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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1360 on: 12/16/2017 01:20 AM »
Seeing a launch on NSF is fun.  Seeing it from the Banana River viewing area is amazing.  The having lunch after your launch by a Saturn V is priceless.
Nice Ron, is Shepard's Corvette still there?

I didn't see it, where is supposed to be?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1361 on: 12/16/2017 01:32 AM »
Seeing a launch on NSF is fun.  Seeing it from the Banana River viewing area is amazing.  The having lunch after your launch by a Saturn V is priceless.
Nice Ron, is Shepard's Corvette still there?

I didn't see it, where is supposed to be?
Underneath the business end of the Saturn V first stage, with Shepard staring up into the engines thinking about his Apollo launch coming up the next morning... (see above, that is a very nifty video story)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1362 on: 12/16/2017 07:59 AM »
CRS-13: A used booster launching a used spacecraft. That really is astounding, but it's about to be outdone by FH: Two used boosters launching a used car to Mars.

I do hope that Elon knows someone with some clout at Tesla so he can replace the car with a new one fairly soon.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1363 on: 12/16/2017 10:13 AM »
CRS-13: A used booster launching a used spacecraft. That really is astounding, but it's about to be outdone by FH: Two used boosters launching a used car to Mars.

I do hope that Elon knows someone with some clout at Tesla so he can replace the car with a new one fairly soon.

Maybe Elon is waiting for the upgraded model after the introductory Roadster 2  base model. So he can coined another speed greater than the current "Maximum Plaid mode". ;D

It should be "Beyond Plaid mode" IMHO along with another $50000 increase in MSRP.


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1364 on: 12/16/2017 10:26 AM »
Looking beyond plaid? Right into the fabric of the universe!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1365 on: 12/16/2017 11:34 AM »
I was checking the 2018 predictions thread- love the - Brought to you Not By TapATalk... comment.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1366 on: 12/16/2017 01:51 PM »
All hail the return of "The Great Unwashed One"... ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1367 on: 12/16/2017 04:25 PM »
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It should be "Beyond Plaid mode"

We have just entered Paisley Space.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1368 on: 12/16/2017 05:03 PM »
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It should be "Beyond Plaid mode"

We have just entered Paisley Space.
And Cat Stevens points out “... everything emptying into white”
« Last Edit: 12/16/2017 05:05 PM by CraigLieb »
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1369 on: 12/16/2017 05:27 PM »
Seeing a launch on NSF is fun.  Seeing it from the Banana River viewing area is amazing.  The having lunch after your launch by a Saturn V is priceless.
Nice Ron, is Shepard's Corvette still there?

I didn't see it, where is supposed to be?
It was to the right of the first stage by the main engines. Perhaps it's on display tour somewhere else... Looks like you had a great day just the same! Thanks for getting back to us Ron. :)

Edit to Add: Just checked and it's showing up on the Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville:
http://cnweb.cn.edu/corvette/Shepards/Page.html
http://spacewalkoffame.org/
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1370 on: 12/17/2017 04:47 AM »
What the?  .....

Heavy breathing!

Have the strap-ons been mated to the core?
....  Strap-ons? Mating? Might be a different forum you're thinking of?


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1371 on: 12/17/2017 05:44 AM »
I just work here.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1372 on: 12/17/2017 02:30 PM »
Take a look at the passenger foot well carpet of Alan Shepard's Corvette. Looks like the "Rocket Man" would like to scare the crap out of his passengers as they dug their heels in hanging on.... ;D
http://cnweb.cn.edu/corvette/Shepards/Page.html
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1373 on: 12/18/2017 12:13 PM »
Quote from: @elonmusk
For now, we only use those on super hot reentry missions. Will go to all Ti with Falcon 9 V5, which is a few months away.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/942526513731260417


And, is V5 just a typo? Or do we have yet another Falcon versioning scheme?  ::)

Please NO....
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1374 on: 12/18/2017 02:01 PM »
Take a look at the passenger foot well carpet of Alan Shepard's Corvette. Looks like the "Rocket Man" would like to scare the crap out of his passengers as they dug their heels in hanging on.... ;D
http://cnweb.cn.edu/corvette/Shepards/Page.html

It was not unusual for this effect to be caused by the exhaust heating the floor pan REALLY hot.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1375 on: 12/18/2017 02:09 PM »
A very well respected scientist once noted superstitions work even if you don't believe in them. If so, I am a lil bit upset that the horseshoe on the emblem for the fourth Iridium launch has been hung upside down, allowing all of the luck to drain out.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1376 on: 12/18/2017 04:26 PM »
Take a look at the passenger foot well carpet of Alan Shepard's Corvette. Looks like the "Rocket Man" would like to scare the crap out of his passengers as they dug their heels in hanging on.... ;D
http://cnweb.cn.edu/corvette/Shepards/Page.html

It was not unusual for this effect to be caused by the exhaust heating the floor pan REALLY hot.

I drove a late 70's Oldsmobile (defunct GM division) station wagon for a while as a hand-me-down vehicle (dates me, huh?!).  The passenger side floor pan rusted through, without my knowledge, allowing the floor carpet to contact the exhaust pipe.

The carpeting started to smoke and smolder one day while I was driving on the local interstate.

I opened the car windows, pulled off, and stuffed all the towels and blankets in the car into the now-burnt hole in the floor.  I drove to a nearby relative's house, where we deployed a fire extinguisher on the burnt carpet edge.

Later, I trimmed the stinky, burned carpet out, and slipped a metal plate into place through the carpet hole to restore hull integrity.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1377 on: 12/18/2017 11:19 PM »
Take a look at the passenger foot well carpet of Alan Shepard's Corvette. Looks like the "Rocket Man" would like to scare the crap out of his passengers as they dug their heels in hanging on.... ;D
http://cnweb.cn.edu/corvette/Shepards/Page.html

It was not unusual for this effect to be caused by the exhaust heating the floor pan REALLY hot.
You're telling me!! I have unwrapped exhaust header headers on my 71' and although it gets toasty down there my carpets look perfect. That sir are heels diggin' in... ;D The astronauts would hold "off the record races" around the the Cape on the deserted roads and private ones around Houston owned by oil companies... :o

(You can see where Shepard braced himself on the floor using his left foot during hard cornering) 8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1378 on: 12/18/2017 11:39 PM »
Will future astronauts be racing Teslas'? Probably too politically incorrect now-days down here... :( Perhaps up on Mars! 8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #1379 on: 12/19/2017 03:37 PM »
These engines don't have the new impellers. That means they  may not be as valuable (it would be a big teardown to retrofit I would think) as some might suspect.

So can we crowdfund a recovery effort and gift ChrisB with a used M1D for Christmas? 🎅🎄

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