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Really cool. In a similar vein, just saw this: "Lockheed Martin Unveils Sleek, Reusable Lander for Crewed Mars Missions" https://www.space.com/38306-lockheed-martin-reusable-mars-la...
 
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Pawel Garycki
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This is not so off-topic.
Space X example fits perfectly to the Leaving Earth mechanics, inviting a 2016-2026 scenario with Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, BFR, Dragon, Mobile Platform and similar components, booster reusability techs, refuelling tech, isru tech, advanced aerobraking tech, mobile platform tech and $$$ mission cards and contracts. Musk envisioned various targets also in the Outer Planets. The neglected Venus, on the other hand, can see NASA's HAVOC proposal, probably with Bigelow inflatable techs. So... a private spaceflight expansion set in current realism?
 
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The BFR is actually a good example of the currently overpowered "Shuttle" tech IRL, as it relies on a fuel rich architecture with little refurbishment. Bring fuel to orbit, load up your BFR, and fly anywhere and back.

The Space Transportation System tech (Shuttle plus Daedelus) shuttle (space truck) should have been less able to bring it's own fuel to orbit, while the Daedelus (NTR) should have been a heavy nuclear space tug (NERVA) with light fuel. I've started testing a set of houserules in that regard, but this isnt the place to discuss the details.
 
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