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EconomicsSpaceX Super Heavy Starship Will Also Be Space Tugs and Cycler

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Many space plans propose different space vehicles for different roles and activities. There is a launcher that goes from Earth to low earth orbit or the launcher goes directly to higher orbits with lower mass. The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship …

elon muskSpaceX Starlink Mars Plans Will Become Unstoppable Within 4 Years

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People wonder if SpaceX will have its first manned mission on Mars within ten years. I think this is skipping over the critical point when Elon Musk’s Mars Plans will become inevitable. Elon Musk will not change his mind about …

hyperloopSimulated One Gravity Living on the Moon and Mars With a Supertrain

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The moon has one-sixth the Earth’s gravity and Mars gravity is 38%. There will be negative health impacts for people to live for extended periods at lower gravity. In space stations, we can spin the station to get the desired …

MarsElon Musk Warns of Rapid AI Improvement and Talks Mars Trips and Neuralink

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Elon Musk talked about the capabilities of AI. The examples he cites were AI putting words in your mouth, AlphaGo beating the top 50 human players at the same time, dealing with radiation on trips to Mars and the Brain …

elon muskDoug Plata Positively Reviews SpaceX Super Heavy Starship

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Doug Plata gave his assessment of the SpaceX BFR (aka Super Heavy Starship) and whether it will be built. His conclusion were: * The Fully reusable Super Heavy Starship will be gamechanger * Super Heavy Lift is needed for Mars …

colonizationElon Musk Says Life on Mars Will Be Very Hard

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Elon Musk indicated that life on Mars will be very hard. It will like Shackelton’s expeditions to the Antarctic. It will not be an escape hatch for the wealthy. During the Heroic Age the Antarctic continent became the focus of …

astronomyMars Insight Lander Will Drill Into Mars and Test for Marsquakes

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NASA’s InSight Mars lander has successfully landed on Mars. InSight’s two-year mission will be to study the deep interior of Mars to learn how all celestial bodies with rocky surfaces, including Earth and the Moon, formed. It is on the …

MarsThe Next Fifteen Years With SpaceX, Mars and Space

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The success of SpaceX Falcon Heavy on its first launch was not just luck. Although this will be confirmed in 2019 and 2020 based upon what happens with about five planned Falcon Heavy launches. Before the Falcon Heavy flight Musk …

elon muskSpaceX going all in to launch unmanned BFR to Mars by 2022

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All SpaceX rocket development decisions are to accelerate the earliest completion of the SpaceX BFR. SpaceX will no longer divert resources to make the Falcon 9 second stage reusable. The second stage modification for a mini-BFR will enable low-cost testing …

elon muskSpace Force will be more new space weapons and not space marines

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The U.S. military is creating the Space Force as a sixth branch. It will not be about space marines but acquiring new space weapons and other systems for space domination. Space Force is about organizing to speed up development of …