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Elon Musk Featured on 60 Minutes

Discussion in 'Video' started by Joel, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. dpeilow

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    Having watched the video, it says "in the history of spaceflight only four entities have launched a space capsule into orbit and successfully brought it back to the Earth."

    That's moving the goal posts compared to the earlier statement :)


    TEG found the Japanese one I was referring to.

    The ESA mission was the Atmospheric Reentry Demonstrator, which was an Apollo-style capsule that was flown in 1998 to gather data on reentry systems needed for future crewed vehicles. It went on a 850km sub-orbital flight for 1.5 hours, landing near Hawaii.

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  2. GSP

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    Seems to me that the Japanese mission should count, since it went *beyond* orbit. Interesting that it was named after a Falcon. Elon will be able
    to relate to that.

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    An Apollo Tribute to SpaceX | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    I really like the quote from Buzz Aldrin "And now, A giant leap for commercial space!"

    Very classy and well said from a great pioneer.
     

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