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  1. HadenoughBS says

    Interestingly Musk’s McGregor, Texas SpaceX rocket test flight center is only about 15 miles from where I live. On some test days I actually can hear the roar of the rocket engines if I’m outside my home. This past Saturday morning, while driving from my residence toward the test center, I spotted a very bright airborne rocket in the distant sky. It was quite impressive to see it from about 13 miles away.

    When they start testing specific rockets to carry humans into space, I’d like to give them my personal list of “test subjects” to send up into outer (and forever) space!

  2. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    Lowering a hovering rocket is a challenge….de-orbiting a fueled-rocket, re-entering the atmosphere and slowing on drogue shoots before firing retros to lower you to the ground on a prepared pad going to be awesome.

  3. Ted B. (Charging Rhino) says

    Lowering a hovering rocket is a challenge….de-orbiting a fueled-rocket, re-entering the atmosphere and slowing on drogue shoots before firing retros to lower you to the ground on a prepared pad going to be awesome.

  4. john patrick says

    Brings back memories of the days I would turn on the TV after school to watch Tom Corbett, Space Cadet.

  5. Joe in Ct says

    That’s truly phenomenal to watch, particularly the transition from going up to going down (what seems to be a potentially unstable point) and then the return to the launch pad. I never thought I’d see a rocket actually land in that manner. Truly an engineering feat.