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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #725 on: July 24, 2021, 10:03:58 AM »

I can understand the FAA on this because calling them astronauts is akin to calling every passenger on an airliner a pilot and that's really all Bezos was, a passenger. But that's okay, Bezos has got plenty of money for greasing palms to get this changed.

I agree. Just like in aircraft, you can have "pilot" and "aircrew" and they are all generally "aircrew", astronauts should either be piloting the craft, or doing some job related to operations to be referred to as "astronauts". Bezos, et. al., were essentially passengers on a (really cool) trip.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #726 on: July 24, 2021, 10:13:19 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #728 on: July 24, 2021, 10:21:34 AM »

Jeff Who?
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1418667693016711170

NASA Awards Launch Services Contract for Europa Clipper Mission
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #729 on: July 24, 2021, 12:36:47 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #730 on: July 25, 2021, 09:49:35 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #731 on: July 25, 2021, 09:52:28 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #732 on: July 29, 2021, 12:24:09 PM »

Jeff "Not the Astronaut" Bezos waving money at NASA

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The world’s richest man appealed to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson in an open letter Monday, offering to cover billions of dollars in the US space agency’s costs. In doing so, Bezos hopes Blue Origin can be reconsidered for a contract to build the vehicle that will land the next astronauts on the moon.

Jeff Bezos offers NASA $2 billion to get Blue Origin back in the moon race
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/tech/jeff-bezos-nasa-intl-hnk/index.html

Blue Origin's $2 Billion offer to NASA is VERY bad for Artemis and competition! Here's why!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufXfshZTo-E
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #733 on: August 03, 2021, 08:34:44 AM »

Work for the first orbital flight continues

29 Raptor Engines Installed on Super Heavy Booster 4 Overnight | SpaceX Boca Chica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v3wxg7DI5o
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #734 on: August 03, 2021, 08:37:58 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #735 on: August 03, 2021, 08:39:35 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #736 on: August 03, 2021, 08:40:11 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #737 on: August 03, 2021, 09:39:43 AM »

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A Boeing Starliner spacecraft is flying the Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) uncrewed demonstration mission to the Space Station. Liftoff on an Atlas V rocket from SLC-41 at Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida is scheduled for 1:20 pm Eastern (17:20 UTC).

LIVE: Atlas V Launches Starliner OFT-2 for Boeing and NASA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEQwjJW7iI4
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #738 on: August 03, 2021, 12:47:24 PM »

LIVE: Atlas V Launches Starliner OFT-2 for Boeing and NASA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEQwjJW7iI4

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #739 on: August 03, 2021, 06:02:47 PM »

Private Video   :'(

WTH, they've never done that before.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #740 on: August 03, 2021, 06:05:53 PM »

Flight was scrubbed and I guess the live feed was too.

Boeing's Starliner launch delayed yet again
Engineers found an unexpected issue with Starliner's propulsion system.
https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft2-nasa-launch-delayed
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #741 on: August 03, 2021, 06:09:41 PM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #742 on: August 03, 2021, 06:50:42 PM »

Flight was scrubbed and I guess the live feed was too.

Boeing's Starliner launch delayed yet again
Engineers found an unexpected issue with Starliner's propulsion system.
https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft2-nasa-launch-delayed

I feel bad for anyone from NASA that is selected to ride in Starliner.  That capsule is a real *expletive deleted*it show.

Kind of hoping that the Dreamchaser wins a cargo contract and continues evolution to function as it was intended:  A crewed space plane.
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #743 on: August 04, 2021, 08:50:39 AM »

Meanwhile SN20 is taking shape with 3 atmosphere and 3 vacuum raptors

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #744 on: August 04, 2021, 09:26:07 AM »

It is wonderful to see private industry working on space flight!   =D

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« Reply #745 on: August 04, 2021, 09:51:16 AM »

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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #746 on: August 04, 2021, 10:20:02 AM »

LIVE: Super Heavy Booster 4 Lifted to Orbital Launch Table
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtTsj02BvlI
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Re: SpaceX News
« Reply #747 on: August 04, 2021, 04:34:12 PM »

And here I thought this whole time SpaceX was their official name.  :facepalm:

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« Reply #748 on: August 04, 2021, 04:55:21 PM »

They're lifting the booster right now. Amazing views of the engines

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FyHVskV5SAI
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« Reply #749 on: August 04, 2021, 06:09:15 PM »

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