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Not the flash of the SpaceX streams, but still a great launch.   Watching Tim Dodd's live stream, and He was using his mouse to point out things in the 2nd stage interstage.   I thought it was a fly that got trapped during assembly. 

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1 minute ago, Gargamel said:

Not the flash of the SpaceX streams, but still a great launch.   Watching Tim Dodd's live stream, and He was using his mouse to point out things in the 2nd stage interstage.   I thought it was a fly that got trapped during assembly. 

Those gas tanks looked very familiar...I'm pretty sure I've got one back in the lab!

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1 hour ago, Gargamel said:

Not the flash of the SpaceX streams, but still a great launch.   Watching Tim Dodd's live stream, and He was using his mouse to point out things in the 2nd stage interstage.   I thought it was a fly that got trapped during assembly. 

Heh, like DM-2’s space mouse? :confused:

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2 hours:

Weather supposedly sorta marginal.

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I was watching the livestream myself, noticing that they never made the call-out for the battery swap and that then the telemetry showed decreasing altitude and increasing speed. I agree, not good prospects. Hope they can afford to the loss of this launch.

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Maybe they'll rethink they're stream names in the future?   Cutting off the video before we could see the failure is kinda funny. 

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Aaaaaand confirmed. ;.;

 

And it just occurred to me.. this was the thirteenth launch... :/

Edited by CatastrophicFailure

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1 minute ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Aaaaaand confirmed. ;.;

 

And it just occurred to me.. this was the thirteenth launch... :/

We had Pics and it still didn't happen.

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4th of July fireworks. I guess it's a replacement for all of the places that aren't doing them because of covid.

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10 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

4th of July fireworks. I guess it's a replacement for all of the places that aren't doing them because of covid.

That hasn't stopped people around me, currently launching the big guns from residential areas.

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42 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Speaking of which, Scott Manley had some interesting ones...

 

 

Yes then they talked about battery swap they was past Ap
Surprised me a bit as I assumed they both burned to gain speed and to raise attitude at once but they probably just pushed Ap ahead of them 

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11 hours ago, cubinator said:

That hasn't stopped people around me, currently launching the big guns from residential areas.

My next door neighbors set off a half stick about 20 feet from me -- it felt like getting punched in the throat.

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