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Offline Starmang10

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SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« on: 05/16/2023 03:07 pm »
Since alot of tiles have been popping up recently, I decided to create this threat for anyone who wants to post updates and discussions about any debris that may have washed up ( and on the sea floor ) after the IFT AFTS explosion.
« Last Edit: 05/16/2023 05:12 pm by Starmang10 »
hi! I am a 13 year old neurodivergent individual, although I can understand most things adults can too. I  have been interested in space since I was 5. Although I still have a lot to learn, I try my hardest to understand others, although sometimes I might not, so please correct me if I do not listen to others. thanks!

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #1 on: 05/16/2023 04:52 pm »
Where can I get buy a tile???

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #2 on: 05/16/2023 05:12 pm »
If you want to get in potential future legal trouble, then Ebay is the place for you!  ;)

If you do end up finding/buying tiles, although it can be a good souvenir, contact SpaceX at 1-866-623-0234, or message/email them at [email protected]. Any debris found can help SpaceX determine what they went through and how they survived.  :)
hi! I am a 13 year old neurodivergent individual, although I can understand most things adults can too. I  have been interested in space since I was 5. Although I still have a lot to learn, I try my hardest to understand others, although sometimes I might not, so please correct me if I do not listen to others. thanks!

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #3 on: 05/18/2023 12:34 am »
If you want to get in potential future legal trouble, then Ebay is the place for you!  ;)

If you do end up finding/buying tiles, although it can be a good souvenir, contact SpaceX at 1-866-623-0234, or message/email them at [email protected]. Any debris found can help SpaceX determine what they went through and how they survived.  :)
It is not my meaning to impugn or shame beachcombers or folks with various legal opinions here. But it seems kind to at least inquire with SpaceX about keeping particular instances their debris. What does SpaceX usually say about this?
I'd rather be here now

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #4 on: 05/18/2023 12:43 am »
Dr. Phil Metzger is begging for crowdsourced help with acquiring some additional samples (specifically a sample of Fondag, and plain beach sand from the area) to further research the debris cloud of fine dust/sand particles observed during the 4/20 launch. Very interesting Twitter thread:

https://twitter.com/drphiltill/status/1658862146048909313?s=46&t=iEJNdIBcyHTvN4ocIRmxOQ

https://twitter.com/drphiltill/status/1658863499705999361?s=46&t=iEJNdIBcyHTvN4ocIRmxOQ

https://twitter.com/drphiltill/status/1658869834661150720?s=46&t=iEJNdIBcyHTvN4ocIRmxOQ

https://twitter.com/drphiltill/status/1658873072093364228?s=46&t=iEJNdIBcyHTvN4ocIRmxOQ
« Last Edit: 05/18/2023 12:45 am by RDMM2081 »

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #5 on: 05/18/2023 12:43 am »
One of the dudes who puts up YT vids from around Starbase is advertising, on his site, pieces of the concrete debris for sale.  You pay based on how much a chunk weighs.

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #6 on: 09/05/2023 01:58 pm »
in the far future i imagine a sub recovering s24's flap

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #7 on: 09/05/2023 02:08 pm »
One of the dudes who puts up YT vids from around Starbase is advertising, on his site, pieces of the concrete debris for sale.  You pay based on how much a chunk weighs.

Not that I condone what that YouTuber is doing, but I ran the numbers a while ago based on his ebay sales, and estimated that he'd already earned $1,000 doing this by the middle of May. Not a bad hustle.

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Re: SpaceX Starship IFT-1 Debris Discussion/Updates
« Reply #8 on: 05/29/2024 08:53 pm »
My son bought me one of those concrete chunks on eBay. We've been doing some research to figure out whether it looks authentic or not. I've attached two pictures. It's about 480 grams and about 120x100x45 mm. It appears to be made of crushed brown-black rock and dark gray cement. There is a 1mm layer of some bumpy gray or beige substance on the front and none on the back. Curiously, there are a number of metal wires embedded in it, looking like steel - flat and about 1 mm wide. It was supposedly found on Boca Chica beach, about 800 m from the launch pad. There is a small piece of a white seashell stuck between the concrete and one of the bent wires, consistent with it having landed on the beach or in the water.

The color of the cement is consistent with Fondag, as best I can tell from googling. The beige layer might be Martyte, but I was not aware that it was used on the orbital pad. (It was definitely used on the suborbital pad.)  The wire is a curious feature. Could parts of the pad been reinforced with a wire mesh instead of rebar? From the random ends sticking out, I'd say the wires are distributed about 1 cm apart from each other throughout the specimen (i.e., not from a single layer of flat mesh).

It certainly seems plausible that it's authentic, but the beige layer and the wires are not features I'd expect from published information. Anyone know if Martyte might have been used? And what about a wire mesh?

 

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