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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #160 on: 09/27/2016 08:33 PM »
Wants to encourage SX competitors/partners worldwide.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #161 on: 09/27/2016 08:35 PM »
Well folks, there you have it. The dawn of the real Space Age, brought to you in a Heinlein rocketship.
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 #162 on: 09/27/2016 08:36 PM »
what a disaster of a Q&A session.

but damn good job helodriver!

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #163 on: 09/27/2016 08:37 PM »
Well folks, there you have it. The dawn of the real Space Age, brought to you in a Heinlein rocketship.

Yup, there's a definite resemblance to Luna.
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #164 on: 09/27/2016 08:37 PM »
I only got to see the last ~5 minutes.  Was anything mentioned about the Red Dragon and what it might carry?
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #165 on: 09/27/2016 08:38 PM »
I only got to see the last ~5 minutes.  Was anything mentioned about the Red Dragon and what it might carry?

RD mentioned, but not its payload.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #166 on: 09/27/2016 08:39 PM »
Well folks, there you have it. The dawn of the real Space Age, brought to you in a Heinlein rocketship.

Yup, there's a definite resemblance to Luna.

Actually, Harriman Industries.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #167 on: 09/27/2016 08:40 PM »
Meanwhile, at virtually every other space agency in the world, tumbleweeds were bouncing past.
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Brilliant work by all on this thread. Many thanks! Everyone please use the discussion thread (I know that Q&A went wild) and we'll start churning out articles. A baseline article next. Then lots of specific ones over the days to come.

Got to put my head in an ice bucket first ;D

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #169 on: 09/27/2016 08:50 PM »
Webcast recording is now up at spacex.com

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #170 on: 09/27/2016 08:53 PM »
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #172 on: 09/27/2016 09:17 PM »

Online Chris Bergin

Baseline article. I guestimate about 10 standalone articles to come over the coming weeks.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/09/spacex-reveals-mars-game-changer-colonization-plan/

Thanks to Chris Gebhardt for the additional on the final part.

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Jeff is tweeting from the second presser SpaceX told us (the media) about with short notice (but that was very good of them). Not sure if we get Derrick in time to get over to where it is, but:

https://twitter.com/jeff_foust

(And to all this is the live update thread. Not an update, not going to be here. I know a few people take no notice ;))

Musk: we’ll demonstrate fully autonomous docking capability next year. Once you have that, gives you on-orbit refueling ability.

Musk: “optimistic” schedule calls for first crew launch in late 2024 and arrival in 2025. won’t be much later.

Musk: one goal for the Red Dragon missions is to find out what are the best ways to access Martian water.

Musk: not too concerned about planetary protection; no sign of life on Martian surface. Planet we need to protect is Earth
« Last Edit: 09/27/2016 10:22 PM by Chris Bergin »

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More from Elon, via Jeff:

Musk: spaceship can serve as own abort system from booster, but on Mars, either you’re taking off or you’re not

Musk: terraforming a long-term issue, and a decision for the people who are living there

Musk: briefed NASA senior management on this plan ahead of time, but only finished up the presentation this morning.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #176 on: 09/27/2016 11:34 PM »
Look like for cargo and crew is ~3000m3.
30m3 for person, room 3x3x3m for person not bad.

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #177 on: 09/27/2016 11:43 PM »
Missed that one. Lots of confusion here wether there would be a follow on.  Was initially told there would not be. So I was in the Mars Base Camp and buzz Aldrin presentation instead.  :(

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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #178 on: 09/28/2016 02:20 AM »
Can't believe the head of CNES introduced Elon!

Deserves a second screen shot (attached).
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Re: LIVE: Elon Musk IAC Mars Speech - Sept. 27, 2016 - UPDATES
« Reply #179 on: 09/28/2016 02:45 AM »
Here is the official slides of the presentation from SpaceX:

http://www.spacex.com/sites/spacex/files/mars_presentation.pdf
« Last Edit: 09/28/2016 02:52 AM by yg1968 »

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