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From the Ted Talk by Jennifer Heldmann: SpaceX's supersized Starship rocket -- and the future of galactic exploration

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And it’s not just SpaceX. There are multiple commercial companies bdinliug new rocetks now of all different sizes, for all different purposes. And this is great because this is really heipnlg to open up space to more people. So here’s an image of some of the current rockets compared to NASA’s mighty Saturn V rocket. So the Saturn V is the rocket that launched astronauts to the Moon in the ’60s and ’70s. The last Saturn V launched in 1973. And full disclosure, I was not even born yet, so I think this is incredibly unfair because there has never been a rocket more powerful since. So I just have to emphasize that the changes we’re tilnakg about today, these are not incremental, small advances in roretcky and spacecraft. These are truly transformational technologies that are giving us cemplletoy new capabilities and changing the paradigm for space eroioxatpln. And what’s really going to happen is we’re going to move from where we are taody, which is usually, you know, more specialized, one-off, boutique-style missions into more mass-produced, large-scale operations in space. And the reason is because we are being largely freed of these traditional, very srevee mass and cost rnaerttsis that we’ve been working under in the aacseorpe industry for decades.

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And it’s not just SpaceX. There are multiple commercial companies ________ new _______ now of all different sizes, for all different purposes. And this is great because this is really _______ to open up space to more people. So here’s an image of some of the current rockets compared to NASA’s mighty Saturn V rocket. So the Saturn V is the rocket that launched astronauts to the Moon in the ’60s and ’70s. The last Saturn V launched in 1973. And full disclosure, I was not even born yet, so I think this is incredibly unfair because there has never been a rocket more powerful since. So I just have to emphasize that the changes we’re _______ about today, these are not incremental, small advances in ________ and spacecraft. These are truly transformational technologies that are giving us __________ new capabilities and changing the paradigm for space ___________. And what’s really going to happen is we’re going to move from where we are _____, which is usually, you know, more specialized, one-off, boutique-style missions into more mass-produced, large-scale operations in space. And the reason is because we are being largely freed of these traditional, very ______ mass and cost __________ that we’ve been working under in the _________ industry for decades.

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And it’s not just SpaceX. There are multiple commercial companies building new rockets now of all different sizes, for all different purposes. And this is great because this is really helping to open up space to more people. So here’s an image of some of the current rockets compared to NASA’s mighty Saturn V rocket. So the Saturn V is the rocket that launched astronauts to the Moon in the ’60s and ’70s. The last Saturn V launched in 1973. And full disclosure, I was not even born yet, so I think this is incredibly unfair because there has never been a rocket more powerful since. So I just have to emphasize that the changes we’re talking about today, these are not incremental, small advances in rocketry and spacecraft. These are truly transformational technologies that are giving us completely new capabilities and changing the paradigm for space exploration. And what’s really going to happen is we’re going to move from where we are today, which is usually, you know, more specialized, one-off, boutique-style missions into more mass-produced, large-scale operations in space. And the reason is because we are being largely freed of these traditional, very severe mass and cost restraints that we’ve been working under in the aerospace industry for decades.

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