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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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Probably going to be in another 4/5 hours... circa 4pm CST - 9pm UT.  They haven't cleared the pad yet let alone start loading fuel... that's of course if there is some issue that SpaceX hasn't mentioned, seeing that this has been pushed back each day since Friday.  Last night's wet rehearsal wen well (apparently) 

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Haven’t been this excited about a launch since the Falcon Heavy debut. I didn’t enjoy Crew Dragon because it had crew... Really hope Starship comes down in one piece the right way up!

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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.

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I've just cracked open 5 lts of Pure Brilliant White Vinyl Silk Emulsion and I'm sat watching it dry...

I'd share the excitement but I've already proved I'm not good with imaging.

Y'all have to wait for this here rocket then. If it goes...🚀

As an aside, I've scrubbed my application for Mars astronaut. I really can't tolerate waiting round like this. :)

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I guess that there will be whole world of backroom work going on. The world is watch and there is a lot riding on this...oh hold on, there is nothing riding on this! :)

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4 minutes ago, Jonk said:

I'm on the SpaceX feed, with nothing to see except lift-off scheduled for 16:30 CST, which is in 10 minutes.

Except there's no video?!

Better on NASA Spaceflight.com on You Tube

Dave

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