Always remember to think positively...

Always remember to think positively...

But it also moves really fast and I'm moving really fast at the same time and it makes it very difficult.

Edit: changed hard to difficult.

Realize that all the calculations to launch yourself to the moon safely could’ve been done by your phone.

Move with it then

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among stars!

Aim for the stars, even if you fail, you'll land on the clouds!

Fly for the clouds, even if don't make, you'll be on the skyscrapers!

Jump for the skyscrapers, even if you don't reach it, you'll be on the cold hard ground like the rest of us.

Then realize that if you deviate from an angle even a single degree, it’s almost impossible to make it on there

autism intensifies.

Depends on how much Delta you got in your rocket...

Add more boosters! Mün or bust

He shot for the karma moon and not only missed it, he also missed the joke.

He’s a troll. He shot and hit directly on target.

It’s me!!!!!!! Ah!!!!

EDIT: here is the tweet

The Kerbals have taught me there is nothing simple about hitting Mun.

You played yourself for falling to that painfully obvious bait.


More boosters more struts.

Everyone downvote the other comment.

Ha, joke's on you. I was going to fail all along because I didn't have nearly enough to reach escape velocity.

Now that's more realistic

Also realize that the operational aspect of the calculations aren't what's hard. Getting the equations right before programming them in is the hard part.

The moon says

I think you're the one who got wooshed. 90% sure that guy is a troll.

Pretty funny, I guess. No one is as good as/u/dw-im-here was though.

Begone thot

In calculations like this, moar boosters is always the answer.

This guy is a troll account. Ignore him

All instances, success or failure, will end in your death.

Bob Martin's talk "The Future of Programming" (53:30~)

Recreating the (estimated) computational power of an average 2016 smart phone with 1950's tech, you would need 170 Vehicle assbly buildings to house it, weigh as much as 2500 aircraft carriers, use a TeraWatt to power (500 nuclear power plants), and cost 50 trillion dollars. Taken from .

Smartphones are no joke.


When you're talking about space, a right order of magnitude is close enough.


Then realize that none of it will matter unless you have actual thrust, which will have to get you to life threatening speeds before leaving the atmosphere

This, recruits, is a 20-kilo ferrous slug. Feel the weight! Every five seconds, the main gun of an Everest-class dreadnought accelerates one to 1.3 percent of light speed. It impacts with the force of a 38-kiloton bomb. That is three times the yield of the city buster dropped on Hiroshima back on Earth. That means Sir Isaac Newton is the deadliest son-of-a-bitch in space. Now! Serviceman Burnside! What is Newton's First Law?

Finally realize that if a human could accelerate their arm one tenths as fast as a Mantis Shrimp accelerates their hammer we could throw a baseball in to orbit.

. . . until you want to get to Minmus, then you can't avoid the damn thing.


TBF, the moon is far enough away from the earth that you can fit all the other planets in that space.

The realize that we have canons powerful enough to launch small debris into orbit, but they burn up in the atmosphere

The KSP motto!

But there are trillions of planets

Mine is, "sorry Jeb, looks like you're going to be there a while"

Then realize we shot a hunk of metal billions of miles into space and it’s still communicating with us.

makes it very hard you say? 😏

You're a martyr and a hero

If your ship isn't 99.96% boosters and struts, you're exploring wrong.

Nicely done LOL

Since the moon orbits earth, you don't actually need to achieve escape velocity to reach it.

the moon also has gravity so you could miss like even 100km and still hit the astronomical body

Yikes, ten downvotes for being innocent and cute. Damn man, I upvoted you.

id guess its even lower than a single degree

well maybe for YOU

Unless ur using a super heavy fuel. Then you make a graph of speed over time on each booster. Then look at where you’re gonna eject your booster. Pick the highest line at the time at which you eject, that is the booster you should use

Sir, an object that is in motion stays in motion sir!

Also, to see it in another way: the area of the moon facing the Earth is about 38 million km2. But the area of the night sky relative to the moon is over 9 trillion km2, so it would be a nearly 1 in 490,000 shot.

...I'm not sure if my math is right, because it doesn't feel like you could fit half a million moons in the night sky.

I thought the third one was gonna be a 9/11 joke

I think he's just a sad man who's hobby is making people angry. It's mostly just pathetic.

I do it for the cause. But thank you.

Land on eve and back with just SRBs

NO cReddit for partial answers MAGGOT!

Meh, you'd do beter by just ignoring them.

many countries if not most outside the US use commas as decimal points

Confucius say, it take many nail to build crib, one screw to fill it.

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Oh heck! I follow you on twitter normally under @PixelOff, it’s crazy seeing you here (twice!)

That THICC diameter doe...

Damn straight! I dare to assume you ignorant jackasses know that space is empty. Once you fire this hunk of metal, it keeps going till it hits something. That can be a ship, or the planet behind that ship. It might go off into deep space and hit somebody else in ten thousand years. If you pull the trigger on this, you are ruining someone's day, somewhere and sometime. That is why you check your damn targets! That is why you wait for the computer to give you a damn firing solution! That is why, Serviceman Chung, we do not "eyeball it!" This is a weapon of mass destruction! You are not a cowboy shooting from the hip!

Granted it's hard to miss when you have a shotgun and the target is begging to get hit

This guy

Sir unless acted on by an outside force sir!

I would never fly Delta on a flight to the moon. Give me Singapore or Emirates.

Are you suggesting that we are redditing/fb’ing on these marvelous electronic devices?

Not half a million, but pretty close. Moon covers only about 0.2 square degrees out of ~41253 of the whole sphere, so it would take ~210,000 full moons to cover the whole sky.

The moon's angular size is really that small, a good comparison is the size of your thumb's nail at arm's length.

Yeah excuses get you far in life.

The Apollo guidance computer had more going for it than its processing power, that thing was a fucking beast.

The agc stored its memory in non volatile radiation tolerant storage mechanism. This means the machine could be rebooted almost instantly without any loss of data, something you’d greatly appreciate if you encounter an error 5 feet above the lunar surface.