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#1 CounterWeight

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Posted 10 May 2019 - 10:51 AM

Received in my email yesterday LINK , anyone else see this?  Blue Origin has revealed their lander for the moon.

 

Here is link to BE-7 engine


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:13 AM

I saw on the local news that Blue Origin just agreed to refurbish and rent the old Saturn V, F1 test site. 

https://www.cnn.com/...lity/index.html

We haven't heard a good "rumble" here in about 20 years since the shuttle engine tests. 

Sounds like it might be time to take the pictures off the wall and lamps off the night stands.  lol.gif


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 11:59 AM

Bezos is certainly capable of making it happen, and I'm looking forward to it.  I don't like the way he runs his companies, but I do like what he's doing with the proceeds.


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Posted 10 May 2019 - 12:24 PM

Does it take off from the moon? Or will Luna be littered with these?

Of course, the material can be re-purposed for other needs in the future, I assume.



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Posted 10 May 2019 - 02:37 PM

According to press will be ready for duty by 2024 I know that doesn't mean will be on the moon that year, but this is the stuff that needs to happen to make it possible.



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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:44 AM

It looks to me to be a versatile design for a descent stage. I wonder if Blue Origin will develop a manned ascent stage or if another company will do it.
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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:45 AM

It looks to me to be a versatile design for a descent stage. I wonder if Blue Origin will develop a manned ascent stage or if another company will do it.

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 11:51 PM

It's possible in the time frame there could be multiple options?  Should be an interesting next few years with companies competing and some succeeding. To me the important thing is that there are designs being fielded and proposed, even if just to throw darts at.



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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:55 PM

I just hope it's an improvement on Apollo, and not just a rehash.




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