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Posted by: John Carmack - Tue Jun 15, 2004 8:01 am
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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:09 am
Good point, and the fallout beyond Armadillo could also have been considerable. I'd say partial success? Well done to them anyway!

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:14 am
4.2km above ground level.


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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:17 pm
Ben wrote:
4.2km above ground level.


Ben,

Does 4.2km constitute a validation of the recovery system? How different are the stresses on a full space shot. Seems like the ballute would not even come into it. Probably not close to super sonic on the way down either.


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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:00 pm
ID_AA_Carmack on Twitter wrote:
The Armadillo rocket launch aborted early again today. Recovery was successful, but we need to rework some systems before next flight.

Still not successful then, but the safety and recovery systems appear to be working just fine so far, and that's good news. Third time's a charm?

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:29 pm
Are there any updates? Or pictures of what the guys have been up to?


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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:16 am
Armadillo folks, any information you can share about your participation in Golden Spike?


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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:18 pm
So I have what may be one of the more unusual questions that have been asked on this thread. I've just published a book entitled Lunar Dance. It's a science fiction thriller that's set amid the commercial launch industry. Many of the key characters work for a small aerospace firm called Roadrunner Rockets, which is the offshoot of a computer gaming company based outside of Dallas. The innovative technology they've developed becomes the key enabler that leads to the greatest adventure in history. I'd love to send a copy to the fine folks at Armadillo Aerospace, because I think you'd get a kick out of it. Should I just mail a copy to the contact address listed on your website? Or would there be a better way to put a copy in Mr. Carmack's hands?

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:29 pm
precision landing :)
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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:09 am

At first, I was thinking this is a response to robertsapp, but then I saw the video... and now I'm sure this is a response to his question! Probably the best way to deliver a copy of the book :D

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:34 am
Nah, I'm a former Navy submariner. I'd use a tube launched Tomahawk. I'd still need valid GPS coordinates though. :D

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:31 pm
And some very sturdy wrapping paper :-).

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:24 pm
robertsapp wrote:
So I have what may be one of the more unusual questions that have been asked on this thread. I've just published a book entitled Lunar Dance. It's a science fiction thriller that's set amid the commercial launch industry. Many of the key characters work for a small aerospace firm called Roadrunner Rockets, which is the offshoot of a computer gaming company based outside of Dallas. The innovative technology they've developed becomes the key enabler that leads to the greatest adventure in history. I'd love to send a copy to the fine folks at Armadillo Aerospace, because I think you'd get a kick out of it. Should I just mail a copy to the contact address listed on your website? Or would there be a better way to put a copy in Mr. Carmack's hands?

regards,

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Thanks for the heads up on your book. Another way you could contact Carmack is on the aRocket discussion list. Carmack contributes to that forum.
My opinion is the period of private, commercial space access is soon upcoming. So I'm interested in books on that theme:

Recent S/F novels about commercial space flight?
http://www.spacebanter.com/showthread.php?t=184176


I'll definitely give yours a read.


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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:11 am
robertsapp wrote:
Many of the key characters work for a small aerospace firm called Roadrunner Rockets, which is the offshoot of a computer gaming company based outside of Dallas.

That's, um, interesting. Email me at wikkit@gmail.com and I'll forward it along to the Armadillos. I don't think the physical address on the website is any good.


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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:09 am
Can I get an autographed copy?

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Post Re: Official Armadillo Q&A thread   Posted on: Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:25 pm
RGClark wrote:

Thanks for the heads up on your book. Another way you could contact Carmack is on the aRocket discussion list. Carmack contributes to that forum.
My opinion is the period of private, commercial space access is soon upcoming. So I'm interested in books on that theme:

Recent S/F novels about commercial space flight?
http://www.spacebanter.com/showthread.php?t=184176


I'll definitely give yours a read.


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If you do have a chance to read it, I'd love to hear what you think of my story.

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