SpaceX almost pulled off its ambitious fairing recovery

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I don't get catching the fairing, sure it'll be impressive but it must be cheaper just to make a new one compared to thrusters, parachutes and a massive ship to catch it.
 

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I don't get catching the fairing, sure it'll be impressive but it must be cheaper just to make a new one compared to thrusters, parachutes and a massive ship to catch it.
I think they are trying to make as many of the components as possible reusable.

When I read the article I pictured our descendents standing at the helm of a space ship chatting about how this private company was the only reason they are millions of lightyears from earth.
 
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