How to recover the Space Shuttle's Boosters

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+4 1. xzebte commented 9 years ago

i dont understand a single thing its all complicated
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+24 2. Jerry_Fkn_Maguir commented 9 years ago

#1 Tow it to shore...Pretty simple
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+22 3. datastreamdude commented 9 years ago

it was a bit ZZZzzz

maybe they should have got Hollywood to shoot it instead, lol.
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+34 4. trebligumbo commented 9 years ago

#1 Do you just mean this vid or about life in general?
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+6 5. detonatordan commented 9 years ago

I was always told that they burned up on re-entry.
Now I know differently.
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+10 6. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

I was there in my small fishing boat, found one first and took it home ;)
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+3 7. gringo commented 9 years ago

#6 what if it fell on your small fishing boat, scary, I wouldn't fish anymore in that area. I don't think that they can control where these boosters gonna fall precisely.
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+3 8. Wiggy commented 9 years ago

Man, those things need parachutes!
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+4 9. Sizzlik (admin) commented 9 years ago

#7 i guess they calculate the area of the drop and close it for fishing boats...the ocean is a pretty big place..and our calculations can be pretty accurate =)
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+3 10. Gorf commented 9 years ago

#5 the tank burns up, the big part that the shuttle piggybacks, but everything else is reusable.
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+3 11. loadrunner commented 9 years ago

#7 that would realy ruin your whole day
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+2 12. detonatordan commented 9 years ago

#10 oh O.K. now I see. Thanx.
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+4 13. therob42 commented 9 years ago

My God thats one big floater!
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+2 14. mikeab commented 9 years ago

#8 They do use parachutes - I guess they just weren't close enough to film them in use.