Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Falcon 9-Dragon Launch to ISS

Launched in fine form before dawn:


That second-stage engine nozzle bell glows nicely!

The launch narration has some mention of the descent of the first stage. The soft-landing of the first stage onto a barge didn't go so well. I presume they'll eventually get to recovering and reusing the first stages.

At this point, it's an engineering problem. So it's doable by the proper applications of brains and cash.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

Those ARE noisy, but generating that much power DOES generate some noise! The loudest I ever heard was a Saturn 5.