Author Topic: Special Feature Article - The Evolution of the Big Falcon Rocket  (Read 18561 times)

Offline Llian Rhydderch

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FWIW, Phillip's article is now used rather extensively as a source for some of the information in the comprehensive Wikipedia article on BFR.  Over a dozen times.
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I'm not surprised, it's the best single source of publicly available information on BFR/BFS.

Offline go4mars

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Great article Phil & friends!
I'm delighted.
The only edit that pops to mind to perhaps capture for posterity in the evolution discussion is that Falcon XX is Roman numerals. That was when the 20 meter diameter was considered before "heavy versions" (tri-core) or on-orbit refuelling were serious considerations.
Thanks for the article!

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