Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Good news, bad news and long reaching effects

First the good news. It appears the Falcon 9 CRS-6 successfully got the Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.

The bad news is that the first stage landing wasn't successful again. Well, that's not terrible since Elon Must only gave it a 50% probability of success (with an 80% chance by year's end).

Finally, when I saw the announcement of ULA's Vulcan rocket, I couldn't help think that SpaceX inspired part of its mission profile. Would they have gone for recoverable engines if there wasn't an 'R' in the Falcon9R? I dunno.