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(Ars Technica)   SpaceX's latest Starship prototype passed a major discus in the middle of the night. Next discus : 15k hops   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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2020-10-20 9:50:39 AM  
A 'Hurtle', Subby?  For Yertle  the Turtle?

Still, a bit of welcome good news, along with NASA reversing course and subsidizing research into on-orbit bulk transfer of cryogenic fuels.
 
2020-10-20 10:37:04 AM  
I can¡t wait to see this thing hurdling through space.
 
2020-10-20 10:48:06 AM  

QFarker: I can¡t wait to see this thing hurdling through space.


*hurtling
 
2020-10-20 10:54:06 AM  
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2020-10-20 11:54:43 AM  

hagopiar: QFarker: I can¡t wait to see this thing hurdling through space.

*hurtling


yes, I guess you didn't see the original headline.
 
2020-10-20 12:03:29 PM  

QFarker: hagopiar: QFarker: I can¡t wait to see this thing hurdling through space.

*hurtling

yes, I guess you didn't see the original headline.


The current headline doesn't make much sense.

/javelin?
 
2020-10-20 12:06:49 PM  
Passing a javelin? That would make the relay races pretty dangerous.
 
2020-10-20 1:04:41 PM  
It would be nice to have a summary plus timeline of what this setup can accomplish.
 
2020-10-20 5:04:26 PM  

Animatronik: It would be nice to have a summary plus timeline of what this setup can accomplish.


It make rocket go up soon.

Or it make rocket go explode soon.

Maybe if rocket go up soon, it come down explode.

Maybe if rocket go up soon, it not come down explode.
 
2020-10-20 7:26:23 PM  
When I watch the livestream of those tests I mute the sound so as not to become enraged by the "banter" of those worthless assclowns.

Also, the fire-y stuff I saw happened at 01:22:07 CDT according to the on-screen clock on the (LabPadre) stream. The F'n' A states "Static fire occurs at 2 hours, 27 minutes." on the YouTube frame, and the body text says "At 3:13am local time ..."

Was there a second fire-up, or are these goobers getting lost in their own replays?
 
2020-10-20 8:24:39 PM  

Larva Lump: Was there a second fire-up, or are these goobers getting lost in their own replays?


Second fire up
The first little one is a pre-burner test (they power up the turbo-pumps but don't feed fuel into the main combustion chamber).  The second one was a full static fire.
 
2020-10-20 8:44:19 PM  
Thanks. A scrub through the stream this morning didn't reveal anything glaringly obvious, and the jumbled frame-in-a-frame flip-flopping in the linked hot mess was just plain confusing.
 
2020-10-21 12:16:07 AM  

Fursecution: QFarker: hagopiar: QFarker: I can¡t wait to see this thing hurdling through space.

*hurtling

yes, I guess you didn't see the original headline.

The current headline doesn't make much sense.

/javelin?


The headline was originally
"SpaceX's latest Starship prototype passed a major hurtle in the middle of the night. Next hurtle : 15k hops"

A simple typo - 'hurtle' (plunging headlong) instead of 'hurdle' (obstacle), I teased them about it.

Why they changed it to 'discus' instead of just fixing it, I don't know.  Maybe they want Musk to start making flying saucers.
 
2020-10-21 6:15:14 PM  
"Elon Trolling"
"Crew Extinct"

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