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 Post subject: Watch this badboy !!
PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:20 am 
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Watch the booster (s) landing.. Go USA!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc16uozHVE


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Watch the booster (s) landing.. Go USA!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCc16uozHVE

Unreal - When I first saw it on TV, I thought it was a computer animation......


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Unreal! It's like watching a '60's Sci-Fi movie. . .except it's actually happening. :o


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I too was amazed by it. That Tesla will be on a solar orbit for billions of years. I was also proud that an immigrant is behind it all.

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Watching the side boosters stick the landing is amazing (about 29 minutes in). Center core didn't make it, but hey, not too shabby for a test.

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I liked the press conference that they had last night with Musk. The two big takeaways to me were the although the falcon heavy is good, but “we need to make Rockets much, much bigger....Way over the Saturn five”… Wow......

And the other was , frankly he was shocked that it went well… Because “so many things can go wrong…”

He also released the information that the center section landing was a fail, didn’t hit the barge, and hit the water at 300 mph. Oh well…still an amazing day.....

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At 300 mph i wonder if there was anything salvageable of that center section. Remember that part of the test is to see how much they can make reusable. I was amazed and proud that the boosters landed so well. That has to be a first. So, was the center suppose to do what the boosters did, or did it have a parachute?We

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The center was to do exactly what the land boosters did, except on a barge offshore which SpaceX has done successfully before. Not sure what failed, I’m guessing the lack of retro rocket burn.

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I'm just amazed. After years of the doldrums this is science fiction. Now.

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