Space X did it

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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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.
 

killivolt

Joined Jan 10, 2010
781
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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#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,210
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."?
 

nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
7,333
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.
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
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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.:)
 
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