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Guesses as to what will happen to the booster during the test

Booster explosion during escape event
Booster loss of control during escape followed by FTS
Booster lands successfully and gets retirement party
Booster makes it to apogee, but crash lands due to escape related damage
Booster suffers anomaly before reaching max Q
Booster explodes on the pad before launch

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Offline leaflion

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Guesses as to what will happen to the booster during the test tomorrow.



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« Last Edit: 10/05/2016 11:08 AM by Chris Bergin »

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-Booster makes it to apogee, but crash lands due to escape related damage

Just because it's the best possible combination between succesful test and impressive fireworks  ;D

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Might be hard to tell the difference between explosion during escape event/loss of control during escape event immediately followed by aerodynamic breakup/loss of control during escape event immediately followed automatic FTS activation...

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I'm hoping they land the booster, but I am guessing it will end similarly to the Kerbal version:

I tried it at home

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Booster lands successfully and gets retirement party

What do I win?

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I voted after the fact for what happened...  ::)
Suggest polls like this need to be set up to close the day before the event.
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I voted before ***and*** got the right answer. So happy for Blue.... they rock.

...  So cringing at what needling Jeff gives Elon this time...

I voted after the fact for what happened...  ::)
Suggest polls like this need to be set up to close the day before the event.


I think it helps to set the poll up to OPEN well in advance. If I had seen this poll in time I would have modified the end date.

Next time consider a report to mod if someone notices in time.
« Last Edit: 10/05/2016 05:42 PM by Lar »
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Lee Jay and 17 others win a firm handshake, redeemable from the next person they talk to.

I should've set this up earlier, but the mechanics of it took a lot longer than I expected and I only got the idea the night before....but if anyone gets joy from predicting something after they know what happened, I have no desire to rob them of that pleasure.

Anyway, thanks for playing, can't wait for this to be in a museum so I can stalk it. :P


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BO didn't deliver the promised fireworks. Poor show. :p

Seriously, well done. I changed my mind the moment I saw the booster hadn't even flinched. Which took a few seconds, as my attention was drawn to the capsule doing more then flinching.

Great work, although this test makes me wonder if it will actually be as easy as they hint it will be, to scale this up to the speeds required to get to orbit.

Offline TrevorMonty


BO didn't deliver the promised fireworks. Poor show.

Seriously, well done. I changed my mind the moment I saw the booster hadn't even flinched. Which took a few seconds, as my attention was drawn to the capsule doing more then flinching.

Great work, although this test makes me wonder if it will actually be as easy as they hint it will be, to scale this up to the speeds required to get to orbit.
Going orbital should be problem. They have expertise (lots of engineers from other aerospace companies) and most importantly a backer with very deep pockets.

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