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I was surprised how out of touch Branson was when he pulled out the "haters don't realize this is inspiring" line, a very end of history take on it all. My dad liked it though, was texting the family live updates as it happened.

Bezos just wants humans to get out of his fucking way. My dad didn't notice this one.

Musk is a redditor, THE redditor, so he'll just be meming away up there when he does it. My dad wouldn't be impressed with that, he'll quite rightly call Musk a fool.

I was looking at a thing about tesla's (engineering explained) and the TLDW was that because they built infrastructure they are still winning at electric cars. Musk is going the same way with the exploders with the upcycled tin can bit to distract from the enough fuel for *200 years driving bit. Bezos, being characterised by amazon is probably just wondering when he can somehow 'disrupt space travel' by somehow getting his mits on the exploders and cornering the market. He's not as interested in making a system - denoted by how his one is basically a taxi at best, while musks one is a truck/bus/ship type design. And yes bransons one is a yacht for going looking at nice things ... again bezos probably evil masterminding how to become a middleman here.


*i cant remember was it 2 years or 200 years fuel per explosion.
 

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Sometimes it is difficult to write objectively about the rate at which SpaceX makes progress. The advancements we're seeing at the company's Starbase site in South Texas are unprecedented.

Like, seriously unprecedented.

On Sunday, SpaceX finished stacking what it is calling "Booster 4," the first of its Super Heavy rocket boosters expected to take flight. This is a massive, single-core rocket that is approximately 70 meters tall, with a diameter of 9 meters. It has a thrust approximately double that of the Saturn V rocket that launched NASA astronauts to the Moon.

Then, overnight, something remarkable happened. Technicians and engineers at the SpaceX build facility near Boca Chica Beach attached 29 Raptor rocket engines to the rocket. Twenty-nine engines. Each with intricate plumbing lines and connections. This is the number of engines that Super Heavy will fly with for initial flight tests, although the final configuration is likely to have 33 engines.

I'm not really sure what to write or say about all this, because typically in the rocket business it takes a few days to install a single engine.

 

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Elon Musk's company? I have the answer right here: they didn't do it, they're lying.
The theory is that they “attached” them, as in bolted them in place to make sure it all fits(?) onto the new launch platform they just built, but didn’t “attach” them to fuel lines or any of the hard stuff needed to make them work.
 

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The theory is that they “attached” them, as in bolted them in place to make sure it all fits(?) onto the new launch platform they just built, but didn’t “attach” them to fuel lines or any of the hard stuff needed to make them work.
That sounds about right.
 

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