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What Is It?

02/22/2017 7:57 AM

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Re: what is it?

02/22/2017 7:59 AM

As long as it's on its way to Pluto, there are no cares here as to what it might be...

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02/22/2017 8:32 AM

it never came within a billion miles of Pluto

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02/22/2017 9:00 AM

...into which classification it is cheerily tossed...

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02/22/2017 8:16 AM

It traps carbon to slow down global warming.

I figured while we were on a humorous vein at your expense......

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02/22/2017 8:31 AM

Lock-off device for THE button, to stop a certain madman (who shall remain unnamed) from pressing it.

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02/22/2017 9:00 AM

An upside down image of a folded up foot rest.

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02/22/2017 9:09 AM

pretty close but not aerodynamic enough

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02/22/2017 9:24 AM

Not sure what it's called, but I'm guessing it's a device used on a rocket to control the direction of the rocket exhaust from an engine, used during a vertically landing; a vectored thrust director.

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02/22/2017 9:30 AM

even closer but still not quite

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02/22/2017 9:35 AM

I gotta go so heres the answer

https://youtu.be/DgLBIdVg3EM

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02/22/2017 10:48 AM

Going to make french fries by any chance?

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02/22/2017 8:12 PM

a hospital run for some cast work

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02/22/2017 7:48 PM

Ahaaah!

My comment a long while back about the failed landing attempts was that they needed thrusters near the top of the rocket to stabilize it during landings. I said it was like balancing a broom upside down in your palm. I thought they needed thrusters to provide a sideways force to maintain the rocket upright.

Okay, these aren't thrusters, but the variable drag they create does the job of the thrusters I'd suggested were needed.

Darn, guess they don't owe me any royaltees...

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02/22/2017 8:03 PM

clearly as its falling back to Earth they've got over 120 MPH to work with for free until they touchdown so why not use it?

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02/22/2017 11:16 AM

Right back at ya....

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02/22/2017 11:19 AM

Is that my antenna?

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02/22/2017 11:26 AM
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02/22/2017 10:37 PM

Part of SpaceX first stage flight control system

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02/23/2017 10:14 AM

Steering vane for landing Falcon 9.

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02/23/2017 10:42 AM

Steering vane for a SpaceX rocket booster.

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02/24/2017 1:10 PM

Out of focus.

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