Can anyone pick out Elon in a still image of the SpaceX control room?
Body language of the three controllers in Hawthorne didn't look happy.
Ascent successful. Dragon enroute to Space Station. Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival.
Quote from: DrLucky on 04/14/2015 08:21 pmBody language of the three controllers in Hawthorne didn't look happy.Agreed hands on heads...no celebration in the crowd if you will...
My hope, based on a hunch, is that they may need a redundant, perhaps optical radar lock, as oceans tend to move up and down. A shutdown of +/- 10 feet is not the greatest engine-off condition.
Just remember people, this is all about ISS supply, not about recovery.Who am I kidding.
Quote from: meekGee on 04/14/2015 08:16 pmJust remember people, this is all about ISS supply, not about recovery.Who am I kidding. I guess there would be more people cheering here if the Dragon had "punched" the ISS and the 1st stage had docked perfectly with the barge.
I was writing something related to first stage landing technical hurdles that SpaceX has already retired, but clearly something is missing.What technical hurdles are left to solve?