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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.
    Eric

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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
    http://orbitalassembly.com/

    Spaceports
    Click CC

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


    Orbital Infrastructure
    Click CC
    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
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jgxk...4xvfBQTuryTwlU

    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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