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Streetwind    3814

(If anyone wonders how they got that video two years ago, when they weren't even talking about fairing recovery yet: a piece of rocket fairing debris washed up on a random beach, SpaceX was identified as the owner, and was asked to please come and clean up yo ITAR-laden junk, thank you very much. Turns out that the nose camera was on the thing, and they managed to salvage the SD card intact.)

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Lukaszenko    119

After watching for an hour, I'm starting to suspect that the fairing GIF doesn't lead up to its eventual landing :/

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KSK    4302
11 hours ago, Scotius said:

Jeff Bezos and his Blue Origin will have to work very hard to grab a slice of  space pie for themselves :) BO will have to either offer even lower prices than SpaceX, or grab flights SpaceX can't do due to the lack of available hardware. Interesting times ahead :D 

With any luck the pie will expand to feed all-comers (mmmmm Space Pie :) ), although I haven't seen any plans for that which are much more than pie in the sky.

Okay, I'll stop now.

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magnemoe    912
1 hour ago, Streetwind said:

(If anyone wonders how they got that video two years ago, when they weren't even talking about fairing recovery yet: a piece of rocket fairing debris washed up on a random beach, SpaceX was identified as the owner, and was asked to please come and clean up yo ITAR-laden junk, thank you very much. Turns out that the nose camera was on the thing, and they managed to salvage the SD card intact.)

Think that the fairing was so intact also got them interested in recovering it. Damage was from impact with water and from getting beached. 

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sevenperforce    1459
11 hours ago, Lukaszenko said:

After watching for an hour, I'm starting to suspect that the fairing GIF doesn't lead up to its eventual landing :/

I did the same thing. I had my sound muted and so I didn't ever realize it was on a loop.

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insert_name    622
11 hours ago, Lukaszenko said:

After watching for an hour, I'm starting to suspect that the fairing GIF doesn't lead up to its eventual landing :/

Yeah, Elon musk said in the comments they recovered it though

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tater    5779
2 minutes ago, insert_name said:

Yeah, Elon musk said in the comments they recovered it though

Yeah, but the fairing recovery vessel apparently never left port.

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StupidAndy    1179

I cant seem to find the CRS-7 Mission webcast, did they delete it because of the boom?

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51 minutes ago, StupidAndy said:

I cant seem to find the CRS-7 Mission webcast, did they delete it because of the boom?

This one? 

 

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StupidAndy    1179

thanks!

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TheEpicSquared    1880

"Few months" until ITS info:

 

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Skylon    507
9 minutes ago, TheEpicSquared said:

"Few months" until ITS info:

 

That's Elon time though. Another thing that's happening in a few months is the FH demo flight.  So I will expect delays.

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10 minutes ago, Skylon said:

That's Elon time though. Another thing that's happening in a few months is the FH demo flight.  So I will expect delays.

Dammit... wanna say something... don't wanna jinx it.... remind me after the 2nd.

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RCgothic    188

I also note that first it was an update 'in a month', then it was 'six weeks', and now it's 'couple months'.

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TheEpicSquared    1880
3 minutes ago, Spaceception said:

Yay!

It even has the nosecone on top. :) 

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TheEpicSquared    1880

 

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tater    5779

Static fire is Saturday.

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tater    5779

Static apparently moved UP to Friday.

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TheEpicSquared    1880
2 minutes ago, tater said:

Static apparently moved UP to Friday.

What? A SpaceX event moved FORWARD??

11abd9ff6de01da1701f53e076b160c73ddd7e11

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tater    5779

The VAFB Iridium launch just got shifted 4 days earlier as well.

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9 minutes ago, tater said:

The VAFB Iridium launch just got shifted 4 days earlier as well.

HELLO? HELLO? OPERATOR? QUICK! WHAT'S THE TEMPERATURE IN HELL??

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10 minutes ago, tater said:

The VAFB Iridium launch just got shifted 4 days earlier as well.

*Glances out of window to look for inevitable flying pig*

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TheEpicSquared    1880
19 minutes ago, tater said:

The VAFB Iridium launch just got shifted 4 days earlier as well.

*pinches arm* Am I dreaming? 

This is awesome! :D 

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Skylon    507
Posted (edited)
16 minutes ago, IncongruousGoat said:

*Glances out of window to look for inevitable flying pig*

Spotted! [Image of flying pig]

Did that image work? I am copying on an iPad here

Edit: No it didn't 

Edited by Skylon

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