Its not the take off......

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Comment by Max on June 8, 2010 at 3:23am
Thats so cool!
When can I get an RTF :P

Comment by Morli on June 8, 2010 at 3:40am
Graceful landing :) , these guys are serious.
Comment by Jonas on June 8, 2010 at 4:23am
One word! : Fantastic
Comment by hopslink on June 8, 2010 at 4:32am
Cool, but I bet they're kicking themselves now for the wasted opportunity....

...a second go round could have won them T3 round 7.

Comment by Mark Colwell on June 8, 2010 at 4:54am
I like the way it dances when about 2m before landing with a slight wobble, nice gimbals.

Comment by Gary Mortimer on June 8, 2010 at 4:59am
Your bang on right Hopslink, lets hope they try harder and have another go, still rules are rules, they also broke the height restriction by going to 2000' I know a girl with nice gimbals Mark.
Comment by Chris McNair on June 8, 2010 at 7:51am
Ohhhhhh Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by evilmacaw on June 8, 2010 at 8:34am
Rockwell/Delta did it first with the DCX aka "Delta Clipper" with off the shelf technologies for only 60 million bucks . it took off ,rose to altitude ,hovered then side slipped 1 mile to a second location and landed not once but several times. on the last flight one landing leg failed to deploy causing it to fall and explode, sadly the project was shelved just because of the failure of a non energetic system it was designed to be the first single stage to orbit vehicle with a 3 day turn around for relaunch which it fulfilled in the testing cycle every time .all on Rockwell`s money ,no gov sponsorship money !!!

no to diminish what these guys are doing which is excellent with only one engine and a drogue para for transition from launch to landing , they do have a runner Very Cool indeed
Comment by Chris McNair on June 8, 2010 at 10:04am
Agreed although the Rockwell bird never did a recovery from a free fall. You know if that leg would not have collapsed things may be very different right in the rocket world...
Comment by Jack Crossfire on June 8, 2010 at 11:44am
The real breakthrough will be when they finally explain the point of a powered landing.


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