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Linked here is the full video recorded of Elon Musk's question and answer session after the reveal of Dragon V2. Originally filmed as four separate clips due to breaks and interruptions, they are spliced together along with a  few minutes of Q&A with astronaut Garrett Riesman and are otherwise presented unedited.

Run time is around 50 minutes, and includes a wide range of topics beyond just Dragon V2. Included are a  shoutout to NSF for their work on the CRS-3 splashdown video as well as Elon graciously signing a few pictures I shot of the first Falcon 9 V1.1 launch vehicle at Vandenberg AFB.  8)

This was originally going to be up on L2, but after discussions with Chris, it is now here on the public side.

After rewatching this video, its apparent that I was asking much more technical questions than the assembled press, but how many "How does this make you feel Elon?" questions do we really need? ;)

« Last Edit: 06/01/2014 04:55 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Right folks. Let's crowdsource - like we did on the video thread, but a lot easier! - and pick out the key parts!

Add a timestamp to key notes, and quote items of interest (word for word).

Lots of thanks to Helo! :)

24 mins for the NSF shoutout! ;D
« Last Edit: 06/01/2014 06:12 PM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #2 on: 06/01/2014 05:27 PM »
11:47-12:42
Q: How many flights can Dragon V2 fly without any refurbishment?
A: We're aiming for 10 flights without any significant refurbishment. The thing that will have to be refurbished is the main heat shield. (then explains PICA-X and says they aim for 100 flights)
« Last Edit: 06/01/2014 06:03 PM by cartman »

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #3 on: 06/01/2014 05:40 PM »
4:28 He says that long-term there should be '1000s of flights a year, a base on the Moon and a base on Mars'.  I thought he had no use for the Moon...

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #4 on: 06/01/2014 05:46 PM »
24:40
Q: (about water in Dragon of CRS-3)
A:There was a little bit of water ingress from a pressure relief valve, because it got dragged about through the ocean so there's a pressure relief valve that picked up some water, from my standing not a big (illegible, maybe part or amount?) was in, so its ok
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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #5 on: 06/01/2014 05:50 PM »
24:05
People did a really great job of fixing it...there was a bunch of people on Nasaspaceflight forum were able to fix the video.
-Thats pretty cool
-Yeah ;D
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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #6 on: 06/01/2014 05:53 PM »
24:20
We want to try to land this back at Cape Canaveral ideally. Initially we may fly it somewhere else...(something about version C) all the landings will be on land.
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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #7 on: 06/01/2014 06:01 PM »
26:49
If its in the crew configuration it can take 7 passengers, if you are really [illegible, something that sounds like crowd..surfing] and about a ton of pressurized cargo and 2-3 tons of unpressurized cargo.
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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #8 on: 06/01/2014 06:06 PM »
45:00

Manned testflights with either a combination of SpaceX en NASA astronauts or all NASA astronauts, the rule is a least one NASA astronaut.

Operational flights with all NASA astronauts, no SpaceX astronauts.

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #9 on: 06/01/2014 06:11 PM »
24:00
Q: Silly question about top temperatures and speeds
A: ... PICA-X v3 is capable of about a kilowatt per square cm, with is a crazy amount, and sustain that for quite a while, in fact is really [limited?] not by the recession rate, but by the conduction of the heat to the back the tile and then potentially damaging the heat shield support structure.
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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #10 on: 06/01/2014 06:38 PM »
26:49
If its in the crew configuration it can take 7 passengers, if you are really [illegible, something that sounds like crowd..surfing] and about a ton of pressurized cargo and 2-3 tons of unpressurized cargo.
If its in the crew configuration it can take 7 passengers and I think something around, if you really cram stuff in, around a ton of pressurized cargo and 2-3 tons of unpressurized cargo
When I say "Jump!", you say "To which orbital inclination?"

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #11 on: 06/01/2014 06:56 PM »
17:30
Q) Will Dragon 1 remain in production to continue to carry cargo, or will it be phased out in favor of V2?
A) Over time we expect Dragon 1 to be phased out, but we're going to carry both of them in parallel for at least a few years.
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Good work guys!

Hey, I was too busy falling off my chair to notice that must have been Helo saying "Chris, that one's for you!" after that lady asked the silly question following the NSF reference! ;D

Nice one Helo!

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #13 on: 06/01/2014 07:09 PM »
19:12

"In fact I'd encourage people who are in the gaming industry to think about joining SpaceX and creating the next generation spacecraft and rockets and also probably in the future we'll create droids on the surface of Mars and Moon to do things like an automated propellant depot and that sort of thing.  We sort of need those features to have a base on Mars."

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Re: Full Video of Elon Musk Q&A Session Post Dragon V2 Reveal
« Reply #14 on: 06/01/2014 07:14 PM »
43:40-44:13

The two rear legs are spaced more closely together than the two front legs to handle parachute landings. If coming in under parachute, the craft will be tilted at an angle (front up, rear down) so the closely spaced legs will hit the ground together to absorb the initial impact.

Thanks for posting this Helo!
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