Vertical Landing Rockets Before SpaceX

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Justin Y. : KSP has taught me to always revert my save when I try a suicide burn

Greg Brockway : Gets notification, drops everything, clicks like before viewing, grabs a cup of coffee, complements Paul before viewing, watches video.

Sany0 : again....came for the title....stayed for the shirt....

TAOFLEDERMAUS : And let's not forget SPECTRE, who used vertically-landing rockets in You Only Live Twice. (and rocket guns!)

Warped Perception : I have to tell you, you have inspired me to dress up a little nicer when I'm on camera, historically I wear cheap Walmart shirts...lbvs. now you know when you see me wearing nice shirts it's because of you !!!

Daniel Matthews : We stand on the shoulders of giants, and occasionally the faces of many midgets...

Marc : SpaceX is the first one to do it economically and reliably. I give them the gold star.

MePhIsTo : Please do a video on "Rosetta Mission".

Chris Weiser : I was one of the Scaled Composites engineers on the DC-X program. The final flight of DC-XA occurred when it touched down on the pad. Unfortunately, one of the four pressure lines that deployed the landing gear struts had not been connected. DC-XA remained vertical for a few moments, but inevitably started to tilt as the open line failed to support its strut. KaBOOM.....

Cupcake Conspiracy : Space x actually sends things to orbit and back, blue origin doesn’t

HebaruSan : Please don't feed the confusion by telling people that Starman's Tesla went "to Mars." It's on an orbit that crosses Mars's orbit, but will not be arriving at the red planet for the foreseeable future.

Little Cripple : Just 5 days till the next Block 5 (Falcon 9) launch. Can't wait to see how they pan out. Between 6-10 flights each Elon reckoned in one interview. Unfortunately but understandably NASA want a fixed design for man flight, but I'd still love it if they would tweak them to make keep improving like they did with block 4.

Aaron Porebski : Jeff Who?

Carl Howard : What? No mention of Armadillo Aerospace?

Laughing Cheeze : WOW, I had no idea Scaled Composites was around back then!!

VodkaHindJelly : Not a new idea at all. Professor Calculus did this in TinTin Destination Moon way back in the early 50's. :-)

Ginny855 : Did the McDonnell douglas dc x tip over in 7:24 or is it just the movements of the camera? Very interesting video as always 😊

PeterC : Great how science fiction becomes science fact given time....

Sam : Elon called one of the Thai cave rescuers a 'pedo' out of pure malice. I've lost all respect for Musk now 😔

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Alpha Adhito : Geez, I remember watching DC-X demonstration flights in Science channel in what... 15 years ago? as a kid. Now we have Falcon 9 and New Shepard, just wow

2 Minute Tour : The rendezvous radar was not left on accidentally. Buzz got permission from Mission Control before the flight to leave the rendezvous radar in case of a last minute abort. It was felt that this would make the abort more reliable, if it were to be needed. However, while they tested this in the simulator prior to the flight and while in the simulator it worked fine running both landing and rendezvous radar at the same time, this turned out to be a problem on the actual LM due to the fact that the wiring was different. The two radars running eventually caused an overload in the computer and the computer kept resetting itself and starting back again with what it deemed the most important items, which was not the rendezvous radar. Eventually the computer tried to run the rendezvous radar and another 1202 or 1201 alarm would cause a quick reset of the system. Basically, the computer rebooted itself automatically within a split second and resumed at priority task #1. Mission Control was aware that the 1202 and 1201 alarms were not mission critical alarms, but neither Neil nor Buzz apparently knew this, despite a Sim just a few days before launch that went over these exact alarms and which caused Steve Bales, in the Sim, to call an abort. Upon recognition that this was the wrong decision, he made a cheat sheet that showed clearly that these two alarms were not deal breakers. Because this info was not shared with the crew, they had the extra stress of worrying about the alarms and the effect on the landing at the most critical moments of the first landing. Steve Bales was a hero to the press for calling out that "we are go on that alarm" but it would have been better had he shared this with the crew prior to launch.

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Ed Langer : Despite the program alarms, LM Eagle was given a go for landing. The reason Armstrong took manual control was so that he could overfly the boulder field to which he was headed.

Peizxcv : NASA's greatest obstacle isn't space, it is incompetent managers

Sean Barker : Can your next video be on the Elon Musk submarine that saved the Thai children from the cave... oh wait that was just a shameless plug that he did 😂

gptrees1 : Was the radar really accidentally left on? I thought Buzz left it on intentionally just to eliminate a step in case of an emergency abort.

Stratostrophic Jones : Fantastic video 👍👍👍👍

Jeriku : Tintin and the XFLR6

Namportuh Kee : great stuff, thank you good sir

JeeD : come for the info stay for the shirts

Mac The Knife : The Flying Bedstead was the name of the Rolls-Royce Thrust Measuring Rig, not the NASA vehicle. Better to not confuse the two considering how massively different they were. A little bit of research goes a long way.

Vincent Rouleau : Please note the the computer alarm did prevent the computer landing the LM. The computer was still flying the LM when Armstrong went into re-target point selection mode. The computer was overloaded from input from the rendez-vous radar, but successfully flushed out those radar input requests and continued to fly the LM at all time.

Joshua The Science god : @curious Droid just a suggestion, i would get your throat checked put by a doctor. It looks swollen to me, not trying to embarrass you. I'm genuinely concern. Enjoy your day

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First Name : I love aerospace history and of course those sassy shirts.

crazymuthaphukr : As always Scaled Composites was 20 years ahead of their time. Scaled Compostites >>>> Space X and all other aero companies combined.

Ancel Rick : the DOUGLAS DC-X “DELTA CLIPPER” was the sexiest of them all.

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Bob Senior : I love your videos and of course your shirts lol. I remember seeing that jet pack here in Australia late sixties and it was amazing. He flew once around the Sydney Showgrounds and the noise was incredible. We all thought I've got to get one of those and then of course found out the things didn't go very far. Oh well back to the rush hour traffic. All the best. And keep it coming.

Haos666 : @Curious_Droid You have missed few other projects, one quite notable, by David Masten and his Xombie. He managed it to start and land back in 2009, which is being said to be the direct inspiration of Falcon 9 Grasshopper in 2011 and futher on - F9 Stage 1 landing/recovery programme.

Kevin Doyle : Amazing video always great content on this channel

Michael S. Howard : Fact, rocket landing in Earth atmosphere is harder to land on the moon's zero atmosphere... Landing on mars depending upon weather could be more or less easier. So what spacex did is way harder.

Moemen Sultan : Dear Professor Paul Shillito ,I love your content and I am always looking forward to seeing your wonderful content . As an astronotics fanatic and a future aerospace engineer could you please make a video about MHD , please ? best regards !

BRETT : Im curious,didnt the LEM do this on a different planet,and on its first attempt?

Alvin Lam : Blue origin didn't even teach orbit. Saying what blue origin has accomplished is similar to that of SpaceX is like saying what Jeff someone has accomplished more than I did.

Alexander : All lies, Elon Musk just stole Sheldons idea.... ;)

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