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I know this is a couple days ago now, but I thought I'd share this on here. On the second orbit of the Soyuz MS-18 launch I was able to listen in on the voice communication from the Russian cosmonauts

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  

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Exciting stuff !

Looks pretty much vertical as well.

I wonder who will get the short straw for the first to approach the landed spaceship ?

Not for quite a few hours I would think !

 

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I imagine they'd not want to hang around too long before stabilising it.  A freak gust of wind could do a lot of damage, I'd have thought.  I'd love to hang around and watch what happens next, but I need some sleep :)

James

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17 hours ago, John said:

 

I wonder who will get the short straw for the first to approach the landed spaceship

 

They have a robotic dog called Zeus whose job it is to go in first to make sure the area is safe.

It even has its own kennel.

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4 minutes ago, Astro Noodles said:

They have a robotic dog called Zeus whose job it is to go in first to make sure the area is safe.

It even has its own kennel.

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Zeus looks like one of these not that expensive either in the grand scheme of things..

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Just now, Alien 13 said:

Zeus looks like one of these not that expensive either in the grand scheme of things..

Alan

That's exactly what it is.

I think that they are very versatile and are being developed by SpaceX for the first missions to Mars.

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On 06/05/2021 at 17:17, Astro Noodles said:

That's exactly what it is.

I think that they are very versatile and are being developed by SpaceX for the first missions to Mars.

...and for police usage (and probably military, behind the scenes)

 

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1 minute ago, dweller25 said:

Great noise it makes 

I did once manage to coincide the families holiday in Florida with a shuttle launch and saw that and yes the nosise is the thing that sticks in my mind 🙂 

Steve

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39 minutes ago, teoria_del_big_bang said:

I did once manage to coincide the families holiday in Florida with a shuttle launch and saw that and yes the nosise is the thing that sticks in my mind 🙂 

Steve

Brilliant - I have been many times to Florida but always on business and never got to see a launch 😔

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1 hour ago, teoria_del_big_bang said:

I did once manage to coincide the families holiday in Florida with a shuttle launch and saw that and yes the nosise is the thing that sticks in my mind 🙂 

Steve

I saw a Falcon 9 launch in 2017 from KSC. It was great to see something actually go up into space but it was quite a calm affair we thought. Not as dramatic as a shuttle launch I would think. I'd like to see one of the heavy lifters go up though :icon_biggrin:

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3 minutes ago, John said:

I saw a Falcon 9 launch in 2017 from KSC. It was great to see something actually go up into space but it was quite a calm affair we thought. Not as dramatic as a shuttle launch I would think. I'd like to see one of the heavy lifters go up though :icon_biggrin:

At the rate they are launching, you will probably soon be unlucky if you don’t see one during a two week break! It’s certainly on my list to do before I pop off... 🤣

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