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Where to watch the SpaceX launch to the International Space Station
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/23/12 | Richard Tribou

Posted on 04/23/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by KevinDavis

It's not a trip to the moon. It's not even manned spaceflight. But it is a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, and it's not insignificant. So if you want a front-row seat to witness one giant leap for private business, then you'll want to make your way over to Cape Canaveral for the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon spacecraft.

(Excerpt) Read more at articles.orlandosentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: space; spacex
Live thread anyone??
1 posted on 04/23/2012 5:14:36 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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2 posted on 04/23/2012 5:15:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

Its a step in the right direction even if it is a much smaller step than I would like.


3 posted on 04/23/2012 5:17:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Baby steps for Private industry in space..


4 posted on 04/23/2012 5:20:34 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

I think that once we get to actual mining of near earth asteroids, the advances will come in leaps and bound.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 5:23:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek; All

I think you are right, we need rockets to get to the Asteroids much faster and efficient..


6 posted on 04/23/2012 5:26:05 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

“Cape Canaveral?” Did they change the name back while I was napping?


7 posted on 04/23/2012 5:27:20 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: KevinDavis

The way I see it, near earth asteroid mining will lead to a gold rush in the main asteroid belt which means investment in propulsion research. From there they will start casting glances at the Kuiper belt. By the time the Ort cloud becomes a reasonable goal, we’re half way to Alpha C.

Gotta wake people up to the fact that mining and manufacturing in space is the way to go.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 5:31:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KevinDavis

9 posted on 04/23/2012 5:32:02 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: ken5050

From 1963 to 1973, the area was renamed “Cape Kennedy.”
President John F. Kennedy set the goal of landing on the moon.
After his assassination in 1963, his widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, suggested to President Lyndon Johnson
that renaming the Cape Canaveral facility would be an appropriate memorial.
Johnson recommended the renaming of the entire cape, announced in a televised address six days after the assassination.
Accordingly, Cape Canaveral was officially renamed Cape Kennedy.

Although the name change was approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names of the Interior Department in 1964,
it was not popular in Florida, especially in the neighboring city of Cape Canaveral.
In 1973, the Florida Legislature passed a law restoring the former 400-year-old name, and the Board went along.
The name restoration to Cape Canaveral became official on October 9, 1973.
The Kennedy family issued a letter stating they “understood the decision”.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center retains the “Kennedy” name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Canaveral


10 posted on 04/23/2012 5:33:23 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: cripplecreek; All

I see a future on Earth with all of the heavy industry is off this planet, and in space.. Also I do see a brain drain off of this planet. The best and brightest go to the stars while the meek stay on the planet.


11 posted on 04/23/2012 5:33:50 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

This is Pete Conrad’s old company, right?


12 posted on 04/23/2012 5:35:01 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: ken5050

It’s also known as the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It’s SE of the Kennedy Space Center.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Canaveral_Air_Force_Station

P.S. You can go back to your nap now. ;)


13 posted on 04/23/2012 5:35:55 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis

Being semi crppled myself, I see a means of getting many Americans off disability and working in low gravity.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 5:37:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SERKIT; All

No...


15 posted on 04/23/2012 5:37:17 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: cripplecreek; All

Wages will be good..


16 posted on 04/23/2012 5:39:16 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Go Mitt Go!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

Not if the Left has their way. They’d rather imprison everyone on Earth instead of letting them go stars. It’s much more difficult keeping the people under their thumb if they are out and about exploring the universe.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 5:40:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; kanawa

Many thanks...


18 posted on 04/23/2012 5:41:36 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; kanawa

Many thanks...


19 posted on 04/23/2012 5:43:02 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: ken5050


Where you see "LC40 Titan 3, Titan 4" is where SpaceX is launching from now.
20 posted on 04/23/2012 5:43:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Many more thanks........


21 posted on 04/23/2012 5:44:31 PM PDT by ken5050 (The ONLY reason to support Mitt: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir will appear at the WH each Christmas)
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To: KevinDavis
Just because its so freakin awesome to watch.

Apollo 11 Launch - in Super Slow Motion
22 posted on 04/23/2012 5:48:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KevinDavis

If we can get to an asteroid for mining we could also use the asteroid to hop a ride to other parts of the solar system or even beyond and save lots of fuel getting there.

I’ll bet I’m the first person to think of this!! ;)


23 posted on 04/23/2012 5:58:55 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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To: 1FreeAmerican
If we can get to an asteroid for mining we could also use the asteroid to hop a ride to other parts of the solar system or even beyond and save lots of fuel getting there.

I’ll bet I’m the first person to think of this!! ;)


Nope. Astronauts Could Ride Asteroids to Mars, Study Says
24 posted on 04/23/2012 6:05:27 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: aruanan

The primary reason for the use of asteroids is to avoid the danger of cosmic rays. Why not develop a proper shield for out ships in space?


25 posted on 04/23/2012 7:05:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 1FreeAmerican
I’ll bet I’m the first person to think of this!! ;)

LOL There are a few astronauts proposing using earth crossing asteroids as freight haulers to mars.
26 posted on 04/23/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Please chime in with our local perspective.

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(not associated with the county government)


27 posted on 04/23/2012 8:56:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: Nachum
The primary reason for the use of asteroids is to avoid the danger of cosmic rays. Why not develop a proper shield for out ships in space?

Because it's cheaper to modify an asteroid than to lift all that mass to orbit? If they started with the moon, then there's plenty of stuff there to lift out of a shallower gravity well.
28 posted on 04/24/2012 5:33:08 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: NonValueAdded; KevinDavis
Per Florida Today...

SpaceX launch delayed at least until May 7

29 posted on 04/24/2012 6:22:49 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: mcmuffin

Thanks ... I needed that info.


30 posted on 04/24/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by 3D-JOY
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To: mcmuffin

thanks for the update


31 posted on 04/24/2012 8:24:59 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: cripplecreek

That’s not a bad idea actually. Put humans in a pure-oxygen fluid container, like Ed Harris’ character in The Abyss, because I don’t know what kind of pain someone like you would be in due to leaving gravity with that much G-force.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 12:00:11 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: KevinDavis
Wages will be good..

Considering the context, that's the understatement of the day. Due to the dangers of leaving and reentering atmosphere, not to mention the dangers while in orbit, I'd say admin assistants would probably be making high six figures.

33 posted on 04/24/2012 12:01:48 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: wastedyears

I could deal with the pain of launch. I’ve got junk knees, ankles and hips but would be mostly OK in lower gravity like on the moon.

Now that I think about it, low gravity environments would be a great place for intensive physical therapy.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 12:12:52 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Al Gore’s Intensive Physical Space Therapy

... because he invents everything, you know.


35 posted on 04/24/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT by wastedyears (There can be only one.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Some of the best surf in Fl is in and around those waters.....dammitall.


36 posted on 04/24/2012 12:46:17 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

Can’t one day of surfing be deferred for a history-making event?


37 posted on 04/24/2012 12:53:19 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I guess we have no choice....actually, the govt deferred decades of wave riding when they took that prime curvature of coast for polluting the atmosphere with every launch..../sarc!


38 posted on 04/24/2012 12:56:59 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I guess my tagline says it all, in order to get there, I have to launch, as it stands now.


39 posted on 04/24/2012 1:20:46 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

Maybe you could work for SpaceX doing launch operations! That way you could get in a little surfing while launching. LOL!

What other planet in our solar system do you think has surfing available?


40 posted on 04/24/2012 1:27:22 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“What other planet in our solar system do you think has surfing available?”

None in ours, silly....Mars used to before they suffered a CME planet killer, I might like to surf Uranus!
(can’t hep myseff)


41 posted on 04/24/2012 1:33:39 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

LOL!


42 posted on 04/24/2012 3:12:39 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: KevinDavis

If I want to start a live thread on the day of the launch how do I go about doing that? Do I post it to ‘breaking news’?


43 posted on 04/24/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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