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    Yesterday, 10:00 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The full stack also contains a SuperHeavy booster underneath Starship, which will sport up to 30 Raptors as a first stage. Fire me up.
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    Yesterday, 05:40 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Yes it's sufficiently shiny. But the REAL rocket engineering question is: is it pointy enough? It needs to be pointy. Pointy is scary.
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    Yesterday, 07:22 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And to think that this is only half the stack!
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    2020-Oct-22, 05:52 PM
    Nearly 3000 people a year is not a lot...
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    2020-Oct-21, 07:14 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    And they just keep building new nosecones. Musk said they'd build a few Starships just to streamline the construction process. They'll either need...
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    2020-Oct-20, 02:50 PM
    It really was like the first 7 chapters of a 10 chapter book I already own, but made slightly more long winded. :) And it was a Dutch translation of...
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    2020-Oct-20, 02:37 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    That "turn the screen all white" triple static fire was Michael Bay Peacemaker worthy. :)
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    2020-Oct-18, 07:46 PM
    I've seen a B1B in Belgium about 10 years ago at an air show. But this one turned out to be an F16 on an unusual altitude and manoeuvre/speed...
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    2020-Oct-17, 06:47 PM
    I did a bit of time traveling today. In a thrift shop I found a book called "Encyclopedia of spaceflight" or something along this lines. It was in...
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    2020-Oct-16, 09:52 PM
    In other news, today's sighting was very much identified: our army has been using C-130 for the past three hundred years. This week, they FINALLY...
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    2020-Oct-16, 03:19 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Just some High Bay Heels, official footwear of very tall rocket construction.
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    2020-Oct-15, 11:20 AM
    Brother saw it flying high and climbing, ie rear end pointed at us. That explains why I heard it (F16 more than likely) so much longer than usually.
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    2020-Oct-14, 09:59 PM
    Not many airshows going on here in 2020, and I believe what he saw would have had to have at least swept/tapered/delta wings. He knows the BRRRRT so...
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    2020-Oct-14, 09:06 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Yes, let's not forget that underneath that simplistic looking, built-in-days watertank exterior hides a complex next-gen interplanetary spacecraft....
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    2020-Oct-14, 08:19 PM
    Location: Belgium. Time: yesterday noon. Normally, when a jet fighter (F16 99.9% of the time) passes over, they fly at about 300m (1000ft)...
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    2020-Oct-13, 01:36 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    The nosecone for SN8 (aka Snate) is being prepped, with the forward wing mounts now attached. It will only be installed onto the stack after static...
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    2020-Oct-10, 07:40 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I'm sure it would be a nice revenue for SpaceX if the Pentagon wanted them to keep one or two Spaceships at the ready 24/7. Especially if it would...
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    2020-Oct-08, 02:05 PM
    Meanwhile, ESA dictates you need to be right handed. Just because. A bit shortsighted imo as it makes the selection on the wrong level. They don't...
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    2020-Oct-04, 03:48 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I thought they had something with that name already?
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    2020-Oct-03, 10:25 AM
    Unfortunately, I didn't respond to this two years ago (because no one responded to my next post :) ), and Ken G is no longer able to respond either. ...
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    2020-Sep-26, 03:27 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    As Musk said about the moon missions before and I've noticed in my industry with new technologies versus big, inert organizations: the easiest and...
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    2020-Sep-26, 03:23 PM
    I've repaired a coocoo clock. And I still need to winterproof the pool hardware. Don't want to.
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    2020-Sep-25, 09:22 PM
    I've recently changed jobs. Well, in fact I quit my job and now try to make a living for myself. Without going into details, I'm building robotic...
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    Well I hope it gets to the point for you and it goes how we spoke about, please keep me informed how it goes down. ;-) (not the 9/11 debunking) you know what I mean.
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