Kaan Özkuscu
Kaan Özkuscu

so they fell for the conman.

6 godzin temu
ste kra
ste kra

So we are Taking about at lest 12 rocket lauches for 2 Misions. Thats a lot of rome for scrubs and delays.

6 godzin temu
ja b
ja b

What does RND mean at 9.26 ?

7 godzin temu
teslawarrior
teslawarrior

The national team would have needed 3 seperate launches for each lander. At probably 150-350 million per launch... possibly a billion dollars just in launch costs per lander.

7 godzin temu
Kaleb Bruwer
Kaleb Bruwer

This is just one of the reasons why Starship is so brilliant. It covers second stage recovery, fairing recovery and capsule recovery all in one. It makes perfect sense as the next step now that they are good at booster recovery

7 godzin temu
toadelevator
toadelevator

Wait a minute.....the Congress is hoping to spend another $4 TRILLION on their current wish list, yet they're unwilling to just label this "Lunar Infrastructure" and throw the program another few billion? Well, I guess we will have to sit back and watch China set up their lunar outpost while we fiddle with the most unwieldy of the three options.

7 godzin temu
Zamir shaikh
Zamir shaikh

I want to know that happened to SLS

7 godzin temu
maxcelcat
maxcelcat

Is it just me, or does the SpaceX lander look like something from Tintin? Did Herge have a hand in the design?

7 godzin temu
Stephen Gordon
Stephen Gordon

Elon lines his pockets.

7 godzin temu
RedMoonDesign Beth
RedMoonDesign Beth

And who the Fck pays for this? All the people who lost their jobs this years? All the corporations who hide their funds off shore. Amazon who doesnt pay taxes? All the Nazis who are hiding in NASA? 🤨 🇺🇲🐀💰

7 godzin temu
Kate S
Kate S

Cannot wait for "starship" to start exploding on the Moon. The explosions on Earth are starting to get boring

7 godzin temu
Pyro- Jeewlian
Pyro- Jeewlian

If you ever asked yourself "what can i do to help get humans to Mars and Moon to stay"... *This is the Moment!!!* *Write your congresman/woman, tell them what you think of NASA's decision, if you want SpaceX to keep the contract* And lets get go colonize the Solar system and fill it with life! This is our moment to do something, that has a great impact wih relatively little work!

7 godzin temu
Pyro- Jeewlian
Pyro- Jeewlian

@Kate S They are literally lifeless rocks, If you are feeling pity for rocks... Whatever floats your boat 😂😂

7 godzin temu
Kate S
Kate S

I don't hate Mars and Moon enough to wish humans upon them

7 godzin temu
Jeff Counsil
Jeff Counsil

Congress: "We can't skim enough off that for ourselves, so we'll let you have what you would have gotten after that anyways" ..."Oh, and you defied my Nephew Gavin Newsome, and like Trump"... NASA (politician) Chief: "Dang, there goes my 4 extra vacations and new boat" Me: Since China is stealing Tesla technology and attacking Elon Musk, how better to steal SpaceX technology and sell it to the CCP by placing moles in the works by approving certain "partnerships" in the supply chains.

7 godzin temu
nihil1
nihil1

So, according to PLfree auto-cc, you're Scott Bentley...

7 godzin temu
Ray Gun
Ray Gun

Space x sucks, wait till I show Elon musk who’s the rocket launching boss.

7 godzin temu
John Mazur
John Mazur

I'm a bit mystified, why do we need to go back to the Moon? There's nothing there and it's already been done before for political reasons. This time there's no reason! It almost comes across as a diversion from something and costs a heap of money for absolutely no benefit. Why?

7 godzin temu
aggiewoodie
aggiewoodie

Hopefully, though probably not, this is first step in cancellation of SLS and giving development money to SpaceX...THEN night be able to put astronauts back in the moon by 2024...

7 godzin temu
DrumtotheBass Woop
DrumtotheBass Woop

Congress will change their tune, if Elon Musk offered a military variant of starship. The budget will switch quickly I bet.😏

7 godzin temu
Gavin Ward
Gavin Ward

As Jim Lovel said of the decision to make the Apollo 8 circum-lunar: "it was a bold move. It had some risky aspects to it. But it was a time when we made bold moves." At last another Bold move! Some advances require Bold moves not baby steps.

7 godzin temu
Neil Gerace
Neil Gerace

To 10 significant digits?

7 godzin temu
Thoth's Geospatial Dynamics
Thoth's Geospatial Dynamics

It's time for a Marxist Revolution, when the Government starts using Tax Dollars to make Capitalists even richer than before for their own Good. Musk and others must Go!

7 godzin temu
Benjamin Brewer
Benjamin Brewer

Scott, please do a vid on how international funding works for the ISS and any other relevant space programs.

7 godzin temu
Jack Richards
Jack Richards

Absolute fucking lunacy. If y'all can't manage Earth how the Hell will you manage the God forsaken moon and further planets? Does this indicate an intention to damn the Earth to buggery? NASA should be shut down and that bloody madman who just scored the contract. Scott.Thanks for the news Sir.

7 godzin temu
Benjamin Brewer
Benjamin Brewer

Maybe blue origin and dynetics will get their funding from Europe or Japan. If I were spacex or nasa, I would look into international funding too. Then again, from my comfy armchair pov, it wouldn’t surprise me if its already happening.

7 godzin temu
Ryan M
Ryan M

I wish I could blow up several gigantic rockets and get a few billion dollars for it

7 godzin temu
Dave Graham
Dave Graham

We ain't going back to the moon, this is just a money exercise.

7 godzin temu
The Other Shore
The Other Shore

Enjoy those banana chips!

7 godzin temu
Paul Schwartze
Paul Schwartze

i hope this isn't just because people love Space X without looking at other facts...

7 godzin temu
MoMadenU
MoMadenU

All of this excitment as earth weeps.

7 godzin temu
James E
James E

I'm not weeping.

7 godzin temu
Liranoc
Liranoc

@4:32 to be fair, the quote says that rigorous testing was "proposed" - they never undertook to actually perform it, shame on NASA for not reading the tender response. /s

7 godzin temu
Pirwzy
Pirwzy

maybe i'm getting ahead of myself, but i'm chomping at the bit for the eventual announcement of the next bigger thing that comes after starship and dwarfs it

7 godzin temu
James E
James E

@Me Yes, I agree. Not so sure this experimental behemoth was the right choice. I think NASA is floundering again without Bridenstine.

7 godzin temu
Me
Me

Starship doesn't really work yet. Tbh, SpaceX already have their 👐 full. Especially, ensuring safety when people will be onboard [PLfree has a bot that deletes factual comments]

7 godzin temu
joseph prosser
joseph prosser

The problem for NASA is that there are no real competitors to SpaceX. Traditional ‘competitive’ vendors have been weaned on spiralling development costs, indefinite deadlines and indifference to the need to meet objectives. The awarding of this contract is an indicator that NASA recognises that if SpaceX, on a limited budget, can refuel in LEO and put Starships in lunar orbit then what need is there for either Lunar Gateway or SLS?

7 godzin temu
James E
James E

Your reasoning is shortsighted. It would not be wise for NASA to cancel everything and rely solely on a highly experimental, over-the-top craft like Starship.

7 godzin temu
Me
Me

Good choice. Spotlight is now on SpaceX to make it real 🚀 ➡ 🌙 [PLfree has a bot that deletes factual comments]

7 godzin temu
Ken W
Ken W

That's Two Billion Nine Hundred Forty One Million Three Hundred Ninety Four Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty Seven Dollars.

7 godzin temu
Igo580
Igo580

Let's be honest. Nobody cares about landing on the moon and definitely not about doing it the best way possible. If the national team will be able to lobbying the most they will also be choosen or maybe even SpaceX will loose it. It sad and unfair, but that how life works:(

7 godzin temu
Igo580
Igo580

@James E In Congress for example. I of course generalize a little bit.

7 godzin temu
James E
James E

What do you mean that nobody cares about landing on the moon?

7 godzin temu
Brian Bauerschmidt
Brian Bauerschmidt

I think the leverage in the decision comes from SpaceX is clearly pulling ahead as the front runner for not only orbital deployment but the future of space exploration. Simply put it’s cheaper to fly SpaceX period, regardless of platform or R&D. SpaceX is also MADE IN 🇺🇸 from the bottom up. In Theory Starship is big enough to be a gateway within itself. It’s not coming back to Earth. Orion will dock to it in Lunar orbit, off load astronauts then remain in Orbit while Starship goes down. Orion is our ticket home while Starship is parked back into lunar orbit.

7 godzin temu
19ARSENAL100
19ARSENAL100

Starship is a bit of a joke at the moment, this thing lands on a slope it falls over, I just can't see this thing being a viable lunar lander.

7 godzin temu
James E
James E

I agree completely. I can't see the Starship behemoth working. Far too big for where the program is at right now. Too tall, making the astronauts use some type of elevator just to get to the surface. And as you said, top heavy and able to fall over. Several of the Apollo missions landed on unforeseen slopes that would topple a tall craft like Starship.

7 godzin temu
Christoph Horstmann
Christoph Horstmann

How does the lunar Starship leave moon? Or how do the astronauts leave moon? I am confused

7 godzin temu
Victor Tenma
Victor Tenma

When you are so poor that you can only afford the bigger and more capable, future-proofing ship.

7 godzin temu
edthe2nd
edthe2nd

I think spacex willingness to burn through money to see this through gave them an enge.

7 godzin temu
Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Reynolds

Scott, what do you have to say about the reports that SpaceX cut their bid to the point where the other competitors couldn't match them?

8 godzin temu
M G
M G

After reading the released Source Selection document, it is apparent that SpaceX wasn't so much the "winner" as the least objectionable option based on current cost projections alone. I agree with Scott that the Dynetics lander is superior operationally to both of the other entrants, but NONE of the entrants were really good designs for multiple reasons. The concern I have with SpaceX's design is that it is just so complex. An ELEVATOR to get to/from the surface...REALLY? Regolith is known to get EVERYWHERE during lunar surface ops. What happens to the flight crew when the elevator jams partway up when they are trying to re-enter the habitation section? A half dozen launches for ONE trip to the moon? What happens when one launch fails due to... say... a Raptor engine catastrophic failure? Your schedule for delivery of goods and crew to the moon is out the window and any vehicles using Raptor engines on the Moon or in lunar orbit immediately become suspect thus either stranding the crew on the surface or at Gateway. If the Space Shuttle program taught us only one thing it's that simplicity and redundancy are not desirable for access to space, but MANDATORY. Two independent, robust options are needed for ARTEMIS to be successful.

8 godzin temu
James E
James E

Yes, the elevator is a bad idea. Starship is also far too big for current needs, and too top heavy and likely to fall over on uneven ground like the Apollo missions encountered.

7 godzin temu
R Re
R Re

Thank God for Elon musk doing the things meek men and women would not.

8 godzin temu
Gherghinescu George
Gherghinescu George

Awesome news!!!

8 godzin temu
isntyournamebacon
isntyournamebacon

Talking about getting funding. There is a video of Neil DeGrasse Tyson at some kind of hearing on NASA budget and science education a few years ago. Teaching future generations important science stuff and inspiring kids. What pissed me off was the only representative's that showed up were ones whose districts directly benefited from increased NASA spending. So Texas, Ca, Florida etc. No body else showed up. Not even to vote no. Anybody that wouldn't personally make money or get campaign donations just didn't show up.

8 godzin temu
John Kravich
John Kravich

Oddly specific amount of money. CONGRATS TO SPACEX THOUGH!!!!!!

8 godzin temu
Beer and Rockets
Beer and Rockets

I always felt side by side SpaceX was the obvious choice if Starship could be landed. We are so close... Good Luck SN15!

8 godzin temu
leigh pierce
leigh pierce

"Necessity is the mother of invention": Well Space X, it has now been decided we need you to get humans back to the moon, so lets get work and solve those problems.

8 godzin temu
auronoxe
auronoxe

The by far largest vehicle for the lowest price? Hard to believe.

8 godzin temu
Sina Seirafi
Sina Seirafi

I think a Major part of the future Space missions, will include "manufacturing in orbit", and if Starship even delivers 100 $M per launch, they'll be the central part of that.

8 godzin temu
Timo Kuusela
Timo Kuusela

It is way too unstable as it is just too tall and the landing gear too narrow. It will topple over and the astronauts will finally have the speech from the president that was reserved for the Apollo astronauts in case the return would be impossible. It might work on a level, hard surface, not on the Moon. The Apollo landers had better center of mass to landing gear widht ratio, but still it was important to land to a place as level as possible.

8 godzin temu
Eric
Eric

Best decision NASA has made since Apollo and Hubbel. If they are going to get back on track, they still need to $hitcan SLS and Artemis and shoot straight for Moon Base Alpha. Otherwise, the Chinese will, and that will be embarrassing.

8 godzin temu
Lauren Heintz
Lauren Heintz

As soon as starship lands safely in Boca Chica, maybe even next week, everyone will realize SpaceX is light years ahead of the plywood mock-ups of its competitors.

8 godzin temu
8 bit Romania
8 bit Romania

sollution is clear: simple, big and cheap

8 godzin temu
Nick Thompson
Nick Thompson

It's going to end badly.

8 godzin temu
Jtretta
Jtretta

I had the "pleasure" of dealing with modern NG engineering on the USS Ford. In short, I would not ride a NG built lunar lander even if I was held at gunpoint. The Ford's reactor department constantly had to deal with various systems not working as designed or not working at all. In cases where they did work, they were oft set up in a manner that impeded efficient operation. SpaceX is the clear winner IMO, despite the recently exploding Starships.

8 godzin temu
Seriksy
Seriksy

Governments seems to be delaying human progress at this point

8 godzin temu
Mike
Mike

How the hell is that going to land on an uneven surface?

8 godzin temu
Double M.M. Bunny
Double M.M. Bunny

Everyone else lost because they cost an ARM, a LEG, a KIDNY, a LUNG and an EYE BALL! And then they still charge for 4 RIBs after that!!!! While holding A1 sauce...

8 godzin temu
Miki Cerise
Miki Cerise

I'm sure the US Congress will find a way to sabotage it yet.

8 godzin temu
JAFO
JAFO

Look at Scott's grin at several points in this video. He's trying hard to be balanced and impartial, but he's clearly stoked that SpaceX won.

8 godzin temu
Terry Rogers
Terry Rogers

Is there not anyone willing to say, "The Emperor has no clothes!"? SpaceX approach, given the irregular and untested terrain and obvious marginal stability seems more like the cartoon practical joke bid.

8 godzin temu
Jeremy Irish
Jeremy Irish

Great shirt.

8 godzin temu
kondaments
kondaments

So, how does this announcement accelerate the development of Starship and if so, how many Starlink satellites can fit (in) a Starship?

8 godzin temu
sardai33
sardai33

would it be possible to use lunar starships as landers and also as space stations? What does it lack to be a space station?

8 godzin temu
tim hem
tim hem

so, can someone explain to me why if they go with Starship (moonship). Why is a lunar transfer vehicle needed. Why is even SLS needed. Why wouldnt the simplest mission architecture be for a falcon 9 + dragon to LEO - transfer to moonship for lunar transfer and landing plus return to LEO, rendezvous with the dragon, and back home for tea. I mean, im sure there must be a reason why its more difficult than it sounds, but i cant think why that would be

8 godzin temu
Ciaran McNally
Ciaran McNally

RIP thunderf00t and fans

9 godzin temu
MrGoesBoom
MrGoesBoom

huh, mentioning how they'll need to change the nose so it can dock suddenly makes me realize what that one nose cone missing it's tip down in Boca Chica might be for. Hadn't even thought of that before you said that just now.

9 godzin temu
windigo00
windigo00

3 times bigger... the cheapest... hmmm ... sounds legit 🤣 reminds me of Solar City 😁

9 godzin temu
artistjoh
artistjoh

So Congress starves the Moon program of money and then complains that their preferred lander choice is knocked out because there is not enough money for them. These turkeys are always doing this to space programs and they need to get serious about realistic and reliable funding of NASA in future.

9 godzin temu
NoJuan Holmes
NoJuan Holmes

“I’m disappointed the company historically making blood money from wars and financing my campaign wasn’t selected” -generic congressperson

9 godzin temu
Arturo Alabanza
Arturo Alabanza

Good thing Space X was selected, the will go to Mars anyway even if they are not selected. LOL

9 godzin temu
Navarog
Navarog

So they are going to land this skyscraper on the Moon? Nice

9 godzin temu
Leonel Cantú
Leonel Cantú

With the amount of KSP hours I have, I saw the video and instinctively thought "Silly Scott, you made a mistake, it's munar, not lunar". And then it hit me. I need to go outside for a few hours.

9 godzin temu
Nastalas
Nastalas

11:22 new Raptor wo Dis?

9 godzin temu