SpaceX progress report

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by bwilson4web, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    • stainless steel - cheaper, heat resistant, and more easily assembled
    • two instead of three fins
    • SpaceX history
    Bob Wilson
  2. Pushmi-Pullyu

    Pushmi-Pullyu Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bob, but no way am I going to watch an hour-and-23-minute video of Elon going on and on about the history of SpaceX with, probably, just a few minutes of talk about stuff he hasn't said before. At least, that's the usual type of publicity even that SpaceX and Tesla do.

    Fortunately, The Atlantic has an article that seems to provide pretty good coverage: "SpaceX Has Starry-Eyed Ambitions for Its Starship"

    I can't figure out how it's supposed to land, when returning to earth, on just two tail fins. Unless I'm missing something, it needs at least 3 to be stable. Maybe it's two fins plus a couple of extensible landing legs?
  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    I've grown used to setting the YouTube playback speed faster. But I do so love rockets.

    Bob Wilson

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