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    Today, 05:24 AM
    The astronauts will announce their spacecraft's name on launch day. Falcor? Ruth?
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    Yesterday, 09:20 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    NASA and SpaceX will webcast their co-hosted DM-2 event. The last time they did this was for DM-1, and it won an Emmy Award ...
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    Yesterday, 07:05 AM
    The tug Hawk and ASDS Of Course I Still Love You have departed for the first stage recovery zone. SpaceX page with mission event times ...
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    2020-May-24, 04:32 AM
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    2020-May-22, 04:52 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Merlin v Raptor https://twitter.com/brandondeyoung_/status/1263555501809217536
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    2020-May-19, 09:52 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Mars atmosphere has been diminishing because there's no magnetosphere to speak of, so the solar wind "blows" it away. A NASA proposal is to place a...
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    2020-May-18, 04:54 PM
    The suits are so cool, not looking like a deflated pumpkin... Michael Sheetz ✔ @thesheetztweetz (CNBC) SpaceX confirms: The company's next...
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    2020-May-18, 03:46 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    JAXA (Japan) patch for Crew-1 (aka US Crew Vehicle 1 or USCV-1), the first operational Commercial Crew mission. If all goes well with DM-2 it should...
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    2020-May-18, 03:14 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I'd expect an elevator platform - a fairly light and and mostly off the shelf build. Schedule updates Michael Baylor @nextspaceflight...
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    2020-May-16, 03:22 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Not much is going to get done today! Thunderstorms set off a massive fire on South Padre Island, the Gulf Pointe Condominiums being destroyed. Looks...
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    2020-May-16, 02:15 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    New Boca Chica NOTAM (NOtice To Air Men) from the FAA, SFC (surface) to 16,000 feet (~4877 meters) ...
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    2020-May-14, 05:55 AM
    SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 is on for May 27. Webcast & cable programming begins at 1215 Eastern on NASA TV. Neat video on Twitter NASA ✔ @NASA...
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    2020-May-14, 05:48 AM
    I just about choked.
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    2020-May-14, 05:22 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    30X steel was said to arrive for SN-06 or SN-07. Tesla will also need it for Cybertruck, which could be the basis of SpaceX's Moon/Mars surface...
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    2020-May-13, 09:51 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Agile development applied to massive hardware. This is the same process they used to go from the Electron-sized Falcon 1 launching a payload to...
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    2020-May-13, 03:54 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    They have 3 engines there, enough for the SS center cluster. Most likely they are getting run time for each before mounting together for a...
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    2020-May-12, 09:35 PM
    https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/large-chunks-of-a-chinese-rocket-missed-new-york-city-by-about-15-minutes/
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    2020-May-12, 12:44 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Notice To AirMen at Boca Chica, ops leading to a static fire using Raptor s/n 20. Tuesday May 12 to Thursday May 14 Window: 1000 to 2200...
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    2020-May-11, 01:32 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    "Knuckles" are curved pressure dome segments, which SpaceX has outsourced to automotive suppliers here in Michigan because they have huge presses....
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    2020-May-10, 07:09 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk SN4 passed high pressure (7.5 bar) & engine thrust load at cryo https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1259344535991140352
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    2020-May-07, 10:38 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Exactly. Then they can do edge tests and if it goes "pop!" no problem - SN-05 etc are in the wings with upgraded legs, flatter domes, improved welds...
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    2020-May-07, 03:13 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    This was a test of the CH4 header tank (landing fuel tank) system, not the mains. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1258305746082516992
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    2020-May-07, 03:11 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    This was a rest of the CH4 header tank (landing fuel tank) system, not the mains. https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1258305746082516992
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    2020-May-07, 08:12 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Static Fire!! https://twitter.com/austinbarnard45/status/1258302927283912704
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    2020-May-07, 04:07 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Trying for another static fire. Current webcast start is about 0015 Eastern, unless it's delayed again. https://youtu.be/mGON3X2kCnU
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    2020-May-06, 05:58 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Just a note: there will be a 2500 kN sea level Raptor for the outer rings on the booster. No throttling, no gimbal, just for brute force.
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    2020-May-06, 02:55 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    SN-04 STATIC FIRE! NSF https://twitter.com/NASASpaceflight/status/1257852299826823175 LavPadre https://youtu.be/2UFYwf408VE
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    2020-May-05, 01:18 AM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Sunday night they did a wet dress rehersal then fired up the pre-burners on SN-04's Raptor engine. They're clearing Boca Chica beach, so maybe...
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    2020-May-03, 08:22 PM
    docmordrid replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Raptor & Super Heavy updates, Raptor Sea level thrust Raptor: 200-250 tonnes RS-25 (Shuttle & SLS): 189.6 tonnes RaptorVacuum firings...
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    2020-May-02, 05:36 PM
    Boeing has caIled out its pet Democrats in the House. Imagine that :whistle: Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX, Dallas), Chair of the Committee on...
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