(Foto: Austin Barnard Twitter @ austinbarnard45)
Eccentric SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a lucky fan and vlogger chat with him during his weekly visit to SpaceX’s Launch Facility in Boca Chica, Brownsville, Texas. The Boca Chica launch facility houses the famous SpaceX SN8 spacecraft, known as one of the most powerful launch vehicles on the market.
Elon Musk’s SN8 spaceship: stainless steel spaceship
(Photo: Reddit via r / SpaceXLounge u / neopork)
Elon Musk’s Twitter account receives a flood of inquiries daily, with people tagging Musk in various views of his product, such as: Including Starship’s spaceship lines, Tesla vehicle videos, and updates from the CEO’s many companies he manages. It’s not uncommon for Musk to respond or interact with fans on the social media platform.
SpaceX’s most recent project is the stunning stainless steel spaceship, the SN8 Starship, which offers one of the most promising technologies for intergalactic travel. The reusable spaceship is one of the company’s most discussed innovations by SpaceX, largely due to its stainless steel design and nose flaps never seen before on existing previous ships.
Recently, SpaceX’s SN8 spaceship encountered a design and assembly problem due to the attached “nasal flaps” that could loosen under the harsh conditions of space. Heat-resistant tiles cannot solve the problem of the movable flap, which melts in high heat during take-off and descent.
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Elon Musk: Lucky Fan’s request receives a private conversation with SpaceX Tour from the CEO
Famous vlogger and SpaceX fan Tim Dodd, also known as “Everyday Astronaut” (@Erdayastronaut), joins the conversation on Twitter about the fan-captured photo of the SN8 spacecraft that is currently being assembled. The fan took the photo at SpaceX’s Launch Facility on Boca Chica and stood on his feet.
The thread follows when another Elon Musk fan asks about an update to the SN8 starship, to which the CEO replied that SpaceX would post “in the form of a piece of writing” on the company’s website. Tim Dodd joins the convo and offers to give a presentation to the public about the update of SN8.
The vlogger also asked for a tour of the Boca Chica facility, particularly the location of the SN8 spacecraft. Tim Dodd’s suggestion caught the attention of Elon Musk, to whom the CEO suggested a conversation with Dodd during his weekly visit to Boca Chica.
Elon Musk would like a “design clarification” on recent changes and upgrades to SN8 that the public is already noticing. The SN8 spacecraft is known to see several changes as its design flaw affects the return mechanism and controls, the moving nose flaps, which the company has already made changes to.
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