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SpaceX's Falcon 1 Launch Live Thread (07/13/09 10:30 PM EDT)
07/13/09 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 07/13/2009 5:37:07 PM PDT by KevinDavis

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1 posted on 07/13/2009 5:37:08 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Zoe Brain; callisto; scottinoc; Movemout; markman46; AntiKev; wastedyears; ALOHA RONNIE; ...

2 posted on 07/13/2009 5:37:48 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: KevinDavis

Know of a site with the feed?


3 posted on 07/13/2009 5:38:21 PM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: KevinDavis

http://www.spacex.com/webcast.php


4 posted on 07/13/2009 5:38:21 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: TheZMan; All

or here: http://www.astrospacenow.com/f1.php


5 posted on 07/13/2009 5:39:28 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: cabojoe

Thanks for the link! I’ll be watching :)


6 posted on 07/13/2009 5:39:31 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: KevinDavis

mark


7 posted on 07/13/2009 5:42:48 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine PFC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island - LC -6/4/09 - 29 Palms - Camp Pendleton 6/18)
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To: KevinDavis

To the moon Alice.


8 posted on 07/13/2009 5:43:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: KevinDavis

This is the first for profit launch is it not?


9 posted on 07/13/2009 5:45:32 PM PDT by AntiKev ("Within the strangest people, truth can find the strangest home." - Great Big Sea - Company of Fools)
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To: KevinDavis

There is space.

And then there is SPACE.


10 posted on 07/13/2009 5:45:49 PM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: KevinDavis
I want to see something to go into space!!!!

Not me

11 posted on 07/13/2009 5:48:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This country isn't going to hell in a handbasket, it's riding shotgun in an Indy car....)
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To: catbertz
Mission Status at Spaceflight.com
12 posted on 07/13/2009 5:49:54 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: catbertz
Whoops...Mission Status at Spaceflightnow.com
13 posted on 07/13/2009 5:51:19 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: KevinDavis

If I am online I will try to be there


14 posted on 07/13/2009 5:56:24 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: AntiKev
You appear to be correct:

Monday's launch will be the fifth time the start-up company has tried to launch the small two-stage booster. The first three Falcon 1 rockets fell short of orbit during launches in 2006, 2007 and August 2008. The privately-developed rocket finally achieved orbit in September 2008 with a dummy payload.

15 posted on 07/13/2009 5:58:17 PM PDT by dfwddr (fubo)
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To: KevinDavis

I grew up admiring NASA and the space program - my dad’s company did major subcontract work for Apollo and he knew John Glenn and the rest of the seven from their test pilot days...

That said, NASA is now run by the same gutless, lazy and overpaid wonders that work for the rest of the federal government.

More power to private enterprise for doing what NASA is incapable of.


16 posted on 07/13/2009 6:14:59 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: KevinDavis

Thanks Kevin. I hadn’t heard about this.


17 posted on 07/13/2009 6:20:06 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: KevinDavis

where is this taking off please?


18 posted on 07/13/2009 6:21:08 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman -- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: KevinDavis
Educational and wise.. something to pass the time and ease the pre launch tension, Bob's Story:

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there's nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.

My name is Bob. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Debbie. When I took "early retirement" last year, it became necessary for Debbie to get a full-time job along with her part time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed.

Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf course about the same time she gets home from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table. I generally have lunch in the Men's Grill at the club so eating out again is not reasonable. I'm ready for some home cooked grub when I hit that door.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take 'em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days. That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn't hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She had to take a break when she was only half finished mowing the yard. I try not to make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Debbie. I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible!

Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other..

Signed,
Bob

A sad epilog: Bob died suddenly on July 9h. The police report says that he was found with a Calloway extra long 48-inch Big Bertha Driver rammed up his behind, with only 2 inches of grip showing. His wife Debbie was arrested and charged with murder; however, the all-woman jury found her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that he accidentally sat down on it very suddenly.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 6:28:32 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: manc; All

It is taking off in some atoll..


20 posted on 07/13/2009 6:31:59 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: KevinDavis

Lets go already


21 posted on 07/13/2009 6:35:45 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: KevinDavis

Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh..

7:30 Pacific time.. duh


22 posted on 07/13/2009 6:36:40 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: KevinDavis
Kwajallean I believe
23 posted on 07/13/2009 6:37:31 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: I see my hands
I believe I may have Bob's fate in store for me too. So as soon as my wife can longer work both jobs, I'm divorcing her and moving out.

I can't be watching the Military Channel 24/7 with her running around the house.

24 posted on 07/13/2009 6:41:55 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: manc
I'm pretty sure this is correct information:

Kwajalein Atoll
Marshall Islands
On the Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site.


25 posted on 07/13/2009 7:07:25 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: All

I’m now getting live streaming on Kevins link 27 min until launch.


26 posted on 07/13/2009 7:34:38 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Kakaze

me too :)


27 posted on 07/13/2009 7:35:06 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: KevinDavis; cabojoe

Thanks a bunch! Watching live feed now.


28 posted on 07/13/2009 7:46:17 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (In the name of diversity, we are all becoming exactly the same.)
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To: Kakaze

Looks like a storm is rolling in... if I understand the lingo, they’re gonna hold for 3 hours, then blast off.


29 posted on 07/13/2009 7:48:01 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: PureSolace

They can only hold until 12 am est.


30 posted on 07/13/2009 7:54:32 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: PureSolace

Yea not listening, but watching. Palm trees blowing and looks like lots of clouds.


31 posted on 07/13/2009 7:55:05 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Kakaze

You’re right, they said they’ll restart the launch timer in about 30 minutes-ish :)


32 posted on 07/13/2009 7:58:45 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: PureSolace

this is getting annoying.... now its a hold for another 15 minutes


33 posted on 07/13/2009 7:59:43 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: KevinDavis

Rain drops on the camera lens.

Sure doesn’t look like a good time to be launching a rocket.


34 posted on 07/13/2009 8:07:39 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: GeronL
In the late '50's and '60's NASA had lots of "holds" , delays, explosions,,,, you name it.All at taxpayers expense.

This is Capitalism at work, love it

35 posted on 07/13/2009 8:07:41 PM PDT by TYVets
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To: GeronL

my webcast is audio only, the video constantly says loading and no picture ever appears. But I can hear.


36 posted on 07/13/2009 8:07:43 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: George from New England

I have really nice video on mine


37 posted on 07/13/2009 8:18:34 PM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: KevinDavis

Looks like blue skies coming up and launch in 16 minutes.


38 posted on 07/13/2009 8:21:21 PM PDT by Hell to pay
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To: George from New England
For the video-less...Here's a few pictures I snapped of what they're showing...


39 posted on 07/13/2009 8:22:06 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: George from New England

I have just the opposite situation: video is pretty clean but audio is not streaming properly and most of the talk is truncated.


40 posted on 07/13/2009 8:22:33 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: PureSolace

Countdown resumed.


41 posted on 07/13/2009 8:22:37 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

T-13 min.


42 posted on 07/13/2009 8:23:39 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: GeronL

I’ve gone to another building and another PC and still only audio.


43 posted on 07/13/2009 8:23:41 PM PDT by George from New England (escaped CT 2006; now living north of Tampa Bay)
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To: tet68

LD clear for launch.


44 posted on 07/13/2009 8:24:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: George from New England
I'm using FireFox 2 & Google's Chrome... both seems to be running the feed ok.

Try this link: http://www.astrospacenow.com/f1.php

45 posted on 07/13/2009 8:26:16 PM PDT by PureSolace (Trust in God)
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To: tet68

Auto launch sequence.


46 posted on 07/13/2009 8:26:25 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Transporter strongback removed.


47 posted on 07/13/2009 8:28:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I want to see something to go into space!!!!

Not me

Not even Nancy Pelosi?

48 posted on 07/13/2009 8:28:22 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: tet68

Five minutes.


49 posted on 07/13/2009 8:31:21 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Range green Two minutes.


50 posted on 07/13/2009 8:34:20 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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