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I compiled my CRS-10 pad shots into a GIF, check it out!

Maybe it's the loading of the Gif but it kinda looks like it is taking of in slo-mo and then it finally puts the hammer down.

Rear view of the Soviet space shuttle Buran, on display at the 38th Paris International Air and Space Show in 1989. The only launch of a Buran-class orbiter occurred on November 15, 1988 on an unmanned mission. After two orbits of the earth, it successfully returned to Earth.

Rear view of the Soviet space shuttle Buran, on display at the 38th Paris International Air and Space Show in 1989. The only launch of a Buran-class orbiter occurred on November 15, 1988 on an unmanned mission. After two orbits of the earth, it successfully returned to Earth.

Soviet design made more sense than the US shuttle, I think. With both, the shuttle was basically the payload but the Soviets could use their super-heavy-lift platform to launch other things too while the US system always had to drag the whole shuttle up.

Had the USSR not been in collapse at this point, I wonder what they might have done with that heavy lift capability?

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The Launch of CRS-10

I am really proud of Elon Musk for keeping his vision moving forward despite setbacks. Getting into the rocket market with no previous experience and becoming one of the main contenders in the industry took a lot of guts, and he's still going. Fly on SpaceX, fly on

Reflection of the heavens on a lake

Reflection of the heavens on a lake

I swear some pictures are better than what my eyes could see in real life.

This is why we think there's a Black Hole in middle of our galaxy: these stars seem to be orbiting around nothing.

Wow. That's an incredible time lapse. You think it's bad waiting for the next season of Games of Thrones. Imagine watching this play out.

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