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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   8/21/2012 9:59:01 PM
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The real question, Rob, is how long will it be before we see a movie about Elon Musk and the SpaceXDragon?

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Rob Spiegel   6/1/2012 11:44:53 AM
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Yes, Chuck, the SpaceXDragon opens a whole new door. It will be interesting to see what happens when space travel is not dependent on government budgets.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   5/31/2012 8:29:57 PM
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Today, at least we can say that SpaceX Dragon is doing something with that computing power.

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Rob Spiegel   5/10/2012 3:03:59 PM
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Yes, that probably is a conservative estimate, Chuck. Now that we have greater computing power to support space travel, it's too bad we're not doing much with it.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   5/9/2012 8:08:18 PM
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I can only imagine how much computing power they could pack on one of those Gemini capsules today, Rob. Probably 1,000X as much as they had back then (that's probably a conservative estimate).

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Rob Spiegel   5/9/2012 1:40:39 PM
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Yes, smart engineering rather than just smart computers. In a power point earlier this week, I saw a stat that claimed the average smart phone is now equal in computing power to NASA's Apollo computer.

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   5/8/2012 9:48:50 PM
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Rob: What's most amazing about all the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo flights is how much they did with computers that would be considered virtually useless today.

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G Cabrera   4/19/2012 3:55:22 PM
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Sorry Alex, but I must disagree with your comment "He's a little bit not right for the character he plays, because he doesn't come across as an aviator type." Jimmy Stewart did play Charles Linbergh in 'Spirit of St. Louis'. Not to mention that during WWII he was a decorated aviator for his missions over Germany. Raised to the rank of Brigadier General.

Though I do agree with your assesment that people on the wings would be almost impossible, wight distribution and all. I think that George Kennedy on one wing and the lil monkey on the other would prove this point...hmm?

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   3/9/2012 9:54:41 AM
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The days of DOS and 286 don't seem so long ago. After that, it seemed like PC technology became a blur.

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Nancy Golden   3/8/2012 11:18:08 PM
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I think you'll enjoy it - very fun flick - it definitely has its moments! Not to spoil anything but don't forget the popcorn...and the kleenex...

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