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2 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

occasionally founding vast empires from a single city... but don’t ask how I know.... :blush:

Elon started playing the real life versions of Rocket Tycoon and CarFactorio at pretty  much the same time. Now he's starting his own game of Elon Musk's Civilization, with the starting city of Starbase.

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9 minutes ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Elon started playing the real life versions of Rocket Tycoon and CarFactorio at pretty  much the same time. Now he's starting his own game of Elon Musk's Civilization, with the starting city of Starbase.

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So, forget Mars, now we’re going to Alpha Centauri? :cool:

unless Gandhi gets us first...

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Unfortunately I have even less chance at getting a ride- although I am decently talented in the musical arts (nothing too special), I’m out on grounds of my periodic heart arrhythmia. So a no for deep space or probably even orbit, but I suspect Blue would take me.

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24 minutes ago, sevenperforce said:

I have two I wrote for NASA/ULA and one I'm writing for Astrobotics/ULA so come at me bro

I know, that's why I mentioned it. You should write a Starship chanty. Maybe suggest it needs a manual capstan for the elevator as a backup ;)

 

 

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I do look decent in a spacesuit, if I do say so myself... Probably could have zoomed in on my face a bit more though. I've probably already gotten my time's worth out of this just seeing me in the suit lol.

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SpaceX owes fans... nothing at all. Nor random people "spying" on them with cams, doing Kremlinology, etc. This was a classy thing to do. Can you imagine what would happen if I put a cam up someplace near BO's facility on Bezos' ranch? Course Bezos bought up nearly 400,000 acres before setting up there, so it literally might not be possible without trespassing while still having LOS.

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2 hours ago, tater said:

Your better elevator pitch might be writing space chanties.

and their elevator pitch is getting their elevators to pitch. :D So to speak.

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3 minutes ago, JoeSchmuckatelli said:

Why in the world would someone at SX think it was a good idea to cut the neighbor's feed?

Mistakes happen, sounds like some uncertainty about whose property it was. I would imagine the security people just did it.

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Nomadd at NSF (lives in Boca Chica) said,

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They seem to be pretty confident. They're aiming for a 0954 flight.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Flying dutchman said:

I don't onderstand, on march 3rd elon tweeted that the launch would be tommorrow (4th) so how come they are still proceeding?

Can you clarify - that makes no sense whatsoever!!!! Thanks

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8 minutes ago, Flying dutchman said:

I don't onderstand, on march 3rd elon tweeted that the launch would be tommorrow (4th) so how come they are still proceeding?

 

1 minute ago, paul_c said:

Can you clarify - that makes no sense whatsoever!!!! Thanks

He followed up with another tweet saying that the flight was on March 3rd, aka today.

Elon's sleep schedule is weird so sometimes he thinks today is tomorrow :P

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Put simply, yeah I think he's just got his dates muddled. A more involved answer might be, that in order for tomorrow's actual launch, there are a number of pre-launch tasks to be done, of which some occur today, some tomorrow morning. The road closure could be for a number of other reasons, eg to move the crane away; not just due to a launch itself.

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He didn't get his dates muddled. If someone says "tomorrow morning" while it is still night, they mean in a few hours, when it is daytime again.

 

Ie: "We're leaving for Italy tomorrow!" is something someone would say at 11:59pm, or 12:01 am, and they'd both mean the same thing.

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It's definitely going down today. Just watched the flight termination system get armed on NSF. Pad is cleared. Currently looks like we're go for Launch in 40 mins or so.

RCS testing in progress.

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Flap testing in progress.

Some non-definitive venting by the ditch near the tank farm. If we're still aiming for 9.54am (1594 UTC) we need to see some proper tank farm activity soon.

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