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2021-01-16 4:34:46 PM  
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2021-01-16 5:27:29 PM  
That's pretty damn cool. Thanks, subby.
 
2021-01-16 6:07:38 PM  
Nice
 
2021-01-16 6:15:31 PM  
Neat watching the shadow.
 
2021-01-16 6:36:25 PM  
"God dammit, we missed!"
 
2021-01-16 8:29:27 PM  
That was awesome!
 
2021-01-16 8:46:45 PM  
It been 22 years now. Tell me when this thing does something other then go straight up and back down
 
2021-01-16 9:32:34 PM  
That looked like science fiction.  Awesome!
 
2021-01-16 9:35:12 PM  

styckx: It been 22 years now. Tell me when this thing does something other then go straight up and back down


It's a rocket. That's what it's supposed to do, albeit reliably...

/Personally, I'd love one with twenty settings and six unique motions, but we're just not there yet.
 
2021-01-16 9:35:40 PM  

styckx: It been 22 years now. Tell me when this thing does something other then go straight up and back down


I had the opposite reaction. I cant believe simple propellant technology actually allows us to get objects to escape Earth's gravity and into space.

Maybe I'm easily impressed.
 
2021-01-16 10:43:46 PM  

gilgigamesh: styckx: It been 22 years now. Tell me when this thing does something other then go straight up and back down

I had the opposite reaction. I cant believe simple propellant technology actually allows us to get objects to escape Earth's gravity and into space.

Maybe I'm easily impressed.


Or that shoving a wide, curved form through the air generates lift?  Even the earliest aircraft can still generate wonder.
 
2021-01-16 10:53:03 PM  
Woah.

/ Californian high praise.
 
2021-01-16 10:53:53 PM  

kyleaugustus: gilgigamesh: styckx: It been 22 years now. Tell me when this thing does something other then go straight up and back down

I had the opposite reaction. I cant believe simple propellant technology actually allows us to get objects to escape Earth's gravity and into space.

Maybe I'm easily impressed.

Or that shoving a wide, curved form through the air generates lift?  Even the earliest aircraft can still generate wonder.


Combine the two thoughts

A little over 100 years ago, two brothers proved that manned heavier-than-air flight was possible.

Now we are launching people into space.

And soon enough, he will be landing a helicopter on farkING MARS.
 
2021-01-16 11:27:30 PM  
Finally the actual footage looks like the cgi artist's rendering.
 
2021-01-16 11:51:08 PM  

Russ1642: Finally the actual footage looks like the cgi artist's rendering.


I was watching it live and almost turned it off thinking it was just a CGI animation of the planned launch.
 
2021-01-17 1:17:07 AM  
Yeah, it looks fake, and yet I know it isn't.
 
2021-01-17 1:44:06 AM  
Can we do every launch like this? Amazing!
 
2021-01-17 1:56:53 AM  
For a moment there, I was flashing on the launch scene from Apollo 13.
 
2021-01-17 4:35:23 AM  
Never name anything "new". That moniker gets stale faster than almost any other.

/pass me an ice cold new coke
 
2021-01-17 8:14:02 AM  
kyleaugustus:

Or that shoving a wide, curved form through the air generates lift?  Even the earliest aircraft can still generate wonder.


But enough about sibby's mom.
 
2021-01-17 9:49:02 AM  

mr intrepid: For a moment there, I was flashing on the launch scene from Apollo 13.


There was actual footage (not sure which Apollo launch) shot from a camera mounted in a privileged position on the gantry.  It's not a new idea.
 
2021-01-17 10:34:18 AM  
I wonder if the vid was Image stabilized or just physically far away? You'd think there's be a lot of turbulence as it passed by, even at distance.
 
2021-01-17 10:39:10 AM  
Screw you and your far away drone shot and get up and personal like they did a half century ago.

Launch of Apollo 11 (from gantry)
Youtube 5Vc4X4hKuAc
 
2021-01-17 11:07:09 AM  
I want to see that done with one of the Russian launches, where a mess of gantry-arms open-out radially.
 
2021-01-17 2:15:02 PM  
A beautiful shot, it will be a classic shown for many years.

But what a bad landing! It came down off target and had to slew a long ways to still only barely land on the pad. I doubt that next year they will land something 20 times larger on a moving boat. This is well tested system that has flown a half dozen times. If that is the best they can do, it does not bode well for New Glenn
 
2021-01-17 6:02:30 PM  
Noice. Thanks Sub
 
2021-01-17 6:54:50 PM  

Benjimin_Dover: Screw you and your far away drone shot and get up and personal like they did a half century ago.

[YouTube video: Launch of Apollo 11 (from gantry)]


Fark yes, Apollo. Fark yes.
 
2021-01-17 7:21:52 PM  

CrazyCurt: Woah.

/ Californian high praise.


*Whoa.
 
2021-01-17 9:02:12 PM  
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2021-01-17 9:18:58 PM  

styckx: It been 22 years now. Tell me when this thing does something other then go straight up and back down


it does it while looking remarkably like a penis.
 
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