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Video: Falcon 9 First Stage Landing | From Helicopter

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by doug, Dec 21, 2015.

  1. doug

    doug Administrator / Head Moderator

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    GoPro footage from the Falcon would be good too :)
     
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    Droooool, best video yet!
     
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    Wow, talk about a bullseye! X marks the spot!
     
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    Smooth as silk. They made it look like they've been doing this for years.
     
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    Even looks like the landing struts are about lined up on the X!!!!!!

    Look out Mars........Here we come!!!
     
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    Something tells me that's from a drone, not a helicopter.
     
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    Most excellent!
     
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    It is mind boggling how accurate that landing was. I keep watching it over and over again.

    99.99% of humanity likely has no idea what SpaceX accomplished yesterday. But it is hugely significant and will have a profound impact on the future of humanity.
     
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    Well put. SpaceX accomplished what no country's space agency has even attempted. Their accomplishment is a major step towards opening space travel. I'm sure that people viewing video of this event 100 years from now will see the technology as primitive -- but I'm equally sure that they will be watching this video.
     

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