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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
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When should they land?

splashdown in the Gulf should be around noon-ish tomorrow (central time)

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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
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rt3
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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
apparently there's a 4-person mission set to launch on board SpaceX next month


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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
started detaching over Namibia... pulled away from ISS over South Africa

did its most recent departing burn near the west coast of the US


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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
someone just asked these broadcasters "what does space smell like?"


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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
the broadcaster on the NASA channel just said Pensacola landing site may be a no go tomorrow and the landing site could be changed again


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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
They’ve been saying that. Panama City is the next immediate backup location. I’m sure there are others

Would be awesome if it happened to land by Grand Isle


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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
Middle of the Causeway, drop that bitch in the lake


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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
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Causeway


Patchy delays on the Causeway. I’ve got nominal slow downs on the high rise to the Claiborne flyover.


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LSUnation78
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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
Its cheap. The technical feat of landing the first stage rocket boosters is strictly due to the cost savings it provides.

Their mothership will land the crew module same way they do the boosters.


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I'm pretty surprised SpaceX would take such a vanilla approach to landing astronauts


The original designs had it, but they cut it given how much testing and time it would take to certify the systems. They say they were okay with it originally because the R+D could double up with their planned mechanism for Mars landings. When they decided on a different approach for Mars, value for it on Dragon went to nothing.


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The original designs had it, but they cut it given how much testing and time it would take to certify the systems. They say they were okay with it originally because the R+D could double up with their planned mechanism for Mars landings. When they decided on a different approach for Mars, value for it on Dragon went to nothing.

is Falcon Heavy what they plan to use for the missions to Mars?



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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
No, they would use Starship.


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Negative, the project for that is called the Starship. Twice the payload capacity to LEO as the Falcon Heavy. If their talking points pans out, it will be the first serious step towards making space flight affordable. Gone are the days of it costing 10s of thousands of dollars for each pound send to orbit.

They are targeting being able to have 100 passengers at a cost of 20k per person.

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is Falcon Heavy what they plan to use for the missions to Mars?

No. That's the Big fricking Rocket they're currently in the process of designing. They can call it the Super Heavy all they want, but we remember BFR. The Falcon Heavy is, as of now, mainly for things like moon orbital trips (you can book them now) and heavy low Earth lift.

They may use the Falcon Heavy in the initial stages to send test articles and such and it's not out of the question that it may be used to send some objects like maybe communications satellites ahead of a manned mission to Mars, but people will almost certainly be riding the BFR.

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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
The engineer who put 31 rockets in the first stage definitely played Kerbal Space Program.


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The engineer who put 31 rockets in the first stage definitely played Kerbal Space Program.




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rt3
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re: SpaceX Endeavor capsule might splashdown near Prnsacola
Starship prototype went boom



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RIP Jeb


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Scale comparisons of size and capabilities



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