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[–] 9-11 [S] 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

longer - full hd - official spacex https://youtu.be/O5bTbVbe4e4


for anyone looking for more dank spacex, the falcon9 is unmanned payload delivery - the dragon is manned - first crew in 2017!

dragon eject button activate

also

http://www.spacex.com/dragon

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX#Falcon_Launch_Vehicles

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[–] Scuba 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

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[–] AFishyFez 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Welp, now that we are that much closer to space colonization, RIP aliens.

But in all seriousness, this is absolutely monumental! I'm so excited for where we will take this. Excellent job the folks at SpaceX surely did!

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[–] 9-11 [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

yep! so many complicated things just happened in that video.

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[–] fujin 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

One word... AMAZING! Think of all of the applications and how this is going to pave the way for space travel. You just don't see such efficiency and innovation from the government backed NASA anymore.

Gotta love private enterprise when their goals are inline with good intentions.

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[–] 9-11 [S] 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

you can almost see the large volume of cash flowing through that room.

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[–] fujin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

For sure. That's awesome what these guys were able to accomplish with the right vision, drive, and freedom to do what needed to be done.

It's things like this that makes me excited and sad at the same time when politics and bureaucracy get involved in advancing humanity.

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[–] Gargilius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

What happened to stage 2 after it delivered its payload?

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[–] CarlTheMagician 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Nah, I call bullshit, they just played the video in reverse for the landing.

Seriously though, this is really great news. Vacations outside of gravity are going to be awesome.

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[–] rwbj 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Imagine each time a plane flew from point A to B it was then destroyed. Flying on a typical passenger liner would cost ~$1 million per ticket. And up until today that's exactly what we did with rockets. The reason is that it's incredibly complex to land a rocket back on Earth after launching it. ~5 years ago most people were saying it was actually impossible to do what SpaceX just did today. This means the cost of space flight just got hugely decreased (as in around 75%) and that the turn-around time in launches just decreased even more since you no longer have to build a rocket from scratch for every single launch.

This is an enormous game changer in space. It also means now every single other company is going to be racing to develop their own landing technology since otherwise SpaceX is going to end up with 100% of the space industry to themselves since they can reuse their rockets meaning they can hit price points far far below what any other company can. Today the entire space industry just underwent a huge change.

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[–] Jeez 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Thank you for the great explanation, my good friend.

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[–] dembunsdough 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] CarpetDime 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Rockets up till now haven't been reusable. They just landed the booster back at the launch site which, if repeatable, could mean that going to space just got 75% cheaper.

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[–] dannyduchamp 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

THAT FUCKING THING WAS IN SPACE OH MY GOD I CAN'T BREATHE

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[–] 9-11 [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

stage 2 is in space, stage 1 was kind of in space when it separated and landed (typically falls into ocean)

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