SpaceX


#121

Some footage of that center core coming back and crashing…(it was a gamble anyway…apparently a very high reentry speed, and they had low confidence they’d have enough fuel for the burn to slow it down…)


#122

Some additional footage:


#123

What a day!


#124

It still gives me chills watching that video. It was an incredible, incredible day. It makes you wonder what it felt like huddled around the TV or radios back on the day Apollo first landed on the moon. That had to be such an intense experience to listen to live. Obviously they didn’t have the flash and technology of today, but still…to have been there when we stepped foot on an extraterrestrial object. Wow.

On another note - looking at the scale and production of putting a rocket like that into space, I’m still amazed that even a billionaire can afford to do it. How is that even possible? How does Space X manage to pay the bills every month?


#125

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I need to learn how to make better quality gifs…


#126

Well, they do charge for those launches, you know. :wink:


#127

Heads up for the launch this weekend

and the next launch,


#128

About 40 mins till launch. No landing, not sure if they will try for a fairing recovery.


#129

SpaceX launch day! (6:32 p.m. EDT, 22:32 UTC)

Live steam:


Link

#130

Stand down, trying again in 2 days.


#131

Another try again today, slightly later launch time then Monday.

(yes @discobot I know I’ve posted more then 20% of the posts here… no I don’t think anyone else will be joining the conversation… what? Of course the link is similar!)


#132

Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.


#133

I am going to tune in. Just so @discobot realizes that someone else is on the thread :slight_smile:


#134

Keep them coming @Andrew116. I’m a big fan of NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, etc, but don’t have time to keep up with launches. Your posts are appreciated.


#135

Yeah, same here.
Really appreciated! :slight_smile:


#136

I’d just like to point out our true lord and savior, @wxbot, would never passive aggressively shame you for carrying a thread on your back.


#137

Interesting article on an apparent strategic move in Russia to cede it’s rocket market share to SpaceX and, instead, focus on building payloads.


#138

Woo! This is not getting old for me :slight_smile:


#139

#140

Was indoors watching daughter’s music recital so we missed this one.