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This was always a fit check. They can’t unhook it since they don’t  have man-lifts to rehook it. That will be an arm off the tower.

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1 hour ago, Beccab said:

In 2016, SpaceX was presenting its Interplanetary Transportation System to the world. Five years later, Starship has become the biggest rocket assembled in history:cool:

And in 2016, SLS was ...

... well, that's not really on topic or strictly needed for this discussion, but finishing that sentence in your head is a fun little exercise.

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12 minutes ago, Codraroll said:

And in 2016, SLS was ...

2016? This was in 2014:

“We don't have a commercially available heavy-lift vehicle. The Falcon 9 Heavy may some day come about. It's on the drawing board right now. SLS is real.

Hey, at least after 7 years it passed from being tested at Michoud to being tested at the KSC

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7 minutes ago, RCgothic said:

 

 

 

when he says "Protection for booster engines" Is he talking about B4 or the RapVacs on S20?

Because I thought that B4 wouldn't need protection.

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7 minutes ago, Minmus Taster said:

when he says "Protection for booster engines" Is he talking about B4 or the RapVacs on S20?

Because I thought that B4 wouldn't need protection.

"As simple as possible... and no simpler."

Guess they need a cowl over the plumbing after all.

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And of course I ran out of likes.

Also this:

 

1 hour ago, tater said:

This was always a fit check. They can’t unhook it since they don’t  have man-lifts to rehook it. That will be an arm off the tower.

I wonder if they will use hard points under the forward flaps for the tower chopstick lift.

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