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    SpaceX launch

    Just watched the latest SpaceX launch/recovery/deployment live on YouTube. Amazingly clear video quality. They had positioned several cameras for different feeds throughout the 1 1/4 hour sequence from liftoff to deployment of payload. The YouTube channel is "Space & Universe" for those that might be interested. They give a good show
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    Watching a rocket launch is on my bucket list. A SpaceX launch would be the creme of the crop.
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    There is a launch of the Dragon crew module in Feb. No exact date that I saw. Hmmm. Vacation?
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    Never, under any circumstances, combine a laxative and sleeping pill, on the same night

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    I never miss a launch if I can help it. I was part of a launch team for several launches out of Alaska & Hawaii before I retired. Nothing as big as the Falcon 9 but still some serious stuff with modified ICBM’s. I’m the guy standing to the right in my avatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    I never miss a launch if I can help it. I was part of a launch team for several launches out of Alaska & Hawaii before I retired. Nothing as big as the Falcon 9 but still some serious stuff with modified ICBM’s. I’m the guy standing to the right in my avatar.
    Bruce, I've always wondered - what missile is that you are standing next to?
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    Fred, it’s a modified Minuetman.

    Correction: It is a Polaris A3. The Minuteman was the previous launch. Getting old ain’t for sissy’s
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    Grew up in Orlando watching shuttle launches from 60 miles away. The best ones were at night, you could read a book at because lit up the sky so bright. Very cool memory.

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    They are cool to watch. Here’s a pic of a very cold winter launch from the Kodiak launch complex from 2 miles away. The low pitch roar makes your chest rumble. For scale, the tower to the left is a 17 story rocket assembly building.
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    I love seeing the launch but am totally amazed when they land the first stage on a barge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Weber View Post
    Just watched the latest SpaceX launch/recovery/deployment live on YouTube. Amazingly clear video quality. They had positioned several cameras for different feeds throughout the 1 1/4 hour sequence from liftoff to deployment of payload. The YouTube channel is "Space & Universe" for those that might be interested. They give a good show
    There is scheduled a Falcon Heavy launch in early April according to Gunters Space Page. Spacex have really stepped up the number of launches.

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    But it sure beats the alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    But it sure beats the alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    But it sure beats the alternative.
    What does?
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