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Jun 06, 2016, 10:40 PM
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Metal fatigue


Footage of the latest Falcon 9 shows quite a story of bent metal. Grids covering the gas generator exhaust are all warped. The hood panels are a lot less warped than they looked when it was on the barge. Engine insulation is all burned off, where previous rockets had bits of it hanging on. They had new tubes running into the engine compartment, maybe to pressurize the hydraulics when in transit.


Meanwhile, the hangar shows signs of creative housing reminiscent of San Francisco, despite the fact that any attempt to reduce housing prices merely causes the government to artificially raise prices again. The hangar photo shows quite a bit of empty interstage area they recovered. The 1st recovered booster has been cleaned up quite a bit.
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