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starships main goal is move a lot of poop to mars efficiently and come back and do it over and over
Yes, that is the main goal. (Space X)

Secondary goals are:
-Orbital Launches (much more cost-effective than Falcon 9, which is already cheap)
-Lunar Landings
-Earth Transportation (pending development of SpacePort Systems)
-Deep Space Missions


Side-note: Elon's MAIN goal is to get us ready for Mars.

Can't use ICE's on Mars.... so he made EV's. (Tesla)
Can't use natural gas power plants on Mars, so he got into solar. (Tesla)
Can't use surface transporation on Mars, so he is developing a tunnel system. (The Boring Company)
Also, a high-speed electric train system (Hyperloop)

Ever wonder why the Tesla Cybertruck is so overbuilt using high-grade stainless steel, etc.?
It's inception was largely based on it's potential use as a Mars Rover.....
 
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Sucks for Branson. He was the first rich white guy to blow a lot of money to go in to "space". Pretty much no outrage, no memes, etc. But then Bezos does the same and it's all the rage, lol.
It's because Bezos own Amazon. There is a lot of animosity towards Amazon from the squad/socialists.
 

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It's because Bezos own Amazon. There is a lot of animosity towards Amazon from the squad/socialists.
Yeah I mean I get who they both are, it's just a funny rich guy heat check IMO. Branson is a bajillionaire or whatever too. Did the same stuff as Bezos, before Bezos...and the internet was like, meh. But once Bezos did it suddenly everyone is out of sorts...how dare he spend that money on spaceflight instead of whatever I think he should spend it on, etc. Again, no one gave two poop about Branson doing the same, but when Bezos does it its outrage.

Im not personally bothered by either of them. Go nuts man.
 

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That and he and his rocketship bear a striking resemblance to Dr. Evil and his Dick-shaped rocket ship....
I read a lot of articles about this on various web sites. They all mentioned how evil Amazon is except this one which seems obsessed with the shape of the rocket. What does that say about the people that frequent this web site? 🤣 🤣 🤣
 

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Regarding the shape and design of the Bezos thing, I think they should have gone all in and gave it the full send. Long shaft, full tip...first flight on the Ramrod 2000 or whatever.
 

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Yeah I mean I get who they both are, it's just a funny rich guy heat check IMO. Branson is a bajillionaire or whatever too. Did the same stuff as Bezos, before Bezos...and the internet was like, meh. But once Bezos did it suddenly everyone is out of sorts...how dare he spend that money on spaceflight instead of whatever I think he should spend it on, etc. Again, no one gave two poop about Branson doing the same, but when Bezos does it its outrage.

Im not personally bothered by either of them. Go nuts man.
Yes, They are both rich. Richard Branson has a reputation of being a decent dude. Bezos has a bad reputation as a cheap skate. I'm not sure why you would be surprised Bezos would catch more heat for it?
 

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Regarding the shape and design of the Bezos thing, I think they should have gone all in and gave it the full send. Long shaft, full tip...first flight on the Ramrod 2000 or whatever.

I think he did it to make fun of his cheating allegations and divorce when he was sneaking Lauren Sanchez onto his plane where everyone found out she had a name for his penis. It's just a theory, but I think there is some truth there... I hope
 

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Yes, They are both rich. Richard Branson has a reputation of being a decent dude. Bezos has a bad reputation as a cheap skate. I'm not sure why you would be surprised Bezos would catch more heat for it?
Maybe surprised is not the right word for my POV. I just think it's funny that people get their undies wadded over this kind of stuff.
 

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He's dead serious, all you have to do is look at the first comment

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I think neither Blue Origin nor Virgin Galactic plan on any transport use with their current launch systems.
If Virgin Galactic can do away with the need for an aircraft tow/launch, that would be better suited for transport, but even then, you can't fit many people on it.

SpaceX IS fully planning on using Starship as a continent-to-continent transport system.

PS. This SpaceX transport system is NOT intended for you or I or "regular folks".
It is intended for wealthy people who already regularly fly first class, private charters, in their private jets, etc....
None of them are intended for "regular folks"

Branson and Bezos have been at this for a long time and have made an inferior product. Other than being private ventures, none of this is that ground breaking.

SpaceX on the other hand has completely changed the future and economics of space travel and transport. And as an added benefit, once starlink is operational, we should be able to get far better coverage of off-road races.
 

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I would argue that a private company providing a means for non "astronauts" to get in to space is pretty ground breaking. Has that happened before? Sure it's pretty much relegated to rich people but, why wouldn't it be? It's like complaining that Lamborghini doesn't make cars that are affordable to every income bracket. I'm not in to either dude and DGAF about what they choose to blow their money on, but I don't think like/dislike for them personally is really justification to diminish the fact that they were both successful in private ventures to send "normal" ish people in to space. And potentially have the capacity to do it more.
 
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