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Musk is going to attempt to launch a nuclear reactor at some point, and when it breaks up mid-launch and sprinkles uranium over sub-Saharan African, he will say "Their grandchildren will thank me for spreading the light of consciousness to the stars." And then millions will get cancer.

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It's fairly rare to have a second stage reenter over land.  Most of the time these launch companies will intentionally deorbit over the ocean, but this one failed to relight it's engine after it's mission was over, leaving it in orbit for an extended period of time.  

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2 hours ago, mclumber1 said:

It's fairly rare to have a second stage reenter over land.  Most of the time these launch companies will intentionally deorbit over the ocean, but this one failed to relight it's engine after it's mission was over, leaving it in orbit for an extended period of time.  

 

I wonder if this will delay Crew 2, NASA might be worried about the engine reliability after this. Losing the second stage engine=abort.

 

Elon soon gonna hate the FAA as much as he hates the SEC.

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So Elon basically tried to schedule a launch at a time when it wasn't enough notice to get an FAA inspector there. 

 

 

I've had contractors do that shit to me. It's infuriating. Fuck that. 

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I'm surprised they decided to launch during the heavy fog conditions.  Not that this particular mishap would have been prevented if the air was clear, but it would make it a lot easier to find the potential cause if visibility was good.

 

In other SpaceX news, a press conference was held this morning that announced the last 2 of 4 astronauts that will fly aboard a privately chartered Dragon spacecraft.  The launch is supposed to occur as early as September and last 3 or so days.  It's a free flying mission, so it won't be visiting the Space Station.  This mission will mark the first 100% commercial manned mission (no government/military astronauts), and it will also include the youngest American to ever fly in space - a 29 year old cancer survivor.   The Dragon is also going to have a badass cupola window where the docking port would normally be, for 180 degree views for its passengers. 

 

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34 minutes ago, CitizenVectron said:

 

And they reused boosters from the first launch!

 

Yep.  The booster was previously used on the Crew-1 launch from November, and the Capsule was from the Demo-2 launch last May.  

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34 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

If you were curious about the amount of legroom in the Dragon vs the Soyuz:

 

 


The Russians are looking at the Dragon capsule and wondering why there is so much wasted space. 

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25 minutes ago, Littleronin said:


The Russians are looking at the Dragon capsule and wondering why there is so much wasted space. 

 

The filthy bourgeoisie and their capitalist capsule mansions!

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2 minutes ago, outsida said:

 

 

The real news is that Jeff Bezos is finally launching people into space in July!*  Blue Origin was actually founded BEFORE SpaceX. 

 

*Not into orbit, just into suborbital space, straight up and down. 

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2 minutes ago, mclumber1 said:

 

The real news is that Jeff Bezos is finally launching people into space in July!*  Blue Origin was actually founded BEFORE SpaceX. 

 

*Not into orbit, just into suborbital space, straight up and down. 


Does this come with my Prime subscription 

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