stuff that’s hard to do (twofer)

Both should be viewed full-screen for maximum ooohh-ahhhh

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch & stage-1 landing
best video so far of separation and boost-back burn (@2:40)


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Internal view during flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard crew module


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More Falcon-9 landing vids

Dragon capsule captured by ISS


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9 Comments!

  1. jlw
    Posted December 15, 2017 at 10:54 am |

    DougM-

    i watched the launch and landing this morning and couldn’t help thinking about how far we have come since the Redstone days thanks to guys like you.

    Thanks.

  2. grayjohn
    Posted December 15, 2017 at 11:41 am |

    Take THAT you flat earth fruitcakes!

  3. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted December 15, 2017 at 12:04 pm |

    jlw^^
    Heck, my time was back in the 20thC.
    This stuff is like modern wide-body airliners compared to Ford tri-motors.

  4. jlw
    Posted December 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm |

    ^^^
    DougM

    “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

    Isaac Newton

    i know that your time was the 20th. so was mine.

  5. Fat Baxter
    Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm |

    Y’know what’s REALLY hard to do? Run a clean election!

  6. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted December 15, 2017 at 8:27 pm |

    ^ I’m an engineer, Jim, not a magician.

  7. MikeAZ
    Posted December 16, 2017 at 5:35 am |

    WOW! Just WOW! I’m not an engineer, just a space junkie, but that impresses the hell out of me. Why couldn’t NASA do that?

  8. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted December 16, 2017 at 9:15 am |

    ^ Actually, they did when they landed on the Moon.
    They just didn’t re-use anything.

  9. Blake
    Posted December 16, 2017 at 7:55 pm |

    This stuff is incredible to watch. Oh to be young enough to go back and do the work needed to be involved.

    Though, I came withing a whisker of working for Burt Rutan and Space X doing IT work.