Author Topic: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread  (Read 50817 times)

Online Chris Bergin

Yeah, lacking a funny title name, but nothing really worked without threatening to sound flippant about how important this mission is.

And with that....Party thread! ;D

You know the deal. For chat, but it needs to be about this mission. Remember to pick your thread wisely.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #1 on: 09/18/2013 12:17 AM »
I don't know why but I'm about as excited for this mission as any, ever.  Go Orbital!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #2 on: 09/18/2013 12:22 AM »
So ready for this launch! Cygnus along with SpaceX's Dragon is an important part of ISS cargo delivery. So I'm really excited to see Cygnus' trial run.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #3 on: 09/18/2013 12:23 AM »
I don't know why but I'm about as excited for this mission as any, ever.  Go Orbital!

Me too! Felt kinda sad that I had to note that the potential of the forum going to members only (no guests) was less likely than for the Cassiope launch, although I know that's a "new" rocket, that's been hyped up a lot, etc.

I hope there's a lot of interest in this ORB-D mission and I'm sure there will be.

Really nice company to deal with. Very professional and friendly.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 12:23 AM by Chris Bergin »

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #4 on: 09/18/2013 12:27 AM »
I think Chris needs to swim the pond to watch this lunch!!!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #5 on: 09/18/2013 12:48 AM »
Two Orbital employees liked Kegger or the beer keg analogy... Just saying. ;)
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #6 on: 09/18/2013 12:49 AM »
Chris  Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #7 on: 09/18/2013 12:57 AM »
Intergalactic Kegger!!!
Chris  Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #8 on: 09/18/2013 01:19 AM »
Blast Off!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #9 on: 09/18/2013 01:24 AM »
SpaceX and Soyuz bring the gumdrops to the party, but Orbital brings the French made wine barrel back to the ISS again.

Cygnus's PCM is the almost exactly the same size as the wine barrels the best French wine houses use to make their wine, coincidence?  I think not.



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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #10 on: 09/18/2013 01:31 AM »
Lots of respect for what Orbital has accomplished. Looking forward to watching this mission. Best wishes for another "nominal" mission. 😄

Wayne

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #11 on: 09/18/2013 02:06 AM »
Godspeed!
Chris  Whoever loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is stupid.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #12 on: 09/18/2013 06:40 AM »
I'm looking forward to it.  I'll be at work when it launches, so I probably won't be able to participate, but I'll try to watch it if I can.


I especially like how Wallops Island (about 300 miles away from me) is turning into a genuinely serious spaceport after all these years of launching mostly sounding rockets, and testing the Mercury escape tower in 1959, which was its main claim to fame.
The Space Age is just starting to get interesting.

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #13 on: 09/18/2013 01:10 PM »
WFF RCC. Go Antares!


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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #14 on: 09/18/2013 01:13 PM »
I just love how Orbital built an On Ramp to Space!
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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #15 on: 09/18/2013 01:18 PM »
I want a home office like that, block51! ;D

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #16 on: 09/18/2013 01:26 PM »
Just got up in California for the launch. Looking forward to a big success today!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #17 on: 09/18/2013 01:29 PM »
I want a home office like that, block51! ;D

It would be quite nice!

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #18 on: 09/18/2013 01:30 PM »
International Space Station  On Ramp

Paul

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Re: Orbital Antares/Cygnus ORB-D Party Thread
« Reply #19 on: 09/18/2013 01:33 PM »
Go Orbital!

Is about all I want to say. :)
« Last Edit: 09/18/2013 01:33 PM by Space Pete »
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