Why SpaceX Built A Stainless Steel Starship

Published on Feb 8, 2019
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References
[1] www.wd40.com/cool-stuff/history
[2] goo.gl/6eyfsP
[3] www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-spacex-agree-on-plans-for-crew-launch-day-operations
[4] www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780124016989000021
[5] spaceflight101.com/msl/msl-aeroshell-and-heat-shield/
[6]www.grantadesign.com/download/pdf/teaching_resource_books/2-Materials-Charts-2010.pdf

Extra Reading
www.totalmateria.com/page.aspx?ID=CheckArticle&site=kts&LN=IT&NM=61
ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19660015958.pdf
www.thermopedia.com/content/1203/

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    • Utter fantasy, you will know this one day, SpaceX is a scam, a squillion dollar one who, like NASA; have done precisely FA in space. We have nothing up 'there' and never will, its not possible. Go ahead and rage, its cold hard truth and every human on earth will know it in the end. Check it out or be duped fools - your freedom of choice. Have a great day all.

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  • Sounds like it will work roughly as well as the hyperloop XD

  • Aluminum

  • I like your old thumbnails better

  • Elon Musk: I know we have a schedule to launch our space ship to mars, but meme 👏 review 👏 is always first

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  • That BGM sounds like worlds adrift's

  • Whats aluminium?

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  • When NASA was debunked, SpaceX emerges - with the same crap propaganda re-packaged/marketing for a younger generation - lies, lies, lies - and laughable at this point - oh, and did I mention US taxpayer funded?

  • wait so _Elon Musk_ isn't a European fragrance company?!?? :oP

  • that was a nice segway to the sponsorship

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  • On Mars there's no chance of that Methane exploding I'm guessing since there's no O2 anywhere. But this rocket will make an entry on earth too when it returns right? Is the Methane coolant safe to use when entering Earth's atmosphere?

  • What about hiring someone with an expertise on missiles and rockets: Dr. N Gin?

  • But ... but still is heavier than feathers.

  • A Starship, huh. Gimme a break. An out-of-orbit-ship, possibly and Planetship possible. It is currently basking in the light of our star on its side from a 55 mph wind gust. Poor fellas n ladies can't even keep the tin can upright without any load.

  • Could you make a video about icebreaker ships?

  • in the future you could launch a 3 printer orbitor in order print space craft modules and assemble them in space and use robots to the assemble the space craft design in orbit with this 3 printer orbiter it would also be possible to print circuit board with this orbiters imay be possible to print electronic components in solid blocks you need to experiment with 3d printing in 0 gravity before you do that some one take this idea. this method would save costs it would make possible to up load designs and make prototypes in orbit , whole engines and drives could be created in ordit this would the first steps to a space dock and saver build cost and materials could be delivered by drones this system would be fully automated

  • When you build a water tank in a shape of spaceship and the whole world thinks you are going to Mars - priceless.

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  • Why do you keep saying Mers instead of Mars?

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  • It’s a spaceship. Not a starship.

  • A brilliant shit show. I trust in Musk, the man is taking....dragging... humanity (and a bunch of short sighted, religious, greedy assholes kicking and screaming) into the 21st century future we need and dreamed of.. He is driving modern american and human innovation.

  • Anyone else realize that service was misspelled at 7:13?

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  • chode

  • How do fighter jets lock on targets? Could be an interesting video.

  • Because they wanted to

  • Next video: *Why did SpaceX build a plastic shuttle*

  • Hm

  • Is going out to space on a sideways route? I always see the rockets shot up but going sideways into space. Why?

  • Good job on the video!

  • And then spacex gonna make guns for the mars expedition

  • FakeX

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  • Why do you say 95% of the aluminum goes to "waste" when it is CNC machined... the shavings can just be melted down and made into a solid piece again.

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  • That isn't a starship. By definition, a starship is a vehicle for traveling between stars. We aren't even close to that level of technology at this point in time.

  • If anyone says SSTOL sucks, they’re retarded in the sense of money and efficiency.

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  • I thought aluminum was more heat resistant than steel?

    • Aluminum actually conducts heat much better than stainless steel. It's actually put on the bottom of stainless steel cookware to better absorb heat.

    • +Michael David It's not that big of a problem outside the LEO (which has a lot of space junk). And even if that, somehow, becomes one - Whipple shields (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whipple_shield ) to the rescue!

    • +caav56 Thank you for replying. Aren't small meteorites the biggest threat to space travel? How can this be avoided?

    • It sucks in the metal fatigue department, though. That's why aluminum airframes have strict "flight hours" limit, until they must be scrapped.

  • excellent

  • From 2,5 to 10 (!) millimeters is extremely thin??? I guess there’s a mistake)

  • FYI that aluminum CNC'd away IS NOT wasted. It's collected, melted down, and reused to make new aluminum billets. At least it is in any other business besides SpaceX. I assume they do the same. No one would just "waste" that much aluminum and just throw it away, actually wasting it.

  • Where in aluminum is it pronounced aliminium

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  • Donkeys years away,so don't get excited, as the military already have the tr3b,that surpasses this bollocks by a long way

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  • Because its fucking awesome

  • "This results in 95% of the material going to waste." @ about 5:08. Ever hear of recycling?

  • I'm surprised how many commenters haven't ever heard the way "aluminium" is pronounced in the Queen's English.

  • `honestly, other than Musks tunnel idea, I think he will be one of THE masterminds that create the future

  • As a machinist with 9 years experience... I resent the idea of that an isogrid is very expensive to machine... I would estimate $150 per ft^2 in aluminium, -on the very high end. If it costs more, your machinists are padding.

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  • 7:08 great pun

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  • A big ship landing on mars would create alot of heat. Steel can withstand more heat that is why. there saved you 12 minutes of pointlessness.

  • you can't pronounce "Aluminium" and then type Aluminum.

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  • Wow!

  • So many videos so little time....

  • The Star HOPPER is just the short, kludgy test mule for motor and control testing. It ain't going to Mars. You meant Star Ship.

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  • So it’ll last longer and weight doesn’t matter because space is fake so it’s not going anywhere