Space X did it

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  1. ronv

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  2. djsfantasi

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    Wow! It's as exciting to me as the early days of the space program and the Mercury missions.
     
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    That was great.
     
  4. #12

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    This is one of the things I did not expect to see in my lifetime.
    Landing a rocket is a huge step towards making them practical in the long run.
     
  5. nsaspook

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    Nailed that landing. What an exciting time for space travel.
     
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  6. cmartinez

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    Simply amazing... who did it first, though? SpaceX or Blue Origin?
    Is SpaceX the first to land on a floating pad in the ocean?
     
  7. cmartinez

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    Gotta love this statement:

    "We will be successful when this become boring," Musk said.
     
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  8. nsaspook

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    I think Russia was first. :D
     
  9. cmartinez

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    And that was three years ago!!!! darn those ruskies! :D
     
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  10. GopherT

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    Pretty big shock for 2 miles from crash site.
     
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  12. cmartinez

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    yeah... there's a considerable amount of time elapsed between the fire ball and the actual explosion
     
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    That was so smooth, I thought it was a video rewind, my brain just didn't want to accept what my eye's just seen, it's insane!!

    I and my wife seen this last night on the news, exciting is all I can say.

    So, is Private Enterprize going to solve more problems like this in the future. I'm looking forward to see what's next.

    I had no idea they were evening attempting to perform such an amazing feat, how is it I missed their failed attempts which I understand is 4.

    kv
     
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  14. GopherT

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    Because Elon Musk puts much more effort into promoting his successes than his failures.
     
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    This sure slaps NASA in the face.:D
    Maybe now they will start thinking about doing something with the used rockets besides discarding them.:rolleyes:
    What were they thinking?
    "We didn't have to consider the cost."?
     
  16. nsaspook

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    To be fair to NASA the SRBs and shuttle were reusable and most flew several times. The former polar-orbiting shuttles and very big military payloads from Vandenberg need maximum performance unlikely to be seen in a 'fly to home' booster soon.
     
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    Now that it has been done, I expect a lot of innovation from NASA.;)
    Not that NASA hasn't been doing great things for 50 years, but I like how the focus is changing.:)
     
  18. Hypatia's Protege

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    Is this on the level or are we watching reverse video?:confused: -- Not to be a killjoy however The Huffington Post's reputation is less than... illustrious
     
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    A quick Google shows a dozen other news agencies that believe the video is real.
     
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  20. Hypatia's Protege

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    That's incredible! -- A reusable rocket! -- Ca. 50 years late but better so than never!:cool::cool::cool:

    Best regards
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