Author Topic: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets  (Read 17926 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Had to get a cow reference in there ;)

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/08/spacex-bothering-bovines-revolutionizing-rockets/

Some stuff you know, but summarized in one place, some stuff you might not know.

Technically a big-ish part 1 status update on everything through to crewed Dragon. I'm working with SpaceX on the long-term future (Super Heavy, Raptor, Mars, but I was told that'll take a while to get content back).

Offline tigerade

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #1 on: 08/19/2013 02:42 AM »
A really great article, top quality.  :)

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #2 on: 08/19/2013 02:51 AM »
Thanks, Chris. Good to hear WDR may be coming soon.

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #3 on: 08/19/2013 02:52 AM »
Several things I hadn't previously herd about -- thank you!   :D

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #4 on: 08/19/2013 03:00 AM »
I see what you did there.   8)


Great article, Chris!
"I've just abducted an alien -- now what?"

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #5 on: 08/19/2013 03:20 AM »
Fantastic article!

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #6 on: 08/19/2013 04:02 AM »
Wow sounds like they might still be on track! I guess I will just learn some patience on SpaceX announcing a time for the launch. Amazing article!

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #7 on: 08/19/2013 04:25 AM »
Thanks for this, Chris.   

I can relay this piece to folks who have become more interested in SpaceX due to the Grasshopper video they have seen recently. 

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #8 on: 08/19/2013 04:26 AM »
Very nice article. It will be great to see pictures of the rocket on the pad this month.

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #9 on: 08/19/2013 06:48 AM »
Thanks Chris, a really good summary of the breadth of activities going on at SpaceX, with some nice details too.

SpaceX have really stepped up into a different gear. I think some people who believe SpaceX are going to continue at the same slow pace (at least from a launch pov) are missing the real changes that are going to significantly increase the launch rate (provided of course that F9 v1.1 flies successfully first time).

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #10 on: 08/19/2013 07:27 AM »
The title alone is pure WIN. Good piece!

Online Chris Bergin

Thanks Chaps. Glad you enjoyed it! :)

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #12 on: 08/19/2013 01:58 PM »
Really great article. I'll post it on some other threads as it covers a number of subjects.

Thanks for finding a good balance between the public articles and the excellent L2 SpaceX sections.

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Thanks, and please do, because this thread will be continually bumped down by the "I prefer falling over myself to post links to a three paragraph op-ed by someone who's on 100K a year to write one piece every three weeks, because it's on a website called "Cool&EdgyTechnoBlog.com!!" crowd! ;D

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #14 on: 08/19/2013 02:33 PM »
From the article, emphasis mine:

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Ultimately, the test demonstrated the vehicle’s ability to perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights.


Of course you couldn't stop with just the title – nice!   ;D

Wonderful article. Thank you, Chris.

Online Chris Bergin

Thanks very much! Important to get the facts right, as there's a lot at steak with SpaceX.....

(Sorry! :D)

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #16 on: 08/19/2013 03:23 PM »
Thanks very much! Important to get the facts right, as there's a lot at steak with SpaceX.....

(Sorry! :D)

I missed this at first but then realized what you did there.

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #17 on: 08/19/2013 03:54 PM »
Thanks, and please do, because this thread will be continually bumped down by the "I prefer falling over myself to post links to a three paragraph op-ed by someone who's on 100K a year to write one piece every three weeks, because it's on a website called "Cool&EdgyTechnoBlog.com!!" crowd! ;D

Let 'em try -- they'll be roundly panned!  :D

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Re: SpaceX: From Bothering Bovines to Revolutionizing Rockets
« Reply #18 on: 08/19/2013 04:41 PM »
Thanks very much! Important to get the facts right, as there's a lot at steak with SpaceX.....

(Sorry! :D)

Well, they're on track to really cook the competition!

Online Chris Bergin

Ok, my fault. Back to the article ;)

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