Our Ludicrous Future

By Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins

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Déne
 May 11, 2019
love it!

John X
 Nov 21, 2018
Love these 3 guys before this podcast. With their powers combined, you get Captain Musk!

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Our Ludicrous Future is a collaboration between Joe Scott, Tim Dodd, and Ben Sullins. We have an obsession with how wild our future is going to be given the pace of technological innovation. Each week we get together to talk about the latest from SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and more.

Episode Date
Ep 42 - Arianespace Vega launch failure, Model S name Motor Trend car of the year, and interview with Launch Pad Astronomy
5151

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Arianespace’s launch failure with the Vega rocket, a 6 year old Model S was name Motor Trend Car of the Year, and Joe interviews Christian from Launch Pad Astronomy



Links:

Tesla Model S Beats Chevy, Toyota, And Cadillac For Ultimate Car Of The Year Honors: https://www.motortrend.com/news/2013-tesla-model-s-beats-chevy-toyota-cadillac-ultimate-car-of-the-year/#2013-tesla-model-s-1

Tesla Readies Production Boost, Flags Return to Hiring Mode: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-07-10/tesla-tells-staff-it-s-preparing-to-lift-output-at-fremont-plant

Elon Musk: Tesla is not going to ‘refresh’ Model S and Model X, only ‘minor changes’ coming: https://electrek.co/2019/07/09/tesla-not-refresh-model-s-x-minor-changes-elon-musk/

UAE military satellite lost in Vega launch failure: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/07/11/uae-military-satellite-lost-in-vega-launch-failure/

Why Don’t They Just: https://twitter.com/JohnLennox98/status/1148746192739872768

Jul 12, 2019
Ep 41 - Tesla crushes their sales record, Orion test flight successful, and Nasa takes a drone to Titan
5151

Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla hitting an all time sales record, Orion’s test flight, and Nasa’s new Dragonfly

Links:

Tesla Sales Record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oabkv2XM_g&feature=youtu.be

Ascent Abort-2 Hailed as ‘Spectacular’ Flight Test: https://blogs.nasa.gov/aa2/

Nasa on Dragonfly mission: https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1145753979638439936?s=21

Jul 04, 2019
Ep 40 - Falcon Heavy center core issues, Raptor Engine updates, and Tesla pushes for a record!
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy issues, updates about the Raptor Engine, and Elon’s push for new sales records


Links:

Falcon Heavy has it's most intense mission ever!

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1143690889430208514


https://www.flickr.com/photos/spacex

https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1143426488307462144



Raptor updates and stuff: https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1143040289587814400


Why don't they just change parachutes on the fairing?: https://twitter.com/NorthernAerona1/status/1141479769571119104


Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to go "all out" for record quarter - https://electrek.co/2019/06/26/elon-muk-tesla-employees-all-out-record-quarter/

Jun 27, 2019
Ep 39 - Blue Origin tests a new engine, the first Tesla Truck, kinda, and The Audi E-Tron get’s mixed reviews
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, Blue Origin's new rocket engine, the first, sort of Tesla Truck, and the Audi E-Tron getting great reviews and recalls at the same time.



Links:

I turned may Tesla into a pickup truck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKv_N0IDS2A

Tesla ‘fighter’ Audi e-tron receives glowing first drive review from Consumer Reports: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-killer-audi-etron-consumer-reports-first-review/

Blue Origin fires up the engine of its future Moon lander for the first time: https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/20/18692707/blue-origin-moon-lander-be7-engine-hot-fire-test-ignition

SpaceX Test-Fires Falcon Heavy Megarocket for Its 1st Night Launch: https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-megarocket-test-fire-stp-2.html

SpaceX tweets on Falcon Heavy: https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1141569552330870784

STP-2 MISSION: https://www.spacex.com/stp-2

This Is What 2 Dozen Satellites Look Like Packed for Launch on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy: https://www.space.com/spacex-falcon-heavy-stp-2-satellites-photo.html

Jun 21, 2019
Ep 38 - SpaceX rocket spots a UFO, Space Tourism, and Tesla Truck Details
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Tim and Ben talk about SpaceX's rocket catching video of a UFO, the ISS is open for business, and Elon talks sales and truck details in Tesla's annual share holder meeting.



Links:

RADARSAT Constellation Mission Launch - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDQvcWbzWxk

ISS open for tourists - https://everydayastronaut.com/the-iss-is-opening-its-doors-to-tourists/


Tesla Sales and Truck Details - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6dvR5RIOpQ


Why don't they just - https://twitter.com/DrewBai65652375/status/1137531771770171392

Jun 14, 2019
Ep 37 - Tim Pretends to be Joe, Space X attempts the Falcon 9 Fairing catch again, and some major leaks from Tesla
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Space X attempting the Falcon 9 fairing catch again, and some very big news gets leaked from Tesla.



Links:


Tesla sales reach new high, offering bonuses to deliver this month – leaked info: https://electrek.co/2019/06/05/tesla-sales-high-bonuses-leak/


Next-gen Tesla Model S/X rumored to have 3 electric motors, 400+ mile range: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-model-x-refresh-details-leaked/


Elon Musk says Tesla cars could eventually support third-party apps and games: https://mashable.com/article/elon-musk-third-party-games-apps-coming-to-tesla/


SpaceX’s Mr. Steven preparing for first Falcon 9 fairing catch attempt in months: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-revives-mr-steven-for-falcon-fairing-catch/


Engineers craft new plan to unstick NASA's Mars InSight lander: http://astronomy.com/news/2019/06/engineers-craft-new-plan-to-un-stick-nasas-mars-insight-lander

Jun 07, 2019
Ep 36 - Tesla launches in China, Starlink Satellites cover the sky, and what's with Freedom Gas?
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about Tesla launching sales in China, the large amount of Starlink Satellites scattering the skies, and…Freedom Gas?!



Links:


Tesla is opening pre-orders for new Model 3 made in China on Friday: https://electrek.co/2019/05/29/tesla-opening-orders-model-3-made-in-china-friday/


Tesla is preparing Fremont factory for Model Y, Model S refresh production: report: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-model-s-refresh-production-to-start-in-fremont/


Kimi Talvitie and Elon Tweet on Starship design: https://twitter.com/kimitalvitie/status/1133799571430232065


US Department of Energy is now referring to fossil fuels as “freedom gas”: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/05/us-department-of-energy-is-now-referring-to-fossil-fuels-as-freedom-gas/?fbclid=IwAR20LHUfB-RIKlHgJ_S6SHjc1xtwvsDVZwngPZCa8ObngjUSJpaU4ZgueF4

Starlink launch and discussion - https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1131765246664646657  &  https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1132897322457636864

Elon is Tim's biggest fan ever ever: https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1132361263714058245

Why don't they just - artificial gravity: https://twitter.com/sleeve180/status/1133189465193746432  &  https://twitter.com/CuraTalks/status/1130875695964524547

May 31, 2019
Ep 35 - Tesla’s leaked Q2 Numbers, Boring Company heads to Vegas, and Starhopper gets ready to hop!
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about some leaked figures for Tesla Model 3 2019 deliveries, the new Boring Company contract for Las Vegas Convention Center, and SpaceX starts testing Starhopper!

Links:

China factories releasing thousands of tonnes of illegal CFC gases, study finds: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/23/china-factories-releasing-thousands-of-tonnes-of-illegal-cfc-gases-study-finds

Tim explains the full flow staged combustion cycle: https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1130884644717699073

Mike Seeley Tweets on SpaceX Space Coast: https://twitter.com/Mike_Seeley/status/1131029422453084160

Boring Company wins approval of $48M Las Vegas loop contract: https://www.cnet.com/news/boring-company-wins-approval-of-48m-las-vegas-loop-contract/

Tesla on track to beat Q4 2018’s record deliveries, claims leaked Elon Musk email: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-tsla-will-beat-q4-2019-model-3-deliveries-leaked-elon-musk-email/

Tesla Model 3 = 3rd Best Selling Vehicle In California In 1st Quarter: https://cleantechnica.com/2019/05/22/tesla-model-3-3rd-best-selling-vehicle-in-california-in-1st-quarter/

May 24, 2019
Ep 34 - NASA goes back to the Moon, Space X Starlink Internet, and Tesla V3 Supercharging
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk about the new NASA’s plan to return to the Moon, Space X’s Starlink satellite internet service, and Tesla’s V3 Superchargers!

Links:

Everyday Astronaut Tweets on LEO constellation: https://twitter.com/Erdayastronaut/status/1128786289917091841

Trump Tweets on NASA: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1128050996545036288

NASA Tweets on going back to the moon: https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1128341556828749824

Tesla starts Supercharger V3 production in Giga 2, exceeds employment goals in NY: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-ny-jobs-gigafactory-2-starts-supercharger-v3-production/

Tesla rolls out improved Model S/X battery thermal management software amid HK fire investigation: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-model-x-battery-longevity-update/

May 17, 2019
Ep 33 - Blue Origin Blue Moon, Space X Setbacks, and Tesla Competitors
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Joe, Tim and Ben talk the new Blue Origin lunar lander, Challenges that Space X Crew Dragon faces, and Tesla's increasing competition!

Links:

Tesla faces twin assault as Mercedes, VW start taking orders for first long-range EVs: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/09/tesla-faces-twin-assault-as-mercedes-vw-launch-first-long-range-evs.html

VW’s new electric car passes 10,000 orders in just 24 hours: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/09/volkswagens-new-electric-idpoint3-car-passes-10000-orders-in-24-hours.html

Dyson electric car patents reveal possibilities of large wheels, 3rd-row seating: https://electrek.co/2019/05/09/dyson-ev-patent-reveal/

Failed SpaceX Parachute Test Is Yet Another Setback for NASA’s Crew Program: https://gizmodo.com/failed-spacex-parachute-test-is-yet-another-setback-for-1834640442

Tesla Tweets its history: https://twitter.com/Tesla/status/1126575043281080323

Tesla vehicles can now diagnose themselves and even pre-order parts for service: https://electrek.co/2019/05/06/tesla-diagnose-pre-order-parts-service/

May 13, 2019