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View Diary: Merry SpaceXmas! SpaceX Test Launches 10-Story "Grasshopper" 12 Stories High, Lands Vertically. (88 comments)

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  •  I'm not sure. (0+ / 0-)

    I think the first stage might be able to fly back to the same pad - it would be over water the whole time anyway, since they would launch out of Canaveral, Vandenberg, or on the Gulf Coast of Texas.  The second stage should be able to complete a full orbit in order to land back at the same pad.  And, of course, Dragon can deorbit whenever it wants, so it can land back at the same pad too.

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    by Troubadour on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 02:11:41 PM PST

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