Elon Musk goes Game of Thrones imagines dragon wings for Starship

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first_img Tags 7:48 This isn’t too surprising considering SpaceX named its cargo and crew capsule “Dragon.” Crew Dragon has yet to ferry actual humans to the International Space Station, but it will eventually have some dragon riders on board in the form of NASA astronauts. They just won’t be wearing stylish fur coats like a certain queen we know. The business end of the SpaceX Starship hopper prototype. Elon Musk/SpaceX Elon Musk’s always-flowing stream of consciousness tweets gushed ahead of the Game of Thrones season 8 premiere on Sunday.The SpaceX and Tesla founder mused about adding giant, stainless-steel dragon wings to the SpaceX Starship.  SpaceX completes its first commercial mission to space I think we can all agree that would look amazing. When asked, Musk said he was a “6.5” on a 1 to 10 scale of seriousness about the concept. Musk noted that Starship will land on a ring of fire, rather than breathe fire.He also suggested that steel-membrane wings may be able to “lower Starship’s orbital reentry temp to ~1000 degrees C, which would allow the whole surface to be uncooled bare metal.” Elon Musk shows off the shiny SpaceX Starship With steel membrane wings like a Dragon, we may be able to lower Starship’s orbital reentry temp to ~1000 degrees C, which would allow the whole surface to be uncooled bare metal— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 15, 2019 Elon Musk: SpaceX Starhopper lifts off (a little bit) SpaceX Starship ‘Hopper’ prototype finally lights up Thinking about adding giant stainless steel dragon wings to Starship— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2019 Share your voice 0 Starship, minus dragon wings, currently exists in a prototype “hopper” form for testing purposes. The next-generation space vehicle is meant to eventually reach Earth orbit and beyond, including the moon and Mars. Based on the pace of development, Starship may get to the Red Planet before we see George R.R. Martin’s next book, The Winds of Winter. Now playing: Watch this: pic.twitter.com/z9BVWS0O95— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 15, 2019 Post a comment Not since Harry Potter has a fan base been so into identifying with a certain house. You may feel kinship for the direwolf-loving Starks, but Musk has dragons on his mind. He bent the knee to House Targaryen, home of Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons.   Starship hops 16 Photos TV and Movies Game of Thrones Elon Musk Space SpaceXlast_img

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Julian Robinson, told JIS News that the emphasis on training is important as the only issue preventing further growth of Jamaican animation companies is the availability of skilled personnel. “So, we are going to be ramping up our training in animation, targeting not just the established institutions, but we want to get down to the grassroots. You have a lot of talented young Jamaicans, who have not necessarily been exposed to animation before, but who have the skills, who have the aptitude. We want to put them through a programme that will equip them to deliver animation content, and for many of them to become their own entrepreneurs,” he said.Online Job MarketUnder the online job component, young people will be able seek employment opportunities across the globe, utilising the Community Access Points (CAPS) established by MSTEM across the island, and at the HEART Trust/NTA centres in Manchester, Montego Bay, Papine and at the Garmex Academy on Marcus Garvey Drive.Portfolio Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, stated that the online market presents a unique opportunity for young Jamaicans, many of whom have high school diplomas and college degrees. He said that through the virtual economy, the youth can access employment opportunities globally, “a solution that is attractive for small island states where the size of the local market hinders growth and job creation”.Start Up JamaicaA major part of the funding will go towards ‘Startup Jamaica,’ a Government initiative aimed at providing technical support to local entrepreneurs and innovators in the area of technology.‘Start-up Jamaica’ is a public/private partnership for economic growth and development, which aims to help Jamaica’s innovators and entrepreneurs grow their business ideas into a product, thus increasing employment and access to foreign exchange.The project will also focus on: ‘Skills and Capacity to Enhance Employability and Entrepreneurship’; Early Stage Investment for Tech Start-ups; Support to Science, Technology and Innovation; and Project Administration.Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. 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Coast Guard stops illegal Miami charter boat business

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Barns Courtney On Fire Rock Bottom Songwriting New Music

first_imgMeet the British singer/songwriter behind the breakout hit “Fire” from his scorching debut albumNate HertweckGRAMMYs Jul 25, 2018 – 11:42 am England-born, Seattle-bred singer/songwriter Barns Courtney has a firm grasp on the finer points of the rock and roll spirit. His debut album The Attractions Of Youth brings us a solid modern installment of the genre, complete with all the right dashes of blues, folk and poetry, plus plenty of unpolished grit, wit and a sense of humor that make Courtney’s brand of rock pop. Barns Courtney On “Fire,” Rock Bottom Songwriting & New Music Facebook News Read more So, we know that you’re a talented musician, obviously. But we’re wondering. If you didn’t do music, is there another career path that you would pursue?Probably something equally nebulous and to do with performance, like acting or something like that. I just love making a fool of myself in front of a large group of people. And, you know, getting very sweaty and taking my clothes off. … But, singing’s been fun so I’m gonna stick with that for a while.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs” Email Already in his short career, he has proven not only that he can deliver hits in the studio, but also earn new fans from any stage, anytime, anywhere. Known for his electrifying live performances, Courtney has toured the world and opened for the likes of Ed Sheeran, Blur, Fitz And The Tantrums, and the Who.Even fans who may not know his name might recognize Courtney’s infectious “Glitter & Gold” or his breakout single “Fire,” which has also been featured heavily in film and television, appearing in the 2015 film Burnt starring Bradley Cooper and on shows such as “Top Gear,” “Suits” and “Teen Wolf.” We sat down with the British songster to talk about his scorching debut album, the success of “Fire,” what’s next, and what he might be doing were it not for a career in rock and roll.Your debut album, The Attractions Of Youth, has been out for a few months now. What does it feel like to have a full-length project out in the world?It feels really good. I’ve been doing this for about 14 years and all my friends have graduated from college and had babies. So it’s nice to produce something in the real world. I don’t cry as often in the sanctity of my bedroom, into my open palms at night. [laughs]”Fire” has been a big hit for you and made its way into several film and TV projects. Can you talk about what it’s like to have a song in so many placements?Well, it’s really funny because I made a lot of those records in my friend’s bedroom in a decommissioned old folks home in North London. I’m completely serious. All the drums are made out of old filing cabinets in the hallway, and all of the bass is made out of piano from the rec room, and a lot of percussion on film cans. So, I see these songs and these giant big productions and I just find it hilarious because I made that for zero dollars.I’ve read that you feel like it’s easier to write music when you’re up against a wall facing some challenges. Tell me more about that. How do you usually approach the songwriting process?I think a big part of my trepidations about writing the second record was, “Will I be able to write when I’m not under a huge amount of pressure and stress?” I relied on the huge amount of energy you get at rock bottom to fuel my songwriting. And I didn’t really have to try. It was a catharsis for all of this intense, “Oh my god, my life is degenerating into a complete farce and I’m sinking into an existential crisis of undulating sorrow from which I may never return.” That’s a powerful emotion to put into your tunes.So, I’ve been pleasantly surprised, actually, that for this album, these songs have been happier and they’re still coming just as quickly. But the subject matter is very different and they sound very different.What can fans expect next from you musically? The next record explores a lot of different angles. I’m trying not to be too analytical about the writing process. I’m just putting whatever comes out on the table and getting it sounding the best that it can. And some of it’s been going very electronic and some of it’s been going super bluesy or super rock. So, I’m gonna try and get in the studio with one guy at the end of this process and just tie everything up. Expect some different vibes on this record. NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Jul 25, 2018 – 11:41 am Barns Courtney On ‘The Attractions Of Youth’ Barns Courtney On ‘The Attractions Of Youth’ barns-courtney-fire-rock-bottom-songwriting-new-music https://twitter.com/BarnsCourtney/status/1013535284347260929 This time last year, I did this at @Summerfest This, and the gigs that followed were some of the best of my entire life! Here’s why! pic.twitter.com/UXxTb8sUYj— Barns Courtney (@BarnsCourtney) July 1, 2018 Twitter last_img

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