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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #40 on: 05/19/2012 04:08 AM »
"Get Real", says the night gator! :D

Jim's attempt at party regulation is as good as the party itself!

RP-1 night launch (big orange-flame-gasm), although we won't be able to see maxQ.




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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #41 on: 05/19/2012 04:17 AM »
I feel this is appropriate -



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You can talk about all the great things you can do, or want to do, in space; but unless the rocket scientists get a sound understanding of economics (and quickly), the US space program will never achieve the greatness it should.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #42 on: 05/19/2012 04:29 AM »
As a fan of spaceflight I'll be awake at 2:55 am Mountain.  And logged on here.  And watching NASA TV on my iPad in a dock next to me.  And keeping my fingers crossed.

Since Shuttle left the scene commercial's on the clock.  A success would be a very important step toward closing the gap.  Go Dragon/Falcon C2/C3!  ISS needs you.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #43 on: 05/19/2012 04:47 AM »
Go SpaceX!  The last time I felt this way was in April 1981.  Go baby go.

That is also over the top
This is the biggest space event since July '69! Wow, Neil and Buzz have finally been eclipsed! Hic...

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #44 on: 05/19/2012 04:49 AM »
Also, perhaps a full mug of hard blood orange pop was a little much after that half-litre of Aventinus and the tawny port...  or not; I feel rather enthused...

Hic...

I hear ya...
I'm halfway through a Elysium DragonsTooth stout that I've been saving (and saving, and saving) for the occasion. And a Dragon's Breath on ice for success.

Party on, SpaceX!  I imagine their post launch celebration will be quite the whoop-ti-do.
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #45 on: 05/19/2012 04:58 AM »
All success to SpaceX and their Falcon 9/Dragon launch this morning.  Like an earlier poster said, I've got to visit the parents today and its a 2-hr drive from Harrisburg.  Pity that I can't be up to see the launch, or better yet, to have flown to Florida for it. 

They've got a really, really tight launch window this morning, but I am hopeful that all the energy, skill and hard work that this team put into this rocket, capsule and launch will come to fruition.

Go SpaceX!!  Godspeed SpaceX!!  :)
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #46 on: 05/19/2012 05:00 AM »

(cue nitpickers ;) )
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #47 on: 05/19/2012 05:26 AM »
That is great, crazy tune, but loved it; the sentiment really sticks with me; if we hadn't had so much faith in NASA maybe someone would have done it before Elon; btw, this computer jockey is powered by home made mead tonight ;)
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #48 on: 05/19/2012 05:39 AM »
A party in here? I guess I won't have that minimal two to four hour nap this morning.;D Last afternoon, I completed the model kit. My first thought was it looked like a section of PVC pipe and stickers. :D

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #49 on: 05/19/2012 06:02 AM »
I'm up and ready to go... one monitor for NASA TV, one for the SpaceX webcast, and my Archos tablet for reading Nasaspaceflight!
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #50 on: 05/19/2012 06:17 AM »
Hmmm... Having some tasty cheese would be appropriate about now... But do I have any? ;)

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #51 on: 05/19/2012 06:17 AM »
A party in here? I guess I won't have that minimal two to four hour nap this morning.;D Last afternoon, I completed the model kit. My first thought was it looked like a section of PVC pipe and stickers. :D
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Still, a great piece of artwork for the desk; btw, like your mouse pad, still get shivers when I see one of those planes; lest we forget ;(

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #52 on: 05/19/2012 06:31 AM »
Go SpaceX!  The last time I felt this way was in April 1981.  Go baby go.

That is also over the top

This is the biggest space event since July '69! Wow, Neil and Buzz have finally been eclipsed! Hic...

Far from it.  for example, Viking on Mars in '76 was a bigger event

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #53 on: 05/19/2012 06:46 AM »
We now have music on the livestream. :D

I'll will attempt to make life easier for capturing the webcast.

This is the direct link to the swf player with the url embedded info on the spaceflightnow feed. I hope this will help.
 
https://cdn.livestream.com/grid/LSPlayer.swf?channel=spaceflightnow&fb_version=2.0&autoPlay=true
« Last Edit: 05/19/2012 06:53 AM by Chris-A »

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #54 on: 05/19/2012 07:32 AM »
9:30am here. I am sorry for all those folks who has to get up 4am to see start  :'(
Because of that forum might have less visitors than it would have during day time launch (day time for USA)

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #55 on: 05/19/2012 07:35 AM »
We now have music on the livestream. :D
What's the tune? Is it Muse's "sing for absolution"? I hope the Falcon flight ends up better than Muse's video clip, though. :)

Go SpaceX!

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #56 on: 05/19/2012 07:36 AM »
I'll will attempt to make life easier for capturing the webcast.

There will be a better quality transfer from NASA TV posted on youtube I'm sure, no need to even capture a webcast really.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #57 on: 05/19/2012 07:53 AM »
MCC-Bugfix is ready to support the mission.  :D

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #58 on: 05/19/2012 07:55 AM »
After 7 solid hours of sleep I woke up all refreshed. Time to light this candle. Best of luck to spaceX, NASA and everyone else who supports spaceflight.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #59 on: 05/19/2012 07:58 AM »
Yeah know the fact that this is a night launch makes the whole thing more exciting to me.  I love the image of the Falcon 9 against the dark Moonless night.  ;D
Darn it where is my Moon base!

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