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mak63
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12/23/2015 | 8:35:54 PM
success
Whether is SpaceX , Blue Origin or someone else, we need the success of these programs, unless we want to rely on the Soyuz rockets for ever.
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12/23/2015 | 8:19:24 PM
Re: What shape was it in?
I agree.  For most of the history of space exploration, government agencies have been the main source of technology, and thus set the pace for space travel.  Now with independent agencies such as SpaceX, the possibilities of future travel become way more exciting.  Even if they are only partially reusable, the cost savings could be used to fund other projects or or lower the overall cost.  

I can't wait to see what the next decade of space exploration brings!
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12/23/2015 | 5:59:39 PM
Re: What shape was it in?
This is the most exciting thing that has happened in the space effort in years. I, too, hope that the rocket will be able to be reused in its entirety, but even if it can't, SpaceX has at least got the ball rolling. Any way you look at it, a titanic first step.
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12/23/2015 | 11:13:44 AM
What shape was it in?
It's huge that they brought back the rocket successfully. But is it in any way able to be used again? I'd love to know how useable the rocket really is at this point. Would it need a 20% overhaul or 80%? (And how nervous are the people going to be that first reuse a rocket?) I look forward to seeing what comes of this. Perhaps by the time my kids are grown they can book a flight to the moon for vacation.
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