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DaFace 09:40 AM 06-01-2014
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eDave 02:42 PM 04-14-2015
Damn. I missed it.

So cool how the after Stage 1 separation the spent rocket falls away, then goes vertical, then descends.

Stuck the landing, but too hard. "We falcon punched the barge." Can't wait for that footage.

Good stuff here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comme...ssion_updates/
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DaFace 03:09 PM 04-14-2015
The aim was there. Just gotta slow it down a little more.

#Falcon9 first stage approaches Just Read the Instructions. pic.twitter.com/XzmnYslNlc

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 14, 2015


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DaFace 03:12 PM 04-14-2015

Looks like Falcon landed fine, but excess lateral velocity caused it to tip over post landing pic.twitter.com/eJWzN6KSJa

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 14, 2015


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eDave 03:17 PM 04-14-2015
Originally Posted by DaFace:
The aim was there. Just gotta slow it down a little more.


Hot damn! That looks awesome. They'll stick it next time.

EDIT: Looks like it's a few degrees off? Maybe 10?
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GloryDayz 04:30 PM 04-14-2015
Hope this link works...

https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/787...MG14kkGtFfvkpE

Yes, they're getting much closer...
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DaFace 05:08 PM 04-14-2015
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
Hope this link works...

https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/787...MG14kkGtFfvkpE

Yes, they're getting much closer...
That's from the first attempt a few months ago.
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eDave 04-14-2015, 05:29 PM
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GloryDayz 05:43 PM 04-14-2015
Well poop....
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GloryDayz 05:47 PM 04-14-2015
Very cool pic...


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vailpass 08:16 PM 04-14-2015
The Human Factors engineering that went into that capsule...damn.
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DMAC 08:47 PM 04-14-2015
I was there. Very damn cool.
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DaFace 08:54 PM 04-14-2015


It was swinging quite a bit coming into the barge. Gotta get that stabilized.
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BigRedChief 09:32 PM 04-14-2015
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
Hope this link works...

https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/787...MG14kkGtFfvkpE

Yes, they're getting much closer...
Thats a major jump forward.:-)
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DaFace 04:35 PM 04-15-2015
Better quality + explosion.



If you turn on high res, you can see the thrusters at the top trying to keep it upright. Just not quite.
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DaFace 01:50 PM 04-16-2015
One more for posterity:


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BigRedChief 03:09 PM 04-16-2015
I took an advanced College Physics course. We had to plot a trajectory and landing on the moon. This was pre-internet so there was no cheating. Those landings are so damn hard to do because of weight/mass/height and trying to keep the center.
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