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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Betruger » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:49 am


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Re: SpaceX News

Postby ladajo » Sat Aug 30, 2014 2:52 am

It was already exploding. That is what rockets do. They just redirected the energy flow paths and urgency.
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Betruger » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:38 pm

Engins shut down doesnt stop flows on an F9R-D? At some point, isn't the plan to simulate F9R meco/staging etc with a momentary F9R-Dev shutdown and restart?

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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby williatw » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:06 am

Not really that related, but I couldn't resist...always wondered what would have happened if ole Neal Armstrong instead of those inspiring famous words, had instead after planting the US flag had claimed the moon as territory of the United States of America (1967 Treaty be damned).







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Re: SpaceX News

Postby hanelyp » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:21 pm

In the absence of law, property "belongs" to whoever can hold on to it. If the US claimed the moon as territory, what measures would it be willing and able to expend to uphold the claim, and what measures would other countries make to protest it? A competing nation landing a probe or planting an outpost would raise a lot less outrage than live fire to contest the action.
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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Mon Sep 08, 2014 3:51 am

Reddit user made this using a pic of last night's launch:

Pretty neat.

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:09 pm

Word on the street is that NASA will award Boeing the commercial crew contract. Will be interesting to see if Spacex is shut out completely or whether they are thrown a bone. If they are shut out completely, what does this mean for Spacex? Do they continue developing the Dragon 2?

EDIT: Actually, according this, Spacex will get in on the deal:

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby zapkitty » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:47 pm

Seems to be a fair competition... both companies to fly a NASA astronaut to ISS somewhere around 2017 with options for the companies to launch up to six more flights before NASA starts awarding actual crew transport contracts.

SpaceX - $2.6 billion
Boeing - $4.2 billion

Both reusable vertical landers.... well, the Boeing design is more of a vertical plopper :)

The Dream Chaser spaceplane didn't make it...

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby GIThruster » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:38 pm

I'm not following how the contract seems fair. I thought Boeing hadn't even man rated their rocket yet. IIUC, they still don't have a gantry for the Delta. Why did they get such a large piece of the pie?
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Re: SpaceX News

Postby AcesHigh » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:06 pm

because a fair competitive capitalist system is just as much an utopia as a working communist system. We just have to work with our flawed systems...

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Re: SpaceX News

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Re: SpaceX News

Postby Maui » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:42 am

Well certainly I bet $2.6B goes a lot further at Spacex than $4.2B goes at Boeing.

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Re: SpaceX News

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