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Sep 14, 2017, 03:23 PM
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Death of the BFR

Musk dealt a crushing blow to the 5 guys who read about the space program. A lot of us were hoping the current wave of civilization would go beyond the Saturn V, but in 1 tweet, the Saturn V became the largest we would ever get.

The revised BFR would have 21 instead of 42 engines. The work invested in building a mock 12 meter tank last year goes away. The good news is waves of civilization only take thousands of years instead of millions. The successor to Saturn V could be 4000 years away.

The only savings are the factory & the assembly building. A new barge & launchpad still have to be built. He would find a way to stack it horizontally. It's obvious that in order to free up room to build the mini BFR in the existing factory, they're going to dramatically slow down Falcon 9 production & reuse the existing inventory. Suspect block 5 will be the start of almost every customer flying on a used booster.

The 21 engines would make 10 million lbs of thrust instead of 29 million, slightly more than the Saturn V, in a smaller package.
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