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    The New Colonial Movement
    May 11, 2005
    https://behindtheblack.com/space-wat...nial-movement/

    How SpaceX is changing the Space Industry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtZDAynd67Y

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (Updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-21

    Musk: Atmospheric tests of interplanetary spaceship could happen next year [2019]
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    A team of SpaceX engineers is building a prototype of the spaceship Elon Musk hopes will one day carry people and cargo deep into the solar system, and it could begin low-altitude testing next year, kicking off a multi-step test campaign before eventually going into space, then perhaps the moon or Mars.

    Musk said Sunday that the first version of SpaceX’s BFR spaceship could be ready to fly on “short up-and-down” tests next year, similar to the vertical takeoff and landing demonstrations conducted at the company’s Central Texas development base with testbeds before officials attempted landing full-up Falcon 9 rocket boosters.

    “We are building the first ship, the first Mars or interplanetary ship, right now, and I think we’ll probably be able to do short flights, short sort of up-and-down flights probably in the first half of next year,” Musk said Sunday during an appearance at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

    Musk’s discussion of the BFR ship Sunday echoed comments he made last month shortly after the first successful test flight of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket — the world’s most powerful launcher — which would be eclipsed in thrust and lift capacity by the BFR.

    In a briefing with reporters Feb. 6, Musk said the BFR spaceship — just one component of SpaceX’s grandiose concept for sending large numbers of people to Mars — could begin short “hop” tests in 2019 “if we get lucky.”

    The billionaire entrepreneur revealed the design of the BFR — an acronym SpaceX says stands for “Big Falcon Rocket” — in a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress last year in Adelaide, Australia.

    The BFR design consists of a booster stage, powered by 31 methane-fueled Raptor engines producing nearly 12 million pounds of thrust, and an upper stage that doubles as an interplanetary transporter capable of carrying people, supplies, satellites, and huge propellant tanks that can be refilled in space.


    A comparison of the size and performance of SpaceX’s rockets: Falcon 1, Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and BFR (left to
    right). Credit: SpaceX


    The two pieces of the BFR would together stand around 348 feet (106 meters) tall and measure nearly 30 feet (9 meters) in diameter, just shy of the dimensions of the Saturn 5 rocket that sent astronauts to the moon. Musk said the BFR will be able to deliver a payload of up to 330,000 pounds — 150 metric tons — to a low orbit just above Earth’s atmosphere, a figure that exceeds the maximum lift capacity of the Saturn 5, while accounting for a fuel reserve and performance penalty for landing and reuse.

    “This is a very big booster and ship,” Musk said Sunday. “The liftoff thrust of this would be about twice that of a Saturn 5.”

    Read the rest:
    https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/03/1...pen-next-year/


    SpaceX indicates it will manufacture the BFR rocket in Los Angeles
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    Anyone who has visited SpaceX's rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, knows that the company has filled up its facilities with Falcon 9 first stages, payload fairings, and Dragon capsules. In the coming years, as the company transitions into manufacturing the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR vehicle, it will need a lot more capacity.

    The company has not explicitly stated where it will build the BFR, expected to measure 106 meters tall and nine meters wide. However, it needs to do so near water, because such a large vehicle cannot be transported to the launch pad or test sites via a highway, the means currently used to move the Falcon 9 rocket.
    Further Reading
    Musk revises his Mars ambitions, and they seem a little bit more real

    A new document from the Port of Los Angeles indicates that the company is moving ahead with plans to build a "state-of-the-art" industrial manufacturing facility near Long Beach, about 20 miles south of its headquarters. The document summarizes an environmental study of the site for the port, on behalf of a proposed tenant—WW Marine Composites, LLC. This appears to be a subsidiary company of SpaceX.

    The company seeks to use an 18-acre site....

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...n-los-angeles/


    SpaceX’s first BFR manufacturing facility approved by the Port of LA
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    SpaceX has been given initial approval by the Port of Los Angeles to acquire and develop a massive vacant lot into a facility capable of manufacturing the first BFR prototypes and refurbishing the company’s reusable Falcon 9 boosters. This approval is without a doubt the biggest step forward yet for the company’s ultimate goal of sending massive spaceships to Mars.

    A request summary completed on March 6 details SpaceX’s proposal, laying out a bright future of rocket manufacturing for the abandoned 18-acre lot at Berth 240, one that might soon support “composite curing, cleaning, painting, and assembly [of commercial transportation vessels]” that “would need to be transported by water due to their size.” This description meshes almost perfectly with past discussion of BFR manufacturing plans from SpaceX executives....

    https://www.teslarati.com/spacexs-fi...ort-la-photos/


    BFR production moves to Los Angeles Harbor..
    https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comm...3f&sh=4de87d5b

    S. Seaside Av, LA on the map
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/S+...4d-118.2684763
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    Aren't the ideas and theories too advance for out current technology?

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    No, just need the cash and will power to make it happen. Government cant make it happen dont have the cash. has to be the private sector and the ability to profit from it.
    If common sense is so common how come so few of us have it!

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    What is the Gateway Spaceport?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evFdFSnmD8g

    How to Build a Spaceport Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8G3mPvk20w

    How to Build a Spaceport Part II

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRB-tLF1npo


    SpaceX’s BFR factory abuzz with work activity and giant rocket tooling
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    A large temporary SpaceX facility intended for initial Mars rocket fabrication was spied abuzz with activity as employees work to assemble massive carbon composite tooling.

    Hours after SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed the first photos of tooling for the manufacture of BFR, Teslarati photographer Pauline Acalin sped down to Port of San Pedro to survey a large dockside tent the company was constructing as of December 2017. Now complete, the temporary facility appears to be exploding with SpaceX activity as the company surges ahead with plans to assemble the first Mars rocket and spaceship prototypes – rocket-powered hops could begin as soon as early next year, with orbital launches following about a year after that.

    https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-bfr...site-activity/


    SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket launch; images from Shotwell's latest presentation
    https://www.humanmars.net/2018/04/sp...ch-images.html


    SpaceX confirmed to build BFR spacecraft in Los Angeles
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    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has confirmed that SpaceX will build its BFR in Los Angeles.

    The mayor made the announcement amid a flurry of tweets in advance of his State of the City address today, saying the spacecraft “holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos than ever before.”

    https://www.bizjournals.com/losangel...aft-in-la.html


    SpaceX to Build Its Massive BFR in Los Angeles
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    The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, at the Port of Los Angeles. The company intends to build a manufacturing facility on an 18-acre site at Berth 240 and use waterways to transport the massive rocket. SpaceX says the BFR is simply too big to be transported by roads.

    https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/17/sp...n-los-angeles/


    SpaceX announces it will build its Big Falcon Rocket in Los Angeles
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...n-los-angeles/

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (Updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-22
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    Orbital Assembly
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    Spaceports
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmLWxptFFYc


    Orbital Infrastructure
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkU85zKxK-s

    BFR needs a spaceport in LEO
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E50fr5UOJGI

    O'Neill Cylinders
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTDlSORhI-k


    SpaceX to build BFR factory in Southern California
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    SpaceX plans to build its massive BFR rocket boosters and spaceships inside a cavernous new factory at the Port of Los Angeles, officials announced this week.

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed Monday during a State of the City address that SpaceX will produce its Big Falcon Rocket at a site at the Port of Los Angeles.

    “This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos than ever before,” Garcetti added on Twitter.

    SpaceX and port officials have discussed the aerospace company’s use of a 19-acre waterfront parcel....

    https://spaceflightnow.com/2018/04/2...rn-california/


    Building Mars Colony Transports & Spaceports with Frame Making Machines
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKEY8ZKIw2E

    3 Companies Developing Game Changing Technologies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rYqXE51q24

    SpaceX's plan to fly you across the globe in 30 minutes | Gwynne Shotwell
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dar8P3r7GYA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post

    SpaceX to build BFR factory in Southern California
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    SpaceX plans to build its massive BFR rocket boosters and spaceships inside a cavernous new factory at the Port of Los Angeles, officials announced this week.

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti confirmed Monday during a State of the City address that SpaceX will produce its Big Falcon Rocket at a site at the Port of Los Angeles.

    “This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos than ever before,” Garcetti added on Twitter.

    SpaceX and port officials have discussed the aerospace company’s use of a 19-acre waterfront parcel....
    This is no longer going to happen.....
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/16/tech/...les/index.html
    Eric

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    SpaceX propulsion guru Tom Mueller looks ahead to Raptor rocket engines for Mars
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    LOS ANGELES — SpaceX’s success owes a lot to the tenacity of the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, but some of the credit has to go to the guy who designed the engines that make the rockets go.

    That would be Tom Mueller, who was one of SpaceX’s first employees back in 2002 and now serves as its propulsion chief technology officer.

    Today Mueller recounted the creation of SpaceX’s Merlin engines, and dropped some hints about the more powerful Raptor engines to come, while picking up a Space Pioneer Award here at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference.

    Before signing on with SpaceX, Mueller spent 15 years at TRW, where he was in charge of propulsion and combustion products....

    https://www.geekwire.com/2018/spacex...-engines-mars/


    Gateway Business Plan Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlL8r5avzFM

    How will SpaceX transport the BFR?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGRqhgwpGc8


    TMRO:Space - Creating a Starship Culture with Gateway Foundation - Orbit 11.27
    Go to 18:15.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klfr2KHW1JQ

    A 95,000 gallon @SpaceX liquid oxygen tank is hauled through Brownsville Wednesday to its final destination at the @SpaceX launch site on Boca Chica Beach. Photos by Miguel Roberts #RGV
    https://twitter.com/BrownsvilleNews/...546112/photo/1

    An immense liquid oxygen (LOX) tank just arrived at @SpaceX's prospective Boca Chica, TX facility, likely to be dedicated to BFR & BFS testing. @NASASpaceflight forum user "Nomadd" caught some of the first detailed photos, as well as the tank's arrival at SpaceX land on July 11.
    https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/st...702401/photo/1

    SpaceX is searching for BFR landing sites for early 2020s Mars missions
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    SpaceX Principal Mars Development Engineer Paul Wooster gave a surprise talk at a February 2018 meeting of the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group, where he provided a brief overview of SpaceX’s plans for the Red Planet, ranging from prospective landing sites for the company’s first missions there to the possibility of including significant secondary payloads on BFR and Falcon Heavy launches.

    Wooster reiterated that SpaceX is still targeting the early 2020s for its first true BFR missions to Mars, perhaps less than five years from today. He further discussed prospective landing locations on the planet, emphasizing a need for a smooth landing site, easy access to on or near-surface water ice, and a preference for the warmer and more forgiving mid and low (equatorial) latitudes. A huge amount of work admittedly remains....

    https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-bfr...ing-site-2020/


    Upward Bound Playlist
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    Outward Bound Playlist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmFO...RdAGJTqAW6FmCE
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    The Evolution of the Big Falcon Rocket
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    The first person to lay the groundwork ... was the former head of Nazi Germany’s V-2 rocket program, Dr. Wernher von Braun. In 1948, while working for the US Army, he began writing a detailed book called “The Mars Project” in which he laid out how the exploration of Mars might be accomplished. In the plan, von Braun envisioned a fleet of 10 spaceships lifted into orbit by reusable shuttles and powered by engines burning a hypergolic mix of nitric acid and hydrazine propellant.

    Many other projects for Mars exploration were worked out in the intervening years since then, all of them floundering on the issue of cost. However, in 1990, a new plan by Martin Marietta engineers Robert Zubrin and David Baker took shape. Called “Mars Direct”, it attempted to show that a trip to Mars with current technology would not only be feasible but also cost-effective, a pressing concern given that high cost is what caused Congress to cancel President George H. W. Bush’s Space Exploration Initiative that same year. Zubrin’s 12 man team at Martin Marietta envisioned a simple and stripped down strategy for getting to Mars.

    It envisioned first launching an Earth Return Vehicle (ERV) to Mars via the Ares launch vehicle. The ERV would come equipped with a small nuclear reactor and specialized equipment to produce methane and oxygen propellant on Mars.

    Once another ERV and Mars Habitat Unit (MHU) were launched to Mars, the original ERV would be....

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2018...falcon-rocket/


    The history of SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...falcon-rocket/


    What SpaceX & Falcon 9 Can't Do Better Than Alternatives

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoUtgWQk-Y0


    Paul Wooster - SpaceX's Plans for Mars - 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1Cz6vF4ONE


    A top SpaceX engineer has revealed new details — and questions — about the company's plans to reach Mars in 6 years
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    A top engineer at SpaceX has shared new details about the rocket company's as-yet nebulous plans to launch the first people toward Mars in 2024 and eventually colonize the red planet.

    Paul Wooster, SpaceX's principal Mars development engineer, gave a short presentation about the scheme on August 25 at the 21st annual International Mars Society Convention in Pasadena, California. On Wednesday, the Mars Society posted the talk to YouTube.

    Much of what Wooster said echoes what his boss Elon Musk has described in presentations, academic studies, and casual remarks.

    Musk has repeatedly said his "aspirational" timeline is to launch cargo missions to Mars starting in 2022, with crewed missions following in 2024. However, he ultimately hopes to build cities on Mars and permanently colonize the planet as a " backup drive" for humanity, just in case a global cataclysm ruins Earth as we know it.

    Wooster highlighted some specific problems....

    https://www.businessinsider.com/spac...18-8?r=UK&IR=T


    SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket and the colonization of Mars
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...ation-of-mars/


    SpaceX Sees Test Of Mars Interplantary Spaceship Happening Later
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    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — SpaceX firmed up plans to start testing the spaceship that will be launched on its Big Falcon Rocket, and now sees it happening late next year instead the first half of next year.

    At the DARPA D60 conference Thursday, Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said she thinks the company will be "hopping" the second stage of the SpaceX BFR in late 2019.

    SpaceX, founded by Tesla (TLSA) CEO Elon Musk, is building the reusable BFR for deep-space missions to Mars and beyond. The first stage will be a booster, and the second stage will be a ship — Big Falcon Spaceship — designed to house the crew and land on a planet's surface.

    While the second stage could also consist of a fuel tanker or a vehicle for delivering heavy payloads, like satellites, Musk said in March that the spaceship is currently under construction.

    "I can tell you that we are building the first ship, the first Mars interplanetary ship right now," Musk told a crowd at SXSW. "And I think we'll be able to do short flights, sort of up-and-down flights, probably some time in the first half of next year."

    The "hopping" flights would precede tests that actually put the spaceship into orbit. In March, Shotwell said that the BFR will be "orbital in 2020 or so."

    On Thursday, Shotwell also acknowledged the debate in the space community on whether the U.S. should send astronauts directly to Mars or back to the moon first.

    She said that while the company has always planned to go straight to Mars, the SpaceX BFR is capable of traveling to both the moon and Mars.

    Meanwhile, Boeing (BA) is also building the Space Launch System, envisioned to be the most powerful rocket ever, for deep-space missions. The aerospace giant backs NASA's plan to first go back to the moon and build up infrastructure that can support missions to Mars.

    Musk previously has described the spaceship's first hops as flights of "a few hundred kilometers altitude and lateral distance."

    But he warned in February that spaceship hop tests will be the "real tricky part."

    "I think we understand reusable boosters. Reusable spaceships that can land propulsively — that's harder. So we're starting with the hard part first."

    He also said in February that development of the SpaceX BFR was moving faster than anticipated.

    And now that SpaceX has developed its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company is focusing the bulk of its resources on the BFR's development.

    https://www.investors.com/news/space...op-tests-2019/


    Fly Me to the Moon

    https://i.imgur.com/Fgnju5k.jpg
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DnA7hZgU8AAxfxC.jpg:large


    SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17.
    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1040397262248005632

    SpaceX to name on Monday its first customer for BFR flight around Moon
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...t-around-moon/


    SpaceX says its BFR will fly someone around the Moon; we have questions
    Warning: Wild speculation in this story.
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    On Thursday evening, without any advance notice, SpaceX tweeted that is had signed the world’s "first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle." Moreover, the company promised to reveal "who's flying and why" on Monday, September 17. The announcement will take place at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif.

    There were only two other clues—tweets from Elon Musk himself. Was the rendering of the Big Falcon Spaceship in SpaceX's tweet new? Yes, Musk said. And was he the passenger? In response to this, the founder of SpaceX simply tweeted a Japanese flag emoji. This would seem to be a strong clue that the passenger is from Japan. Or maybe Musk was enjoying the epic Seven Samurai movie at that moment.

    By announcing this on Thursday, and waiting four days to provide more details, the company has set off a big guessing game...

    https://arstechnica.com/science/2018...ave-questions/
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    September 2018

    Updated BFS

    https://thespaceport.us/forum/upload...1536942264.jpg


    SpaceX Have Redesigned The BFS & Found a Passenger.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy82MwITw34


    Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious that some experts are calling it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.
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    In December, a giant white tent appeared at the Port of Los Angeles. A routine permit suggested that SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, was using the roughly 20,000-square-foot $500,000 facility as a "storage tent."

    But Musk revealed the tent's true purpose a few months later. Inside, his engineers are building a colossal interplanetary spacecraft called the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR or, as Musk has said, Big F---ing Rocket).

    On September 17, SpaceX named its first private passenger to be launched in the BFR: Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire and art collector. Maezawa plans to fly around the moon and take a crew of up to eight artists with him on a week-long mission called "#dearMoon."

    https://www.businessinsider.com/spac...issions-2018-9


    Design has been changed so the 🚀 lands on legs that extend from the tips of the three fins, two of which actuate (mostly for pitch control)
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1041482806600204294


    Rear View

    https://thespaceport.us/forum/upload...1537121955.jpg


    Fin Positions

    https://thespaceport.us/forum/upload...1537737700.gif


    Elon Musk just revealed the 'final iteration' of SpaceX's biggest and most powerful rocket ship — take a look
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    HAWTHORNE, California — Elon Musk has finally revealed the person who is paying SpaceX untold millions to have the rocket company launch a private mission around the moon.

    Yasuka Maezawa, or "MZ" as SpaceX's newest benefactor prefers to be called, is a Japanese entrepreneur, art collector, billionaire, and skateboarder who made his fortune in the fashion industry over the past 20 years.

    In 2023, Maezawa hopes to pile six to eight artists inside SpaceX's giant new launch system called BFR, which stands for Big Falcon Rocket (or, as Musk has described it, Big F---ing rocket). They'd then launch from Earth and voyage around the moon on a trip that would take about six days.

    Maezawa's goal with the mission, which he's titled #dearMoon, is to spread messages of art and peace in both space and on Earth.

    Although Maezawa's announcement surprised many people inside SpaceX's rocket factory on Monday night, new images and information about the BFR that Musk shared raised even more eyebrows.

    "This is the final iteration, in terms of broad architectural design," Musk told roughly 100 reporters during the press event.

    Here are the latest BFR pictures Musk showed, how the in-development spacecraft has changed, and why tweaks that SpaceX engineers made are so important for the company's ultimate goal of colonizing Mars.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/spac...on-musk-2018-9


    SpaceX BFR launch vehicle - approach and landing maneuvers - Lunar BFR Mission 9/2018 前澤 友作 #月
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8fdOEh-FRs


    Stage Separation

    https://i.imgur.com/XnRzQ4b.png


    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (Updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-35
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    Why does SpaceX keep changing the BFR? The evolution of BFR

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbevByDvLXI


    DocM #912
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    This vehicle doesn't try to avoid a stall, it embraces the stall. A stall is its normal condition. It's a falling barn door that stays flat to the airflow & steers using drag brakes at its corners.

    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-37


    Battlestar Galactica | The Adama Maneuver
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AjX...youtu.be&t=100

    SpaceX Mars Landing update
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00CpItR97zY

    Mars Base Alpha
    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/...926528/photo/1

    BFS Rotated
    https://imgur.com/XlFlHCX


    Elon Musk just gave the most revealing look yet at the rocket ship SpaceX is building to fly to the moon and Mars
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    Elon Musk has provided several new, rare, and telling glimpses into how his rocket company, SpaceX, is building a spacecraft to reach Mars.

    On September 17, Musk announced that SpaceX would fly Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa around the moon on the company's Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. During that event, Musk showed off new renderings of the launch system, along with a few photos of the work going on inside SpaceX's spaceship-building tent at the Port of Los Angeles.

    These were the first new details about SpaceX's rocket construction we'd gotten since April, when Musk posted a photo that revealed SpaceX was building the spacecraft using a 40-foot-long, 30-foot-wide cylindrical tool.


    A tool SpaceX is using to build its Big Falcon Rocket spaceships.Elon Musk/SpaceX; Instagram

    Read the rest and see the pictures:
    https://www.businessinsider.com/elon...aceship-2018-9

    Watching @SpaceX Kevin Hatton explaining rocketry to more than a thousand air traffic controllers.
    https://twitter.com/Lori_Garver/stat...802560/photo/1

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (Updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-37
    Last edited by Space Racer; 06-14-2019 at 10:35 PM.
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