SpaceX Rocket

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2018/10/07 23:20:40 (permalink)

SpaceX Rocket

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 Rocket an hour ago and I was able to get some photos from my balcony.
 

 

 
After it split... the right side landed a few minutes later:
 

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    Re: SpaceX Rocket 2018/10/08 08:12:34 (permalink)
    Neat!  I take it SpaceX is a private enterprise?
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    Re: SpaceX Rocket 2018/10/08 10:02:09 (permalink)
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    Neat!  I take it SpaceX is a private enterprise?



     
    Indeed, it is.
     
    Space X is headed by Elon Musk.  Its/his primary competitors are Blue Origin, headed by Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic
     
    And lest we forget, Wilber and Orville Wright were bicycle mechanics, not government employees.
     
     
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    Re: SpaceX Rocket 2018/10/08 11:11:48 (permalink)
    Fascinating photos,Mar!
     
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    Re: SpaceX Rocket 2018/10/08 11:29:53 (permalink)
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    Neat!  I take it SpaceX is a private enterprise?



     
    Indeed, it is.
     
    Space X is headed by Elon Musk.  Its/his primary competitors are Blue Origin, headed by Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic
     
    And lest we forget, Wilber and Orville Wright were bicycle mechanics, not government employees.
     
     


    And I wouldn't exactly call them "competitors". They're still years behind where SpaceX is currently. I thought Bezo's was going to get there sooner, but his company just doesn't seem to have any oomph in it. I am a big fan of SpaceX.
    post edited by Root-Beer Man - 2018/10/08 15:32:28
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    mar52
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    Re: SpaceX Rocket 2018/10/08 13:51:29 (permalink)
    I just don't understand how someone (Elon Musk) goes from heading Paypal to launching rockets.
     
    I've been having camera problems so I just used my iphone camera for these.  I really need to get a new camera as lots of interesting things are seen FROM my balcony.
     
    Remember the Space Shuttle Rocket Fuel Tank?
     

     
    My condo in the background, but my balcony is hiding behind the tree behind the police car.
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