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I have great confidence in these systems.
I can tell you first-hand that orbiting the earth at 17,000 MPH is a life-changing event. But I can hardly imagine traveling from a modest 250 miles above the earth to the moon some 240,000 miles away. Watching the earth recede into the distance to become a pale blue dot and then arriving for a close pass across the back side of the moon before being slingshot back at the earth will be an experience far beyond my own.
You can hardly do anything as thrilling as this.
It's a first for navigation. Dragon, as of today, has never gone past low Earth orbit. How do you know where you're going and how to fire your thrusters?
My guess is it is someone who has gone through this before [as a space tourist] and now wants to go up and go around the moon. It's a first for navigation. Dragon, as of today, has never gone past low Earth orbit. How do you know where you're going and how to fire your thrusters?
We would expect to do more than one mission of this nature. This should be incredibly exciting. If NASA decides that they want to do the first lunar orbit mission, we would obviously give them priority.
We have been approached by private individuals. This is a private mission with paying customers, who have placed significant deposits. There is some risk here.
It's been almost a year. Send me!
I think this should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited about sending people into deep space again.
I think they are entering this with their eyes open, knowing that there is some risk here. They're certainly not naive, and we'll do everything we can to minimize that risk, but it's not zero. But they're coming into this with their eyes open. This should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited about sending people into deep space again. This should be incredibly exciting.
The stock would have been up today if it weren't for these comments. Musk is prepping you for a secondary though, and it sounds like the street will be very ready after that last home run off an offering. In true Elon Musk style, he didn't exactly put to bed the notion of merging Tesla and SpaceX. Given Musk's legion of fans, they would probably cheer if he combined cars and rockets, too.
At no time was the station or the crew in any danger. Dragon did exactly what it was supposed to do and broke out of its approach.
As a pilot it is sometimes better to accelerate and circle around than attempt a difficult landing. Same in space – we'll be ready tomorrow!
As a pilot it is sometimes better to accelerate and circle around than attempt a difficult landing. Same in space - we'll be ready tomorrow!
The SpaceX engineers are tracing this issue to an incorrect value that was detected in the spacecraft's Relative Global Positioning System hardware, which basically tells Dragon's computers, for its burn plan, where it is in the sky relative to the International Space Station. Dragon itself is in excellent shape. Its Global Positioning System hardware is also in excellent shape. At no time was the station or the crew in any danger. Dragon did exactly what it was supposed to do and broke out of its approach.
I'm sure the team will be out celebrating. We'll be out tonight if you want to find us.
Looks like I'll have to wait one more day to get my French cheese ;). We need all your cargo for (at)ISS-Research!
But that 1 percent chance isn't worth rolling the dice. Better to wait a day.
The response to that report this morning was, The hell we won't fly before 2019.
We are honoured to be allowed to use it.
We are honored to be allowed to use it.
It's kind of neat to go outside and look at the pad changing and see how what was once the future is becoming the present.
In the entire history of human spaceflight, there have only been three countries that have ever flown in space, and here we're going to have four separate and distinct programs at the center.
It's just amazing when you think about it.
Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output. Some high bandwidth interface to the brain will be something that helps achieve a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence and maybe solves the control problem and the usefulness problem.
Tell me the story of your life and the decisions that you made along the way and why you made them and also tell me about some of the most difficult problems you worked on and how you solved them. People that really solved the problem, they know exactly how they solved it they know the little details.
We got some hyperloops in the game. The ethos of the company is trying to switch the paradigm. Mobility and transportation are both words that talk about the 'getting there.' And we want to make it so seamless. I don't want to get to dinner with my friend, I want to be at dinner with my friend. The lawsuit was settled in November, we filled out our founding team, and put together a really unique vision for the end-users – which by the way is both cargo and passengers – but it's also going to deliver real economic value for the individual projects.
And I think that when you have such a uniform protest and then you sit down, I mean, maybe this was the first example of there could be a compromise. I don't think this is going to be as left, right as people think. I think that there are people in the Supreme Court ... who are Republican who really aren't kind of backing the federal court system.
We should be launching every two to three weeks. For us, the concern was not the cracks, but do they grow over time? Would these cracks cause a flight failure? I think NASA is used to engines that aren't quite as robust, so they just don't want any cracks at all in the turbo machinery.
Many in America don't realize how proud they should be of the legal system. Not perfect, but nowhere is the cause of justice better served. At my request, the agenda for yesterday's White House meeting went from not mentioning the travel ban to having it be first and foremost. In addition, I again raised climate. I believe this is doing good, so will remain on council & keep at it. Doing otherwise would be wrong.
Amortizing this capital cost over 20 years and adding daily operational costs gives a total of $20 USD plus operating costs per one-way ticket on the passenger Hyperloop.
Falcon 9 Block 5 -- the final version in the series -- is the one that has the most performance and is designed for easy reuse.
Today Iridium launches a new era in the history of our company and a new era in space as we start to deliver the next generation of satellite communications. We have been working endless hours for the last eight years to get to this day, and to finally be here with ten Iridium NEXT satellites successfully launched into low-Earth orbit is a fulfilling moment.
We have more than 70 future launches on our manifest representing over $10 billion in contracts. The company is in a financially strong position and is well positioned for future growth.
Awarding these missions now will provide greater stability for the future space station crew rotation schedule, as well as reduce schedule and financial uncertainty for our providers. The ability to turn on missions as needed to meet the needs of the space station program is an important aspect of the Commercial Crew Program.
Clearly, they're being extra cautious. SpaceX usually pushes ahead a lot faster, so it seems like they're not rushing ahead at this point, which is a good thing.
Iridium is pleased with SpaceX's announcement on the results of the September 1 anomaly as identified by their accident investigation team, and their plans to target a return to flight.
Juno is very special because it is one of those rare missions where it is entirely focused on looking inside Jupiter. With the instruments and techniques we are using, we can unzip the planet and really peer inside it and understand what its deepest internal structure is.
It was a really surprising problem. It's never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.
Inmarsat is a long-time partner, and we wish them well with their upcoming mission.
This one was particularly devastating from an organizational perspective.
These accidents are tough to come back from and it is often tough to get everybody to agree, this is really what happened,' and sometimes it's tough to fix it.
We're continuing to make progress with the investigation into our Sept. 1 anomaly and we are working to safely and reliably return to flight in early January. Inmarsat is a long-time partner, and we wish them well with their upcoming mission.
It's already billions, and some have posited could it become the first trillion dollar company? I think that will only happen if they somehow capitalize the whole Martian economy but I am comfortable saying tens of billions of dollars and eventually hundreds of billions is the current opportunity on the table.
At the limit when there's millions of people going to Mars so you are amortizing the asset over many trips and all the business terms of depreciation and fuel costs, it actually pencils out to about $200,000 round trip. So this … is roughly the cost of an average home in America.
We are looking forward to return to flight with the first Iridium NEXT launch.
This will know where every airplane is, second by second.
SpaceX ... is a company that's built to eventually get people to Mars. He's made no bones about it. That's what he wants to do.
I think that there is a pretty good chance that we end up with a universal basic income or something like that due to automation.
If you have solar panels, batteries and electric cars, you have a complete solution to a sustainable energy future ... it's just critical that all three pieces are there.
I think we've gotten to the bottom of the problem. It was a really surprising problem. It's never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.
It was unanimous… Everybody there, and particularly the people who had experience over the years, said nobody is ever near the pad when they fuel a booster. Nobody is ever near the (launch) pad.
Probably just pack the pressurized space with cargo. Early missions will be heavily weighted towards cargo. First crewed mission would have about a dozen people, as the goal will be to build out and troubleshoot the propellant plant and Mars Base Alpha power system.
The reduction in activity in the amygdala can predict how much people increase dishonesty subsequently.
We're always nervous, but we wouldn't have a rocket out there if we weren't confident we were ready to go.
I don't make any apologies for it. It's cool stuff and it is that thing that sets us apart. Low-wage, low-skill individuals become more redundant and while jobs may not be replaced, wages are suppressed.
It wasn't as bad as it could have been.
I think Earth will be a good place for a long time. But the probable lifespan of human civilization will be much greater if we're a multiplanetary species.
What I really want to try to achieve here is to make Mars seem possible – like it's something we can achieve in our lifetimes. Without someone with a real ideological commitment, it didn't seem we were on any trajectory to become a spacefaring civilization.
Really the key is making this affordable to almost anyone who wants to go. (…) the very first flights will be quite expensive. But the architecture allows for a cost to get (to) less than $200,000, maybe as little as $100,000 over time depending on how much mass a person takes.
We're full-steam ahead for certification. We're still trying to remain on schedule.
We're confident that SpaceX will understand and recover from what happened. From our perspective, (the accident) changed nothing as far as our planning and implementation activities are concerned.
We're anticipating ... being down for about three months, getting back to flight in the November timeframe.
We're confident that SpaceX will understand and recover from what happened.
We're anticipating getting back to flight -- being down for about three months -- and getting back to flight in the November time frame. We'll obviously take another look at the rocket, focus on the ground systems.
Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation. Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.
We remain fully confident in the results of (that) investigation ... The current investigation has no bearing on this.
It's a small community and issues especially around safety – but even mission success – kind of transcend the competitive piece of this. It is still a priced-only competition, which I think is unfortunate and not necessarily, in our view, the best way to select this type of complex and risky service.
Our priority is to safely and reliably return to flight.
We are continuing to thoroughly investigate last week's loss of Falcon 9, with support from the FAA, NASA, the U.S. Air Force and industry experts.
Clearly this incident is a setback for SpaceX.
Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source.
It typically takes nine to 12 months for people to return to flight. That's what the history is.
It's a small community and issues especially around safety – but even mission success – kind of transcend the competitive piece of this.
Historically, it had never been the pad that's taken the longest time.
I saw the smoke after the explosion, but the Cape is a big place. It took a little bit until I realized it was us.
They have not yet discussed with us what they found. I don't believe that there is even the slightest chance that (the problem) was coming from the satellite ... but still nothing can be ignored. They have to look at everything.
We don't have a satellite, so I believe until we are ready to fly they will have some safe flights.
In principle, I think that Falcon 9 is a nice launcher.
No doubt SpaceX will fix the problems, but if you're a customer, time is money. This will get customers looking at alternatives. It may give competitors an opening and slow down SpaceX.
No doubt SpaceX will fix the problems, but if you're a customer time is money. This will get customers looking at alternatives. It may give competitors an opening and slow down SpaceX.
As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent. Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila [Facebook's internet drone] that will connect people as well. We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.
We want to make sure we isolate any potential problem.
I don't see it in the near future. It would have to be a big one to scare underwriters out of the business.
The nature of this business is very volatile. You don't have many losses, but when you do, they're large.
We're dealing with a high-energy system, and there are always improvements being made that can be the source of failures.
This technology is 50 to 60 years old, and yet we're still having failures at 5 or 10 percent. We're dealing with a high-energy system, and there are always improvements being made that can be the source of failures.
There is a lot of money out there seeking return. The pricing is marginal right now – there's room for profit on some programs and not others, so it's not universally profitable.
Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila [Facebook's internet drone] that will connect people as well.
We actually thought the building was collapsing, it shook us so bad.
Cause still unknown. More soon.
As we continue to push the frontiers of space, there will be both triumphs and setbacks. But at the end of the day, I'm confident that our commercial space industry will be very successful.
We are excited to once again be the first customer to launch on SpaceX's first-ever mission using a flight-proven rocket. We believe reusable rockets will open up a new era of spaceflight and make access to space more efficient in terms of cost and manifest management. This new agreement reached with SpaceX once again illustrates the faith we have in their technical and operational expertise.
Re-launching a rocket that has already delivered spacecraft to orbit is an important milestone on the path to complete and rapid reusability.
We have a new port of call for the new U.S. commercial crew vehicles.
From what I can see, [the rocket is] in excellent shape, and probably pretty soon ready to fly again.
Good launch, good landing, Dragon is on its way.
I know how critical this is for NASA and the ISS in general, and also of course for SpaceX going forward with Crew Dragon. This is a really important piece of hardware.
If things go according to plan, we should be able to launch people probably in 2024 with arrival in 2025. I think that most likely, the form of government on Mars would be a direct democracy, not representative.
We should be able to launch people in 2024, with arrival in 2025.
Rocket landing speed was close to design max [and] used up contingency crush core, hence back [and] forth motion. [Probably] ok, but some risk of tipping.
We believe ... the awarded price for this mission is about 40 percent cheaper than (the) government estimate for previous missions.
ULA is eager to respond to future national security launch opportunities.
Dragon 2 is designed to be able to land anywhere in the solar system. Red Dragon Mars mission is the first test flight. But wouldn't recommend transporting astronauts beyond Earth-moon region. Wouldn't be fun for longer journeys. Internal volume ~size of SUV.
The thing that was different about this mission, from the rocket side, was [that] the rocket landed instead of putting a hole in the ship or tipping over. So we are really excited about that.
We'll see what it takes.
As we move to human space flight, there is no certifying body. The FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] is required to keep the public safe on the ground, but it's not their responsibility to keep astronauts safe in space. That really is on our shoulders, and in terms of us having a safe place in the market, we take that seriously, we want to put our own families on board, we take that very seriously. So we are holding ourselves to internal standards.
Definitely harder to land on a ship. Similar to an aircraft carrier vs land: much smaller target area, that's also translating & rotating. However, that was not what prevented it being good. Touchdown speed was ok, but a leg lockout didn't latch, so it tipped over after landing.
More than 90 per cent of all the heat being trapped in the Earth's system ... is actually going into the ocean.
By combining private sector ingenuity with bipartisan national commitment and the unmatched expertise of NASA we are not only better able to stretch the boundaries of the possible, we're strengthening our economy and creating good jobs for our people.