« Last post by guckyfan on Today at 04:35 AM »
so wait? SpaceX is, or is not making the BFR/MCT?so its 500 tons LEO how many people will be needed to work on a project designing something that huge?
Are they hiring new people? becuaase i for one would love to work there even though im just 18 and havent started college yet lol!
Why would you assume it's a huge thing you need? The proposed 9 Raptor launch vehicle can do it fully reusable, not even needing the heavy. It just takes 5 flights of the single stick. Not expensive because of reusability.
A single stick with 9 Raptor alredy does qualify as BFR, I believe. My statement also included that MCT can be launched with it. It would take ~5 launches though.
That does not preclude building something bigger. Especially when they start launching many flights per launch window. In that case it would be operationally preferable and probably cheaper to have something big enough that they need only two launches for one MCT going to Mars.