stuff that’s hard to do (Falcon9 / Starlink4)

Here’s the quick’n dirty cut of today’s launch
(stick around for the end)

The drops of water on the lens is a nice, cinematic touch to explain the off-camera action

You ever wonder why we haven’t met space aliens yet?
I mean, what if they are a lot smaller than us and things like this happen


  1. jlw
    Posted February 17, 2020 at 3:04 pm |

    question for you

    “Unfortunately, we did not land the first stage on our drone ship, but it did make a soft landing on the water right next to the drone ship, so it does look like it might be in one piece,” she added.

    (“she” being manufacturing engineer Jessica Anderson, quote from another article)

    do you think that this means that the first stage will be reusable?

  2. DougM (just entertainin' myself in this here sandbox)
    Posted February 17, 2020 at 5:11 pm |

    jlw ^
    Good question

    The rocket used on Monday’s mission was a veteran of three previous launches and landings. It’s not likely to be reused after landing in sea water.