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#4567411 - 05/06/21 12:48 AM Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen  
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Looks pretty good to me.

Could use some NASA $100 an hour janitors with fire extinguishers though on the pad.



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#4567415 - 05/06/21 02:39 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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It's pretty cool, but I have to say it's about the ugliest rocket I've seen. I'm sure there are very good reasons why it looks like it does, and it obviously works well, but to me, it just looks like a grain silo or something.


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#4567417 - 05/06/21 03:47 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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Nice! They landed and didn't blow up.

#4567420 - 05/06/21 04:14 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Mr_Blastman]  
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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Nice! They landed and didn't blow up.


My thoughts to.


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#4567444 - 05/06/21 11:18 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: JimK]  
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Originally Posted by JimK
Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
Nice! They landed and didn't blow up.


My thoughts to.



You have to break some eggs in order to make an omelette. The Germans learned that lesson well with the V2!


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#4567450 - 05/06/21 11:58 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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There was a good program on last night, Nation Geographic channel, on Musk and his rockets.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...acex-mars-moon-bfr-rockets-space-science


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#4567452 - 05/06/21 12:04 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Originally Posted by KraziKanuK
There was a good program on last night, Nation Geographic channel, on Musk and his rockets.
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/...acex-mars-moon-bfr-rockets-space-science



Love him or hate him, Musk is a brilliant trailblazer.


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#4567469 - 05/06/21 01:56 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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It's always good when stuff does not blow up when landing smile Musk IMO is typical of a great visionary/inventor ...most are at least eccentric in some way. i don't love or hate him ..Just think he is brillinat and doing a great deal to advance our technolgy both on and off planet....all the while making a crap ton of money smile


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#4567470 - 05/06/21 02:04 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon
It's pretty cool, but I have to say it's about the ugliest rocket I've seen. I'm sure there are very good reasons why it looks like it does, and it obviously works well, but to me, it just looks like a grain silo or something.


To me it's entertaining how much these look like the 1950s or even earlier 1920s "imaginations of space travel" rockets...

#4567471 - 05/06/21 02:08 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Arthonon]  
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Originally Posted by Arthonon
It's pretty cool, but I have to say it's about the ugliest rocket I've seen. I'm sure there are very good reasons why it looks like it does, and it obviously works well, but to me, it just looks like a grain silo or something.


SpaceX abandoned the 'composites & heat tiles" approach when they realized that certain types of stainless steel had the desired properties at both high temperatures and cryogenic temperatures, and that SS was better suited to the rapid prototyping / manufacturing that would be needed. It was brilliant, outside of the box thinking, IMO.

One thing to keep in mind is that Musk isn't interested in an Apollo program approach of send a few missions, one at a time. He wants to send a fleet of ships, repeatedly, to colonize Mars. Mass manufacturing is a key ingredient.

#4567472 - 05/06/21 02:10 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: RSColonel_131st]  
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Originally Posted by RSColonel_131st


To me it's entertaining how much these look like the 1950s or even earlier 1920s "imaginations of space travel" rockets...


Absolutely. Check out this clip from Fritz Lang's "Frau Im Mond" from 1929. The rocket looks quite similar to the SpaceX ones doesn't it?



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#4567474 - 05/06/21 02:13 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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^ LOL that is perfect.

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Or Rocketship XM from 1950:

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https://youtu.be/Ypvlg2M0cmk


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#4567503 - 05/06/21 04:54 PM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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Wow, now that's a very young Lloyd Bridges!


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#4567540 - 05/07/21 12:21 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: Nixer]  
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Is this the same rocket?


#4567572 - 05/07/21 10:37 AM Re: Shiny American Rocket, cheaper by the dozen [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Is this the same rocket?




No, no it's not. Keep looking.

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