stom493 karma2013-02-08 17:38:41 UTC
Thanks for doing this AMA!
First question: do any of you guys play Kerbal Space Program?
Secondly, in case you can answer, I'd like to ask a question about the MCT and shielding. Elon talked about it a while back and said that to avoid excess weight it might be possible to have water as shielding, only directly between the crew-module and the sun like a column, instead of an all-encompassing ball. How does this cater for dispersed radiation incoming from the sides?
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stom204 karma2013-02-08 18:56:27 UTC
Well this is my Reddit moment of fame. Replies from SpaceX and Squad...
stom14 karma2013-02-08 18:03:35 UTC
They use a simulator to test the components, for all intents and purposes the computer thinks it's flying a rocket. See Elon Musk explain it more here.
stom1 karma2013-03-19 05:30:17 UTC
Velcro patches on the outside of your shorts? It's easy to do, uses existing technology and is backwards compatible.
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