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    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And the Boeing Starliner not only isn't used for star travel, it's not a liner. And the Beechcraft Starship never even leaves the atmosphere. And the...
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    2021-May-07, 12:06 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Mars is lower delta-v and easier to land on than Phobos, Deimos, or the moon. And Mars doesn't even have an atmosphere capable of supporting...
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    2021-May-06, 08:47 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Mars is where the easily accessible off-Earth resources are. Water, CO2, nitrogen, high grade ores you can mine with a shovel...all in one place,...
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    2021-May-05, 06:09 PM
    If it was from any source other than the launch itself, it wouldn't have been visible except by impact. Orbital debris isn't something you're going...
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    2021-May-03, 12:38 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread Possible antistars? in Astronomy
    Ignoring dark matter, a substantial fraction of a typical galaxy's mass (10+% for the Milky Way) is in interstellar gas, which is constantly being...
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    2021-May-02, 03:54 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The Dynetics lander doesn't use the BE-7, it uses something developed in-house. The mass issue was described as it exceeding its "mass...
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    2021-May-01, 06:54 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread Possible antistars? in Astronomy
    The existence of rogue stars is precisely the problem. There's nothing special about stars that makes them uniquely capable of escaping a galaxy, and...
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    2021-Apr-29, 06:47 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    ...their what? Since they launched their boss's car into solar orbit, exactly what percentage of NASA's deep space launches have gone to SpaceX?...
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    2021-Apr-28, 05:53 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread Possible antistars? in Astronomy
    That still leaves the question of how it got here without being accompanied by other antimatter dust, gas, and stars from wherever it came from, and...
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    2021-Apr-28, 02:18 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread Possible antistars? in Astronomy
    Never mind the antistars, how could we possibly miss the giant clouds of antimatter they formed from? If any antistars exist anywhere, it seems like...
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    2021-Apr-23, 06:52 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The Falcon 9 booster lacks the throttle range to hover, but there's really nothing to gain from hanging around in the air just above the ground. A...
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    2021-Apr-23, 06:32 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    For the reentry burn, a higher throttle means decelerating at higher altitude and then accelerating more post-burn, a lower throttle means getting...
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    2021-Apr-18, 11:12 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And even if they aim for a Starship equivalent, they're going to need a crash program...complete with crashes...to catch up. That's culturally...
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    2021-Apr-18, 01:30 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Stainless steel metallurgy is about 200 years old, amateurs on shoestring budgets were vertically landing rockets 20 years ago, and Bezos has a...
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    2021-Apr-17, 01:36 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Lueders: "I do not have enough funding available to even attempt to negotiate a price from Blue Origin that could potentially enable a contract...
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    2021-Apr-16, 02:14 PM
    Maybe this could clear off that starlink rubble ...
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    2021-Apr-15, 04:27 PM
    "Meanwhile innovations by companies such as SpaceX are dramatically lowering launch costs, opening the floodgates for far more satellites to reach...
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    2021-Apr-11, 10:04 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    That's part of the dome (the "dimple" where the LCH4 downcomer connects), not a header tank.
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    2021-Apr-11, 01:13 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    That seems likely to be part of a HLS mockup, I'm not aware of any indication it has anything to do with the prototypes.
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    2021-Apr-11, 03:34 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Er, what makes you say that? The image you attached doesn't seem to indicate anything of the sort.
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