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Old September 26 2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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Re: SpaceX's Grasshopper

Oh, I didn't know about DC-X, I actually like how it looks. But as far as I can tell all the tests have been limited in duration, and it neither has actually gone to orbit, nor it has had a big enough version capable of doing so?

As for the SuperDraco and the Moon –

Edit 2: Right, I think I figured that out, the lack of air would make almost no difference, except for the fuel expenses. Gosh, I'm stupid. You only need thrust force to cancel out the force of gravity. If it can do it on Earth, the Moon would be a piece of cake. At the speed you'd be touching down, air resistance doesn't play a role at all. Feel free to laugh at me.

Now, having learnt this, I'm betting on a private moon landing in 2013.
Objects in mirror are bluer than they appear

Last edited by YellowSubmarine; September 26 2012 at 08:29 PM. Reason: mispelled landing
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