[amsat-bb] SpaceX Test Vehicle Explodes
bstguitarist at gmail.com
Sat Aug 23 02:49:07 UTC 2014
I'll second that, people should remember it's a test vehicle and doesn't
really represent a normal launch at all. The publicly stated goals has
actually always been to push it to the limits. Hence why one of the first
Grasshopper videos has Johny Cash "Ring of Fire" in the background (NOT
F9R-Dev1, today flight is a difference vehicle, Grasshopper did not fly
On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 6:41 PM, Brenton Salmi <kb1lqd at gmail.com> wrote:
> F9R was a dedicated test vehicle for vertical takeoff vertical landing and
> had many successes under its belt. It was pushed to extreme today to test
> capabilities flying quite the mission!
> Thanks for the link! Lots to be learned in the name of
> advancing spaceflight!
> Brent, KB1LQD
> On Friday, August 22, 2014, B J <va6bmj at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Sorry about the earlier empty post. I was a bit fumble-fingered when
> > I started writing .
> > http://www.parabolicarc.com/2014/08/22/spacex-bad-day-mcgregor/
> > This reminds everyone that spaceflight is hard.
> > 73s
> > Bernhard VA6BMJ @ DO33FL
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