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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1640 on: 03/18/2017 09:37 PM »
That was no static fire, that was full duration burn, with several restarts.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1641 on: 03/18/2017 09:50 PM »
I'm thinking that this might also be a record for the fastest turnaround at 39A (25 days).  I don't know how to go about finding a list of all launches from there with dates, though.

The fastest (previous) turnaround at 39A was 29 days between STS-51F Challenger and STS-51I Discovery in 1985.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1642 on: 03/20/2017 11:21 PM »
Well this one went through a bunch of updates today, to summarize L2 (and this is the very latest and post Atlas V slip)

39A Pad Shakedown Report - Cleared for use (really holding up well!)

Static Fire March 26
Launch March 29 (1659 - 1929 EDT)
First stage - remember, this one has already launched, will attempt a second landing on the ASDS. Getting this S1 back twice would blow a lot of minds! :)
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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1643 on: 03/21/2017 12:21 AM »
Do we need to start a mind blown bingo?   :o

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1644 on: 03/21/2017 01:42 AM »
Do we need to start a mind blown bingo?   :o

For really mind blown; how about a second landing on ASDS OCISLY, and the F9 stage will be secured by a large "Roomba" robot emerging from a "garage door" in the ASDS blastwall?

Check out the ASDS thread for a pic of the robot on OCISLY, plus upthread, pics of the garage door. :) 

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1645 on: 03/21/2017 02:46 AM »
Great.  Now I have a song running through my head: Adelle, singing "Roomba Has It".

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1646 on: 03/21/2017 03:15 AM »
Someone just *has* to play the Star Wars 'Imperial March' when Optimus Prime exits its garage...
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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1647 on: 03/21/2017 05:29 AM »
The Roomba is a bingo cheating device.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1648 on: 03/21/2017 06:23 AM »
Someone just *has* to play the Star Wars 'Imperial March' when Optimus Prime exits its garage...

With Ben being in charge of the webcast, I can totally see that happen..

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1649 on: 03/21/2017 06:59 AM »
There are some not-yet-fully unconfirmed reports about the "roomba" robot. Specifically, its software. The robot doesn't just look like a roomba, its using a version of the real roomba's control program. This software will also be in the next update for the Tesla's auto-parking mode, utilizing the Tesla's impact sensors rather than its proximity detectors. 


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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1650 on: 03/21/2017 07:25 AM »
Definitely think Xoomba should have a name.

"Catch as catch can"?
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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1651 on: 03/21/2017 09:24 AM »
Definitely think Xoomba should have a name.

"Catch as catch can"?

Optimus Prime was tossed out by a SpaceXer.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=42511.msg1655770#msg1655770
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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1652 on: 03/21/2017 09:47 AM »
[...] how about a second landing on ASDS OCISLY, and the F9 stage will be secured by a large "Roomba" robot emerging from a "garage door" in the ASDS blastwall?

Someone needs to yell "Thunderbirds are GO!"

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1653 on: 03/21/2017 01:26 PM »
Given all the Cats riding Roombas videos, I hope they name it after a pet, like Fluffy, Buzz, or maybe a dog metaphor like Rover, or Spot.

example if we need one...

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1654 on: 03/21/2017 01:58 PM »
Well, the Death Star grabbed the Millennium Falcon so the grabbot should be call Death Star.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1655 on: 03/21/2017 02:00 PM »
God I hope we get to see video of the Roomba in action. The idea of that thing just makes me irrationally giddy.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1656 on: 03/21/2017 02:38 PM »
As fairly mentioned on the report to mods, we may need to land this party thread and launch it again ;) Let me have a think about the process.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1657 on: 03/21/2017 02:42 PM »
As fairly mentioned on the report to mods, we may need to land this party thread and launch it again ;) Let me have a think about the process.
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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1658 on: 03/21/2017 10:27 PM »
mme wins the internet for today ;)

OK, so yeah, we need a second thread. I'll take thread title suggestions over the next 24 hour period. The post with the most likes over the next 24 hours, wins.

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Re: The Fully and Rapidly Reusable Launch Party Thread
« Reply #1659 on: 03/21/2017 10:42 PM »
At SpaceX, this is the time we Roomba party thread.

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