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Old 16th January 2017, 01:11 AM
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Not everyone is as excited as me though, when I mentioned SpaceX landing rockets to my sister her response was Space Who?
It will always be so. Even when we get space industry and resource mining happening most folks won't be much aware of it I think.
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Old 31st March 2017, 08:24 PM
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Well that's that then, they've finally reused a reusable rocket!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39451401

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Well that's that then, they've finally reused a reusable rocket!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39451401

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Old 2nd May 2017, 09:26 PM
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If you haven't seen it yet I would recommend the video of yesterday's SpaceX launch and landing. It was a classified payload, so instead of showing all the stage2 + payload stuff they focused on the stage 1 landing and it was glorious. In particular, high res images from a ground camera of the stage 1 separation, 180 degree flip, boostback burn to get back to the landing site and neat footage of the retro propulsion burn on reentry that slows down the rocket from 1.3 km/s while also protecting the rocket from reentry damage.



And if you are like me and keep forgetting that this is a 12 story, 12m diameter building falling to earth and landing with ~1meter accuracy, here is an image of the scale of the rocket:

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