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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1400 on: 08/27/2020 05:57 pm »
https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1298998306249404425

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Today is the 1 year anniversary of Starhopper’s 150m hop. Still some of the most fun I’ve ever had, shooting one of the coolest things I’ve ever photographed/witnessed. Mmm methalox mach diamonds. @NASASpaceflight

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Brave Starhopper carried the day

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And now, it’s literally a water tower. Thanks for making reality a little more surreal. (Pic taken just now)

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1402 on: 08/30/2020 06:14 am »
I'm a little late with this one.
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who couldn't hear the music.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1403 on: 09/17/2020 06:32 am »
https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1306425239874699264

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Notice the picnic tables under Starhopper?
This has got to be the best break area at a workplace!🚀
#spacex #Bocachica

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1404 on: 02/26/2021 12:03 pm »
From Eric Berger’s new book Liftoff, there’s an interesting snippet about Starhopper’s harder than intended landing:

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Luckily, the Federal Aviation Administration had restricted the flight’s maximum altitude to five hundred feet, so when engineers lost control during Starhopper’s descent its landing legs merely crushed through the pad’s steel-reinforced concrete, rather than erupting into a ball of flame. Musk laughed at this thought. For much of SpaceX’s lifetime he has fought against regulators, always seeking to go faster, to push higher. “This time,” he quipped, “the FAA saved us.”

More context in book excerpt published at:

https://spacenews.com/book-excerpt-liftoff-elon-musk-and-the-desperate-early-days-that-launched-spacex/
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1405 on: 03/23/2021 05:01 pm »
From Eric Berger’s new book Liftoff, there’s an interesting snippet about Starhopper’s harder than intended landing:

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Luckily, the Federal Aviation Administration had restricted the flight’s maximum altitude to five hundred feet, so when engineers lost control during Starhopper’s descent its landing legs merely crushed through the pad’s steel-reinforced concrete, rather than erupting into a ball of flame. Musk laughed at this thought. For much of SpaceX’s lifetime he has fought against regulators, always seeking to go faster, to push higher. “This time,” he quipped, “the FAA saved us.”

More context in book excerpt published at:

https://spacenews.com/book-excerpt-liftoff-elon-musk-and-the-desperate-early-days-that-launched-spacex/
Thank you for publishing the link of that book excerpt. Let’s say I’m one of those who believe that SpaceX is here to stay.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1406 on: 03/31/2021 03:48 pm »
Post SN11 flight:

https://twitter.com/rgvaerialphotos/status/1377285853974790147

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Starhopper had an accident.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1407 on: 06/20/2021 03:26 pm »
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Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there!

Not least of all the Grandfather of Starship hopping (and landing), Starhopper!

Now repurposed as a launch site sensor array, and ironically now actually being a water tower, it stands as a monument to where it all started.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1409 on: 07/19/2021 07:23 pm »
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It’s my first time in Boca Chica, so I figured my first photo should be the original. The one and only. Hoppy.

And birds.

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1410 on: 08/27/2021 02:43 pm »
Bumping …

https://twitter.com/erdayastronaut/status/1431263679803179010

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Two years ago today… (ONLY TWO YEARS AGO 🤯) @spacex launched their first #Starship prototype, Starhopper, to 150m!!! Absolutely insane what all has happened in just 2 years and how wildly different Starbase is now! Can’t wait to see what the next two years brings!

SpaceX live stream:

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1411 on: 08/28/2021 07:14 pm »
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Just 2 years after #Starshopper's 150-meter flight, #SpaceX is making rapid progress on their #Starship system as an orbital attempt looms for this year.

Lee Kanayama (@Falcon_1e) & Adrian Beil (@BCCarCounters) with the historical breakdown.

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/08/starship-starhopper/

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1412 on: 11/09/2021 09:31 pm »
In depth vid on Starhopper:

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1413 on: 04/10/2023 03:06 am »
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what’s your favorite bit of rocket trivia

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A couple of the RCS thruster pods that were used on Hopper’s test flights were taken from Falcon booster B1050, which was mothballed after performing an infamous water landing during the CRS-16 mission.

It was cool to see bits of hardware being used on two separate vehicles!

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1414 on: 04/22/2023 04:52 am »
Post SS first flight:

https://twitter.com/jswartzphoto/status/1649516194087698433

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Some of the skin is peeled away but it’s standing proud and tall

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1415 on: 07/25/2023 05:30 pm »
Thread bump for the anniversary:

https://twitter.com/thejackbeyer/status/1683845656941559810

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Has it been four years already? Today is the anniversary of Starhopper’s 20m hop. While not the most photogenic event of the test campaign, it set the stage for the 150m hop that would come soon after. Here’s some imagery from that momentous occasion. @NASASpaceflight

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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
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Re: SpaceX BFS - Phase 1 - StarHopper - Photos and Updates
« Reply #1418 on: 02/25/2024 12:12 am »
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(High Resolution) Hoppy & the MiniMoons. Sounds like a great Reggae band to me 🚀🇯🇲🤙  -  February 24, 2024
Tony De La Rosa, ...I'm no Feline Dealer!! I move mountains.  but I'm better known for "I think it's highly sexual." Japanese to English Translation.

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