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Supporting Member
Aug 18, 2012
Thank you. Look at the angle a few seconds before the landing in this picture and compare that to the video. It does not match . The one on the left is live video 1 second before landing burn, and if you look at it the angle is almost horizontal. The one on the right is vertical



Oct 30, 2012
Yeah, none of the official SpaceX illustrations show the angle either. But remember that camera is pointing straight up into the sky, and can make angle of attack look higher than it actually is. Also this, bit dog leg:


Active Member
Nov 18, 2014
Bay Area
Clearly SpaceX is a company that puts safety no higher than third.

I appreciate that for a layperson it’s easy to conflate SpaceX’s fast and loose technical approach (‘fail fast and iterate’) and Elon’s first pricippals attitude toward existing regulations as evidence of safety third, but understand that there’s a difference between challenging “that’s the way it’s always been done” and damn the torpedoes.

Like one would find in any experimental manufacturing environment they’ve made some dumb and thankfully no-harm errors (dropping starship off its stand in the high bay was as excusable as the shop dropping your car off the lift), but there is no evidence of a systemic flippancy toward human safety or any other kind of or corporate level deprioritization of human safety.

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