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awesome video of rocket launch and landing

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posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:33 PM
Space x launched it's grasshopper rocket over 325 m , or 1066 feet then it used it's full navigation sensor suite with the F9-R closed loop control flight algorithms (whatever that means lol)to accomplish a precision landing

I thought it was very impressive the way it takes off and lands so perfectly back on the pad , and thought people would like to see the video..

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:47 PM
Very impressive!!

Was awesome, thank-you for sharing that.

Now I am off to watch more of space x videos

have a great night!!

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:51 PM
Now that's an angle one doesn't see every day.

Here is a clip from three years ago.
It's shot from the ground, sorry,
but it hovers a bit more and does some yaw.

From John Carmacks "Armadillo Aerospace."

You know the guy who invented the first person shooter game.


Carmack admitting to Nasa that while rocketry is pretty simple
the construction of "reliable" rockets is not easy.

posted on Jul, 8 2013 @ 11:52 PM
reply to post by goou111

This is what I believe our ancient ancestors saw coming and going when we were living in jungles...

posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 12:52 AM
The constant computation of mathematical adjustments of thrust to control this with such precision is simply a mind boggling accomplishment. The elation those engineers would be feeling will give them so much drive to improve and refine.
To think this was done with so much balls and skill back in the moon landing days blows my mind even more.

Great angle as well, thanks for posting!

posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 02:55 AM
reply to post by goou111

Sorry, but that looks like CGI.

posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:05 PM

Here is one from a California start up.

The XAERO. They plan to use it to take high altitude samples
that are unreachable by higher flying satellites. And later
hopefully for Moon and Mars missions.


posted on Jul, 9 2013 @ 05:13 PM
That had to use a CRAP LOAD of fuel!

But I'm still impressed.

Thanks for sharing. S&F!

posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 11:38 AM
Pretty cool video. Thanks!

posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 11:46 AM

Originally posted by mikegrouchy
You know the guy who invented the first person shooter game.

Cliff Clavin Mode Activate:

Believe it or not, actually the inventor of the FPS was Steve Colley along with Greg Thompson and Howard Palmer of NASA.

John Carmack just popularized the genre.
edit on 12-7-2013 by Junkheap because: Me kant spel

posted on Jul, 12 2013 @ 12:32 PM
Anyone else notice how it gave off hardly any exhaust? Pretty cool vid. Thanks for sharing

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