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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #480 on: 05/15/2017 07:42 PM »
It occurred to me just now what the most important reason is for taking down the RSS at 39A.....it blocks the view on the SFN feed.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #481 on: 05/15/2017 07:44 PM »
Once again I have undertaken to get the spiritual situation in order before the flight. While wandering a local park I encountered a friendly evangelist who told me he had previously soared the Heavens and danced with the riddles of the Cosmos. Then he explained to me that what I was after wasn't exactly rocket surgery and everything was going to be "cool man. Really far out cool." I must admit he had a comfortably numbing influence on all around him.  8)
 
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #482 on: 05/15/2017 11:37 PM »
Gotta see that reentry video!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #483 on: 05/15/2017 11:38 PM »
So does Loss of Signal in the Bermuda Triangle mean we should party like it's 1999?

It did just claim the first stage!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #484 on: 05/15/2017 11:46 PM »
Anyone else hear all the Ooohs and Aaaahs after stage seperation?  Makes me wonder if there is some good reentry video.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #485 on: 05/15/2017 11:51 PM »
SpaceX finally got footage of Nessie eating a space
Anyone else hear all the Ooohs and Aaaahs after stage seperation?  Makes me wonder if there is some good reentry video.
They finally got a glimpse of the monster that snacks on rockets in the Bermuda Triangle!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #486 on: 05/15/2017 11:53 PM »
But, but,........ there be no dragons!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #487 on: 05/15/2017 11:54 PM »
Fantastic launch, congrats!  :D

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #488 on: 05/15/2017 11:59 PM »
Bo-ring.  Nothing to see here...
Let's party!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #489 on: 05/16/2017 12:08 AM »
Buddy at work said "Whaaaat?! They're not recovering the first stage???" As if dropping a rocket booster in the ocean is the dumbest thing he ever heard.   8)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #490 on: 05/16/2017 12:22 AM »
Buddy at work said "Whaaaat?! They're not recovering the first stage???" As if dropping a rocket booster in the ocean is the dumbest thing he ever heard.   8)

And that is what is known as a "paradigm shift".

I read somewhere around here that this is only the second time they haven't attempted to recover the booster since the first successful landing in December 2015.  SpaceX is landing more first stages than not nowadays.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #491 on: 05/16/2017 12:30 AM »
Congratulations on hopefully one of the last SpaceX fully expendable launches (since there is no indication at the moment that fairy recovery attempt was planned either) !
Now to bring back everything !!! :-D
Oh, and we would loooove to see that hypothetical death cam footage from S1 !

perfect.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #492 on: 05/16/2017 12:30 AM »
What no landing? I guess I'll go fish it out myself then...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #493 on: 05/16/2017 01:05 AM »
Expendable rocket?  How retro is that.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #494 on: 05/16/2017 01:09 AM »
thoughts on what this tweet means? https://twitter.com/jbtaylor/status/864281417185808384
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This video we are about to post.... Wow!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #495 on: 05/16/2017 01:10 AM »
Expendable rocket?  How retro is that.

It's so retro that the reentry video is only in 8 bit color and in the background you can hear the music to Galaxian.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #496 on: 05/16/2017 01:27 AM »
Expendable rocket?  How retro is that.

It's so retro that the reentry video is only in 8 bit color and in the background you can hear the music to Galaxian.

More like Galaga because Galaxian is less famous than the former.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #497 on: 05/16/2017 01:33 AM »
But Gaplus was the best of all...


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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #498 on: 05/16/2017 01:56 AM »
That was one weird looking rocket with no legs!  It looked so naked!!

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #499 on: 05/16/2017 01:58 AM »
It occurred to me just now what the most important reason is for taking down the RSS at 39A.....it blocks the view on the SFN feed.
It might be nice to have the RSS at the visitors center rather than scrapping it...
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