SpaceX And/Or Rocketry In General

robl
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Not only is this "rocket" going to be a resupply mission to the ISS but the first stage is going to make a "return to earth" landing on a floating platform in the Atlantic.

Can't wait!!!

[Edit] This is a video of a prototype - amazing.

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SpaceX And/Or Rocketry In General

Awesome. Some nice maneuvering finesse there. Get off the grass !!! :-)

That's the thing about unmanned and semi/autonomous stuff : there's no human inside to worry about. An immense simplification by not having to cater for the squishy delicate blobs.

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal

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NASA say it is Tuesday 16th

NASA say it is Tuesday 16th December.

Next launch

Waiting for Godot & salvation :-)

Why do doctors have to practice?
You'd think they'd have got it right by now

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RE: NASA say it is Tuesday

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NASA say it is Tuesday 16th December.

Next launch

The 16th was the original date. The article I saw yesterday said the launch was delayed until the 19th

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RE: Awesome. Some nice

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Awesome. Some nice maneuvering finesse there. Get off the grass !!! :-)


When I watch that video it looks like the rocket begins to lean off of vertical a couple of times but they are able to bring it back. I know nothing about rockets but I am wondering if the engine can gimbal 360 to keep the butt under the nose should it move off of vertical.

I hope those were not dairy cows in the nearby field because when the lit that thing off they would probably have tightened up for days.

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That's the thing about unmanned and semi/autonomous stuff : there's no human inside to worry about. An immense simplification by not having to cater for the squishy delicate blobs.

Cheers, Mike.


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Cool! Thanks robl! :)

Cool! Thanks robl! :)

Please wait here. Further instructions could pile up at any time. Thank you.

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RE: [Edit] This is a

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[Edit] This is a video of a prototype - amazing.

Good Morning !

Thanks Rob !

Bill

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Anniet (good eye) and Bill

Anniet (good eye) and Bill [all] - thanks.

If you liked the SpaceX video then you will probably enjoy this one - complete with mood music. One is only limited by ca$h.
Octocopter

Some really great footage. So sit back, relax and soar with eagles.

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Thanks robl, I had missed the

Thanks robl, I had missed the latest update :-)

Waiting for Godot & salvation :-)

Why do doctors have to practice?
You'd think they'd have got it right by now

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http://www.nasa.gov/mission_p

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/news/spacex_crs5_briefings_events.html

Waiting for Godot & salvation :-)

Why do doctors have to practice?
You'd think they'd have got it right by now

robl
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RE: http://www.nasa.gov/mis

Chris,

Thanks for the informative link. I will once again try for a pic or two.

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