Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SpaceX Does It Again

Stunts with cars aside... (I think Elon is hoping to prank any aliens who wander past)

The Falcon Heavy is the most powerful rocket launched in a long time. And it is designed in a modular way to save money...and to be reusable.


...there, for those who were, like me, too busy to quite catch the live stream. And yes, a successful launch of a rocket which is designed to take extremely large payloads (like, ya know cars) into orbit.

But the really fun part is...landing the first stages. Plural. He got two of the three down, and close enough together that a screw up could easily have resulted in a collision. No wait. Two on the pad and the third one headed down to the drone ship because of angle.

Rocket ballet, somebody on Facebook called it.

There will be more...