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2022-11-03 4:27:20 PM  
The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.
 
2022-11-03 4:39:13 PM  
Good luck to it. At this point it has to fly one way or the other. A lot has changed in 50 years and rockets have developed and certainly in the last 20 years this design is dead there will not be a second one.

<might as well take it for a blast>
 
2022-11-03 6:22:17 PM  
I hope that they launch successfully.

Twitterboy's giant stainless steel space dildo isn't going to launch anytime soon.

Vulcan and SLS will fly many times before that crazy bastards half assed rocket goes anyplace.
 
2022-11-03 7:15:43 PM  

maniacbastard: I hope that they launch successfully.

Twitterboy's giant stainless steel space dildo isn't going to launch anytime soon.

Vulcan and SLS will fly many times before that crazy bastards half assed rocket goes anyplace.


Actually, donkeys are very intelligent and proficient at navigation and general problem solving.  It makes sense to have them constitute half the crew.
 
2022-11-03 7:44:35 PM  

maniacbastard: I hope that they launch successfully.

Twitterboy's giant stainless steel space dildo isn't going to launch anytime soon.

Vulcan and SLS will fly many times before that crazy bastards half assed rocket goes anyplace.


I hope it works too, but I also hope Starship succeeds because SLS isn't a launch program, it's a jobs program for Shuttle-era contractors.

Musk isn't CEO of SpaceX, that's a woman named Shotwell, and she is actually grounded in reality. I truly hope SpaceX succeeds. Musk is an ass and will self-destruct within a year or two, but it will be a setback for space exploration if SpaceX fails.
 
2022-11-03 7:50:05 PM  

Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.


But my dude, the fuel economy is out of this world.
 
2022-11-03 7:56:25 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: it's a jobs program for Shuttle-era contractors.


You're farking moron.
 
2022-11-03 7:59:35 PM  

Nintenfreak: Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.

But my dude, the fuel economy is out of this world.


I thought the Saturn V was more fuel efficient than the crawler.
 
2022-11-03 7:59:47 PM  

maniacbastard: I hope that they launch successfully.

Twitterboy's giant stainless steel space dildo isn't going to launch anytime soon.

Vulcan and SLS will fly many times before that crazy bastards half assed rocket goes anyplace.


I guarantee he's using the contract for Starship to subsidize Falcon launches. . .which are mostly dedicated to launching his DOA Starlink project.


When this shiat comes apart, it's going to make Bernie Madoff look responsible.   It will be epic.  And all the miserable fanboi trash will be whining it was 'cancel culture' or some other stupid shiat that did him in.
 
2022-11-03 9:52:34 PM  

Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.


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2022-11-03 9:58:58 PM  

DON.MAC: Nintenfreak: Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.

But my dude, the fuel economy is out of this world.

I thought the Saturn V was more fuel efficient than the crawler.


It... it was a joke about people who drive slow to save... gas...
 
2022-11-04 12:03:27 AM  

Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.


Space-X did Launch number 48 - this year - last Friday
/yawn
//yawn
///yawn
 
2022-11-04 1:28:11 AM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: maniacbastard: I hope that they launch successfully.

Twitterboy's giant stainless steel space dildo isn't going to launch anytime soon.

Vulcan and SLS will fly many times before that crazy bastards half assed rocket goes anyplace.

I hope it works too, but I also hope Starship succeeds because SLS isn't a launch program, it's a jobs program for Shuttle-era contractors.

Musk isn't CEO of SpaceX, that's a woman named Shotwell, and she is actually grounded in reality. I truly hope SpaceX succeeds. Musk is an ass and will self-destruct within a year or two, but it will be a setback for space exploration if SpaceX fails.


How much money do you want to put on that?

Musk is the CEO of SpaceX, chairman of its board, its CTO, and has a controlling interest in SpaceX stocks.

Shotwell is the president and  COO. She runs day-to-day operations of SpaceX and makes the deals. She is vital to the company. She managed to convince NASA to give them an ISS supply contract before they had even flown a Falcon 9 and had merely launched a tiny Falcon 1. Without that sale, Musk would have been stuck as a smallsat launcher for a long time as it brought in much needed cash vital to making the Falcon 9.

Make no mistake, Musk is Shotwell's boss who put her in the position she now has. Make no mistake, she gets her marching orders from Musk and is very much his creature.  And the role that Musk is playing on Starship is comparable to the role he played in the development of the Falcon family of rockets. Everyone involved with the development of the Falcon were hired by Elon Musk and answered to him. Funny how the other companies did not hire his people instead: In the early years of SpaceX the establishment rocket companies paid more and worked employees less-a lot less. And the competition had vastly more money. The money that Musk started the company with and paid most of the bills with for the first few years was in space terms, peanuts.

/You are right that Musk is an ass. But then again pretty much no one disputes that.
 
2022-11-04 1:51:07 AM  

Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.


To be fair, Starship and Superheavy have on  many occasions been driven on Boca Chica BLVD between the production site and the site with the launch pad and test stand. Nothing has lifted off in over a year. So you could make a similar calculation for Starship.

NASA claims that SpaceX is targeting December for an orbital attempt.

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This is my pic of S24 from August taken from the side of the Boca Chica BLVD. I have family in Harlingen.
 
2022-11-04 4:30:40 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Jack Sabbath: The 4-mile (6.4 kilometers) trek, made atop NASA's giant crawler transporter-2 vehicle, is expected to take about 10 hours.

At that pace it will take 68 years to reach the moon.  Unacceptable.

To be fair, Starship and Superheavy have on  many occasions been driven on Boca Chica BLVD between the production site and the site with the launch pad and test stand. Nothing has lifted off in over a year. So you could make a similar calculation for Starship.

NASA claims that SpaceX is targeting December for an orbital attempt.

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This is my pic of S24 from August taken from the side of the Boca Chica BLVD. I have family in Harlingen.


From what I've read recently, SpaceX has been arm-twisted by NASA and the FAA into being more risk-averse in their flight testing. Sadly, this might reduce the number of big kabooms at Boca Chica that we've come to know and love. It's also slowing down the pace of testing but there's supposed to be an orbital launch in December.
 
2022-11-04 5:11:17 PM  

DarnoKonrad: BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: it's a jobs program for Shuttle-era contractors.

You're farking moron.


He's actually, y'know - right.
 
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