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    Today, 07:34 AM
    Via an announcement at the Reagan National Defense Forum; a House/Senate Conference Committee has agreed to create the US Space Force as a 6th...
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    Today, 04:39 AM
    The National Space Society posted this Starship docking arrangement on the USOS. The version of Starship shows the wrong fins, but the size is right....
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    Today, 01:05 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    You mean his "scoop" about not x-raying welds? Interesting take given we've seen the clearly marked (☢️) isotope storage shed, x-ray testing...
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    Yesterday, 05:15 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Boca Chica, Sounds like assembly may happen in the IronHenge (wind break) LabPadre @LabPadre A ring headed to Iron Henge. #SpaceX #Starship...
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    Yesterday, 03:49 AM
    There are 2 major sections of ISS; US Orbital Segment (USOS) and Russian Orbital Segment (ROS), each with separate docking facilities. Plenty of...
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    Yesterday, 03:32 AM
    Crew Dragon schedule alert!! Stephen Clark @StephenClark1 (SpaceFlightNow) Hello from Hawthorne. Got to see the Dragon for the Demo-2 crewed...
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    2019-Dec-05, 05:17 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    CRS-19 Webcast has begun https://youtu.be/-aoAGdYXp_4 Mission Control audio stream https://youtu.be/JHsNO3N6sbg
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    2019-Dec-05, 09:17 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    KSC LC-39A Starship pad: whoa...what happened to Phase 2? Straight to Phase 3?? The Starship mount doesn't use a flame trench - it's an elevated...
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    2019-Dec-04, 08:00 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Brendan Byrne ✓ @SpaceBrendan (WMFE Orlando) SpaceX's Jessica Jensen says because of Block 5 efficiency and re-usability, the company has actually...
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    2019-Dec-04, 05:48 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Scrub - upper level winds. Resetting +24 hrs. No opportunity Dec 6 (Friday) because of ISS phasing. Dec 5: 1229;23 EST (17:29;23 UTC)
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    2019-Dec-04, 01:57 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Dragon CES-19 Date: December 4, 2019 Time: 1251 Eastern (1751 UT) Pad: LC-40 Booster: B1056.3 (CRS-17, CRS-18) Dragon: Flight Proven™...
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    2019-Dec-04, 06:56 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The US Coast Guard is allowing SpaceX to establish private AIS* Aids To Navigation (ATON) virtual markers - essentially launch exclusion zones...
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    2019-Dec-04, 12:23 AM
    Boeing Starliner un-crewed OFT (orbital flight test) December 19 at 0659 Eastern. This delayed from December 17 because of a problem with the Atlas V...
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    2019-Dec-03, 11:32 PM
    Sounds like they have a date in mind; this includes extra crew training. Chris G - NSF @ChrisG_NSF NASA says they've done everything to allow...
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    2019-Dec-03, 02:29 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The SpaceX Operations Area at KSC and LC-39A Starship mods need finishing. Michael Sheetz ✔ @thesheetztweetz SpaceX says it paused, but has not...
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    2019-Dec-02, 10:21 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    39-A's coming along nicely, Jared Frankle @realChefJared A look at #starship launch pad process at 39A.#SpaceX ...
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    2019-Dec-02, 02:01 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    To speed up Mk3 at Cocoa, which with the new ring making tool will go *much* faster since the new SpaceX Operations Area (SOA) at KSC is still...
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    2019-Nov-30, 11:54 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Moving built parts & jigs to Texas in order to speed up Mk3 could make sense... @gregscott_photo SPACEX STARSHIP: 2 Starship bases & a Bulkhead...
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    2019-Nov-29, 04:22 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    New SpaceX Operations Area, south of the Vehicle Assembly Building at KSC. This will be the new Florida main build site, starting with Starship Mk4. ...
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    2019-Nov-28, 04:30 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The window broke because the sledge hammer blow deflected the 30X SS door panel. Hard stuff, which damaged the window's bottom edge. Minor mods...
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    2019-Nov-27, 03:34 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Cocoa FL. Vehicle construction is being transferred to the new SpaceX Operations Area at the Kennedy Space Center. Starship Mk2 should be moved...
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    2019-Nov-26, 01:15 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Apparently Boca Chica's Mk3 rings will be built using an IMCAR Spa vertical tank rolling/welding machine. https://youtu.be/VdX4IfsGY4Q ...
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    2019-Nov-22, 12:40 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It's sounding like they'll be getting new tooling.
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    2019-Nov-21, 12:59 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Turns out they were moving on to the Mk3 builds for flight anyhow. Those use the single-piece ring segments and a different dome design. SpaceX...
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    2019-Nov-20, 10:17 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Oopsie!! Mk1 popped its top during pressurization tests. Looked like a weld unzipped. Musk says they're moving on to Mk3. When he says "quite...
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    2019-Nov-20, 05:31 PM
    Crew Dragon static fire video (slo-mo) https://twitter.com/commercial_crew/status/1197173732034396160
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    2019-Nov-20, 03:16 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Yes. I doubt they'd fly before doing one, it's their standard procedure. They also did a static fire before the Starhopper hopped.
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    2019-Nov-19, 01:41 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The Cargo Starship bid for NASAs CLPS commercial lunar lander program. It was chosen. Cropped & zoomed from the "big" file
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    2019-Nov-19, 01:31 AM
    NASA CLPS commercial lunar landers, and one is huge... https://youtu.be/Rxd8gT5oZHU ...
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    2019-Nov-18, 02:48 AM
    Which is why SpaceX is moving on from the "strings attached" Crew Dragon to Starship, which is better suited for BEO and will be developed with as...
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