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Should SpaceX boosters get names printed on them?

Yes
28 (47.5%)
No
31 (52.5%)

Total Members Voted: 59

Voting closed: 08/31/2018 09:24 pm


Author Topic: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now  (Read 6168 times)

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #40 on: 08/10/2018 11:02 pm »
So what is put on a booster that get recovered but the upper stage fails?

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #41 on: 08/11/2018 06:14 am »
Bold numbers below the SpaceX logo with "previous mission markings" would be fine enough for me...

You could do satellite silhouettes painted on the booster like old fighter planes used to do with kills/mission.



They already do logo art for every launch for the mission patch. Do a sticker version. Plenty of room for a hundred mission stickers. It also promotes another collectable category of merch.

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #42 on: 08/11/2018 06:26 am »
Naming is a way of noting the transition to serious reusability with Block 5 thatís the foundation of SpaceX strategic plan to build a fleet and shut down production of F9 so it can shift to BFR. This is a limited class that wonít be built again.

Coverage of flights already notes previous missions a booster has flown and it seems natural.

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #43 on: 08/11/2018 09:00 am »
"B1051" is fine with me.

No names for the boosters pls.
"SpaceX did not recover the booster this time" is a lot better than "Daedalus crashed into the ocean and drowned."


Names should be reserved for the BFS in the manned or man-able version.
"Tanker 1" is good enough for tankers.
Same for pure freighters if they will ever be built.#

And yes to Crew Dragons with names.

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #44 on: 08/11/2018 12:19 pm »
They should name crew and cargo Dragons as well as every BFS. A bit late for D1, since all the ones that will fly have already flown. If disposable Cygnus and ATVs are named, Dragons ought to be.

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #45 on: 08/11/2018 02:48 pm »
Autonomous spaceport drone ships get names.

So do oil platforms, and air ports and buildings.
The ASDS is a unique case. Typically barges donít get names, just the tug.

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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #46 on: 08/11/2018 03:08 pm »
So what is put on a booster that get recovered but the upper stage fails?
A sad face... :(
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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #47 on: 08/11/2018 03:26 pm »
To me mission markings would follow the same concept as "Balls 8" (008) B-52 (manned/unmanned) for example: X-15, X-24A/B, X-43, as well as other missions including those that resulted in injuries (Bruce Peterson) and a fatality for Mike Adams...
http://www.air-and-space.com/nb-523.htm
« Last Edit: 08/11/2018 04:28 pm by Rocket Science »
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Re: SpaceX should give REAL names to 1st stages now
« Reply #48 on: 08/12/2018 05:05 am »
Reused dragons are already getting those mission stamps with an ISS silhouette by the logo for every previous visit. Agreed they should do that for the boosters.

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