• Robert G. Oler

    rah mars 2024

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    Wait ’till the MCAS on that thing drops the nose during (re)entry.

  • duheagle

    Heh.

  • Robert G. Oler

    if the pilots are not any better than lion air anything is possible

  • duheagle

    Looks maybe a wee bit later than 2024 on Mars. You got the “Rah” part right though. This is pretty much the SpaceX equivalent of a military recruiting spot. Just to be absolutely clear, I do not regard that as in any way a bad thing. Mars will be happening soon enough that a little practice collaboration between SpaceX’s CGI and marketing people is certainly in order.

  • gunsandrockets

    Wouldn’t that be on the Super Starliner from Boeing?

  • Andrew Tubbiolo

    Tuche’, I’ll defer to Cpt Oler, but if that MCAS has been on AF-447 they would have made it into Toulouse. So I guess the equiv on a capsule would be an auto-rotate such that the lift vector is more parallel with the current radius(grav) vector.

  • Robert G. Oler

    LOL Mars is 40 to 50 years away

  • Robert G. Oler

    a significant role of the PIC is to 1) manipulate the automation and 2) detect its malfunction. AF 447 and Lion air whatever is a classic case of the failure of part 2

  • duheagle

    Well, the Martian city depicted in the video certainly is. As to the date upon which the first American boots touch the ground there, that could happen PDQ.

  • therealdmt

    When the first American boots stomp on the face of Mars

  • Robert G. Oler

    40 plus years. at best…at worst its another century away

    there is no reason to go to mars that is 1) cheap enough 2) low risk enough and 3) profitable enough to make th emassive investment

  • Flatley

    The role of systems engineers is to ensure that critical flight control features don’t have single points of failure and that sensor anomalies related to said features are clearly indicated to the pilots.

    The existing Max-8 design operated by those airlines is a classic failure of systems engineering – not to mention regulatory processes – that will provide fodder for undergrad engineering ethics courses over the decades to come.

  • duheagle

    Try not to crash any airplanes before you age out of the pilot’s seat. It would be a shame if you weren’t around a few years hence to see just how wrong you are. There’s a decent chance I might even still be upright and breathing my ownself.

  • duheagle

    Probably not a good idea to stomp too hard. Gravity’s only .37 G.