The Space Thread

semipenguin

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the explosion happens around the 1 minute mark. its pretty neat to see.

Well, I can tell you, we're not using SpaceX on our next vacation.

I wonder if taxpayers will be footing any of that? That launch pad is wrecked.

Kim Jong Un be like, "Bitch, we got a better rocket than you"
 
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semipenguin

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Why test the engine with the payload strapped on? That seems overly optimistic.
I imagine...it might be easier to lift the rocket and payload as a whole, than to have a crane put it up at the top, a day or two before launch.

Either way, it was spectacular
 

HecticArt

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Holy shiz!
You can see the towers flex from the concussion. It's pretty trippy like the nuclear test footage from the 40's.
The camera must be a crazy long distance from the rocket too. It took a long time for the sound to reach the camera.