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SpaceX test fires massive Super Heavy booster for Starship for 1st time (video)

SpaceX fired up the massive booster rocket for its new Starship spacecraft Monday night (July 19) in a short first-of-its-kind test for the company's ambitious new launch system. The towering stainless-steel booster, called Super Heavy, ignited three Raptor engines in a brief "static fire" test on a pad at SpaceX's Starbase facility in southern Texas, near the village of Boca Chica. Booster 3, as this particularly Super Heavy is known, is the latest in a series of prototypes… ( More...

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Phil Howry -5
In light of all the predicted "climate change" doom and gloom, how is it that voluntary, ego-driven, fossil-fuel powered space travel consumption, is exempt from ridicule?

Coal-fired and natural gas powered electric generating plants provide affordable power for tangible amenities enjoyed by the vast majority of the population.
Blue Origin rocket BE-3 engine developed by Bezos’ company burns liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen."Carbon dioxide isn’t emitted from the Blue Origin rocket that was used for today’s launch," said Eloise Marais, an air pollution researcher at University College London.
SpaceX which reuses rockets and engines has a smaller carbon footprint than rockets that are only once used.
As for your doom and gloom comment this is people like you

ken young 3
But but but...climate change.....LOL
You cannot present facts to these people.
Yet, they all drive cars, use mass transit, fly on aircraft, use products that have in their creation, petroleum products.....NONE of them are willing to walk the walk.
Phil Howry 0
So all the Amazon cargo planes that haul freight across the country and the thousands of delivery vehicles that make Amazon deliveries every day have
Seems you got lost in your thought.
That usually happens when you lose an argument.
btweston 2
Are you trying to make a relevant point here? Because you didn’t.
ken young 2
Did you neglect to finish your thought here?
Elliot Cannon 5
You can disregard the science of climate change if you like but the garbage we are pumping into our atmosphere that is said to cause it can NOT be disregarded. Everyone thinks of our atmosphere as being a HUGE ball of air around the earth. The next time you eat an apple, cut it in half and look at the thickness of the skin around the apple. That's the thickness of the atmosphere in relation to the size of the earth! "Ignore the science at your peril".
JW Wilson 3
Thank you, some science we CAN ignore without peril.
Nic Tanner 1
The entire world was shut down for an entire YEAR with minimal emissions. Manufacturing plants, automobiles, and aircraft. Yet, that didn't magically drop this summer's temperatures as some of the climate change hysterics thought it would. Finally, of the 25 biggest cities on the planet responsible for the most carbon emissions, 22 of that 25 are in CHINA. You think they'll stop spewing their pollution? And don't buy their lies of going "green."
"Yet, that didn't magically drop this summer's temperatures as some of the climate change hysterics thought it would."
The amount of CO2 and methane we put in the atmosphere for 200 years is whats changing the climate and causing warmer temps. You could stop all CO2 and methane today and that would change nothing today. It would take 40 years to notice the effects.
ken young 0
SHow your data. Otherwise, you're spewing leftist talking points
You can check for yourself? Cant google it?
Here you go CO2 levels since 1958, there are ice core samples dating 800,000 years,
but i bet you will say that the Mauna Loa observatory is a leftist organization, or the graph proves nothing, or that China is rigging the numbers, or that the ice cores were manipulated by Democrats. Anything but the truth. The sad part is we are all effected by climate change, not just those who deny it. There is zero profit to be made by climatologists who say we need to stop pumping CO2 and methane into OUR atmosphere. But go ahead and hit me with your best shot. Maybe Jewish space lasers are warming the planet?
Phil Howry 0
If the world's atmosphere is as sensitive as the non-applicable (i.e. non scientific) created-for-effect "apple skin" analogy; how could our atmosphere have possibly survived the countless gigantic toxic volcanos that have erupted on the earth over the centuries, not to mention countless out-of-control wildfire?

The world should be concerned with shrinking-brain induced gullibility syndrome.
"how could our atmosphere have possibly survived the countless gigantic toxic volcanos"
NO ONE SAID THE ATMOSPHERE IS DYING or not surviving. Volcanoes helped create the atmosphere. Volcanic activity has been declining since our planet formed.

If you look at the CO2 levels detected just since 1958 when the Mauna Loa Observatory began measurements (and we have data from 300,000 years ago from ice cores) you would see that the CO2 levels rise EVERY YEAR. What else is rising? Global temps. You can say one plus one is three but that doesnt make it a fact.
btweston -1
You just refuse to believe things and then offer made up nonsense as a low-grade excuse for refusing to think critically, and then talk to other people about brain shrinking?

ken young 0
"Believe"....And there is the climate change operative. Thanks for admitting that climate change has been reduced to a belief system. A religion.
ken young 0
To what end?
None of you climate change cultists, and yes it is a religion, can explain how it is we can instantly transition from fossil fuels to what you people refer to as "sustainable" or "clean" energy.
The entire climate change narrative is political.
You people claim the planet is getting warmer. Oh? So. how do you explain the temperature records set over 100 years ago. Too much horse gas rom all those horse drawn conveyances?
And -please explain the writings in journals from the 14th century describing 'snowless winters'?
The fact is the Earth's climate is in a constant state of flux. Ever changing. 50 years ago, the scientists were predicting an impending ice age. Others were certain beyond a doubt that the planet would be out of petroleum by the turn of the century.
And to prove this climate stuff is political, is the fact that the world's two most blatant polluters(China and India) have been deemed exempt from any and all climate mandates. Gee, I wonder why?.
"So. how do you explain the temperature records set over 100 years ago."
The industrial revolution started in 1760. By 1921 temp records were broken from co2 pumped out from 1760 onward. And those records broken 100 years ago were broken long ago.
Craig Good 2
Hello, my name is Phil. I'm a science denier who is not too sure what shape the planet is, and I'm here to hijack a news story about rocket development to bang on my high chair about my favorite topic and spread some misinformation on a topic I clearly don't understand.
Phil Howry 1
When the debate is lost slander becomes the tool of the the loser.
btweston 3
No, you’re actually a moron. The fact that you are a moron is absolutely relevant here.
ken young 0
Insults? Yes, this is how those on the political left attempt to quash debate. Guess what? It doesn't work. Deal with it
ken young 0
Plesse provide the example of misinformation....Define 'misinformation'....
I view that term as another left wing created narrative buzz term. It is used as a matter of convenience whenever a leftist is presented with facts that counter their narrative.
Russ Brown 1
Hi Phil:

From I've read, liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen make a great rocket fuel, but hard to handle. If it could be used for the in atmosphere booster, shouldn't be a problem. I am ashamed of my 49 Ford at 13 miles to the gallon and it is harder to find leaded fuel.
Rex Bentley -5
Don't you just hate it when somebody tries to play you for a sucker like the enviro nuts do? Especially when they aren't very good at it.
btweston 1
Somebody miss their nap time?


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