SpaceX/NASA - Manned Launch Today

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kiddiedoc

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It won’t happen again. I believe the dragon was designed to land just like the fuel tanks after takeoff.
I could be wrong but I believe NASA wanted to splash down and Space X wanted to land.
Does the dragon have thrusters? I can't imagine they would survive the reentry.
 
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Does the dragon have thrusters? I can't imagine they would survive the reentry.
Correction. I’m not sure! I could have sworn I heard a space x commentator say they wanted to land but NASA wanted the splash down to ring in the new era. Maybe it was random conversation...... I can’t remember now.
 
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That booster crashed into the ocean.

The last time SpaceX had a failed landing was this time in 2020.
It was weird. The telemetry displayed froze at around 20 kilometers. I was watching the drone ship wondering if the seagulls were about to be cooked alive. The narrator just casually says something like it wasn’t a successful recovery and then “we’ll be back in 45 minutes”.
 
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At the droneship view, I noticed a flash on the right edge of the screen and then it went immediately dark, startling the seagulls. I think the booster actually exploded before it hit the ocean.
 
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At the droneship view, I noticed a flash on the right edge of the screen and then it went immediately dark, startling the seagulls. I think the booster actually exploded before it hit the ocean.
Thats disappointing...they sell those at Lowe's...wonder what they set Elon back?
 

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