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post Transcript of Tom Mueller's speech interview on May 2, 2017

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On May 2, 2017, Tom Mueller, propulsion CTO at SpaceX, conducted a speech/interview with some members of the New York University Astronomy Society. This was streamed live on Twitch; I’ve transcribed it with the help of u/dansemacabred2, u/jclishman, and u/Zucal. Many thanks!

Check out the interview on twitch.tv, and the post in the SpaceX subreddit.

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art Heart of Gold performs its Trans-Mars Injection burn

This piece shows the SpaceX Interplanetary Transportation System Mars lander performing the trans-Mars injection burn that marks the beginning of its coast to Mars.

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SpaceX ITS Mars Lander Components SpaceX ITS Mars Lander Components Direct link

This is an overview of the operations the SpaceX ITS will take when it departs from Earth for its #JourneyToMars.

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SpaceX ITS Mars Lander Engine Layout SpaceX ITS Mars Lander Engine Layout Direct link

This is an overview of the engine locations of the SpaceX ITS Mars lander.

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SpaceX ITS Earth Departure SpaceX ITS Earth Departure Direct link

This is an overview of the operations the SpaceX ITS will take when it departs from Earth for its #JourneyToMars.

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SpaceX ITS Mars Lander EDL SpaceX ITS Mars Lander EDL Direct link

This is the approximate trajectory of the SpaceX ITS Mars lander during its approach, entry, descent, and landing phases. SpaceX has not released the Earth reentry trajectory, but it will probably be similar, albeit with lower speeds and a far denser atmosphere (which translates to a far shorter and more vertical glide.)

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