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Something to Make You Smile

09/14/2017 10:35 AM
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Re: Something to Make You Smile

09/14/2017 12:28 PM

During WWII they made only three Atomic Bombs...and...only one was "tested." The other two worked perfectly...the first time.

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09/14/2017 2:40 PM

Some unscheduled rapid disassembly required!

Unscheduled rapid vehicle disassembly is greatly overrated.

Some countries are still working on lift-off, here, we are working on landing.

Actually, this is sort of a real advance if we are going to keep using rockets, otherwise, the backyard gets crowded with stuff that falls back.

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Re: Something to Make You Smile

09/14/2017 2:45 PM

Sorta like the beach off Cape Canaveral containing more steel, aluminum and titanium than sand?

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09/14/2017 2:43 PM

To be fair, it's really, really hard to precision land something as tall and thin as a rocket. The CG has to be above the small base and the velocity and rotational motion close to zero at the right time, position, and altitude.

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09/14/2017 4:28 PM

Absolutely amazing when it works, stuff right out of the 1950's sci-fi movies!

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