That is the Starship over there on the right. The Starship with both stages. The bottom stage has not been built as yet I think. I watched the flight of SN10. It was quite pleasing to see this giant metal creature fling itself into the sky. It was even more pleasing to see it return to sit upright on the landing pad. Unfortunately there was a combustibles leak somewhere on the bird and after ten minutes or so it blew up. No matter! SpaceX has two or three more under construction at Boca Chica. Maybe the next one won’t leak.
Late last night SpaceX launched Starlink 17 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This bird delivered another batch of 60 Starlink communications satellite to LEO. What does that make now 1100-1200 in position in space. they successfully recovered the first stage on the drone ship “Of Course I Still Love You.” This was the 8th trip to space for this particular booster. SpaceX is doing a 90 day turn-around on reusability for these boosters. Da plan is to eventually put 400 of these grand commo widgets into orbit on Starship flights.
Well, pilgrim turcopoles I wonder if the Mighty Elon would be able to spend this kind of money if the Miniscule Senator Warren is able to pass a Wealth Tax to take 2%/year of his money away. pl
3,335 total views, 1 views today