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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #40 on: 03/27/2017 06:26 PM »
I'm just glad I live in the same time zone as LC-39A, that way I can ignore all the ET, EDT, EST, GMT time zone confusion in the SpaceX threads!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #41 on: 03/27/2017 11:20 PM »
Just my luck, launch date moved again to a date and time i won't be able to watch it live! :P
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #42 on: 03/28/2017 12:58 AM »
Lots of Static Fire photos from Brady Kenniston‏ (@TheFavoritist)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradykenniston/sets/72157678598520073

A couple attached. Click the link for the rest and in hi res.

Good man as he was asking us what we wanted, etc.
If you haven't checked out these pics you should. Really gorgeous and very high res... I just got a couple new desktop backgrounds....
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #43 on: 03/28/2017 03:33 AM »
from the discussion thread...
No sign of venting yet.

i.e.
 
"I just can't believe whats happening on the pad these days!!!"

or,

 "For crying out loud, get the static fire done already? WHAT is taking so lonnnngggggg"

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #44 on: 03/28/2017 08:01 AM »
Well the change works for me. I teach at a Uni, and have been asking my students about whether they knew anything about SpaceX, many of them did, and many knew about the launch. Which is excellent!!!!

But the original time corresponded to 8am Australia time, which was when I had an 8am lecture.

Although, I did develop a backup plan, which was to have the spaceX launch stream running in the bottom right hand corner of a screen while I droned on about the intricacies of programming in different languages - which a satisfying number of students thought was a very good idea . But now, its 9am Friday Aussie time, and I don't have a class until 11am - so I can zone out without haven't to focus on two things at once - hoorah!!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #45 on: 03/28/2017 03:30 PM »
Launch Viewing for SpaceX SES-10

Watch the launch from Kennedy Space Center!

Witness liftoff from Kennedy Space Centerís Launch Complex 39 as the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches from LC-39A carrying the SES-10 communications satellite for SES. This is the first reuse of a recovered first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon 9 rocketís reusable first stage will attempt a controlled landing on the autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS), Of Course I Still Love You, in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #46 on: 03/28/2017 07:58 PM »
I couldn't be online for the start time, so I wasn't going to try this time.  But, I guess I'll take a low percentage shot anyway.  O-26

If more shotgun starts are contemplated for future games, I hope we can stagger the start times some.

Future start times to be decided with:
$ echo $(($RANDOM % 24)) UTC

or:

By subtracting 1 from a 24 sided die.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #47 on: 03/28/2017 08:06 PM »
I couldn't be online for the start time, so I wasn't going to try this time.  But, I guess I'll take a low percentage shot anyway.  O-26

If more shotgun starts are contemplated for future games, I hope we can stagger the start times some.

Future start times to be decided with:
$ echo $(($RANDOM % 24)) UTC

or:

By subtracting 1 from a 24 sided die.

Or start the left half of the ASDS 12 hours before the right half.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #48 on: 03/28/2017 08:48 PM »
I couldn't be online for the start time, so I wasn't going to try this time.  But, I guess I'll take a low percentage shot anyway.  O-26

If more shotgun starts are contemplated for future games, I hope we can stagger the start times some.

Future start times to be decided with:
$ echo $(($RANDOM % 24)) UTC

or:

By subtracting 1 from a 24 sided die.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #49 on: 03/28/2017 09:10 PM »
Green elf casts the transmorgify spell
I thought it was breaths fire.... or is that just the nine wizards, what their name again?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #50 on: 03/29/2017 08:33 PM »
I'm a little surprised this didn't raise the insurance rate. There are a whole lot of factors you can't test on a stand.
 If they get this worked out in the next year, maybe they'll only need to build one booster for Boca Chica until they move up from one a month. Maybe two boosters in case Home Depot is closed the day they need to buy parts for refurbishment.

Will Home Depot take my Lowe's card?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #51 on: 03/30/2017 01:12 AM »
Possibly playing right now in the HIF:


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #52 on: 03/30/2017 06:56 AM »
I'm a little surprised this didn't raise the insurance rate. There are a whole lot of factors you can't test on a stand.
 If they get this worked out in the next year, maybe they'll only need to build one booster for Boca Chica until they move up from one a month. Maybe two boosters in case Home Depot is closed the day they need to buy parts for refurbishment.

Will Home Depot take my Lowe's card?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #53 on: 03/30/2017 02:04 PM »
"The Merlin parts are now on Aisle 17, past the Gorilla Tape, Sir.  Take one of the big carts."
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #54 on: 03/30/2017 02:25 PM »
Dirty core on the pad. :D

High resolution picture.  :D

The future is made of dirty boosters and kinda rusted structures!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #55 on: 03/30/2017 02:42 PM »
"The Merlin parts are now on Aisle 17, past the Gorilla Tape, Sir.  Take one of the big carts."
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #56 on: 03/30/2017 03:06 PM »
"The Merlin parts are now on Aisle 17, past the Gorilla Tape, Sir.  Take one of the big carts."
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #57 on: 03/30/2017 03:35 PM »
Dirty core on the pad. :D

High resolution picture.  :D

The future is made of dirty boosters and kinda rusted structures!

Probably doesn't have that new rocket smell anymore...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #58 on: 03/30/2017 04:24 PM »
I hereby dub thee Blackjack. Time to double down!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #59 on: 03/30/2017 04:43 PM »
"The Merlin parts are now on Aisle 17, past the Gorilla Tape, Sir.  Take one of the big carts."
Nine for the price of one
Buy 8 get the ninth one free
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** We also offer free delivery. But we REALLY think you should pay for delivery, as we can't be responsible for what happens if we just land on top of your boardroom....
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