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This is a link post DART thingy
Explaining the point of DART, and showing the launch.
SpaceX might be a vanity project in origin, but they're actually doing real space science and shit - unlike space tourists Beardy and Baldy.

(, Wed 24 Nov 2021, 18:43, Reply)
This is a normal post Looks a little like a dildo, of course.
Less so than Baldy's suborbital glans, though.
(, Wed 24 Nov 2021, 18:44, Reply)
This is a normal post I don't think it was a vanity project.
I know Musk is absolutely full of shit in so, so many ways, but he's been consistently saying he wants humans to be an interplanetary spacefaring species, and rapid reusability was always the goal of all Spacex launch systems.

The reason why launch costs are coming down is almost single-handedly because of Spacex.

Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are vanity projects. Inspiration 4 was a spinoff from real, serious work fulfilling contracts for people like NASA, such as this here DART thingy, which is very exciting, BTW!

22:51 for the launch.
(, Wed 24 Nov 2021, 20:10, Reply)
This is a normal post Yes, less vanity and more visionary.
Still a iddy biddy bit vanity.
(, Wed 24 Nov 2021, 21:13, Reply)
This is a normal post The flamethrowers, Pravduh,
androids, the child rescue submarine, the hyperloop not-a-train, and Neuralink to some extent, are very much about vanity.

The stuff that makes the solar system more accessible, and the planet more viable for human life, if it's at all about his vanity, I don't care as long as we get that good stuff.
(, Wed 24 Nov 2021, 21:45, Reply)
This is a normal post Still a few stocking frames left
Go smash them, quick
(, Thu 25 Nov 2021, 7:24, Reply)