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    Quote Wrenn said View Post
    Not everyone is as excited as me though, when I mentioned SpaceX landing rockets to my sister her response was Space Who?
    It will always be so. Even when we get space industry and resource mining happening most folks won't be much aware of it I think.
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    Well that's that then, they've finally reused a reusable rocket!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39451401

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    Well that's that then, they've finally reused a reusable rocket!

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39451401

    "We made a little bit of history today, actually. We just opened the door to a whole new era of spaceflight,"
    *does happy dance*

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    If you haven't seen it yet I would recommend the video of yesterday's SpaceX launch and landing. It was a classified payload, so instead of showing all the stage2 + payload stuff they focused on the stage 1 landing and it was glorious. In particular, high res images from a ground camera of the stage 1 separation, 180 degree flip, boostback burn to get back to the landing site and neat footage of the retro propulsion burn on reentry that slows down the rocket from 1.3 km/s while also protecting the rocket from reentry damage.



    And if you are like me and keep forgetting that this is a 12 story, 12m diameter building falling to earth and landing with ~1meter accuracy, here is an image of the scale of the rocket:


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    Yesterday (today) SpaceX successfully launched (and landed) their second reused booster, though the satellite they also dropped in orbit was kind of important as well I guess ;-).

    Amazingly SpaceX has another launch scheduled for today (tomorrow). Though using a new booster.

    Can't wait to see what they are capable of if they can continue like this.

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    Quote Wrenn said View Post
    Yesterday (today) SpaceX successfully launched (and landed) their second reused booster, though the satellite they also dropped in orbit was kind of important as well I guess ;-).

    Amazingly SpaceX has another launch scheduled for today (tomorrow). Though using a new booster.

    Can't wait to see what they are capable of if they can continue like this.
    It's amazing what they are doing.
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    Here is the latest SpaceX mission to the ISS. There is a very cool shot in this one showing the stage separation.



    I think this mission was important as it shows NASA getting on board with re-usability. This launch reused a first stage and a dragon capsule.

    This was the 4th reuse of a stage one rocket and second reuse of a dragon capsule. This was also their 20th successful stage 1 landing and the 16th consecutive successful landing.

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    In case anyone is going to be up early tomorrow, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket at 5:30AM AEDT tomorrow morning.

    Live stream is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c

    Here is a preview of what might happen if it doesn't explode ;-)


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    Quote Wrenn said View Post
    In case anyone is going to be up early tomorrow, SpaceX will attempt to launch the Falcon Heavy rocket at 5:30AM AEDT tomorrow morning.

    Live stream is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbSwFU6tY1c

    Here is a preview of what might happen if it doesn't explode ;-)


    I have just been reading up on it, and I've only just realised, he's sending his car to mars! (well mars orbit)


    You have to admit, and he's just a human being like us with all our faults and foibles, but he has style. Sending a car to mars orbit, gotta love it!
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    EJB

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