SpaceX Dragon makes hard landing
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10-01-2015, 07:43 AM
SpaceX Dragon makes hard landing
SpaceX has been working on making the first stage of its rocket reusable and have had a couple of goes at getting it to land in roughly the right place on earth for water landings. They have now completed their first landing attempt using a platform - not successfully but it looks like they are making progress:
Quote:The company CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the booster hit the platform hard.
"Close, but no cigar," he added. "Bodes well for the future tho'. Ship itself is fine. Some of the support equipment on the deck will need to be replaced." And he continued: "Didn't get good landing/impact video. Pitch dark and foggy. Will piece it together from telemetry and... actual pieces."
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30752515

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10-01-2015, 07:54 AM
RE: SpaceX Dragon makes hard landing
That drone ship is cool!

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SpaceX is doing this right though, they've been able to have failures without any risk to human life, their system seems to be set up to learn from any failures with minimal costs and risks.

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10-01-2015, 11:26 AM
RE: SpaceX Dragon makes hard landing
Launch here. Unfortunately there is no usable footage of the hard landing due to fog and low light conditions.

NASA footage:




SpaceX footage:



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