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On 3/3/2021 at 5:26 PM, RamjetFDO said:

The Leaning Tower of Boca Chica ... but they STUCK that landing (even if the landing legs didn't fully work).

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And they got a record turnaround to relaunch. Didn't quite make the second landing. 

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Question: Is anyone other company half as far along as SpaceX? 

In terms of orbital rocket reuse? No. Blue Origin is 2-3 years away with New Glenn, but that will be surpassed by Starship.

Only China has the resources and will to compete.

Everyone else is playing catch-up and it’s 42-14 in the third quarter.
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  • 3 weeks later...

Didn’t they also reveal the third civilian for the moon flyby deal?


Haven’t read a ton into the details, but are they going to teach someone to fly that thing just in case, have a real pilot onboard as well, or hope the computer doesn’t miss?

 

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Just another Wednesday, no big deal, just launching 60 more Starlink satellites and bring the first stage booster back down and landed for its 7th time.

 

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1 hour ago, davidg said:

Just another Wednesday, no big deal, just launching 60 more Starlink satellites and bring the first stage booster back down and landed for its 7th time.

 

Booster landing around 27:30.

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Pretty incredible to return to reusable spaceflight so quickly after the Shuttle program shut down. They're flying the same capsule as Crew-1, and this was the first human re-flight of a booster core. 

Very fucking cool stuff

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34 minutes ago, elfenix said:

SN15 expected to explode within the hour

edit: how is a book not taking bets on this?

I’ll create some action. Will take 1:1 bets up to $100 individually and aggregate of $500 total at risk (5 posters can wager $100 get paid $100 if the shit lands and doesn’t explode w/I one hour of landing).  Scrub means all bets off. I think they are close to sticking it, but expect a fireball. Would like to see them stick it. 

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SpaceX stream is saying the fire isn't completely unexpected, but they totally nailed the landing. The entire maneuver has been demonstrated successfully now. They seem to be working the gremlins out of their raptor engines too. 

It's crazy to see such significant progress made every. single. launch.

Edit: looks like the flames are out and now starship is dumping it's fuel and oxidizer to safe itself 

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