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Offline teetlebomb

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #40 on: 02/09/2017 04:27 pm »
Obviously I do not know their policy for launch viewing. It seems they may not know their policy either (or are just making it up as they go in this post-shuttle age). However, if they are closing the beach for a static fire, I do not have high hopes that they will be open for a launch.

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #41 on: 02/14/2017 05:20 pm »
Playalinda will be closed for launch.
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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #42 on: 02/17/2017 05:33 am »
Is anyone else going to be in the area of the Cape tomorrow?
Perhaps we could meet for or after dinner.
PM me if you are interested 
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #43 on: 02/17/2017 05:59 am »
Is anyone else going to be in the area of the Cape tomorrow?
Perhaps we could meet for or after dinner.
PM me if you are interested

Here is another gathering if you are interested.

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #44 on: 02/18/2017 01:37 am »
Any NSF people going to KARS tomorrow?
Shake 'n bake

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #45 on: 02/18/2017 02:12 am »
Any NSF people going to KARS tomorrow?

The NASA Goddard team for Raven with some teammates from industry will be there.
Can you just drive in without any pass?
I watched a launch from there years ago. I don't remember people arriving other than in the busses.

Edit: I didn't answer your question. I don't know if any of them are on NSF. I have an invite there but am going with a better offer.
If you hear of any meetup afterwards please post it or PM.
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What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #46 on: 02/18/2017 03:12 am »
Any NSF people going to KARS tomorrow?

My brother Matt and good friend Jimmy should be on the dock, maybe with a family of four in tow.  They've/we've seen more than a few launches, to include STS-130 and SDO (the latter from KARS).  We expect KARS is about as good as it gets for S1 landing--if others know of a better spot pls speak up!
Illinois pickup and Jimmy looks a bit like Santa.

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #47 on: 02/18/2017 04:16 am »
Any NSF people going to KARS tomorrow?

My brother Matt and good friend Jimmy should be on the dock, maybe with a family of four in tow.  They've/we've seen more than a few launches, to include STS-130 and SDO (the latter from KARS).  We expect KARS is about as good as it gets for S1 landing--if others know of a better spot pls speak up!
Illinois pickup and Jimmy looks a bit like Santa.

That's where we plan to be, on the dock. It is the best place you can get to without a boat really.
Shake 'n bake

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #48 on: 02/18/2017 11:23 am »
It's a gorgeous day at Kennedy Space Center
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #49 on: 02/18/2017 12:28 pm »
I can't wait to see what footage comes out of this, so envious of anyone that manages to get to see it in person even if it's a very distant view! Hopefully some amateurs with good cameras get some nice footage, there's been a lot of decent amateur launch footage recently!

Hopefully they can use a chase cam to follow it all the way back too, they can get clear footage of separation so it should be feasible.

In terms of purely superficial "cool looking stuff" this is the one I've been waiting for!


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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #50 on: 02/19/2017 10:41 am »
The Sheriff's ordered me down off the side of the mound behind the cruise terminal. Still don't understand the rules since I've watched launches up there before with no complaints and there were dozens of people up there even as I had to come down. Anyone know the rules and reasons there? There is no signage or fence.

Fortunately my NASA friend got a car pass for the second attempt so I can watch from inside the fence. Not sure which veiwing location yet, but I'm excited.

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #51 on: 02/19/2017 11:48 am »
The Sheriff's ordered me down off the side of the mound behind the cruise terminal. Still don't understand the rules since I've watched launches up there before with no complaints and there were dozens of people up there even as I had to come down. Anyone know the rules and reasons there? There is no signage or fence.

Fortunately my NASA friend got a car pass for the second attempt so I can watch from inside the fence. Not sure which veiwing location yet, but I'm excited.

Could this be related to Musk's statement several months ago that they're looking to enhance their security procedures after they realized that a gunshot could reproduce the failure witnessed last time, even though it turned out not to be the actual cause?

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #52 on: 02/19/2017 12:05 pm »
The Sheriff's ordered me down off the side of the mound behind the cruise terminal. Still don't understand the rules since I've watched launches up there before with no complaints and there were dozens of people up there even as I had to come down. Anyone know the rules and reasons there? There is no signage or fence.

Fortunately my NASA friend got a car pass for the second attempt so I can watch from inside the fence. Not sure which veiwing location yet, but I'm excited.

Could this be related to Musk's statement several months ago that they're looking to enhance their security procedures after they realized that a gunshot could reproduce the failure witnessed last time, even though it turned out not to be the actual cause?

no

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #53 on: 02/19/2017 01:10 pm »
Could this be related to Musk's statement several months ago that they're looking to enhance their security procedures after they realized that a gunshot could reproduce the failure witnessed last time, even though it turned out not to be the actual cause?
Anyone who can score a hit from more than 12 miles away, is gonna hit whatever he wants no matter the security procedures. 

Which is to say: No.
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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #54 on: 08/22/2017 04:30 pm »
Thread bump.

Playalinda Beach was OPEN for CRS-12 launch and landing viewing!  :D

« Last Edit: 08/22/2017 04:31 pm by sghill »
Bring the thunder!

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #55 on: 08/24/2017 02:52 am »
Thread bump.

Playalinda Beach was OPEN for CRS-12 launch and landing viewing!  :D
I heard it was going to be open for most launches now. As for the landings, can you even see them from that far away?

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #56 on: 08/24/2017 11:44 am »
Thread bump.

Playalinda Beach was OPEN for CRS-12 launch and landing viewing!  :D
I heard it was going to be open for most launches now. As for the landings, can you even see them from that far away?

Bring the thunder!

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Re: SpX/CRS-10 launch and landing viewing
« Reply #57 on: 08/24/2017 02:50 pm »
From comments on that YouTube video, it sounds like they are now only closing the southernmost kilometer of the beach.  That is a nice compromise.  Besides keeping it open for viewing of 39A launches, it also means that the launches and static fires don't interfere with local beachgoers' plans.

~Kirk

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