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1 hour ago, Xd the great said:

And please send Elon along as a tourist guide.

Nah, fashion guy is expendable.

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3 hours ago, tater said:

Nah, fashion guy is expendable.

I thought reusing him means more profit...

You know, like reusing a rocket. Or more accurately, reusing a Falcon heavy core booster.

Edited by Xd the great

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Heheh

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Boca Chica Starship has had its final ring and tank dome fitted. It looks like they were welded together on the ground before installation, rather than hoisted up and then attached as was done for the other two domes. All that remains now is fitting the nose cone, landing gear, and fins.

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1 minute ago, RealKerbal3x said:

Boca Chica Starship has had its final ring and tank dome fitted. It looks like they were welded together on the ground before installation, rather than hoisted up and then attached as was done for the other two domes. All that remains now is fitting the nose cone, landing gear, and fins.

Pff, like we need any of that stuff. Just take the drag hit and strap on a few more engines, land the thing on the engine bell, and replace the fins with some nice gravity-defying reaction wheels. 

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Just now, Raven Industries said:

Pff, like we need any of that stuff. Just take the drag hit and strap on a few more engines, land the thing on the engine bell, and replace the fins with some nice gravity-defying reaction wheels. 

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25 minutes ago, tater said:

 

Jebs Junkyard and used rocket parts.

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Iron Maiden is the coolest metal band ever. 

ETA: my handle is partially inspired by an Iron Maiden song.

Edited by Racescort666

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9 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Also:

Anybody else see Bender's head poking out of that bucket...?

Also also:

Presumably referring to the same object, confirming that the legs and fins are still the same thing in the latest design. That's important since he's said the design of the fins/legs *has* changed again.

BUT... there are at least 5 if these mounts in the picture... maybe the 2 canards in the front use the same mounts?

Edited by ThatGuyWithALongUsername

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According to Zillow, the market value around there varies between ~72k, and 127k, most closer to the lower number. Realtor.com has some in the 50s. 3X market value is obviously a decent enough deal, but certainly not a lot of money in many cases.

 

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40 minutes ago, tater said:

 

"Hey, sorry for the noise. But in return, you get free views of launch".

NICE

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7 hours ago, Racescort666 said:
Iron Maiden is the coolest metal band ever. 

ETA: my handle is partially inspired by an Iron Maiden song.

\m/

There's a picture for everyone's wall whether you're in the band or building rockets.

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40 minutes ago, tater said:

!

 

This would be really impressive, as Starship still has a split personality and not a leg to stand on, and they're rapidly running out of month...

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2 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

This would be really impressive, as Starship still has a split personality and not a leg to stand on, and they're rapidly running out of month...

Perhaps a dry run/engine test?

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5 hours ago, KSK said:

\m/

There's a picture for everyone's wall whether you're in the band or building rockets.

\m/

I only spot Steve Harris, Nicko McBrain and Dave Murray though.

+1 because likes are still not working I guess. 

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8 hours ago, tater said:

 

Can't say I'm surprised or that multiple people didn't see this coming... it's too much of a regulatory hassle to deal with for just testing, and if they still want to launch the full SS/SH stack from there, then yeah, the village pretty much couldn't be inhabited for safety reasons.

10 hours ago, ThatGuyWithALongUsername said:

Presumably referring to the same object, confirming that the legs and fins are still the same thing in the latest design. That's important since he's said the design of the fins/legs *has* changed again.

BUT... there are at least 5 if these mounts in the picture... maybe the 2 canards in the front use the same mounts?

Also also also it looks like I might be wrong and the 2 tweets were actually talking about different objects, confirming the landing legs ARE separate and not vice versa. So, oops.

5 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

This would be really impressive, as Starship still has a split personality and not a leg to stand on, and they're rapidly running out of month...

Also WOAH does that mean they expect to get the top bulkhead installed and the two halves put together in a WEEK?!

 

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