JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/09/that-was-freakin-awesome.html (4 comments)

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jsid-1222658378-597142  Sarah at Mon, 29 Sep 2008 03:19:38 +0000

I think people forget that failure is endemic to experimental technology. The failure rate in the early days of rocketry was pretty high. Heck, the failure rate these days isn't that close to zero. In my opinion, it's practically a miracle that SpaceX was a success on the fourth attempt, and bodes well for the future.

I've met several astronauts and NASA engineers in my career, and I always ask them what they think of the private space endeavor. The older ones say it's a pipe dream. The younger ones say that the future of space commerce and travel depends on private enterprise.

jsid-1222698918-597148  Myles at Mon, 29 Sep 2008 14:35:18 +0000

Good for SpaceX, at least someone is still looking up and out.

jsid-1222704954-597155  Matt at Mon, 29 Sep 2008 16:15:54 +0000

Video here. It's quite cool, especially the first stage separation.

jsid-1222743184-597172  Kevin Baker at Tue, 30 Sep 2008 02:53:04 +0000

Linkee no workee!

But it's available here!

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