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by Altair
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Suggested Videos and Reading
Replies: 12
Views: 4783

Re: Suggested Videos and Reading

I've recently read "Black Swan" and "Antifragile" by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. This statistic/mathematician/philosopher has a really good take particularly on economic issues and how the academy/Nobel/big-banking stablishment manipulates society and particularly economy and politics. Too much contents ...
by Altair
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Songs that Expose Truth (?)
Replies: 202
Views: 139787

Re: Songs that Expose Truth (?)

Quite a controversial band... but this vid is quite interesting. Rr8ljRgcJNM some translated lyrics When we dance I want to lead When you turn yourself around alone Let us control you a bit I'll show you how to walk right We create a lovely round dance The freedom plays from all violins Music comes ...
by Altair
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1500869

Re: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$

You're probably aware of the recent government change in Spain. What has this to do with the ISS? Very simple: the new minister of Science and Technology is no other than... Pedro Duque, the Spanish 'astronaut' who purportedly spent some days in the ISS. Wrote something about him here. Curiously eno...
by Altair
Sat May 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 741171

Re: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?

Interesting vintage documentary about the attempts to build a nuclear powered rocket. Funnily enough, they performed just ONE test plugging the nozzle to a vacuum chamber in order to test how well it would perform in space...


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm7PNlK5Aco
by Altair
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 741171

Re: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?

https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/io-shared-pictures/rocket_nozzle.jpg Ok, here we go again... Sorry for the crude graphics, but it's much fasterthis way than fiddling with graphing applications. To illustrate my, point, the one and only thing that can move a rocket (or any other thing) upwards is...
by Altair
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 741171

Re: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?

To put another comparison: think about a hovercraft. It's suspended some inches above the ground/sea because the pressure inside the cushion pushes it upwards. But lift it just a bit more, and it will fall again, because the air exits too quickly and pressure falls. So in that sense, a rocket's nozz...
by Altair
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 741171

Re: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?

Sorry for the retro-quote, but here is my take on it: I think it has been mentioned in this thread or in some one related, but it seems that free expansion of gases cannot produce any work, in physical sense. There is a pretty good discussion here: https://www.physicsforums.com/threads/work-done-by-...
by Altair
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?
Replies: 817
Views: 741171

Re: Does Rocketry Work beyond Earth's atmosphere?

There's one important difference between gas expansion and the 'pushing' of a liquid or solid body. Intermolecular forces between molecules of a gas follow a completely different set of laws, and you cannot apply Newton's Laws to them. A very simple experiment (that seems nobody has carried on, at l...
by Altair
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The TYCHOS model
Topic: Introducing the TYCHOS
Replies: 174
Views: 88332

Re: Introducing the TYCHOS

2b) Simon does not go into the physics. This is a geometrical model. But binary stars are posing grave problems for Newton's laws of gravity and this model does not use Kepler's laws of planetary motion which incorporates elliptic orbits and planets moving at variable speeds. All planets and the Su...
by Altair
Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Alleged jet fuel capacities/efficiencies
Replies: 22
Views: 17577

Re: In Plane Sight.

In any case, if the fuel is in plastic containers... why on earth does the girl in the video get into a wing for sealing the joints with a spray? Even more, how would they fit the containers into the wing once it is already mounted? About the freezing point issue, I've found this link: https://aviat...
by Altair
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: THE LIVING ROOM
Topic: Alleged jet fuel capacities/efficiencies
Replies: 22
Views: 17577

Re: In Plane Sight.

Indeed, it would be an engineering miracle to build a plane's wings so that they would perform as a 100% fuel-tight container, and to remain this way for the +20 years of useful life of an airplane, while subject to flexing, vibrations, pressure changes, metal fatigue and varied mechanical stress fo...
by Altair
Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: General World Affairs
Topic: Chemtrails: chemical weapon or psychological weapon?
Replies: 82
Views: 90473

Re: Chemtrails: chemical weapon or psychological weapon?

I must say that I was quite skeptic about the chemtrail thing, but I've recently stumbled upon some news in mainstream media, where farmers from the Spanish region of Murcia say that some 'anti-rain' flights are taking place in their area, and demand further investigation. They have some pretty soli...
by Altair
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Elon Musk, SpaceX and PayPal
Replies: 183
Views: 225927

Re: Elon Musk, SpaceX and PayPal

Utterly disheartening... At least, NASA's fakes were way classier. This is not serious. Looks rather like a cheap "reality" TV show. A highly emotional production tailored to the taste of the milennial generation...
by Altair
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Fakery in Orbit: THE I$$
Replies: 1556
Views: 1500869

Re: How they made these tricks on the ISS?


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zbpL3LeW7k

1:30

That was in 1989, so it shouldn't be that difficult nowadays.
by Altair
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Apollo, and more space hoaxes
Topic: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities
Replies: 92
Views: 103279

Re: Stars/no stars - and other space oddities

So, it seems that now there is a Christmas campaign with pizza supplies and the like. Anyway, to keep centered on the 'stars' issue, shouldn't they appear in this nice shot? https://twitter.com/NASA/status/935992519954960385/photo/1 As for what NotRappaport noted, I guess that you can achieve the sa...