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Space-X booster landing attempt fails, barely

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 10, 2015, 11:08 AM



Space-X Falcon-9 carrying CRS-5 lifted off this morning right at 4:47am EST and had a flawless launch from start-to finish.



But the launch wasn't what everybody was talking about.  What everybody had their eyes on was the attempt by the Space-X team to recover the first-stage booster. 

Space-X News Release on 16 December, 14

 Unfortunately because of light and weather conditions (fog) there was no good images or videos of the landing.  The best I have is a transcript of Elon Musk's twitter (all times are PST).

2:05a


2:10a


2:15a


9:17a


9:19a


9:20a


And that's it.  It sounds like the airbrake fins used up their hydraulic fluid supply and stopped working which would've made steering difficult.  It sounds like they've already made corrections and should be ready to try again when they launch DSCOVR on the 29th of this month.  

Good luck guys!

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nomyai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Waffles!
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WafflesToo Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving, may today be filled with overindulgance and may your team win... unless they're playing against the Seahawks. ;p
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nomyai Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2014
A peaceful Veteran's Day to You, My Friend. 

Thanks, from one Old Sweat to another.
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WafflesToo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
Thank you very kindly, and I hope yours was good to you as well.
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nomyai Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
You're very welcome, good sir, it was quiet and uneventful.  A perfect day for a ton of reflection. :-)
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BW-999 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi ! Thanks a lot for the :+fav: :)
I saw you placed my photo in your "study and lessons drawing" folder, so if one day you draw something from it, feel free to show me, I'm always happy to see what fellow deviant do based on my work ;)
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WafflesToo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
No problem, I make it a habit to contact anyone I use photos of before I use them in drawings.  Just good manners :D
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BW-999 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well that's cool, not everyone does this so I appreciate that even more :)
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RayquazaSilver Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
waffley-waffles! how are you?!
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WafflesToo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
very, very tired... they did the worst thing in the world they possibly could have done to me...

I've been promoted. :faint:
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