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(Rocket Launch Live)   Watch SpaceX launch of the GPS III SV03 mission. Lift off @ 3:56 PM ET   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2020-06-30 3:06:44 PM  
Super-shiny clean rocket.  Time to get it dirty.
 
2020-06-30 3:36:23 PM  
Let kerosene meet super chill liquid oxygen and a joyous time had by all!
 
2020-06-30 3:39:00 PM  
Looks like they just pushed it back to 4:10 PM due to upper level winds.
 
2020-06-30 3:39:26 PM  
The webcast timer just reset to the end of the launch window.  

Is it scrubbed?
 
2020-06-30 3:43:49 PM  

Lipo: Looks like they just pushed it back to 4:10 PM due to upper level winds.


Stupid upper level winds. Tell them I hate them!
 
2020-06-30 3:44:15 PM  
stupid wind.
 
2020-06-30 3:45:05 PM  

Destructor: Lipo: Looks like they just pushed it back to 4:10 PM due to upper level winds.

Stupid upper level winds. Tell them I hate them!


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2020-06-30 3:48:34 PM  

clear_prop: The webcast timer just reset to the end of the launch window.  

Is it scrubbed?


I don't think so.  I *believe* the window runs till 4:18 pm EDT.  Also, the timer is still counting down - at this point, it reads "21:30".

If it was scrubbed, the timer would not be counting down.
 
2020-06-30 3:55:14 PM  
We have Oontz.
 
2020-06-30 3:55:25 PM  
They just went live
 
2020-06-30 3:55:27 PM  
Doin's are transpirin'!
 
2020-06-30 3:55:40 PM  
WE HAVE OONTZ!!!!

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2020-06-30 3:56:02 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: We have Oontz.


More like Trance.
 
2020-06-30 3:56:20 PM  

Destructor: Doin's are transpirin'!


Howdy, friend!  Hope you and yours are all OK!
 
2020-06-30 3:57:02 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: Doin's are transpirin'!

Howdy, friend!  Hope you and yours are all OK!


Nicholas! How have you been? Any good reading suggestions?
 
2020-06-30 3:57:55 PM  
Huh.  Thought they would have had a shot of Bob & Doug in their video intro.  Must be in post-production.
 
2020-06-30 3:58:21 PM  
We are live, and countdown is still on.

WOO HOO.

Fun story. My cousin worked at Space X. Some of his tech is still on board. Something with communications. He's going far in life, I'm just shiatposting on fark. To each their own.
 
2020-06-30 3:58:41 PM  
Past the opening credits, into the show.

I think they should edit the Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch and docking into their montage.

And speaking of, I've heard they're floating August 2 as the date for Crew Dragon's return.
 
2020-06-30 4:02:27 PM  

Destructor: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: Doin's are transpirin'!

Howdy, friend!  Hope you and yours are all OK!

Nicholas! How have you been? Any good reading suggestions?


Well, I finally got around to starting Iain Banks' "Culture" series - I wanted to see where Elon got the names for the barges.  It took me a while to track down the first book.  I found the third at a local used book store back in February, but I finally had to order 'Consider Phlebas' from Amazon.

So far, I love it - very engrossing.

We're all doing very well, but Jubal took a hit yesterday.  One of his oldest friends, from his school days back home, died.

It wasn't exactly unexpected.  He's been fighting cancer and other health issues for years, but it still hits hard.
 
2020-06-30 4:07:31 PM  
Go Space Force!
 
2020-06-30 4:07:51 PM  

Destructor: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Destructor: Doin's are transpirin'!

Howdy, friend!  Hope you and yours are all OK!

Nicholas! How have you been? Any good reading suggestions?


Don't remember if I recommended these in particular, but I don't think you can go wrong with anything by Walter Jon Williams.  He seems to be an heir to the mantle of Roger Zelazny, and was in fact a protege of Zelazny, if I recall correctly.

Williams' stuff covers everything from "could happen this afternoon just down the street" (the Dagmar Shaw books, start with 'This is Not a Game'), to futures so far and so advanced as to be godlike ('The Aristoi', 'Implied Spaces', and a plethora of others).
 
2020-06-30 4:08:18 PM  
Woo! Finally set an alarm and remembered that there would be a Fark thread!

Looks like things are ready for happy fun times!
 
2020-06-30 4:08:19 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: One of his oldest friends, from his school days back home, died.


Condolences. Sorry to hear that.

I'm just reading something on Lincoln at the moment "Team of Rivals". Nothing rockety, sadly. Glad you like the Culture stuff. The only one that didn't really thrill me was State of the Art (short story collection). I prefer his Culture novels. Sometimes I find it helpful to take a break between them. YMMV.
 
2020-06-30 4:09:05 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Don't remember if I recommended these in particular, but I don't think you can go wrong with anything by Walter Jon Williams. He seems to be an heir to the mantle of Roger Zelazny, and was in fact a protege of Zelazny, if I recall correctly.


Beautiful. I'm all over that recommendation. Loved all things Zelazny.  Thanks!!!
 
2020-06-30 4:10:23 PM  
Go for launch.
 
2020-06-30 4:10:52 PM  
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Fly, you magnificent bastard!
 
2020-06-30 4:10:56 PM  
OFF WE GO, INTO THE WILD BLACK YONDER!!!
 
2020-06-30 4:11:04 PM  
Liftoff!
 
2020-06-30 4:11:38 PM  
Liftoff!!
 
2020-06-30 4:12:07 PM  
So damn fast. Neat.
 
2020-06-30 4:12:52 PM  
Never ceases to be amazing
 
2020-06-30 4:13:49 PM  
Staging!
 
2020-06-30 4:13:58 PM  
Stage Sep is good.
 
2020-06-30 4:14:22 PM  
Boy, they wasted no time setting that second stage off.
 
2020-06-30 4:15:05 PM  
Second stage to first stage -  At 8000 km/hr, take the first left
 
2020-06-30 4:15:42 PM  
fish eye lens earth is flat! study it out!
 
2020-06-30 4:16:31 PM  
Is that the launch plume under the booster?

I'm guessing it's because the barge is downrange and they didn't do a boostback burn.
 
2020-06-30 4:17:30 PM  
And the Entry Burn.
 
2020-06-30 4:18:02 PM  
I have trouble working the washing machine. This is wicked.
 
2020-06-30 4:18:20 PM  
Wow, those clouds really add a sense of drama!
 
2020-06-30 4:18:58 PM  
Hey!  No 'X Marks the Spot!'
 
2020-06-30 4:19:46 PM  
And they nailed it!  Again!
 
2020-06-30 4:19:47 PM  
Nailed it!!
 
2020-06-30 4:19:59 PM  
Stick the landing!
 
2020-06-30 4:20:05 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Is that the launch plume under the booster?

I'm guessing it's because the barge is downrange and they didn't do a boostback burn.


I was wondering about that too.  It certain looks like it to me.  Anyone know anything more definitive than "looks like it to me"?
 
2020-06-30 4:20:10 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Hey!  No 'X Marks the Spot!'


They must have gotten tired of constantly having to re-paint it.
 
2020-06-30 4:20:13 PM  
Perfect as usual.
 
2020-06-30 4:20:14 PM  
The camera went fuzzy.

FAAAAAKE.
 
2020-06-30 4:20:29 PM  
Perfecto!
 
2020-06-30 4:20:33 PM  

Destructor: Wow, those clouds really add a sense of drama!


Yes, they certainly do!
 
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