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Old September 18th 18, 10:53 AM posted to sci.space.policy
Jeff Findley[_6_]
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In article ,
says...

I don't see this happening before 2025, if ever. But cool anyway.


The goal is 5 years, but that's surely aspirational (as are all SpaceX
goals initially). So 2025 to 2028 would be more reasonable

They wouldn't say how much cash Yusaku Maezawa is putting up for this,
but it's apparently substantial and will have a definite impact on
BFR/BFS development.

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Old September 18th 18, 06:14 PM posted to sci.space.policy
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"Jeff Findley" wrote in message
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In article ,
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On Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 7:26:15 AM UTC+2, William Elliot wrote:

BFR? Bare Foot Rocket?


Without visiting the SpaceX website, and drawing on my more juvenile
side, I rather suspect the acronym is more in line with the BFG from
the original Doom computer game. And no it wasn't a Big Friendly
Giant, or a Big Friendly Gun.


This is absolutely the case. They've changed it to Big Falcon Rocket
and Big Falcon Spaceship, for obvious reasons.

It's been shrinking a bit though. As announced last night, starting out
with identical engines in BFR and BFS hurts performance of BFS a bit.
But, it's a reasonable simplification to allow BFS to test fly without
BFR. And it will provide a minimum path to a viable vehicle. Musk did
say that later some of the BFS engines could be swapped to a vacuum
version for more performance.

Sounds a lot like they're aiming for a BFR/BFS 1.0 that's as simple as
possible to get it flying as soon as possible.


Ayup, another example of him going with the "make it work, and then make it
better".


Still, Musk says it might cost anywhere between $2 and $10 billion to
develop (he initially said $5 billion when asked how much it would cost
to develop). Sounds about right.

Jeff


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Old September 19th 18, 06:01 AM posted to sci.space.policy
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BFR == Big ****ing Rocket (a 'cleaned up' version is Big Falcon
Rocket)


I've hear McCall cawing with such linguistic eloquence about his great
grandmother's pokadot blummers, that I've rewarded him a position in
a select list of orators whose blathering will never again reach my
screen.
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Old September 19th 18, 08:14 PM posted to sci.space.policy
Fred J. McCall[_3_]
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William Elliot wrote on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 22:01:18
-0700:

BFR == Big ****ing Rocket (a 'cleaned up' version is Big Falcon
Rocket)


I've hear McCall cawing with such linguistic eloquence about his great
grandmother's pokadot blummers, that I've rewarded him a position in
a select list of orators whose blathering will never again reach my
screen.


Yes, people like you apparently have an aversion to simply facts.


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Old September 19th 18, 08:15 PM posted to sci.space.policy
Fred J. McCall[_3_]
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JF Mezei wrote on Wed, 19 Sep 2018
12:30:55 -0400:

On 2018-09-19 01:01, William Elliot wrote:
BFR == Big ****ing Rocket (a 'cleaned up' version is Big Falcon
Rocket)


I've hear McCall cawing with such linguistic eloquence about his great
grandmother's pokadot blummers, that I've rewarded him a position in
a select list of orators whose blathering will never again reach my
screen.


When Musk announced this project, he said that they couldn't find a name
for it so were calling it "BFR" for now and said something akin to "I'll
let you guess what it means", so yes, everyone thinks it is big ****ing
rocket" in that context.


The 'F' in BFR is the same 'F' as in "RTFM".


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