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Anonymous Blowhard

Re: I don't think this is the spirit of Tintin's gaily colored moon rocket

Maybe use a variant of the Royal Navy's solution for helicopters.

Add a "harpoon" to each foot and land on a metal grid; the harpoons would require a bit of lateral "float" so they don't prevent the feet from touching down and once down the harpoons would keep the rocket from tipping over. Even a single harpoon, deployed from the base of the rocket, could do the job, maybe with a mechanism to take up slack on touchdown.

http://www.thinkdefence.co.uk/2014/09/motion-compensated-helicopter-decks/

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