I'm at SpaceX today for the launch of Falcon 1, Vehicle 4. Add me on Twitter to follow along.http://www.twitter.com/kimbal
This was pretty awesome. Congratulations to SpaceX! The most funny part is how observers hedge to exclclude Pegasus. SpaceX commentors used "ground-launched" and SpaceflightNow said "liquid-fuel". But of course now Pegasus is toast. Remember how Elon explained why it can never achieve Falcon's costs?
Way to go guys. Didn't even make us wait to the end of the window.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!! GREAT JOB!! You guys are going to reignite some of that excitement that has been lost in the field of spaceflight in the last few decades.
Congratulations! That thing looked rock-steady!
Ack, I missed it! I can't believe I missed it! I had a guest over..... aaargh! Anyone know where I can find a video?
Congrats on this major achievement !By the way, did anyone else notice that information on Twitter was about a minute ahead of the webcast ? :D
And the video is on youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To-XOPgaGsQ
The most important thing about this launch was that it was supposed to be a reusable launch vehicle. Yet I haven't heard anything about whether they recovered the booster or what shape it's in or whether they're going to reuse it. Has anyone heard about it?
I just found the answer to my own question about reusing the first stage. In a space.com article Musk said: "better heat shielding is needed before that is perfected"
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