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SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« on: April 08, 2016, 06:19:12 PM »
This is so cool.
http://www.space.com/32518-spacex-nails-ocean-barge-landing-on-5th-try-video.html
Here's another link. Watch at 35.45 for touchdown!!

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2016, 07:43:53 PM »
Yep, it definitely got me a little hard  ;)

And that blonde is so cute and loves talking science. This could be the future Mrs. Dr. MD MD  :P

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 08:21:14 PM »
Heh heh.
Historic, really historic.


Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2016, 10:44:31 PM »
That would have been a disappointment to fail again on the barge seeing that a Falcon 9 has already landed its 1st stage on a surface target back in December.

I find it difficult to get excited about Space Exploration. 2018 will get me excited when SLS launches on EM-1.  Perhaps I'll feel more excited about Space Explorations Falcon heavy.

peace
Hog

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2016, 08:52:28 AM »
Yep, it definitely got me a little hard  ;)

And that blonde is so cute and loves talking science. This could be the future Mrs. Dr. MD MD  :P
I hope there is no current Mrs. Dr. MD MD to read this.  Actually, if there is the dilemma may be resolved.

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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2016, 12:20:32 PM »
Freaking fantastic.  SpaceX does it AGAIN!  I heard about it last night and just watched the video.  Bulls eye!  Two in a row!  Way to go SpaceX!  Thanks for putting the balls back into pushing the envelope for space.  Touchdown on the barge at the 9:00 minute mark.  A freaking barge.  ;D





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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2016, 11:28:20 PM »
The coolest views are inside of the cryogenic tanks. There is a quick flash inside at 9:28.

peace
Hog

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 06:41:21 AM »
I get chills watching this.

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2016, 09:38:54 AM »
I get chills watching this.
It's damn "amazeen."  ;)


Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2016, 09:45:38 AM »
Here's a video of their first successful barge landing, back in April.  Woooh, Nelly!  You can see the barge bobbing around.


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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 03:41:09 PM »
I admire Musk and his team. Real people to look up to.

I'm happy to be around to see this!
I want to go explore space--NOW.

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« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2016, 02:53:01 PM »
SpaceX is really getting this down!  Seemingly a hard landing but, still, extremely impressive.


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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2016, 12:41:42 PM »
Wow. Thanks for posting this.

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2016, 08:46:27 AM »
Here is the complete development video for Space Explorations F9 rocket.
For all you Space Exploration fans out there.  I wish that STS had this much support.  That amazing system should still be operational.



peace
Hog

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2016, 04:05:12 PM »
Wow. Thanks for posting this.
You're welcome.  Pretty amazing.

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2017, 02:27:40 PM »
Not a barge, this time.  SpaceX launches payload to ISS and then returns Falcon first stage to the Cape.  Damn impressive.




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« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2017, 09:51:41 AM »
SpaceX makes more astounding progress in making space access more routine, with it's re-use of a Falcon 9 first stage and successful return to a barge off the Cape.  Way to go!

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/03/watch-live-spacex-falcon-9-rocket-ready-for-liftoff-from-kennedy-space-centers-historic-pad-39a/

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2017, 12:53:20 PM »
SpaceX makes more astounding progress in making space access more routine, with it's re-use of a Falcon 9 first stage and successful return to a barge off the Cape.  Way to go!

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/03/watch-live-spacex-falcon-9-rocket-ready-for-liftoff-from-kennedy-space-centers-historic-pad-39a/

Very nicely done. The concept of a reusable first stage that doesn't have to dump into the ocean is just mind boggling. That's going to cut 30% off of launch costs.

Re: SpaceX Nails Barge Landing
« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2017, 01:03:43 PM »
SpaceX makes more astounding progress in making space access more routine, with it's re-use of a Falcon 9 first stage and successful return to a barge off the Cape.  Way to go!

http://spacecoastdaily.com/2017/03/watch-live-spacex-falcon-9-rocket-ready-for-liftoff-from-kennedy-space-centers-historic-pad-39a/

You know Over, that wasn't the only success with this launch. SpaceX also successfully parachuted and recovered the payload fairing for reuse as well. Another 6 million bucks saved.

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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2017, 01:18:57 PM »
You know Over, that wasn't the only success with this launch. SpaceX also successfully parachuted and recovered the payload fairing for reuse as well. Another 6 million bucks saved.
Yes, I did see that, SciFi.  Elon and his team are right up there with the early pioneers of aircraft, truly revolutionizing spaceflight.  I can see busy spaceports, on the scale of current major airports, finally looking more and more likely in the coming decades.   Plus, finally, a PERMANENT presence of man on the Moon and beyond.  It's good to see we still have ambitious visionaries willing to push the envelope to make it happen.