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Space X Launch Now
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Posted on 04/18/2014 12:23:21 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules

Launching In a few minutes!


TOPICS: Astronomy; History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: aerospace; aviation; spacex
http://www.spacex.com/webcast/?=1
1 posted on 04/18/2014 12:23:22 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules
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To: US_MilitaryRules

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/?=1


2 posted on 04/18/2014 12:23:35 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

less than a minute!


3 posted on 04/18/2014 12:24:25 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

FOX news is showing it also.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Cloudy here in central FL; on a clear day we can see the vapor trail from Canaveral (about 80 miles ENE), and on a clear night we can see the rocket flame, but there’s no use trying to see it today.


5 posted on 04/18/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Sure looked like a very dirty burn the last few seconds of the first stage. What are they burning?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 12:34:39 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: US_MilitaryRules

The Dragon has wings. Nice deploy.


7 posted on 04/18/2014 12:38:42 PM PDT by alancarp
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To: Red_Devil 232

End of SpaceX web cast.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 12:39:48 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: alancarp

Is this the one where they expected one of the stages to return with a controlled vertical landing in the ocean?


9 posted on 04/18/2014 12:42:35 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: Red_Devil 232

Yes. We’ll probably have to wait a little while to get the news.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Here’s a Youtube video of the launch with good audio.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 12:49:34 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62; neverdem; SunkenCiv; cogitator

I see the photo on the Spacex website, but no video of the launch. Yet.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 12:54:19 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Moonman62

Thanks. I wonder if they expect to get video?


13 posted on 04/18/2014 12:55:41 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Another view of the launch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRtYAA8sPXw


14 posted on 04/18/2014 12:58:33 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Here’s a Youtube video of the launch with good audio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYZl-X0Xq1A


15 posted on 04/18/2014 1:00:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Ping


16 posted on 04/18/2014 1:03:27 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: US_MilitaryRules

Thanks!


17 posted on 04/18/2014 1:05:53 PM PDT by buridan
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To: Red_Devil 232

Here is an update from Spaceflight Now that they made about an hour ago.

During the final phase of the launch, a member of the SpaceX launch team said the first stage had re-ignited and ground teams were receiving video of the stage during descent into the Atlantic Ocean. We’ll provide an update on that phase of the mission when we have more information.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 1:23:36 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62

Hopefully the first stage landed on the Russian tug boat sitting out there.


19 posted on 04/18/2014 1:29:47 PM PDT by Daus
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To: Daus

Tweet from Elon Musk 5 mins ago.

Orbit insertion and Dragon deploy all good. Falcon reentry burn also good. Waiting for landing data from tracking plane.


20 posted on 04/18/2014 1:45:39 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62; All
SpaceX Facebook page:

Data upload from tracking plane shows first stage landing in Atlantic was good! Flight computers continued transmitting for 8 seconds after reaching the water. Stopped when booster went horizontal. Several boats enroute through heavy seas...

21 posted on 04/18/2014 5:39:05 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

That’s great. They should have some onboard video that we should get at some point.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 5:45:30 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: EveningStar; Paleo Conservative

Thanks US_MilitaryRules.
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23 posted on 04/18/2014 7:43:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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24 posted on 04/18/2014 8:05:03 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Didn’t get to see it live but I did watch the re-play. Looks like the first stage booster landed right above the ocean just like they wanted. They just made history (again) doing this.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 8:57:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: All

NASA Hosts SpaceX 3 Post Launch News Conference from Kennedy Space Center
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G2pRVQ1JhA


26 posted on 04/18/2014 9:09:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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