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Date: 12/25/12 05:29 PM

16 Responses to 12-Story Takeoff

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    December 25, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    Link: 12-Story Takeoff - SpaceX`s Grasshopper, a vertical takeoff and landing vehicle, takes a 12-story leap towards rocket reusability.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
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    December 25, 2012 at 6:20 pm
    well that was expensive
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Balloons take you right to the edge of space.
    You could save a lot of fuel if you launched them with balloons.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14626 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    Well that made me want to invest... not
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    Nerd_Rage Male 18-29
    425 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    this footage looks like it`s from the 1980`s...
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    That`s the way a damned rocket is SUPPOSED to take off and land.
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    KtySpix Male 18-29
    621 posts
    December 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    penis penis penis
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    dubstepdubst Male 18-29
    63 posts
    December 26, 2012 at 1:22 am
    JOHNSON!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2012 at 6:14 am

    It`s already been done. Nothing new.


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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    December 26, 2012 at 8:41 am
    Grashopper lands in a pool of molten concrete...
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7740 posts
    December 26, 2012 at 12:30 pm
    "Hey, Joe, I forgot the sandwiches, go back".
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    December 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    That was amazing!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm
    McDonnell Douglas/Boeing has already made a vehicle that could do this, over a decade ago.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    Spacecraft have been reusable for decades, why exactly is this good? It didn`t even escape earth`s gravitational field
    Pooty project
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    December 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    "Spacecraft have been reusable for decades, why exactly is this good? It didn`t even escape earth`s gravitational field
    Pooty project"
    When did you ever see a Saturn V park on the same spot from which it took off?
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    December 27, 2012 at 11:13 pm
    When did you ever see a Saturn V park on the same spot from which it took off?
    Good effort, CJ, but I think you meant, "When did you ever see a Saturn V park on the same spot off from which it took?

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