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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. SpaceX Discussion Thread

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

    webcast music
  5. SpaceX Discussion Thread

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

    Wow, I just realized something. SpaceX is so good at landing rockets now that they can do it by accident.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. SpaceX Discussion Thread

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

    I work there, I'll start taking orders
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. SpaceX Discussion Thread

    I dont think N1 had as many control thrusters as Saturn V, It didnt need ullage control because of hot-staging and nothing on it is used more than once except the service module and lander, and because they had multiple main engines for roll control on the third stage, which negates the need for RCS thrusters on it, unlike the S-IVb. Getting back to FH, are we sure that the static fire is going on today? I got a tweet from spaceflight now I think saying it was getting pushed to Feb., or was that just the launch?
  14. I'm fully aware of the fact you need to be cautious when testing new things, and I understand the delays for SpaceX. I'm talking about Still Testing, specifically that Murphy's seems to be especially strong around them, ie. that boat... flarp that guy.
  15. We just cant have anything new anymore, can we? All the experimental stuff that could bring us into the future just keeps getting pushed back... and yet Atlas can launch all it wants, what with its fancy track record and asymmetry and such.