Video: SpaceX First Stage Booster Sticks Its Landing at Cape Canaveral

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A major step forward today in humanity’s exploration of space, as the SpaceX first stage booster sticks the landing at Cape Canaveral. I watched this live and got chills, then got chills again watching for the second time. This is a huge technological achievement.

The very first Falcon 9 first stage has successfully landed at Landing Zone 1, formally Launch Complex 13, of Cape Canaveral after launching as part of the OG-2 return to flight mission from Space Launch Complex 40 just 10 minutes before landing.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:15:58pm
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Charles Johnson  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:22:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:22:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:24:06pm
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b.d.  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:24:08pm

Can we maybe, somehow, get Trump to mention SpaceX so the cable news channels will talk about it?

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TedStriker  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:26:23pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Unabogie  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:28:20pm

re: #2 Charles Johnson

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What? Is he still talking about Hillary at the debate? That’s just…weird, man. The guy is weird.

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danarchy  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:29:24pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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If I recall correctly Musk threw a little shade at Bezos after the successful BO VTOL test. I’d say he is within his rights to needle him back a little.

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De Kolta Chair  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:30:03pm

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Bubblehead II  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:34:26pm

Now comes the fun part. Disassembly and re-certification of the first stage. Successful recovery was only the first step. A major one I grant, but can the engines and hull be reused? Much testing to be still done.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:40:13pm

re: #10 Bubblehead II

I’m not sure they will reuse this one-I suspect they’ll tear it apart and do microscopic analysis on all the components.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:41:12pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:47:52pm

This is a monumental triumph. I will not even look at free republic’s response, since they almost universally despise Elon Musk and adore the profiteering legacy contractors. All the latter have now is their numerous pet Congress-critters. Is it enough to derail SpaceX and keep the Lockheed-Boeing gravy train rolling? I really don’t think so, but we shall see.

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Great White Snark  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:47:53pm

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

This guy is our Edison. Flaws and all.

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De Kolta Chair  Dec 21, 2015 • 6:50:42pm

This works better with the next thread

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Bubblehead II  Dec 21, 2015 • 7:24:28pm

re: #11 Eric The Fruit Bat

I’m not sure they will reuse this one-I suspect they’ll tear it apart and do microscopic analysis on all the components.

Thus the disassembly and re-certification. They will do it on each unit.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Dec 21, 2015 • 7:31:26pm

re: #16 Bubblehead II

Musk says they’re keeping this one on the ground.

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sffilk  Dec 22, 2015 • 5:50:16am

Glad to see it worked as it was supposed to.


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