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Old Sep 15th 2017, 12:46 pm   #31
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Old Sep 29th 2017, 3:23 am   #32
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Elon Musk presentation on where he's at on Mars and the big rocket, live stream from Adelaide in 1 hour from now. Looks like he'll be going to Moonbase Alpha before Mars.




Something useful to do on this AFL Grand Final friday holiday, even though the match isn't till tomorrow

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Old Sep 29th 2017, 5:29 am   #33
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He's ambitious, you have to say that...
  • He's planning to start building the BFR next year, and stop development on everything else.
  • He's planning to go to the moon and build a base.
  • He's planning to send two cargo missions to Mars in 2022.
  • He's planning to send four missions, two cargo and two manned, in 2024 - that's 2 years earlier than previously planned for boots on Mars.
  • He's planning/looking at using the same system for suborbital hops - anywhere on the planet in 30-40 mins.

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Old Sep 29th 2017, 7:51 am   #34
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Oh, and the bit he forgot to mention on that suborbital hop?

He's targeting a fare similar to a full fare economy ticket in an aircraft.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZnVfWxgdLe/

So maybe hopping back home to Blighty in under an hour might be a possibility for thee and me ......
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Old Oct 6th 2017, 1:40 am   #35
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Interesting Shotwell, the SpaceX second in command, has been talking overnight. She says that the BFR is being designed for point-to-point travel, and it's first flights are likely to be suborbital hops.

So that 'replace the long distance airliner' seems to be a significant focus and looking quite likely from the early 2020s onwards.

BTW two SpaceX launches this weekend, 9th Oct @ 12:37 UTC and 11th Oct @ 20:30 UTC
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He's ambitious, you have to say that...
  • He's planning to start building the BFR next year, and stop development on everything else.
  • He's planning to go to the moon and build a base.
  • He's planning to send two cargo missions to Mars in 2022.
  • He's planning to send four missions, two cargo and two manned, in 2024 - that's 2 years earlier than previously planned for boots on Mars.
  • He's planning/looking at using the same system for suborbital hops - anywhere on the planet in 30-40 mins.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqE-ultsWt0
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SpaceX are killing it right now. I know there are other players on the pitch, but SpaceX is the one we're all talking about. I can't get my mum on a 'plane to fly to Oz, maybe she'll get on a rocket instead... #fatchance
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Old Oct 9th 2017, 12:29 pm   #38
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SpaceX launch in 7mins ...

Edit : Successful landing of the first stage in the night, bang on target.

Second stage into LEO.

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