Author Topic: SpaceX F9 : SES-10 with reuse of CRS-8 Booster SN/1021 : 2017-03-30 : UPDATES  (Read 278111 times)

Offline Callezetter

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Big grats to everyone at Spacex! The glowing waffleiron was a nice bonus too, coupled with the incredible videoquality all the way to separation, ive never seen it soo clear all the way from vehicle to launchsite.

This day also remind me of all the reuse-possible/impossible discissions ive read over the past years, and all the "it cant be done" threads grinded to dust one by one. It feels liberating!

Again hugs to everyone at Spacex and the crew at NSF

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Incredible moment! Congratulations to SpaceX for dreaming and making this a reality, the Air Force, FAA and range for accepting the risk and supporting this moment, SES for having confidence in being the fir mover, and Airbus for supplying the payload and adapting to this new set of requirements.

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Congratz to SpaceX, SES, all involved, and ummmm congratz humanity on entering a new era of space access. :D

Great coverage NSF.  Thanks!

Someone call the S2 production manager and tell him to ramp it up!

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Congrats to everyone involved!  This was a historic success, and a huge amount of hard work went into it.

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Bravissimi !
SpaceX just made the history.
I was there watching even in 1969.

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It's a magnificent set of dice SpaceX has built, and many thanks and congratulations to SES and SpaceX for taking the chance on rolling them.

1021: the first of many -- long may it fly.

(Though I'd guess it'll get the JCSat-14 treatment, so it may not actually fly again. The sentiment stands. ;-) )
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Amazing, huge congratulations to the whole SpaceX team.   :)

A historic launch (& re-landing), but only the beginning!  8)

Offline rickl

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Well, I can't add anything to the congratulatory messages that have already been posted.  Congratulations to SpaceX, SES, the 45th Space Wing, NSF, and any others who were involved that I left out. 

It's only right and proper that LC-39A was the launch site for this historic flight.

As I've said before, I'm old enough to have watched Gemini and Apollo flights, and the Space Age is just starting to get interesting!
The Space Age is just starting to get interesting.

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Congratulations SpaceX!!!  So cool to witness history like that.

I had to chuckle a little when they first showed the stage.  it was like "huh...I guess thats where the conspiracy theorists get their CGI theory from.  Empty deck one minute, F9 sitting there all pretty the next"  ;D
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Incredible! that was just awesome to watch!!

Huge congratulations to everyone involved with this launch.

hats off to SES for having the confidence in spaceX to put their satellite on the first reused booster to fly. that leap of faith had pay off big style for SES, that has to be some seriously good pr!!

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Congratulations SpaceX!!!

Offline muomega0

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Faget: We really need to get behind a really sensible first stage that's completely reusable and piggyback off of that event [till] you get the capability to have a two-stage reusable vehicle.

Slade: That you could reuse over and over again and get it back.

Faget: Over and over again with virtually no changes, only the same kind of maintenance you might do on an airplane.  - Max Faget, Shuttle Designer.

Congratulations SpaceX!  You fulfilled a dream of many!

Offline Chris Bergin

Elon presser. Chris Gebhardt is there for us, coming up shortly!

Chris will post highlighted info in here.

We'll quote and copy across into relevant threads after the event. Keeping it all in this thread for now.
« Last Edit: 03/30/2017 11:39 PM by Chris Bergin »

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I am at the post-launch press conference with Elon Musk and Martin Halliwell.  I will post audio later and will live text updates here.  Presser starting "soon."

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Congratulations, SpaceX. Can't wait to see what they do next! I've been watching since the very beginning but this is my first congrats post on NSF. Can't think of a better occasion for it.
I'm just a space fan, please correct me if I'm wrong!

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Congratulations to SpaceX and SES for a succesfull mission!

And...for this historic moment of reuse. That many more reuses may happen!

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1min to presser start... -ish.

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Just pure awesome! Big congratulation from Sweden to SpaceX, SES and everyone else involved in supporting todays launch!

Time for me to get some sleep :)

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Elon and Martin are here.

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Elon:  Hey.  So... pretty exciting.

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