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Eric Berger
Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica. Author of Liftoff, on the origins of SpaceX, coming March 2, 2021. US: UK:
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Eric Berger 4h
Replying to @hollowaysr
Yes it will be. Will choose a narrator in a few weeks.
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Eric Berger 5h
Replying to @marshmat
good point.
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Eric Berger 5h
Replying to @qadir_t
No, no you don't want to hear me narrate! I think we'll be picking a narrator in about a month. Having been an audible subscriber for nearly two decades, I'm eager to find someone good to read the book.
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Eric Berger 6h
Replying to @yokem55
Exactly so. The parallels are pretty uncanny in several ways.
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Eric Berger 6h
Replying to @bigratkiller
Hah. Three SpaceX employees visit Omelek in May 2003 for the first time. Tesla founded in June 2003. Coincidence?!?
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Eric Berger 6h
Replying to @TrevorMahlmann
fisheye lens, dude.
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Eric Berger 6h
Sent in my very final text edits for Liftoff this afternoon. So, basically, it's done! I'll leave you with this gorgeous overview of Omelek Island, where it all began. Photo courtesy of SpaceX.
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Eric Berger 8h
It is remarkable, really. Boeing has been building this core stage of the SLS rocket since 2014. Six years ago. I saw pieces of it in Michoud then. They finally put it on the test stand in January, and 10 months later we're still waiting for an actual test fire.
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Eric Berger 8h
You laugh. But I would not rule this out. Or at least on top of Super Heavy.
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Eric Berger 8h
Replying to @WordsmithFL
Hell freezes over remains in the running ...
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Eric Berger 8h
Replying to @SoberAlmost
When he says "sort out our own house" is he talking about the dacha he had Roscosmos buy for him?
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Eric Berger 8h
Replying to @LeJules_
Falcon Heavy, by a couple of months.
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Eric Berger 8h
Haha found this poll from 2017. Back then we were wondering whether the Green Run would happen before Falcon Heavy or NASA got a new administrator (would become Jim Bridenstine). It's been. That. Long.
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Poppy Northcutt 8h
Am privileged to be among this group of women space pioneers on why the right to vote is so important. Watch “ - Women in STEM Women's VOTE” on
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Eric Berger 9h
Replying to @SciGuySpace
This is also more evidence that despite the happy talk about a 2021 launch of Artemis I and the SLS rocket, such a date remains unlikely.
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Eric Berger 9h
This test was originally supposed to happen in July or August.
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Main Engine Cut Off 10h
Oh god we’re doing new names for NRHO?
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Eric Berger 10h
Replying to @offnom @WeHaveMECO
you're damned right.
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Eric Berger 11h
Replying to @offnom @WeHaveMECO
I would choose the yodeling translation, in transcript form, on papyrus.
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Eric Berger Oct 26
Could be one a heck of a month for spaceflight, potentially with an SLS Green Run test (late Nov.), Starship 15km hop (before Crew-1?), and Chang'e 5 lunar launch (late Nov?)
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