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The Falcon 1 "budget" rocket developed by PayPal founder Elon Musk finally made it to space early this morning (GMT) - a tad under a year after a previous launch attempt ended in disaster. The 21-metre Space Exploration Technologies rocket blasted off at 2110 EDT yesterday (0110 GMT Wednesday) from Omelek Island in the Marshall …

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Falcon 1 - useful payload 640kg; hmmm....

What does a Reliant Robin weigh?

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The weight of an unladen robin

According to this site here, http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=108922 the Robin weighs about 400kg.

If you happened to spend the 7 million USD to put one in space, it'd definitely be the fastest Reliant Robin ever.

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Robin

I think Mike has been watching too much top gear

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Robin Shuttle

Definitely too much Top Gear...

But hell it was a funny show that one.

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It's a very educational show ;)

In my defence, I'd like to point out that the hail dents that have grounded Shuttle Atlantis wouldn't have stopped an orbital Reliant Robin.

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