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stom493 karma

Thanks for doing this AMA!

First question: do any of you guys play Kerbal Space Program?

Secondly, in case you can answer, I'd like to ask a question about the MCT and shielding. Elon talked about it a while back and said that to avoid excess weight it might be possible to have water as shielding, only directly between the crew-module and the sun like a column, instead of an all-encompassing ball. How does this cater for dispersed radiation incoming from the sides?

stom204 karma

Well this is my Reddit moment of fame. Replies from SpaceX and Squad...

stom14 karma

They use a simulator to test the components, for all intents and purposes the computer thinks it's flying a rocket. See Elon Musk explain it more here.

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Velcro patches on the outside of your shorts? It's easy to do, uses existing technology and is backwards compatible.