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T-6 minutes. RP-1 fully loaded. LOX is topping off.
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Vehicle tanks pressing for strongback retract.

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T-5 minutes.
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Cradle arms opening for strongback retract.

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T-4 minutes. Lot of venting going on.
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Strongback pre-lower complete.

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Stage 1 LOX closed out for flight.

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T-3 minutes. Stage 1 LOX closed out for flight.
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T-2mins.

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Stage 2 LOX closed out for flight.

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T-2 minutes. Stage 2 LOX closed out for flight.
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Gas loads close outs in work.

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T-1min.

AFTS armed for flight.

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F9 in start up.

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GO FOR LAUNCH!

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T-1 minute. Vehicle is in startup. Go for launch!
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LAUNCH!

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Pitching downrange.

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power and telemetry nominal.

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