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Well that's incredible. Before watching that, I had no idea what a hop test was or what to expect. Octave, I can understand your oft stated view that there's never been a better time to live on this planet. Just think what our kids and grandkids will get to see.

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That thing's about as aerodynamic as a house brick! Surely they don't plan to take it to supersonic speeds??

 

Did they sack all the aerodynamics engineers, so they could save enough money on the slipperiness, to enable them to engineer it to be re-useable?

 

You have to admit, the earlier NASA rocket ships were beautiful, with their aerodynamic shapes.

 

Remember how the early artists imagined and drew rocketships of the 20th and 21st century in the 19th and 20th centuries? They all drew fabulous-shaped designs, like the Raygun Gothic Rocketship!

 

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/features/2010/yuris_night_art.html

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37 minutes ago, onetrack said:

That thing's about as aerodynamic as a house brick! Surely they don't plan to take it to supersonic speeds??

Turn the clock back and people were saying that about the F-4 Phantom, or the Flying Brick as they called it. Pilots used to say that it was proof you could make a brick fly if you have enough thrust.

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1 hour ago, onetrack said:

That thing's about as aerodynamic as a house brick! Surely they don't plan to take it to supersonic speeds??

 

Did they sack all the aerodynamics engineers, so they could save enough money on the slipperiness, to enable them to engineer it to be re-useable?

 

You have to admit, the earlier NASA rocket ships were beautiful, with their aerodynamic shapes.

 

Remember how the early artists imagined and drew rocketships of the 20th and 21st century in the 19th and 20th centuries? They all drew fabulous-shaped designs, like the Raygun Gothic Rocketship!

 

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/news/features/2010/yuris_night_art.html

 

No that is minus the nose cone. It is just a test. 

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Space Mission antiques returning home!? I'm amazed some rich American hasn't initiated and funded a huge programme to go and capture the errant antique rocket booster, and return it intact to Earth - where it can be displayed as a outstanding exhibit of American superiority in technology!

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The fastest ever crewed trip to the ISS is set for Wednesday. Roscosmos are using the new Soyuz-2.1a rocket which carried it's first crewed flight back in April. The trip will take just over three hours with only two orbits.

 

 

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