Why SpaceX won't propulsively land their Dragon capsule. Not on Earth. Not on Mars.

SoLongSidekick
SoLongSidekick

Might want to clarify exactly what the hell you're talking about at 8:45. Why would it be pointless?

4 days ago
SoLongSidekick
SoLongSidekick

Everyday Astronaut Thanks for the answer, but I mostly posted that as a tip. Love your videos man, keep up the great work.

4 days ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

The Falcon 5 would’ve been absolutely pointless compared to the falcon 9. There’s nothing it could do that the 9 couldn’t do, including be any cheaper 🤷‍♂️

4 days ago
Marcus Chan
Marcus Chan

But what about the MOON

7 days ago
xzabath1
xzabath1

Your head is crooked.

9 days ago
Jojisvacation
Jojisvacation

I have been asking the same question, thanks for answering it.

14 days ago
Raymond Heath
Raymond Heath

I didn't think the Dragon had enough fuel to propulsively land without a parachute assist

18 days ago
Just Looking
Just Looking

they came up with the BFR

22 days ago
Joaquin Roldan
Joaquin Roldan

i will like to see spacex launching they own shuttle...

24 days ago
Michael Z
Michael Z

Honestly it never woudlve worked. Dragon needs parachutes for the launch escape systrm

Month ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

They never intended to strip it of parachutes. Just not use them when not necessary.

Month ago
Paolo Carfora
Paolo Carfora

Can you palese explain (or make a video about It) why NASA still not use Dragon v2 to send asteonauts to the space station? If i'm not mistaking they shoul have sent a crew in May 2018 but still don't. Thanks

Month ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

That video is coming soon. I’ll be doing an update on commercial crew this summer 👍

Month ago
galloping goose
galloping goose

Another reason for the cancellation might be that spacex has no access to the deep space communications network.

Month ago
Edwin Robert
Edwin Robert

You look exactly like my uncle, he's a professor in California. Great explanation, thanks!

Month ago
Johan Smith
Johan Smith

... Because parachutes are more efficient, simpler and generally make perfect sense.... Being a tech rebel is not always a good idea. Different isn't necessarily better.

Month ago
clavo
clavo

Nice music Tim. So why didn't you opine about prospective "alternative arrival techniques" on Mars? I'm thinking some kind of variation on auto-gyro controlled landing. Even more far-out would be a carbon fiber space tether made of that new graphene stuff. Lastly, balloons that deflate on impact similar to the two stage rover balloon ball landing, but without the bouncing.

Month ago
Schrader
Schrader

SpaceX is like the IT guy coming to you, updating your Windows 98 to Windows 10.

Month ago
mcferkyou mootly
mcferkyou mootly

oh what load draco will be part of landing

Month ago
Day R
Day R

I would have loved a Dragon capsule droneship landing

2 months ago
levi ackerman
levi ackerman

Why does Elon keep saying uh, uh, uh

2 months ago
jdnelms62
jdnelms62

This video was made eight months ago and recently Blue Origin has successfully landed their Shepard capsule using a clever mix of parachute and short burst propulsion to slow the landing to a slight bump for ground landings. I would be curious if SpaceX now might try something similar since in Elon's own words, they have the equipment in place? On that note, I would love to see a video comparison of the SpaceX Dragon, NASA's Orion and Blue Origin's Shepard system. Yes, it might be comparing apples to oranges to bananas, but I think folks would love to see your comparison.

2 months ago
A Person
A Person

Honestly, I don't care how they do it. I just want to see people on mars someday.

2 months ago
Scott Johnson
Scott Johnson

Not initially.

2 months ago
Solaphar
Solaphar

Every member of Congress should be required to listen to that 30-second section between 9:46 - 10:16. "But SpaceX changing their mind and being nimble enough to shift resources is what separates them from a more traditional aerospace entity. We've seen the opposite be true with vehicles like the space shuttle and SLS, where an idea is continually pursued despite it not being the most viable option. Instead NASA, or should I say Congress, falls into the same old fallacy of being so far along in something, 'It'd be a shame to stop it now,' which in the long run costs so much more than just pivoting and moving on as soon as you can." I have to agree with this sentiment. Too often it is felt that a project is too invested into to back out of it, even with exorbitant cost overruns. Undoubtedly, countless defense items in the budget fall under this category. Moreover, a lot of that is pork barrel stuff, unfortunately, which means it's especially difficult to solve as it's likely some senior congressperson's pet project. But who knows, maybe enough complaints to our Congress members can change things so they'll reduce the wasting of tax money.

2 months ago
Brian W
Brian W

Landing a human rated craft on the surface of Mars is tough. I saw a documentary explaining why they used a sky crane for the Mars rover. It was the only thing they could work out to land a one ton craft. They have not figured a way to land 20-50 tons on Mars, not even close.

2 months ago
Figment One
Figment One

I would love to sit down with any of these guys to talk about ideas i have on landing on mars or any other planet with a low gravity or a thin atmosphere . Course im sure i am 1 of a million that has ideas

2 months ago
Tony Johnson
Tony Johnson

Question : Why does the rocket twist as soon as it starts to take off ? I just noticed this recently.

2 months ago
ACG
ACG

They were just casually launching little capsules into LOE and then Elon was bored so he launched his tesla roadster to mars

2 months ago
Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott

The Dragon Capsule doesn't need landing gear for Earth missions. As long as it has those side-mounted rockets for flight control, and a good GPS signal, it could touch-down in a specially-made pond filled with distilled water to minimize the post-landing cleanup. SpaceX has already proven it can target an area that small with a much bigger rocket booster, so landing a Dragon Capsule in an artificial freshwater pond should be a piece of cake.

2 months ago
Roderick Molasar
Roderick Molasar

Great stuff. Dense with information and useful observations.

3 months ago
801_its_me_108 MCPE
801_its_me_108 MCPE

elon knows da wae

3 months ago
Fabian Dong
Fabian Dong

wtf why do i see a german titel

3 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Based on your region... are you in Germany? I have my content translated (titles included) for a good number of languages

3 months ago
NorthernChev
NorthernChev

Consider this... If SpaceX contracts with NASA to take humans to the ISS then I would understand the government requiring the Dragon to be human certified. But nobody owns Mars and SpaceX is a private corporation... I suppose the government could interfere and say "if you want to launch from US soil, then the Dragon must be human certified". But it is my opinion that to land on Mars they don't need any government's permission or approval for anything they do to land humans on Mars and there is no governing body to tell them how they MUST do it. Obviously, it is in the passengers best interest for the Dragon Capsule to be human certified but it should not be required to go to a place like Mars that has no government, IMO. What do you think?

3 months ago
NorthernChev
NorthernChev

What's the deeply cut trench up the side of the Dragon Capsule for (3:22)?

3 months ago
eRCaGuy
eRCaGuy

Definitely one of the most well-done and researched videos I've ever seen on space launch; great job! And to all the world: what he says at 10:00 ~ 10:30 or so about NASA and Congress and the Space Shuttle going on and on down the wrong road instead of quickly pivoting when they first find out is SO TRUE! Thanks goodness for private industry like SpaceX NOT falling into that foolish trap! Thanks, Elon!

3 months ago
Skatterbrain
Skatterbrain

YOU & THE TITLE OF THIS VIDEO ARE COMPLETELY WRONG !!! Space X will do propulsive Landings and also continue to work on doing so . As Elon sas Stated many times it's the 21st century and this is the way that Capsules & Space craft should land . Weather it's on Earth or on Mars . Not to mention there IS NO OTHER METHOD of being able to land on the surface of Mars ( there's is no water on Mars for the capsule or craft to land on on Mars ) it's all rock sold & under the surface aside from the Glacier lakes that reside inside craters. Not to mention you can't land a capsule on Mars with just a parachute, The density of the Atmosphere on Mars is much much Thinner then here on earth with creates much less drag on the capsule apon entering the Atmosphere of Mars , which means you'd travel much faster when when entering the Atmosphere of Mars then you would on earth so you wouldn't be able to slow down enough with using just a parachute alone . Elon & Space X have already successful launched, landed and relaunched the boosters engines of Falcon 9 & Falcon Heavy by utilizing propulsive Landings . Granted the first Cargo Capsule Launched too the ISS was landed using a water landing . Dragon 2 on the other hand WILL land using propulsion. Propulsive Landings of not only the Rockets Boosters but also manned & Unmanned cargo Capsules is extremely important for everything Elon is doing to work . "Why" you ask, Because it Drastically cuts down the cost of sending cargo & crews into space . And will also allow crews that land on Mars or the moon to then land safely and just as easily take off from the surface. So everything space x & Elon are doing hinges around propulsive Landings . The reuse of the heat heat shield, taking off and landing on other surfaces of other planets or moons , the safety of the crew & Cost .

3 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Wow. Watch the video. This is specifically talking about the DRAGON capsule which WILL NO LONGER PROPULSIVELY LAND. I even include the clip of Elon saying that himself. This has nothing to do with propulsively landing the Falcon 9, Heavy or BFR... watch the video before writing a book length rebuttal 😂

3 months ago
ecoheliguy
ecoheliguy

With their pinpoint accuracy landing a booster. Maybe they just land the Dragon crew capsule in a body of water at the Cape, a couple initial landings at sea, and then move to a pond at the Cape

3 months ago
Elektrotehnik
Elektrotehnik

7/10

3 months ago
Nonya Damnbusiness
Nonya Damnbusiness

I don't think you made it clear enough. Propulsive landing was too difficult to "man rate" due to the giant pile of red tape NASA would require.

3 months ago
Donnie Montoya
Donnie Montoya

I feel a theme here. SpaceX isn't afraid to change which is ultimately will bring them their success.

3 months ago
Brandon SDA
Brandon SDA

Love this channel! So glad I found it!

3 months ago
Johan Ahremark
Johan Ahremark

They should use both.

4 months ago
Keyboard runner
Keyboard runner

And who is gonna pay for the parallel development? You?

4 months ago
Michael Adkins
Michael Adkins

I really don't expect to see propulsive landing with the Dragon Capsule to leave the playing field ... I expect that it will be proved but like the Falcon Heavy ... to be thoroughly vetted before unveiling. Per Elon, the Facon Heavy was nearly cancelled a number of times but still was realized ... to the tune of at least 21 million views at present. I appreciate the energy of SpaceX in their endeavors!!

4 months ago
Nasa Live Streams
Nasa Live Streams

@ Everyday Astronaut do you know when the in-flight abort test is?

4 months ago
Keyboard runner
Keyboard runner

https://www.spacexnow.com/

4 months ago
Полиграфович
Полиграфович

this guy sounds like jake roper the vsauce3 guy

4 months ago
Emilio Greenwood
Emilio Greenwood

Maybe they of trying to improve it to make it more effective and more efficient of course they could do a crossover with space shuttle and the dragons capability

4 months ago
Jebediah Kerman
Jebediah Kerman

Wait a minute Even if the Dragon 2 had a mission to Mars How da hec whould it return or get into Orbit 🤔

4 months ago
Jebediah Kerman
Jebediah Kerman

Everyday Astronaut Ooh well I learned something new 😁 So I guess Elons only gonna use it for crew to the ISS and low earth orbit on Earth.

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

It was going to just be a way to land a large payload on the surface. No crew return or anything like that. But potentially send cargo ahead of a crewed mission

4 months ago
Luke Dawson
Luke Dawson

Almost at 100k subs!!!

4 months ago
Ismael
Ismael

video begins at 6:00

4 months ago
Vague
Vague

Drop Ships

4 months ago
GameplayReviewUK
GameplayReviewUK

OMG I had those very same binoculars when I was a kid too :) The little touches make these vids so special.

4 months ago
wade cooper
wade cooper

The repulsive landing will work excellently with the chutes deployed first, except on the moon. There is no reason that this cannot be adapted for safety certification. This may be about spending a lot of money to buy someone else's permission. Like buying a permit to do a crazy unproven thing.

4 months ago
last name ford
last name ford

Killing my dreams

4 months ago
Joseph Zolna
Joseph Zolna

I just love seeing this many people being excited about what SpaceX is doing. To see this happening before my time passes is inspiring in itself.

4 months ago
germanLc
germanLc

the title is german lol

4 months ago
germanLc
germanLc

Can i turn it off? It is weird, i dont know if the video is german or not looking at the title.

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Our community provides translations to native languages. So yes. If you’re in Germany, you’ll see the German translation.

4 months ago
glenn goodale
glenn goodale

thank you for using pounds

4 months ago
Derek Trigo
Derek Trigo

Well little did he know it happened now

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Nope. Still hasn’t happened! And won’t. Remember. This is about the DRAGON capsule propulsively landing, not the Falcon 9 or Heavy. Elon’s said over and over (as shown in the video) the dragon capsule will not be propulsively landing

4 months ago
Just a normal account and nothing else
Just a normal account and nothing else

R.I.P. Falcon 9 capsule 2003-2017 we will miss you ;-;

4 months ago
Jerry Love
Jerry Love

Pretty sure what musk is saying is central engines and side gear. Like the falcon. Like the BFR

4 months ago
booger king
booger king

You wanna know why theu cancelled it??? There's no flat concrete landing pad on mars!! Duh!?

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Actually no... they’ll still be landing a much bigger rocket there...

4 months ago
booger king
booger king

Just wondering... nasa can make their own rockets.. why the hell do they need to contract private companies?

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

NASA does cost plus contracting when they build rockets meaning they hire companies anyway at cost plus the company profits on top of. That’s very inefficient! As a matter of fact NASA has been building the SLS rocket at a cost of 9 billion or more so far and hasn’t even launched once. You could have launched over 100 Falcon Heavys for that cost. I’ll be doing an episode about it.

4 months ago
Lazy Jesus
Lazy Jesus

Supposedly one of the worlds most intelligent entrepreneurs has sent a not as environmentally friendly as we think car to crash on Mars. So humans haven't even got to Mars and already they're spending billions to pollute the planet. Well don't puny humans, well done. "You know it's real cos it looks so fake", this is a quote from the very same so called "intelligent" man Elon Musk. What a moron.

5 months ago
Lazy Jesus
Lazy Jesus

Everyday Astronaut Elon Musk is only a genius to not so smart people in my opinion and regardless of where his now piece of scrap is going it's just another bit of human waste in space, like fly tipping. Humans are not smart at all and I'm afraid there's nothing that can change my mind on that matter, every day, week, month, year that goes by I see human stupidity increase and I find it shameful and embarrassing that such people like Elon Musk are considered to be the brains of the species. Man has the capability of being great, God like, yet has shown no sign of it in recorded history whatsoever, again, that's my opinion.

4 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

It didn’t go to Mars. It’s not landing on nor crashing into Mars. I’m sorry you don’t find him brilliant... but factually speaking the man is a genius.

5 months ago
Cesar Caminero
Cesar Caminero

Bro, loving your videos!

5 months ago
Steele
Steele

I really feel like this is no longer the case...

5 months ago
Drekken
Drekken

WOAH YOU JUST COMMENTED!

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

It’s even more the case now than ever. This is specifically about dragon, not about Falcon 9/ Falcon Heavy

5 months ago
David Jessee
David Jessee

What did u think about the falcon heavy? And the twin boosters landing

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

I’ll be making a video all about it!

5 months ago
Coleman Green
Coleman Green

Do you think they’ve ever considered a large net? Would that be cheaper than refurb after salt water landing? If too risky on land they could erect the net over the ocean just in case, but I bet they could hit a net over land.

5 months ago
Coleman Green
Coleman Green

Everyday Astronaut thanks for the reply! I had never heard of their efforts to recover the fairing halves before. Nor did I realize how expensive the fairing was or that it possibly had thrusters and a parachute in each half! I hope we hear about or even see one of these catches soon. And yeah it sounds like if it made sense to catch the dragon with a net they’d be doing it.

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

It’s funny, Elon actually mentioned they could catch their dragon capsule using their mr Stevens fairing net boat if they wanted to!

5 months ago
Coleman Green
Coleman Green

Do you think they’ve ever considered a large net? Would that be cheaper than refurb after salt water landing? If too risky on land they could erect the net over the ocean just in case, but I bet they could hit a net over land.

5 months ago
Me Name
Me Name

Don't doubt this man

5 months ago
Mister Meise
Mister Meise

The astronaut suit doesn’t fit you, you’re a manchild. Just be yourself, you look ridiculous..

5 months ago
Felix Nurwahid
Felix Nurwahid

Mister Meise XD

2 months ago
Twistedwolf2000
Twistedwolf2000

Judging from what I saw yesterday I think they got that propulsive landing down now.

5 months ago
Tom Eason
Tom Eason

Watching this a day after the falcon heavy launch, they've come so far, Elon is the new pioneer of the 21st century and is the first man to make the future of my generations life bright and full of hope instead of scared and worried about conflict and war.

5 months ago
alejandro santana diaz
alejandro santana diaz

well, it happened :D

5 months ago
Gerald Bieniek
Gerald Bieniek

Ready to eat crow?

5 months ago
Gerald Bieniek
Gerald Bieniek

Everyday Astronaut So, what landing would the use, if water isn't on Mars, parachutes don't work well, and dropping people in a bubble like they did for the Rover is dangerous?

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

No... they are not doing it for the capsule... Elon said it himself in the video! It’s just simply a fact. I’m standing next to a head of Super Draco’s now and they are NOT pursuing dragon 2 propulsive landing

5 months ago
Gerald Bieniek
Gerald Bieniek

They're using propulsive landing for the booster rockets already. It's only a matter of time before they get it working for the capsule.

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

Perhaps. Explain?

5 months ago
Logical Demon
Logical Demon

Hey were did you buy that space suit

5 months ago
L C
L C

Well, they can already land stuff. Why reinvent?

5 months ago
Ken Loose
Ken Loose

Has anyone considered a propulsive landing in fresh water. The precision of a propulsive landing would make it possible to land in a small pond or even an artificial dugout pond. Fresh water would be less corrosive and a water landing would be gentle enough that there would be no need for landing legs. A crane and truck could be driven to the pond and pick the Dragon out of the water and whisk it off to wherever it is needed. A truck and crane would be quicker and cheaper than a ship and a helicopter.

5 months ago
Drafty Crevice
Drafty Crevice

Still every time I see your video's, and I must say they have gotten much better, I can't get over the fact of you being either extremely cross-eyed, or obviously reading off a goddamn autocue.

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

The older ones I had a crappy auto cue, (of course I don’t memorize the whole script) the new ones are much improved! I’m also heterochromatic so I may look a little cross eyed 🤷‍♂️

5 months ago
Vesta Gaming Co.
Vesta Gaming Co.

"Similarilly"

5 months ago
Vesta Gaming Co.
Vesta Gaming Co.

Wow i didn't expect a reply. haha no problem man just busting your balls, love your videos keep up the great work!

5 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

I’ll never be able to pronounce that word right. It’s funny, I was working on that today actually 😂

5 months ago
Damien Leggatt
Damien Leggatt

I think what spaceX is doing is the right thing, they are not getting stuck on their ideas and is the reason they have come so far in such a short time.

5 months ago
Lynnsey Knockel
Lynnsey Knockel

Pretty sure I had those binoculars, too.

5 months ago
Shadow Knight
Shadow Knight

Want sy-fi, BFR, BOOM

5 months ago
Vanishing Sun
Vanishing Sun

This guy knows a lot he must be a billionaire! Lol

5 months ago
Baleur
Baleur

Is this video outdated? Isnt SpaceX gonna send their BFR and literally do a propulsive landing with the whole second stage anyway?

6 months ago
kinith saephan
kinith saephan

nah, its pretty simple brah. They are having the same problems that nasa been for years. The cost of durability for repeated use and risk factor out weight the potential of landing rockets. Those rockets cost more and can only be used so many times before becoming to brittle or costly to fully repair and restore. All of this is just a PR thing nasa is doing to stay relevant and garner money from the gov. Nothing wrong with it. But most of this crap that is borderline sci fi isnt practical

6 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

This video has nothing to do with landing rockets. Reusing the dragon capsule (which they are doing) and reusing a Falcon 9 booster core are two different things. The booster reuse will clearly work out financially with block V this year.

6 months ago
Zariho Plays
Zariho Plays

You are probably the most informative youtuber I have ever seen. You deserve a lot more subs

6 months ago
John Frazer
John Frazer

It's probably not impossible or too difficult, but it's too much for now. Too many other more-important projects going on. I think I always want a well-worked-out ballistic survival system first, then maybe make a bigger one to work as well with rockets too. I was impressed with how well the Mars Sky Crane worked, but I'm a big fan of the Pathfinder bouncing ball.

6 months ago
Plutotracks
Plutotracks

"but I'm a total fanboy and everything spacex does is a good thing, even in a situation where if they did the opposite of this it would be still be right".

6 months ago
4675636b596f755954
4675636b596f755954

About halfway through the video it dawned on me that Elon Musk has just been playing Kerbal Space Program with real rockets all along.

6 months ago
TheAtom
TheAtom

Shame they ditched propulsive landing. They were always able to land Soyuz on land in a similar way only with chutes. Would have been pretty cool to see Dragon V2 land that way. Dragon V2 is an almost completely different design compared to the Soyuz capsule though.

6 months ago
Create
Create

Elon Musk looks like Malcolm Merlyn

6 months ago
Cody Slab
Cody Slab

*parachute... LAME*

6 months ago
Lorena Calvo
Lorena Calvo

se lo que vi y vi un modelosaturno de lego

6 months ago
Michael Z
Michael Z

Instead of using ships, why don't we land the dragons at Edwards afb or another base

6 months ago
TheOutLaw Carpenter
TheOutLaw Carpenter

I clicked on the add too tell him what a lying piece of garbage he is. and guess what no link it's all ready dead . why is the lying add still up then?

6 months ago
DeVouR Playz
DeVouR Playz

didn't they just sus out propulsive landing

6 months ago
Pete Van Veen
Pete Van Veen

They won't be landing anything on Mars. SpaceX is Virgin Galactica 2 the Saga continues. It's all a Hollywood production. It's make believe. SpaceX is fake

6 months ago
Robert Willis
Robert Willis

@Everyday Astronaut - Your explanation as to why propulsive landing of Dragon when returning to earth is no longer planned as the normal procedure is perfectly reasonable. That said, you have not provided any rational or viable explanation whatsoever as to why unmanned cargo landings on Mars would not be pursued as planned, especially in terms of non NASA missions wherein "qualification" is of no concern.

6 months ago
Robert Willis
Robert Willis

@Everyday Astronaut re. "It’s mostly because you could make a better more dedicated mars lander." - I understand that, but BFR/BFS combined will require at an absolute minimum ten to 15 years & at the very least 15 to 20 billion to develop. Without funding from NASA to help back the project, 25 or 30 years is more likely. That's a hell of a long time in which everything could go wrong & risk the project might to come to nothing. re. "Dragon capsule Martian landings is not the most efficient" - With all due respect, that kind of thinking is a classic example of hubristic pursuit of some hypothetical, extremely difficult to achieve future "most efficient" ideal getting in the way of using the best system currently available. re. "and it doesn’t help with BFR plans" - I respectfully but strongly disagree. You're thinking purely in an engineering rather than a political sense. Repeatedly landing by far the largest & heaviest useful payloads ever delivered to Mars (food/water/equipment/small inflatable habs etc.), & doing so within the next three or four years would provide SpaceX with tremendous credibility & be a massive publicity coup. There are still far to many ill-informed naysayers out there despite all of SpaceX's achievements. It may be the only thing that SpaceX could do near-term to get the idiot mainstream media & unknowing general public to start questioning why NASA is still flushing tens of billions of taxpayers dollars down the SLS/Orion/DSG toilet as opposed to helping fund BFR/BFS development. re. "It’s mostly SpaceX going full steam ahead on BFR" - Without anywhere near adequate funding it will be "full steam ahead" at a snails-pace. Lobbing a few used Dragon 2s carrying heavy but inexpensive payloads at Mars would cost SpaceX very little, but generate tremendous public interest & support for near term humans to mars exploration. They would be Dragon "easter eggs" of supplies waiting for people to show up & use them. That would certainly help fire the public imagination, & hopefully fuel impatience with NASA's spend mega billions to do nothing & go nowhere policy. Good video overall. Thanks for replying. I've subscribed.

6 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

It’s mostly because you could make a better more dedicated mars lander. Dragon capsule Martian landings is not the most efficient and it doesn’t help with BFR plans. It’s mostly SpaceX going full steam ahead on BFR

6 months ago
JArvus ff
JArvus ff

Dragon rider... hum he musta played maple story

6 months ago
Eclipsed_Mc_Cat
Eclipsed_Mc_Cat

repeat after me, GEM-IN-E, not gem-in-i. it is pronounced with an "E" at the end, not an "i"!!

6 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

You’re right ish... granted that’s how they said it and how Amy Shira Tietel says it but Gemini is still acceptable

6 months ago
Bryan Seely
Bryan Seely

Just caught this. you were so right my friend.

6 months ago
Seldoon Nemar
Seldoon Nemar

so much of R&D is the TESTING. once you produce a few samples and test them, you can learn a lot. you can either 1) nail down the bugs and put the new knowledge on the back burner OR 2) realize that a more optimized design based on improved knowledge will be better and start the cycle again. SpaceX is an R&D machine. If you figure out something that's a big milestone, Elon has no problem giving the green-light to a new redesign that incorporate that and writing off the previous revision as cost of development. If NASA tried to re-roll the SLS to improve it to incorporate everything they've learned while building it, their financial officer would keel over dead at his desk from a heart attack

6 months ago
Whiteice27
Whiteice27

I can't possibly be the only person that thinks you look like the chicken man from Toy Story 2?

6 months ago
Michael S. Howard
Michael S. Howard

The small craft simple cannot carry enough fuel for landing... And spacex always knew this...

6 months ago
Everyday Astronaut
Everyday Astronaut

It does actually have enough deltav. Over 400 m/s and all it has to do is scrub off the final terminal velocity after reentry, the atmosphere does the bulk of the slowing down, it just has to slow down the last 100 mphs or so. It’s just not worth it.

6 months ago

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