SpaceX Crew Dragon Presentation Breakdown | SpaceX in the News

SpaceX Crew Dragon Presentation Breakdown | SpaceX in the News

Welcome to another episode of SpaceX in the news. My name is Kevin today We’re just gonna take a really brief. Look at the latest starship developments Our main focus will be Commercial Crew and the other day’s press conference that Elon Musk and Jim Bryden stein put on then we’ll learn a fascinating history lesson as to why an upcoming Falcon 9 mission will launch to a polar orbit from the Cape instead of Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Then we’ll finish with today’s honorable mention. Let’s get into it So again, not a whole lot to discuss today concerning starship updates But that doesn’t mean that nothing is happening at the Boca Chica and Koko sites the launch pad for the Marquand prototype is still receiving major upgrades in preparation for the 20-kilometer Flight that should take place within a month and pad 39a is undergoing its own upgrades for future starship launches furthermore the mark 2 prototype that will utilize the launch pad has recently received external pipe egde the next starship update elan puts on will Include more information concerning the plan for point-to-point transit on earth this week NASA Administrator, Jim brightenstein and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk put on a press conference at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California With the sole intent to promote the Commercial Crew program just prior to the event Jim was given a tour of the facilities and NASA took some pretty nifty pics Including an image of the crew Dragon capsule that will be the first to take American astronauts to space early next year those two Astronauts Bob and Doug were in attendance as well and despite NASA’s Flintstones qualitystream CNBC managed to do us a solid with what they captured so here’s just a quick little run through of all the Interesting moments from the media briefing first the status of crew dragon and was to come We have a static fire that is going to be happening in short order. We have a high altitude abort test that will be happening in short order. We’ve talked, even today. That we could see as many as 10 drop tests between now and the end of the year. We’re hoping to have the first successful mark 3 drop test within a week or two. There will be steady cadence of tests thereafter. Second, Elon commented on the crew dragon demo one capsule that exploded last April And to be totally frank, if there hasn’t been some hardware that blew up on the test stand, I don’t think you’ve tested it hard enough. That’s the reality. You’ve got to push the envelope. Find out where the outer issues are. Then address all the corner cases. Jim said that the explosion of the demo one capsule gave him confidence in Elon Musk and SpaceX because the very cause of the explosion The propellant was the very thing that Elon said he was worried about when Jim became administrator Elon Musk said to me, he said that’s the biggest concern, that’s what we need to worry about. And I will tell you, if we look at the catastrophic failure that happened back in April, he was right. And that gives me confidence. And that is why we test. Doug and Bob were appreciative of SpaceX’s transparency concerning the explosion as we all are Any of these failures as they go forward, giving us insight and sharing that understanding as we go forward Has been a part of what makes me so comfortable with this team kind of going forward And I just really appreciate how much insight we’ve been able to have and how quickly we’ve been able to have it in each of these cases as these cases when something like this comes up We all know I love parachutes so imagine my excitement when they started talking about the new Mark 3 design The biggest difference between the mark 2 and mark 3 is going to much stronger lines in the parachute So going from essentially nylon to zylon. The strength of the lines is about 3 times that of nylon. And then there are some changes to the stitching pattern, where the lines connect to the canopy. You’ve got a stress-concentration. So you wanna have exactly the right [inaudible] to spread the load and the stress-concentration where the lines meet the canopy. Jim was asked about William Gerstenmaiers permanent replacement for associate administrator for human exploration and operations We opened the aperture very wide initially and started to narrow it down, but we are not ready to announce who that person is But I will tell you, that announcement is not months away, it’s weeks away. And that’s a day we’re all looking forward to And finally Jim wanted to clarify his position and NASA’s position on starship I want people to make no mistake. That NASA has an interest in seeing Starship be successful. We have been a partner on Starship, a non-exchange of funds kind of partner, when it comes to aerodynamics. And when it comes to testing and test facilities. Crew dragon is currently expected to launch ports demo to mission with Bob and Doug on board in the first quarter of 2020 NASA has been training a lot lately for this upcoming mission to the International Space Station in a view from the demo one capsule during liftoff was recently shared as well the Falcon 9 rocket for the Argentinean Space Agency’s Sawa comm Earth observation satellite will no longer lift off from Vandenberg Air Force Base But instead will move to the Cape for its launch No earlier than February 2020 while I’m not sure why it could be due to California’s known hostility towards Vandenberg’s commercial launch manifest But what makes this move so surprising is that this particular satellite will be placed into a polar orbit and polar Trajectories haven’t launched from Florida and decades see a 1960 tensions were peaking between the u.s. And Cuba during the Cold War In fact, just a year later the Bay of Pigs invasion would take place, but that November a Thor able star launch vehicle attempted to place a military spy satellite in a polar orbit from Cape Canaveral Unfortunately, the booster malfunctioned and caused a slight diversion in the flight path The rocket was manually detonated as standard protocol dictates But an unlucky Cuban cow was prematurely slaughtered when it caught a piece of falling debris And you can imagine the following drama that in student between the two nations during such a delicate time in history And so the u.s. Decided to end polar orbits from the Cape until now, but now it’s time for today’s honorable mention All right, we’re back with yet another segment of Richard Branson’s Virgin Company only this time we’ll be discussing virgin orbit and their mission to be the first private company to send cube SATs to Mars as Early as 2022 despite the fact that these virgins haven’t yet penetrated low Earth orbit formed in 2017 as a spin-off of Virgin Galactic virgin orbit uses the familiar method of launching a rocket known as launcher one like a missile from the bottom of a Boeing 747 named cosmic girl Virgin prides himself on launching Rockets differently than most other space agencies and this new Martian endeavour was reportedly inspired by NASA’s insight mission which if you remember successfully used cube SATs to relay the descent status of the insight Lander under the surface of Mars in 2018 virgin orbit will be tag-teaming this particular mission with Poland based satellite companies sat revolution Well, that’s all I have for you guys today Thank you so much for tuning in and until the next one Godspeed these SpaceX and the news episodes are made possible by the generous donations of my patreon members and if you would like to see even More space eccentric content consider becoming a patreon yourself even a dollar a month will get you access to exclusive Videos not available here on YouTube. 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100 thoughts on “SpaceX Crew Dragon Presentation Breakdown | SpaceX in the News

  1. Well, it was a pain, but I typed in the captions for the CNBC interview. Just click the "CC" button.
    You can watch the entire Commercial Crew Presentation here:
    UPDATE: oh, and I forgot to mention the upcoming road closures in Boca Chica for Starship's "Systems Testing"

  2. Been a subscriber for a while. Your videos always get an automatic like from me no matter what as I really appreciate how you condense everything, and keep us up to date. Thank you very much. If you ever need a friend, guide or place to stay in Corpus Christi, Tx. You are more than welcome. Corpus is still a ways from Brownsville as Texas is quite large, lol. Have a wonderful day and Peace Out. "Live long and prosper"

  3. I have watched your content from the start and I love it. However you need some uniformity to your thumbnails. I often skip past them not realising its your video

  4. All right who is old enough test? A couple of canadian hosers Bob & Doug going to space hope they have a case of 24 Canadian beer.

  5. Imagine Musk, Bezos, Branson pulling forces together for Lunar, Mars and Asteroid development and mining. Things could move so much quicker…in theory. I know reality we got pride and self interest and all kinds of human things in the way…but yeah, just dreaming the dream of seeing all this happen in my time.

  6. So thats why they dont do polar orbits from Florida….
    i thought there was a more astronomical reason.
    Only just started to watch your videos, i like how they give a short straight forward explanation of things, that manly and dodd kind of assume we are semi technical in our understanding. 👍

  7. Fun fact: Tim Dott would have watched the same video which u guys just watched, not to mention the ability of this channel to constantly keep itself updated with literally everything!! If Tim is satisfied , I am sure too!!!

  8. I like to watch your channel but here is a suggestion I have: it is sometimes not easy to follow when you are rushing so quickly through the topics especially where there is footage you show and boom you are already talking about the next topic. Even more so as not being a native English speaker. Maybe simply take a breath between the topics so we can enjoy the footage 🙂

    Peace! And thank you for your work!

  9. So, Cloudlicker, our parachute expert – please dig into the parachute issue and explain it to us. Seems they thought they'd be ready to fly with Mk2 (Mk1 was for Cargo Dragon?) but couldn't get consistent results. First off, why use 4 chutes? Crew D is heavier than Cargo D, but why not just use 3 bigger chutes? No one ever used 4 chutes before, right? The bumping/interfering problem was inevitable.

  10. Great Video!
    I grew up with Apollo, love the space program, am an amateur astrophotographer, but I have to say something.

    NASA needs to add a P at the end of their name
    Normally As Slow As Possible. Other than some probes they have been a disgraceful waste of taxpayer dollars since Apollo. Even Hubble was a screw up!!! Never on time, never on budget, never meeting any goals. What other corporation can spend billions of dollars on a program then say Nah we're going to cancel that one. And no one in the organization is ever held to account. Had they been using investor dollars instead of hard earned tax dollars they would have either been out of business or had a completely new business model from the CEO on down.
    Let's see, why did it take Elon to come up with a SS structure? If NASA did their job right maybe we'd have seven more brave astronauts walking the earth today. It's as if NASA's goal is to try and figure out the most difficult, most expensive, most likely to fail way of doing things. Then flush the money down the toilet and do it again. And again, and again…
    All that on a totally consistent basis. That's the only thing they are consistent at, wasting money in the worst choice way possible.
    A disgraceful example of another terribly run bureaucracy. They should be ashamed of themselves, every last one of them down to the dog walker. They're just all fleecing the taxpayer for their own benefit. The longer it takes, the longer they have a job. Sad way of doing things. But hey if no one gets fired they are free to waste our money at will.
    Elon and the others are putting them to shame, has NASA no pride, or shame?
    Their actions speak for themselves…..

  11. Look at Elon's reaction when JB declares NASA to be a partner on the starship. Priceless. An eye rolling look around the room, then exaggerated, sarcastic nodding. Says it all.

  12. 1:20 you can see a desiccated Grey inside that spacesuit as they recreate the alien autopsy scene from Area 51. The Truth is hiding in plain sight.

  13. Like your updates, but lower the background music level would be appreciated, and mute it some times, for instance during the interview moments. The sound of the speaker was low, background music is than not a tribute.

  14. Small question, Would it not have been more logical to do the dragon in-flight abort test before the orbital flight?

  15. I was talking to my friend about how I believe Elon is doing so much for humanity. He said he isn't doing anything it's just because hes rich and wants to be famous. I said have you even read anything about the guy, and what he has accomplished. Of course not. After that he said social media is ruining the country. Like come on man. He is doing things no one else had the balls to do.

  16. Its great that we are now seeing so much transparency. I never did understand NASA and their insistence on secrecy for something that had nothing to do with national security or needed to be kept secret. Along with their perpetual need to lie all the time. I really think the best thing that could happen to the space program is if NASA was just dissolved, they are the biggest thorn in the program and have no justification to even exist!

  17. If there is something I see in this presentation is that Elon is not acting like a CEO staying in a cozy office . The guy is staying among his people , workers and listens to them , Individually . That's the stuff that makes the guy and SpaceX as a whole , freakin' awesome . I believe that these guys will get the wholesomeness of humanity among the stars .

  18. Thanks for the CC as toggling the sound up and down didn't really work for me. Also; I'd like to hear / see any evidence you have for stating that California hostility toward Vandenburg commercial launches as I've not heard of this and I live in So. Calif.

  19. 2:10 Elon speaks into a dead mic. Maybe I could have understood what he was saying but no. Thank you again unnecessary background music.

  20. Haha, once Musk 'officially' admits that the April thing was actually an 'explosion', not just an "anomaly", I guess it ok to start referring to it as an "explosion" now – and not the "anomaly" you've been parroting all along.

  21. You still believe all this bunk is real .?? Wow .. sent you older than a 6th grader ? . They are feeding you lies and bs .. eat it all up you gullible fools !!

  22. With the internationally embarrassing shite-show going on in the White House these days, what a refreshing focus on something that is actually great about America–our continued leadership and innovation in space travel and exploration.

  23. Cool! I *can't WAIT* to see the Crew Dragon capsule being used! It's *soooooo* sleek and futuristic-looking inside! Goooooo SpaceX!

  24. Why is California hostile to commercial launches from Vandenburg, other than the fact that California has essentially been taken over by Socialists who are hostile to all private enterprise?

  25. As far as Cosmic Girl goes, Any update on their using White Knight II (or whatever the "worlds biggest airplane" is called now) for similar launches? Sounds like it is becoming a plane without a mission.

  26. Do you know if anyone has considered the Starship as a lifter/lander/tug (due to radiation and low g concerns), and just have the thing build a 'transport' station, using Bigelow inflatable units (very similar to The Gateway Foundation's Von Braun Station). Get a few of those built and operational, then Starship can Tug-boat those to the destination, detach, then land it's load, all the while keeping a command presence in orbit, and mitigating the radiation and low g concerns with a proper Space Station…

  27. So you brought something to our attention. Did Elon's Canadian Mom have any input in the choice of astronauts for SpaceX's side of CommCrew? Presumably, Elon did see SCTV in the original run when they visited her family.

  28. I'm very glad that Jim isn't afraid to publicly acknowledge the value of Starship for NASA. If anything it's really gonna push Boeing to lift their game (Assuming that's possible).

  29. You guys put together something really cool but at the same time all this content should be free for people how the heck do you expect to spark imagination creativity and how do you plan on yuno conversing and exchanging ideas with people if they're not getting your whole content some of us can't afford to pay bills for you guys to do something that you like to do hell I do videography is all the time and I work to f**** jobs and I still put my content out for free I don't charge anybody for it because I do it because I like to do it you're doing it because you like to do it now you're trying to make a career out of it waste of time bro this is something you do in your spare time for fun bro

  30. why NASA always said that " spaceX is our good partner". but they never said to already good partner and over paid a lot like boeing..think it.there is something behind..

  31. If only NASA's higher management would be as worried about critical systems on the Space Shuttle, instead they told their engineers not to complain

  32. Parachutes seem too dangerous and risky to reliably deploy. If the rocket can have landing legs why can't the capsule have an autogyro ? I have another alternative design air pump (contact me)?

  33. So even tho starship will land itself, it still needs ceramic tiles for protection from heat, correct? What's that gonna look like? Any artist conceptions out there?

  34. Trump put a salesman in charge of America's premier engineering organization. " Who the f*ck is that guy." He should shut up, what would he know, screw his confidence. A Trump lier, at NASA. This is bad.

  35. @ background music
    I finally figured it out. It sounds like Zero Project – Gothic about 1/2 or 1 minute in.
    That's what it reminds me of alwaya

  36. To be "that guy" depending on your editing software there are simple ways to enhance speech volume as well as subdue background humming/hissing noise for audio that is hard to hear without some of us needing to fiddle with the volume. ⌨🖱💻🖥😏

  37. หึๆokเลยอีร่อนมัสคุณฟังเราแฝออกอ่านออกแต่เขียนพูดไม่ได้หึๆพอๆกันเลยนะเรานี้พับฝ่าเถิ้อดันมาจ๊อยกันได้ไงว้ะนี้ หึหๆๆ ปณิธานไงที่มันโหยหากันเองแบบเข้าใจย้ากหน่อยเหตุผลมันเลยออกมาแบบนี้

  38. Whoa the X-man superhero chair ! Where did you get it ?? And the wolverine grow over night beard ? Where'd you get that? Is your life more of a joke than a comedy ? Look like an 8 year old boy that licked Elon Musk's balls for a hat and rocket toy … jeez grow TFU !!!

  39. Great channel dude.. you and the everyday astronaut are my favorite channels. You 2 together pump out a great steady supply. How you do it so quickly, I'm amazed. I'm be in patrion later to support you the same as Tim.

  40. Should have put CC for the Bridenstine interview on the main screen or a note that you had typed them into cc. Didn’t understand much from the audio and the normal auto generated cc is usually gibberish so I didn’t look for them. However, keep on putting out your webcasts Kevin because they are usually really good and I look forward to them!

  41. Unkie Kev Kev you should do a video giving people the big picture. I think Elon assumes people understand where he’s heading but dont. Show the size of the first ships to goto America, then show how ships are now. After a path to mars is made, there will only be bigger and bigger ships I’m sure with artificial gravity. Can you emagin people back then saying “don’t go people will die” spend money here instead of exploring America etc.

  42. Come to Northern MI, SpaceX. Better access to polar orbits and already replete with restricted airspace and shortfall water insurance. Plus I could live in the area that best suits me while still being employed by the space industry… at the very least I would make a very dedicated Janitor.

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