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SLS VS Starship: Why does SLS still exist?!



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NASA just announced the lunar landers for the Artemis program and to everyone’s surprise, SpaceX’s MASSIVE Starship is actually one of the landers NASA chose alongside Blue Origin and Dynetics.
And this is bringing up a lot of questions, some of which we’ll answer in my next video, “Should NASA just cancel SLS and use Starship and / or other commercial launchers for Artemis?”. But today I think we need to settle a lot of debates here first about these two rockets and now more than ever, it’s time we truly pit them head to head.
LINKS, 05:50 - What Makes a Vehicle a Super Heavy Lift Launcher
09:00 - The History of SLS and Orion
18:05 - The Progress and Inventory of SLS/Orion and Starship
27:30 - The Philosophies of Starship and SLS
34:55 - Starship VS SLS
41:50 - Conclusion
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Seriously Tim, this series of in depth documentaries are easily the highest quality content on the internet today about space engineering.

by technik27 2 weeks ago

I like that framing: the hardest part of SLS isn't designing a rocket that works, it's designing a rocket that politics can't kill.

by Josh King 1 week ago

Tim seeing starships numbers. "Eh, let's just round up to 100 million."

by Thomas Libenow 2 weeks ago

Imagine the high school reunions.
10 year reunion, water tower construction.
20 year reunion, rocket scientist

by richard gould 1 week ago

Lol, "orange rocket bad" that made me smile.

by Bill Wade 2 weeks ago

The worst thing about a Tim Dodd video, is that eventually, it's over.

by Tomas Beblar 2 weeks ago

imagine a starship painted like a HUGE corn on the cob, that would make Tim's day

by Cydonius1 2 weeks ago

"I'm showing my Iowa again".


Seems like a disproportionate amount of astronauts and even space-related scientists and engineers come from agriculture-heavy states.


Maybe clear star-filled skies while growing up are the inspiration for it.

by Kelnx 1 day ago

It makes sense that rocket engineering done by NASA would be so timid in its approach. Everything is at the mercy of the politicians.

SpaceX's approach to rocket engineering reminds me of how Skunk Works did things back in the day when they were developing fighter jets, spy jets, etc jets....

by Direbear Coat 1 week ago

Be proud of Iowa: even astronauts need to eat!

by Paul Burrell 2 weeks ago

#1 thing I learned: Tim explains the plus side of government led development. Finally, some great info instead of the tired blame game.
#2 thing I learned: I am a complete NERD

by TurnTimeTable 1 week ago

So, Tim... Everyone talks about the progress on Starship (just the spacecraft). But no one talks about the progress of Super Heavy. What is the progress on the actual Super Heavy booster? Without that, Starship is just a pretty spacecraft that's not going anywhere.

by R. Terry Lessly 1 week ago

Enterprise is built in Iowa, so, you're just ahead of your time.

by Jeffrey Siebrecht 1 week ago

People like Tim are the ones who make America great.

by Boris Quince 3 days ago

Can’t wait to hear “You are go for TLI” in a couple years, insane!

by BlookyDerp 22 2 weeks ago

We need both because SLS will work and SS would be cool if it works.

by Atlas Hugged 1 week ago

I think it's a tortoise and hare story. We know the tortoise will, eventually, be operational. With the exception of Congress interference, the SLS will launch some day and be capable of lifting huge payloads into deep space. It's a guaranteed.
Starship on the otherhand is the proverbial hare. It's flash, dynamic, and on paper far superior. But it is far from guaranteed to be be operational. I wouldn't bet against Elon willing this beast into existence, but it's still a long, risky shot.
Both programs are worth the investment. One to give guaranteed, basic access to deep space. The other to potentially give a generational boost to humanity's capabilities.

by Stephen Bosher 2 weeks ago

My biggest takeaway:
I had no idea how many parts were already in the warehouse for the first Artemis launches.

by Christian Ohlendorff Knudsen 1 week ago

"let's send MKBHD with some of his cameras"
sad Linus noises

by Andreas22 2 weeks ago

Starship + Superheavy will now be known as "Starship on the cob"

by Amos Bairn 2 weeks ago

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