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I'm sure Jeb snuck in there at the last second when everybody thought it would be an uncrewed mission, and now they'll have to launch another Falcon Heavy for a rescue mission

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1 minute ago, drhay53 said:

I'm sure Jeb snuck in there at the last second when everybody thought it would be an uncrewed mission, and now they'll have to launch another Falcon Heavy for a rescue mission

... Or not :D

 Best way to keep Jeb from sneaking into your unmanned rescue pods is to strand him in interplanetary space.

Best,
-Slashy

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1 minute ago, drhay53 said:

I'm sure Jeb snuck in there at the last second when everybody thought it would be an uncrewed mission, and now they'll have to launch another Falcon Heavy for a rescue mission

I am very sure Jeb is the Stig's Kerbal cousin.

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In all seriousness though, I got major goosebumps when the side boosters landed within a split second of each other. It's a bummer they seem to have likely lost the core, but my expectations going into it were "I hope they don't blow up the launchpad" 

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1 minute ago, DAL59 said:

When is TMI?

The best we have got so far.  I should copy this response to clipboard.  I have a feeling I will need it again.

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3 minutes ago, DAL59 said:

When is TMI?

~2 hours ago Elon said ~5 hours so I'm guessing ~3 hours from now

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1 minute ago, Serpens Solidus said:
 

Post launch press conference starting soon.

I'd advise to keep the chat closed

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What happened to fairing recovery?

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6 minutes ago, DAL59 said:

What happened to fairing recovery?

Fairing recovery hardware was installed and tested (important for FH vs F9) but no boats were in place.

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1 minute ago, GoSlash27 said:

Conference interruptus...

They were fiddling with the lappy just before... maybe they borked the network connection for the building!

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Just now, softweir said:

They were fiddling with the lappy just before... maybe they borked the network connection for the building!

At least it isn't just me.

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What the hell were those? Little meteors???

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1 minute ago, Teilnehmer said:

What are those white dots in the background?

I don't know.  Therefore it must be on a sound stage and space flight is fake....

 

 

Eh I mean I am not sure but not meteors, it is coming from the car it seems.

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1 minute ago, Teilnehmer said:

What are those white dots in the background?

I guess they are snow from the LOX tank.

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Just now, sevenperforce said:

Ice on the MVac.

Ahhh, that makes sense

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Bits of stuff from the second stage, I guess. Maybe particles of O2 from the ullage bleed-off you quite often see pompoms of O2 ice on the MVac during the coast phase of a launch..

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3 minutes ago, Teilnehmer said:

What are those white dots in the background?

Some of them seem to move by pretty quick. Satellites? There's a crap ton of stuff in LEO.

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