SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space station

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  1. YellowSubmarine

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    Less than an hour to launch, guys. The Falcon 9 looks amazing in the dark.
     
  2. Scroogourner

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    Hehe, I have the livestream, SpaceX stream and watching NASA TV on cable.
     
  3. YellowSubmarine

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    Here NASA TV is coming 10 seconds earlier than the SpaceX stream, so I'm gonna know how the launch goes earlier than the guys at the SpaceX programme! Time travel!
     
  4. Scroogourner

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    damn. engine #5 read too high a pressure and the flight computer aborted.
     
  5. YellowSubmarine

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    It's always the fifth one that is betraying you, I'm telling you....
     
  6. RAMA

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    Ugh!
     
  7. Scroogourner

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    Problem component (check valve on engine #5) found and replaced. Should be rescheduling for Tuesday morning.
     
  8. PurpleBuddha

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    At least we know some of the safeties work now. :)
     
  9. TerraNovan

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    I'm gonna check back in a year, let me know what happens. :rommie:
     
  10. Scroogourner

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    Launch rescheduled for 3:44am EDT tuesday morning. In other words, just over 12 hours away.
     
  11. MANT!

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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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  12. Scroogourner

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    Less than an hour to go. Everyone got their lucky hats on?
     
  13. Psion

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    Crap. Thirty-two minutes to go and I need to get some sleep.
     
  14. RevDMV

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    23 minutes, forget sleep
     
  15. Psion

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    Can't ... hold ... on ... much ... longer!
     
  16. RevDMV

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    Go team!
     
  17. Psion

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    Nice exhaust plume ... very smooth. And that stage two nozzle glow ... spectacular!
     
  18. Psion

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    And in orbit!
     
  19. RevDMV

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    With solar arrays, nice flight up.

    Now, work on those cameras.
     
  20. Psion

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    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.