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    Yesterday, 08:39 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    That's a seriously large piece.
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    2019-Aug-17, 07:21 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Thunderbird 3 was inspired by a much older "leg-mounted engine fairings" moon rocket: ...
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    2019-Aug-16, 02:30 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Hopper nose cone removal was way faster. Boca Chica 1 - Cocoa 0. ;)
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    2019-Aug-15, 07:28 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Musk doesn't really like an overkill of development hardware, does he. Static mock-up and all that? Nah, let's let the welders discover how they can...
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    2019-Aug-15, 07:24 PM
    Might increase the puncture risk. A non-issue for landing airbags as you'll never need them after landing anyway, but a habitat...
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    2019-Aug-15, 10:10 AM
    Thank you swift ��
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    2019-Aug-13, 08:11 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Can you shed some light on the 8000ft clearance? Does it have any bearing on the height of the flight itself, or would it be normal for a 200ft...
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    2019-Aug-13, 04:21 PM
    Cargo stowage, according to that article.
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    2019-Aug-13, 07:52 AM
    I think your best bet in recent history would be somewhere in the period 16 june 2000- 31 october 2000. That's the period between the abandonment of...
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    2019-Aug-12, 07:00 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I'm seemingly missing a large door in that bay building. Also on pics from the other side I didn't spot it.
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    2019-Aug-10, 07:50 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    There's no fairing like a dry fairing. :)
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    2019-Aug-09, 06:14 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Or to make thunder noises. ;) Time will tell. But it does sound reasonable, when you want to make simple cilindrical sections, to make them with 1...
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    2019-Aug-09, 07:03 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    That moment went you develop an interplanetary craft faster than the authorities can put a stamp on it.
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    2019-Aug-08, 05:39 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It's just an assumption from my part, but I can see no way it could be wrong: I assume they'll do a hop with a triple looping on the 19th to...
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    2019-Aug-08, 05:38 PM
    The number of launches seems to have ramped up quite a bit compared to the slow start of the year!
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    2019-Aug-08, 10:59 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I assume the bulk of the work went into the development of a soft landing, steerable parachute system which is required (soft landing) and handy...
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    2019-Aug-07, 08:54 PM
    I live in a small town, not exactly rural but certainly not citylike either. Anyway, the most exotic thing you'd find in our gardens would be a...
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    2019-Aug-07, 08:08 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Again, which operations costs exactly are different between using Ms Tree versus the ship they'd use to pick them up from the water? Unless it's a "2...
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    2019-Aug-07, 03:18 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I don't think there's much left of Grasshopper, as it exploded quite convincingly.
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    2019-Aug-07, 03:14 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    yes, but that still doesn't explain why they'd in the future potentially prefer to let them land in the water and drag them onto a ship, rather than...
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    2019-Aug-07, 02:18 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Given that they also need to send out a ship to get the splashed one out of the water anyway, what money would they gain with splashing-and-fishing...
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    2019-Aug-07, 12:46 PM
    They phrased that quite strange, given that the launch failure was with a Vega rather than an Ariane 5.
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    2019-Aug-07, 07:38 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I assume that, at the moment, they only attempt to catch 1 fairing half anyway? But it's the second time in a row they caught one, so they might be...
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    2019-Aug-04, 09:39 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Is that full height Starship without Super Heavy we're talking about here?
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    2019-Jul-27, 10:34 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    There are no flame buckets on Mars.
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    2019-Jul-23, 09:29 AM
    Make it include the classic phrase: "Oh, I didn't know it was impossible. I've just made it work. Sorry."
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    2019-Jul-22, 08:58 AM
    Ozzy thought Spinal Tap was an actual documentary. :)
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    2019-Jul-22, 08:56 AM
    Especially the slightly delayed nature of gravity is intriguing. Nature giving you that "oh please no" moment before The Fall. I'm still working...
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    2019-Jul-22, 08:50 AM
    Yesterday was our national holiday. An F16 was trying to fly in formation with some WWII birds: the later at nominal cruise speed, the F16 at minimum...
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    2019-Jul-21, 09:02 AM
    Should have gone through this beforehand, but as they managed to be the first people ever on the moon, I'll leave it as a blame with no further...
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