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2013-09-07 03:27:58 PM

BunkyBrewman: Not sure how I posted within three seconds of myself.

/it's the magic of fark


I've noticed a couple of those the last day or so.
 
2013-09-07 03:30:59 PM

logieal: My Grandfather was an engineer and worked for a subsidiary of NASA that manufactured solid rocket boosters for the shuttle


Oh yeah?! Well mine trained the Mercury Seven :-P
 
2013-09-07 03:44:44 PM

crotchgrabber: BunkyBrewman: Not sure how I posted within three seconds of myself.

/it's the magic of fark

I've noticed a couple of those the last day or so.


This time I noticed I misspelled "found" and corrected before while waiting for a response from Fark while I was posting.

Back to the rocket.  The neighbor next to me down here (or there since I just got back home) is a professional photographer. Hoping to see his pics very soon to share.
 
2013-09-07 04:06:50 PM

Mentalpatient87: logieal: TuteTibiImperes: OK Fark rocket scientists, in this photo it looks like the trajectory curves back towards the Earth:

Since the rocket is destined to orbit the Moon, why is that?  Shouldn't it be traveling on a path that would keep going upwards?  Is it just an optical illusion, or does it use the Earth as some sort of slingshot to achieve Lunar orbit?

Know how I know you've never seen the movie Apollo 13?

Or played Kerbal Space Program.


This.
 
2013-09-07 04:14:45 PM

BigNumber12: logieal: My Grandfather was an engineer and worked for a subsidiary of NASA that manufactured solid rocket boosters for the shuttle

Oh yeah?! Well mine trained the Mercury Seven :-P


Oh yeah?! Well mine worked with the Apollo program ground tracking computer at Cape Canaveral.
 
2013-09-07 04:14:52 PM
 
2013-09-07 04:20:38 PM

Ginnungagap42: From Manassas, Va:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55096RNO0mw


Thanks for posting that. I looked for it but missed it. I need to find a better spot to view stuff like that.
 
2013-09-07 04:33:55 PM
 
2013-09-07 04:42:31 PM

C0rf: Obligatory XKCD for those who want to know more about how to achieve orbit and stay there


Whoa, that's weird, about the Proclaimers song. Awesome.
 
2013-09-07 04:57:58 PM
The launch was visible with the aid of a telescope even in the middle of Nebraska.
The reflection off of clouds (I assume) was pretty damn cool!
 
2013-09-07 05:01:58 PM

styckx: I was watching from South Jersey and here is how mine brain functioned

11:26: "Hmm I wonder how easy it will be to see"
11:27: "Mother of god that thing is hauling ass!!"


Man, that would be cool to see... Best I've managed is getting up one morning and seeing the trail in the sky from a missile test, a cool zig zag cloud in the sunrise...

Being in Utah, the best I can hope for is rocket engine tests on the ground at Thikol, apparently you can see them from SLC...
 
2013-09-07 05:18:35 PM

styckx: I was watching from South Jersey and here is how mine brain functioned

11:26: "Hmm I wonder how easy it will be to see"
11:27: "Mother of god that thing is hauling ass!!"


My friend in PA was over the moon at seeing this launch, was his first rocket launch that he saw in person and all I could think was that that's nothing compared to the shuttle. Granted, I was lucky to be living in Florida for a time. So got to see two shuttle launches, one day launch and one night launch. Really wish I had paid more attention to the launches back when I lived near Ocala, that's almost a perfectly place to live and see a launch if you can't make it to the Kennedy Space Center (which is a pain in the ass btw, especially for shuttle since there was so much more that could delay it compared to say Soyuz).

Other launch I saw was when I lived in Miami. Granted, as sad as I am that he didn't see shuttle launch, I wasn't around to see a Saturn V launch so it evens out.

Oh, and that's probably only one of the only pros of living in Florida. Unfortunately.
 
2013-09-07 05:26:26 PM

bbfreak: BigNumber12: logieal: My Grandfather was an engineer and worked for a subsidiary of NASA that manufactured solid rocket boosters for the shuttle

Oh yeah?! Well mine trained the Mercury Seven :-P

Oh yeah?! Well mine worked with the Apollo program ground tracking computer at Cape Canaveral.


He worked with the computer? Did they go out for drinks after work?
 
2013-09-07 05:32:16 PM

BigNumber12: bbfreak: BigNumber12: logieal: My Grandfather was an engineer and worked for a subsidiary of NASA that manufactured solid rocket boosters for the shuttle

Oh yeah?! Well mine trained the Mercury Seven :-P

Oh yeah?! Well mine worked with the Apollo program ground tracking computer at Cape Canaveral.

He worked with the computer? Did they go out for drinks after work?


Well, if they did my grandfather didn't go with them. He's a Mormon.
 
2013-09-07 05:44:16 PM

MechaPyx: Ginnungagap42: From Manassas, Va:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55096RNO0mw

Thanks for posting that. I looked for it but missed it. I need to find a better spot to view stuff like that.



No problem. We are 125 miles away from Wallops Island. Luckily (and unusually) we had perfectly clear skies; the only factor was the ever-resent light pollution of Northern Virginia.
 
2013-09-07 06:21:27 PM

C0rf: Obligatory XKCD for those who want to know more about how to achieve orbit and stay there



THANKS FOR THE SCOTTISH EAR-WORM!
 
2013-09-07 07:17:35 PM

BigNumber12: The moon, you know... moves. If you just aimed your rocket straight at it, and fired, it wouldn't be "there" anymore when your rocket arrived.


Instead of aiming where I was, you should have aimed where I was going to be!
 
2013-09-07 08:36:02 PM
Nobody told me there'd be days like these...
 
2013-09-07 08:38:24 PM

Norad: Story: Unprecedented launch of NASA space vehicle from Virginia.

New York City: LOOK AT MEEEE!! LOOK AT MEEEEEE!!


but everyone does look at ny
 
2013-09-07 08:51:24 PM

Ginnungagap42: MechaPyx: Ginnungagap42: From Manassas, Va:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55096RNO0mw

Thanks for posting that. I looked for it but missed it. I need to find a better spot to view stuff like that.


No problem. We are 125 miles away from Wallops Island. Luckily (and unusually) we had perfectly clear skies; the only factor was the ever-resent light pollution of Northern Virginia.


I was busy drinking and playing Cards Against Humanity with friends in Manassas.  Had a good laugh at the "OMG it's a UFO" folks on facebook, though.
 
2013-09-07 09:45:25 PM
So, a screaming came across the sky?  It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare to it now.
 
2013-09-07 10:33:58 PM
This is near Assawoman Inlet.
 
2013-09-07 10:47:12 PM

Norad: Story: Unprecedented launch of NASA space vehicle from Virginia.

New York City: LOOK AT MEEEE!! LOOK AT MEEEEEE!!


I guess you don't see the interest in a pretty cool picture of an uncommon event set against one of the most recognizable and famous skylines.

Keep up your jealousy, it's funny.
 
2013-09-08 12:04:12 AM

BigNumber12: So, what percentage of New Yorkers panicked and called 9-1-1, thinking that it was a terrorist attack?


About 87%.  Of those, 43% of respondents wet their pants, with an additional 27% reporting that they had also pooped.
 
2013-09-08 12:59:09 PM

styckx: I was watching from South Jersey and here is how mine brain functioned

11:26: "Hmm I wonder how easy it will be to see"
11:27: "Mother of god that thing is hauling ass!!"


Yea, I watched the NASA feed (Frankly, I was surprised there was no Fark thread for it in the Geek section).  It really moved.  It may have just been because it is smaller then the shuttle, so it did not have as much mass to push, and it also probally had to do witht he fact that it was a converted ICBM, and all solid fuel besides, but it cleared the launchpad and was GONE.
 
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