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SpaceX |OT| Reusable Rockets - To Mars!

Nov 6, 2017
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Elon posted the full landing video on twitter

There was also some circular object floating around a grid fin when it was falling back to Earth.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Those engines are getting quite the soak. I'd love to see them do a grasshopper test or something just to see what that those boosters can really handle but as long as it's been in the water it doesn't seem likely.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So it looks like the Crewed Dragon Test is postponed until the 17th Jan. I arrive in Orlando on...17th Jan.

What are the chances this is delayed a few days so I can drag the family along to KSC to see it??
 
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Crispy75
Oct 25, 2017
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So it looks like the Crewed Dragon Test is postponed until the 17th Jan. I arrive in Orlando on...17th Jan.

What are the chances this is delayed a few days so I can drag the family along to KSC to see it??
Chances of a delay are pretty high, but it could be a day or it could be weeks. When does your flight land? It looks like the launch will be an early afternoon one, if the ISS orbit predictor is right.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Chances of a delay are pretty high, but it could be a day or it could be weeks. When does your flight land? It looks like the launch will be an early afternoon one, if the ISS orbit predictor is right.
I’ll land around 5pm from London, but with 2 young kids it’s goung to be impossible to get there even if it’s a late launch.

I’m there for 2 weeks, though, so I’m really hoping for an overlap.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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With 2 weeks your chances are pretty good I reckon. You should go to the space center anyway - it's a great day out :)
Yeah it’ll be my fourth time going to KSC. Last time I got to see Endeavour piggy back out to LAX, so I’m hoping for a good show this time too!
 

Dan

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Oct 25, 2017
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Soooooo. Today we're in for a treat. Call it our Super Tuesday:

14:10: SpaceX Falcon 9 FT B5 (Expendable) launch, Cape Canaveral SLC 40. Payload: GPS III-2 (SV01, Vespucci)
14:30: Blue Origin New Shepard NS-3 launch, Van Horn Launch Pad. Payload: Various NASA experiments
16:37: Ariane Soyuz VS20 launch, Guiana Space Centre. Payload: CSO-1
01:57: ULA Delta IV Heavy launch, Vandenberg SLC 6. Payload: NROL-71
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Soooooo. Today we're in for a treat. Call it our Super Tuesday:

14:10: SpaceX Falcon 9 FT B5 (Expendable) launch, Cape Canaveral SLC 40. Payload: GPS III-2 (SV01, Vespucci)
14:30: Blue Origin New Shepard NS-3 launch, Van Horn Launch Pad. Payload: Various NASA experiments
16:37: Ariane Soyuz VS20 launch, Guiana Space Centre. Payload: CSO-1
01:57: ULA Delta IV Heavy launch, Vandenberg SLC 6. Payload: NROL-71
Now you've gone and done it, Dan. You hyped it up too much and they're all folding under the pressure and getting cancelled one by one! :P
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Sunderland
French Guiana, just north of Brazil.

Launching from France would be... interesting.
Yeah. It's France, even though it's handily close to the equator and well placed for traditional eastward launches and those tricky polar launches.

But it's a Département of France. People who live there have just as much liberté, egalité and fraternité as the rest.
 

Dan

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Oct 25, 2017
4,065

Actually surprised they haven't NET'd this till 2019. The 45th Space Wing really doing their thing by not breaking for Christmas...