Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Aug 3, 2018.
Looks well cool!
Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner: A 21st Century Space Capsule in Photos
More here - Take a Walk Through SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spaceship
I hope it blows up fuck Elon Musk and his space bollocks
So you want people dead? Nice.
An astronaut talks about the new spaceships:
Commercial Spaceships Are Like 'Driving an iPhone,' New Astronaut Says
The design seems a bit odd, one person pushing the buttons. Option for a second button pusher would be a good idea?
I like how there is a sign on the outside saying 7 persons max capacity like a bus, are they worried that extra people might try and squeeze aboard at the last moment before launch?
Unlike the shuttle, it should be possible to have an escape system which will work even if the rocket explodes. The Apollo rocket had this feature.....
Check out the new space suits
Space X outfit. Well sci-fi!
Commercial Crew Astronauts Prepare for Launch — What Will They Wear?
Delays ahoy Boeing Delays 1st Test Flight of Crew Capsule to August: Report
Boeing Starliner - a parachute (one of three) failed to deploy during a launch-abort test. Technically, it passed the test (sort of).
(As the video says, the range film sucks.)
The capsule lands perfectly safely, but somewhat close to the fuel-laden command module unit, and there's a load of orange smoke or vapour hanging around the landing / crash site.
Here's How Much NASA Is Paying Per Seat on SpaceX's Crew Dragon & Boeing's Starliner | Space
It appears this calculation is based on 4 passengers, but both rockets can carry up to 7 astronauts, so costs could drop futher.
Interesting to see if,
In the future will Nasa pick launch contracts based on costs rather than who has is the best at lobbying Washington. (crazy idea)
Interesting to see what the launch costs will be in 10 years. Space X has been doing very well, can they sustain their buisness in the long term.
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