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    Boca Chica

    This is the 9 meter, several tonne, stainless steel bulkhead between the liquid oxygen and liquid methane tanks.

    Mary @BocaChicaGal
    This morning the common bulkhead was lowered into the cylinder of Starship Mk1 at Boca Chica.
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    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/in...062#msg1982062

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    StarHopper: updated test dates

    Dates: August 26, 27, 28

    Times: 1500 - 0100 Eastern

    http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/wp/space-x/
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    Up is GO for StarHopper's final flight.

    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    Looks like @SpaceX Starhopper flight may be as soon as Monday. FAA support is much appreciated!

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1165377786338406400
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    Can you confirm this will be the last flight of StarHopper? Onto Starship prototypes next, right?
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    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    Yes, last flight for Hopper. If all goes well, it will become a vertical test stand for Raptor.
    5:42 PM - Aug 24, 2019

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    Cocoa, FL build site

    Looks like 18 completed ring segments, likely for Super Heavy.

    Once Starship Mk-2 goes to KSC in September for tests the Super Heavy build should commence.

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    StarHopper's final flight tomorrow.

    This would be Central time. Adding 1 hour for Eastern;

    Date: Monday, August 26
    Window: 1700-1715 Eastern

    Brownsville Herald...

    Cameron County's Office of Emergency Management has sent out a notice alerting residents of Boca Chica Village that SpaceX plans to do some testing on Monday that could possibly break windows at their homes.

    According to the alert, SpaceX will conduct flight activities from 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. and "there is a risk that a malfunction of the SpaceX vehicle during flight will create an overpressure event that can break windows."
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    Officials are recommending that residents leave their homes at that time during the SpaceX flight activities. They say, "at a minimum, you must exit your home or structure and be outside of any building on your property....to avoid or minimize the risk of injury."
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    Everyday Astronaut stream


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    This would be 1800 Eastern time

    Elon Musk ✓ @elonkusk
    Starhopper flight currently tracking to 5pm Texas time for 150m / ~500ft hover test

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1166081488648949760
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    Aborted at T+00.8

    Sounds like an electric igniter issue

    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    Raptor uses dual redundant torch igniters. Better long-term, but more finicky in development

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1166126085903282177
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    Resetting

    T-06:55 hours

    See 'ya at about 0200 Eastern
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    Scrub!



    Backup dates are Tuesday and Wednesday.
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    Elon Musk ✓ @elonmusk
    Appears to be wiring/connector issue

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1166181271489265665
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    Today's attempt

    Window: 1600-1900 Central, 1700-2000 Eastern, 2100-0000 UTC
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    SpaceX stream is live

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    YES!!!! Water tanks CAN f*****g fly!!

    INF'INGCREDIBLE!!

    Click the webcast link for a replay.
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    Uhm, wow!

    So a BFR wil do the inital lift and the hopper do the 2nd stage and propulsion in space and to land again? Where is the cargo/crew? In it or on top of it?
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