The Universe and Everything

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Our Ludicrous Finale, SN15 Lands, Iron Man is real, James Webb preps to fly – Ep 129

Joe, Tim, and Ben talk Starship SN15 landing, a real jetpack, the James Webb satellite’s final tests before launch, and the reason the Our Ludicrous Podcast is ending.

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0:00 – Intro
12:32 – Why OLF is ending
32:03- Starship SN15 Lands
49:04 – Spacex gets NASA Lunar Lander contract
1:01:43 – Real Life Iron Man
1:07:26 – #whydonttheyjust
1:26:03 – Tesla Semi RV concept
1:33:08 – Our Ludicrous Future Predictions

Read more from the articles we referenced:

SN15 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htnG_mABtSQ&t=26342s

When can we Camperize the Tesla Semi – https://vanlifer.com/blogs/news/tesla-semi-campervan-concept-introducing-the-vanlifer-semi-home

Tesla Semi electric motorhome concept: a zero-emission and self-driving home

SpaceX wins HLS contract! – https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1383160370248896512?s=20
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/as-artemis-moves-forward-nasa-picks-spacex-human-lunar-lander/

Real Iron Man suit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHOLFhbwsM

James Webb Satellite preps to fly – https://www.space.com/james-webb-space-telescope-final-mirror-test

Playing Video Games with Neuralink, Your Tesla is Watching You, ISS gets Overcrowded – Ep 128

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Neuralink’s success with a monkey and pong, Tesla’s driver awareness system, and new crowded activity on the ISS

0:00 – Intro
8:02 – Your Tesla is watching you
24:43 – Mars helicopter preps for takeoff
31:25 – SN15 rolls out to launchpad
44:08 – Monkey Mind Pong
56:09 – #whydonttheyjust
1:06:21 – ISS is getting crowded
1:11:05 – Falcon9 fairing loses its TPS

Read more from the articles we referenced:

Monkey MindPong – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsCul1sp4hQ

Particle Wobble – https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/07/science/particle-physics-muon-fermilab-brookhaven.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes

Tesla Driver Monitoring – https://electrek.co/2021/04/08/tesla-driver-monitoring-system-detect-driver-attention-real-time/

Fairing TPS is Gone – https://ourludicrousfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fairing1.png

https://ourludicrousfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fairing-boat.png

https://ourludicrousfuture.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/fairing2.png

SN15 rolls out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jJ0T401rtE

Starship Launch Tower – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1380260058026532864?s=20

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SN11 Lands…Everywhere, Lyft/Hyundai Robotaxi Fleet, Boston Dyanmic’s Threatening Robot – Ep 127

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about how no one really knows what happened to SN11, Lyft’s promise of a fully autonomous robotaxi fleet, and Boston Dynamics’ labor robot that could replace us all.

0:00 – Intro
4:56 – What happened to SN11
33:56 – Lyft/Hyundai Robotaxi Fleet
48:33 – SpaceX new Crew Dragon— observation bubble
53:55 – Inspiration4 Full Crew Announced
1:00:06 – #whydonttheyjust
1:08:34 – Virgin Galactic Inspire
1:12:08 – Mercedes-Benz EQS
1:21:10 – Boston Dynamics new labor automation robot

Read more from the articles we referenced:

Mercedes EQS Interior and Range – https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35957077/2022-mercedes-benz-eqs-interior-revealed/

Ioniq 5 Robotaxi for Lyft – https://electrek.co/2021/03/31/hyundai-ioniq-5-electric-car-self-driving-robotaxi-fleet-lyft/

Virgin Galactic Imagine – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox-mAh6x5mE

SN11 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myVvmb2dF9U&t=8401s

Ingenuity starts dropping and gets ready for its flight! – https://twitter.com/NASAJPL/status/1377425745958428674?s=20

Inspiration 4 crew announced! – https://inspiration4.com/

Bubble on Crew Dragon! – https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1376902938635870209?s=20

Boston Dynamic unveils Stretch – https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/29/22349978/boston-dynamics-stretch-robot-warehouse-logistics

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Tesla’s Odd Gear Selector, The New Chevy Bolt EUV, New Massless Battery Tech – Ep 126

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Joe and Ben talk about Tesla’s touchscreen gear selector, Chevy’s new electric utility vehicle, and how to expand the EV charging networks

Read more from the articles we referenced:

Tesla Gear Selector – https://www.theverge.com/22348668/tesla-prnd-drive-mode-park-neutral-model-s-x-refresh

Chevy Bolt EUV – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131710_first-drive-review-2022-chevrolet-bolt-euv-is-a-better-bolt

The Ship that blocked the entire Suez Canal – https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a35925244/suez-canal-blocked-ever-given-ship-stuck/

Structural Masslesss Battery – https://newatlas.com/energy/carbon-fiber-structural-battery/

SpaceX rocket burns over Seattle – https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2021/03/26/spent-spacex-rocket-burns-up-over-seattle-stunning-skywatchers/

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New Dragon XL Renders, Did Tesla Over-promise on FSD, Unidentified Bacteria on ISS – Ep 125

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX’s new renders of Dragon XL, the Tesla FSD debate, and unknown bacteria that could help us survive in space.

0:00 – Intro
12:21 – Tesla FSD won’t drive autonomously
23:08 – Mars Perseverance Rover Noises
30:48 – Oumuamua came from another Solar System
44:24 – #whydonttheyjust
50:51 – BMW’s new i4
1:06:26 – NASA releases new renders of SpaceX Dragon XL
1:10:00 – SpaceX’s new all-purpose ship
1:14:23 – BREAKING NEWS: Rivian announces charging network
1:33:13 – VW “Battery Day” Announcements
1:37:48 – Unidentified Bacteria on ISS

Read more from the articles we referenced:

#whydonttheyjust – https://twitter.com/Nick_Someone/status/1372344322876702721

BMW i4 Specs and Photos – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1131608_bmw-i4-first-photos-specs-for-300-mile-electric-sport-sedan-due-in-2022

Tesla FSD says FSD is Not Capable of Autonomous Driving* – https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a35785277/tesla-fsd-california-self-driving/
Listen to Perseverance driving around! – https://spaceflightnow.com/2021/03/17/perseverance-rover-records-sounds-of-driving-on-mars/

Full stack orbital Starship by July? – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1371995012825763842?s=20

Space X has a new do-it-all boat! – https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1372218863597846530?s=21

What is Oumuamua – https://phys.org/news/2021-03-scientists-extra-solar-oumuamua.html

Previously Unknown Bacteria found on ISS – https://www.sciencealert.com/four-bacterial-strains-discovered-on-the-iss-may-help-grow-better-space-plants

New pics of Dragon XL! – https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore/

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Starship Explosion Investigation, Jump towards Hyper Drive, and the Canoo Electric Pickup- Ep 124

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about what caused the SN10 explosion, Canoo’s interesting pickup EV, and possibilities of warp drive

0:00 – Intro
4:10 – SN10 Explosion Explanation
11:53 – #whydonttheyjust 1
16:44 – Starship looses its legs
30:04 – Canoo Electric Pickup
39:40 – Toyota EV
53:38 – #whydonttheyjust 2
1:09:28 – Warp Drive research

Read more from the articles we referenced:

Warp Drive white paper – https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/amp35718463/scientists-say-physical-warp-drive-is-possible/

https://www.sciencealert.com/faster-than-light-travel-is-possible-within-einstein-s-physics-astrophysicist-shows

Starship goes legless – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369458403248988160?s=20

SN11 Rolls Out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOHhfe3v2KA

Elon explains SN10 explosion – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1369382210894237705?s=20

Canoo Truck

Canoo unveils fully-electric pickup truck set for 2023

Is Toyota Making an EV Finally?

Toyota releases first teaser picture of new electric car ahead of unveiling

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Leaning Tower of Starship, EV Battery Hot Swaps, Crypto gets Musical – Ep 123

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about Starship SN10’s near perfect landing, NFTs for artists, and a new EV battery swap company

0:00 – Intro
2:49 – Starship SN10 landing
33:50 – Rocket Lab Neutron
46:26 – EV battery swap company
54:36 – NHTSA comments on Tesla Yoke
58:19 – #whydonttheyjust
1:10:18 – Crypto for music, NFTs

Read more from the articles we referenced:

Battery Swap Startup – https://electrek.co/2021/03/03/battery-startup-ample-announces-autonomous-swapping-stations/

NHTSA on Tesla Yoke – https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-yoke-steering-wheel-nhtsa-statement-march-2021/

Kings of Leon NFT album – https://www.rollingstone.com/pro/news/kings-of-leon-when-you-see-yourself-album-nft-crypto-1135192/

A Field Guide to Music’s Potential Crypto Boom


https://www.theverge.com/2021/3/1/22308075/grimes-nft-6-million-sales-nifty-gateway-warnymph?fbclid=IwAR1fWILQRDolcPub2UwMuCBmDQspJ7DcJqjzg1Q8tvKOzyNnk_-ega5pjSM

#whydonttheyjust – https://twitter.com/AirmanSam18/status/1367208616097439747

Rocket Lab’s new Neutron Rocket – https://twitter.com/RocketLab/status/1366358673522499588?s=20
https://www.rocketlabusa.com/about-us/updates/rocket-lab-unveils-plans-for-new-8-ton-class-reusable-rocket-for-mega-constellation-deployment/

SpaceX launches SN10 and then it explodes – https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1367250900041953280?s=20



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NASA’s Perseverance Footage, Thermal Energy Breakthrough, Blue Origin reveals New Glenn – Ep 122

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Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about NASA’s epic footage of Perseverance’s Mars landing, a $50M investment in thermal energy storage, and Blue Origin’s surprise footage of New Glenn

0:00 – Intro
4:42 – NASA Perseverance Rover footage
18:05 – Blue Origin reveals New Glenn
32:12 – Rocket Spotters rapid fire
39:57 – SpaceX stops catching fairings
43:59 – Possible Tesla rideshare app
48:50 – Tesla Yoke is no Joke
54:06 – #whydonttheyjust
1:01:53 – Thermal energy storage
1:10:40 – China’s Long March9 rocket
1:14:43 – Inspiration 4 crew announced
1:19:12 – Redwood Materials battery recycling company

Read more from the articles we referenced:

JB Battery Recycling Business

Tesla cofounder JB Straubel will recycle Nissan Leaf batteries at Redwood Materials

Tesla Rideshare App Coming Soon?

Tesla prepares cloud-based driver profile ahead of ‘Tesla Network’ ride-hailing app launch

Perseverance Landing video – https://twitter.com/NASAPersevere/status/1363929492138254340?s=20

China is building Long March 9!!! – https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/02/china-officially-plans-to-move-ahead-with-super-heavy-long-march-9-rocket/

Blue Origin Releases updates! – https://twitter.com/blueorigin/status/1364968313047162880?s=20

Inspiration4 Crew member is announced! – https://inspiration4.com/crew

Flying out to the ocean pad – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1364488368994848769?s=20

Rigs will be operational by end of year maybe – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1364476185359642626?s=20

Static Fire but not good ish – https://t.co/8MR9Px9CaN?amp=1

Tanks being made onsite for orbital pad – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuoZjizF_J8

SpaceX maybe done with trying to CATCH fairings – https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/status/1364993066755629059?s=20

Old Fairing – https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593582283815124992/814553266804490280/image0.png

New Fairing – https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/593582283815124992/814553406307303464/unknown.png

#whydonttheyjust – https://twitter.com/gsikora3258/status/1364374340666589184

$50M for Thermal Energy – https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/google-spinoff-malta-nabs-50m-series-b-for-thermal-long-duration-storage

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