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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #20 on: 02/12/2013 05:36 PM »
Are we there yet? Is black snow safe to eat?
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #21 on: 02/12/2013 06:01 PM »
R7, face it we are the 0.00001 percent of NSF readers more interested in Antares than the SpaceX traffic jam. Sit down, enjoy the show, and no you may not eat the yellow black sooty snow.
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #22 on: 02/12/2013 06:12 PM »
Looking forward to the hotfire video. We may be in the minority but, Commercial Resupply is a valuable part of US spaceflight. As soon as Cygnus launches to the ISS, commercial spaceflight or New Space will have started to fulfill it's promise. We will be the only country to have 2 cargo vehicles resupplying ISS and that's a big deal in my book. Best of luck to Orbital and continued success to SpaceX with commercial cargo.

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #23 on: 02/12/2013 06:16 PM »
I'll just leave this here...

Desktop Dragon, scale Cygnus: Toy maker models NASA's commercial spacecraft
http://www.collectspace.com/news/news-021213a.html

A small toy company with a penchant for design has reinterpreted NASA's new commercial resupply spacecraft as desktop ornaments.

London-based Papa Foxtrot has crafted wooden models of Space Exploration Technologies' (or SpaceX) Dragon and Orbital Science Corporation's Cygnus cargo capsules. The 4-inch (11-centimeter) simplified scale models, along with other miniature satellites in the series, are on display this week at the 110th American International Toy Fair in New York City.


Can't have an Antares party without your very own Cygnus toy model! :)

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #24 on: 02/12/2013 07:46 PM »
Desktop Dragon, scale Cygnus: Toy maker models NASA's commercial spacecraft

Uh oh, Dragon and Cygnys are going to get grounded for months if their parents see that picture. Innocent formation flying, ha!

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #25 on: 02/13/2013 02:16 AM »
Your right, what's a party without a Cygnus. Orbital has so many at Wallops right now that I doubt Antonioe would miss us borrowing one or two.
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #26 on: 02/13/2013 03:21 AM »
Just in time for Valentines day, just melts one's heart...
Oh Honey!  I got us ice-cold champagne and a blazin' new hotfire video.
Oh Baby!  It makes me smoke when you do that Taurus thing.
Oh Yeah!  Just wait for Mr. Castor; he's gonna make you...
...to be continued...
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #27 on: 02/13/2013 12:03 PM »
...and the Silicone Eyes warmed at the sight of a million candles burning.
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #28 on: 02/13/2013 01:35 PM »
Let's light this candle today! Here's hoping for a completely successful hotfire.

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #29 on: 02/13/2013 02:17 PM »
Wind looking good... unfortunately I won't be able to be there... planning to fly good old N140RB there this pm and back at night for an 8 am meeting tomorrow but WX is too much for me to handle (1 mile vis, 800 overcast at night and SNOW... not with piston engines!... gotta get a turboprop...)
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #31 on: 02/13/2013 02:55 PM »
Wind looking good... unfortunately I won't be able to be there... planning to fly good old N140RB there this pm and back at night for an 8 am meeting tomorrow but WX is too much for me to handle (1 mile vis, 800 overcast at night and SNOW... not with piston engines!... gotta get a turboprop...)
Well, good luck anyway!
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #32 on: 02/13/2013 04:06 PM »
I finally figured out where this pad is located, specifically (I think).  37°50'02"N x 75°29'16"W.  Can anyone confirm?

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #33 on: 02/13/2013 04:19 PM »
Looking forward to this test. First learned about the history of the engines when I watched "The engines that came in from the cold".

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #34 on: 02/13/2013 04:20 PM »
I finally figured out where this pad is located, specifically (I think).  37°50'02"N x 75°29'16"W.  Can anyone confirm?

That's it.

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #35 on: 02/14/2013 12:16 AM »
Wind looking good... unfortunately I won't be able to be there... planning to fly good old N140RB there this pm and back at night for an 8 am meeting tomorrow but WX is too much for me to handle (1 mile vis, 800 overcast at night and SNOW... not with piston engines!... gotta get a turboprop...)

Actual and forecast weather shows you would have been spending the night on Chincoteague instead of making it back to Leesburg.  Good decision especially when flying a 310 in these particular conditions - There are "no old bold pilots."

Folks can hold their heads high as this was a good first hot fire attempt.  Keep the faith!  Onward and upward!

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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #36 on: 02/14/2013 12:48 AM »
I think the rocket froze...
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #37 on: 02/14/2013 01:18 AM »
I think the rocket froze...

I think it was waiting for Antonio.


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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #38 on: 02/14/2013 06:53 PM »
He needs to baptize it with firewater to break the NK-33 curse ;)
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Re: It's Antonio's Amazing Antares Rocket Riding Party Thread!
« Reply #39 on: 02/14/2013 07:07 PM »
The NK-33 protested the lack of live video feed.

Or it just fell asleep (built when Nixon was in office?!).
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