Author Topic: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES  (Read 58248 times)

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #140 on: 09/27/2016 08:23 PM »
Funding for ITS will increase after the "final version of F9" (and Dragon V2) - which is slated for next year.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #141 on: 09/27/2016 08:23 PM »
Training for a Mars flight- "about two days... you can train longer if you want."
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #142 on: 09/27/2016 08:23 PM »
Q: Resources - how much is Musk putting in now and as development continues

A: Pretty low right now, under 5% of the company - maybe spending a few 10s of millions of dollars right now. As we finish development of the final version of Falcon 9 (later next year) and Dragon 2 (get re-use of Dragon 2 sorted out) we can devote more of our engineering team to ITS.

Within 1 1/2 years we'll have most of SpaceX engineering team working on ITS.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 08:25 PM by Mike_1179 »

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #143 on: 09/27/2016 08:24 PM »
Within a 1.5 years be able to dedicate engineering team to ITS". ... Investment of $10B.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #144 on: 09/27/2016 08:25 PM »
Musks says he'd like to go to orbit, visit ISS, maybe go to Mars.

Needs to make sure the company continues and doesn't get taken over by investors only concerned with profit if he dies.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #145 on: 09/27/2016 08:25 PM »
Who are choosing those questioners?... *facepalm*

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #146 on: 09/27/2016 08:26 PM »
Forcing function for making space technology better".

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #147 on: 09/27/2016 08:27 PM »
Interstellar travel: Best way to do it would be an anti-matter drive due to mass efficiency. Even best case it's a very long journey to someplace like Proxima Centuri.

Once there is a base on Mars, there will be a forcing function to advance the space transportation technology to do things like interstellar technology / travel.

Trying to do interstellar right off the bat would be very tricky, like building a 747 as the first airplane every built.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #148 on: 09/27/2016 08:28 PM »
Says he considered a cycler, but the costs didn't work out. Needs to have frequent reuse. Not ruled out though, more future optimisation.

Name of first ship to Mars "Heart of Gold." He thinks.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 08:30 PM by Lampyridae »
SKYLON... The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen's preferred surface-to-orbit conveyance.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #149 on: 09/27/2016 08:29 PM »
Q: Why not a cycler (Hi Buzz Aldrin)

A: We considered it, you could do a cycler but our calculations showed it's better to just to directly there. Could turn out in the future that cycler and prop depot on the moon would be good, but that would be in the category of future optimization.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #150 on: 09/27/2016 08:29 PM »
Q: "cyclers"
A: "you could to a cycler, but our calculations say its better to go direct. Turnover rate matters. A possible future optimization. "

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #151 on: 09/27/2016 08:29 PM »
Heart of Gold!
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #152 on: 09/27/2016 08:29 PM »
First ship might be named "Heart of Gold" (lots of Douglas Adams love here)

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #153 on: 09/27/2016 08:30 PM »
Elon just struck down cyclers and depots on the Moon; he prefers the straight route so Zubrin's going to be smiling somewhere.
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Likes the idea of calling the first ship "Heart of Gold".

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #155 on: 09/27/2016 08:31 PM »
Greatly insightful comment by EM about "forcing function". Establishing a base on Mars will prompt greater developments in transportation, which even he cannot foresee. He referred to 747's, which alludes to how Orville and Wilbur could never have foreseen our present use of aircraft. So, too, he cannot see what developments will be prompted by his efforts.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #156 on: 09/27/2016 08:32 PM »
Where did they get the questioners from? Electric glasses????? :o

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #157 on: 09/27/2016 08:32 PM »
Somebody asked about his electric bus. Space questions only.

Ooooh should NASA use SLS or this? Elon dodges this by saying it's good to have multiple irons in the fire. The more competition the better, all over the world. Compete, team up, whatever.

Will you be the first Man on Mars? I don't think so. I would definitely need to have a succession plan, see my kids grow up.
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 08:34 PM by Lampyridae »
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #158 on: 09/27/2016 08:32 PM »
Plan is infinitely improbable... chuckle.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #159 on: 09/27/2016 08:33 PM »
Q: Should NASA stop trying for Mars?

A: Absolutely not, the more people working on it the better, multiple paths to Mars are good
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