What is this? Real life lunar lander?
Is that an implication that the ones on the Apollo missions were not "real life"?
No, just that the video looks like people playing the game Lunar Lander, but in real life..
Sorry. Joking. Not well, apparently.
I think he was more referencing the Lunar Lander video game from the 70's
Whoop. That's what I get for not looking up the wiki entry before posting. Maybe I should join the Department of Redundancy Department.
I implemented that on the Vic-20 with sprites.
I can hear Jeff Bezos laughing in triumph from here.
This is so exciting - perhaps one day we will be able to put a monkey in orbit!
Is it just me, or did the countdown guy speed up in the middle?
Yeah I noticed that too. Not sure what the deal is with that.
I chalk it up to "poor rhythm due to crushing whiteness"
Well, yeah the website and launch party described did seem like a gigantic Texan festival of overpowering whiteness.
Oh well, fuck it. We invented drum machines for that shit.
I watched the horizontal view from under the aircraft. What no curved horizon?
I want one. I could blow off some barn doors with one of those things :)
Their website and job posting aren't giving away much. They claim they want someone who knows cryogenic propellants (LOX/H) and RP-1 (kerosene) and peroxide. Don't tell me they're doing a QUAD propellant rocket engine!
My understanding is they were using Peroxide or Peroxide/RP-1 now because it's easy and gives them reasonable engines so they can work on flight control etc., but want to migrate to LOX/? for better performance eventually.
Ah, cool. Makes perfect sense. Thanks.
Armadillo's Pixel was more impressive, and has a better flight record. Monoprop is for pussies.
Much more importantly, Armadillo has decent-quality MPEGs of their development vehicles flipping over in mid-test and smashing into little pieces.
Hm, they seem to be using WMVs now, but hey.
He uses WMVs for specific occasions, depending on things like aspect ratio. I talked with him for a while earlier this year, and I cornered the most of the Armadillo crew at a party and talked with them for about an hour. The one Blue Origin guy I've met, in comparison, was not very talkative, though he bought me dinner.
I hope Blue Origin eventually puts up the video of the flight when theirs crashed. It's interesting how much press they've gotten on this release, when all it's done is shown that they're a year or more behind Armadillo and on the exact same development track.
Impressive, having nvidia as a sponsor for Armadillo.
That's what happens when you single-handedly cause that millions of gamers have to upgrade their video cards.
Oh, and I finally got Elon Musk to say how much he'd put into SpaceX as of a year ago, I wonder if I can manage that with Bezos.