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BigBone

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NASA & SpaceX are targeting August 1 departure from ISS and August 2 splashdown for Bob & Doug & Demo-2. They are doing some ISS missions in the meantime, you know, spacewalk and whatnot.



Also, Crew-1 mission, the first official, not test-like SpaceX launch is targeted for as early as September, if Bob & Doug safely return and SpaceX, NASA conclude that Demo-2 went just fine.



Testing is also finally underway for SN5 in Boca Chica, TX, tho it may still take some time to check if everything on the ground equipment part (that failed multiple tests before) is fine. As always, watch it live on LabPadre streams:

 

BigBone

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This was B1058, the same F9 first stage booster that put Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley into orbit 54 days ago. It also broke the record of the fastest turnaround and reuse. Good job. Next mission should come this Saturday the earliest, taking on a very rare southern polar trajectory. Matter of fact, last such trajectory from Florida happened exactly 60 years ago.

 

BigBone

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Like Tony Stark but only if Tony Stark was a socially awkward autist and his family made their money off blood diamonds instead of weapon systems @Johnstown

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Shit, been off internet for a week, missed a lot. This between Amber Heard and Elton John? No but what do we see here... Elon offering security I guess after Amber claiming Johnny attacked her? She probably hurt herself and roped Elon is as witness, crazy bisssh... she also apparently had James Franco & Cara Delevigne upstairs romantically during her marriage & regularly beat Johnny, and she's accusing him? Evidence points toward she being emotionally and physically abusive, unfaithful, manipulative and flat out lying in court and to police about allaged physical altercations, which, if proven right, she should get jail time and/or check into a mental facility.

Edit: huh?

Elon Musk challenges Johnny Depp to a cage fight

Elon Musk has challenged Johnny Depp to a “cage fight” after being dragged into the actor and Amber Heard's trial.

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX was subject of an exchange between Depp and Lady Gaga's ex-fiance Christian Carino, which was shown in London’s High Court, in which the actor said: 'I'll show him things he's never seen before like the other side of his d... when I slice it off.'

When asked about the remark in an interview with the New York Times, Musk reportedly laughed off the threat and offered one back of his own.

"If Johnny wants a cage fight, just let me know," Musk said.

:lol: Glad to be back
 

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Tesla posts Q2 profits in crisis, S&P500 inclusion nigh, Giga Austin announced

There are many highlights of the past few days regarding Elon's 2nd life as Tesla CEO
  • $6Bil revenue beating street consensus by 20%, $327Mil GAAP profit
  • Tesla eligible for S&P500 that will consolidate stock and squeeze out most shorters
  • EPIC acceleration in factories: Austin selected as Giga Cybertruck & Semi & East Coast 3 & Y
  • construction already underway, site to be ecological paradise near Colorado river, trails, bike tours and such open for public
  • Fremont to build Roadster in 2021, also S & X exclusively & West Coast Y & 3
  • at least 3 more parts of Giga Berlin phase 1 broke ground, it's a pre-fabricated plant built off-site & quickly assembled on-site
  • small foot-print Giga Berlin battery plant will be in Grünheide & Tesla German HQ
  • robots & machinery being installed in Giga Shanghai for Model Y, trial production likely in Q4, Cybertruck & Semi at some point
  • possible Gigafactories in Tulsa (tightly lost out to Austin), U.K. China #2, India
  • at least two more cars coming long-term (likely one small and one larger size, possibly a large autonomous ppl. mover as well for Boring tunnels
  • huge deal with Tencent in China for on-car entertainment, epic free marketing campaign on Tencent platforms & in Game for Piece (400 million users)
  • more solar and energy storage deals made, most of the exciting news kept for Battery Day
  • upgraded S & X with plaid power train, new looks & interior, million mile battery, vehicle to grid tech and Tesla made battery also expected on September 22




 
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Broxi

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Splashdown is around the 16:00 mark

At around 36:00 a couple of locals in boats decide to sail on up to the capsule, even though there can be an atmosphere of toxic fumes around it on splashdown. One of the boats has a TRUMP flag on it.
:patsch
 
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Haters gonna hate. Elon will be on the moon, and then Mars meanwhile he'll still have haters her son Earth hehe
 

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I'd like to say: well done SpaceX, great job bringing back Doug and Bob! On the surface Demo-2 marked a straightforward human validation mission of a capsule that's not any radically different to 50yr+ tech. But it's significance is huge: the entirety of the capsule, the touch screen interface, the automatic launch, escape, docking, return and splashdown sequence, the Hollywood-style suits, the Falcon 9 1st stage and 2nd stage boosters were designed, built and delivered by a single private company under fixed priced contract rather than built by NASA and contractors with infinite tax payer budget.



The fact that the very Demo-2 capsule as well as the 1st stage will both be reused rather than put in a museum is a testament how SpaceX is built around sustainability, and Bob & Doug say comfort and tech is there too. And all these experiences are just leading up to Moon then Mars missions and civil spaceflight and so on, eventually leading to interplanetary stage of humanity, as SpaceX is now full focusing on SpaceX. After several delays Starship SN5 might just have its 150 m hop debut today after it recently successfully completed a static fire test. Hopefully this happens today (in the next 10 hours) or tomorrow, then we go for bigger heights. Lets gooooo!

 
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Splashdown is around the 16:00 mark

At around 36:00 a couple of locals in boats decide to sail on up to the capsule, even though there can be an atmosphere of toxic fumes around it on splashdown. One of the boats has a TRUMP flag on it.
:patsch
Idiots.
Did they have to re-shoot the scene?