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Old March 3 2013, 10:02 PM   #262
publiusr
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Re: SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space stat

Safe and sound
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2013/...nday-berthing/

In some ways, it has the kinds of problems you want to have, in that it shows how rugged your craft is--same with the engine that came apart in the last launch.

Knowing you have redundant thrusters, engine-out, etc.--and that you can brute force your way into salvaging a mission is far better than having to have a lesser vehicle with no margin have to perform perfectly every time.

There are good problems and bad problems.
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