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Orbiting the In-laws: https://youtu.be/1T5UBe78O30
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Thanks man! Getting the itch yet? I need a flying buddy.
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Awesome.  Watch to the end!
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Over halfway through construction of my Planetary Refueling System.
Consists of 5 Main parts:
Mining Surveyor - Has a planetary scanner as well as a deployable lander/hopper that does more precise sampling and low altitude scanning.

Mining Station - Lands on the most promising mining locations.  Mines, stores, and converts Ore into Fuel/Oxygen/Mono.  Provides two docking ports to attach to the Gas Truck.

Gas Truck - Retrieves fuel from the Mining station and transports to the Fuel Accent/Return Transport (FART) vehicle.

Fuel Accent/Return Transport (FART) - Accepts fuel from the Gas Truck and ferries it to orbit.  Subsequent rendezvous and fuel transfer to the Orbital Refueling Station.

Orbital Refueling Station - Accepts fuel from FART and provides various docking capabilities to other spacecraft for refueling.
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I'll update you when I get the FART up and running. 
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Thought I'd post some pictures from highschool and college
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As Albert Einstein once said, "Never trust a quote you found on the internet."
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'''As Albert Einstein once blogged, 'Forever trust a quote you find on the interwebs''' - J.R. Skola' - Mirko Acamovich
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Edge of Tomorrow is one of those movies we haven’t stopped thinking about since we saw it. It seems the same is true for Tom Cruise. In a new interview, the film’s star admitted he has an idea for a sequel, which he recently pitched to the film’s writer and director.
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Wow, you've got some really greasy landings my friend! Nice work.
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Has anyone made a successful Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) that can carry a full orange tank to LKO (~70km?)

Pictured is an earlier version of one of my attempts.  Closest I've gotten is ~40K and 1000m/s

Let me know how much your SSTO can lift!  Any tips?
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+J. R. Skola Probably can't land as is because the probe core is on the payload so you can't jettison it and there's no way to empty the tank and it's got no legs. But delta-v wise: Yes.
I have made real RSSTOs which even flew multiple missions after refuelling:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102471323450679812923/photos/102471323450679812923/albums/6024429621134236993
But: It turned out to be cheaper with single use ships due to the fuel consumption.
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