Tag: Cult of SpaceX

Dec 04 2017

What I Mean When Discuss The “Cult Of SpaceX”

Here we go, the beginning of the articles I’ve been dreading writing for probably a year now. These are things I feel need to be said and no, I don’t think I’m wrong in what I say – opinions can neither be right nor wrong, after all, but I do feel the concept presented – …

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Nov 30 2017

About The Upcoming SpaceX Articles…

So, as I’ve hinted to recently, I’m long overdue on finishing up a rather, shall we say, intense set of articles regarding SpaceX. More correctly, these articles regard the attitude the SpaceX fan base exudes, which is heavily rooted in the way SpaceX pushes itself to the public – a hype culture the company feeds …

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Nov 10 2017

A SpaceX Falcon 9 Engine Fails On The Test Stand (And Commentary On Fan Reactions)

In doing my usual space news perusing yesterday I came across news that a SpaceX Merlin engine had “exploded” on the test stand. As it would turn out, the engine didn’t explode, but what did happen is still interesting enough to discuss here. The article also shared a bit of new information with me that …

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Sep 30 2017

Re: The Downsizing Of The SpaceX “BFR”

While I plan on eventually addressing the entiretiy of the points made by Elon Musk at the International Astronautical Congress this past Friday, I did want to, at current, focus on one thing that has really gotten under my skin; the fact that SpaceX has, as I’ve heard others say, down-scaled and in some ways …

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Sep 28 2017

Can SpaceX Actually Accomplish It’s Incredible Goals?

Something that I don’t think has actually come up in my commentary on SpaceX and its fan base is the question of capability. With all the criticisms I (naturally) have for the far off, science-fiction sounding goals of the company, you have to wonder: Do I actually think SpaceX can do all the things they …

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Sep 28 2017

Let’s Look At The Comments On A SpaceX Facebook Post

In keeping with my desire to be “that guy” addressing the cult like nature of SpaceX fans, I thought today would be a good day to look at comments on a SpaceX post on Facebook today regarding (as of the time of this writing) an update Elon Musk will provide regarding the Interplanetary Transport System; …

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Sep 27 2017

One Year Ago I Discovered The Cult Of SpaceX

If you had asked my opinion of SpaceX on Septmeber 26th, 2016, I would have told you that I loved them, and that I was excited and happy to see posts relating to their projects, launches, and the like. If you ask me today, I’ll tell you I still like the company, and some of …

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Sep 01 2017

SpaceX Isn’t Perfect

A key theme that seems to exist in the mind of every member of the “Cult of SpaceX” is this presumption that SpaceX is somehow perfect – that nothing ever goes wrong when SpaceX is involved! Even if this isn’t literally what is thought, the attitude presented exudes such an idea. SpaceX isn’t perfect. No …

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Jul 30 2017

A Reminder: I Don’t Hate SpaceX, I Just Hate How Some Fans Behave About It

Tossing this article up since someone, somewhere is going to accuse me of this (get used to it, I feel I’m going to have to say this quite often) : I do not hate SpaceX. I am actually quite enthusiastic about what they do, and what plans they have, but at the same time am …

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Jul 30 2017

SpaceX Builds The Final Dragon V1 Capsule

It looks like SpaceX has, as the title states, built the final Dragon V1 capsule, in preparations to get to production of the Dragon V2 capsule going – this is the vehicle that will be crew-capable. So, this means that SpaceX wil be re-flying their Dragon capsules for the foreseeable future, as their role as …

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