posted on Feb, 7 2018 @ 03:26 AM
originally posted by: OrganizedChaos
I assure you it is real!
Stood right here 20 miles from the Cape and watched it go up, watched the boosters come down. Pretty awesome!
The cheering is from happy SpaceX employees!!
4 pages in, and unless I missed it, not a single "Fakey" or "Flattard" has even acknowledged your reply.
I'm a lifelong Automation and Systems Engineer, and a PLC and microcontroller code-monkey, with more than 30 years of real-world automation
experience, and have designed hardware and written code for some pretty massive civilian automation systems, and I'm talking about REALLY yanking and
banking. Every day. For those that aren't familiar with that field, it is mostly stuff like factory automation systems, warehouse sorting systems,
etc. A good example is USPS, FedEx, or UPS package sorting systems, or automotive production-lines, and that kind of stuff.
I'm really familiar with how mechanical and electrical systems work in the field, and I can tell you straight-up that what SpaceX pulled off today,
with the near hat-trick of booster landings, is impressive on a level that is, to be frank, near miraculous. I'm not a big Elon Musk fan, and in my
opinion, Tesla's cars are extremely overrated for use in the field, although MASSIVELY impressive on a technical level , at least in a laboratory
It was a significant step today, and maybe it''ll finally light a fire under the asses of the other companies that have heavy lift boosters in
development stage. With all the silly hype involved with sending a frakking CAR to Mars aside, I guess it's a lot cooler than a water-ballast payload
for testing purposes.
It's LEO payload capacity is still less than 1/3 of the Saturn V, but it's a hell of an encouraging start.