SpaceX manned rocket launch.

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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
OptimisticJock wrote:Is it being broadcast anywhere?
I've got youtube on the telly. Watching the spacex stream called crew demo-2
Cheers
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Boobs not Moobs wrote:goose bumps watching the history.
People bei g shot into space ain't historic
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Anonymous. wrote:
Boobs not Moobs wrote:goose bumps watching the history.
People bei g shot into space ain't historic
I don't understand your comment, they had a segment about launch pad 39 and the missions that have left from there.
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The weather still looks like shit.
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Boobs not Moobs wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Boobs not Moobs wrote:goose bumps watching the history.
People bei g shot into space ain't historic
I don't understand your comment, they had a segment about launch pad 39 and the missions that have left from there.
Experienced NASA astronauts going back to rocket tech from the normal NASA launch site. Doesn't even make the news when Russia do similar. Private money does not make it exciting or particularly historic for me
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When is the next window?
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Weather is good for go currently.
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T-35
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Thunderbirds are go. :)
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I can’t get past ‘Bob and Doug’, sounds like a redneck away team. Is uncle Jesse manning the comms?
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The Yanks do love a bit of melodrama, don't they?
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Short Man Syndrome wrote:I can’t get past ‘Bob and Doug’, sounds like a redneck away team. Is uncle Jesse manning the comms?
That would be Bo and Luke.

Do you want them named Aeaea or whatever it was?

Visiting my folks in eastern N.C. on vacation, going to see if we can maybe make it out as it flies above.
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T - 2 mins
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Shit that is quick
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Watched it on CNN - It took off about 10 seconds before their fcuking countdown finished!! What a shit show.
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Rumham wrote:Watched it on CNN - It took off about 10 seconds before their fcuking countdown finished!! What a shit show.
Not if watching on the 'tube
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:thumbup:

I've never watched a manned launch live before.

The speed of that thing leaving the ground is nuts.
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These two dudes picked a good time to leave, to be fair.
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Awesome to watch live with all those cameras...some well needed footage of humans doing good and clever stuff.

Dragon inserted into orbit and the first stage recovered...congrats Space X and NASA! :thumbup:
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PourSomeRuggerOnMe wrote:These two dudes picked a good time to leave, to be fair.
ET is going to be pissed if he ends up with coronavirus
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Nolanator wrote::thumbup:

I've never watched a manned launch live before.

The speed of that thing leaving the ground is nuts.

That seemed so much faster than the shuttle or Apollo missions (A lot smaller to be fair)
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tc27 wrote:Awesome to watch live with all those cameras...some well needed footage of humans doing good and clever stuff.

Dragon inserted into orbit and the first stage recovered...congrats Space X and NASA! :thumbup:
The video quality and availability is so good compared to footage of Apollo and Shuttle missions.
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Enzedder wrote:
Nolanator wrote::thumbup:

I've never watched a manned launch live before.

The speed of that thing leaving the ground is nuts.

That seemed so much faster than the shuttle or Apollo missions (A lot smaller to be fair)

Much higher thrust to weight ration that Apollo or STS.

A 21st century ride to orbit at last.
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Awesome. Boldly going where no two hill-billies have gone before!
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Pretty impressive.
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Look South guys in the UK - we might be able to see it
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Next, the moon. Then...

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Great stuff, was actually quite nervous watching that take off
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Watched the skies but no sign of it.
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tc27 wrote:Look South guys in the UK - we might be able to see it
I was trying, some light cloud cover here but can't see anything. Probably too bright out still.
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Appreantly there may be a chance of seeing it on the second orbit at 10:15pm
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ISS should be doing a pass at 22:06, as well.

Rising from the Western horizon, looping halfway up the sky, then setting East of the southern horizon.
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The most impressive thing was the landing of the first stage spot on the target on the pickup ship.
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Phredd wrote:The most impressive thing was the landing of the first stage spot on the target on the pickup ship.
That really must be a game changer in terms of cost of space travel
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Phredd wrote:The most impressive thing was the landing of the first stage spot on the target on the pickup ship.
Does the second stage come down too?

I presume this now greatly helps support Musk on his ambitions to fully colonise Mars?
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Phredd wrote:The most impressive thing was the landing of the first stage spot on the target on the pickup ship.
How long after take off did this happen?
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Lemoentjie wrote:
Phredd wrote:The most impressive thing was the landing of the first stage spot on the target on the pickup ship.
How long after take off did this happen?
around 10-12 minutes
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The beeping sounds just like my microwave, disconcerting.
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Wendigo7 wrote:
Phredd wrote:The most impressive thing was the landing of the first stage spot on the target on the pickup ship.
Does the second stage come down too?

I presume this now greatly helps support Musk on his ambitions to fully colonise Mars?

No the second stage was the engine that inserted the dragon into orbit so its in orbit to.
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Somebody has put up a photo of the rocket here:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... ater&ifg=1

Not sure how to put it on the bored.
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