SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Spider » Mon Dec 21, 2015 7:58 pm

So f**k amazing. SpaceX successfully launched and landed, and delivered all 11 satellites for their customer.

It actually f**k happened. We've got about half a dozen people over, we were all on our feet cheering in the living room watching the live stream. This must be what it feels like when your sports team wins the superbowl or whatever. Super pumped.

Hell yes. Could not believe the sight of seeing that booster standing there upright on the landing pad after the engine was shut down. What a night.

Video from : youtu.be


http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/spacex-historic-rocket-landing-success/story?id=35888303

http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/21/10640306/spacex-elon-musk-rocket-landing-success
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Spider » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:04 pm

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Also, this is why the Blue Origin landing isn't remotely comparable:

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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Spider » Mon Dec 21, 2015 8:24 pm

Video from : youtu.be


The whole broadcast was really terrific. Recommend watching it all.

Edit: Actual coverage starts at about 9:40.

Long exposure of launch, reentry, and landing burns:

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Bullseye:
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Winchester » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:59 pm

That was amazing. I barely remember the last few Apollo missions (in that I didn't entirely understand what they were doing or why it was so cool), but I do vividly remember one of them when a group of adults at the after school care place I went to was watching it on TV and they were all excited. I also remember getting really excited for the first space shuttle launch. What they just did IMO ranks up there.

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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Spider » Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:29 pm

Couldn't have been more perfect:
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Saz » Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:14 am

Elon Musk is the Truth
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby John Galt » Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:57 am

Spider wrote:Couldn't have been more perfect:
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that was gorgeous. spacex is doing great things. if they can work with guys who want to make real life Space Engineers (you play that game right?) space is going to have a lot of people in it very soon (well relatively a lot)
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby spacemonkey » Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:13 pm

Space is going to be a plaything of the mega wealthy, like the Concorde was going to change air travel. One is already a museum piece. But way cool anyway.
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby Spider » Tue Dec 22, 2015 5:55 pm

John Galt wrote:
Spider wrote:Couldn't have been more perfect:
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that was gorgeous. spacex is doing great things. if they can work with guys who want to make real life Space Engineers (you play that game right?) space is going to have a lot of people in it very soon (well relatively a lot)


I think I played a brief demo of it? It strikes me as something that's pretty deep, and can be a pretty big time sink. I'm not so much of a sandbox gamer. I like plot driven stuff, mostly.
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Re: SpaceX Sticks the Landing!

Postby fstarcstar » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:55 pm

Most of us will be dead in 40-50 years or so, we need to hurry up with space exploration and technology. This has been awesome for sure.
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