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(Rocket Launch Live)   Watch SpaceX Booster B1051 launch a record eighth payload into orbit with the quickest turnaround from a previous mission. Liftoff is at 8:02 AM ET   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2021-01-20 8:12:38 AM  
5 votes:
SpaceX landing on my laptop, Trump getting ready to leave the White House for the last time on my TV.

It's a good morning.
 
2021-01-20 10:16:22 AM  
3 votes:
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Money shot!
 
2021-01-20 8:16:19 AM  
3 votes:
Here's the updated list of successful SpaceX Missions. I've realigned the dates and order for upcoming flights.

Year  # flown  Milestones
2006 - 1 - Falcon 1
2007 - 1
2008 - 2
2009 - 1
2010 - 2 - First Falcon 9, June 4, 2010
2011 - 0
2012 - 2 - First private spaceship (Dragon) to visit ISS
2013 - 3 - Falcon 9 v1.1
2014 - 6
2015 - 6 - Falcon 9 'Full Thrust' and first booster landing
2016 - 8
2017 - 18 - First Launch and Recovery of a reused booster / Dragon
2018 - 21 - First Falcon Heavy, First F9 Block 5, First booster with 3 flights
2019 - 13 - Successful Crew Dragon Demo 1; 1st Paying Falcon Heavy; Starlink; 1 F9 flies 4 times
2020 - 26 - 7 flights on one Falcon 9; Crew Dragon Certified; Starship test flights; Starlink Beta Opens

2021:

1    01/07/2021    Falcon 9 - Turksat 5A
2    01/20/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 16 - Eighth flight for this F9 booster

Upcoming Flights:

01/22/2021    Falcon 9 - Transporter 1
01/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 17
02/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 18
02/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Starlink 19
03/30/2021    Falcon 9 - CREW 2
??/??/2021    Falcon Heavy - USSF 44
05/??/2021    Falcon 9 - CRS 22
06/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Turksat 5 B
09/??/2021    Falcon 9 - Worldview Legion 1 & 2

(from http://www.spacex.com/missions and https://spaceflightnow.com/launch-sche​dule/)
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of​_Falcon_9_and_Falcon_Heavy_launches)
 
2021-01-20 8:14:18 AM  
2 votes:
Ho hum.  Another successful launch of a reused booster and on target landing.  About as interesting at this point as drying paint. Don't know why anyone would get up to watch one of these.

/It will never not be boring.
 
2021-01-20 8:11:13 AM  
2 votes:
FARKING BULLSEYE
 
2021-01-20 10:05:29 AM  
1 vote:

Glockenspiel Hero: /It will never not be boring.


No, that's his other company.
 
2021-01-20 9:14:02 AM  
1 vote:
Payload deployed.  It just feels like SpaceX is light years ahead of anyone else in the space game right now.  They have one hell of a year.
 
2021-01-20 8:10:52 AM  
1 vote:
And, for the EIGHTH time, they STICK the Landing!
 
2021-01-20 8:00:31 AM  
1 vote:
Now, THIS is great fireworks for the Inauguration!
 
2021-01-20 7:54:44 AM  
1 vote:
Winds at the landing zone are high enough that they are calling this an "envelope expanding" attempt.

Fingers crossed...
 
2021-01-20 7:47:15 AM  
1 vote:
EIGHTH flight for this booster.

Turnaround time of what, 38 days since its most recent flight.

Damn!
 
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