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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #720 on: 06/24/2017 12:49 PM »
I like how we argue over what the stage looks like after landing which used to be a view only fishes used to have... I guess they did the same... ;D

You think *we* have fun discussions about used rockets being straight or not?  Underwater, it's all fisheye, all the time!  ;D
Yeah, I hear those "Great Whites" are as fussy as "Russian judges" about sticking the landing on the ocean floor, or at least that's what ULA says...
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #721 on: 06/24/2017 01:55 PM »
I like how we argue over what the stage looks like after landing which used to be a view only fishes used to have... I guess they did the same... ;D

You think *we* have fun discussions about used rockets being straight or not?  Underwater, it's all fisheye, all the time!  ;D
Yeah, I hear those "Great Whites" are as fussy as "Russian judges" about sticking the landing on the ocean floor, or at least that's what ULA says...

Just gotta wonder which type of fish or mammal won the landing bingo?
« Last Edit: 06/24/2017 01:58 PM by JazzFan »

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #722 on: 06/24/2017 02:02 PM »
I would guess an octopus. They seem to have the needed deep understanding of eight leg octowebs.

Plus they are pretty good at predicting football matches.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #723 on: 06/24/2017 02:06 PM »
So apparently there is now a clothing optional lunch location. According to the updates, Playlinda was open for the lunch.

That should get the party moving.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #724 on: 06/25/2017 12:13 PM »
Can't wait for the lunch. I hear a new waffle recipe is going to be used during bingo!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #725 on: 06/25/2017 02:29 PM »
This being a California launch on Sunday I undertook to seek spiritual support from Maria's Hippie Church and Taco Stand. Several prayers were offered for the excellent guacamole and a groovy launch.



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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #726 on: 06/25/2017 06:20 PM »
Space is not Highlander.  There can, and will, be more than one.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #727 on: 06/25/2017 07:26 PM »
Just returned from a fantastic afternoon orchestral concert called "Space Spectacular" played by London Symphony Orchestra with famous Conductor Anthony Inglis  held at Symphony Hall,Birmingham,UK .

This being SpaceX double header weekend this was just the icing on the cake for me as it featured themes from Star Wars, ET , Close Encounters, 2001, Superman , Planet Suite (Jupiter and Mars) and Independence Day. Fantastic being played by a live almost full concert orchestra .

The Conductor , just before playing Close Encounters theme , came on dressed as a Jedi warrior ! He then had the whole audience ( around 2,250 people sat in several tiered levels as well as ground floor) singing the " famous" 5-note theme ( la- la- la-la- la) with top tier doing first " la ", next tier down  ,the second " la" and so on down with ground floor doing last " la". Ending up with all tiers singing the whole theme. It was SO,SO incredible ( a little like the Indian crowd scene chanting the theme in film ) and had to be there to assimilate the pure momentous moment ! Really uplifting !

For final encore, orchestra played Superman theme with Conductor Anthony Inglis entering into spirit by wearing a Superman logo t-shirt under formal wear ! Again , he had audience practising ripping make believe shirt off to reveal logo underneath and then trying fit underpants over top of logo ! Hilarious watching 2,250 people trying do this but, oh so, so great getting everyone in mood to hear the final encore.

Throughout the concert - besides being reminded of the various film scenes - I could also visualise the amazing spatial explorations we  human beings have made since October 1957 and recalling SpaceX Falcon 9 flight on Friday and today's upcoming launch from VAFB.

If the Jedi' s, ET' s and other assorted " aliens" are 'out there' - hang on, we' re coming - to join the galactic party ! We'll be the ones singing, whistling, dancing and generally ecstatically whooping that we made it into the cosmos around and beyond our planet !

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and for final piece ( the Superman theme ) wore  a Superman t- shirt under his formal suit !

He even had the whole auditorium play acting

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #728 on: 06/25/2017 08:05 PM »
I like the new "bear claws" grid fins! 8)
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #729 on: 06/25/2017 08:35 PM »
A perfect landing on J24RTI !!
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #730 on: 06/25/2017 09:04 PM »
"s2 is over the penquins"

Let's hope they dont have a hidden volcano lair.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #731 on: 06/25/2017 09:07 PM »
The "beasty" is so tall that for a sec I said "wait, why are we in a hover" when we had already touched down... ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #732 on: 06/25/2017 09:13 PM »
The "You can only like something every 120 seconds" rule is just bloody silly!! >:(
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #733 on: 06/25/2017 09:32 PM »
...I mean some of us can read very quickly various posts and even multiple threads.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #734 on: 06/25/2017 09:38 PM »
So much lens flare in the deployment video I thought I was watching a JJ Abrams movie.
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #735 on: 06/25/2017 09:48 PM »
I like the new "bear claws" grid fins! 8)

They are very clearly "falcon talons".  ;)

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #736 on: 06/25/2017 09:52 PM »
I like the new "bear claws" grid fins! 8)

They are very clearly "falcon talons".  ;)
Aw, get a grip... ;D
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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #737 on: 06/26/2017 04:59 AM »
So is "SpaceX Manifest Table Formatting Discussion" the antithesis of the party thread? It takes the most boring discussion on the forums and isolates it. Smart. Now if there was only a way to hide threads so I'm not tempted to look at new posts...

Now, back to comparing animal appendages to titanium rocket parts.

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #738 on: 06/26/2017 04:06 PM »
What time is tomorrow's launch?
We are on an 'every-other-day' launch rate, now, right?
Right?

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Re: Launch, Land, and Relaunch Party Thread
« Reply #739 on: 06/26/2017 04:20 PM »
What time is tomorrow's launch?
We are on an 'every-other-day' launch rate, now, right?
Right?

20:00 ZULU.

(I just wanted to type ZULU).


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