Talk:2461: 90's Kid Space Program
While searching for popper toys in action, I found a figure in a scientific paper. Not sure if it would belong on this page. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/326439672_Dynamics_of_viscoelastic_snap-through#pf2 Pgn674 (talk) 20:15, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Isn't it also allusion to Kerbal Space Program game? The ship in picture looks similar to game's stock crafts. --18.104.22.168 21:05, 10 May 2021 (UTC) Possibly? The girders and the capsule look similar, but the green bit looks a little like a Project Orion pusher plate to me. (Or maybe I just like Project Orion too much). 22.214.171.124 21:07, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
Agree on the Kerbal. Note the KSP in "Kid Space Program". I also thought it had a nod towards Project Orion pusher plate. On an unrelated but fun note: Oxford science blog discusses the mathematics that describe jumping popper snap-through: https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/science-blog/how-do-jumping-popper-toys-work. Tomb (talk) 21:40, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
The title text may refer to the way that NASA seems stuck in their ways and not willing to innovate, i.e. living in the past. 126.96.36.199 21:13, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
I agree with the above suggestion that Kerbal Space Program is part of the joke, KSP is to iconic a acronym for Munroe to ignore, plus, he has mentioned it in other strips.
- Or even "too iconic an acronym". 188.8.131.52 21:48, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
- Per http://www.holidays-and-observances.com/may-10.html, it is not. Piano (talk) 22:22, 10 May 2021 (UTC)