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Description: SpaceX Elon Musk announced the updated BFR design and I saw a lot of people questioning it. Here my thoughts on some of them!Would you like to know more?###############► Become an official kNews Booster: http://funding.kNews.spaceCrowd funding enables me to continue producing kNews on a weekly basis. Video production requires a lot of behind the scenes work and even if an episode is only 5 minutes long it can take many days of creation. If you want to know more about what it takes to create kNews simply visit Patreon. Thanks everyone! :)###############► My Twitter: http://twitter.kNews.space###############Replays:► Elon Musk Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?vtdUX3ypDVwI► BFR Earth 2 Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?vzqE-ultsWt0###############Disclaimer: The crafts you see are just KSP representations made by myself. These are not 100% accurate models of the real vehicles. I can also not guarantee for the correctness of the information I give. I provide this information in all conscience but mistakes happen. Please do not rely heavily on it. If you find a flaw or disagree please share your feedback in the comment section. ###############Video licensed under standard YouTube licenseMusic (Intro/Outro) licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0"Tech Talk" and Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/###############
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Published: October 04, 2017
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