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Re: SpaceX launch
« Reply #350 on: May 10, 2020, 09:25:55 PM »
its going to be an interesting year
In more ways than one!
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« Reply #351 on: May 25, 2020, 09:56:37 PM »
As of right now we are still a go for 05/27 but the weather in not looking real good.

If any of you have your kids at home please try to have them watch the launch, the USA is back in business of putting our own Astronauts in orbit on USA built and designed rockets.

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« Reply #352 on: May 25, 2020, 09:58:14 PM »
Yes!  About time!


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« Reply #353 on: May 25, 2020, 10:18:19 PM »
I’ll have them all watching, they love the SpaceX videos and this is monumental!!!


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« Reply #354 on: May 26, 2020, 02:19:48 AM »
We too will be watching as a family!

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« Reply #355 on: May 26, 2020, 09:51:20 AM »
Thanks for the heads up
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« Reply #356 on: May 26, 2020, 10:57:44 AM »
I hope the weather cooperates! Looking forward to watching. It really is about time this was brought back to USA soil!  :likebutton:
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« Reply #357 on: May 26, 2020, 05:06:36 PM »
We are still targeting 1633EST tomorrow, weather is tracking better.  If tomorrow is canceled then we will try again Saturday or Sunday.




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« Reply #358 on: May 26, 2020, 06:02:08 PM »
0333 pt, not for me, but there will be vids and hope it goes well.
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« Reply #359 on: May 26, 2020, 06:33:44 PM »
0333 pt, not for me, but there will be vids and hope it goes well.
1333 for you JR, that’s 1:33 PM


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« Reply #360 on: May 27, 2020, 03:31:29 PM »
Weather is 50/50 but we are still a go  one hour to launch.

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« Reply #361 on: May 27, 2020, 03:40:09 PM »
doh,,,,,,,,
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« Reply #362 on: May 27, 2020, 04:23:35 PM »
Scrub! Crap!
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« Reply #363 on: May 27, 2020, 04:27:38 PM »
Yeah, had it on big screen and PC. Guess the cloud cause a electrical issue.
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« Reply #364 on: May 27, 2020, 06:53:51 PM »
Let’s hope for a weekend launch. No work to get in the way


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« Reply #365 on: May 28, 2020, 09:10:20 AM »
I bet if that had been a military launch those guys would be circling the earth right now. But given the visibility this launch has with a private company doing America's first launch after the Obama space crushin' years, I suspect the safety nazis are in full control. But if we needed those guys and payload in orbit it would have made it. Hat's off to SpaceX and the folks in NASA who allowed this marriage to take place. It is the future for sure.
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« Reply #366 on: May 28, 2020, 03:50:53 PM »
You would be correct.  This mission belongs to NASA so ultimately it’s 100% their call if we launch or not.

IMO LEO will be abandoned by NASA and it will mostly be commercial investment.  I predict rocket travel with become like airline travel in our lifetimes and cell phones will go the way of land lines.

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« Reply #367 on: May 28, 2020, 05:33:51 PM »
Cell phones? I can satellite or even a watch setup but we are to addicted to being connected. How is the next step?
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« Reply #369 on: May 28, 2020, 09:43:41 PM »
Still have to talk on something. I like the new stuff but I fear tracking users and so on is getting closer.

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« Reply #370 on: May 28, 2020, 10:08:03 PM »
Yes it will be like a sat phone.  It’s not getting close it is already here JR if they really want to track you they will warrant or not.

This will just bring it to the global level.

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« Reply #371 on: May 28, 2020, 10:54:00 PM »
Sat phones have been here for a long time, cell too. Just getting easier to put a sat up vs a cell tower every 5 miles.

Well, they still need a warrant for real tracking IHO. But with all those disclosures you sigh, who knows?

I am waiting for the first real case against drone surveillance. When I was an LEO you could not look over things/fences ect. that was not considered normal. You needed a warrant. Now they fly a drone over your prop (sat maps are diff) and they see what you are doing. Where has our privacy gone?
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« Reply #372 on: May 29, 2020, 03:13:01 AM »
Sat phones have been here for a long time, cell too. Just getting easier to put a sat up vs a cell tower every 5 miles.

Well, they still need a warrant for real tracking IHO. But with all those disclosures you sigh, who knows?

I am waiting for the first real case against drone surveillance. When I was an LEO you could not look over things/fences ect. that was not considered normal. You needed a warrant. Now they fly a drone over your prop (sat maps are diff) and they see what you are doing. Where has our privacy gone?
Privacy, essentially no longer exists. For lots of electronic reasons.

Satellites are the new cell towers. And are continuing to improve with each launch. With in a couple years there will be a satellite network that allows you to go to 90% of the globe with one provider. You will have everything your current phone has for around the same price.

The potential for starlink to overtake all communication tasks (not data storage), is through the roof. The technology is always improving, which means more data can be moved easier. At this point, it is a matter of time to when it’s available, no longer is it an IF it will happen.

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Re: SpaceX launch
« Reply #373 on: Today at 11:57:39 AM »
OK back to launching Americans on American built rockets from American soil.

We are still go for 322EST, (1530) launch, weather is trending go.

GO USA!!!!!!

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« Reply #374 on: Today at 12:02:42 PM »
Carrier pigeons.

Looking forward to the launch. Normal mishap during development in boca chica?


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« Reply #375 on: Today at 02:25:54 PM »
T minus 57 minutes. Let’s go this time! 


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« Reply #376 on: Today at 03:48:57 PM »
Good launch!!!!   That was awesome!!!   


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« Reply #377 on: Today at 03:56:00 PM »
Magnificient!
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« Reply #378 on: Today at 04:36:08 PM »
All went smoothly Dragon is healthy, Falcon is on the ship, Dragon will dock with ISS tomorrow.

Now we can retire this system and get Starship built!!!!!!!!!!!!