SpaceX Tour - Texas Test Site

vicky IVB
vicky IVB

Who are here bc elon announcing bfr hop test here?

2 days ago
Markle2k
Markle2k

You guys should do another tour today with Block 5.

Month ago
Dash
Dash

back when they didn't use the octoweb

4 months ago
JustSaiyanSteve
JustSaiyanSteve

That's amazing!

6 months ago
CombraStudios
CombraStudios

living the dream

7 months ago
Dave McKay
Dave McKay

Love that Tx Country.

7 months ago
KurtBob
KurtBob

9 months ago
Bernhard Hörlezeder
Bernhard Hörlezeder

eine proton oder sujus gebaut in baikonur oder in Vostochny ist cirka 40 Jahre weiter entwickelt als eine musk murks falcon!

11 months ago
Агент госдепа
Агент госдепа

Than it is more developed? The proton and the union are inferior to the Falcon 9 in all respects. This is why Falcon 9 is the world leader in the market of commercial satellite launches. You need to watch Putin's TV less.

Month ago
Bernhard Hörlezeder
Bernhard Hörlezeder

approx. 30 years behind sojus tma vostochny programm,... suchoi SU-27 is better

11 months ago
Агент госдепа
Агент госдепа

Russia is an outsider of the commercial market for commercial launches. And the outsider of the military aviation market. It's just a fact, be reconciled.

Month ago
Joseph Astier
Joseph Astier

You guys should have just sold him the ICBMs when he wanted them.

9 months ago
James GRINNAN
James GRINNAN

AMERICA ROCKETS YEAH

11 months ago
Агент госдепа
Агент госдепа

+AngryBoy If you do not like America, then why do you use this American site and the US operating system?

Month ago
AngryBoy
AngryBoy

James GRINNAN fuck anerica

8 months ago
Jeff Beck
Jeff Beck

Exactly near what town is the Texas site?

Year ago
Tanya Jones
Tanya Jones

Mcgregor. About 20 miles away from Waco Texas

9 days ago
Nicholas Littlejohn
Nicholas Littlejohn

Jeff Beck Waco/McGregor

8 months ago
Jimbodiah
Jimbodiah

I wish I could apply for a job :( (non-US citizen).

Year ago
MrRedskins0021
MrRedskins0021

Waste of our tax payer money.

Year ago
Juliusz Kociński
Juliusz Kociński

XDXD

7 months ago
bens number 12 fan
bens number 12 fan

nice bait

Year ago
Pasha Defragzor
Pasha Defragzor

Zoot lol :D

Year ago
bigpardner
bigpardner

Why can't they launch rockets from this location?

Year ago
Atlantis2069
Atlantis2069

Populated area around (Waco, then Austin), rockets can't be launched above populated areas, it's the reason why most space launch bases are at ocean coasts all around the world, or in deserts like in Russia or China. Even testing engines is very limited by Waco authorities (hours and loudness). But, for launching, SpaceX will have Boca Chica site in southTexas Gulf coast too!

Year ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

What was the first launch by spacex?

Year ago
David Andersson
David Andersson

3 failed launches of falcon 1, but the 4th falcon 1 launch was a success. it was in September 2008, and SpaceX was the first private company to reach earths orbit.

Year ago
P S
P S

The site has gotten so much bigger in six years! You should do a new tour video!

Year ago
McGilliGaming
McGilliGaming

Your Answer has arrived!

10 months ago
Carmen Figueroa
Carmen Figueroa

Pearl Carol

Year ago
Daniels30
Daniels30

Everyone thinks Elon is behind the sucess of SpaceX, but really it's Thomas Muller. Genius rocket scientist.

2 years ago
bens number 12 fan
bens number 12 fan

Elon has a lot more to do with the design than most CEOs do

Year ago
Meljov
Meljov

Maybe Elon is better in business than in engineering but I will not try to take anything from him because unfortunately in today's world only if you're a billionaire you can push projects like this.

Year ago
Sebastian 'Skittz' Körner
Sebastian 'Skittz' Körner

I'm still waiting for the final tour of the cape.

2 years ago
Dregoro
Dregoro

Those guys have the most interesting job ever

2 years ago
MutantSushi
MutantSushi

Bombs are simple. Pressurized combustion. Rockets are controlling that pressurized combustion. I think it's a little more interesting.

Year ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

Dregoro what about bomb testing?

Year ago
iain milton
iain milton

Show us of course I still love you and just read the instructions

2 years ago
SPI Life
SPI Life

We can't wait to see SpaceX in action @ Boca Chica.

2 years ago
Christina Martinez
Christina Martinez

ThAts what the bright light was.

2 years ago
danny taki
danny taki

l live in austin nearby do you guys offer tours of the mcgregor site?

3 years ago
Jessica Kinsey
Jessica Kinsey

I am from McGregor, and I love what you're doing out here.

3 years ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

+Meljov the ITS uses methane you may have heard

Year ago
Meljov
Meljov

I've heard that these modern rockets do not use nasty stuff like hydrazine. Dunno by myself.

Year ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

Meljov This is about as good for the environment as the industrial revolution.

Year ago
Meljov
Meljov

Is there any talk among locals about toxicity of flumes, possible harm, etc?

Year ago
Jessica Kinsey
Jessica Kinsey

Thanks for catching that.

3 years ago
TheSkepticon
TheSkepticon

Just window dressing to an empty store. 

3 years ago
t
t

+Travis McCoy bahaha. Some nuts out there, dude.

2 years ago
Travis McCoy
Travis McCoy

+TheSkepticon I can't even. Please stop.

3 years ago
TheSkepticon
TheSkepticon

+Travis McCoy Care to elaborate? All I see is a compartmentalized side show. All fine and dandy to the people who believe it will be employed for space travel, but since all space travel is a hoax and an insult to god's plan, at the end of the day who did they work for? The DRAGON or GOD?

3 years ago
Travis McCoy
Travis McCoy

Not quite.

3 years ago
t
t

Have a phone interview with them next week. Hope I get the job!!!!!! I wanna build rockets!!!

4 years ago
Elliot Alderson
Elliot Alderson

t “got a job at Sikorsky paying more” ok then you probably weren’t a good fit for SpaceX...

6 months ago
Mateusz Cybulski
Mateusz Cybulski

What's your role?

9 months ago
Eduardo Monteiro
Eduardo Monteiro

damm i wish i had a future sometimes

Year ago
Dan M
Dan M

To work for SpaceX? You need to be among the best

Year ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

Deleterious_USMCG Disappointing, but maybe for the best. It might not be the most stable career. You don't need to be professional though. You can be an amateur rocket scientist (best title) like me.

Year ago
rob bob
rob bob

how the heck did you bolt the mother to the earth?

4 years ago
Santiago Castro
Santiago Castro

lots of gum

9 months ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

rob bob struts.

Year ago
iain milton
iain milton

+DrToonhattan wrong space tape

2 years ago
DrToonhattan
DrToonhattan

Lots and lots of duct tape.

3 years ago
Lizard771
Lizard771

Oh yes..

5 years ago
Mason Maamoun
Mason Maamoun

That would be annoying to live by that plant

5 years ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

Mason Maamoun I'd just get a job far away.

Year ago
Idiomatick
Idiomatick

Engines still can fail.

6 years ago
Waldo Butterman
Waldo Butterman

I suppose your comment on multiple engines would be true for old Rockedyne or P&W designs from the 60's. From what I can tell, the SpaceX engineers are NOT building engines with 1960's tech. Think about it: the SSME (shuttle main engine) was the LAST great new engine design by a US company. In 1974. The degree of control, monitoring, quality of materials, computer simulation and just about everything else about these engines are lightyears ahead of anything previously designed.

6 years ago
Waldo Butterman
Waldo Butterman

rocket engines for second stages (vacuum operation) must shape the exhaust differently to compensate for the lack of atmospheric pressure. Lots of little changes, but mostly the nozzle of the engine is much wider.

6 years ago
quinxxer
quinxxer

does anyone know the difference between the vacum and see level firing ? whats the difference of firing it in the vacum of space and sea level ? thanx guys

6 years ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

quinxxer Well, firstly, ASL (at sea level) has far more gravity and atmospheric pressure, meaning less efficiency. Atmospheric engines must be able to withstand higher inequalities in force due to increased air resistance and therefore thrust. On any given body of mass the thrust to weight (mass) ratio is rather more important as well. In space, it means longer and less efficient burns. However, on earth, the rocket might not even get off the ground.

Year ago
edwinshap1
edwinshap1

It's the largest "engine". SRBs are motors, meaning they have no moving parts.

6 years ago
Achin Sharma
Achin Sharma

mind = blown..!

6 years ago
JuggaloOzi
JuggaloOzi

Surely a 5-seg ATK booster kicks the crap out of 140 million lbs impulse. ATK is a private company.

6 years ago
Idiomatick
Idiomatick

@SquirrelFromGradLife On the other hand, it isn't very feasible to do TOO many engines. Bigger engines are more efficient. And you are simply skirting disaster if you stuff a million engines on the thing hoping nothing goes wrong. The Falcon Heavy having 36 is probably coming close to that point. I'm sure Elon is aware of this, and the plan looks like he intends to upgrade to fewer large engines as he builds the capability to do so. But with F1 and F9 launches, his engine should be reliable.

7 years ago
Idiomatick
Idiomatick

@SquirrelFromGradLife More powerful engines doesn't necessarily mean more complex. I think it should be about striking a balance. Multiple engines is good for a few reasons. If you are building a bunch of identical engines you get big costs savings and you get better individual reliability since you have more experience. As well, you can lose an engine without dooming the mission which gives a lot of breathing room.

7 years ago
kevin heberding
kevin heberding

Groovy

7 years ago
SquirrelFromGradLife
SquirrelFromGradLife

I dont know if its a stupid question or not, but does the inherit risk involved with larger and more powerful complex engines outweigh the risk of having a multiple engine vehicle? The Saturn V had five main engines.. You should believe that having fewer systems would eliminate a lot of risk. But again many very reliable engines may be better than bigger and more powerful but more complex engines... I dont know there must be a trade-of point somewhere..

7 years ago
Marcus Mitchell
Marcus Mitchell

SquirrelFromGradLife Don't quote me on this, but sometimes we aren't technologically advanced enough to make huge engines as efficient as having a shedload of smaller engines (look at the booster stage of the SpaceX ITS).

Year ago
Kaloyan Kirilov
Kaloyan Kirilov

Oh, and I forgot one more thing... Best of luck with your upcoming COTS Dragon capsule demonstration! Hope it all goes well.

7 years ago
Kaloyan Kirilov
Kaloyan Kirilov

Awesome stuff! Really well made. I enjoyed this video tour of your test site. Keep building the channel. :)

7 years ago

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