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#1 slupert

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Posted 20 April 2023 - 09:21 AM

just like his cars do,  SpaceX Starship orbital launch attempt live updates (cnbc.com)



#2 Rogerdodger

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Posted 20 April 2023 - 10:36 AM

Tesla (Down 9%) and SpaceX both crash on 4-20!

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Dude, Where's My Rocket?

 

$3 BILLION FIREBALL...
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One estimate for the odds of you personally being hit by a piece of debris from falling space junk is about 70 trillion to one. That means you have a far better chance of winning the lottery or getting hit by lightning.

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Edited by Rogerdodger, 20 April 2023 - 11:09 AM.


#3 fib_1618

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Posted 20 April 2023 - 11:55 AM

All Space X wanted on this trial run was for the Starship to clear the tower...so today's launch was highly successful as the explosion came just before a stage 1 separation (likely due to the fact that 3 of its 33 Raptor engines failed to ignite at launch). Call it a first test of something new and different just as the Bumper 2 program was for NASA back in 1950.

 

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#4 slupert

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Posted 20 April 2023 - 02:41 PM

The big question is, when is this market going to have a "rapid unscheduled disassembly"?



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Posted 20 April 2023 - 02:53 PM

All Space X wanted on this trial run was for the Starship to clear the tower...so today's launch was highly successful as the explosion came just before a stage 1 separation (likely due to the fact that 3 of its 33 Raptor engines failed to ignite at launch). Call it a first test of something new and different just as the Bumper 2 program was for NASA back in 1950.

 

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So the question is, this little "test" must have cost them a shtload of cash, so this 'something new' is something they have finances for in the long run, or does SpaceX gt folded in to TSLA like Solar City did.?



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Posted 20 April 2023 - 05:00 PM

All Space X wanted on this trial run was for the Starship to clear the tower...so today's launch was highly successful as the explosion came just before a stage 1 separation (likely due to the fact that 3 of its 33 Raptor engines failed to ignite at launch). Call it a first test of something new and different just as the Bumper 2 program was for NASA back in 1950.

 

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Fib, do not bother explaining. We have mostly day traders here. There are no rocket scientists here, and that includes yours truly, who understand the complexity of controlled combustion required inside the most post powerful rocket humans have ever built. I am impressed the rocket did not blow up on the stand with all that powerful fuel inside tanks of first stage rocket. This star ship has enough power to launch 100 astronauts in space or deliver 20 tons of cargo to space station in orbit or reach planet of Jupiter with astronauts inside. I  am told Space-X learned more in 4 minutes of star-ship flight than we have learned about origins of covid in 3 years.


Edited by pdx5, 20 April 2023 - 05:02 PM.

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#7 Rogerdodger

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Posted 20 April 2023 - 09:05 PM

As I understand it, Elon's space career began when he got a government grant to prove his plan to reuse rockets, thus saving NASA billions, if not trillions.

The first 3 crashed. He had enough cash for one more attempt,  which succeed. It was successful because of what they learned from the earlier "failed" attempts.

I am still amazed at every successful touchdown and re-use.

 

The only real failure is when one fails learn from the previous attempts.

Just ask the Wright brothers... or rather Alfred Nobel.

(Immanuel was unavailable for comment.)

In Stockholm, Immanuel, Alfred, and Emil continued work on the development of nitroglycerine for blasting. It was dangerous stuff. In 1864 Alfred's brother Emil was killed in an explosion.

 


Edited by Rogerdodger, 20 April 2023 - 09:59 PM.