Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

In celebration of the birth of Newton we fire rockets in the air.

Over the last few days I've seen several embeds of this video:

which shows the latest SpaceX experiments with reusable rockets. And, certainly, having rockets automatically return themselves to the ground is going to save a fortune. So a rocket going up and down is pretty impressive.

Not, however, as impressive as firing your rocket into the air, cutting the engines, releasing the drogue parachutes to throw it off balance, throwing the parachute away, turning the engines back on, and letting them guide the rocket back to its starting point:


Now that's damned impressive.



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