Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Good Luck, Space X

Commercial space flight has seen a couple of setbacks lately.

So, here's hoping that the December 16 attempt to land a reusable first stage rocket safely goes well. SpaceX will be trying to bring down the Falcon 9 first stage onto a floating platform (based off of oil rig designs).

They're estimating a 50/50 chance of actually pulling this off (it won't be a disaster if they don't - they'll probably just miss the platform) on the first attempt.

So...yeah. Good luck with it. It would be a welcome boost if they manage it.