xeni at September 12th, 2013 10:58 — #1
seanc0x0 at September 12th, 2013 11:20 — #2
That video, cows or no, is the coolest thing I've seen in a while!
Though, it kind of reminds me of playing a Lunar Lander knockoff on my dad's TRS-80 (but with less kaboom)
the_steve at September 12th, 2013 11:28 — #3
At first I thought "wow this rocket sucks." Then the video got all Lunar Lander and it was indeed really cool.
snagglepuss at September 12th, 2013 11:51 — #4
They ain't exactly crazy about hot air balloons, either.
Or cloud shadows, or pretty much anything big and unexpected coming out of the sky.
waterloonie at September 12th, 2013 12:08 — #5
Or really, anything big and unexpected. When you're a prey species, big and unexpected just ain't your thing.
gyrofrog at September 12th, 2013 12:24 — #6
Yeah, at first I thought this was a misfire, and I thought "wow, they're willing to show that, just to share a humorous video about cows?"
rocketpj at September 12th, 2013 13:49 — #7
lightningwaltz at September 12th, 2013 14:08 — #8
Sounds like a Propane cutting torch. Indeed thought was a misfire. Cool landing.
mrmonkey at September 12th, 2013 15:42 — #9
Yeah, I think they buried the lede on that one. I've seen plenty of cows in my day; even seen some of them running. I've never seen a rocket land on it's fins. Freakin' awesome!
vrplumber at September 12th, 2013 16:28 — #10
bucket at September 12th, 2013 21:01 — #11
The next video should have beagles.
kimmo at September 13th, 2013 08:41 — #12
I think the Grasshopper's been blogged here before.
But nonetheless, a mere 10 comments in 22 hours is pretty lame, IMO... shame, BB community, for not bestowing this thread with the firehose of superlatives it deserves.
Never mind the cows, that is one hell of an impressive feat, no less the second time. Or is that just another angle? I don't remember seeing grass in the last vid.
silverjacket at September 13th, 2013 11:12 — #13
When the Grasshopper did its lateral flying maneuver in August, a lot of science stories covered it. Amazingly, not one (that I could find) explains HOW the rocket flies laterally. Does anyone here know?
xeni at September 17th, 2013 10:58 — #14
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