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Reusable rocket

Post by woodchip » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:19 am

Just saw this vid about the successful test of landing the rocket that carries a module into space. Kinda interesting to watch, especially the last part where the landing actually occurs:

http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/24/blue ... t-landing/
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Re: Reusable rocket

Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:52 pm

I saw it this morning on the news. It was pretty impressive. Jeff Bezos finally beat Elon Musk in creating a reusable rocket. But the caveat is that Bezos' rocket is smaller and only goes suborbital with it's payload. Musk's rocket is far larger and can get it's payload into a full orbit. Now if Bezos would quit playing space ranger long enough to start managing his Amazon business properly so that when I order something from his company, it doesn't arrive just thrown into a box without proper packing, which then usually arrives damaged or broken. :wink:
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Re: Reusable rocket

Post by Ferno » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:45 am

tunnelcat wrote: so that when I order something from his company, it doesn't arrive just thrown into a box without proper packing, which then usually arrives damaged or broken. :wink:
argh, I told the guys in shipping to stop treating random boxes like footballs...
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Re: Reusable rocket

Post by Tunnelcat » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:40 pm

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