SpaceX Stacks Super Heavy Starship and 7-10 Weeks to Orbital Flight

SpaceX had four rockets on four pads and two Dragons on orbit today—as CRS-26 Dragon departed the space station with Crew-5 Dragon still attached to the orbiting lab, Falcon Heavy rolled out of the hangar, two Falcon 9’s readied for launch, and Ship 24 was stacked onto Booster 7.

8 thoughts on “SpaceX Stacks Super Heavy Starship and 7-10 Weeks to Orbital Flight”

  1. This huge thing is madness. I’m not saying it won’t work. I’m saying it’s super evil villain type stuff to even dream of firing it off and even worse, catching this thing. It’s just madness. And awe inspiring.

    This is like seeing the first canals built during the beginnings of the industrial revolution. It’s extraordinary.

    • Sometimes stuff just happens really fast.

      Remember the first space launches were watched, on TV, by people who grew up in the wild west riding horses and fighting with 6-guns*.

      The wild west was first settled by at least a few people who fought in the crusades**. And (just possibly) remembered the fall of the Roman empire***.

      And then, nothing much seems to change for generations while the world digests what just happened.

      We might be ending one of those digestion periods.

      *The last of the “cowboy” outlaw gangs were what? Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid? They fled the country in 1912.

      **Mexico, which extended well into what is now the USA, was conquered by the Spanish 1520ish. The Spanish finished their crusade the Reconquista in 1492.

      ***1453 (or 1461 by some definitions). Some 70 years before Spanish had livestock in the American grasslands. So nobody would have done both, but some people would have been aware of both happening.

  2. It won’t be long now. It will be interesting to see how the base of the OLM holds up because the force of all 33 raptors(at full thrust), looks like it could literally melt away the legs.

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