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The 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

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How to Watch a Live Launch
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Where to Learn More
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Glossary
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DaFace 11:09 AM 11-21-2020
Jessie got some sleep! (Watching on NASA TV.)
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DaFace 11:13 AM 11-21-2020
NASA's stream is like 30 seconds behind SpaceX FWIW. Same video.
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Donger 11:26 AM 11-21-2020
Land landings are so much cooler.
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DaFace 11:39 AM 11-21-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
Land landings are so much cooler.
Yep. NASA could still learn some things from SpaceX about production though. We really should have had a tracking camera view the whole time. Hopefully we'll get some cool shots later.
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DaFace 11:40 AM 11-21-2020
I was VERY close to talking myself into flying out to LA this weekend to watch this launch. Alas, I decided that it wasn't a good idea to break all the covid rules. :-)
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DaFace 12:51 PM 11-21-2020
For the record, tonight's launch got bumped to tomorrow, so no double header. It'll happen during the Chiefs game unfortunately.
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Donger 01:03 PM 11-21-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
For the record, tonight's launch got bumped to tomorrow, so no double header. It'll happen during the Chiefs game unfortunately.
Damn, that sucks.
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Donger 05:43 PM 11-21-2020

The International Space Station with the SpaceX Crew-1 Dragon docked photographed from the ground by astrophotographer Philip Smith using a telescope in his backyard in Manorville, New York. https://t.co/QIRctmEnOQ pic.twitter.com/lA7dps3Hpd

— Wonder of Science (@wonderofscience) November 20, 2020

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stumppy 06:24 PM 11-21-2020
That's too cool.
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unlurking 07:31 AM 11-22-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
I was VERY close to talking myself into flying out to LA this weekend to watch this launch. Alas, I decided that it wasn't a good idea to break all the covid rules. :-)
I'm currently planning to head to Boca Chica over Xmas. Want to just get an "in-person" feel for the size of the thing. The pics have been insane. Doubtful, but maybe get lucky for a static fire or hop.
Plans may change based on covid. :-)
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notorious 09:14 AM 11-22-2020
Originally Posted by stumppy:
That's too cool.
Very cool.

If you want your mind blown wrap your head around this:


At times, you are closer to the ISS than you are the nearest Wal-Mart. It's just a short trip straight up.
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DaFace 06:54 PM 11-22-2020
Two hour bump. Whether I watch and how intently TBD depending on the Chiefs game. :-)
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GloryDayz 07:14 PM 11-22-2020
"Live in 101 minutes". :-)
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DaFace 08:50 PM 11-22-2020
Well, at least we don't have a conflict I suppose. I could use the distraction after the first half, though.

Standing down from today’s launch of Starlink. Rocket and payload are healthy; teams will use additional time to complete data reviews and are now working toward backup opportunity on Monday, November 23 at 9:34 p.m. but keeping an eye on recovery weather

— SpaceX (@SpaceX) November 23, 2020

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GloryDayz 08:53 PM 11-22-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
Well, at least we don't have a conflict I suppose. I could use the distraction after the first half, though.

I was counting on exactly that. Ugh.
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