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T-9 minutes. Working no significant issues. Spacecraft on internal power.
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T-8 minutes. Weather looks good. Can reload for another attempt if necessary.
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T-7 minutes. Engine chill should be starting now.
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T-6 minutes.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Great view of the payload.
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T-5 minutes. Pressing for strongback retract.
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T-4 minutes. Recline is underway. TVC motions acceptable.
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T-3 minutes.
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T-2 minutes. Stage 2 LOX load complete. Falcon 9 is on internal power.
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T-1 minute. Falcon 9 is in startup. Go for launch!
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Liftoff!
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LAUNCH!!
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T+1 minute.
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T+2 minutes.
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First stage separation.

T+2 minutes.
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Staging 1-2.
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Fairing separation

T+4 minutes.
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T+5 minutes.
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T+6 minutes.

Stage 1 entry startup.
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Entry burn.

T+7 minutes.
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