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Rocket Lab wants to dry off and reuse Electron booster recovered from the ocean

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Re: Probably just as well

I'm not referring to SpaceX because landing "upright" is a dumb idea that cost them lots of money during testing and offers zero advantage and burns even more fuel in Earth's atmosphere

Great minds think alike - I agree, the upright landing trick requires quite a lot of extra payload to pull off. That said, there is an open question of how much damage is sustained by plunking a hot rocket into a cold bath of corrosive fluid (seawater is not a friendly liquid) as opposed to landing and being allowed to cool down at a more leasurely pace. Anyone?

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