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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #920 on: 08/01/2017 07:45 PM »
Actually I pulled it off of Electrex's article, https://electrek.co/2017/07/27/tesla-model-s-chaser-car-launch-spy-planes-royal-air-force/ that Flight Global's Stephen Trimble, https://twitter.com/FG_STrim tweeted this morning, https://twitter.com/FG_STrim/status/892351094751449088

If you really want proper accreditation.... Now where Electrex may have lifted it from is a whole other story

btw. The video is dated 7/26, Electrex's story is dated 7/27, and Popular Mechanic's story is dated 8/1
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #921 on: 08/05/2017 01:42 PM »
This remainded me of that old story...


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #922 on: 08/07/2017 05:33 PM »
Quote
Aboard Dragon capsule on #CRS12 #CREAM Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass, from high alt ballooning experiments, is going to the ISS. NASA PHOTO

https://twitter.com/spacenews360/status/893817372129341440
Anyone else wish the imaginary payload
"Primary Exo-Atmospheric Colorimetric High Energy System"
"PEACHES" was on board?

Edit
Of course another way to look at it is that they already have the coffee, and only needed the cream

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/04/17/400313659/espresso-in-orbit-spacex-craft-brings-coffee-machine-to-space-station
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #923 on: 08/11/2017 07:48 PM »
Do we know what these pieces are for?

(Credit to /u/TheFavoritist: https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/6rbmkh/rspacex_discusses_august_2017_35/dlfjxxl/)


They clearly look like Raptor talons to me.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #924 on: 08/11/2017 09:20 PM »

They clearly look like Raptor talons to me.


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #925 on: 08/13/2017 01:17 AM »
COTS/CRS and CCDev aren't really comparable. As Zubrin once said, it's the difference between à la carte and a banquet.
Then what is Orion?

Soylent Green.

People?

Yup. More specifically, feeding people to people.

In an alternate, dystopian reality, we could experience:
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"People...People eating...people
Are the luckiest people in the world..."
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #926 on: 08/13/2017 07:10 PM »
Thanks to someone seeing the similarities on Twitter....actually, not far off! ;D

Hans Koenigsmann - Hollywood Actor

And Bryan Cranston - SpaceX VP Mission Assurance.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #927 on: 08/13/2017 07:14 PM »
Thanks to someone seeing the similarities on Twitter....actually, not far off! ;D

Hans Koenigsmann - Hollywood Actor

And Bryan Cranston - SpaceX VP Mission Assurance.

At least we know who'll play Hans in the upcoming movie about SpaceX. :)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #928 on: 08/13/2017 07:27 PM »
Thanks to someone seeing the similarities on Twitter....actually, not far off! ;D

Hans Koenigsmann - Hollywood Actor

And Bryan Cranston - SpaceX VP Mission Assurance.

At least we know who'll play Hans in the upcoming movie about SpaceX. :)
He'll have to have a line or two about the strut and the COPV. Those items Broke Badly.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #929 on: 08/14/2017 01:40 PM »
From SpaceX.com homepage

This looks like a shot out of Kubrick's 2001.  The F9 is talking to the Monolith.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #930 on: 08/14/2017 04:13 PM »
What'sa matter, Space Geeks, Monday Blues and no chatter? You gotten jaded? "Ho hum, just another Space X launch and rocket coming in to land. No need to party any more."


Checking in from my layover in Hangzhou. I'm almost exactly halfway around the world, it's midnight here, they're cracking down on VPNs and the Great Firewall is blocking youtube so I can't get a signal on my laptop, and I've resorted to watching it on my work computer via a slow 2g connection, but I'm still excited and watching what I can.


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #931 on: 08/14/2017 04:17 PM »
Going so long without a launch makes the countdown seem SO much longer.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #932 on: 08/14/2017 04:22 PM »
Fun fact, the SpaceX engineer broadcasting has his lapel mic mounted way too low on his shirt, causing the background noise to be much louder than it should be. Moving that up 4-6" would reduce the background noise by half.

I'm an audio and video systems engineer and I find that very annoying.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #933 on: 08/14/2017 04:27 PM »
T-5 minutes and launch control reports the "astro-mice" running wheels to flight speed...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #934 on: 08/14/2017 04:28 PM »
I've found the only way to ruin a rocket launch: CNN International is broadcasting it (YAY!!!), Richard Quest is narrating it (YGTBFSM!!!)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #935 on: 08/14/2017 04:50 PM »
I usually don't mind Richard Quest - if he's in a good mood. Enjoyed the spectacular coverage, all the way over here in Helsinki which is not my usual roost! :)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #936 on: 08/14/2017 04:53 PM »
Ever try to watch a rocket launch on a 2g connection? Hope you never have to. Hoping someone uploads a recording of it soon.


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #937 on: 08/14/2017 05:04 PM »
Its raining outside, so Leo came in to watch the launch with me.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #938 on: 08/14/2017 05:18 PM »
He's a good puss! I'm missing mine terribly.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #939 on: 08/14/2017 05:36 PM »
Good God man that's a CRT!  This is the 21st century :o ::)
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