SpaceX

#161

Never gets old…!

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#162

Crap I missed this one!

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#163

The hopper Starship build is at least on a single chunk of construction now.

I’m not sure how to feel about this. Are we actually in the Flash Gordon timeline?

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#164

I have similar thoughts…

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#165

Here’s a decent size comparison article. The side-by-side with F9 makes it seem more real. Wow.

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/01/spacex-super-heavy-starship-starhopper-and-falcon-9-compared.html

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#166

Was thinking that exactly.

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#167

Maybe Elon Musk was a fan as a kid? I await the dog space suit for Snowy.

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#168

Ah yes, back when all rockets were just V2s.

I’ve lost count of the number of old SF films using stock V2 test footage (as instantly recognized by the checkerboard pattern to make camera tracking easier).

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#169

Can’t wait to see it fly.

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#170

SpaceX launch tonight at about 8:40 EST tonight. Launching a communication satellite, an Israeli lunar lander that was part of Googles XPrize and a Air Force Research Lab small satellite.

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#171

Gonna see if I can watch this live…(not in person…just the stream…LOL)

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#172

T-Minus 10 minutes!

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#173

I was just going to drive down and pick up pizza (we live too far out for delivery) - can they hold for 30 mins please? Thanks :wink:

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#174

That Stage 1 landing always makes me grin… WOW…!

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#175

I watched on tv as Armstrong set foot on the Moon when I was a little kid… Now this.

It’s so freaking cool!

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#176

Just in case y’all missed it:
The crewed Dragon just docked with the ISS!

(Manned with a dummy but still cool)

Opening the hatch right now, live on NASA TV

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#177

Hatch is open!

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#178

I can’t get over how much the SpaceX hopper just looks like a shiny water tower. Test flights are going to be so odd.

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#179

Not the first time it’s been done:

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#180

ah… what could have been…

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