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Guests: John Batchelor, Eric Berger, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: Preparing for the SLS and Starship test flights.
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John Batchelor and I welcomed back Eric Berger of Ars Technica to discuss the prep work for both the SLS and Starship test flights. Eric talked about the repairs needed for SLS, launch windows for SLS, and what it would entail to take SLS back to the VAB for more extensive repairs or to replace the expired batteries for the range safety hardware for auto destruct if necessary. Eric also talked Starship readiness, the engine firing sequence for the multiple Starship engines, the flight plan for the Starship and why SpaceX decided to skip reusability for this first demo flight. Other topics were talked about during this Hotel Mars session.
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