Dec 23, 2015 07:00PM: Stick the Landing Wednesday

event created by: Alex Satrapa

“Stick the landing” in gymnastics jargon means to complete a complex routine with the ideal pose (typically, upright and motionless, like a stick). On Tuesday, SpaceX “sticked their landing” with the Falcon 9 first stage, making history as the first entity to return an orbital launch vehicle to a terrestrial landing after an actual orbital launch. Other companies have landed rockets, including the Delta Clipper Experimental Advanced Reusable Launch Vehicle[1], with Blue origin repeating the DC-X accomplishments more recently.

Sticking the landing is a good thing, but don’t let the desire for perfection prevent you ever trying something.

In related news, my pneumatic water level sensor is creeping closer and closer to actually being installed. Come and talk to me about it on Wednesday night :smiley:


Open for 180.0 minutes, closing at Dec 23, 2015 10:00PM

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