Previous in Forum: The Martian   Next in Forum: Genesis of Planetary Orbits
Close
Close
Close
4 comments
Guru

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 7045
Good Answers: 206

Stick the Pacific Landing

01/14/2017 2:41 PM
Reply
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Guru

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 2914
Good Answers: 115
#1

Re: Stick the Pacific Landing.

01/14/2017 2:44 PM

Holy crap. That landing was dead nuts!!

Reply
Guru

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chicago
Posts: 3989
Good Answers: 144
#2

Re: Stick the Pacific Landing.

01/14/2017 4:16 PM

Wow indeed. I was surprised by how much it looked there was a burning tire doing the work instead of some fancier looking flames.

__________________
High Tolerance is Beautiful
Reply
Guru

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 2914
Good Answers: 115
#3
In reply to #2

Re: Stick the Pacific Landing.

01/14/2017 4:22 PM

Consider though that by this time the stage will be considerably lighter than it was at liftoff, sans upper stages and most of its fuel, and so the engine (only one was needed to land) doesn't have to work nearly as hard.

Reply
Guru

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: About 4000 miles from the center of the earth (+/-100 mi)
Posts: 9046
Good Answers: 1031
#4

Re: Stick the Pacific Landing.

01/14/2017 4:31 PM

Awesome!

Reply
Reply to Forum Thread 4 comments
Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.
Copy to Clipboard

Users who posted comments:

Andrew Westman (2); JE in Chicago (1); Rixter (1)

Previous in Forum: The Martian   Next in Forum: Genesis of Planetary Orbits

Advertisement