Manned Space X launch

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
Bwhaha, excuse of the year right there Mr globe Trotter
I have a meeting in bloody Brussels tonight. Zoom at 11pm is vey uncivilised, thankfully i dont have to present this time...
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
Bwhaha, excuse of the year right there Mr globe Trotter
But - next generation of Space X with be methane powered I believe. Its an easy molecule to manufacture on Mars - just need carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, water and electricity.
 

stirk

Burner
I have a meeting in bloody Brussels tonight. Zoom at 11pm is vey uncivilised, thankfully i dont have to present this time...
Brussels full of covid19?

I'm just joking with ya re the travel, but still it's funny that pollution is still deemed stunning. It looks disturbingly cool when you link it back to where it came from.

Some of the sunsets we see that look amazing can be attributed to pollution, especially the brown ones. I recall an idea to build an elevator into space, what happened to that one?
 

Haakon

has moral fibre, who'd have thunk that?
Brussels full of covid19?

I'm just joking with ya re the travel, but still it's funny that pollution is still deemed stunning. It looks disturbingly cool when you link it back to where it came from.

Some of the sunsets we see that look amazing can be attributed to pollution, especially the brown ones. I recall an idea to build an elevator into space, what happened to that one?
Bushfires make the best sunsets :)
 

B Rabbit

Likes Bikes and Dirt
Instead of starting another space X I’ll post this here.

In case anyone is Intersted, starship will most likely explode this evening :) test is scheduled in about 5 hours.

 

fatboyonabike

Eats Squid
was it supposed to have all 3 engines fire up on landing?....I can see how that may have contributed to the minor turbulence on touchdown!
 

B Rabbit

Likes Bikes and Dirt
I’m guessing all 3 were meant to fire but the header tanks that ran the engines on landing lost/ran out of pressure and the rest is history/explosion.
All in all, an amazing flight. Whilst I’m sure they would of loved to kept SN8 in one piece SN9 is just around the corner, hopefully some more flights before the end of the year!
 

ausdb

Being who he is
Not space x, but massively cool.

Cruise stage separation 7.38 aest tomorrow morning.
I was listening to the old people's radio station on the way to work this morning and they interviewed a geologist boffin. There is a small piece of rock (chert) from Marble Bar in WA on board the lander which is being used as a calibration target for some of the sampling gear.
 
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