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    This contracting method definitely favors Lunar Starship.

    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    Wow, this is extremely important!! https://twitter.com/jimbridenstine/s...55378613612545
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    The cost-saving success of @Commercial_Crew is based on @NASA establishing high-level requirements and letting private companies innovate. For the Artemis Moon base, NASA will establish a cost per ton delivered and once again let private companies innovate.

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    American Astronautical Society conference; SpaceX's Director of Advanced Development for Civil Space Nick Cummings, talking about Lunar Starship landings.

    For the terminal descent of Starship, a few tens of meters before we touch down on the lunar surface, We actually use a high-thrust RCS system so we don’t impinge on the surface of the Moon with a high-thrust Raptor engine. The thrusters planned have a lot of heritage in the Raptor design itself. It uses the same methane and oxygen propellants as Raptor, so there’s a lot of commonality there. We're going to be ramping up some very rapid testing activities in the coming year.
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    SpaceX floating spaceports...

    Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk
    SpaceX is building floating, superheavy-class spaceports for Mars, moon & hypersonic travel around Earth https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/stat...91684070871045
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    Gavin - SpaceXFleet.com @SpaceXFleet
    SpaceX is hiring for Offshore Operations Engineers in Brownsville.

    From the post: "Work as part of a team of engineers and technicians to design and build an operational offshore rocket launch facility"

    With thanks to @CowboyDanPaasch for the scoop.https://boards.greenhouse.io/spacex/...jid=4764403002
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    Referb oil platforms with a hyperloop to transport from land?!
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    Pretty much

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1272972228326379520

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    RIP SN7, the test to failure was successful. Waiting for the failure pressure.

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    The SN-07 test tank set a pressure record for Starships, well over 8.5 bar.

    Raptor SN-27 has been installed on SN-05, with the goal being a static fire late next week. At about 06;30 is an SN-08 dome made of 304L steel; more ductile, easier to weld, and a step before using their 30X custom alloy.

    https://youtu.be/cqD6ufOCoXk

    SN-05, with SN-06 still in the hangar.


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    BlueZilla, a Manitowoc 18000 Crawler Crane. It'll build High Bay 2, the 81+ meter vertical assembly building for the Super Heavy booster.

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