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Other Falcon 9 COTS flights

Discussion in 'General' started by GreatOldOne, 4 Jun 2010.

  1. GreatOldOne

    GreatOldOne Wannabe Martian

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Webcam coverage is a little patchy, but it's exciting nonetheless. I hope they get it done, the privatisation of space-flight is pretty crucial to the next waves of expansion - once NASA can spend less on boshing people up and down to the white elephant ISS they can concentrate more on Mars + beyond.
     
  3. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Not knowing much about spacecraft/flight, can I ask what the significance of this is?

    Am I right in thinking it's the first privately-developed space rocket to be launched?

    Edit: just started watching the webcam and chatting, this is pretty cool. Launch at 6pm GMT apparently.
    Edit2: Never mind, they've delayed. I can only watch a webcam for so long...
     
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  4. GreatOldOne

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    Range Green - T minus <9 mins...
     
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    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    C-Sniper Stop Trolling this space Ądmins!

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    Aborted :(
     
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    FAIL.

    Watching the Webcast as its WAAAY better than that other guy that doesn't know how to mute his mic and continues typing when he isnt saying anything.

    Fingers crossed they will try again.
     
  8. pimonserry

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    Bummer huh.

    I cba to watch it anymore, it streams at 150k, that's too much for my bandwidth limits :(
     
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    WOOOOHOOO! They did it!

    :clap:
     
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    It was quite impressive... looking down at the thruster.:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
     
  11. supermonkey

    supermonkey Deal with it

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    Congrats to SpaceX. Sadly, I missed the launch because I was on a plane at the time. I'm going to have to catch the replays!
     
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    BBC has a good (but short) replay.
     
  13. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Pretty impressive stuff, gotta love rockets. :D



    [edit]Swapped the video with buffering for the one pimonserry found, ta![/edit]
     
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  14. pimonserry

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    There's one without buffering here:

     
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    Awesome. Glad to see it did finally happen (though I didn't get to watch it which is a shame) :thumb:
     
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    We have the NASA TV HD channel up, and we're patiently awaiting launch. Looks like the next attempt is 9:42 am CST.
     
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    Work firewall + crappy system builds = no video for GOO. :sigh:
     
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    :( Bummer, man. 8 minutes to go!
     
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    Launch! Everything nominal so far :)
     

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