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Offline tyrred

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Gained "Aft cargo" where some (myself included) imagined a hybrid nozzle extension/radiators/underarmor.

Edit: ninja'd by meekGee
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Belly first, the entire way, that velocity vector is practically perpendicular to the body.

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The mysterious petal things around the engines are labeled 'Aft Cargo'.  Curious.

Easier cargo unloading, and in case of launch abort they could drop the cargo to increase the thrust/weight
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"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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« Last Edit: 09/18/2018 01:44 am by Lar »
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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It looks like a whale. I hate it.   ;D

I think it kinda looks like a squid
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Didn't take long for someone to edit Wikipedia
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Yusaku Maezawa (前澤 友作 Maezawa Yūsaku) born 22 November 1975, is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur going to the damn moon
Launches attended: Worldview-4 (Atlas V 401), Iridium NEXT Flight 1 (Falcon 9 FT), PAZ+Starlink (Falcon 9 FT), Arabsat-6A (Falcon Heavy)
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I'm an artist, I'll go!!!  ;D
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Notes that 2023 is the date

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« Last Edit: 09/18/2018 02:10 am by Lar »
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Hah, I was already playing Clair de lune along with the announcement
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Solar panels are back.

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Well.  That's certainly one way to get high-dollar investment.

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This is very eccentric, but I guess, why wouldn't it be?

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This is very eccentric, but I guess, why wouldn't it be?
This is exactly how it should be. 
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Goosebumps... with the world the way it is today, this is pretty awesome and makes me hopeful. I'm sure there will be stumbles along the way but I look forward to seeing it happen.

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I don't like how he made it sound like he changed to a more riskier design for "aesthetics".  I find that very concerning...

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'100 tons useful payload', ISP=380, and capability to do 3300m/s from LEO seems to imply a very low weight at burnout - I get 60 tons or so dry, 5 tons or so landing propellant.

(inc 8 people and stores for a week, and a ton of atmosphere if it's all pressurised).
This assumes 100 tons of payload can be swapped for 100 tons of fuel, this may not quite be the case.

If the 'useful payload' was 'takeoff and land with' - that might be slightly better, as it implies >100 tons of fuel and makes the numbers easier.

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Inspired after the Tintin Rocket! Killed me with that...

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