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(SpaceX)   It's the first Falcon 9 launch to geosynchronous transfer orbit. Live webcast starts at 5 pm EST, launch window opens at 5:37   (spacex.com) divider line 102
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2013-11-25 10:15:19 AM  
Neat.  Bookmark to remind me to watch it this evening.
 
2013-11-25 10:49:24 AM  
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Ha ha!  Approves!
 
2013-11-25 04:37:22 PM  
Let's hope they have the igniter problem fixed for the second stage.
 
2013-11-25 05:13:14 PM  
Well the S&M chick from last launch isn't hosting the webcast this time.  Too bad.
 
2013-11-25 05:17:59 PM  
Send it up, send it up!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-25 05:22:12 PM  
6 hours from hangar to launch ready, and they want to get that down to ONE hour?  Wow.  That in itself is quite impressive.
 
2013-11-25 05:27:28 PM  
And now I have just a little crush on that announcer. Did they say her name is Molly?
 
2013-11-25 05:29:11 PM  

unlikely: And now I have just a little crush on that announcer. Did they say her name is Molly?


The redhead sitting down at the desk with the Dragon capsule behind her?  Yes, Molly.
 
2013-11-25 05:33:27 PM  
stuck at T-13:00?
 
2013-11-25 05:33:29 PM  
Doesn't look like they're going anywhere until they get that clock fixed.
 
2013-11-25 05:33:35 PM  

FrancoFile: unlikely: And now I have just a little crush on that announcer. Did they say her name is Molly?

The redhead sitting down at the desk with the Dragon capsule behind her?  Yes, Molly.


I just tuned in. Was it the same one that was wearing the leather cuffs during a prior launch?
 
2013-11-25 05:33:56 PM  

dready zim: stuck at T-13:00?


Yes.
 
2013-11-25 05:35:38 PM  

JayCab: I just tuned in. Was it the same one that was wearing the leather cuffs during a prior launch?


Find me a picture of the one from last time and I'll let you know. I wasn't able to watch that one.
 
2013-11-25 05:35:41 PM  

JayCab: FrancoFile: unlikely: And now I have just a little crush on that announcer. Did they say her name is Molly?

The redhead sitting down at the desk with the Dragon capsule behind her?  Yes, Molly.

I just tuned in. Was it the same one that was wearing the leather cuffs during a prior launch?



Nope.  No freaky-deaky this time.


T-13 is normal hold.  But there's a stuck valve they are working on before they start the clock again.
 
2013-11-25 05:35:50 PM  
Ah. Something wrong, not sure what, we`ll let you know...
 
2013-11-25 05:36:28 PM  

lifeboat: Doesn't look like they're going anywhere until they get that clock fixed.



i1089.photobucket.com

 
2013-11-25 05:37:31 PM  
Cool, the clock is fixed.  Light it.
 
2013-11-25 05:39:03 PM  

2wolves: lifeboat: Doesn't look like they're going anywhere until they get that clock fixed.


[i1089.photobucket.com image 170x50]


OK, I lol'd way harder than I should have at that.
 
2013-11-25 05:41:23 PM  

lifeboat: 2wolves: lifeboat: Doesn't look like they're going anywhere until they get that clock fixed.


[i1089.photobucket.com image 170x50]

OK, I lol'd way harder than I should have at that.


Everyone of a certain age knows that graphic, and that their parents or older relatives always had that on their VCR.
 
2013-11-25 05:42:32 PM  
I love seeing all the employees at the factory standing outside the mission control.

Looks like all systems go at T-12 minutes.
 
2013-11-25 05:43:14 PM  
Damn it. Hold the camera still.
 
2013-11-25 05:44:13 PM  
Where is Jebediah?
 
2013-11-25 05:44:22 PM  
Sounds like these folks are ISO 9000 compliant.
 
2013-11-25 05:44:42 PM  
Holy crap, it gets dark fast in Florida. The last time I looked at the video it was still fairly grey outside.
 
2013-11-25 05:45:27 PM  
"RCO - get your shiat together and confirm the damn clock is counting!"
 
2013-11-25 05:46:14 PM  
Dang. She was in the last two launches I watched. Did a great job counterbalancing the nervous guy. Kudos to SpaceX for not going the easy route and hiring "talent". No snark.
 
2013-11-25 05:46:48 PM  
It looks like a huge....
 
2013-11-25 05:47:20 PM  

eltejon: Dang. She was in the last two launches I watched. Did a great job counterbalancing the nervous guy. Kudos to SpaceX for not going the easy route and hiring "talent". No snark.


They didn't give us their resumes, but it appears that both women on the announce crew today are technicians.
 
2013-11-25 05:47:31 PM  

maniacbastard: It looks like a huge....


Rocket?
 
2013-11-25 05:47:52 PM  
Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Willis?


Did I hear that correctly?
 
2013-11-25 05:47:59 PM  
What's the trajectory of this? Will it be viewable from the northeast?
 
2013-11-25 05:48:04 PM  

maniacbastard: It looks like a huge....


JOHNSON!  Would you PLEASE confirm that the clock is counting?  You are such a...
 
2013-11-25 05:48:42 PM  

nekom: maniacbastard: It looks like a huge....

JOHNSON!  Would you PLEASE confirm that the clock is counting?  You are such a...


WANG! Wang pay attention in class!
 
2013-11-25 05:50:14 PM  

Warchild: What's the trajectory of this? Will it be viewable from the northeast?


Nope.  Goes straight east - setting up a GEO comms satellite.
 
2013-11-25 05:51:05 PM  

Cpl.D: Send it up, send it up!

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Impressive, but you might want to throttle back a little. You're wasting a lot of fuel on drag.

My latest design for landing two Kerbals and a rover on Mun and then bringing them home safe again.
Link to mission gallery.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-25 05:51:12 PM  

FrancoFile: eltejon: Dang. She was in the last two launches I watched. Did a great job counterbalancing the nervous guy. Kudos to SpaceX for not going the easy route and hiring "talent". No snark.

They didn't give us their resumes, but it appears that both women on the announce crew today are technicians.


I always assumed engineer. They had that look like they just went to the salon yesterday and were not usually comfortable in the dolled up look.
 
2013-11-25 05:52:40 PM  

FrancoFile: Nope. Goes straight east - setting up a GEO comms satellite.


Dang. Oh well. Thanks
 
2013-11-25 05:55:32 PM  
So auto-abort at T-6:11 - what's the problem?
 
2013-11-25 05:56:50 PM  

Thrag: Cpl.D: Send it up, send it up!

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

Impressive, but you might want to throttle back a little. You're wasting a lot of fuel on drag.

My latest design for landing two Kerbals and a rover on Mun and then bringing them home safe again.
Link to mission gallery.

[i.imgur.com image 640x400]


Do the nose cones actually decrease drag yet? Last I heard, the didn't actually work.
 
2013-11-25 05:58:22 PM  

FrancoFile: So auto-abort at T-6:11 - what's the problem?


Johnson rods came out of the guzinta fittings.  It'll just be a sec.
 
2013-11-25 06:02:14 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Thrag: Cpl.D: Send it up, send it up!

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]

Impressive, but you might want to throttle back a little. You're wasting a lot of fuel on drag.

My latest design for landing two Kerbals and a rover on Mun and then bringing them home safe again.
Link to mission gallery.

[i.imgur.com image 640x400]

Do the nose cones actually decrease drag yet? Last I heard, the didn't actually work.


I don't think so either...  but they look cooler.  I guess you could go in and change the mass to zero.
 
2013-11-25 06:06:40 PM  
Telemetry issue with a power supply.  Reset to T-13 and try again - they have until 6:45 or so.
 
2013-11-25 06:08:20 PM  
space.com was saying it's moved to the 26th.
 
2013-11-25 06:10:31 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: space.com was saying it's moved to the 26th.


I read that the FAA wouldn't grant a window for tomorrow or Wednesday, due to the high level of air traffic before Thanksgiving...
 
2013-11-25 06:13:33 PM  
Count is on again
 
2013-11-25 06:13:41 PM  
Sounds like they're going to try again tonight.
 
2013-11-25 06:14:10 PM  
Launch time ETA: 6:30 Eastern
 
2013-11-25 06:14:39 PM  
Clock is going again, T-16 minutes or so.
 
2013-11-25 06:16:47 PM  
Some of you are clearly getting bad info from space.com instead of the actual SpaceX webcast... Space.com is largely Lou Dobbs nerd side coming through, but it has all the journalistic veracity of... well, Lou Dobbs... that is to say, they are chronically wrong, scientifically inaccurate, and terrible about relaying even basic facts.
 
2013-11-25 06:21:37 PM  

firefly212: Some of you are clearly getting bad info from space.com instead of the actual SpaceX webcast... Space.com is largely Lou Dobbs nerd side coming through, but it has all the journalistic veracity of... well, Lou Dobbs... that is to say, they are chronically wrong, scientifically inaccurate, and terrible about relaying even basic facts.


spaceflightnow.com always does a better job.
 
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