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Gif made of images released by Elon Musk of F9 crashing on landing barge. GIF assembled by FredFS456 at Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/2sm3q7/anglecorrected_gif_for_barge_crashlanding/)


Hopefully the video equipment on the barge survived and was working. Let’s hope video will be released…stay tuned.

UPDATE: Musk has added that “they didn’t get good video of the landing attempt” and  “Ship itself is fine. Some of the support equipment on the deck will need to be replaced.”

UPDATE 2: Musk tweeted about the Grid Fins – “worked extremely well from hypersonic velocity to subsonic, but ran out of hydraulic fluid right before landing.”

If you missed the great launch

A parody of XKCD’s “Up Goer 5″ called “The BIRD 9″


Click for full image. Credit: SpaceX/Twitter/Imgur

The Bird 9

One of my favorite launches in recent memory

India’s new launch vehicle GSLV Mark 3 successfully launched from Sriharikota today. As well as a satellite launcher this rocket is capable of launching a crew into space. Today’s flight included a Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE).

More on the GSLV Mark 3


CRS-5 Mission has slipped to 6 JAN 2015, a new T-0 has not been published.

According to Twitter its a Engine static fire issue and ISS solar beta angle.

Great GIF looking out the window during re-entry (recent Soyuz re-entry)


Source video here

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