Author Topic: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES  (Read 50467 times)


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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #121 on: 09/27/2016 08:06 PM »
Haha, I was like "that's gotta be HeloDriver." Good Q! Construction in various states with final assembly at launch states.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #122 on: 09/27/2016 08:06 PM »
Spaceship would have small payload to LEO as a SSTO.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #123 on: 09/27/2016 08:06 PM »
Construction in multiple gulf states.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #124 on: 09/27/2016 08:07 PM »
Facepalm. "Are we going to have toilet on Mars?"
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #125 on: 09/27/2016 08:07 PM »
Who was that last question from? And what was with the profanity? Sheesh.

(Sorry for the cluttering of the live thread though)
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #126 on: 09/27/2016 08:07 PM »
Second question is....strange.

Q: "I was at Burning Man and there was a lot of human excrement. Are we going to have a toilet on Mars that can't use water?"

A: If you have energy, there is water because of the massive amounts of ice.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #127 on: 09/27/2016 08:08 PM »
For construction, looking possibly at the Gulf states, such as Michoud, probably use multiple locations and assemble elsewhere.

39A is "quite a big site", thinks they can fit it to launch both FH and Interplanetary system's initial flights.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #128 on: 09/27/2016 08:09 PM »
First journey to Mars will be dangerous ... are you prepared to die ... then you're a candidate for going.

Later ... different than Apollo.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #129 on: 09/27/2016 08:10 PM »
Up to the public to decide about taking nuclear power to Mars.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #130 on: 09/27/2016 08:10 PM »
Standing ovation.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #131 on: 09/27/2016 08:11 PM »
For construction, looking possibly at the Gulf states, such as Michoud, probably use multiple locations and assemble elsewhere.

39A is "quite a big site", thinks they can fit it to launch both FH and Interplanetary system's initial flights.

Barge-transportable then to Texas and Florida

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #132 on: 09/27/2016 08:11 PM »
Some risk of radiation but not deadly. Some shielding.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #133 on: 09/27/2016 08:13 PM »
The goal of SX is to build the transport system, like the railroad".

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #134 on: 09/27/2016 08:13 PM »
Q: How to keep people safe from deep-space radiation and on the surface of Mars.

A: Radiation risk in space - there will be some slight increase in risk from cancer, but Musk doesn't believe it will be that bad. On the surface risk is half because of atmosphere

Construct artificial magnetic field to protect from energetic particles. (?!?)

This is just the transport system, once you're there you can build everything from iron refineries to the first pizza joint.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #135 on: 09/27/2016 08:15 PM »
SpaceX is like the Union-Pacific Railroad.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #136 on: 09/27/2016 08:15 PM »
Q: I'm Russian, are you going to hire people outside the US?

A: This is not up to us, US gov't regulations make it so a regular work visa is not sufficient to hire people to work on advanced weapon systems (which rockets fall into).

Wish we could do more, hands are tied by ITAR.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #137 on: 09/27/2016 08:17 PM »
Next question was a weird advert for a comedy website. Talks about sending people on one-way trips.

Elon answers it well. Need to give people the option of returning, even if they never actually return. Initial immigrants to the Americas didn't return to Europe, even though they technically could. Makes people more likely to go.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #138 on: 09/27/2016 08:19 PM »
If your and explorer and want to push the frontier, that's what we're appealing to.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #139 on: 09/27/2016 08:23 PM »
Currently spending about 5% of resources on Mars.
Space is not Highlander.  There can, and will, be more than one.

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