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  1. Andy Kettler

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    "Fairing reentry on the ViaSat-3 mission was the hottest and fastest we've ever attempted. The fairings re-entered the atmosphere greater than 15x the speed of sound, creating a large trail of plasma in its wake"

    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1653509582046769156

    15 x speed of sound = 5145 m / s = 18522 Km / h
     
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    absolutely awesome - words fail me - I am not sure about timeline for actual human use, but I do hope I get to see it used in a meaningful way
     
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