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[–]dotnetjay 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I wanted to see that arm launch it like a paper airplane.

[–]Kyrias 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Do the panels not tuck in for re-entry?

[–]Senno_Ecto_Gammat 6 points7 points  (0 children)

The panels are attached to a part of the vehicle called the trunk. Both the panels and trunk are jettisoned before entry and then are discarded. Only the capsule survives reentry.

[–]standish_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Does anyone know why they moved it to windward for the first night?

Normally they just go straight out like the other nights.

[–]SomeDude9992 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Where does the fire com out from?

[–]Senno_Ecto_Gammat 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Dragon v1 only has little maneuvering thrusters visible as clusters of oval holes which look like this when they fire.

[–]SomeDude9992 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And the name dragon is officially earned.

[–]CatPhysicist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought they were going to play jingle bells with those things.