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  1. Nice view of the booster's shadow on the ocean as it was dropping down to the recovery ship.
  2. The lighting on the Starlink launch first stage was interesting as it popped up into sunlight.
  3. It was an interesting move... but I don't think the booster can hover... so I suspect that the deck of the drone ship may have been moving downward just then.
  4. Stream scheduled to start....... no stream.
  5. Have they decided against moving the front flaps farther up onto the top of the Starship? I seem to recall mention of moving them to positions 120 degrees apart instead of 180 degrees apart.
  6. The landing exhaust made a nice dry spot in the water layer that they apparently spread on the landing pad. I don't recall that they did this early on.
  7. Weather looks nice. 5 minutes to launch. Such a clean rocket. Liftoff Onboard video... nice. Normally a fog-covered mess.
  8. I just keep repeating Tater. I should just shut up. But those were REALLY nice tracking shots. Pretty landing at LZ1. 104th recovery. This booster was a reconfigured Falcon Heavy booster... interesting.
  9. Weatherhead is good. No ships piloted by idiots present.
  10. Music on the SpaceX launch channel Launch in 10 minutes
  11. Launch coverage is live! 15 minutes to launch Weather currently no go. Looks like count reset to T-15 minutes and holding due to weather
  12. 103rd successful booster landing. And another load of Starlink sats in orbit. Enough yet to take my money?
  13. The JWST Blog talks about why they didn't add any deployment monitoring cameras to the craft. Basically, they thought it wouldn't really provide enough information to the engineers about the deployment process if something went wrong -- a lot of narrow view cameras in many places could possibly show problems (at the cost of a lot more complexity in wiring), and wide-view cameras wouldn't show enough detail to be useful to the engineers for diagnosing problems. So not worth the added complexity. But, I think one stratigically-placed wide angle IR camera would have provided a nice view for those of us who paid 10 Billion dollars for the thing, if it could be safely done.
  14. Huh. The 'stick' that pushes off the upper stage apparently gets retracted. Entry burn looked nice. Aww... lost stage one video. Soggy deck. Landing good!
  15. Pop out the waffles. Nice view of fairing sep.
  16. You can see the rocket wobbling back and forth slightly in the closeups of the fairing, if you look closely. Liftoff
  17. Starlink launch feed is live! Let's go with getting more Starlink satellites up there so I can get Starlink Internet! T minus 10 minutes. 4th launch for this booster... it practically still has that new rocket smell. Fairing halves are being reused for 5th and 4th times.
  18. I'm very happy to see that the tensioning is going well, since it was the step I was most worried about.
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