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2018-11-21 Science & Technology
SpaceX’s Elon Musk renames his big rocket ‘Starship’
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Posted by Fred 2018-11-21 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [367 views ]  Top

#1 Getting more cultic by the day. Er, the perfesser banned me for saying that a few years back...
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-11-21 01:30||   2018-11-21 01:30|| Front Page Top

#2 At least he didn't call it 'The UFO Two'.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-11-21 08:45||   2018-11-21 08:45|| Front Page Top

#3 :Meh: The Germans didn't think it was appropriate to name submarines and only gave them such catchy names as "Unterseeboat-109". No doubt they thought the American habit of actually naming things as silly, too.
Posted by magpie 2018-11-21 12:01||   2018-11-21 12:01|| Front Page Top

#4 Jefferson Biplane...
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2018-11-21 14:36||   2018-11-21 14:36|| Front Page Top

#5 When we get to Mars, the city will be built on rock and roll, because nothing's gonna stop us now.
Posted by swksvolFF 2018-11-21 14:37||   2018-11-21 14:37|| Front Page Top

#6 I liked BFR. Likely what it was called in the first meetings: "I want you to build me a rocket to Mars, a Big Fucking Rocket."

That's about as American a name as you can get.
Posted by Boss Spoper5850 2018-11-21 14:47||   2018-11-21 14:47|| Front Page Top

#7 Call the second stage module the "Starship" as it supposedly will be able to SSTO on small bodies and keep BFR for the first stage booster... I liked 'BFR' it kinda reminds me of people explaining that the 'BUFF' nickname for the B-52 really, trust us!, meant "Big Ugly Fat ... (cough) Fella".
Posted by magpie 2018-11-21 15:16||   2018-11-21 15:16|| Front Page Top

#8 #6 - I'm on the same page. Love BFR
Posted by Frank G 2018-11-21 20:01||   2018-11-21 20:01|| Front Page Top

#9 NASA's Lander that will be landing this Monday has to survive the “seven minutes of terror” during atmospheric entry, descent, and landing. It'll be going 13,000 mph as it first enters the Martian atmosphere and with thrusters will slow to 5 mph. The heat shield will get as hot as 2500 degrees Fahrenheit—hot enough to melt steel. It will stay this hot for about 3.5 minutes, until it is time for the parachute to deploy. However the atmosphere is so thin they say the parachute won't work as well that's why the thrusters. So exciting, we'll be able to watch online.
Posted by Jan 2018-11-21 21:41||   2018-11-21 21:41|| Front Page Top

#10 I wonder with this amount of heat on entry how Musk is planning on protecting people on a manned flight. I don't think I'd like to be the guinea pig here.

Here's the link.
https://www.popsci.com/nasa-mars-insight
Posted by Jan 2018-11-21 21:52||   2018-11-21 21:52|| Front Page Top

#11 probably going to go into orbit and slow down a ton before atmospheric entry for the BFR
Posted by Injun Bucket8891 2018-11-21 23:48||   2018-11-21 23:48|| Front Page Top

#12 Also loved BFR. The only thing that could rescue "Starship" for me would be Musk firing a Tesla off to Alpha Centauri.
Posted by Zenobia Floger6220 2018-11-21 23:58||   2018-11-21 23:58|| Front Page Top

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