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How to See Spectacular Antares Commercial Rocket Launch to Space Station on Jan. 8 Complete Viewin
universetoday.com ^ | January 6, 2014 | Ken Kremer on

Posted on 01/06/2014 8:19:05 PM PST by BenLurkin

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – Catching a slim weather break amidst the monster blizzard and unprecedented arctic air low temperatures afflicting the central and northern United States, Orbital Sciences Corp. is marching forward with plans for a spectacular daylight blastoff of the firms privately developed Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from a beachside pad at NASA Wallops Island, VA – on a critical mission for NASA bound for the Space Station carrying a huge cargo of vital science experiments.

Here’s our complete guide on “How to See the Antares/Cygnus Jan. 8 Blastoff” – chock full of viewing maps and trajectory graphics (above and below) from a variety of prime viewing locations; including historic landmarks in Washington, DC., NYC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Virginia and more.

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1 posted on 01/06/2014 8:19:05 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin; SunkenCiv
thxs, for the post.
space ping

2 posted on 01/06/2014 8:22:43 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: SunkenCiv; KevinDavis; Phil V.; God bless America-5; Straight Vermonter; buccaneer81; boris; ...

It was supposed to go on the 7th but was delayed due to the cold.

You can watch the launch on the 8th here.
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/antares/orb1/status.html


3 posted on 01/06/2014 8:28:17 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ping. Wow it looks like the privateers are busy this week. I just got done reading your post about Space-X.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3108823/posts


4 posted on 01/06/2014 8:29:13 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

I missed the SpaceX launch today but hopefully I’ll catch the next one.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 8:45:35 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’d appreciate it if you would add me to your launch pinglist. I like this stuff.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 8:48:03 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Added!


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:05:42 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Thanks


8 posted on 01/06/2014 9:15:21 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (This is not just stupid, we're talking Democrat stupid here.)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin; Jack Hydrazine

I kinda think that “privateers’ is the wrong word to describe them. Perhaps entrepreneurs would be better?


9 posted on 01/06/2014 9:17:13 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

But ‘privateer’ makes them sound like outlaws!


10 posted on 01/06/2014 9:27:11 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: BenLurkin

Appreciate it! I think this will be #4 since I moved to the Richmond area last year.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 11:09:34 PM PST by ToastedHead
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To: Jack Hydrazine

When model rockets are outlawed, only privateers will have rockets.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 12:27:51 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Hey Jack. I was just looking at spaceflightnow.com and their coverage of the launch. Found it interesting that the coverage states that the LOX “is chilled to minus 383 degrees Fahrenheit”. Just wondering how they’re gonna flow that to the engines. I know we toyed with chilling LH2 to a “slush” point on the shuttle but never got to do it.


13 posted on 01/09/2014 9:10:02 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

IIRC, the boiling point of LOX is -297F and its melting point is -369F. That might be typo they made in the article.

I remember long ago that slush hydrogen was proposed as a fuel for the NASP.


14 posted on 01/09/2014 8:27:02 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: All

Launch of Antares
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvJalfDlCSI


15 posted on 01/09/2014 8:41:53 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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