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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Westy, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    Anyone following what is going on with these guys?

    www.SpaceX.com

    I think it is as cool as hell. Not in the nerdy Star Trek way but it seems as though these guys could put NASA out of business, proving rocket science isn't exactly rocket science. Looks like they should have their first delayed launch this month.

    Edit: More info

    http://www.discover.com/issues/sep-05/cover/
     

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  2. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    RainX

    MalcomX

    ok now you go again.








    Ps. pretty cool website.
     
  3. Angus

    Angus Jack Ass Pen Goo Win

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    Don't forget Racer X (if Speed had only known that he was his lost brother)
     
  4. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Brilliant! Good call!!

    Sometimes I think Westy is my long lost brother, I wonder if I should say something to him.
     
  5. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    No job openings for materials engineers. Bummer.

    Just plain old X (as in the band)
     
  6. DamienC

    DamienC Turbo Monkey

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    With the exception of sub-orbital sounding rockets, NASA doesn't build its own launch vehicles anymore. Boeing's Delta and Lockheed-Martin's Atlas rockets have been mainstay launch vehicles for both NASA and DoD for quite some time. I think it's really cool that there are more players like this coming into the arena. Since launch vehicles always make up the lion's share of any spacecraft program it's nice to have some low cost options out there assuming they can deliver. Nothing like spending a decade working on spaceflight hardware only to see it blow up on the pad. :dead:
     
  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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  8. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    DamienC - would you be apprehensive about working for a company like this? Do you think they can deliver? I mean getting into space is a pretty big undertaking.

    Just wondering.
     
  9. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Actually I have a 3rd and 4th.
     
  10. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    Did you have too many bovine growth hormones as a kid?
     
  11. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    basically I'm hung like a female schnauzer.
     
  12. DamienC

    DamienC Turbo Monkey

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    It sounds like they have their act together based on their literature but I imagine they'll have to cut their teeth on smaller, lower risk payloads. Their launch manifest looks pretty impressive though.