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Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« on: May 02, 2020, 10:14:06 pm »
A youtube site,  There are non Starship and non SpaceX things as well. 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNHHEoiSF8pcLgqLKVugOw/videos
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Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 05:23:04 pm »
SpaceX Employee on SN4 explosion: "Hey Boss, we blew up another one."
Elon Musk: "Well, don't just sit there, roll the next one out to the test stand!"

Not literally of course.  They had to dismantle the test stand and pretty much immediately began assembling another.  They have at least the next 3 in varying stages of assembly so the project isn't being much slowed down.  Amazing to see a rocket literally being developed with a production line of units ready to take up where the prior one fails. 
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Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2020, 09:45:10 am »
The Soviets weren't much on test stands.  They seemed to like figuring out what went wrong with their engines by the way they destroyed entire vehicles.
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Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2020, 09:55:39 am »
I think this is 4 that SpaceX has blown up in this line of prototypes.  First time I know of the stand going with it.  They were impressively fast at getting a new stand well underway, they had to have the material on hand just for it. 
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Re: Interesting stuff about SpaceX Starship (hate the name)
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2020, 10:50:48 pm »
I've known this for days but I find it impressive that SpaceX is not only being allowed to reuse the Crew Dragons capsules but allowed to launch them on reused Falcon 9 rockets. 
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