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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

CONTINUITY: SpaceX: All Launches from Florida in Four Minutes and Twenty Seconds

We're not yet at “A Rocket a Day”, but we're getting there! That paper was written almost exactly 28 years ago, and envisioned a mass-produced two-stage rocket developed outside NASA with standardised payload interfaces. I did not, however, foresee first stage reusability, and expected LOX/hydrogen to be used to appease innumerate environmentalists. To convert dollar figures in that 1993 paper to today's kleptocurrency, multiply by 1.8.

Posted at September 21, 2021 10:59