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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #675 on: June 30, 2021, 10:07:37 AM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #676 on: June 30, 2021, 02:18:03 PM »
If at first you don't succeed

LIVE: SpaceX launches Transporter 2 mission, performs landing at Cape Canaveral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwJVJU2RAEY
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #677 on: June 30, 2021, 03:46:03 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #678 on: June 30, 2021, 03:51:54 PM »
Absolutely gorgeous landing views
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #679 on: June 30, 2021, 05:00:58 PM »
That landing, tho.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #680 on: July 01, 2021, 12:06:07 PM »
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SpaceX teams are performing the first rollout of a Super Heavy booster in Starbase, Texas. The prototype vehicle, Booster 3, will go to Test Stand A for testing. Booster 4 is currently slated to be the booster that launches the orbital launch attempt.

LIVE: First ever Super Heavy rollout as Booster 3 heads to launch site
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDnwL2EokhU
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #681 on: July 01, 2021, 02:02:11 PM »
That landing, tho.

Check this out

Tracking footage of Falcon 9 landing on LZ-1
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1410392725996904448
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #682 on: July 01, 2021, 02:24:52 PM »
Check this out

Tracking footage of Falcon 9 landing on LZ-1
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1410392725996904448
Nice.  Almost looks like a CGI shot from a scifi movie. 
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #683 on: July 01, 2021, 07:50:43 PM »
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #684 on: July 01, 2021, 09:57:53 PM »
Check this out

Tracking footage of Falcon 9 landing on LZ-1
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1410392725996904448

My first thought was "beautiful"!  On second thought "Damn beautiful"! 

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #685 on: July 02, 2021, 12:59:55 AM »


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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #686 on: July 11, 2021, 08:42:05 AM »
Jeff who?

LIVE: Virgin Galactic launches Richard Branson to space on Unity 22
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #687 on: July 11, 2021, 09:20:25 AM »
Interesting that both Branson and Bezos are going up this month, but Musk is staying on the ground. This is where we see if Musk is actually a Bond villain or not, consolidating his power.  =D
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #688 on: July 11, 2021, 10:03:32 AM »
I have a rule: Never be the launch customer.  That rule is very important in rocketry.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #689 on: July 11, 2021, 10:42:46 AM »
In the air
One way or another Branson is coming back down.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #690 on: July 11, 2021, 10:49:52 AM »
Another live feed where they're showing VG's feed at the moment
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3RXPF_B7As
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #691 on: July 11, 2021, 11:33:54 AM »
Coming down
The look on one of the girls faces is like "is that it?"  :rofl:
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #692 on: July 11, 2021, 11:43:22 AM »
Back on the ground in one piece.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #693 on: July 11, 2021, 11:46:02 AM »
Interesting that both Branson and Bezos are going up this month, but Musk is staying on the ground. This is where we see if Musk is actually a Bond villain or not, consolidating his power.  =D

He just turned 50 and he has stated in the past that he intends to die on Mars, just hopefully not on impact.

It would not surprise me if he has been grooming a replacement for a few years and he's on either the first or second manned crews to work on the Mars propellant plant.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #694 on: July 12, 2021, 12:34:16 AM »
Is Musk making a profit with payloads? I know a guy here in STL (I think he would be a good fit here...) who is going "satellite payload" rocket stuff... He is "interesting."
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #695 on: July 12, 2021, 08:44:16 AM »
Coming down
The look on one of the girls faces is like "is that it?"  :rofl:

The taller, Anglo-looking woman had been up before.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #696 on: July 12, 2021, 08:46:14 AM »
That was an attempt at a double entendre joke
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #697 on: July 12, 2021, 06:03:48 PM »
LIVE: Super Heavy Booster 3 Cryogenic Proof Testing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0sKS0Ea8xs
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #698 on: July 12, 2021, 08:20:12 PM »
LIVE: Super Heavy Booster 3 Cryogenic Proof Testing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0sKS0Ea8xs

I both do and don't want to see it go pop.   =D

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #699 on: July 18, 2021, 11:06:48 PM »
Could be why there are rumors of SpaceX possibly moving super heavy operations to the Cape or using the Cape as a backup.

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Based on the environmental review, the FAA could order SpaceX to take down the tower. "It is possible that changes would have to be made at the launch site, including to the integration towers to mitigate significant impacts," the May 6 letter said, adding the FAA learned of the tower's construction "based on publicly available video footage."
U.S. warns SpaceX its new Texas launch site tower not yet approved
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/faa-warns-spacex-it-has-not-approved-new-texas-launch-site-tower-2021-07-14/
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