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1000km/h in 55 seconds
Wow. Seeing those two boosters land at the same time was awe-inspiring.
Gives me chills. Amazing. Has the core landed?
Fucking awesome! Best thing I watched in a while.
Well, that was genuinely awesome - in the proper sense of the word. Those two boosters landing in unison? Fuck me.
I was swearing at the footage, convinced they'd duplicated one of the side boosters' feeds, because they both looked exactly the same to me... til the flame from its partner became evident in one of them.
So damn cool.
Can't wait to see the footage from other perspectives.
i think the core on the drone ship didnt make it
Cool. Wake me up in 40 years when they actually do something with this and put a dude on mars.
- Hey cygnus - go check your posts from earlier in this thread, dour bucket of pointless negativity that you are.detritus
- K, you keep celebrating the molasses that is the US space programs. Garbage next to what they were doing in the 60s at breakneck speeds.CygnusZero4
- Takes the fucking guys 10 years to launch anything now. In the 60s, took them only 10 years to figure out how to put someone on the MOON.CygnusZero4
- None of us here will live to see them put a man on mars. Moving at a snails pace with little funding or support from washington. Space isnt important anymore.CygnusZero4
- At what cost? SpaceX can do that ... and make a profit. The SLS, etc, is indeed a pork barrel of molasses. Your ire in this regard is misguided at best.detritus
- Musk is having to do this on his own along with some investors, and at this rate it will take 50 years to actually get a guy on mars.CygnusZero4
- with less computing power than a simple phone, i get CY, but it doesn't mean this thing wasn't really awesome.renderedred
- Peronally I think Mars is misguided. Moon and deep space is where things should be going now. If Musk wants to do Mars, let him - he's earned every right.detritus
- It must truly suck being you Cygnus. A man whom can not enjoy one single fucking thing.kona
- SpaceX isn’t a us space program. It’s private.monospaced
- The entire point of this was to get funding. It could be argued you share the same opinion as musk. Difference is that he’s doing something about it.monospaced
who's the limp fucker downvoting positive posts here... I wonder?
pretty incredible once I realised I was watching the wrong stream
Brilliant to watch apart from the Apple Storesque cheering on the live stream that made it impossible to hear any of the comms in the background.
Even if they push $100M per FH launch, that makes it 10x cheaper than a launch of a single SLS.
there's only 7 tonnes difference in weight to orbit between them on a single flight, so for the cost of one SLS, we could get 600 tonnes to orbit.
That's components for a moonbase or moon orbiting/lagrangian point space station.
I can't wait to see what this, Blue Origin and China do in the next 20 years. Russia and Europe will stay Sciencey for too long whilst the rest of the world lunges forth and capitalises space.
- yeah. NASA and Euro can't take the same risks that happy-go-lucky billionaires and budget Asian space setups can. Also don't have the same revenue streamsFax_Benson
- NASA and Euro could take those risks (and used to)—we just live in a sappy pussified fucking world where the Gov's hands are tied leaving it to the priv. sectorPonyBoy
- they used to be able to justify the spend in cold war terms but can't get away with potentially blowing up $bns of taxpayer monies these days. or at leastFax_Benson
- that's the narrativeFax_Benson
- Exactly, fax - now the point is to let commerical interests pick up the reins and and use the tech. Just that the climate in the EU isn't as hungry as the USdetritus
- NASA still pushes boundaries where it can - just that these days they're not as comesmtically 'exciting' - supersonic parachutes and rocket descendersdetritus
- Unfortunately the US congress has bloated everything else though - just like Lockheed and BAE do elsewhere. Cunts.detritus
twitter post with no solid source:
"Hearing from a friend that works in SpaceX, center core failed to relight and destroyed ASDS OCISLY"
- "Live stream radio confirms they lost the center core on landing on the drone ship. Bummer."pockets
- Boo, I feared as much. It's the most important bit, too! I'm guessing those pylons that attached side boosters might've fucked things on the way downdetritus
- ..he says, entirely speaking out of his arse.detritus
core is toast
Live view of StarMan
- HAHAHAHA DAMMITGM278
- QBN Jinx! Buy me a beer!GM278
- It'd be amusing/terrifying if in a couple of weeks the feed cut off for a second, then came back on and he wasn't there any more.detritus
- ^Or NASA puts a passenger in the car.GM278
- Yeah, Elon turns around and starts waving at the camera :)detritus
- ever notice all footage of space is using a fisheye lens? is the world flat? (jkjk)pockets
- Crazy cunts. Awesome!BusterBoy
- That’s like asking why does every landscape photographer use a wide angle lense?err
- hell yeah!GuyFawkes
- upvoted you both hahapockets
- i am guessing the next tesla commercial...renderedred
- the moon looks weirdly tiny here :\detritus
- flat earthimbecile
- also, there's a load of shit coming off this thing, which can't be good in local orbit. Polish job is cool though - earth's reflection! *dampensdetritus