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Missed the launch, but the replays are awesome!  Boring countdown, boring flight, and a boring landing... I never knew boring could be so exciting!  Congrats to SpaceX, NASA, NSF, and everyone else involved in the flight.

Congrats to SpaceX and NASA!  Couldn't view the launch live but great coverage by NSF.

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Landing burn ignition, showing the green TEA-TEB cloud at the end.

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Congrats to all.  A beautiful 100th launch for 39A.  Landings this routine are a little chilling.

Cheers!

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More SpaceX launch and landing photos.

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It's starting to feel kinda normal to reuse rockets. Good. That's how it is for cars & airplanes and how it should be for rockets.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871227498809368580

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Landing seems pretty spot on
https://twitter.com/pandora659/status/871227808462192640

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Yeah, pretty much dead center. We painted the target area with radio reflective paint, which helps the radar be more precise.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871228411494014976

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Many congratulations to SpaceX once again. That landings are now routine is an amazing achievement and first re-use of Dragon is a fitting way to mark 100 launches from 39A.

I was going to post congratulations last night but started seeing the news reports about London, where I was born and raised. As my heart and thoughts go out to all those so cruelly affected, I am grateful for the CRS-11 and pad 39A reminders of the great things humanity can achieve and for the fantastic members of this forum who come together from all over the world to share a passion. Thank you.

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Yeah, pretty much dead center. We painted the target area with radio reflective paint, which helps the radar be more precise.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/871228411494014976

I wonder how heat resistant that coating is. Will they need to reapply it after every landing? In that case it may be easier to have some steel plating. For Radar probably not needed to cover the whole area. But then maybe the unaffected coating off center is also enough.

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Had to attend a memorial service for a true hero of the US and the planet (Polly Dyer), so missed everything.
...until of course I checked NSF.  Thanks for all you do!

Congrats to SpX, NASA and the teams that make this happen!

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Congrats to SpaceX for another perfect, yet historic launch where the Dragon was reused. Also many congrats to Chris G and NSF for asking the only really interesting questions in the presser. I think you have what it takes for an epic Elon Musk interview where he reveals everything this forum wants to know about!

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Yet more NASA photos, I suspect the last batch but some good ones.

Edit: oops, last one I added was SpaceX - now corrected
« Last Edit: 06/04/2017 06:39 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Congratulations SpaceX! Good work on getting CRS-11 to orbit and for getting the first stage core back, another successful landing.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Wow:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BU5JNxkg6rS/?taken-by=zacharygrannan

WOW indeed! - I hope I will one day get to hear that sonic boom live. The sound of science that rocks!

Congrats SpaceX. Loved the t-shirt on display at Hawthorne: "0 prayers given". Great.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #376 on: 06/12/2017 10:11 pm »
update thread.
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #377 on: 06/20/2017 02:39 am »
SpaceX @SpaceX

Dragon photobombs stage 2 before heading to the @Space_Station earlier this month.
https://twitter.com/spacex
« Last Edit: 06/20/2017 02:42 am by Scylla »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #378 on: 06/20/2017 02:41 am »
SpaceX @SpaceX

Stage 2 returns the favor.
https://twitter.com/spacex
« Last Edit: 06/20/2017 02:42 am by Scylla »
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 : CRS-11 : June 3, 2017 : UPDATES
« Reply #379 on: 07/17/2017 02:10 pm »
First video of and from Int-Ball delivered by CRS-11:
You want to be inspired by things. You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great. That's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about. It's about believing in the future and believing the future will be better than the past. And I can't think of anything more exciting than being out there among the stars.

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