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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    New Shepard survived its max-Q abort intact and made its landing, and that plume was directly in the center of the stage. At least the Superdracos are canted outward away from the upper tank dome. Makes me think it might be worth the attempt if they do plan to use a Block 5.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    From what I've seen, they were expecting to lose the booster, so they were going to give it only 3 engines and partially fuel it so it can still lift off, and mount the Dragon directly to the first stage.
  3. .50calBMG

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Its password protected for us plebs without clearance
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    There's also a callout shortly after they first switch to the barge that they did lose the core. Still, helluva launch
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    You could see a shot of the ASDS after the landing i the background, and it looked like it was moving, not a static image... no booster. not too surprising to me honestly, the aluminum fins probably melted off completely on the entry. On another not, did anyone else notice how effing cool it was to see the booster landing from the other booster?
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Guys, there's a car in orbit right now
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    webcast music
  8. .50calBMG

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Might help anyone going down, but specifically for you, @zolotiyeruki
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Wow, I just realized something. SpaceX is so good at landing rockets now that they can do it by accident.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I really hope so, but all the animations have showed it horizontally aligned on its way up. Not really too surprising, not with how tough SpaceX builds their rockets.
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    Bad science in fiction Hall of Shame

    The Space Between Us was so scientifically bad that even my girlfriend was pointing out stuff that didn't make any logical sense, and her knowledge of space can pretty much be summed up as Earth is spherical, and Venus is pretty. That's not great for the movie. Same can be said about Passengers, but at least they had good actors for that, and a halfway interesting plot.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    My neighbors think they are so cool with a firetruck in their front yard... just you wait, neighbors, just you wait.
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I work there, I'll start taking orders
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    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Theoretically, if SpaceX had it finished and decided to test FH at Boca Chica, could they test it from there in spite of the shutdown because its a private launch site, or would it still be a no-go because they are testing orbit class boosters that the government can and has used or will use?
  15. Is it just me or does she sits on the pad for a while after the engines light? I just watched it in slow more about 10 times and to me it looks like those engines spool up almost instantly. I understand that they probably do gimbal checks and check battery and fuel flow, but I can't imagine that takes more than a second or so, and yet she sits on the pad for a good 3 seconds after ignition. Also, holy crap that twr. Makes the Atlas's without boosters like like they are half asleep at liftoff.