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Message 1233232 - Posted: 19 May 2012, 5:06:30 UTC

This one is for all the marbles. After testing the cargo pod they will be allowed to attempt to dock with the ISS. I sure hope it works.
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Message 1233330 - Posted: 19 May 2012, 9:04:12 UTC

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Message 1233962 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 9:52:29 UTC
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Aw heck !! How close can you get to a launch ......

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Message 1235181 - Posted: 22 May 2012, 23:17:20 UTC - in response to Message 1233962.

I see that they successfully got it into space.

Cheers.
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Message 1235280 - Posted: 23 May 2012, 4:04:00 UTC
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Along with this launch 300 peoples ash flew?!

According to Elon Musk the Space X founder, until recently the all rocket tech wasn't evolve for 40 years. That is pretty weird development. So Space X pretty much accelerated some lost rocket technologies and doing these launches with far less budget and man power compare to old bulky NASA and Roscosmos or Esa. Well my initial conclusions.
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Message 1235293 - Posted: 23 May 2012, 4:58:02 UTC - in response to Message 1235280.

Ashes of Star Trek's 'Scotty' ride rocket into space.

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Message 1236547 - Posted: 25 May 2012, 15:13:38 UTC

Houston, we caught a dragon by the tail.

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Message 1236941 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 3:53:52 UTC
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Elon Musk who managed to rebel against giant budget killers of NASA, ESA, Roscosmos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxacHltHt8

Well actually this Space x launched rocket is largely derived from old russian icbm and nasa tech's.

full Space x tour by Elon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ6tZtGrShg <- must see. (rocket and dragon assembly)

his recent legit interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiPJsI8pl8Q
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Message 1237228 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 7:49:27 UTC - in response to Message 1236941.


Well actually this Space x launched rocket is largely derived from old russian icbm and nasa tech's.

Yes, and both were based on Von Braun's V2 built by slave labor in underground factories. And when one V2 failed, the whole work unit which had assembled it was hanged. 20 or 40 at a time.,
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Message 1237309 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 12:16:06 UTC - in response to Message 1237228.
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Well actually this Space x launched rocket is largely derived from old russian icbm and nasa tech's.

Yes, and both were based on Von Braun's V2 built by slave labor in underground factories. And when one V2 failed, the whole work unit which had assembled it was hanged. 20 or 40 at a time.,
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Yes 100% agree that initially at same time hundreds of german rocket scientists enslaved by both american and russian regime so NASA and Roscosmos were founded on that. I guess that partially maybe for war crime payment yet originally full german ingenuity. (that is why still today the supreme elites of both empires prefer german cars!! img1 img2)

I'd say uk as a 3d party created wonderful honest documentary on that: (BBC historians released significant amount of hidden facts by both american and russian governments with their presentation)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Race_TV_series
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Message 1237352 - Posted: 26 May 2012, 14:28:24 UTC
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Additionally Elon Musk himself is neither american nor european but south african who largely raised alongside of apparthide racism cruelty on native african people. So with such unique background he maybe has some mental means to rebel against unbeatable (previously considered) rocket sciency empirial establishments.

Plus Elon acknowledged that both russia and america failed to advance rocket science in the last 40 years (well germans really had some tricky brain product that uncrackable by two empires).
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Message 1238422 - Posted: 28 May 2012, 7:34:59 UTC
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Full launch coverage from Space X Mission control.

Pre hatch opening full coverage.

The new space age historic moment.
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Message 1238822 - Posted: 29 May 2012, 14:28:39 UTC

Well done SpaceX. Just goes to show what can be accomplished with a will & determination.

Just wondering what would have been possible if the larger Aircraft Companies like Boeing/MacDonald Douglas had got in on the act.
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Message 1239132 - Posted: 31 May 2012, 21:40:38 UTC
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Splashdown ! :-))

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Message 1239195 - Posted: 1 Jun 2012, 0:16:09 UTC - in response to Message 1239132.

Splashdown ! :-))

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Great!!! :-)

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Message 1267765 - Posted: 5 Aug 2012, 1:14:06 UTC - in response to Message 1238822.

Well done SpaceX. Just goes to show what can be accomplished with a will & determination.

Just wondering what would have been possible if the larger Aircraft Companies like Boeing/MacDonald Douglas had got in on the act.



Looks like I spoke too soon......

NASA awards manned spacecraft contracts

The Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser looks good.
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Message 1268396 - Posted: 6 Aug 2012, 15:32:45 UTC

Dream Chaser does look interesting ....

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Message 1292779 - Posted: 8 Oct 2012, 12:07:23 UTC

Space X is doing well ....

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Message 1293136 - Posted: 9 Oct 2012, 10:34:32 UTC

One of its 9 Merlin engines was shut down but Falcon 9 entered its planned orbit. Only one commercial satellite was left in a lower orbit, for safety reasons.
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