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"They" said it couldn't be done...

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posted on May, 27 2020 @ 01:02 PM
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"They" said it couldn't be done...and Space X successfully landed a primary rocket booster on a barge.

"They" said it couldn't be done...and Space X successfully landed TWO primary rocket boosters simultaneously on a pad in FL.

"They" said it couldn't be done...and Space X docked a privately funded commercial space vehicle with the ISS.

"They" said it couldn't be done...and Space X developed a Space Suit which costs a fraction of NASA's suits.

"They" said it couldn't be done...and Space X developed a viable commercial space program for a fraction of the cost of NASA.

"They" said it couldn't be done...and today (at 1630L ET) we will watch as Space X returns man to space aboard a US made rocket.

Say what you will about Elon Musk and Space X, but they've sure put a whole lot of "they's" in fear of their jobs!

What will "they" say about Space X...tomorrow?

God's Speed, Space X and Dragon!

You've got a whole lot of people rooting for you!




posted on May, 27 2020 @ 01:10 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I'm watching live.

What's impressive to me apart from everything you've listed is the amount of safety measures that have been set up.

I don't recall NASA having many Plan B's.



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Amen to that!

Here's to the de-militarization of space.



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 02:12 PM
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They have been saying “it can’t be done” for a very long time.

“They” have been proven wrong many, many times.

Back in the mid-90’s, I threw in with a bunch of amateur rocketeers experimenting with high-powered “hobby” rockets. These were NOT your drugstore Estes launch-from-the-neighborhood-park type rockets, these were lift a full-size, fully loaded refrigerator 200 FT straight up, RATO-like experimental monsters.

The lot of us came up with the idea to see who could build a rocket capable of breaking the 62 mile boundary that was the accepted definition of “space”.

“They” said it couldn’t be done. And my group’s biggest hindrance turned out to be the FAA/AST not having any procedures in place to authorize our launch without possibly starting a war.

It took until 2004, but an amateur group (One of our competitors) finally broke that 62 mile barrier.

So, when they say it can’t be done, Go Do It!



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 03:06 PM
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So excited but am I the only one that's a wreck right now?



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 03:29 PM
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originally posted by: Bhadhidar
They have been saying “it can’t be done” for a very long time.

“They” have been proven wrong many, many times.

Back in the mid-90’s, I threw in with a bunch of amateur rocketeers experimenting with high-powered “hobby” rockets. These were NOT your drugstore Estes launch-from-the-neighborhood-park type rockets, these were lift a full-size, fully loaded refrigerator 200 FT straight up, RATO-like experimental monsters.

The lot of us came up with the idea to see who could build a rocket capable of breaking the 62 mile boundary that was the accepted definition of “space”.

“They” said it couldn’t be done. And my group’s biggest hindrance turned out to be the FAA/AST not having any procedures in place to authorize our launch without possibly starting a war.

It took until 2004, but an amateur group (One of our competitors) finally broke that 62 mile barrier.

So, when they say it can’t be done, Go Do It!


Always wanted to play with the big rockets, but never had time or money.

Sorry your group did not get it first, just think of what you were able to do.



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Ummm...amen brother...I'm a huge fan of Elon Musk and SpaceEx…

Here's to a perfectly nominal flight..







YouSir



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 03:51 PM
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Mother nature reminder....

"I rule all".

Better luck next time.



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: nerbot

Until someone finally decides to do something to combat that pesky weather annoyance.



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: theatreboy

originally posted by: Bhadhidar
They have been saying “it can’t be done” for a very long time.

“They” have been proven wrong many, many times.

Back in the mid-90’s, I threw in with a bunch of amateur rocketeers experimenting with high-powered “hobby” rockets. These were NOT your drugstore Estes launch-from-the-neighborhood-park type rockets, these were lift a full-size, fully loaded refrigerator 200 FT straight up, RATO-like experimental monsters.

The lot of us came up with the idea to see who could build a rocket capable of breaking the 62 mile boundary that was the accepted definition of “space”.

“They” said it couldn’t be done. And my group’s biggest hindrance turned out to be the FAA/AST not having any procedures in place to authorize our launch without possibly starting a war.

It took until 2004, but an amateur group (One of our competitors) finally broke that 62 mile barrier.

So, when they say it can’t be done, Go Do It!


Always wanted to play with the big rockets, but never had time or money.

Sorry your group did not get it first, just think of what you were able to do.


It was a great experience!

There is nothing like the feeling you get when you’re doing something that you know no one has ever done before; doesn’t matter if you succeed or fail in the end, you’ll always be the first to have gotten as far as anyone has ever gone before.

Besides,

Moses never made it to the Promised Land, either!



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I'm rooting for them for sure.

A few hundred years from now elon will be thought of the same way karl benz is thought of today.

www.thoughtco.com...



posted on May, 27 2020 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

they also said not today mate maybe saturday due to bad weather



posted on May, 28 2020 @ 12:42 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

who is " they " ?????

these lists always seem to involve a massive cherry picking operation

that blatantly ignores all those that were supportive - and more important - attempting the same thing




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