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2019-06-25 Science & Technology
Elon Musk ridiculed for using a picture of the MOON in a tweet about 'Occupy Mars' as he reveals SpaceX will ramp up Raptor Engine production to 'one every 12 hours'
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Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 He's still a hero to his cultish admirers, including many who should know better.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-25 00:20||   2019-06-25 00:20|| Front Page Top

#2 Ahhh, well maybe the Moon isn't cheese.
Maybe it's an orange Creamsicle.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-25 03:33||   2019-06-25 03:33|| Front Page Top

#3 I haven’t felt this good since the 60s while watching launches from the Cape. NASA should be directed to concentrate on space or be shutdown. This global warming stuff should not be part of NASA’s budget! Why are we paying Russians to launch people to the space station!
Posted by Slavith Bonaparte1586 2019-06-25 08:27||   2019-06-25 08:27|| Front Page Top

#4 It makes me almost want to buy a Tesla.
Posted by Slavith Bonaparte1586 2019-06-25 08:29||   2019-06-25 08:29|| Front Page Top

#5 :Shrug: Some staffer mindlessly grabbed the wrong .gif image when making the screen... Elon Musk, or his assistant or assistant's assistant, saw the astronomical red thingy™ and signed off on it.
Posted by magpie 2019-06-25 15:20||   2019-06-25 15:20|| Front Page Top

#6 I blame high powered up and coming millennial PR firm, signed off on by HR.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-06-25 20:04||   2019-06-25 20:04|| Front Page Top

#7 The moon is closer to test on. He is tweaking NASA's SLS with that image. His rocket can land by itself on the moon and accomplish way more than the 32 billion return a couple of guys to the moon that the Senate Launch System is planing to PORK err launch.

He could carry a whole moon base to the moon with bulldozers and the lot. Look at the specs for that rocket.
Even the first stage... 2,000 kN per engine. First stage has 31 engines so 62,000 kN first stage. Second stage has 7 to 9 engines so 14,000 kN to 18,000 kN for second stage. Want to carry a road roller?
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-25 20:19||   2019-06-25 20:19|| Front Page Top

#8 Lower level estimates:

Payload to LEO 150,000 kg [4]
Payload to Moon 100,000+ kg (220,000+ lb)
(with orbital refueling)[5]
Payload to Mars 100,000+ kg (220,000+ lb)
(with orbital refueling)[2][5]
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-25 20:21||   2019-06-25 20:21|| Front Page Top

#9 NET 2022 - Cargo Mars Mission - BFR - Kennedy LC-39A/Boca Chica
NET 2022 - Cargo Mars Mission - BFR - Kennedy LC-39A/Boca Chica
NET 2024 - Cargo Mars Mission - BFR - Kennedy LC-39A/Boca Chica
NET 2024 - Cargo Mars Mission - BFR - Kennedy LC-39A/Boca Chica
NET 2024 - Manned Mars Mission - BFR - Kennedy LC-39A/Boca Chica
NET 2024 - Manned Mars Mission - BFR - Kennedy LC-39A/Boca Chica
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-25 20:34||   2019-06-25 20:34|| Front Page Top

#10 All of that.
But first, the solar battery farm.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-25 20:40||   2019-06-25 20:40|| Front Page Top

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