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May 15, 2016, 07:49 PM
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Recovered Falcon 9 fotos

Recovered Falcon 9 fotos are hard to come by, due to the secrecy of a commercial operation & the lack of interest compared to more important matters like Trump's imminent non election.

US Launch Report is the only guy covering recovered booster processing.

Like the shuttle booster recovery, every flight is still a major construction project. Still kind of novel seeing ordinary construction cranes of the past 30 years handling the alien looking landing legs, like humans with limited means trying to figure out how to move parts of a giant alien robot.

In the 1980's the visionaries we read about were Werner Von Braun, Thomas Edison, Nicola Tesla. The common theme was they all existed in the past. There weren't any visionaries in the present because the odds were too remote for our generation to coincide with someone like that. Musk is the closest to being a living Werner Von Braun, but Werner Von Braun actually saw his giant moon rocket come to fruition, even if his Mars vision never happened.

There isn't much to the Musk story which hasn't been done before. Kerosine rockets & labor intensive recovery of damaged boosters have been done before. The talk of a mass produced electric car, gigafactory & self driving cars is still talk. He hasn't realized the vision of airline style rocket reuse or travel to Mars. His car & solar companies are financial disasters.

At least there's more hope than before that someday a spaceship capable of transporting humans will land on Mars & most of the booster will be recovered. The key isn't that it transported humans, but it could have.
Last edited by Jack Crossfire; May 15, 2016 at 08:20 PM.
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