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Old 12-22-2015, 03:01 AM   #91
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Congrats to SpaceX on the successful launch and landing.

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Old 12-22-2015, 03:05 AM   #92
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Family members in Merritt Island didn't see the landing but definitely heard it.

Twin sonic booms were heard once again across Cape Canaveral.
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Old 12-22-2015, 03:42 AM   #93
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From Elon:

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Falcon 9 standing on LZ-1 at Cape Canaveral




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Old 12-22-2015, 03:51 AM   #94
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Video from Port Canaveral if I'm not mistaken.


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Old 12-22-2015, 04:03 AM   #95
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Reuse, or put in museum?
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:09 AM   #96
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 Reuse, or put in museum?
This stage will never fly again as I understand it, nor will it be put into a museum (although if I were Elon I'd have it placed in my front yard).
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:12 AM   #97
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 This stage will never fly again as I understand it, nor will it be put into a museum (although if I were Elon I'd have it placed in my front yard).
Taken apart for testing, then?

It looks a bit scorched. I wonder if some of that is from the second stage's jet wash.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:15 AM   #98
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:16 AM   #99
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 Taken apart for testing, then?

It looks a bit scorched. I wonder if some of that is from the second stage's jet wash.
Correct. As I understand it the next stage that'll be recovered will be the one that'll be reused.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:24 AM   #100
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Heh. So, Blue Origin will still be the first to demonstrate reusability, then.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:28 AM   #101
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 Heh. So, Blue Origin will still be the first to demonstrate reusability, then.
Technically, that would be NASA with the SRBs and the Orbiter, no?

When SpaceX also brings back the 2nd stage, that will settle it for good!
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:38 AM   #102
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 Technically, that would be NASA with the SRBs and the Orbiter, no?
Oh, that's a good one.

Seriously, though... Blue is, from what I've heard, planning on simply touching up the paint job, stacking the capsule on the booster, and launching it again with no overhaul or maintenance other than topping off fluid levels... Just like a car (minus the paint part, of course).
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:47 AM   #103
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 Technically, that would be NASA with the SRBs and the Orbiter, no?

When SpaceX also brings back the 2nd stage, that will settle it for good!
Well, they proved reusability, just in a way that wasn't very cost efficient.
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Old 12-22-2015, 04:47 AM   #104
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 1. It ain't over before the fat lady sings.
2. If you celebrate too soon, you look like a real jerk.
3. If you do it wrong, people will spend more time discussing your aloha shirt than the spaceflight history you just did with your coworkers.
4. Nothing looks cooler than a steely-eyed missile man unbuttoning his shirt after landing to expose the "Worst first landing ever!" shirt below.
5. Your customers don't want to see Appaloosa teenagers handling their multi-billion dollar investment. Regardless how "modern" and "cool" your customer are themselves, no orchestrated enthusiasm will ever be a replacement for professionalism.
6. The good old German football rule: Who celebrates hard can also work hard.
Clearly I watched a different stream, or I live in a world of reason. Unsure which.
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Old 12-22-2015, 05:22 AM   #105
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I've watched these forums for a year + and have been quiet (I'm a layman). Kudos to Jeff at Amazon for his rocket poking up 65 miles and landing. But, it's not nearly the same magnitude of what Elon did here.
Blue Origin : Launch a satellite(s) into orbit and then land a stage (or stages) of your rocket, then I'll be impressed.
Sorry, Mavericksawer, got me peeved?? miffed? trolled? pissed? a little..

Merry.. (and the best) Christmas ever.
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