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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1230 on: August 29, 2018, 06:45:43 am »
SpaceX has revealed where it will send the first crew to live on Mars.

https://www.cnet.com/news/spacex-reveals-where-the-first-people-it-sends-to-mars-may-live/
Expected this to be about a geographical target zone. Sigh.

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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1231 on: September 12, 2018, 12:52:53 am »
https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1039531798034882561

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Shotwell: Falcon 9 first stages come back in much better shape than anticipated. Have refurbishment time down to four weeks; goal is still a one-day turnaround next year. #WSBW

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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1232 on: September 13, 2018, 11:21:36 pm »
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SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17.

https://twitter.com/id/status/1040397262248005632
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1233 on: September 14, 2018, 03:17:27 am »
That's quite a different design for BFR/S than they've shown in the past.
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1234 on: September 14, 2018, 06:25:42 am »
How it land with those fins ?

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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1235 on: September 14, 2018, 06:57:05 am »
On it's fins   :-\  It's a tail sitter, right ?
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1236 on: September 14, 2018, 07:49:51 am »
Yep.  Looks like there are landing legs in housings at the tips of the fins.  The old version had four separate landing legs in the fuselage, but this has three out in the fins.

It also looks like there are canards up front and big petals around the engine area that may function as a combined vacuum nozzle for the Raptors.

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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1237 on: September 14, 2018, 07:54:29 am »
It also looks like much less like a lifting body than before.

And - we have a cool SpaceX announcement in a bad news cycle for Tesla.

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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1238 on: September 14, 2018, 08:18:26 am »
It also looks like much less like a lifting body than before.

And - we have a cool SpaceX announcement in a bad news cycle for Tesla.

Time to bust out the tinfoil. . . ::)
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1239 on: September 18, 2018, 02:53:36 am »
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1240 on: September 18, 2018, 04:29:26 pm »
It would be funny if they didn't just because the trollosphere said so.

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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1241 on: September 18, 2018, 04:40:00 pm »
It would be funny if they didn't just because the trollosphere said so.

Pretty sure Elon Musk would give the trollsphere two big birds.
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1242 on: September 18, 2018, 04:41:44 pm »
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Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Reply #1243 on: September 19, 2018, 01:46:11 am »
Whilst Elon was talking about sending artists to space his number two at Space X had other matters to address. Unlike Tesla Space X has a strong number two and hence why it seems a much less troubled company along with it not being publicly listed.

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell: ‘We would launch a weapon to defend the U.S.’

https://spacenews.com/spacex-president-gwynne-shotwell-we-would-launch-a-weapon-to-defend-the-u-s/