Video: Building spaceships

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How do you build a spaceship? It's not easy – because space is hard. It's endless vacuum, hot and cold at the same time, streaked with radiation – and you have to fly at eight kilometres per second just to get there.

It takes clever engineering – and costly research and development – to operate in orbit. Space is risky, but past payoffs have been vast. ESA's track record lets us manage that risk, balancing it with chances for rich rewards.

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Apr 01, 2019
Apparently its not that hard. Musk is building one out in the open. In a field. A very dusty, dirty field.

Weve apparently been had for decades.

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