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SpaceX Falcon Heavy: The Landing with 2 Sonic Booms. Simply awesome.

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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:08 AM
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No words to describe this. Obviously the most awesome landing I ever saw. Watch the volume ^




posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:30 AM
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a reply to: Jungian

That is amazing. What an achievement.




posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 04:45 AM
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Its amazing how efficiently they perform that landing. Imagine replacing passenger jets with those rockets.

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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 05:04 AM
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Two words, F'ing and Awesome!


Almost looks like a fake UFO video how they come in so fast and smoothly slow for a gentle landing.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 05:10 AM
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originally posted by: Jungian


No words to describe this. Obviously the most awesome landing I ever saw. Watch the volume ^


Sooooooo cool!



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 06:19 AM
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The side boosters landing impressed me more than the launch and more than the roadster in space. It was damn near incredible to me.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 06:31 AM
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I saw a closer view of the landing.

Way cool but to see them coming in like that, awesome!










posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 06:36 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

Closer view of landing...



Amazing!




posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 07:10 AM
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Gnarly



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 07:56 AM
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That is incredible to watch, looks almost like it isn't real.

The calculations made in order to do that must be pretty complex along with the on-board correctional devices.

When you think how quickly space x has developed is impressive when to compared to the time NASA has existed.

I mean we still rely a lot on Russia to get anything up into space.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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Woow.. big ass fire works.. hell yeah.. first it was like piffff... then it was like shhhhhh...then kaboom!! Freaking twice.. woooohoooo!!



mud cookie anyone?






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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 08:26 AM
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I always assumed landing rockets upright from space would remain classic old science fiction, but here we witnessed two huge booster rockets deliver a massive payload to space return to earth, land upright simultaneously successfully.

It's truly mind boggling.



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 08:45 AM
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Its CGI. Incredible n00bs



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: Protricity2k
Its CGI. Incredible n00bs


It was possible for the public to see them land.

Here is an amateur (or near-amateur) video made by a former member of ATS of the launch. The middle to the end of the video includes the boosters landing:





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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 02:11 PM
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The Space Shuttle blows this garbage away...

I can’t understand why spaceX is being so lauded for accomplishing nothing more than 1950s NASA.

We would be back on the moon in 2020 had the Constellation program not been cancelled...

Does anyone seriously believe Musk is anywhere near man-rating a rocket??

Give me a break...

Also, spaceX is being almost entirely subsidized by taxes..

I feel like I’m taking crazy pills watching people jump up and down over his rockets(which can’t carry astronauts)

-Chris



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Christosterone

Both Boeing and SpaceX are flying their crew capable capsules this year. SpaceX planned to fly the Dragon last year, but concerns over fueling the Flacon 9 with crew on board delayed that. Boeing is scheduled for June, and SpaceX later this year.

As for the shuttle, it didn't even come close to this. The shuttle could carry 60,600 pounds to LEO, and less to other orbits. The Heavy will be able to carry over 140,000 pounds to LEO. The lowest payload it can carry is 7700 pounds, on a Pluto trajectory. The shuttle was great for what it did, but this enables up to go to the moon again.

Constellation was a disaster. They were millions over budget, and years behind schedule, and finding more problems they were going to have to solve. There was no way it was making the moon by 2020. They went from "we will need $230B through 2025" to "we have no idea what the final cost will be" in 2009.
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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:00 PM
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Without your polotics, racial tensions, gun crime and Hollywierd, I swear you Americans are AWESOME, more of this stuff please from the "land of the free" and less of the other BS, lead the way to the stars!!!!

Congratulations to all involved



posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:01 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

SpaceX has not and can not man-rate a rocket...until otherwise proven
Most likely there will be deaths from this...

How can anyone defend their retrograde accomplishments?
Pun intended btw

-Chris
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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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How can anyone defend NASA's incompetence when it comes to managing programs?


Most likely there will be deaths from this...


As opposed to the 15 astronauts that died under NASA because they refused to listen to the engineers and other astronauts that knew better?

SpaceX isn't man rating the rocket, NASA is, as part of the Commercial Crew Program. It has to meet their requirements and pass their certification program.
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posted on Feb, 8 2018 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Exactly...and that was with 2% of our GDP
SpaceX will become a serial killer...
How can you be so blind this?

-Chris




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