Words of Advice:

"We have it totally under control. It's one person coming from China. It's going to be just fine." -- Donald Trump, 1/22/2020

“We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here..and isn't it refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama."
-- Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, 2/25/20

"I don't take responsibility for anything." --Donald Trump, 3/13/20

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Dragon: Try Two


dinthebeast said...

Damn, that was good. We need this right now.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Eck! said...

Made me happy to see we jut may make it off this gravity well.

It was very smooth looking. I'd love to hear what the
Astronauts though of the ride.


CenterPuke88 said...

Elon Musk is an annoying, self-important prick, but he did this right. Now, as for CST-100, given Boeing’s recent issues, will it end up being “If it’s Boeing, I ain’t going”? They could use it as a cargo ship and a backup to Dragon/Falcon.

Comrade Misfit said...

SpaceX did it for about 60% of what NASA's paying Boeing. The only thing that is reusable for the CST-1000 is the capsule. SpaceX landed the first stage of its Falcon booster while Crew Dragon was on its way to orbit.

Stewart Dean said...

...and Boeing has stepped on its genital appendage (with cleated shoes) so badly/consistently that it didn't make the grade for the Moon efforts. The Starliner will take a bigger load/more people into orbit, but there's no thinking outside the box.
Crew Dragon could probably launch 10x for every SL launch....and the cost is going down, while Boeing is billing like a white shoe law firm.
Interesting YouTube here on the tradeoffs involved in rocket engine design and fuels...and why SpaceX is redefining rocket engine success. You will note the the SLS for Starliner is using Shuttle enginges (built to be used many times) once and then throwing them away.