Unreal Amateur Footage Of The SpaceX Falcon Heavy's Dual Booster Landing

February 8, 2018

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Note: Sonic booms at 0:28, keep your speakers in check.

Okay so this will PROBABLY be my last SpaceX Falcon Heavy post until Elon's Tesla gets smacked by an asteroid, which is unlikely because it now appears its orbit will stop short of the asteroid belt. Still, a boy can dream. This is some beautiful amateur footage of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy's simultaneous booster landing in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The core middle booster, which was supposed to land on a drone barge in the Atlantic, missed its mark and crashed into the ocean at 300MPH after some of its return engines failed to ignite. Can't win 'em all. Also I probably could have combined this post with the earlier post of the car rattling but I decided against killing two birds with one stone. I like birds, I don't even want to kill one. Besides, they speak to me. "What do they say?" Come fly with us, GW -- open an window and come flyyyyyyy. "And what floor are you on?" The third. "I think you should go for it." Right?! Hold my beer.

Keep going for the video.

  • Sardondi

    I am so sorry that "awesome" has become so debased through incorrect usage and overuse, because that unbelievable feat left me truly awestruck. Incredible. Beyond belief. Not even NASA has ever done anything like that. Screaming toward earth like javelins of fire, when at the last second, a quick retro burn, and those monstrous boosters settle like bubbles onto the pad, in a landing perfect down to mere inches after having been 50 miles in space. This is like the America of the 60's when we could dream big, and accomplish bigger. Astounding.

  • NC2222

    I was at lunch, having a beer with some other payload developers when this happened. Everyone erupted in cheers. I looked around and realized I was witnessing the beginning of a new era in space travel. I'll never forget watching this live from our base.

  • Jenness

    This is actually pretty hot.

  • Munihausen

    “Preparing for re-entry...”

  • Jenness
  • Doog

    Giggity

  • Munihausen

    Liiiike a glove.

  • TheQiwiMan
  • Munihausen

    Two great movies. Even the sequel, (i) when he is overheated and has to crawl out of the animatronic rhino, naked, to the disgust of the passers by and (i) the shtick with the gorilla having Alex with his sidekick in the rustling bushes, kills me

  • Jason Christopher

    So. Damn. Cool.
    Also, this is what it will look like when aliens invade us.

  • Andyman7714

    Had someone told me about this 10-20 years ago, I would not have believed it. Amazing.

  • shashi

    I recommend Gattaca

  • TheQiwiMan

    So awesome. We truly live in DA FEWCHA.

  • The_Wretched

    Ride that rocky, baby.

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