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SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Thread (05/19/2012) 04:55 EDT) First Commercial Rocket into Space!
05/18/12 | Kevin Davis

Posted on 05/18/2012 6:50:06 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Best of luck to SpaceX.



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dragon; falcon; iss; nasa; space; spacex
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For launch updates go to the following site:

http://spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html

I'm not sure this is going to be on NASA TV..
1 posted on 05/18/2012 6:50:28 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; ToxicMich; Cronos; A_perfect_lady; Art in Idaho; perplyone; TheOldLady; ...

2 posted on 05/18/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: KevinDavis

I probably won’t be watching but I’ll be checking in when I get up.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 6:52:24 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

Same here.. I thought I post it for the early birds..


4 posted on 05/18/2012 6:56:24 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: KevinDavis

155 am PT.. got it..

Thanks!


5 posted on 05/18/2012 6:59:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; ToxicMich; Cronos; A_perfect_lady; Art in Idaho; perplyone; TheOldLady; ...

At 3:30 am EDT NASA TV will cover the event..


6 posted on 05/18/2012 7:01:21 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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SpaceX
7 posted on 05/18/2012 7:01:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: KevinDavis

All NASA streams will cover launch

May 19, Saturday
2 a.m. - Replay of SpaceX/Falcon 9 Dragon Pre-Launch Briefing - HQ (All Channels)

3:30 a.m. - SpaceX/Falcon 9 Dragon Launch Coverage Begins (Launch scheduled at 4:55 a.m. EDT) - KSC (All Channels)

8:30 a.m. - SpaceX/Falcon 9 Dragon Post-Launch News Conference - KSC (All Channels)


8 posted on 05/18/2012 7:02:16 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: KevinDavis

I get up early for the launch, then I go to Indy for pole day....it’s going to be a good saturday!


9 posted on 05/18/2012 7:03:32 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: KevinDavis

am??

dang


10 posted on 05/18/2012 7:04:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: KevinDavis

nasa tv schedule

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/schedule.html


11 posted on 05/18/2012 7:05:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: KevinDavis

Thanks!


12 posted on 05/18/2012 7:05:45 PM PDT by Errant
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To: KevinDavis

Kind of small; What’s the specs?


13 posted on 05/18/2012 7:07:31 PM PDT by Errant
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To: KevinDavis
Kevin, Thank you for the pings.

They are appreciated.

14 posted on 05/18/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: Kakaze

90 degrees and sunny and clear per forecast,, have a good time..


15 posted on 05/18/2012 7:07:57 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Errant; All

Unmanned vehicle.


16 posted on 05/18/2012 7:09:46 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: KevinDavis
Absolutely not possible for commercial guys to do that. I've been told that right here on FR. /s

I may nap up and wake up in time for the launch. Power naps are great. And I'm getting better at them, with practice.

/johnny

17 posted on 05/18/2012 7:09:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: KevinDavis
Falcon 9 User's Guide (3 MB PDF)
18 posted on 05/18/2012 7:14:18 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
Slightly larger than the Apollo capsule. The rocket is nowhere near as big as the Saturn, but they aren't going to the moon.

/johnny

19 posted on 05/18/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: KevinDavis

Ping for later.


20 posted on 05/18/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: JRandomFreeper; All

I set my DVR for the launch..


21 posted on 05/18/2012 7:17:46 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The birther movement was started by a 9/11 truther..)
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To: NormsRevenge
90 degrees and sunny and clear per forecast,, have a good time..

Thanks Norm, I was there today for a bit, said my hellos and now tomorrow I will just blend into the crowd....the old bald guy by himself. It has been 3 years since I have been back, I fall in love with the place every time I walk in.

22 posted on 05/18/2012 7:18:40 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: KevinDavis

Jack Hydrazine checking in...

Think I’ll stay up for this launch. Since I’m on the Left Coast it’ll be a 1:55 a.m. lift off.

How many others are staying up for it?


23 posted on 05/18/2012 7:21:27 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
I don't do television, cable, or all of that stuff. I do skim internet service while providing it, though, so I'll have to rely on live feeds off the net.

I did check my redundant circuit for the other network provider, just to make sure there aren't any interruptions.

Poverty is ok, if you can manage it correctly.

/johnny

24 posted on 05/18/2012 7:21:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Nap then back up to watch. I'm CST, so I'll have time for a nap.

/johnny

25 posted on 05/18/2012 7:26:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I might set my internal clock to wake up around then. It isn’t too reliable though. :) I’m on CDT.


26 posted on 05/18/2012 7:29:15 PM PDT by Errant
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27 posted on 05/18/2012 7:31:19 PM PDT by HangnJudge
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To: JRandomFreeper
"The rocket is nowhere near as big as the Saturn, but they aren't going to the moon."

Yet!.....
28 posted on 05/18/2012 7:41:03 PM PDT by JoSixChip (We had an opportunity to get Newt, but you blew it and now we get mitt.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

" How many others are staying up for it?"

I'm driving over from central Florida with my daughter. I told her this is an historic launch and pre-dawn con trails are spetacular when they gain enough altitude to get some sun on them. I hope the don't scrub it.

29 posted on 05/18/2012 7:57:16 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Gonna try. I’d have to be up 2 hours later for work anyway, so what the heck. Just have to set the alarm....

....and hope my wife doesn’t attempt to kill me.


30 posted on 05/18/2012 8:09:25 PM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: DocRock

Please post photos, if you can.


31 posted on 05/18/2012 8:14:08 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Probably have them hosted by noon tomorrow.


32 posted on 05/18/2012 8:23:10 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: DocRock

Thanks!


33 posted on 05/18/2012 8:43:03 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: KevinDavis

Kick ass. Godspeed, SpaceX!


34 posted on 05/18/2012 9:18:35 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

guess it’s me and you jack


35 posted on 05/18/2012 10:21:14 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: KevinDavis

spacex is also webcasting

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


36 posted on 05/18/2012 10:25:15 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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Yup!

Found another Twitter feed.
http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23DragonLaunch


37 posted on 05/18/2012 10:29:40 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

per the spaceflightnow livestream looks like fueling is underway


38 posted on 05/18/2012 10:44:39 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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The LOX is boiling away in the tanks as they fill them.


39 posted on 05/18/2012 10:53:05 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: markman46

I’m watching the replay of the pre-launch briefing.


40 posted on 05/18/2012 11:33:06 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
Cute chick:

Amiko Kauderer ‏Talked w Lead VVO for SpaceX Dragon today on NASATV for the upcoming launch at 3:55a CT

41 posted on 05/19/2012 12:38:28 AM PDT by Errant
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To: KevinDavis

SpaceX webcast began.


42 posted on 05/19/2012 1:17:00 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Jack Hydrazine

T -20


43 posted on 05/19/2012 1:36:33 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

here we go!


44 posted on 05/19/2012 1:43:01 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want the Republic back !)
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To: Kakaze
Yep! Good coverage on SpaceX

T -10!

45 posted on 05/19/2012 1:45:11 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Kakaze

I’m watching both NASA and SpaceX webcasts


46 posted on 05/19/2012 1:46:11 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I’m here...wife didn’t kill me. :)


47 posted on 05/19/2012 1:48:02 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Errant

nasatv is 25 sec behind the spacex webcast


48 posted on 05/19/2012 1:49:43 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: hoagy62

T -5!


49 posted on 05/19/2012 1:50:56 AM PDT by Errant
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To: markman46

Fly, Falcon! Rock on!


50 posted on 05/19/2012 1:51:53 AM PDT by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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