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Old 08-24-2017, 07:10 PM
 
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With today's launch out of Vandenberg (and the now almost-routine 1st stage recovery by soft-landing it on a robotic barge off the California coast), SpaceX is up to 12 successful launches in 2017 - beating not just any US aerospace competitor, but also the entire country of Russia. Not too shabby.

And I'm sorry, but this will never not be cool - re-entry and landing action starts at 3:10 or so:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NCCIKw_FFc
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:51 PM
 
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With today's launch out of Vandenberg (and the now almost-routine 1st stage recovery by soft-landing it on a robotic barge off the California coast), SpaceX is up to 12 successful launches in 2017 - beating not just any US aerospace competitor, but also the entire country of Russia. Not too shabby.

And I'm sorry, but this will never not be cool - re-entry and landing action starts at 3:10 or so:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NCCIKw_FFc
That is pretty darn amazing.
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Old 08-24-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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Kewl. I just wish the name didn't sound like collapsible Ikea furniture.
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Old 08-24-2017, 11:07 PM
 
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Speaking of record: Indian company launched the most satellites in a single rocket.

https://www.theverge.com/2017/2/14/1...s-planet-doves
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