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Offline malu5531

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #240 on: 05/01/2017 11:58 AM »
Congratulations! Amazing footage from stage separation all the way to landing.  8)

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #241 on: 05/01/2017 11:59 AM »
Congratulations to the camera operator who gave us the most impressive video yet of a launch and landing.

A side congratulations for whatever weather deity made the skies that clear for the camera operator.

And of course, congratulations to all involved with the operation.  It is getting to be old hat but still very impressive.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #242 on: 05/01/2017 11:59 AM »
Congrats, I guess.  Missed it commuting to work.  Replays?  :P

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #243 on: 05/01/2017 11:59 AM »
Congrats to SpaceX for the successful mission and for giving us this epic footage! Lets hope they have enough tracking cameras for the Falcon Heavy mission  ;D

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #244 on: 05/01/2017 12:00 PM »
 That's definitely not getting old yet, that was truly amazing, cinematic. Congrats to SpaceX once again, what they're making routine is astonishing.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #245 on: 05/01/2017 12:00 PM »
I normally try to keep my exhilaration at seeing a launch internal to my brain so as to not disturb the rest of the house and remove the last remaining doubts that I am certifiably crazy .... But this time I couldn't contain myself and was cheering loudly as the return unfolded.  Congrats to all involved!  Simply awesome to watch.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #246 on: 05/01/2017 12:01 PM »
Congratulations to SpaceX, NRO, USAF, the range, FAA, and definitely the tracking camera guy!  Nice and smooth on the countdown and an incredibly routine landing!  ;D

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #247 on: 05/01/2017 12:05 PM »
Congratulations to all concerned and the outstanding landing coverage.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #248 on: 05/01/2017 12:11 PM »
Amazing new camera angles today.  :)

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #249 on: 05/01/2017 12:13 PM »
Congratulations to all.

I cannot remember how many wows I uttered aloud after MECO, but as others have written, it was truly amazing footage, showing just how special what SpaceX are doing really is.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #250 on: 05/01/2017 12:31 PM »
Typical SpaceX.  Just look how lame their first stage is, it just cuts tail and runs after letting go of the second stage.  Must be afraid of the ocean or something.  Pffft.

Congrats!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #251 on: 05/01/2017 12:46 PM »
Congrats to all, well done! Better than a cup of coffee to wake up to! :)
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #252 on: 05/01/2017 12:53 PM »
Congrats to all involved! Awesome launch!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #253 on: 05/01/2017 12:57 PM »
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Beautiful sunrise liftoff of Falcon 9.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #254 on: 05/01/2017 01:00 PM »
Gorgeous, truly gorgeous. Most magnificent launch/landing footage I've seen. Being able to watch MECO, separation, and boostback ignition from the same tracking camera more than makes up for not having an interstage or upper stage camera. Congrats!

Also, a big thanks to SpaceX for giving us telemetry on the way up AND the way down. People are going to be analyzing the hell out of the EDL telemetry for ages.

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #255 on: 05/01/2017 01:01 PM »
The best morning TV show ever!

Congratulations to all involved!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #256 on: 05/01/2017 01:01 PM »
Congrats to all, and thanks again for the awesome coverage of events by NSF's intrepid team of citizen journalist reporters!

What SpaceX has done here is really quite an entrepreneurial and engineering accomplishment.  Notably, all of the reusable technology development was done by private market incentives! 

It was the entrepreneurial vision and very large private investment of Elon Musk, as well as the execution of 100s of people at SpaceX over years, that developed this this reusable technology over the past 7+years, that are now beginning to make this all look routine.
 
Silicon Valley software iterative and incremental development culture applied to the rocket launch industry!
Re arguments from authority on NSF:  "no one is exempt from error, and errors of authority are usually the worst kind.  Taking your word for things without question is no different than a bracket design not being tested because the designer was an old hand."
"You would actually save yourself time and effort if you were to use evidence and logic to make your points instead of wrapping yourself in the royal mantle of authority.  The approach only works on sheep, not inquisitive, intelligent people."

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #257 on: 05/01/2017 01:05 PM »
"...the execution of 100s of people at SpaceX "

I had heard that this approach was used in North Korea to encourage hard work among the survivors, but I didn't expect it to be used in the USA as well.  Still, these days, who knows?

edit/Lar: (party thread people, use it!)
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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #258 on: 05/01/2017 01:07 PM »
Wow...great visuals!

Congrats to SpaceX for a successful launch and landing!

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Re: LIVE: SpaceX Falcon 9 - NROL-76 - May 1, 2017 - UPDATES
« Reply #259 on: 05/01/2017 01:13 PM »
"...the execution of 100s of people at SpaceX "

I had heard that this approach was used in North Korea to encourage hard work among the survivors, but I didn't expect it to be used in the USA as well.  Still, these days, who knows?

Haha, I lol'ed...  :-)

Amazing footage indeed. Would have loved a closer ground-to-booster view on landing but that's my only quibble.

Congrats to the NRO on being able to snoop even more on all of us

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