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HAd to skip ahead to about 34-35 minutes. But worth the effort.

 

This is the first[?] time this has ever worked? Rocket landing tail-first on a floating platform?

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First time landing an orbital rocket on a floating platform, yeah. As far as I'm aware, similar feats have happened twice before. Blue Origin landed a non-orbital rocket last year and not toooooo long after that SpaceX landed the first stage of an orbital rocket on land. The whole conceit doesn't work unless you can land at sea, though, which has been a bit of a challenge.

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Bit of a challenge!?  

 

One moving target, hitting another moving target but, nothing goes Kaboom! ...that's more than a bit of a challenge.

Things have gone kaboom before for them!

http://i.imgur.com/SA885vs.jpg

 

That one's a shot of the drone ship after a previous rocket stage did not stick the landing. :(

 

I'm trying to understate things a little bit because I'm completely thrilled at how fantastic that landing went, and I don't want to sound like a 5-year-old. Well, not in any place that would serve as a permanent record of it. It's really amazing.

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Bit of a challenge!?  

 

One moving target, hitting another moving target but, nothing goes Kaboom! ...that's more than a bit of a challenge.

Things have gone kaboom before for them!

http://i.imgur.com/SA885vs.jpg

 

That one's a shot of the drone ship after a previous rocket stage did not stick the landing. :(

 

I'm trying to understate things a little bit because I'm completely thrilled at how fantastic that landing went, and I don't want to sound like a 5-year-old. Well, not in any place that would serve as a permanent record of it. It's really amazing.

 

I say go right ahead and sound like a 5-year-old. You just saw something that was previously Science Fiction become a reality.

 

Human beings do amazing things. We have every right to occasionally be giddy about it.

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Back in my day, we were landing people on the Moon!

 

Seriously though - I love SpaceX - they give me hope for the future.

 

The Auld Grump - who remembers exactly where he was when Niel Armstrong took that small step for Man.....

 

Le sigh. My space-related memory from childhood was Challenger.

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Back in my day, we were landing people on the Moon!

 

Seriously though - I love SpaceX - they give me hope for the future.

 

The Auld Grump - who remembers exactly where he was when Niel Armstrong took that small step for Man.....

 

Le sigh. My space-related memory from childhood was Challenger.

 

What happens when space exploration has a broken maintenance culture.

 

Disregarding reports of freezing gaskets, disregarding reports of lost tiles, so many, many mistakes. The investigator sent by the Navy was livid - the man had worked on submarines.

 

And then they made the same mistakes again with Columbia....

 

NASA needs to be dismantled and rebuilt.

 

The Auld Grump, and W adding new projects, but cutting the budget....

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Back in my day, we were landing people on the Moon!

 

Seriously though - I love SpaceX - they give me hope for the future.

 

The Auld Grump - who remembers exactly where he was when Niel Armstrong took that small step for Man.....

 

Le sigh. My space-related memory from childhood was Challenger.

 

Mine too. :down:

 

We should be building things on the moon by this point. *sigh*

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Back in my day, we were landing people on the Moon!

 

Seriously though - I love SpaceX - they give me hope for the future.

 

The Auld Grump - who remembers exactly where he was when Niel Armstrong took that small step for Man.....

 

Le sigh. My space-related memory from childhood was Challenger.

 

Mine too. :down:

 

We should be building things on the moon by this point. *sigh*

 

Heck, we're 16 years into this new century and I *STILL* don't have a flying car!

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Back in my day, we were landing people on the Moon!

 

Seriously though - I love SpaceX - they give me hope for the future.

 

The Auld Grump - who remembers exactly where he was when Niel Armstrong took that small step for Man.....

Le sigh. My space-related memory from childhood was Challenger.

Mine too. :down:

 

We should be building things on the moon by this point. *sigh*

Heck, we're 16 years into this new century and I *STILL* don't have a flying car!
Preach it!

 

PREACH IT BROTHER CRUNCH!!

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