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I made a rocket like SN8 when I was about ten years old.  I can understand why SpaceX may be having a few problems today.  I had terrible trouble getting the tin foil to stick to the cardboard tube.

Not sure if anyone else interested in this sort of thing, but in about 30 mins there's a live launch here: http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx  

As seen here in this uninterrupted footage from somebody on the ground with an LX200 and some nice tracking software. It's an incredible feat.  The little detail (from the press conference) that

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There's an APP for all launches, the best are the Space x ones that then land again, amazing abs exciting when watched live. 

Liftoff: Rocket Launch Schedule by Vatthikorn Apiratitham
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/liftoff-rocket-launch-schedule/id1183059317?mt=8

 

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Hold Hold Hold!

Anyone know how long before they set a new launch time? Mrs Stu making noises about going to bed! Currently streaming onto the TV but could go mobile :) 

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Just now, Alien 13 said:

how hard can it be after nearly 70 years of practice...

Errr, very! It's not quite like lighting the blue touch paper and retiring ;) 

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10 minutes ago, Mr niall said:

Has anyone checked this is really real and not some dreadful hoax? Like 9 hours of us watching a photo of a rocket with some photoshopped steam coming off it?

Peter is now in bed laughing, thinking 'gotcha' ! ;);) 

Might knock it on the head now....

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5 minutes ago, Stu said:

Peter is now in bed laughing

Very good. I was really hoping this would have launched on time. Can't hang on any more, night night. Bet it lifts off any minute now, straight after I log off ?

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