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SpaceX Starship Plans To Land On The Moon In 2021, And NASA Thinks Of A Partnership

December 1, 2019


On this day 50 years ago, the first humans to
walk on the moon splashed down safely into the Pacific Ocean. NASA is itching to launch astronauts back
to the moon, with an immediate goal of putting boots on the lunar surface in 2024 with the
agency’s Artemis program. But to accomplish that goal, the agency may
wind up turning to private rocket developers like SpaceX. Artemis isn’t meant to repeat the Apollo-era
missions of the 1960s and 1970s. Instead, NASA wants to send cargo and supplies
to the lunar surface, build up a permanent base there, and start looking for ice. Hundreds of millions of tons of water exists
on the moon, and that resource can be mined, melted, turned into air, and split into rocket
fuel to power voyages to Mars. As of now, NASA plans to use government-funded
Space Launch System rockets to return to the moon. But those vehicles won’t start launching until
late 2021 – the first one was supposed to fly in 2017 – and the program is billions
of dollars over-budget. Increasingly, Trump administration officials
and NASA executives are signaling that the agency may look to SpaceX or Blue Origin for
help. “We’re not committed to any one contractor,”
Vice President Mike Pence said in March. “If our current contractors can’t meet this
objective, then we’ll find ones that will.” More recently, Pence told “If our traditional
partners can’t do the job, we’re going to look to the private space industry to give
us the rockets and the technology to get there.” Meanwhile, SpaceX is sending signals back
to the Trump administration and NASA in kind. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said in
an interview last week that he believes his company’s spacecraft, could return humans
to the moon’s surface sooner than everyone might expect. Despite the acknowledgement of how crazy this
initiative would be, he was clear that within two years the mission could be done successfully. SpaceX would ostensibly pull off this feat
using Starship, a launch system it’s developing to transport people to the moon and Mars. “Well, this is gonna sound pretty crazy, but
I think we could land on the moon in less than two years,” Musk told. “Certainly with an uncrewed vehicle I believe
we could land on the moon in two years. So then maybe within a year or two of that
we could be sending crew. I would say four years at the outside.” In this video, Engineering Today analyzes
why Elon Musk says his SpaceX Starship could go to the moon by 2021 before NASA’s estimated
plan? Let’s get into details. Considering NASA’s well-known plans of sending
a crew that includes the first female astronaut to visit the moon by 2024 as part of the Artemis
program, Elon Musk was simply putting it out there that his conservative estimate for sending
people back to the moon aboard a SpaceX vehicle is a year before, 2023. The comments don’t just highlight Musk’s singular
drive, it also shows his evident frustration and lack of patience with the US space agency. This rising competition is despite the fact
that NASA through its Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, had admitted that the program’s success
would depend on SpaceX Falcon Heavy. Bridenstine said the space agency would consider
using a third-party rocket like the SpaceX Falcon Heavy for its return to the moon. He then later took back his words saying that
Artemis will definitely use NASA’s new Space Launch System. In reiteration, Musk went also went on to
say that the best way to make this a reality would be to do this all alone. Musk added that executing a private mission
may be easier than trying to convince skeptics within NASA to partner with SpaceX in the
development of its Starship system and using taxpayer dollars for it. “If it were to take longer to convince NASA
and the authorities that we can do it versus just doing it, then we might just do it. It may literally be easier to just land Starship
on the moon than try to convince NASA that we can.” he said, adding: “‘Hey, look. Here’s a picture of landing there right now!’ That might be the better way to do it.” The process of qualifying a new spacecraft
to fly NASA missions, especially involving crew, can take many months or even years. Elon Musk’s statement that reveals the rivalry
between the two American organisations might seem almost logical considering the very process
of qualifying a new spacecraft for NASA missions alone, especially involving crew can take
as long as years. And keeping in mind Musk’s bold predictions
and aggressive timelines, it is possible to believe that SpaceX’s momentum in this space
race is growing despite the setbacks that have occurred along the way. SpaceX has had its own share of hurdles especially
in the last few weeks with the first example of a hold-down test firing of a single raptor
engine Starship prototype ended with an unexpected fireball. While the prototype for the company, didn’t
appear to be seriously damaged, this week’s plans for the so-called “Starhopper” to lift
off the ground for the first time and hover before landing were subsequently delayed. A week after a fireball erupted from the base
of Starhopper, for the second time, SpaceX fired up the raptor engine of its Starhopper
spacecraft for its biggest ‘hop’ test yet on 24 July. Unfortunately, SpaceX had to abort the test
flight only 3 seconds after the vehicle’s Raptor engine fired at 80 percent capacity
at its Boca Chica test facility in South Texas. The Starhopper was supposed to lift off for
a short flight — 65 feet in the air, to be precise. However, the prototype vehicle didn’t move
after its rocket shot out flames and smoke. This comes alongside April’s misfortunes
when a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft was destroyed during a test firing. This was a huge blow, not just to SpaceX but
for the national space agency considering the vehicle had been in the plans to work
alongside Boeing’s Starliner craft to start shuttling astronauts to the International
Space Station. The necessary investigations were done by
both organisations who later revealed that the explosion was a result of a fuel leak
that caused a violent chemical reaction. Elon’s plans to have the Crew Dragon its
first crew this month were cut short, something that he said has been pushed to months away. Meanwhile, NASA’s side doesn’t seem that
good as Jim Bridenstine himself admitted last week that the agency will not even have an
estimated cost for the 2024 Artemis program until next year. So, while the goal of taking humans back to
the moon for the second time are getting more aggressive, it is pretty clear that both players
here have a lot to do since their schedules are slipping. But if either of them gets to have this mission
successfully, then good for them. Jeff DeWit, NASA’s chief financial officer,
who’s in charge of helping the agency make the most cost-effective decisions, said he
thinks the odds “are slim” for SpaceX pulling off a private lunar landing with Starship
before NASA can return there. However, he did not rule out the possibility
of a NASA-SpaceX partnership on a moon mission; in fact, he underscored the possibility. “More power to him, I hope he does it,” DeWit
said. “If he can do it, we’ll partner with them,
and we’ll get there faster.” He added: “This isn’t about us doing it, it’s
about America doing it. He’s [got] an American company. I’d love to partner with him and get that
done.” DeWit also noted that NASA would “love to
bring along” any commercial companies into the Artemis program that can help the agency
achieve its goals. Though he named traditional aerospace companies,
such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman, DeWit spoke most frequently about
SpaceX as well as Blue Origin and its founder, Jeff Bezos, who in May debuted a lunar-landing
spacecraft concept called Blue Moon. DeWit said, “The fact that Jeff Bezos is out
there working for this goal is great. The fact that Elon Musk is out working for
this goal is great. ”
The Starship will be SpaceX’s most powerful rocket to date, capable of carrying 100 astronauts
at a time on long missions. Musk’s idea is to eventually colonize the
Moon and build a sort of spaceport over it. That way missions to further destinations
like Mars can launch light on fuel and the like, and then resupply in lunar orbit before
continuing on.

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100 Comments

  • Reply Beyond The Deception August 4, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Everyone this is nonsense. Space is fake and used to brainwash the people.

  • Reply K162KingPin August 4, 2019 at 8:27 am

    So apparently when developing technology for the first time there can be setbacks.

  • Reply Mikolaj Mandziejewicz August 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Elon did say that the abort was due to the engine over performing.

  • Reply Tom Koller August 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    I'm really curious about how to land a Starship on unprepared Lunar regolith. Seems like it would require a prior landing with equipment and crew, in a smaller craft, to survey the landing site, and even do a bit of ground clearing, maybe installation of a beacon for the ship to home in on. Haven't heard anything about this.,

  • Reply WORLDWIDE INNOVATIONS August 4, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    MUSK ….. NOT NASA !!! IS GOING TO PUT THE FIRST MAN ON THE MOON !!!

  • Reply Ron Rontall August 4, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    Did Mask say that they were going to send tourist to the Moon by 2018?

  • Reply Ultra4 August 5, 2019 at 12:05 am

    at the time this hit my inbox it is severedly outdated… sorry i disliked this one

  • Reply Georgios Marcou August 5, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Nasa have lost their way for far too many years with too much bureaucratic garbage and complacency, i think it's time for Elon Musk to do the job!

  • Reply I say thee nay August 5, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Like it or not, NASA is going to be eliminated in no more than 30-40 years. Employees who just signed on, may not even see their career with NASA exist right to their retirement (although I'm sure skilled employees will bleed over to the private sector every year). NASAs attempts to compete with private companies will cause them massive problems. When politicians realize they threw tens of billions down the toilet throwing good money after bad, they are going to take it very poorly. Eventually NASA will scale back to things for-profit enterprise won't touch, such as Space Telescopes, remote exploration, Zero G research and similar ventures (which they should be focusing on right now…).

    In about 30 years, that will end as venture capitalists become more willing to back long-term space investments (something that was considered foolhardy 10 years ago). You will begin to see corporations putting massive telescopes and research equipment in space, and leasing time to research teams. You will see NASA completely transform into a branch of the military, perhaps being incorporated into Space Force. Because the general public will no longer need them.

    The SLS will run a small handful of missions, and then be tossed onto the junkyard of history, as it is quickly surpassed and dominated by the fluid private sector.

  • Reply joelp77440 August 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

    This video is rehashing old news. NASA is no longer courting SpaceX or the Delta Heavy for moon mission assists. Alabama Senator Shelby, whose is a strong supporter, put the brakes on that. Read his website and how he boasts how he saved jobs in Huntsville recently. In fact Shelby has been a major thorn in SpaceX’s side for almost a decade simply because he feels private space companies could threat future jobs in Huntsville. Delay space achievement for a 1,000 jobs. Pitiful.

  • Reply Lostcreek 1 August 5, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Why is Blue Origin so important they've not even got to space orbit, how far behind SpaceX are they?

  • Reply Polski partacz w jukej August 5, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Takin back man to the moon?
    But no man was on the moon!

  • Reply jonathan morin August 5, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    No end to this inventors mind. If someone asked him to build a spacedrive he'd probably do it.

  • Reply Tom Ret August 5, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    I will believe this moon landing vs the prior. Go Mr. Musk

  • Reply Master Ed August 6, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Oh I know what happened to the rest of the nazi Germans, no wonder they where never found, ellon musk stole them

  • Reply Master Ed August 6, 2019 at 1:18 am

    As a British person for myself I speak, I don't like either space companies but NASA seams a lot better than SpaceX, I just feel that spaceX will get the planet killed because they will find the aliens which didn't like us, mostly due to the low iq

  • Reply Master Ed August 6, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Most people in the comments choose freedom over leadership, which means pyromaniacs, phsycopaths and all the other things can kill with freedom, therefore killing all the idiots who chose freedom and the ones with leadership safe

  • Reply Master Ed August 6, 2019 at 1:30 am

    This is the only comment section I've been this argumentative, mostly because of idiots

  • Reply Coffin Man August 6, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Prepare for a load of CGI, and fanboys saying it's real.
    Nobody has been to the Moon and nobody will be going.

  • Reply Tushar Rajput August 6, 2019 at 4:08 am

    too long pause

  • Reply Owen Salisbury August 6, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Setback would be nasa and american government in my opionion.

  • Reply Owen Salisbury August 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    I thought the dragon was meant to have propulsive landing on the moon without nasa parachutes.

  • Reply Drivertilldeath August 7, 2019 at 3:46 am

    can not go back to something we have never been too, nasa lies so…….

  • Reply Drivertilldeath August 7, 2019 at 3:47 am

    also down vote = adds

  • Reply Wallace August 7, 2019 at 5:09 am

    The problem with the SoaceX Starship … is that the crew are on the pointy bit at the top which is a long, long way to the ground….!

    How the hell do you get down ?!?

  • Reply PETER LEE August 7, 2019 at 5:36 am

    I believe he is planning to fly starship from factory to launch site

  • Reply 4johnybravo August 7, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Don't forget they wanna mine helium3, China wants to badly, helium3 is rare on earth but abundant on the moon, helium3 helps fuel better nuclear reactions.

  • Reply The Multi Gamer August 7, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Imagine a private company beating you by 2 years with a fraction of the funding.

  • Reply davetileguy August 7, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Elon my hero….

  • Reply antsolja August 7, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    scifi shit

  • Reply John Matlick August 8, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    A prototype bench test that doesn’t go to plan is not a failure, it’s a stress test.

  • Reply Urmom Connor August 8, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    SLS = an absolute trash rocket

  • Reply White Horse Farms August 9, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Water on the moon…
    Used for jet fuel…
    LMAO!

  • Reply keahistight August 9, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Oh yeah? How’s that Mars thing coming along? Weren’t we supposed to be there by now SpaceX? It was early 2019. Space X isn’t going to do a damn thing.

  • Reply rhev escudero August 10, 2019 at 1:44 am

    NASA is more focus on politics than doing Rocket Science. That organization is wasting alot of taxpayers money just to visit the space station they do not fully own.

  • Reply Tortra Anims August 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    At this rate, we'll be living on the moon and mars in the next 20 years or so!

  • Reply Froggy 01 August 12, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Pro tip – don’t quote anything pence or trump says if you want to maintain credibility about anything…

  • Reply MrWebsky August 12, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    IMHO in order to land in 2021 on 24th Aug Elon will announce Moon-optimised version of Starship. It will be called, yes You guessed – Moonship.

  • Reply Dimitar Dimitrov August 13, 2019 at 5:35 am

    They cant do it for real and are really desperate now. Because apollo style technologies cant do the job. Millenium falcon style tech is required not falcon 9 rocket style. Also idea of vertical landing on the moon is just redicilous. The only plausable landing with currently available technologies known to man is diagonal/horizontal landing. Spaceship will act and look much more than aircraft than rocket/capsule/module. So first thing they need to scratch out of their dictionary is "vertical". Ship will be build, delivered, transported, take off, fly and land horizontally/diagonally. On the moon it will use wing in ground effect from its reverse thrust. Dust and reverse thrust will be captured behind the ship on the drag parachoute/umbrella. So drag behind it will increase progressively and will slow down so can land. Thats the key to success. Huge horizontal speed but low vertical. When land wil be horizontal. Last thing you need is apollo style system with 4 stupid legs. If one of the legs step on stone or uneven ground or has a lil bit of sideways/forward momentum left during the landing or even slighltly incorect angle and exactly this will happen:
    https://youtu.be/ndy4OYGsW8k?t=1080

  • Reply Owen Heart August 13, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    LIARS

  • Reply Thomas Morningstar August 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Slide shows suck donkey balls.

  • Reply ragnorock cookie August 14, 2019 at 7:33 am

    Yaay a freaking finally

  • Reply Bia Vianna August 14, 2019 at 11:18 am

    2032 the first…

  • Reply Fugazi Gamer August 14, 2019 at 11:51 am

    too many ads

  • Reply Jimmy Demello August 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Starhopper is hopping. Go SpaceX.

  • Reply Ned Bazinga August 16, 2019 at 3:32 am

    Screw NASA, hire their best people away from them and take the government funding from them. Businesses should be in charge at this point. Screw the governments, they are all just a bunch of thieves!! No better than local Evil Lords that would burn your house if you couldnt pay your taxes and hang you! Now they sell your house, make sure you lose your family and means of income and throw your ass in jail! Government is evil!!

  • Reply Lindenlc10 August 20, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    NASA is a dinosaur .

  • Reply MrSleep20013 August 20, 2019 at 7:56 pm

    The alien was scary! (if you dont get the same adverts you might not understand)

  • Reply Paul Langford August 21, 2019 at 8:33 am

    "NASA thinks"? That's unlikely for a bureaucracy driven by the need for maximum money extraction from the taxpayer.

  • Reply tentimesful August 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    Ball is on lets see if they can make it true… Still I think they should fire 10 rockets to moon for resources then send 3 rockets of humans…. With their speed that's like 2029 human landing to stay there…

  • Reply i am that August 22, 2019 at 8:17 pm

    Lies lies lies wake up van Allen belt says your lying

  • Reply Jorge Angulo Cardenas August 24, 2019 at 12:49 am

    Show Neil Armstrong and The US Government how Much of a Scam they are, no one has ever been to the moon, but you will make it happen… Prove everyone wrong 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

  • Reply Mike Crabtree August 25, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    My money is on Elon.

  • Reply Zinc Finger August 27, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Can't wait for Starhopper to land on the moon unmanned. Return, refuel and do it all again. Thus proving just how much the American tax payer has been getting ripped off for the last 40 odd years!

  • Reply Mário P August 28, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Can starship land vertically on the moon without atmosphere?

  • Reply Tom Pozsonyi August 28, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    They better not mess with the moon to much, if they change the composition it my trigger a reaction which may change our planets magnetic field or something like that!

  • Reply S.E. Sander August 29, 2019 at 10:06 am

    I do believe Elon has the last laugh in this instance, Mr I hate SpaceX. Geez could you be alittle more biased about how much you hate them? Btw, your twice failed fireball starship prototype…yea, it just did a 150 meter hover and landing with an astounding success. Let that sink in for a minute….Elon will beat everyone to the moon.

  • Reply Alien Scientist August 29, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    No one walked on the moon. I've never heard anything so utterly rediculas in my life.

  • Reply Yeap Soon August 29, 2019 at 10:36 pm

    You can care for the homeless and disadvantaged with all the money going to be spent on this hopeless venture.

  • Reply Fritz Meier August 30, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Ziemlich dumm soviel Geld zu verschwenden. Man sollte sich lieber zusammentun.

  • Reply John Morris August 30, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    highlighting test vehicle failures is sort of childish. They doesn't back up your claims of delays.

  • Reply Ludwig Van Zappa September 1, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Bullshit ! Won't happen …

  • Reply Prof. Michael O. Zeee JCD ECS September 1, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    old news and conjecture…

  • Reply Larry Carmody CMD September 2, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    They better hurry up & go to the moon & Mars, otherwise I won't be able to see it as I'm 80yrs old now & dont know how long I'll live, I'm hoping for a Hundred years or maybe a few yrs more, like a 100 & 10yrs, that will be around 2050, by then we shld have a community of hundreds living & working, constructing roads, building's & growing, food, plants & trees, on Mars with flights, ever week or so, with supplies & more ppl, being self sufficient & not depending on Earth, I'd like to go, myself & be the first Centurion or oldest man to go, live & get buried in Mars cemetery. Yike's.!! wldn't that be great.

  • Reply Lee Kleir September 3, 2019 at 7:21 am

    How will Elon get past the Van Alan radiation region??

  • Reply Marxxus Aram September 4, 2019 at 3:51 am

    NASA: Hey Elon? Elon?(shhh shhh shhh) listen, listen we need you to partner with us so we can cover up the fact that we never went to the moon in the past, can ya do that Elon can ya huh huh huh? Come on pal old buddy ol’ chum whattya say? Whattya say huh huh huh?

    Elon: you suck

    NASA: whatever you say old buddy old pal we will suck whatever you want we just need you to take up all this lunar equipment and this flag we used in our staged moon landings back in the 60s and, and place it exactly as shown then take a few billion pictures and videos of it all. Nudge nudge wink wink know what I’m saying know what I’m saying?

    Elon: Say no more?
    NASA: Say no more.

  • Reply Tigran Ohanyan September 4, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Yes. It will happen but whatever Elon said… multiply by 3 🙂

  • Reply Alex Duke September 6, 2019 at 4:18 am

    So now spacex is saying moon to Mars not just balls deep in the red planet?

  • Reply Alex Duke September 6, 2019 at 4:22 am

    Space x is so far ahead bc Elon is a reptilian and has all the reptile tech to integrate… He's been in the hollow flat Earth and climbed the ice wall he knows where Atlantis is beyond the wall.

  • Reply Joe Soulier September 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    It would be nice,just to see you guys get a man in space.

  • Reply David Vonch September 10, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Yep Elon is best

  • Reply Daniel Cox September 11, 2019 at 11:39 am

    I f you let NASA partnership happen it will hamper your progress and put to much red tape into your projects. NASA is a dead weight and should get rid of the bureaucracy holding it back.

  • Reply David Margison September 14, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    The video is out of date, you should update and re-upload, Star Hopper has flown twice since you made this.

  • Reply Mike Dannheim September 14, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    How many times are you going to say the same things? Be done!!!!

  • Reply Vernon Daniels September 15, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    I hope I live long enough to see if they make it look better than when I was a kid oh it was terrible the footage was crap at best and turned off if they screwed up and started showing something that was screwed up . And, really water on moon it was dry as a bone when I was a kid , no water they said at all and they said the regalith or regular Earth dust ….. regalur it has , it's just phonetic word play , please it's not real like Santa is a spelling of the name of the deceiver Santa = Satan see it really. Not that I do not have an appreciation for Christmas as the supposed birth of the Christ , however I am not going to buy into a lie just to appease the public opinion.

  • Reply Vernon Daniels September 15, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    And really Musk says he would just say hey look we broke the laws or whatever and landed on the moon even if possible please..and go to prison for who knows what , right …..

  • Reply Vernon Daniels September 15, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    by the way do you see the 🐕 dog standing on the moon showing supposed Astronauts in pressure suits how's that possible because that picture is is telling the truth and it is that there is no real moon so to speak it's all faked and you don't need a suit on earth !!

  • Reply Larry Carmody CMD September 16, 2019 at 1:28 am

    That's only two yrs to the moon.

  • Reply Robert Barney September 16, 2019 at 11:34 am

    At this point in our advancement, the moon underground makes more sense than Mars. Either place life would be miserable and confined for man. Mars is a place better suited for future A.I. The Moon one could at least hope to go home.

  • Reply nickamachine September 17, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Was thinking about subscribing, but the ads turned me off

  • Reply david muñoz September 18, 2019 at 10:19 am

    So if there's private space company .why is my taxes paying for NASA when obviously we dont need NASA we getting robbed can we get our money back

  • Reply shane rayner September 18, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    Not sure you put enough ads into you 10 minute 11 second video. Try 5 next time.

  • Reply R G September 18, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    Any with an intellect understands bureaucracy is inefficient. Regardless of the government entity, they're seemingly endless in funding through tax payers, bloated in redundant personnel and hence not as motivated as the private sector. Governments feed off the tax payer teat so to say. SpaceX will dominate in most regards and NASA along with other government agencies will do the same from time to time, but the future is private with their unending willingness to achieve for personal satisfaction and gain. As it should be.

  • Reply Steven Gulie September 19, 2019 at 12:30 am

    Only a couple of months old, this video is badly out of date. The Star hopper has flown, hovered, flown at altitude, landed safely and been superseded.

  • Reply David Killens September 19, 2019 at 1:05 am

    Trump put Bridenstine (a loyal Republican) in charge so that Trump would have his place in history. But Musk is not going to wait around and wait for the slow gears of NASA to assist him getting to the moon, and this has Bridenstine freaked out. That is why he is now going on and on about "commercial partners". It is ugly politics for the most admirable cause, to get people on the moon permanently.

  • Reply Christian Dijk van September 19, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    GO Elon!! , leave the government idiots to their politics. Jim Bridenstine hahahaha the man is a joke

  • Reply Don Ogoobo September 19, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    Fast forward to today, Sept 19, 2019. Starship hopper has hopped. 200' up 200' sideways and 200' down to a second pad. Plus the first full sized Starship is 60% done. Actually there are two of them. AS long as you mentioned the Dragon crew capsule problem. They have solved the issue and NASA has signed off on it. NASA has done a full parachute test from a helicopter and signed off on it also. They are back on a schedule, of a manned Dragon crew capsule to the ISS before December. Plus maybe a suborbital flight of Starship.

  • Reply jae kim September 20, 2019 at 2:04 am

    Wait I thought NASA went to moon long time ago.. He he. Just kidding

  • Reply R MN September 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Space Ex is planning to send the first female astronaut to the moon!
    Any subject that the Global elites have dominion, and have dominion over everything, because they own the greatest wealth.
    They put women in charge of what a man creates and directs, which makes gynocentry a kind of "natural law," not as an ideology as it is, but as a natural culture, which implies a great reversal of values, and destruction. human nature, as well as the substitution for transhumanism, where there will be no true refining of natural and original humanity, but a programmed human machine.
    The term "justice" (deserving) will only be a word that will soon be forgotten!

  • Reply Mik Wakefield September 20, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    If an earthquake happens near where Elon has been drilling holes, will you guys stop with the great American dream, and wake the fuck up?

  • Reply Mik Wakefield September 20, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Poor little Elon. For all his money and fame, he's a proper little ugly goit isn't he lol I guess some vacuous bint will marry him for his cash if not already.

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    Build a glass greenhouse for kiris or similar plants with a pump to add pressure like Earth's atmosphere (1 atm). This is because there is 1/100 less pressure on Mars than Earth and without atmospheric pressure, the plant will die because it cannot take the gas by itself. Therefore, a pump must be incorporated into the greenhouse to take CO2 from the atmosphere of Mars, add pressure and finally store the oxygen produced by the plants for the crew or the ship.Thank you .Visit Youtube channel : Oscar Barnley Barnola.

  • Reply xdsmastermia September 22, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    humans: will we have flying cars?
    elon: pfft, it's not ROCKET SCIENCE… duh

  • Reply Gary Klafta September 27, 2019 at 12:29 am

    you 267 don't think thats cool ?

  • Reply 2020Bookworm October 1, 2019 at 5:19 pm

    Tell us about mining asteroids.

  • Reply Rey Moyeno October 2, 2019 at 5:09 am

    That's just crazy especially what happened in the 60s when I went to go recover a ship aliens killed human astronaut the Alien made on a spaceship and they managed to get the alien out an alien said never come back here the Moon is a death star ship like Star Wars aliens are there do we really want to go back there to the Moon we know we can't overpower them I just don't think that's a smart idea just ask NASA Elon Musk do your homework on that brother

  • Reply BigCooter.com October 11, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    SpaceX can't even get to the ISS, … 2 years behind schedule now… and they can get to the Moon in an entire new vehicle in 2 years?? LOL… at the very minum that Starship will be 2 years behind schedule, plus the actual development time .. many years, especially without any commercial customers to pay for taking hundreds of people to the Moon … which BTW, is NUTS, what would a hundred people do on the Moon? LOL!!

  • Reply Jeff Fradsham October 14, 2019 at 7:43 am

    what setbacks

  • Reply Alpha Prime November 11, 2019 at 1:48 am

    NASA the agency to no were

  • Reply Kabuki Syneri November 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    I'd be surprised if this thing even leaves earth orbit. Best case scenario, it's gonna crash into the moon in 2022. Idiots in the comments are making fun of NASA for delaying SLS, but ignore SpaceX delays. Falcon heavy was supposed to fly in late 2012. Was 5 years late. And it's only made 2 flights yet, as of 2019.

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