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The Marty Lounge>Space Exploration megathread
DaFace 09:40 AM 06-01-2014
Since a number of cool things are happening in space exploration these days, we'll widen the scope of this thread a smidge. Conversation about all things space exploration are welcome, whether it be from NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Blue Origin, or anyone else. Chances are most of the discussion will still be about SpaceX since they love to make things public and fun, but nothing's off limits. I'll eventually get around to modifying the OP to include resources for other companies too, but in the meantime, feel free to post any cool stuff you run across.

Lists of Upcoming Missions

Spoiler!


How to Watch a Live Launch
Spoiler!


Where to Learn More
Spoiler!


Glossary
Spoiler!

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unlurking 08:00 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by DaFace:
It's amazing how calm it looked. I know it's not at all easy, but it was just BIG BALL OF FIRE and then...oh...there's a rocket just sitting there on the ground.
Yep. Looked incredibly simple. Hopefully this kind of thing becomes common place. No offense to Bezos' penis ship, but SpaceX is a true commercial company. Remember watching their first commercial launch to the ISS. Was amazing. This, doubly so.
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unlurking 08:00 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by eDave:
LOL


heh, figured he'd be quick with a retort
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unlurking 08:08 PM 12-21-2015
For those who missed it, can check out the replay starting at 9:20 or so of the streaming Youtube webcast. Will probably have a shorter one up by tomorrow. But worth watching I thought.
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eDave 08:16 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by unlurking:
For those who missed it, can check out the replay starting at 9:20 or so of the streaming Youtube webcast. Will probably have a shorter one up by tomorrow. But worth watching I thought.
Here's one now. Landing starts at 41:30.


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eDave 08:21 PM 12-21-2015
Long exposure of launch, re-entry, and landing burns

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWy59kAUkAEvBLa.jpg
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GloryDayz 08:33 PM 12-21-2015
OMG that was SOOOOOOOOOOO cool!

Thanks all....
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unlurking 08:40 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by eDave:
Here's one now. Landing starts at 41:30.
That's the one! Actually watching again. :-)
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Squalor2 08:42 PM 12-21-2015
dammit. we fucked up. space flight is a dream. there is so much shit this planet has put into orbit that reaching space is not possible.
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DaFace 08:52 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by eDave:
LOL


Heh...I'll give him credit for the jab (though I still maintain that BO still hasn't really accomplished anything notable until they put something into orbit).
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DaFace 08:53 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by eDave:
Long exposure of launch, re-entry, and landing burns

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/CWy59kAUkAEvBLa.jpg
Nice! Not quite as elegant looking as the launch-only shots, but definitely interesting to see the relationship of the paths.
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DaFace 09:01 PM 12-21-2015
GIF'D UP!


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DaFace 09:03 PM 12-21-2015

11 satellites deployed to target orbit and Falcon has landed back at Cape Canaveral. Headed to LZ-1. Welcome back, baby!

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2015


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eDave 09:16 PM 12-21-2015
In case you missed the liftoff (gif):

http://i.imgur.com/fQORDAb.gifv
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DaFace 09:27 PM 12-21-2015
Originally Posted by eDave:
In case you missed the liftoff (gif):

http://i.imgur.com/fQORDAb.gifv
Thanks for giving me a reason to figure out if I could post a gifv using the new {video} tag. It technically works, but you have to manually change the extension to .mp4 (and that'll only work on imgur I think).


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DaFace 09:29 PM 12-21-2015

There and back again pic.twitter.com/Ll7wg2hL1G

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2015


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