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  1. Elon Musk tweeted it would be a cargo elevator: The door is the cargo door shown on the side of the spacecraft in OP's image.
  2. You're forgetting the supersonic retropropulsion it does in the upper atmosphere.
  3. $2.6 billion isn't the cost of Dragon V2 development. It's the price of the CCtCap contract for SpaceX to carry astronauts to the ISS aboard Dragon.
  4. Well that's pretty cool, then. He's got some money on his hands there, and a very slick display piece.
  5. And he said it fell through his table? It looks very much like a slag and not so much like a meteorite. http://meteorites.wustl.edu/id/slag.htm
  6. All living things are Von Neumann machines.
  7. That is comedy gold. I tried to give you some rep, but apparently I've given you too much recently. Oh, that is hilarious.
  8. Best case, they follow it up with a couple more successful F9 flights, then a F9H demo flight with RTLS on the boosters, then a release of the Mars plans. 2016 is going to be a wild ride.
  9. Gravity will pull it all together and it will go nuclear.
  10. How much you think one could buy a Merlin for? Couldn't be too much, Musk can sell 10 of them for $60 million.
  11. My question was about how the US paid the price for not sending crew up in pressurized suits.
  12. How would a pressure suit have saved them? That's not an answer to my question, then, is it?
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