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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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That was one of the best things I have ever witnessed.  Only second to this was watching Felix take a big step into nothing.......

A major historical moment that I was glad to have witnessed.  The simultaneous booster landing was unreal.

Cannot wait for the next one and hope that goes as 'nominal' as this launch.

 

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6 minutes ago, Peco4321 said:

3 favourite images. IMG_6171.PNG.bf4f41d34c5bebf5c8bb91cd57460f28.PNG

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Great images, the "dont panic" one will be my favored screen saver for quite some time, just brilliant..

Alan

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3 minutes ago, Stub Mandrel said:

I reckon the centre core has had it though - you could see he got some news and then was told not to share it and spoil the moment...

You could be right but that's ok, more data, less failures in future.

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21 minutes ago, Alien 13 said:

Great images, the "dont panic" one will be my favored screen saver for quite some time, just brilliant..

Alan

I've just set the side on view as wallpaper, he's a real hoopy frood don't ya know.

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