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Old 2017-04-30, 00:30   #672
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https://arstechnica.com/science/2017...e-moon-rocket/
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Old 2017-04-30, 05:32   #673
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Haha, beautiful! I would buy that!
"Oh heck, bring Michael Collins down to the surface too, if you want."

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Old 2017-04-30, 10:22   #674
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SpaceX launch ~53 minutes after this post. Classified NRO payload, 2nd daytime return to landing site attempt. Right at sunrise too, so should be some epic photographs
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Old 2017-05-01, 23:57   #675
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SpaceX launch ~53 minutes after this post. Classified NRO payload, 2nd daytime return to landing site attempt. Right at sunrise too, so should be some epic photographs
One day late, but great video
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Old 2017-05-02, 01:09   #676
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That they maintain external view of the booster almost constantly is impressive. Do they have a something aloft for the higher altitudes?
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There have been long range tracking cameras since Gemini. In the movie Apollo13 you can see an operator getting one set at the beginning of the crowd sequence for the launch.
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Old 2017-05-02, 06:15   #678
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Indeed the excellent views having always been technologically possible; the main reason we haven't seen stuff like this before is because it was the first daytime-without-overcast-clouds RTLS launch.
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Old 2017-05-03, 05:28   #679
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Old 2017-05-03, 05:57   #680
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He posts bullshit in all threads.
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Old 2017-05-06, 21:20   #681
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He might be right about "living planets". They've found so many potentially habitable exoplanets out there. One of them might have life on it.
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Old 2017-05-09, 22:36   #682
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Watch SpaceX fire up the first big engine test of the Falcon Heavy’s main core
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SpaceX has been promising to fly its next big rocket, the Falcon Heavy, for about four years now — but in a new video released today, the company revealed the vehicle may be finally getting ready for its maiden voyage. The video shows the Falcon Heavy’s main core going through its first major static fire test, which ignites the booster’s engines while the vehicle is strapped down. The test was conducted at SpaceX’s test site and development facility in McGregor, Texas, last week, ahead of a planned late-summer launch.
Falcon Heavy Center Core Test Firing
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