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Old 06-01-2014, 09:40 AM  
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Space Exploration megathread

Since a number of cool things are happening in space exploration these days, we'll widen the scope of this thread a smidge. Conversation about all things space exploration are welcome, whether it be from NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Blue Origin, or anyone else. Chances are most of the discussion will still be about SpaceX since they love to make things public and fun, but nothing's off limits. I'll eventually get around to modifying the OP to include resources for other companies too, but in the meantime, feel free to post any cool stuff you run across.

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Old 07-08-2019, 01:51 PM   #2296
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Cool, thanks for the bump. Hopefully it'll show up on PBS streaming (since I don't even bother with an antenna these days, and PBS isn't on Hulu).
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:41 PM   #2297
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SpaceX’s ‘Starhopper’ bursts into flames during static fire test

SpaceX’s test vehicle, a small-scale demonstration craft for some Starship components, caught fire after what appears to be a fuel leak or dump following an otherwise successful static fire test last night. It’s not clear why the craft suddenly burst into flames, or whether it was seriously or even superficially damaged.

The “Starhopper,” as SpaceX has been calling it, is a much smaller-scale version of the Starship craft the company has in development, meant to test them out in a live-fire environment and even perform short flights called hops — hence the name. It’s being assembled and operated at SpaceX’s facilities in Boca Chica, Texas.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/17/sp...tic-fire-test/

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Yeah, that looked pretty intense. Thankfully, seems like the damage was relatively light, though.

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Old 07-24-2019, 09:58 AM   #2299
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Launch tonight, though weather is looking a bit iffy.

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There's a storm threatening, but for the moment we're still on...

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Old 07-24-2019, 04:26 PM   #2301
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Scrubbed. Tomorrow's not looking much better, but we'll see.
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LightSail 2 Successfully Deploys Solar Sail

The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 spacecraft has successfully deployed the large, aluminized Mylar sail it will use to raise its orbit solely with sunlight.

http://www.planetary.org/blogs/jason...loys-sail.html
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In case anyone's bored, they're probably going to test Starhopper in the next 5-10 minutes. Everyday Astronaut is live streaming it.

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