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10 hours ago, tater said:

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Still can’t quite grasp the scale of this thing. I was looking at that picture wondering what that cable hanging off the booster was…

That would be the crane then. *facepalm*

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3 hours ago, KSK said:

Still can’t quite grasp the scale of this thing. I was looking at that picture wondering what that cable hanging off the booster was…

That would be the crane then. *facepalm*

I'm with you. 

Someone almost needs to cut in a scale picture of the Empire State or something for it to begin to make sense 

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38 minutes ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

I'm with you. 

Someone almost needs to cut in a scale picture of the Empire State or something for it to begin to make sense 

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Soccer field on the right, football field on the left

The empire state building is much taller than Starship, however it does beat the statue of liberty by quite a bit

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Important news: Isaacman booked two more inspiration 4-like flights but going to the highest earth orbit ever plus with spacewalks (!) with a SpaceX-designed EVA suit, and on top of that a flight on a crewed Starship later on

The new set of crewed missions is called "Polaris program" and begins later this year (well, we know what Q4 means in aerospace, but even Q1 2023 would be very soon)

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Just now, Scotius said:

Holy hydrazine!!! Dragon with an airlock... If it works... Can Dragon be used to service Hubble, Kepler and other high-orbit space observatories? :confused:

Dragon is the airlock. This will be like other capsule EVAs. The entire crew suits up, the entire cabin is depressurized.

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Just now, Scotius said:

Holy hydrazine!!! Dragon with an airlock... If it works... Can Dragon be used to service Hubble, Kepler and other high-orbit space observatories? :confused:

It's going higher than hubble, so it definitely could be. Actually, other than to test the EVA suits the mission could be a way for SpaceX to tell NASA that if needed Dragon can do Hubble servicing missions

Do note though that it's unclear at the moment if they will have an airlock or if Dragon is to be depressurized. I'm leaning towards the first option personally

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Just now, Beccab said:

Do note though that it's unclear at the moment if they will have an airlock or if Dragon is to be depressurized. I'm leaning towards the first option personally

An airlock would require putting one in the trunk attached to S2, separate, then do a docking maneuver like Apollo and grab it.

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Just now, tater said:

An airlock would require putting one in the trunk attached to S2, separate, then do a docking maneuver like Apollo and grab it.

Yep, which is possible, but kinda complex. There's also the weight problem, they're going pretty high on this mission and fuel may not suffice

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10 minutes ago, Beccab said:

Yep, which is possible, but kinda complex. There's also the weight problem, they're going pretty high on this mission and fuel may not suffice

Good point regarding altitude. Hence I think they do what Gemini and Apollo did.

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15 hours ago, Nothalogh said:

By exterminating humans?

 

No?

I mean... KSP does not have humans so.... just make up a scifi race with the will and means and they will do what physics will allow that we have not because if they are like Kerbals... they do not fear death.

 

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2 hours ago, tater said:

Ship 21 going to get a nose.

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I'm afraid that nose is for S22, looks like 21's going to be scrapped.

Spoiler

It will live on through the reused nosecone XD

 

Just now, RCgothic said:

No sense in risking the ship. 

Considering they painted the engines over I'd say that there may not be a static fire from B4 at all.

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1 minute ago, Minmus Taster said:

Considering they painted the engines over I'd say that there may not be a static fire from B4 at all.

They probably painted them for rust protection, I don't think any conclusions about B4's fate can really be drawn from painting the bells.

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Just now, RealKerbal3x said:

They probably painted them for rust protection, I don't think any conclusions about B4's fate can really be drawn from painting the bells.

Touche.

Also Ship 22 is mostly stacked, or Ship 21.5, or Frankenship, I know it's still S22 but that's not fun.

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