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Wait... mr Steven is a girl?!?

 

my forum is messed up I think...

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4 minutes ago, Jaff said:

Wait... mr Steven is a girl?!?

Why would you think that? It's a ship, anyway :)

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If this launch had been a BFR/BFS, you'd already be on the boat into Sydney. ;)

 

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Fairing recovery Unsuccessful due to excessive wind shear at the landing zone.

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18 minutes ago, Streetwind said:

Marine vessels are generally female by tradition.

I understand that... but the name is MR Steven...

I just always assumed it was a middle finger to the norm

 

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18 minutes ago, Ignath said:

Fairing recovery Unsuccessful due to excessive wind shear at the landing zone.

Aww. Well, Mr. Steven.wav stays on my hard disk for a few more months then.

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26 minutes ago, cubinator said:

Aww. Well, Mr. Steven.wav stays on my hard disk for a few more months then.

There's another Iridium launch NET Q3, so before October, possibly August.

I know Mr. Steven is close to where they can work on it, but it seems like they'd iterate faster if it was on the East coast...

Also, NET September:

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with Spaceflight’s SSO-A rideshare mission, a stack of satellites heading into sun-synchronous polar orbit. Numerous small payloads will be launched on this mission for nearly 50 government and commercial organizations from 16 countries, including the United States, Australia, Finland, Germany, Singapore and Thailand. Delayed from July. [June 4]

 

And later, NET September from VAFB:

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the SAOCOM 1A for CONAE, Argentina’s space agency. SAOCOM 1A is the first of two SAOCOM 1-series Earth observation satellites designed to provide radar imagery to help emergency responders and monitor the environment, including the collection of soil moisture measurements.

 

So 3 more tries in the next 2.25 months.

 

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Looks like they're still not folding the legs yet...? :huh:

ETA: regarding: 

 

Wouldn't want to get our boosters confused, now... 

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Also, next launch (Merah Putih) delayed till August 4. :( Lucky PSP is kicked out to the 11th, too. 

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24 minutes ago, tater said:

Woohoo! Well, it's not me yet. Here's hoping I can get up there before ISS is decommissioned! Would be nice to get to see a little of both the old and the new.

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18 minutes ago, cubinator said:

Woohoo! Well, it's not me yet. Here's hoping I can get up there before ISS is decommissioned! Would be nice to get to see a little of both the old and the new.

That would be quite the accomplishment. In more way than one...<_<

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18 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

ಠ_ಠ

Was reading a hit piece in the NY Post about how "Elon is a fraud" and they said, "SpaceX is a LITERAL failure to launch. Musk's rockets have crashed, blown up, or exploded so many times that he (inexplicably) made a blooper reel."

Now, the question of Elon as a person is outside the scope of this thread......but good lord that's some uncommon stupid.

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23 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

but good lord that's some uncommon stupid.

No, my friend, it is entirely too common.  :rolleyes: And... how do I phrase this? Nah, better not.:sealed:

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18 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

"SpaceX is a LITERAL failure to launch. Musk's rockets have crashed, blown up, or exploded so many times that he (inexplicably) made a blooper reel."

How long does it take for people to learn that failure is a part of the learning process? Is trail and error really that new of a concept :huh:?

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1 hour ago, sevenperforce said:

Was reading a hit piece in the NY Post about how "Elon is a fraud" and they said, "SpaceX is a LITERAL failure to launch. Musk's rockets have crashed, blown up, or exploded so many times that he (inexplicably) made a blooper reel."

Now, the question of Elon as a person is outside the scope of this thread......but good lord that's some uncommon stupid.

I agree that he is crazy, sending his own car to Mars.

Yet, his rockets blew up on reentry, not on asent, so he can deliver payload 96% of the time, and blow up his rockets trying to land. He failed 5 times, 3 falcon 1 missions, 1 during refueling, and 1 during asent.

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14 minutes ago, Xd the great said:

I agree that he is crazy, sending his own car to Mars.

Yet, his rockets blew up on reentry, not on asent, so he can deliver payload 96% of the time, and blow up his rockets trying to land. He failed 5 times, 3 falcon 1 missions, 1 during refueling, and 1 during asent.

He didn't send his car to Mars... He sent it to interplanetary space in an orbit that goes beyond Mars' orbit. If the alignment was right, it'd go to Mars. But it isn't.

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7 minutes ago, Bill Phil said:

He didn't send his car to Mars... He sent it to interplanetary space in an orbit that goes beyond Mars' orbit. If the alignment was right, it'd go to Mars. But it isn't.

I thought he tried to send it to mars and failed.

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5 minutes ago, Xd the great said:

I thought he tried to send it to mars and failed.

No. Reaching Mars in any way was never the intention, the objective was to test the new Falcon Heavy, which was a near-complete success. The car was only there because they have to launch something and a car is more interesting than a lump on concrete. It was never supposed to reach Mars. That would actually have been a fail, since crashing an unsterilized thing into it could have bad consequences for future science. 

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4 hours ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

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Literally every rocket ever has lost its multi million dollar nose cone, they should give SpaceX some credit for being the only people to ever even attempt to bring one home, much less work persistently through careful engineering to perfect the technique and save every part of the rocket.

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