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Thermal Infrared video of CRS-4 attempted landing

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Jan 12, 2016.

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  1. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    #1 Grendal, Jan 12, 2016
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    This may have been posted before. It's incredible.



    This explains clearly why there is so much crud that gets on the booster.
     
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    #2 austinEV, Jan 21, 2016
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    That is amazing. First it is in the 2nd stage plume, then it has to ride in its own plume during the reentry burn. It is a wonder it isn't all jet black.
     
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    That re-entry burn though... wow... it's a wonder the rocket doesn't burn up!

    I also didn't realize that the first stage sits inside the second stage area for so long. I would have thought they would push it away faster.
     

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