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the fairing is "big", technical term  :D
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Okay, I dug around and came up with the location of American Spirit, a vessel they used previously:
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?mmsi=367035570&centerx=-120.3313&centery=29.25173&zoom=10&type_color=9
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the fairing is "big", technical term  :D

Specifically, big enough to fit a city school bus :)

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Mentioning the three hour window and how they would recycle to T-13 minutes and try again versus 1 second ISS windows.
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Additional weather balloon data on upper level winds expected soon. So far they are green.

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LAunchpad overview
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 03:36 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Still no issues from VAFB, LOX topping continuing

Waiting on last balloon for beginning, weather still looks good.
« Last Edit: 09/29/2013 03:42 PM by Ronsmytheiii »
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Offline Chris Bergin

Still topping with LOX.

Pre-valves to be opened on the engines next.


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More disclaimers about the potential for failure. "Space is difficult, this is a demo flight".

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Offline Chris Bergin

Cameras on the vehicle. Second stage camera will show live images.

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Offline NannerAirCraft

12,731 people currently watching the stream. :)
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