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SpaceX just landed an orbital rocket for the first time!

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Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:05 am     Super secret spam barrier
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It's crazy so I just watched it this rocket was going twice as fast as the last one on re-entry.


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Posted: Fri May 06, 2016 8:30 am     Super secret spam barrier
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It was definitely a bit of a scorcher - won't know until we see the cleaned-up footage of the landing and alternate angles, but it looked like it landed damn-near on the centremark and with minimal fuss :D


Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 8:24 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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No sooner has one landed than the next is launching! Tomorrow we should have a launch at ~22:40 UK time (21:40 UTC). It's going to be another scorcher with them launching into a high-energy "GTO" orbit, and the first stage attempting to land nearly 700km downrange on a barge.

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comment ... on_thread/

I'll probably be doing my usual and sitting on TS for the launch, and I welcome anyone interested (expert or noob) to come join in watching and crossing their various appendages for the landing :)


Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 8:29 am     Super secret spam barrier
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might join you nick, this has recently started to catch my interest looks like big things are happening :)


Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:00 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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So.... Third time in a row so happy for them.


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Posted: Fri May 27, 2016 10:21 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Footage from descending fairings, and live feed of the re-entry burn, grid gins and RCS firing of the first stage :D BLISS!


Posted: Sat May 28, 2016 9:06 am     Super secret spam barrier
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What's that I hear? You want a video shot from the first stage showing the coasting ascent to nearly 100miles altitude followed by flying arse-first back to earth at 5,000mph, firing your engines and then going all the way down to landing? Well it just so happens...



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Whoa... frigging awesome


Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 6:36 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 7:08 pm     Super secret spam barrier
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Lol, that guy clearly has his tinfoil hat on a bit too tight.

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