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-- six years ago Elon Musk yeah.
And Internet entrepreneur who would really struck a -- co founded PayPal and sold the company for more than a billion dollars but that he thought.
Let me turn my eyes at the sky into the heavens.
And he's decided to start our rocket ship got a start -- rocket ship company he's calling it SpaceX and that's where we are right now here with Elon Musk.
Who in essence you want to become the Wal-Mart of rocket ships cheaper reusable.
Yeah that's everything -- It's a very good -- overarching goal is to make space travel.
Portable such that we -- ultimately extend life beyond earth to other -- Other planets that's a long way away I'm sure but we are standing right now by the falcon nine rocket tell them.
I'm sure this this is.
A very large.
We're actually looking at the first stage right now and its that the full rocket -- 180 feet long.
And it's seventy feet in -- at its widest points.
And liftoff thrust is almost a million pounds at that which is four times the maximum thrust a 747.
And propelled wise that uses are fine point jet fuel for fuel and reduction would just answer -- that costs.
It's actually the -- with the fuel and pocket and auctions this up that much it's maybe.
A couple 100000 dollars so graphic tape.
Cheap relative to total cost of the vehicle.
Is that the vehicle is around.
Just under forty million dollars to.
Views that's what I wanna put into perspective for the viewers while that sounds like a lot forty million let's walk along here and show -- -- -- a little bit the big boys at Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
They're charging more than a hundred million hung up at.
Yet it did it so it costs about nearest mystic competitors bouts of four times greater than us that that been going about it.
Yes let's talk about how where you stand right now you've had three tests of the falcon one that's falcon with one engine vs nine engines there.
The most recent one early August August 2.
And it did fizzle out what happened.
Well we had at a very good.
District Krstic flights so the initial portion -- -- actually very good.
But we had a problem during stage separation.
Where the mistakes in the that -- it's actually.
Had extended thrust transient coursing.
President to to -- contact the second state after state separation.
So the first phase of flight -- -- went really well it was using a new engine spec engine that'll be used on the -- -- And so.
On the plus side we were able to prove -- -- work very well.
We're able to eliminates a potential failure mode of thought the nine.
And rules -- many other aspects of of flights -- it was helpful from a test its down points.
And I think -- -- feel pretty confident gates orbit sardonic sting of flight 45.
Is NASA confident NASA has given by the way NASA's given SpaceX.
One of the first two private contracts to pull off such a feat in that would be to ferry crew and cargo to the International Space Station did you hear from them I mean three failures what are they saying.
It's not really considered three failure is when you're in the development phase of vehicle you know sort of like saying well if you got beta software -- -- -- -- three times then.
And have yourself resolves it but that's not the case because -- when you're in the development phase you're expecting institute to crash.
I mean that's essentially what -- until about.
-- -- -- -- Since the early days -- -- You had many failures zero effect even not so if even that's not so long ago.
If they're collected delta three which is developed but 1015 is good at street gutters.
Buried him in the early going.
It's it's not really.
Something that addresses unfamiliar with -- benefit when you've got -- new technology.
You're developing -- and -- quite radical and you you're going to see.
You know that there's going to be issues in the development.
Well the Wright Brothers had 199.
Failed to win launches but does that a failure when the 200 worked out.
-- just want to let you know we've got workers whom we can't show right now because of your NASA deal with this that we can't specifically show certain things but that's the banging and the the noise that you're hearing right now.
Let's talk about outsourcing now the air force is going to be your first payload I believe on the -- falcon nine is that correct.
None yet that they do there will be.
Yes because that that's what government talking right -- where you can't really elaborate but -- But let's pretend you do with the clock is ticking and you're eventually going to hopefully put astronauts in capsules which we'll show in our next segment but.
People say Elon Musk is not he's an Internet guy what's he doing here to respond.
Well I would technologists and and it really ethicists.
More than anything else that was my primary -- academic background.
So when I got -- Internet people are saying it would suspend its -- the Internet.
That's I mean.
It's it's it's hard city is that when you look at -- -- do one thing you had a bit but I still -- Bad.
Actually in that was sort of a diversion from -- -- interest which isn't in physical objects.
And -- I'd I'm against base as -- problem because I think it's one of the most important bombs that that base of this is left but itself yeah.
And I'd like to tell our viewers that your Merlin test the test of the Merlin engines I believe we have video of this.
That actually went off pretty well in Texas recently.
Right right we had to -- -- had two big -- events one of which went over really well that was the the full thrust firing about nine rockets.
And and that sort of inside the hole.
And then -- the test votes about one.
It just is not -- -- is.
I pull it partially successful.
Nine launch was notebooks -- about not firing list was very successful.
It's amazing too is that it takes what a crew of about 101000 to get the space shuttle up you've got 500 people working here that would probably -- but that's how you'll keep your.
Sort of Southwest Airlines of the rocket industry or whatever you want to holidays the comparison to keep the costs down.
Yes absolutely look at -- today everything -- people costs you know if you if you take it back down far enough I mean there's people that minding your and refine -- and making Matalin and ultimately you know it -- sunset to -- to people.
It's if if if if we're to make it to the cost affordable the number of people -- -- has to be a much slower number Bennett has been in the.
Perhaps we will hear much more from Elon Musk coming up and wait till we show you the human capsule that he is going to hopefully.
Get astronauts and the shuttle -- the space station and doesn't surprise anybody that these are the signs that they have up in the building.
Of all of the great explorers go dark sir Isaac Newton as inspiration at this little start -- company in Hawthorne California where they say.
Yes we can take on Boeing and Lockheed Martin and we will -- will be back with me in the next half hour or ourselves a state too much more ahead from Hawthorne California Cheryl there.
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