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Rocket Lab booster recovery.

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On 4/29/2022 at 8:55 AM, wmw999 said:

Wow. I’d have said it was impossible 10 years ago, but I’d probably be wrong.

Wendy P. 

The old Ryan 147 photo-recon drone was recovered in a similar way.

It was an autonomous aircraft that flew a pre-programmed path. It would end the flight by deploying a parachute that would be snatched mid-air by a plane or helicopter.

This was done back in the 50s & 60s. Lots of use over Viet Nam.


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