NSF Live: SpaceX Brings Booster 7 Back to the Pad, Rocket Lab's First Catch, and More Space News – YouTube

NSF Live: SpaceX Brings Booster 7 Back to the Pad, Rocket Lab's First Catch, and More Space News


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  • Published On: 2022-05-09 02:35:40
  • Video Published/Author: NASASpaceflight
  • Video Duration: 01:54:26
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NSF Live is NASASpaceflight.com’s weekly show covering the latest in spaceflight. It is broadcast live on Sundays at 3 pm Eastern. On each show, we rotate through various hosts and special guests.

Today’s episode is hosted by John Galloway (Host and Producer NASASpaceflight.com), Chris Gebhardt (Assistant Managing Editor at NASASpaceflight.com), and Alejandro Alcantarilla (Writer at NASASpaceflight.com).

Additional coverage: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/


  1. Space X, the company who made flying dildos popular. I really miss the NASA space shuttle…. that looked like a real SPACE SHIP ..not like a shiny flying steel dildos. People, welcome to the age of dildos who might counquer Mars in the near future

  2. Seems like landing a Falcon booster on the land in the Bahamas would be extra work. Then you'd have to lower it onto its side to transport it to a port, have the right kind of crane to put it on a ship to take it back to the cape to go through the rest of the existing process… Better off just landing on a drone ship dontcha think?

  3. I absolutely LOVE NSF!!! Fun chats like this, and an amazing database of stunning info at the website, makes armchair engineers like myself so happy! Orgs like yours are the reason I logged onto the internet in the early '90s.

  4. If I recall from an old documentary, in early attempts to catch the film capsules for the early Corona spy satellite program, they couldn't deal with the oscillations with a helicopter, so ended up doing it with a fixed wing aircraft. I might be mistaken. I'm sure they watch old space documentaries.

  5. For the next Mars large drone, each rotors should also be a drone after the larger isn’t viable. Then you have 5-7… small drones to explore. Also allow for a base with larger solar/batteries to recharge + spend the winter hooked up to base station for component warming survival.

  6. Maybe the type of catch net set up SpaceX tried for fairings might work in the Rocketlab recovery plan. Catch it, lower it into the net, then secure it with an onboard crane. Lowering a long cylinder onto a deck, attaching rigging while in the air, breaking over,, securing etc. seems like a bit of a nightmare. There are obviously some very skilled people out there that could do this, but why do the risk? I think a soft drop might be an option.

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