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    Quote Originally Posted by exreo View Post
    Jupiter would crush anything to pieces. I wonder if Space Racer thinks we could go to Jupiter after Mars? See, some of this stuff is just Star Trek fantasy type stuff. There ARE limitations.
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    Powerful rocket missions to Mars in 30 days one way and fast mission to other solar system destinations
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/1...-mars-and.html

    The Interplanetary Transport System: SpaceX's Plan to Build a Bridge to Mars

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVcxz2q12AE

    SpaceX ITS Infographics
    https://imgur.com/a/x8K5E

    SpaceX Raptor methane engine (updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...updates/page-2
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    SpaceX Raptor Engine - World’s most powerful and efficient rocket engine.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFUH0_ar40A

    Zubrin improves the Spacex Mars plan and points out reusable Falcon heavy can be a globespanning rocketplane with Boeing 737 capacity
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/1...-plan-and.html

    Colonizing Mars
    A Critique of the SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System
    Robert Zubrin
    https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publi...olonizing-mars

    Spacex filed with FCC to operate 4400 satellites and Elon Musk Spacex shares are worth $8.1 billion
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/1...rate-4400.html

    SpaceX ITS Spaceship LOX tank test

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXKpZCVytJ0

    Space Colonization Part 1
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKLQngdwx6c

    Only Makes Sense that Spacex would use Raptor Engines for upgrading Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/1...would-use.html

    SpaceX – Launch Vehicle Concepts & Designs
    https://spaceflight101.com/spacex-la...cepts-designs/

    SpaceX Raptor
    https://spaceflight101.com/spx/spacex-raptor/

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (Updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-14

    NASA’s longshot bet on a revolutionary rocket may be about to pay off
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2017...ut-to-pay-off/

    Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variab...oplasma_Rocket

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    Van Allen surprise: fewer nasty particles than NASA expected
    Spacecraft might need lighter rad-shields, which means more payload!
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/0...fins_expected/

    So how exactly does SpaceX plan on funding a $10 billion ITS project without government support?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXLoung..._funding_a_10/

    Why is the ULA Vulcan development receiving funding from the US Air Force but SpaceX rocket development (esp. ITS) is not?
    https://www.reddit.com/r/SpaceXLoung...ent_receiving/

    SpaceX ITS Infographic
    https://zlsa.github.io/infographics/...nder-scale.png

    Project Destiny - Purdue University AAE / EAPS Senior Design - Spring 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpOqm3dWlmw

    Buzz Aldrin Mars Interview - Project Destiny - 4K
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGNSacApgas

    Purdue University
    School of Aeronautics & Astronautics
    https://engineering.purdue.edu/AAECo...ng/index_html/

    Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species
    https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/full/...2017.29009.emu

    ^pdf:Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species
    http://www.lloydthomas.org/5-Special....29009.emu.pdf

    The 2016 Spacex Mars Colonization plan has been published online
    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2017/0...ed-online.html

    Elon Musk promises an update on his plan to settle Mars – including how he’ll fund it
    https://www.geekwire.com/2017/elon-m...ing-hell-fund/

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    I know the thought of space exploration and interplanetary travel but I have read where long amounts of time in space has caused astronauts some serious side effects.

    https://www.livescience.com/62000-sc...win-study.html
    https://www.healthline.com/health-ne...f-space-travel

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    SpaceX goes there—seeks government funds for deep space
    Ideas: Vertical takeoff of rockets on the Moon. Cargo to Mars. Deep space comms.
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2017...e-exploration/

    Elon Musk, ISS R&D Conference, July 19, 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqvBhhTtUm4

    SpaceX drops plans for powered Dragon landings
    http://spacenews.com/spacex-drops-pl...agon-landings/

    SpaceX Updates (Thread 9)
    https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...C2%A0thread-9/

    SpaceX Updates (Thread 6)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...ates-thread-6/

    SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Talks Looming Failure, Revamped Human Mars Mission
    https://observer.com/2017/07/spacex-...n-spaceflight/

    SpaceX Colonizing Mars, Is it Financially Possible? Ep1.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATfc...o0e7qngeAnISmP

    SpaceX informed NASA of slowdown in its commercial Mars program
    https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/08/1...-mars-program/

    SpaceX postpones Mars Dragon missions
    http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the...agon-missions/

    Elon Musk has an update on his Mars colony plans
    https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-...2017-adelaide/

    Why SpaceX won't propulsively land their Dragon capsule. Not on Earth. Not on Mars.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW8G446MG4I

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    Deep Space Gateway: Russia, US Agree to Create New Station That Orbits Moon

    Russia and the United States have agreed to create a lunar orbital station called Deep Space Gateway with the support of the BRICS nations, according to the head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos Igor Komarov.

    https://sputniknews.com/science/2017...bital-station/


    NASA, Roscosmos Sign Joint Statement on Researching, Exploring Deep Space

    Building a strategic capability for advancing and sustaining human space exploration in the vicinity of the Moon will require the best from NASA, interested international partners, and U.S. industry. As NASA continues formulating the deep space gateway concept, the agency signed a joint statement with the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia.

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-ro...ing-deep-space


    NASA and Roscomos sign agreement to work together to build lunar orbiting station

    Extending the pork: NASA and Roscosmos have signed an agreement agreeing to work together in the construction of what NASA calls a deep space gateway, a space station orbiting the Moon.

    The goal here is to garner political support for getting funding to fly a third SLS/Orion mission, which would be its second manned flight. It is also to establish some long term justification for SLS/Orion, which presently has no mission and will disappear after its first manned test flight, presently scheduled for 2022. That single test flight will have taken 18 years and more than 40 billion dollars to build, an absurd timeframe and cost for a single mission that does not bode well for future SLS/Orion missions.

    The Russian perspective can be found here. They claim that the station would be finished by 2024-2026, an absurd prediction based on the expected SLS launch rate of one launch every one to two years. For Russia, the hope is that they can use this project to get U.S. money, just like the big American space companies like Lockheed Martin (Orion) and Boeing (SLS).

    See the comments.
    http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the...iting-station/


    What to expect from Elon Musk’s Mars colonization update this week

    On Friday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk will be giving a “major” update on his plans to colonize Mars during a presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. His talk is meant to add to the one he gave at last year’s IAC conference in Mexico, when he revealed the full architecture of his plans to send thousands of peoples to the Martian surface. This time around, it seems his speech may revolve around making the concept more feasible — mainly by scaling things down.

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/1...ansport-system


    Making Life Multiplanetary

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdUX3ypDVwI


    The presentation above was made on the ninth anniversary of the first successful flight of a SpaceX rocket.

    The fourth flight of the Falcon 1 rocket successfully flew on 28 September 2008, delivering a 165-kilogram (363-pound) non-functional boilerplate spacecraft into low Earth orbit. It was Falcon 1's first successful launch and the first successful orbital launch of any privately funded and developed, liquid-propelled carrier rocket.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_1#Fourth_flight


    Elon Musk revealed a new plan to colonize Mars with giant reusable spaceships — here are the highlights

    Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of SpaceX, has presented an updated plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-...ntation-2017-9


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    Space Racer, I thought you would be all over this...

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-governm...on-dead-at-86/
    No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. -- Charles Dickens

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    SpaceX Moonbase
    http://www.spacex.com/mars


    Elon Musk Wants Giant SpaceX Spaceship to Fly People to Mars by 2024

    SpaceX aims to launch its first cargo mission to Mars in 2022 and send people toward the Red Planet just two years after that.

    Those are just two of the highlights of the company's current Mars-colonization plan, which SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk unveiled early Friday morning EDT (Sept. 29) at the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia.


    Artist's illustration of SpaceX "BFR" spaceships on the surface of Mars.
    Credit: SpaceX

    https://www.space.com/38313-elon-mus...mars-2024.html


    How SpaceX Plans to Start Populating Mars in 2022, 1814
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w71y1_ju2E4


    "Making life multiplanetary". Official schematics for BFR by Elon Musk, SpaceX
    SpaceX BFR Mars transportation architecture

    Today SpaceX CEO and lead designer Elon Musk provided an update of SpaceX vision to make life multiplanetary and colonize Mars. Previous name for the colonization class SpaceX booster&spaceship - "Interplanetary Transport System" - has been dropped and now Musk referred to it by the old acronym - BFR*.

    Here are video, schematics and images from his presentation....

    http://www.humanmars.net/2017/09/mak...-official.html


    SpaceX Announces 'Big F*ing Rocket' To Take On the Airlines and Carry Humans to Mars
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/spa...flights-plane/


    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk updates Mars colonization plans
    http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason...ion-plans.html


    SpaceX wants Mars colony, moon base, flights anywhere on Earth in under an hour

    For years, Elon Musk has been focused on building a colony on Mars. It's why he founded SpaceX in 2002, and it's been the driving force behind it ever since.

    But during a speech in Adelaide, Australia, Friday morning, Musk said he has dramatically expanded his already-outsize ambitions. In addition to helping create a city on the Red Planet, he said the next rocket he intends to build would also be capable of helping create a base camp on the moon - and flying people across the globe.

    "It's 2017, we should have a lunar base by now," he said during a 40-minute speech at the International Astronautical Congress. "What the hell has been going on?"

    https://www.stripes.com/news/us/spac...-hour-1.490300


    SpaceX's crazy plans to use their "Big F#*$@%g Rocket" for Mars and the Moon!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_3GPpIssV8


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    The Moon, Mars, & around the Earth – Musk updates BFR architecture, plans
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    Speaking at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, Elon Musk has laid out a much anticipated update to SpaceX’s Mars colonization plan – including a slightly scaled back version of the BFR vehicle introduced last year. Included in this update, excitingly, was the announcement of the company’s aim to establish a human base on the moon and use the BFR for Earth-based transport – taking people anywhere on the planet in less than an hour.

    https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017...tes-bfr-plans/


    Elon Musk's new Mars colonization plan

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLYgr2yw88w





    Becoming Martian
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    Putting humans on Mars has been a staple of science fiction and a goal of numerous scientists for decades. Today, thanks to technological advances, fascinating images sent back from the Red Planet by rovers and orbiters, and growing concerns about our future here on Earth, interest in putting boots in that red soil is at an all-time high.

    NASA, SpaceX and Mars One are all aiming to land people on our neighboring planet in the next 15 years or so, each on their own timelines and using different architectures. Here's a look at all three road maps, starting with a plan from Iron Man himself, SpaceX founder Elon Musk.

    https://www.cnet.com/pictures/mars-h...musk-mars-one/


    SpaceX to Phase Out Everything But Its Mars-Colonizing ‘BFR’ Rocket
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    Falcon Heavy, we hardly knew ye.

    SpaceX plans to eventually phase out the big rocket, which has yet to fly, as well as the Falcon 9 booster and Dragon capsule to concentrate on the Mars-colonizing BFR system, company founder and CEO Elon Musk announced Friday (Sept. 29).

    The move should make it possible for SpaceX to afford the BFR’s development, he said.

    “If we can do that, then all the resources that are used for Falcon 9, Heavy and Dragon can be applied to this system,” Musk said at the 68th International....

    http://midnightinthedesert.com/space...ng-bfr-rocket/


    Gateway Spaceport Construction
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCH3nUCQr0

    NASA's Chris Kraft upon hearing Pres. Kennedy's Moon Speech.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4seY0wiaUE

    The Gateway Spaceport's Impact
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRqR73ilz7M

    The Gateway Spaceport
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW9A-uWM0JU

    Building the first spaceport in LEO - AIAA 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MGi5PkjD0E

    Gateway Foundation: The Gateway
    https://gatewayspaceport.com/

    Afterburner with Bill Whittle: The Deal
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXbdJ3kyVyU
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    This documet is an abridged transcript of Elon Musk’s presentation at the 68th International Astronautical Congress on September 28th, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia.
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    MAKING LIFE MULTIPLANETARY
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    “You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great - and that’s what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past. And I can’t think of anything more exciting than going out there and being among the stars.”
    Elon Musk, CEO and Lead Designer, SpaceX

    BECOMING A MULTI-PLANET SPECIES

    This presentation will cover the updated design for what we are
    currently calling BFR. The most important thing that I want to
    convey in this presentation is that I think we have figured out how to
    pay for it. This is very important.

    In last year’s presentation, we were really searching for the
    right way to pay for this thing. We went through various ideas—
    Kickstarter, collecting underpants, etc. These didn’t pan out, but
    now we think we have got a way to achieve this.

    Our updated design leverages a smaller vehicle, still pretty big but
    a single vehicle that can....

    https://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/...cript_2017.pdf


    SpaceX Texas launch site Discussion and Updates
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    This field is only about 1/10th of what they originally planned, and the guy who put it in isn't sure where they'll go from here.

    The solar might just be to smooth the peaks out right now or be an instantaneous backup against commercial failures. Commercial is pretty limited capacity out here at the moment, and it would be 20 miles of new lines to boost it. The upgrades I've been talking about are only the last half mile.

    There were guys wiring the generator at the tracking dishes today. They're not going to want power flickers once those things are going, and the solar field could act as a giant self charging UPS....

    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/in...opic=43968.980


    SpaceX BFR Mars Landing
    Def go full scream; I mean screen.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SCvenRvUVs


    Where will BFR launch from first? and When will that be?
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/in...?topic=44168.0

    Shotwell: US Air Force is helping fund development of Raptor engine; anticipate we’ll get some funding from government for BFR system.
    https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/statu...87935679713280

    SpaceX BFR Arrives at ISS animation
    Go full screen.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUrmm3jOzIg

    SpaceX BFR Launch & Landing
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eomhvZ9ooeI

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (updates)
    https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...dates/?page=13

    SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System (Updates)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...pdates/page-19
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    SpaceX Updates (Thread 6)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...ates-thread-6/

    NASA Team First to Demonstrate X-ray Navigation in Space
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    In a technology first, a team of NASA engineers has demonstrated fully autonomous X-ray navigation in space — a capability that could revolutionize NASA’s ability in the future to pilot robotic spacecraft to the far reaches of the solar system and beyond.

    The demonstration, which the team carried out with an experiment called Station Explorer for X-ray Timing and Navigation Technology, or SEXTANT, showed that millisecond pulsars could be used to accurately determine the location of an object moving at thousands of miles per hour in space — similar to how the Global Positioning System, widely known as GPS, provides positioning, navigation, and timing services to users on Earth with its constellation of 24 operating satellites.

    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard...ation-in-space


    ^Scientists demonstrate first space navigation on ISS using pulsars
    https://behindtheblack.com/behind-th...using-pulsars/


    SpaceX no longer planning crewed missions on Falcon Heavy
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    Less than a year after SpaceX said it was pursuing plans to launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on a Falcon Heavy around the moon, Elon Musk said Feb. 5 the
    company was now focused on development of its next-generation BFR system instead. Credit: SpaceX


    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — As SpaceX gears up for the first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company is backing away from one potential use of the vehicle, launching crewed missions beyond Earth orbit.

    In a teleconference with reporters Feb. 5, a day before the scheduled inaugural launch of the rocket, SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk said the progress the company was making on an even larger vehicle made it unlikely that the Falcon Heavy will ever be used for launching crewed spacecraft.

    “What we decided internally is to focus our future development on BFR,” he said, referring to a fully-reusable launch vehicle formally known as Big Falcon Rocket. That system was unveiled by Musk at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico in September 2016 and updated at the same conference a year later in Australia. That vehicle is designed to place up to 150 tons into low Earth orbit and be able to send humans to the moon and Mars.

    SpaceX has provided few updates on the status of BFR, but Musk said that the company was making good progress on the vehicle. The upper stage of BFR, known as the “spaceship,” could be ready for “short flights” next year, a timeline he acknowledged on the call was “aspirational.”

    “It looks like BFR development is moving quickly, and it will not be necessary to qualify Falcon Heavy for crewed spaceflight,” he said, a point he emphasized later in the call. “We kind of tabled the Crew Dragon on Falcon Heavy in favor of focusing our energy on BFR.”

    https://spacenews.com/spacex-no-long...-falcon-heavy/


    Falcon Heavy: The Elon Musk Redemption Story

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srqs...ature=youtu.be


    SpaceX Falcon Heavy (updates & maiden flight)
    https://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/1...light/?page=19

    Falcon Heavy maiden flight (mission thread)
    https://thespaceport.us/forum/topic/...thread/page-24
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    Wanna go to Space?

    $250k might get you there.
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