Space X launch & landing

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Space X launch & landing

Post by Clarkey » 17 Jan 2016, 18:10

Just in case anyone is interested, Space X are attempting another stage 1 landing later today, on a boat.

They've never managed it before.

I think launch is 18:42 - here http://space.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I was never into space travel in the past, but this really gets my interest, duck knows how they manage it, it's like thunderbird 3

Here's the successful land based attempt recently
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Here's last time they tried it on the boat..
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Re: Space X launch & landing

Post by Fronkey » 19 Jan 2016, 23:22

Well that went well. If well is described as bursting into flames.

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Post by Clarkey » 19 Jan 2016, 23:33

Fronkey wrote:Well that went well. If well is described as bursting into flames.

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The one this week was incredible...

The landing (the actual hard part) was pretty much successful, just one of the legs hadn't locked properly so it fell over AFTER landing. I bet they were gutted, but they could have got a lot of data and confirmed previous problems were fixed

Of course landing is just for them - the launch was successful and the satellite is in orbit - the landing is to reduce costs over time, as all previous launches before space x just let that part drop like a stone, and it's worth a fortune

They'll get there - then humans will move to mars... That's his plan

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