Re: Chasing rainbows
> Every tonne of fuel that the rocket expends in a soft landing will require 11 tonnes of fuel to get it into orbit, and then more fuel for de-orbit, just so that it can be used in the soft landing.
Wow, good thing the first stage doesn't go into orbit then. And good thing Daedalus doesn't design rockets.
(watch the videos, first stage separates well before orbital speed is reached)