have been able to become an American citizen under Trump's desired immigration policies.

As for "racial warfare against the whites there" are you fucking serious? Does "Apartheid" not ring a bell? I'm going to assume you're ignorantly speaking out of your ass and not wistfully lamenting for the days of racial segregation and white supremacy. It could be a mistaken assumption but I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt.

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Elon Musk took the oath of American citizenship with thirty-five hundred other immigrants at the Pomona Fairplex, in a ceremony he calls "actually very moving." (2002)

Fun fact: Even though he was born in South Africa, his maternal grandfather & great-grandfather are actually American.


So are only native born Canadians considered Canadians up in Canada? I'm not really sure how you guys consider that up there since I've never cared to move to Canada.

South Africa has turned into a pretty big shithole since they started their racial warfare against whites there. Why do you think SpaceX is based out of America instead of South Africa?


Did you forget what the word "immigrant" meant there for a moment? Yes, he has citizenship. Took him 10 years to get it. He has Canadian citizenship as well but likewise had to apply for it. None of that changes the fact he was born and grew up in the sort of country Trump would disparage as a shithole and never would have been able to become an American citizen under Trump's desired immigration policies.

As for "racial warfare against the whites there" are you fucking serious? Does "Apartheid" not ring a bell? I'm going to assume you're ignorantly speaking out of your ass and not wistfully lamenting for the days of racial segregation and white supremacy. It could be a mistaken assumption but I'm trying to give you the benefit of the doubt.



This topic is running off course,

"As for "racial warfare against the whites there" are you fucking serious? Does "Apartheid" not ring a bell" Like how is this constructive at all, I'm not sure what you're trying to imply here so Apartheid happened so forget all the discrimination against people who're white in SA because something they may not of even been involved in has happened and therefore it's somewhat justified..?

You're just completely out of line here, on topic.

I wish Elon Musk and his company, nothing but success. With the US slowly gaining back its independence from Russia with regards to it's space program perhaps we'll set a new age of space exploration but also, at least I hope a new generation of people mesmerized by space. This was pretty much one of the things that has just made this year so much better for me in general, knowing we're one step closer to getting people on the ground in Mars was something I didn't expect would happen anytime soon, but perhaps with this now happening, it looks as though we may not be as far away as I'd imagined originally, an overwhelming experience.

I think it's going to be a very good year for not only SpaceX but perhaps Tesla, I remember when Elon Musk came here to Australia and made a bet with the Australian government that he'd be able to build the huge lithium ion battery within the set deadline of 100 days and I just reveled in the headlines about all these naysayers get quashed by Elon Musk and all the politicians who got proved completely wrong, we had a huge energy problem with Southern Australia and he came and was able to relieve us of that issue.

It's people like Elon Musk that make me think that the 4th Industrial revolution is almost upon us.
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You're just completely out of line here, on topic.


It's not out of line to take someone to task for apparently praising the Apartheid. It's out of line to apparently praise the Apartheid in the first place however. You can say it's off topic, sure, but that that sort of crap can't be left to stand.

As for being off topic; The president's tweet was included as part of the topic so it's a valid point of criticism given his praise vs his practice.
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You're just completely out of line here, on topic.


It's not out of line to take someone to task for apparently praising the Apartheid. It's out of line to apparently praise the Apartheid in the first place however. You can say it's off topic, sure, but that that sort of crap can't be left to stand.

As for being off topic; The president's tweet was included as part of the topic so it's a valid point of criticism given his praise vs his practice.


My point wasn't meant to remediate your disposition with him because honestly I don't think I'm capable of doing something impossible like that. The Presidents tweet was in response to Elon Musk's successful launch, I don't think that's off topic at all. No one is praising the Apartheid either, he was simply making an observation based on racial relations and frictions that are currently escalating in SA, Apartheid is a completely separate issue that may of lead to the current climate in SA

I don't understand how you can be so intelligent but so petty at the same time, Gonna make this my last comment on the subject, I don't wanna de-rail this thread more than it already has been.
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Between the increased payload capacity and re-usability, rocket costs are finally coming under control. It will change a lot, because the cost of getting things to space has always been one of the biggest obstacles to development. Plus it looks badass when they return to land. Precision engineering at it's finest.
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bandage106 wrote:
My point wasn't meant to remediate your disposition with him because honestly I don't think I'm capable of doing something impossible like that. The Presidents tweet was in response to Elon Musk's successful launch, I don't think that's off topic at all. No one is praising the Apartheid either, he was simply making an observation based on racial relations and frictions that are currently escalating in SA, Apartheid is a completely separate issue that may of lead to the current climate in SA

I don't understand how you can be so intelligent but so petty at the same time, Gonna make this my last comment on the subject, I don't wanna de-rail this thread more than it already has been.


Making an observation on the state of racial tensions and history of SA is one thing. Referring to the country as a shithole because of "racial warfare" against white people is something else. That is not a simple observation. Apartheid is still a fairly fresh wound in the history of SA and by and large the reason there are racial tensions to begin with. So making such a statement either reflects A ) A lamentation that the country is worse off because white people are no longer dominating other races or B ) An ignorance of the history and complexity of racial tension in SA which you would need to be passing judgement on the situation in the first place.

Criticizing such a statement is neither trivial nor petty. Especially when it originates from someone with a forum history that is, shall we say, less than accepting of other races and cultures. Even his response to me had a little jab at my nationality ( a favoured target of his with other posters ). Given all that and the original op before it got moderated; That you zeroed in on me as the "petty" one while defending "racial warfare" in this whole scenario makes me raise an eyebrow to say the least.




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Between the increased payload capacity and re-usability, rocket costs are finally coming under control. It will change a lot, because the cost of getting things to space has always been one of the biggest obstacles to development. Plus it looks badass when they return to land. Precision engineering at it's finest.


Getting the boosters back was a complete game changer and the most amazing part of the launch all things considered. Ever bigger rockets are impressive, sure, but completely changing the way we approach something that's been largely unchanged for decades is pretty amazeballs. We honestly haven't seen any major innovations in how we hurl things into space in a long, long time.
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Live view of Starman (Dude in the car) from space: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBr2kKAHN6M

Someday in our live times we might be able to go into space! Pretty exciting times.



P.s. Reported the offtopic derailment. Not every thread needs to be a Trump Thread. This is about SpaceX and SPAAAAACE
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Elon Musk is amazing. I'm an engineer and pretty much everyone at the office has been gathering around a computer and watching all of the live streams and wishing Space X the best of success. I hope Musk helps to inspire a new generation of scientists, engineers and simply more people's interest in space and alternative/renewable energy similar to the way the 1960s space program did for prior generations.


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Between the increased payload capacity and re-usability, rocket costs are finally coming under control. It will change a lot, because the cost of getting things to space has always been one of the biggest obstacles to development. Plus it looks badass when they return to land. Precision engineering at it's finest.



Not to mention being better for the environment since less resources need to be used and a lessening to the amount of space junk floating around. Hell yeah it looks badass, looked like something straight out of a science-fiction movie.
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At the press conference after the Falcon Heavy launch Elon Musk said that development of the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy were only stepping stones and that attention will be directed towards the new BFR program. With a 30ft diameter and hopefully the new Raptor engines coming online I think we will be seeing even more impressive launches in the next couple of years.



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Sadly the car is going to miss Mars and just keep going
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42969020


I really don't see this as a bad thing. If it hit Mars it would hit it and be Crushed. Now we have a random car and mannequin floating around in space for god only knows how long. Aliens will be wondering WTF this is and why we sent this into space every time their sensors pick it up.


You know this is going to be a Anomaly in the next patch to Stellaris

I watched the livestream. It was amazing to see the almost synchronised landing of the boosters on adjacent landing pads. It's just disappointing it took a billionaire to do it through a company.

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The team was too white and too male so i cant support or celebrate this.
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The team was too white and too male so i cant support or celebrate this.


Seriously, don't talk that up. It's probably multiple articles in left wing publications already.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

The team was too white and too male so i cant support or celebrate this.


Seriously, don't talk that up. It's probably multiple articles in left wing publications already.


Haha you already know right.
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