Talk:2074: Airplanes and Spaceships

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Damn, Randall was 3 months late with this comic ;-) --Kynde (talk) 15:38, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Should the Explanation section contain a note on when the comic was posted; and the correct difference in time? 172.68.2.76 06:58, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

By the time of the first spaceflight, air travel was available to the general public. Where is the space plane today??108.162.229.28 16:24, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Elon's working on it, isn't he? (Hate him all you want. He's doing more to advance space flight than anyone else just be being highly visible.)162.158.79.101 20:21, 19 November 2018 (UTC)
Branson is too. https://www.virgingalactic.com - I believe prices start at a mere quarter-million.Daemonik (talk) 16:25, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

NASA released a video 2 days back - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeA7edXsU40 Do you think that's why this comic was uploaded? I would have added it in, but I could use an opinion 162.158.167.120 17:56, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

This is... depressing. RIP Project Constellation, you will be missed.Linker (talk) 18:03, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

I suggest adding something related to steam-powered rail travel to the explanation or in a trivia section. Though, exactly what is beyond my expertise, given the information found in a quick search of Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steam_locomotive#United_Kingdom162.158.79.101 20:21, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Randall referenced The Core a little while back. Given that it's a relatively obscure movie from the early 2000's, I have no idea why this would be. 173.245.48.117 21:54, 19 November 2018 (UTC)

Is there a collection of all of the "there is now more time between X and Y, than Y and Z" style comics? He's done them with 9/11 and the pyramids also

There's a "Comics to make one feel old" category, but I'm not sure if the ones you mention are there.162.158.88.128 14:35, 20 November 2018 (UTC)

Maybe this is the current next step https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0707-9 Javier Jelovcan from Argentina 108.162.210.100 16:39, 23 November 2018 (UTC)