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2020-10-10 Science & Technology
Elon Musk and the U.S. military plan to build a reusable 7,500mph cargo rocket
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Posted by Skidmark 2020-10-10 00:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6495 views ]  Top

#1 Solves the "you can't use our airspace" transit problem. 80 tons of weapons and ammo and supplies.
How many of these can they launch at the same time?

Hey wait a sec... An Abrams tank weight 60 tons... Hmm.
Posted by Neville Glolutch8436 2020-10-10 02:48||   2020-10-10 02:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Elon Musk knows where the real dough is to be found. It's not on the moon, it's in the MIC. We might want to keep a close eye on this young fellow.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-10-10 04:42||   2020-10-10 04:42|| Front Page Top

#3 Elon Musk is not a big-time crony capitalist for nothing.
Posted by Clem 2020-10-10 07:09||   2020-10-10 07:09|| Front Page Top

#4 I've got a better idea. Let's get out of the business of sending troops and tons of expensive equipment to every sh*thole on the rest of the planet...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-10-10 08:34||   2020-10-10 08:34|| Front Page Top

#5 UberArms

Snark O'The Day
Posted by Bunyip 2020-10-10 08:53||   2020-10-10 08:53|| Front Page Top

#6 M. Murcek, what makes you think troops need be involved?
Posted by Punky Clunk8901 2020-10-10 09:01||   2020-10-10 09:01|| Front Page Top

#7 UberArms

We have an early snark-of-the-day contender.
Posted by CrazyFool 2020-10-10 09:01||   2020-10-10 09:01|| Front Page Top

#8  M. Murcek, what makes you think troops need be involved?

Posted by Skidmark 2020-10-10 09:14||   2020-10-10 09:14|| Front Page Top

#9 StarShip would be great for lofting orbiting Rods from God Clusters and the same for some other "solutions"
Posted by 3dc 2020-10-10 14:32||   2020-10-10 14:32|| Front Page Top

#10 Watch it here:

Nerdle Cam:
Live Lab Cam(2) Link:
Live Sapphire Cam(3) Link:
Live Predator Cam(4) Link:
Live Sentinel cam(5) Link:
Onsite Weather -
Boca Chica Operations -
FAA Notices To Airmen -

The telephoto camera is mounted at 350 ft in altitude and 5.87 miles from the Space X facility at Sapphire Condominiums.
Posted by 3dc 2020-10-10 14:36||   2020-10-10 14:36|| Front Page Top

#11 I wonder if these can be adapted to launching 80 tons of armed drones, Controlled by encrytped network?

Or just a bunch of dumb drones that can drop FASCAM minefields.

No need to send in our troops.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-10-10 14:39||   2020-10-10 14:39|| Front Page Top

#12 Flea + Quickdraw Mech.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-10-10 15:32||   2020-10-10 15:32|| Front Page Top

#13 10,000s of Brilliant Pebbles that are cellphone sized could be launched in one StarShip too.
Posted by 3dc 2020-10-10 17:23||   2020-10-10 17:23|| Front Page Top

#14 Elon probably played Civilization III a lot: it was cool dropping tank divisions from orbit around the last enemy city.
Posted by ptah  2020-10-10 20:31||  2020-10-10 20:31|| Front Page Top

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