It'd be hilarious if SpaceX's BFS gets to the Moon or Mars before Orion flies a crew.
The sea state was 4 at the time, 1.5-2.5 meter waves, and when Falcon 9 Full Thrust was announced strengthened legs were documented. This was repeated after the landing of the previous version...
Thrust (vac): 73,000 newtons (16,400 lbf)
Thrust (SL): 68,170 newtons (15,325 lbf)
Now multiply x8.
Throttle: 20-100%. The hover was at about 28%....
They've been trying to get approval for 2 years, yet somehow the east coast got clearance (with nearby population centers, wildlife refuges etc.) and the west coast is still engaged in mental...
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