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You've Come A Long Way Baby

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by rachelawilson, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. rachelawilson

    rachelawilson Member

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    ICYMI viraling now...


    My That was totally wicked! [email protected]$$ off favs:

    1) Drunk...while doing James Brown (actual legs broke)

    2) Timberrr... nailed it.

    3) Not in the Mood to straight stick it, landing that is. Artistic interpretation of leaning Tower of PISA, instead.

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  2. rachelawilson

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    Undesirable outcomes are not ever fun nor funny in the moment. Only those who persevere through failure arriving at gates of success does looking back becomes a thing of laughable beauty. Many more miles before we sleep...
     
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  3. SMAlset

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    Saw the video this a.m. when checking news. Watched it a few times...to see the actual "mishaps" and great landings...and to laugh at some of the text it was annotated with. I absolutely loved that Elon put this out for viewing. Great sense of humor there and equally important to show that seldom does anything, especially new and cutting edge, ever come easily and without issues that need to be worked out. Look how far they've come. I sometimes think back to the amazing accomplishments of my grandparents/parents generation in building some of the infrastructure of this country and sadly think many of this current generation either give up on dreams too soon or simply won't dream and work towards something. In that regard Musk/Telsa and many others out there proving every day that things are possible and worth the effort.

    Look forward to seeing the Falcon Heavy liftoff. Hopefully a lot has been learned along the way and it's a great launch.
     
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  4. Cosmacelf

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    What an awesome video. I immediately showed it to my kids with the message that success only comes after a bunch of failures. Gotta make mistakes to learn.
     
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    e-FTW New electron smell

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    The drunk first stage skating on the drone ship was fantastic.

    Also, I had forgotten how close that first ocean landing came to being too hard. My god was it coming in fast! I wonder how many Gs of deceleration it took there, before touchdown. I definitely would have been crushed by that!
     
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    Excellent! Thanks for posting.
     
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    I hope you've already had the other discussion about avoiding the Darwin award. You know, the one where you explain some mistakes can't be survived or the consequences are too great to risk.
     

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