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Comic 2121 - Ep. 28, Page 71

12th Apr 2016, 7:31 AM in Episode 28 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
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smbhax 12th Apr 2016, 7:31 AM edit delete
smbhax
(Yay the site is back up : o)

SpaceX reusable rocket lands on ocean platform is a recent BBC article, complete with nifty rocket's-eye video, about the commercial NASA-sponsored space company by that name managing to land one of their rockets back on Earth, after it had boosted an experimental inflatable space module ("made of many layers of fabric and covered with a flexible Kevlar-like material") up to the International Space Station.

This isn't the first rocket that SpaceX has managed to land successfully back on Earth after a mission—the first one was back in December—but it is the first one they've landed after a mission for NASA—they hadn't run a NASA mission since their last one ended abruptly last June when the rocket exploded shortly after takeoff—and the first success after a string of four landing failures. It's also the first one that's landed on one of their relatively tiny floating platforms in the ocean; the earlier one had a whole desert to land in. So, they're getting closer to being able to do this reusable rocket thing like pros!

Comments:

moizmad 12th Apr 2016, 11:10 AM edit delete reply
moizmad
All's well that ends well!
smbhax 12th Apr 2016, 8:42 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
^_^
cattservant 12th Apr 2016, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
cattservant
A souvenir.
smbhax 12th Apr 2016, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
smbhax
: D