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Elon reminding us that Rockets are hard, and not to expect too much from the first Falcon Heavy launch, but come down and watch 'cause if we fuck up, the explosion might be really cool to watch.

 

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/07/falcon-heavy-prepares-debut-musk-urges-caution-expectations/

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Patent for a viscous liquid monopropellant; https://www.google.com/patents/US20120234196

 

Why this is interesting is because it was issued (years ago) to the founder of RocketLab, who just tested a new kick stage; http://spacenews.com/rocket-lab-launch-also-tested-new-kick-stage/

 

(credit to SA spaceflight thread for find)

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The space agency also showed off a quirky selfie of the Curiosity, which celebrated its 14th year on Mars this month.

 

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NASA’s Andrew Good said: “When Curiosity landed on Mars five years ago,

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Belesarius said:

As Meatloaf would say, Don't be sad, cause two outta three ain't bad.

 

More importantly, the two boosters that landed successfully were reflys. Which opens up a bunch of potential marketing/monetization options for SpaceX. Since the re-flown boosters seem to be as reliable if not more reliable, maybe SpaceX could charge a premium for the reflown boosters, or just advertise based on the fact that they can.

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