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Who is watching today's launch attempt?


I wouldn't miss it but I hope it goes.

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Yes I might try, it's gonna be live on BBC news I think in 2 hours.






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Yep... fingers crossed for good weather this time.
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It was cool. The landing of the Falcon rocket on the pad in the ocean was a bit odd, though. As it was coming down, you couldn't tell that it was from the stationary camera, then the camera cut out for no more than four seconds. When it came back, the rocket was on the pad and didn't even look like it had just landed. Odd.

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It was cool. The landing of the Falcon rocket on the pad in the ocean was a bit odd, though. As it was coming down, you couldn't tell that it was from the stationary camera, then the camera cut out for no more than four seconds. When it came back, the rocket was on the pad and didn't even look like it had just landed. Odd.
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It strangely seem pretty non-climatic. Which I think is a good thing.

Hope this doesn't end up being just another one off side project from them. Although commercial space exploration will remain impractical for the next many decades. But it's still a pretty cool feat. A good distraction from all the crap that is going on in the world right now.

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It was cool. The landing of the Falcon rocket on the pad in the ocean was a bit odd, though. As it was coming down, you couldn't tell that it was from the stationary camera, then the camera cut out for no more than four seconds. When it came back, the rocket was on the pad and didn't even look like it had just landed. Odd.
There was also an odd delay with lift off. They were still counting down when the rocket was way up in the air. I only seen the lift off from the pad when they replayed it. Weird.

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It was cool. The landing of the Falcon rocket on the pad in the ocean was a bit odd, though. As it was coming down, you couldn't tell that it was from the stationary camera, then the camera cut out for no more than four seconds. When it came back, the rocket was on the pad and didn't even look like it had just landed. Odd.
This has happened before with the Spacex rockets. I found that odd too.

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It strangely seem pretty non-climatic. Which I think is a good thing.

Hope this doesn't end up being just another one off side project from them. Although commercial space exploration will remain impractical for the next many decades. But it's still a pretty cool feat. A good distraction from all the crap that is going on in the world right now.
The main problem with the shuttle was that the heat shield was very fragile and was not protected during launch and that finally bit them.

But of course Challenger was a different failure. A rocket could still fail.

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I'm watching!! Watched the launch yesterday too.
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Good on you SpaceX. Now is the time to leave the Earth behind; seeking out strange new worlds, and greener pastures. Bon voyage!

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Billionaires and their toys.
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Ack, missed it! Wanted to see it. Forgot about it. *kicks self*


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Maybe. But it's still fun to watch. The astronauts aren't billionaires. At least I don't think they are.

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Maybe. But it's still fun to watch. The astronauts aren't billionaires. At least I don't think they are.
The conspiracy theory is that this is the elites paving the way to leave the planet once they have ruined it.

I grew up during the space shuttle era so all this seems like a rehash. I was even home from school the day the space shuttle blew up and I saw it live.

I did watch this after the fact. It was cool to see all the different video angles. We didn't get all that with the space shuttle. They kept losing connection. They should have used 5G
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I grew up during the space shuttle era so all this seems like a rehash.
So did I but I love all things space so it really never gets old.

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So was I. In fact, as I recall, they weren't even carrying the shuttle launch. I mean, maybe some networks were but I was watching NBC and it was just normal programming that morning until the accident. I didn't even know there was a shuttle going up (In fact, that might have been the first time I ever even heard of the shuttle). I think CNN might have existed at the time but it wasn't really the news everyone watched yet.

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So was I. In fact, as I recall, they weren't even carrying the shuttle launch. I mean, maybe some networks were but I was watching NBC and it was just normal programming that morning until the accident. I didn't even know there was a shuttle going up (In fact, that might have been the first time I ever even heard of the shuttle). I think CNN might have existed at the time but it wasn't really the news everyone watched yet.
I can't remember what network I was watching, I know not CNN because we had no cable, but I remember the launch then it split in the sky and I remember people crying on the ground.
Went back to school and people were making horrible jokes about it.
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Billionaires and their toys.
At least Musk is spending his "playtime" money on a space program, or something that can potentially have huge payoffs in the future.

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As conspiracy theories go it's a pretty ridiculous one.
But if you or I were billionaires there is a chance we might look around at what this Earth is becoming and think "I'm too good for this" lol

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