Watched this rather than the debate

Starship SN8 nose section mated to the tank & propulsion sections for the first time


Next giant leap: flight to 15km and back.
Chance of success… nnn not 100%

Historical note:
A bit of rocket-culture is lost by rolling sections in vertically to assemble.
Back in the day, booster stages came by trailer, horizontally, then had to
be turned vertical, lifted, and assembled.
It was called ‘erection & mating’ right out there in front’a God’n'everbody,
all of whom knew to keep a straight face if they ever wanted a promotion.
*sigh* Progress, I reckon
(What? Yeah, the 14-yo in me still remembers that)

4 Comments!

  1. Bobo the Hobo
    Posted October 23, 2020 at 3:17 am |

    You missed a humdinger of a debate. President Trump (yet again) debated against two people (ok, one and one-half brains) and crushed it.

  2. Posted October 23, 2020 at 6:49 am |

    Well, it’s not a starship unless it can travel to another star.

  3. WeeBrowser
    Posted October 23, 2020 at 8:16 am |

    At least it lands vertically as God and Bobby Heinlein intended!

  4. mech
    Posted October 23, 2020 at 9:48 am |

    is that silo gonna run on corn or wheat or *heavens* rye?