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Topic: They finally got the Starship prototype
Replies: 14   Last Post: Aug 5, 2020 7:20 AM by: Neal in NC®
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They finally got the Starship prototype

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:30 PM
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To lift off and do a 150 meter hover and landing.

First reusable rocket ever designed to carry humans with the ability to go to space, maneuver and land.
https://youtu.be/s1HA9LlFNM0



https://youtu.be/twpm-YuySiY

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Excellent! Looks like a flying chemical storage tank!***

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:42 PM
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Yeah, no nosecones, flaps or heat shield

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:48 PM
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and only one of three engines(that is why it flew a little wonky).

They'll go higher and higher and eventually do some really wild breaking maneuvers where the rocket skydives sideways and flips around.

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Look forward to seeing that. It appeared that they had some

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 11:09 PM
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directional control on the main engine. Pretty neat tech on a rocket engine!

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:51 PM
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Incredible!

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:52 PM
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In 200 more years we will see the real life Star Wars unfold.


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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:58 PM
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Not with the way college football is going ??

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:52 PM
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In 200 more years we will see the real life Star Wars unfold.


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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:55 PM
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That’s cool and all, but since I’m a Southern Gentleman, I’m gonna go ahead and volunteer to be the very last human being on earth to climb in that thing.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 10:57 PM
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That’s funny, + 1, ??

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Elon plans on a fleet of thousands.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 11:00 PM
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They will be as common as cruise ships.

Gonna' be a wild next couple decades.

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Posted: Aug 4, 2020 11:58 PM
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Hard to believe it’s almost been 50 years since we last set foot on the Moon.

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Posted: Aug 5, 2020 4:29 AM
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Sub-light speed capability?FasterThanLight hyperdrive eng?, Beaming Technology? Space travel via Folding of Space?


Looks like a can of


Posted: Aug 5, 2020 6:27 AM
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Raid! Yuge marketing opportunity here! :)


baby steps


Posted: Aug 5, 2020 7:20 AM
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clearly have a ways to go

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