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Comment: like CORONA, in The Road Warrior (Score 1) 342

I was going to suggest a tower with a grapple just tall enough to hold the returning stage suspended.
But recent events have convinced me that snagging it out of the air with a giant auto-gyro and flying it back would be the most awesome solution.

Unfortunately, the nearest volcanoes are in the Caribbean. Although operating from St. Kitts might help with recruiting.

Comment: Elon's King of Swamp Castle (Score 2) 342

When I first came here, this was all swamp.
Everyone said I was daft to land a rocket on a barge, but I built in all the same, just to show them.
It sank into the ocean.
So I built a second one.
And that one sank into the ocean.
So I built a third.
That burned down, fell over, and then sank into the ocean.
But the fourth one stayed up. And that's what you're going to get, Son, the strongest rocket in all of aerospace.

Comment: Re:Launch Scrubbed (Score 1) 77

by Thud457 (#49465871) Attached to: SpaceX Launch Postponed
holy crap Elon, do I have to show you how to do everything?!!
It's Florida. We have lightning. Learn to deal.
1. Launch a sounding rocket from a nearby pad to trigger the lightning, thereby temporarily draining the local electrostatic potential.
like a Boss that ain't 'fraid of no litenin'

You can send my usual consulting fee to the usual account.

FORTRAN rots the brain. -- John McQuillin