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(News 13 Orlando)   SpaceX astronauts to make second attempt to escape this furious hellhole of a planet on Saturday   (mynews13.com) divider line
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2020-05-29 3:34:06 PM  
Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.
 
2020-05-29 3:51:26 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.


that will buff right out.
 
2020-05-29 3:54:33 PM  
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2020-05-29 3:56:37 PM  
Trump*: When the rocket starts, the shooting starts.

Twitter Fact Check: that's not how you shoot an astronaut.
 
2020-05-29 3:57:04 PM  
I don't suppose they'd be willing to drop a nuke from orbit, on a.....certain individual, who shall remain nameless, and totally annoying.
 
2020-05-29 3:57:17 PM  
I sure hope it launches successfully. I really want to watch live.
 
2020-05-29 3:57:56 PM  
Im going to try and go up there to watch again.
 
2020-05-29 4:01:57 PM  
Ohio: *stares longingly"
 
2020-05-29 4:02:10 PM  
IDK if it's just today's mood, but may as well mark this HOTY now.
 
2020-05-29 4:02:38 PM  
Weather was supposedly predicted before Wednesday's attempt to be 50% probability of being OK. For the weekend, the prediction is only 40% probability. With house odds like that, I wouldn't want to gamble.
 
2020-05-29 4:04:03 PM  
We still have time to stowaway then?

And as an easy to find note to myself:
FTA: SpaceX and NASA are now targeting 3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday for the next available launch attempt, and 3 p.m. EDT Sunday for a third window.
 
2020-05-29 4:06:15 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.


Boeing ... uh, is not looking too good.  (Do they currently make anything that actually *works*?!)
 
2020-05-29 4:09:52 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.


Blimey.
 
2020-05-29 4:12:48 PM  

phrawgh: Trump*: When the rocket starts, the shooting starts.

Twitter Fact Check: that's not how you shoot an astronaut.


You do it on Fifth Avenue, duh.
 
2020-05-29 4:13:51 PM  

50th: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

Boeing ... uh, is not looking too good.  (Do they currently make anything that actually *works*?!)


That's Star-ship, not Star-liner.
 
2020-05-29 4:15:12 PM  

allears: Weather was supposedly predicted before Wednesday's attempt to be 50% probability of being OK. For the weekend, the prediction is only 40% probability. With house odds like that, I wouldn't want to gamble.


Florida; where the weather sucks and blows.
 
2020-05-29 4:16:46 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.


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2020-05-29 4:18:28 PM  
As a kid I would have been excited.  Now I'm just nervous.
 
2020-05-29 4:22:33 PM  
I booked a cheap motel in Titusville and I'm taking the kids to see it. I can't freaking wait!
 
2020-05-29 4:23:06 PM  

Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.


Unscheduled Rapid Disassembly.
 
2020-05-29 4:24:30 PM  
Apollo 12 launched during a thunderstorm. AND was stuck by lightning on the way up.
 
2020-05-29 4:33:59 PM  

jayphat: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

Unscheduled Rapid Disassembly.


In this case it was also a little "Rapid Unscheduled Hop"
 
2020-05-29 4:34:44 PM  

jayphat: Apollo 12 launched during a thunderstorm. AND was stuck by lightning on the way up.


SCE to AUX
 
2020-05-29 4:36:42 PM  
I just wish they'd launch the B Ark already.
 
2020-05-29 4:40:14 PM  

fredbox: IDK if it's just today's mood, but may as well mark this HOTY now.


I imagine the months ahead are going to be filled with so much Shaka when the walls fell type headline fodder that these will seem so very quaint by comparison.

/good headline
//I sensibly chuckled
//*third slashie taken by looters
 
2020-05-29 4:41:41 PM  

bughunter: I just wish they'd launch the B Ark already.


I think it happened.  We're up to F ark.
 
2020-05-29 4:42:32 PM  

eltejon: jayphat: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

Unscheduled Rapid Disassembly.

In this case it was also a little "Rapid Unscheduled Hop"


I'm assuming that was not norminal.
 
2020-05-29 4:46:20 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

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Given the Canadian 'Bob & Doug' theme for this mission, let's just try and keep Edgar K. B. Montrose far away from both Crew Dragon and Starship, eh?

Up Close and Personal - "Edgar K. B. Montrose"
Youtube F6FwSb7zd6M
 
2020-05-29 4:52:00 PM  
I don't disagree with the headline, but it should be noted that the astronauts will first be attempting an escape from Florida, which, you know, kinda lights the match.
 
2020-05-29 4:56:26 PM  
What is a submitter tripping over his own feet, Alex?
 
2020-05-29 5:08:59 PM  

Albert911emt: I don't suppose they'd be willing to drop a nuke from orbit, on a.....certain individual, who shall remain nameless, and totally annoying.


Saint Heinlein taught us that you don't need nukes, just rocks. Or you know, a toolbox or something.

The trick is all in how you aim.
 
2020-05-29 5:22:37 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

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Blowed up real good!
 
2020-05-29 5:34:54 PM  

bughunter: I just wish they'd launch the B Ark already.


they already did, how do you think we ended up with Covid-19?

/you have to read further about everyone that was left behind.
 
2020-05-29 5:37:43 PM  
Oh sure, now you fix the headline...
 
2020-05-29 5:38:29 PM  
Righty tighty lefty loosey.  Someone obviously forgot.
 
2020-05-29 6:29:10 PM  

eltejon: jayphat: Apollo 12 launched during a thunderstorm. AND was stuck by lightning on the way up.

SCE to AUX


The fact that Al Bean just happened to vaguely remember what that was saved the entire mission.
 
2020-05-29 6:36:34 PM  
WTF with Florida being the place you would launch ANYTHING into space. been there twice, and thunder/lightening is par for the course every damn day.
 
2020-05-29 6:43:38 PM  
Well it is a swamp, and the water didn't get there from underground
 
2020-05-29 7:08:27 PM  

sweetfark: WTF with Florida being the place you would launch ANYTHING into space. been there twice, and thunder/lightening is par for the course every damn day.


This is why they launch here.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather​-news/why-does-nasa-launch-rockets-fro​m-cape-canaveral-florida/352412

The timing for launches to the ISS are very limited and precise because of where the ISS happens to be in orbit.  The launch times on a Florida afternoon do suck because of weather but they have no choice.

Also, lightening is what you do with your loafers.
 
2020-05-29 7:42:12 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: FrostbiteFallsMN: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

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Given the Canadian 'Bob & Doug' theme for this mission, let's just try and keep Edgar K. B. Montrose far away from both Crew Dragon and Starship, eh?

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I host my wine glass at you, good sir. I do enjoy the Red Green videos.  ;-)
 
2020-05-29 8:25:30 PM  
I don't know what these two men did, but if we as a society are so intent on blowing them up, aren't there cheaper ways?
 
2020-05-29 8:31:41 PM  
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2020-05-29 8:32:36 PM  

FrostbiteFallsMN: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: FrostbiteFallsMN: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

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Given the Canadian 'Bob & Doug' theme for this mission, let's just try and keep Edgar K. B. Montrose far away from both Crew Dragon and Starship, eh?

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I host my wine glass at you, good sir. I do enjoy the Red Green videos.  ;-)


Keep yer stick on the ice!

I'm pullin' fer ya - We're all in this together!

/that show is *still* one of the best stress relievers I know of.  I'm a Pennsylvania Farm Boy, but I *swear* that show makes me homesick!
//even their fundraisers were entertaining and worth watching.
///QUANDO OMNI FLUNKUS MORITATI!  Siddown.
 
2020-05-29 9:38:24 PM  
I've been to Ohio I don't blame them for wanting to leave
 
2020-05-29 11:08:34 PM  
That was a cool kaboom
 
2020-05-30 1:00:32 AM  
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I hope they have the blow hole sealed

godspeed

/good luck, we're all counting on you
 
2020-05-30 11:10:09 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Ohio: *stares longingly"


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2020-05-30 2:58:42 PM  

50th: Ivo Shandor: Meanwhile, another Starship just completed a "static fire" test with somewhat more fire than intended.

Boeing ... uh, is not looking too good.  (Do they currently make anything that actually *works*?!)


Yes, but nothing that has but everything that works was designed a long time ago.
 
2020-05-30 3:00:12 PM  
Bob & Doug will be thrilled. Di they name the capsule "McKenzie"?

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Why we sending Cananadins? Test pilots?
 
2020-05-30 3:12:21 PM  

Mikeyworld: Bob & Doug will be thrilled. Di they name the capsule "McKenzie"?

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Why we sending Cananadins? Test pilots?


Canadian astronauts bring gifts from their homeland.
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