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Former astronaut and current Director of Space Operations at SpaceX,

 

 

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Unobscured Vision

Still got my heart set on these:

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:yes::rofl::shiftyninja:

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DocM

1,000 booster engines of one type only one has failed (the long out of production Merlin 1C) is....impressive.

 

 

 

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FloatingFatMan
On 8/21/2017 at 4:14 AM, Unobscured Vision said:

Still got my heart set on these:

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:yes::rofl::shiftyninja:

Please let this be it! Mass Effect for real! :p

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DocM

A SpaceXer on r/SpaceX reported they would fit into Ender's Game,

 

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Unobscured Vision
5 hours ago, DocM said:

1,000 booster engines of one type only one has failed (the long out of production Merlin 1C) is....impressive.

 

 

 

And before too long it'll be testing Raptors. :yes: :D 

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+John.
11 hours ago, DocM said:

A SpaceXer on r/SpaceX reported they would fit into Ender's Game,

 

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He wasn't lying!

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DocM

Comparison; new SpaceX suit pic and 2015 full body concepts, Boeing's suit and the Shuttle ACES suit.

 

SpaceX

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SpaceX 2015 concepts

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Boeing Starliner suit

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Shuttle ACES

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Hoses will still be required for SpaceX suits correct?  Just wondering if they have some amazing technology I would want to know about.  :D

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DocM

Hose location is spacecraft specific and we don't have current full body shots, yet.

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LZ-1 changes. 

 

I overlaid the story's plan image with a recent  Planet Labs Dove satellite image showing 2nd pad construction.

 

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/tech/science/space/2017/08/25/spacex-build-dragon-facility-test-stand-cape-canaveral-landing-zone-1-florida/594380001/?hootPostID=bcfa5782b0b0cb086a5b8bc7e0ac3ff3

 

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SpaceX to build Dragon facility, test stand at Cape Canaveral's Landing Zone 1

 

SpaceX has received regulatory approval to make changes to its landing zone at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in anticipation of increased activities related to its Dragon spacecraft, according to permitting documents obtained by FLORIDA TODAY.
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According to the documents, Landing Zone 1 will play host to a temporary Dragon processing and refurbishment facility until a permanent location is found. And a "static test fire" stand near the new Dragon facility will be built to test the spacecraft's launch abort system, which is designed to quickly transport the vehicle and astronauts away from the rocket in the event of an emergency.

Static test fires are SpaceX's pre-launch checks of engines, software and other equipment prior to mission liftoff.
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+John.

 

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FloatingFatMan

Looks like someone in some snazzy bike leathers!

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DocM

Perhaps so, but it looks a lot better than the Mr. Baggy Pants ACES suit. 

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DocM

Why now 2 years for Boca Chica??

 

Most likely: it's being built for BFR and BFR derived vehicles, which also explains that monstrous custom tower crane.

 

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1 hour ago, DocM said:

Why now 2 years for Boca Chica??

 

Most likely: it's being built for BFR and BFR derived vehicles, which also explains that monstrous custom tower crane.

 

Amos-6 also drove the delay in Texas, the focus had to shift to repairing SLC-40 and a lot of the crews slated for Texas were sent to Florida instead.

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Yep, and the earlier talk of possibly co-habitating 39-B with NASA is likely not going forward now. SLS is happening whether common sense stares people in the face or not.

 

I equate those two sharing 39-B with Leonard and Sheldon from TTBT and their apartment ... Leonard is the cool, calm and collected one (SpaceX) and Sheldon being the rather odd, stuck-in-his-ways and difficult-to-live-with one but actually needs the people in his life (NASA). Eventually Leonard gets married to the hot chick and takes over the apartment because he's the only one able to really handle things, but promises to keep it exactly the way it was so Sheldon has a "safe space". 

 

*yawn* ... guess we can only dream, eh? SpaceX being the new NASA?? :laugh:

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DocM
2 hours ago, flyingskippy said:

I love TBBT!  

Can you love the new spin-off series coming about Sheldon as a kid.

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