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« on: December 21, 2015, 06:48:06 PM »
http://original.livestream.com/spaceflightnow

All, if you have time and are close to the computer there is a good chance this will go tonight 830EST, it will be kind of history making if all goes to plan, the first stage will be returning and landing on a pad close to where it took off.   If you have kids it should be a great opportunity for them to see history (if all goes to plan)!   

they don't start streaming until 30min before launch
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« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2015, 06:50:16 PM »
I heard this on the radio, thanks for the link. We will be watching!

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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2015, 07:35:22 PM »
T-50min

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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2015, 07:54:33 PM »
T-35 min

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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2015, 07:59:30 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2015, 08:07:38 PM »
T-20  spaceflightnow is live

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2015, 08:18:42 PM »
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2015, 08:41:29 PM »
Not sure where you were involved but a congratulations is in order I believe. That was pretty cool.


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« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 08:43:32 PM »
We made history tonight

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« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 08:53:05 PM »

thanks for posting the link

space is the place

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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2015, 10:21:00 PM »

We made history tonight

Glad I got to watch it.


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« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 11:22:35 AM »
It is really great to see it be successful. Made in "Merica with engineering that is local.

I think one of our biggest embarrassments as a nation in the last 20 years is being dependent on Russia for our space program. SpaceX and Bezos takes it a step further.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2015, 01:16:25 PM »
Hats off to SpaceX and American ingenuity!
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« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2015, 04:44:43 PM »
That 1st stage coming back in for a landing was intense. It's like something out of a scifi movie, firing retro rockets and all that. Very cool moment.
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« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2015, 06:32:10 PM »
That 1st stage coming back in for a landing was intense. It's like something out of a scifi movie, firing retro rockets and all that. Very cool moment.
I agree. That was amazing to say the least. One can only imagine the engineering behind that feat.
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2015, 08:56:54 PM »
That 1st stage coming back in for a landing was intense. It's like something out of a scifi movie, firing retro rockets and all that. Very cool moment.
And THAT is what is very different with this company and rocket. I don't think that has been done before.

Did you see the vid where they launched the falcon 9 first stage only and slowly climbed to 1000M altitude, then hovered it for awhile, then descended it for a spot on landing back on the pad?
Amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2015, 09:08:06 PM »
Hey Don that is called the "grasshopper" it was kind of destroyed when the engine failed during one of the tests
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« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2015, 12:35:04 AM »
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bTbVbe4e4

At almost min 34 listen, this shows how bad the media has gotten, CNN said "everyone started chanting". They forgot to say everyone was shouting USA, USA!!! 

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« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2015, 08:59:46 AM »
Liberals are enemies of freedom and good and truth.

And they prove it at every turn.
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2015, 09:00:45 AM »
Hey Don that is called the "grasshopper" it was kind of destroyed when the engine failed during one of the tests
Copy, Phil
I'm somewhat ignorant of this new growth industry
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2015, 09:32:34 AM »
I have to research that "vacuum engine".
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2015, 10:06:43 AM »
Hey Don that is called the "grasshopper" it was kind of destroyed when the engine failed during one of the tests
Copy, Phil
I'm somewhat ignorant of this new growth industry

What would you like to know.  Nothing new in the technology just how it's applied and how things are built.

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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2015, 10:17:40 AM »
I have to research that "vacuum engine".

It's just called M-vac because that's the environment it operates in.

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« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2015, 10:53:11 AM »
So Phil, are you the proverbial "Rocket Scientist?" :)
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« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2015, 10:58:39 AM »
No I'm just a redneck with a third grade education but I have been accused of having more than one brain cell And I build rockets for a living.

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« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2015, 12:00:15 PM »
It's just called M-vac because that's the environment it operates in.

Thanks. I thought for some reason that it was something ...uhh....else. lol

So you are a part of this whole spacex thang?
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« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2015, 12:24:01 PM »
No I'm just a redneck with a third grade education but I have been accused of having more than one brain cell And I build rockets for a living.
OK, copy that
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« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2015, 12:41:23 PM »
No I'm just a redneck with a third grade education but I have been accused of having more than one brain cell And I build rockets for a living.
Every time someone here tries to over-complicate things here we tell them "we're not building rockets". If you don't mind, I'll just start telling them "we're not wilsonphillin' it here".
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« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2015, 01:00:05 PM »
It's just called M-vac because that's the environment it operates in.

Thanks. I thought for some reason that it was something ...uhh....else. lol

So you are a part of this whole spacex thang?

Where the name M-Vac comes from is  Merlin(name of engine) and Vac (vacuum of space). Yes I am a part of SpaceX I am the grandpa in my group and I'm considered young in Aerospace years.

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« Reply #30 on: December 23, 2015, 01:44:47 PM »

It's just called M-vac because that's the environment it operates in.

Thanks. I thought for some reason that it was something ...uhh....else. lol

So you are a part of this whole spacex thang?

Where the name M-Vac comes from is  Merlin(name of engine) and Vac (vacuum of space). Yes I am a part of SpaceX I am the grandpa in my group and I'm considered young in Aerospace years.

So by grandpa you're the oldest by probably ten years or so, possibly even less because college grads today seem confused about age and wisdom. But youngest in aerospace years meaning you're somewhat new to the industry? Because when I first read it I was confused as how you can be a young grandpa. Fascinating accomplishment for space x and all involved though, even if somehow or another you have managed to be old and young all at the same time :)


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« Reply #31 on: December 24, 2015, 11:00:44 AM »
Well Mr Phil, congrats on what you and your "kids" have done.
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« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2015, 12:21:16 PM »

It's just called M-vac because that's the environment it operates in.

Thanks. I thought for some reason that it was something ...uhh....else. lol

So you are a part of this whole spacex thang?

Where the name M-Vac comes from is  Merlin(name of engine) and Vac (vacuum of space). Yes I am a part of SpaceX I am the grandpa in my group and I'm considered young in Aerospace years.

So by grandpa you're the oldest by probably ten years or so, possibly even less because college grads today seem confused about age and wisdom. But youngest in aerospace years meaning you're somewhat new to the industry? Because when I first read it I was confused as how you can be a young grandpa. Fascinating accomplishment for space x and all involved though, even if somehow or another you have managed to be old and young all at the same time :)


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Well it depends on how you want to look at it, most of the "children" are either fresh outs (4 year) or have their masters and a few have Doctorate so in a lot of cases I have been in Aviation/Aerospace longer than they have been alive so it averages that most are anywhere between 10-25 years younger than me.  I have been around Airplanes my entire life, but my career in aerospace really started in 1998, I don't count my Military time and Pilot time as Aerospace.  So in the Aerospace/Aviation you have a 50year time frame to be somewhat effective that's why they call me Uncle or Grandpa.   Uncle to my face, Grandpa behind my back.




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« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2015, 12:23:29 PM »
Well Mr Phil, congrats on what you and your "kids" have done.

It is great to work for this company, you can get so much done and your not hamstrung by all the BS.  They could care lees about what school you went too all they care about is "CAN YOU GET THE JOB DONE"

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« Reply #35 on: January 12, 2016, 05:15:43 PM »
Quite the re-cap and accomplishment!  Amazing what can happen without governmental interference!
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« Reply #36 on: March 04, 2016, 01:54:31 PM »
If all goes well we are trying again this afternoon, also be attempting a barge landing of the first stage.  15:35 EST as of right now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muDPSyO7-A0

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« Reply #37 on: March 04, 2016, 04:49:17 PM »
I hope it all works as planned

What sea state can that rocket handle? Not much I'm guessing
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« Reply #38 on: March 04, 2016, 06:04:15 PM »
T-minus 30min

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« Reply #39 on: March 04, 2016, 06:12:49 PM »
I have the window open with bated breath.
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« Reply #40 on: March 04, 2016, 06:18:09 PM »
It just went from 2 people watching to like 5000+ in 30 seconds!
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« Reply #41 on: April 08, 2016, 02:22:05 PM »
OK we are doing this again, 2030hrs for you east coast guys, 1730 for the west.

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« Reply #42 on: April 08, 2016, 08:52:14 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh8V0COrrzE

best parts are 26:45 and the really good stuff starts at 35:31

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« Reply #43 on: April 08, 2016, 10:45:10 PM »
Phil,

That is pretty cool. How does the falcon 9 stay attached to its landing boat, and is that boat remote controlled? I see it said something about autonomous drone or some such. Also, is this the first successful landing on the water like that?

Was the launch in FL?


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« Reply #44 on: April 09, 2016, 01:56:39 PM »
Basically what is do is we run over after the rocket has been secured and we have big steel shoes that go over the landing foot and we weld that to the barge.  Yes the barge is a drone ship, and it was the first time we kept it upright.  We have hit the barge every time we have tried, just a little too hard in most cases!   We launched out of the Cape, the ship is 200miles off the coast.

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« Reply #45 on: April 10, 2016, 12:07:32 PM »
Basically what is do is we run over after the rocket has been secured and we have big steel shoes that go over the landing foot and we weld that to the barge.  Yes the barge is a drone ship, and it was the first time we kept it upright.  We have hit the barge every time we have tried, just a little too hard in most cases!   We launched out of the Cape, the ship is 200miles off the coast.

The boat landing was indeed impressive. Seems the brainiacs at the company are getting things dialed in and fine tuned. Thanks for sharing. Look forward to seeing another one.

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« Reply #47 on: April 15, 2016, 08:24:35 AM »
I can't tell you how proud I am of SpaceX and the people that work there. So many incremental accomplishments over the years. Much to look forward to as well.

I have a nephew in law that works at SpaceX and he loves it. They moved from Ohio to Austin for the job and couldn't be happier.

Our government space program has been a national embarrassment for years depending on Russia to launch our astronauts to the space station. The private sector has stepped up and are bringing it back.  ;D

I am old enough to remember sitting in front of the black and white TV watching the first moon landing live with Walter Cronkite narration getting in the way. You want to talk about inspiring kids to go into science/technology/math... that was a moment. Hopefully SpaceX is bringing that back as well.

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« Reply #48 on: April 18, 2016, 08:23:54 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY4bFENIODI&feature=youtu.be

so you don't have to watch for four hours a short vid compressed down to three min, inflatable habitat that was delivered to ISS is what your looking at

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« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2016, 10:02:35 AM »
Way cool stuff there!
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