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Offline Norm38

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1020 on: 09/07/2017 02:21 PM »
That last minute second leg deploy always makes me nervous.  Watching the landing pad get bigger and bigger I keep saying "Gear down! Gear down!"
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1021 on: 09/07/2017 02:43 PM »
I guess spaceX does control the X machine, they managed to slip lunch between an M7 and an X1 flare!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1022 on: 09/07/2017 03:44 PM »
Huh. Neat launch.

So how come no one else is landing and reusing rockets?  Looks easy...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1023 on: 09/07/2017 03:57 PM »
We have to wait almost a whole MONTH before we fly again!!!!! Remember when once a month was exciting and everyone thought they couldn't keep up that pace????

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1024 on: 09/07/2017 03:59 PM »
So how come no one else is landing and reusing rockets?  Looks easy...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1025 on: 09/07/2017 04:11 PM »
We have to wait almost a whole MONTH before we fly again!!!!! Remember when once a month was exciting and everyone thought they couldn't keep up that pace????

Well, on the upside that gives some time to clean up the mess that is barrelling down towards Cape from the south without automatically messing up the launch schedule. Here's hoping they don't get to rebuild any pads (again!) or hangars...

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1026 on: 09/12/2017 04:05 PM »
Uh....anyone hear from Jim??...last heard he was heading to Clearwater...in the path  of the storm ..

Jim's like Chuck Norris. He'll be fine.
So you're saying Irma changed course and didn't make direct landfall in Tampa to avoid going eye to eye with him?

Well you know the Rideout team were in a secure location to ensure their safety? It was just a normal office with Jim at the door.
Jim was in Clearwater (the water cleared up when it heard he was coming) and so they had to use just a picture...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1027 on: 09/12/2017 06:57 PM »
Uh....anyone hear from Jim??...last heard he was heading to Clearwater...in the path  of the storm ..

Jim's like Chuck Norris. He'll be fine.
So you're saying Irma changed course and didn't make direct landfall in Tampa to avoid going eye to eye with him?

Well you know the Rideout team were in a secure location to ensure their safety? It was just a normal office with Jim at the door.
Jim was in Clearwater (the water cleared up when it heard he was coming) and so they had to use just a picture...
Jim to storm: "No"
Storm ... runs away
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1028 on: 09/13/2017 07:08 PM »
If we had a party thread for the SES 11/ Echostar launch reusing an F9 stage 1, what would it be called ?

SES it again F9, again F9 agai...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1029 on: 09/13/2017 07:31 PM »
If we had a party thread for the SES 11/ Echostar launch reusing an F9 stage 1, what would it be called ?

Launch, Land, Launch, Land...... Is there an Echostar in the room?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1030 on: 09/14/2017 07:27 AM »
How not to land a orbital rocket booster

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZA0s7EAmF1/

Edit: Now longer and in HD!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1032 on: 09/14/2017 08:01 PM »
NSF Video Recovery footage makes it in there too! ;D

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/06/recovering-falcon-9-ocean-landing-video-done/
Sadly, uncredited but still cool.

I think the dancing rocket on deck is my fave part of a vid that has a LOT to love...
Airplane movie...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=l2iIq3zaP6k#t=6m07s
Flight F9 Now arriving at gate 10... 11... gate 12
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1033 on: 09/14/2017 11:07 PM »
SpaceX's Greatest Hits!  ;D :P 8)
For more than one meaning of the word "hit" ...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1034 on: 09/15/2017 04:09 AM »
I showed my wife the video and that led to explaining flight termination systems. She has now decided that her dream job is "designated rocket exploder".

I didn't break the news that a computer already stole her job.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1035 on: 09/20/2017 03:16 PM »
There have been so many photos looking up at the landed booster in front of SpaceX HQ at Hawthorne that sometimes we fail to apprehend the sheer size of the booster.  I made this graphic for the SpaceX Facebook group to help illustrate how big those grid fins are up at the top of the booster.  :D


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1036 on: 09/20/2017 04:41 PM »
They don't look very happy to be there.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1037 on: 09/20/2017 06:03 PM »
They don't look very happy to be there.
It was his idea. They had an argument. QED

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1038 on: 09/20/2017 06:21 PM »
OK, I can understand that Serta put in the low bid for fabricating the titanium grid fins, but, um... there needs to be some better corporate communications, here, about appropriate product testing... :D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1039 on: 09/20/2017 06:37 PM »
OK, I can understand that Serta put in the low bid for fabricating the titanium grid fins, but, um... there needs to be some better corporate communications, here, about appropriate product testing... :D

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