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Re: Rocket Lunches

well, it maybe isnt. but its not a completely clear-cut thing as soft landing isnt a trivial endeavour either. Nothing about space is clear-cut. But soft-landing on the ground, right at the site where post-landing assessment and maintenance would be performed, seems like an optimal solution - one t...

Re: Rocket Lunches

because the extra stuff and control for soft landing may is more effort than solving the (mostly materials science) problems with water landing. a salt proof seal is also less moving parts than a fine-tuned softland rocket control system :V /me is not talking about the outside. You open the hatch, ...

Re: Rocket Lunches

because there could never be a material that is impervious to seawater? It's mostly seals, electronics, sensors, some Al and Al-Mg parts. Some composites don't like water as well, and do unpredictable things. I'd say it's easier to land on land than bother with water-proofing (which is weight, comp...

Re: Rocket Lunches

"dont ever try to do rocketry better than the russians did since the 60s! its compltely pointless! there can be no improvements!" Warm seawater is very corrosive - and it's a scientific fact that doesn't depend on your worldview :-) That's why Boeing's Starliner spaceship potentially has it easier ...

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