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Old May 20 2012, 12:54 AM   #46
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Re: SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space stat

Ugh!
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Old May 20 2012, 01:24 AM   #47
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Problem component (check valve on engine #5) found and replaced. Should be rescheduling for Tuesday morning.
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Old May 20 2012, 08:30 AM   #48
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At least we know some of the safeties work now.
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Old May 21 2012, 11:55 AM   #49
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I'm gonna check back in a year, let me know what happens.
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Old May 21 2012, 08:03 PM   #50
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Launch rescheduled for 3:44am EDT tuesday morning. In other words, just over 12 hours away.
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Old May 22 2012, 12:31 AM   #51
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NASA had a famous launch abort in 1965...

And that flight had astronauts aboard..according to some sources, the Titan II lifted 2" off the pad and settled back on the supports..



better just before liftoff than just after..
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Old May 22 2012, 08:00 AM   #52
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Less than an hour to go. Everyone got their lucky hats on?
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Old May 22 2012, 08:11 AM   #53
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Crap. Thirty-two minutes to go and I need to get some sleep.
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Old May 22 2012, 08:22 AM   #54
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23 minutes, forget sleep
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Old May 22 2012, 08:43 AM   #55
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Can't ... hold ... on ... much ... longer!
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Old May 22 2012, 08:43 AM   #56
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Go team!
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Old May 22 2012, 08:49 AM   #57
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Nice exhaust plume ... very smooth. And that stage two nozzle glow ... spectacular!
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Old May 22 2012, 08:54 AM   #58
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And in orbit!
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Old May 22 2012, 09:00 AM   #59
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With solar arrays, nice flight up.

Now, work on those cameras.
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Old May 22 2012, 09:09 AM   #60
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With solar arrays, nice flight up.

Now, work on those cameras.
Agreed! I loved watching the exhaust plume as the rocket gained altitude. But the camera kept cutting out and the video quality suffered. I'd love to model that effect in 3D.
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