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4 hours ago, sh1pman said:

RIP titanium fins. At least the engines are still there.

I dunno, man, they look pretty beat up too. :(

 

 

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14 hours ago, RealKerbal3x said:

Well, the engines are the most expensive part. At least STP-2 will have an FH-compatible octograbber so this won't happen again.

Funnily I've heard the titanium grid fins being quoted at over a million dollars each, meanwhile the engines are a fraction of a million each. I think their total costs might be comparable! Makes you wonder which end of the rocket is more expensive.

Glad to hear they're making a new octograbber.

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The engine bells shouldn't be too difficult to replace I don't think.

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1 hour ago, tater said:

 

Well, so much for watching that one live.  I ain't getting up at 3 am on a work day.

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I'm not getting up at 2:22 to watch it, either.

 

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9:22, just after I get to work. 

Is there anyone for who this actually a reasonable time to watch? 

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1 minute ago, MinimumSky5 said:

9:22, just after I get to work. 

Is there anyone for who this actually a reasonable time to watch? 

3 AM is tempting for me. Who cares about getting up early enough to get to school on time without being a zombie?

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There's going to be a plastic flamingo sometime soon.

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1 hour ago, Ultimate Steve said:

3 AM is tempting for me. Who cares about getting up early enough to get to school on time without being a zombie?

I didn't care too much when it was 4 am on a Friday.  I don't care about being a zombie at work on a Friday.

Tuesday though?  No thanks.

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1 hour ago, MinimumSky5 said:

9:22, just after I get to work. 

Is there anyone for who this actually a reasonable time to watch? 

1:22 Monday night/Tuesday morning. Tempting... nighttime RTLS would be pretty awesome, and that’s not too far past my bedtime, plus I’m off Wednesday now that I think of it. Hmmm...

this could actually work...

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3 hours ago, MinimumSky5 said:

9:22, just after I get to work. 

Is there anyone for who this actually a reasonable time to watch? 

Doesn't look like it... as for me, I live in the same timezone as given, so that's not happening.

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On 4/19/2019 at 3:55 PM, tater said:

 

0922 BST. Think I'll stick this one on as a short break from work!

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Not good folks:

 

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SpaceX Response Statement:

 

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Well, unless the capsule isn't completely destroyed, and unless it wasn't something simple and obvious but not too obvious, most likely no SpaceX astronauts from US soil this year...

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43 minutes ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Well, unless the capsule isn't completely destroyed, and unless it wasn't something simple and obvious but not too obvious, most likely no SpaceX astronauts from US soil this year...

Or Boeing astronauts, FWIW. This sucks. Maybe they got lucky and it's just a piece of ground support hardware, not the D2 itself.

 

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14 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Or Boeing astronauts, FWIW. This sucks. Maybe they got lucky and it's just a piece of ground support hardware, not the D2 itself.

 

Unconfirmed reports from a "Reliable friend at the cape" from this thread:

said complete/near-complete loss of vehicle.

 

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3 minutes ago, Ignath said:

Unconfirmed reports from a "Reliable friend at the cape" from this thread:

said complete/near-complete loss of vehicle.

 

I’m not sad... I’m just disappointed.

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