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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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18 minutes ago, JamesF said:

I'm trying to watch that, but it seems my daughter her friend who is staying this evening are eating all our bandwidth :(


I don't think that's the whole problem James, I've dropped IQ to 480p because of continual buffering, but still have continual buffering.

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I think all this is a stark reminder that landing on the moon is not easy. I hope the Americans don’t get too carried away in all the bravado that just because they did it 50 years ago, it must be straight forward!!  

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Elon Musk is giving his annual Starship update tonight at 18.00-19.00 EDT. (midnight here in Holland)

There is no link for a live stream yet.

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56 minutes ago, Davey-T said:

Me too, I was up until 3.30 last night imaging 😴


The chance would be a fine thing. Most I got done during all this rain today was to fit a new plug in the observatory, tonight is a total washout looking at the forecasts.

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