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SpaceX twin booster landing
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:25:32 AM »
This is the most amazing video of the boosters I've seen. This is truly amazing, surreal..... I feel at a loss for words:

It's even tangentially possibly Simutrans related since one of the goals for the BFR project coming next is to transport people quickly around the globe.

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2018, 08:35:56 AM »
It's even tangentially possibly Simutrans related since one of the goals for the BFR project coming next is to transport people quickly around the globe.
(QUICK! Someone repaint a plane into a Big F-ing Rocket!)

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »
Of all the things they did during the launch, such as the car, the driver, the music and the live feeds, the one thing that seems to impress people the most, is the simultaneous landing of the boosters.

It's even tangentially possibly Simutrans related since one of the goals for the BFR project coming next is to transport people quickly around the globe.
Actually an "old" idea from the US Marines.

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 03:52:37 PM »
I think everything about the project is amazing, but watching those boosters successfully land side-by-side LIVE was just... amazing. It was already awesome to see the FH go up just a couple of minutes before. heh. But even after seeing them land them before, TWO of them.... just... amazing.

The car was awesome - but it could have been concrete. Although the fact that it wasn't a perfectly balanced load was impressive. It was honestly cool, though. And the music, the driver, the "Don't Panic" reference to Hitchhiker's......

But yes, I firmly admit - the initial launch was secondary in "awesome" to the boosters landing. A close second! But secondary. :)

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 04:06:36 PM »
They almost promised us a spectacular failure, though, and haven't delivered even a video of the core crashing. (The only visible failure was delivering the same booster video feed twice during the live feed.)

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 08:17:47 PM »
SpaceX deserves a tourist attraction in Simutrans (I would prefer pak128  :) ).

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 11:43:12 PM »
Ters, Just imagine a the core slamming into the ocean at 300 mph. To be fair the cameras where probably destroyed from the force of the impact just 100 meters away.

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 12:08:45 AM »
I read that the impact took out two of the barge's engines.

But I know they also had ships around there somewhere, and surely they were recording from them. I'd think so, anyway.

And they're normally transparent about the failures, so I don't know why they haven't released whatever video surely exists.

But maybe at some point. Or maybe there's a good reason they haven't.

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Re: SpaceX twin booster landing
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 01:32:00 AM »
After doing a bit of research ive found an interview with Elon saying if they can get the footage they'll upload it. However I also found a video showing the cameras and the feed perfectly fine after the accident. Like you say some has footage of it landing. I wonder what there hiding?