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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #140 on: 03/31/2017 10:51 AM »
Would you buy a used rocket from this man?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #141 on: 03/31/2017 10:56 AM »
Seeing that single, static shot of the landed stage just silently pop up out of a black screen on the technical webcast gave me an eerie feeling because it reminded me of a scene from a movie you might recognize. I guess it was the combination of the clouds, the afternoon lighting and the camera looking slightly up to catch a tall object, silence on the audio loop, all conspired to to make the connection in my mind. I didn't get that feeling on previous landings.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #142 on: 03/31/2017 02:25 PM »
Would you buy a used rocket from this man?
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #143 on: 03/31/2017 03:43 PM »
Just watched the technical webcast; I suggest the following:
Go to T-0 (roughly 18:50 on the stream)
Crank up the volume on your viewing device (subwoofer helps)
Watch the video for the next 100-120 seconds.
Enjoy.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #144 on: 03/31/2017 03:50 PM »
If Falcon Heavy was a Rock n Roll super group who would be in it?  Discuss.   ;D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #145 on: 03/31/2017 03:55 PM »
Wait.. Falcon 9 version 2.5?  Mind blown!
New Poll: Is SpaceX now the world's leading company when it comes to inconsistent naming conventions?
Do we actually need a poll for that?  They're clearly the world's leading ROCKET company at this. But not the worlds leading COMPANY... We IBMers rename things as soon as the customers know what they're called. And jump version numbers..

New Poll: Is SpaceX now the world's leading company when it comes to inconsistent naming conventions?

Nah... IBM has tenaciously held and defended that title for decades. 

(Thank you very much! It's good to be recognized for something...)

(my product was 7.0, 7.1, 7.1.1. 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.5, 9.1 (hey, where'd 9.0 go?) then 11.3 (um, 10? 11.0?) and is now at 11.5.0.1 )

ANYONE not yet clear on why I'm not an official IBM spokeperson??? !!!! ???  LOL
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"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #146 on: 03/31/2017 04:23 PM »
My apologies to all Spacex, KSC, SES, workers involved in this launch. All the launch imperfections the burnt grid fins and loss of video can all be attributed to....
I jinxed it :(
Opened the celebratory beer during terminal count.
Yep total rookie move- such arrogance on my part- I feel terrible. I'm sorry.
My only explanation is:
Who wants to watch history being made without a beer in had.


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #147 on: 03/31/2017 05:48 PM »
My product was 7.0, 7.1, 7.1.1. 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.5, 9.1 (hey, where'd 9.0 go?)...

I guess seven ate nine

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #148 on: 03/31/2017 05:49 PM »
My apologies to all Spacex, KSC, SES, workers involved in this launch. All the launch imperfections the burnt grid fins and loss of video can all be attributed to....
I jinxed it :(
Opened the celebratory beer during terminal count.
Yep total rookie move- such arrogance on my part- I feel terrible. I'm sorry.
My only explanation is:
Who wants to watch history being made without a beer in had.


Agreed... since of course
A beer in the had is worth two in the bus.
Colonize Mars!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #149 on: 03/31/2017 05:53 PM »
Would you buy a used rocket from this man?

OMG.....

I think that needs to go up on a wall at work somewhere.
I about fell out of my chair.....
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #150 on: 03/31/2017 06:07 PM »
(Thank you very much! It's good to be recognized for something...)

(my product was 7.0, 7.1, 7.1.1. 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.5, 9.1 (hey, where'd 9.0 go?) then 11.3 (um, 10? 11.0?) and is now at 11.5.0.1 )

ANYONE not yet clear on why I'm not an official IBM spokeperson??? !!!! ???  LOL

Well, they're all real numbers, nonnegative, and in order.  If someone tries to give you version 6.0 + 7.1*i, you might want to panic. 

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #151 on: 03/31/2017 06:15 PM »
Would you buy a used rocket from this man?

OMG.....

I think that needs to go up on a wall at work somewhere.
I about fell out of my chair.....
I book of faces'ed it:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10155247401606318/

We are beginning to see the designs of Elon, the evil genius...  (pinkie firmly planted in corner of mouth)

The fairing will deploy cold-gas thrusters and small pop-out grid fins to stabilize into a flyable aeroshell, navigating to a selected capture zone. At which point, the very large airship will open up it's large under slung cargo hold and the fairings will fly in and be caught in nets. The airship will then make its way to Elon's secret volcano lair ... which opens up it's hidden landing pad area, etc. Submarines or fast boats will return the shells to shore for additional processing.

 8)

I was really close here...   
    thrusters (check - sort of)
    flyable aeroshell  (sort of again, check)
    airship = really large bouncy castle  (check)

volcano lair ... welllll, we don't know the whole plan yet, really so I still have a shot.

 8)


We know Elon likes to wing walk. But I'm not convinced. Walking on top of an airship voids the warranty. And you really don't want to cross Goodyear :) So I think landing the fairing on top is Right Out.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #152 on: 03/31/2017 06:17 PM »
(Thank you very much! It's good to be recognized for something...)

(my product was 7.0, 7.1, 7.1.1. 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.5, 9.1 (hey, where'd 9.0 go?) then 11.3 (um, 10? 11.0?) and is now at 11.5.0.1 )

ANYONE not yet clear on why I'm not an official IBM spokeperson??? !!!! ???  LOL

Well, they're all real numbers, nonnegative, and in order.  If someone tries to give you version 6.0 + 7.1*i, you might want to panic. 
Our products are never imaginary.
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #153 on: 03/31/2017 06:25 PM »
So I think landing the fairing on top is Right Out.

I saw what you did there!   :D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #154 on: 03/31/2017 06:34 PM »
Share. SHARE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! ;D

https://twitter.com/abbygarrettX/status/847836229991358464

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #155 on: 03/31/2017 06:54 PM »
I told her she needs to make a children's book of these, they are SO CUTE!!!!

(she said she's already talking to SpaceX... Can whoever is having lunch with Elon next please put in a good word???)

I have her ITS poster.

https://twitter.com/lar_p/status/847888739074494464

Even the mailing tube is awesome

https://twitter.com/lar_p/status/847889280630501380
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"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #156 on: 03/31/2017 06:56 PM »
I told her she needs to make a children's book of these, they are SO CUTE!!!!

(she said she's already talking to SpaceX... Can whoever is having lunch with Elon next please put in a good word???)

I am planning to save them and share them with my granddaughter (she will be born in about 2 months).
Colonize Mars!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #157 on: 03/31/2017 07:17 PM »
So I think landing the fairing on top is Right Out.

I saw what you did there!   :D
"I think it would be great to be born on Earth and to die on Mars. Just hopefully not at the point of impact." -Elon Musk
"We're a little bit like the dog who caught the bus" - Musk after CRS-8 S1 successfully landed on ASDS OCISLY

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #158 on: 04/01/2017 01:56 AM »
(Thank you very much! It's good to be recognized for something...)

(my product was 7.0, 7.1, 7.1.1. 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.5, 9.1 (hey, where'd 9.0 go?) then 11.3 (um, 10? 11.0?) and is now at 11.5.0.1 )

ANYONE not yet clear on why I'm not an official IBM spokeperson??? !!!! ???  LOL

Well, they're all real numbers, nonnegative, and in order.  If someone tries to give you version 6.0 + 7.1*i, you might want to panic. 
Our products are never imaginary.

Perhaps, but 11.3 + 0*i is still complex...



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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #159 on: 04/01/2017 02:44 AM »
Would you buy a used rocket from this man?

OMG.....

I think that needs to go up on a wall at work somewhere.
I about fell out of my chair.....
I book of faces'ed it:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/spacexgroup/permalink/10155247401606318/

We are beginning to see the designs of Elon, the evil genius...  (pinkie firmly planted in corner of mouth)

The fairing will deploy cold-gas thrusters and small pop-out grid fins to stabilize into a flyable aeroshell, navigating to a selected capture zone. At which point, the very large airship will open up it's large under slung cargo hold and the fairings will fly in and be caught in nets. The airship will then make its way to Elon's secret volcano lair ... which opens up it's hidden landing pad area, etc. Submarines or fast boats will return the shells to shore for additional processing.

 8)

I was really close here...   
    thrusters (check - sort of)
    flyable aeroshell  (sort of again, check)
    airship = really large bouncy castle  (check)

volcano lair ... welllll, we don't know the whole plan yet, really so I still have a shot.

 8)


If he's in the market for a secret volcano lair I'd recommend the South Sandwich Islands, probably Saunders.  What do they have going for them that an aspiring supervillain like Musk might like?

 * Remote
 * Rarely visited
 * Rough seas and fierce storms
 * Towering cliffs of rock and ice
 * The essential "huge active volcanoes" for your boring machines to build a lair in.
 * On Saunders, an added bonus: it's believe that the top of Mount Michael has one of the world's few persistent lava lakes. But it's so little explored that nobody knows for sure, we just have hot pixels on IR images to go by.
 * Huge population of penguins for you to Neuralink up as your minions.
 * If you want to launch some conquer-the-world doomsday weapon you're going to want it on a polar orbit so that it can target all locations on the planet from a low altitude with frequent passes - so you don't need an equatorial site.
 * Disputed territory - opportunities to play the UK and Argentina off against each other as part of your Machiavellian schemes.

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