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2021-03-03 10:34:51 AM  
Good luck , we're all counting on you
 
2021-03-03 10:36:18 AM  
Its gonna go boom
 
2021-03-03 10:36:56 AM  

Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom


gotta love a bit of boom!
 
2021-03-03 10:37:16 AM  
These things are spectacular.

I like watching "German Benedict Cumberbatch" because he is very technical and very enthusiastic.

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2021-03-03 10:38:43 AM  
These really look like the future to me. I can't wait for them to stick the landing on this one. I want to see humans on Mars before I die.
 
2021-03-03 10:39:53 AM  
Watching elon musk's stupid rockets blow up is my kink.  Fingers crossed!
 
2021-03-03 10:41:47 AM  
so they using all three raptors on the flip this time?
 
2021-03-03 10:43:04 AM  

Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!


Maybe not.  SN10 has been reprogrammed to light up *all three* Raptors during the landing attempt.

/Crossing my fingers...
 
2021-03-03 10:43:26 AM  
I'm impatiently waiting for my Starlink dish. Normally I like explosions but I'm kinda hoping for a non-Michael Bay outcome.

/an opinion from the wrong side of the digital divide
 
2021-03-03 10:44:24 AM  
Pointy end up flamey bit down is pretty solid life advice.
 
2021-03-03 10:44:57 AM  
German Benedict Cumberbatch's countdown clock is showing 9 minutes. So, right around 10:53am Eastern. But, he's usually wrong. Also, no signs of fueling.
 
2021-03-03 10:45:03 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!

Maybe not.  SN10 has been reprogrammed to light up *all three* Raptors during the landing attempt.

/Crossing my fingers...


Well for me
Plan A : get that landing
Plan B : enjoy the explosion
 
2021-03-03 10:47:32 AM  
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2021-03-03 10:47:42 AM  
The scary ones are the ones that don't fail during testing.
 
2021-03-03 10:49:09 AM  

Zenith: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!

Maybe not.  SN10 has been reprogrammed to light up *all three* Raptors during the landing attempt.

/Crossing my fingers...

Well for me
Plan A : get that landing
Plan B : enjoy the explosion


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2021-03-03 10:49:51 AM  

AtomPeepers: These really look like the future to me. I can't wait for them to stick the landing on this one. I want to see humans on Mars before I die.


I don't know.  They've got that 1930's Flash Gordon kind of vibe to me.

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Still, I'd like to see a successful test.


One of the neat things about SpaceX is that they test, rapidly assimilate the lessons from any failures, and test again.  That's how they've made so much progress over the short span of 19 years they've been in business.

Sure, the CEO is a dick, but dicks get things done.
 
2021-03-03 10:51:42 AM  

Destructor: German Benedict Cumberbatch's countdown clock is showing 9 minutes. So, right around 10:53am Eastern. But, he's usually wrong. Also, no signs of fueling.


That was the "inside info" that most reported, but with known activities before launch, odds are much against that time.
 
2021-03-03 10:51:44 AM  

Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!


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2021-03-03 10:53:19 AM  
Somebody gonna yell, "HANG FIRE!!" after it lands?
 
2021-03-03 10:56:00 AM  

dittybopper: AtomPeepers: These really look like the future to me. I can't wait for them to stick the landing on this one. I want to see humans on Mars before I die.

I don't know. They've got that 1930's Flash Gordon kind of vibe to me.


It looks more like a Squid head. Maybe the 'SN' designation is for "Squid neck"
 
2021-03-03 10:59:48 AM  

Mikeyworld: dittybopper: AtomPeepers: These really look like the future to me. I can't wait for them to stick the landing on this one. I want to see humans on Mars before I die.

I don't know. They've got that 1930's Flash Gordon kind of vibe to me.

It looks more like a Squid head. Maybe the 'SN' designation is for "Squid neck"


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Congratulations, Elon.   It's a squid.
 
2021-03-03 10:59:59 AM  

virulent_loser: Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!

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no Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator in there fella
 
2021-03-03 11:01:23 AM  
Launch it Elon!!!
 
2021-03-03 11:02:16 AM  
I'm surprised they haven't rolled out SN11 to torment it like they did when SN9 went up, with SN10 watching the carnage unfold. I wonder what sort of inner monologue SN10 is having right now.
 
2021-03-03 11:04:49 AM  

Zenith: virulent_loser: Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!

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no Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator in there fella


Sure there is!  It's called 'The FTS' (Flight Termination System)!
 
2021-03-03 11:07:57 AM  

Zenith: so they using all three raptors on the flip this time?


Probably. We're not being told.
 
2021-03-03 11:12:32 AM  
Ha ha ha - just noticed the "Pointy End Up, Flamey End Down" text.
 
2021-03-03 11:14:53 AM  
We deserve a Texas Tag
 
2021-03-03 11:15:07 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Zenith: virulent_loser: Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!

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no Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator in there fella

Sure there is!  It's called 'The FTS' (Flight Termination System)!


just don't forget the cover sheet on your FTS report.
 
2021-03-03 11:16:06 AM  

Zenith: virulent_loser: Zenith: Concrete Donkey: Its gonna go boom

gotta love a bit of boom!

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no Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator in there fella


in space, no one can hear you Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulate.
 
2021-03-03 11:18:33 AM  
Doesn't look like much is happening. I'd really like to see this but I gotta head out in about 45 minutes.
 
2021-03-03 11:21:48 AM  
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2021-03-03 11:22:17 AM  

WelldeadLink: Zenith: so they using all three raptors on the flip this time?

Probably. We're not being told.


Yes we are.  I read an article announcing it last night.  All three are being lit up for the landing attempt.
 
2021-03-03 11:29:56 AM  

abhorrent1: Doesn't look like much is happening. I'd really like to see this but I gotta head out in about 45 minutes.


in both previous attempts they didn't launch until late in the afternoon EST.
 
2021-03-03 11:30:45 AM  
At least the commentator has a sense of humor.  "Let's go back to the pad to watch...nothing!  Okay, then...well, let's look at some comments."
 
2021-03-03 11:31:13 AM  
How long until over-caffeinated streamer guy shuts up and they actually get into something approaching a traditional countdown?
 
2021-03-03 11:37:30 AM  

khitsicker: abhorrent1: Doesn't look like much is happening. I'd really like to see this but I gotta head out in about 45 minutes.

in both previous attempts they didn't launch until late in the afternoon EST.


Cool. I'll only be gone a couple of hours, maybe I can still see it live.
 
2021-03-03 11:39:07 AM  

Zenith: so they using all three raptors on the flip this time?


Maybe firing sooner?  I get they want to maximize efficiency but they do know they can drop the landing burn for future tests adjusted from what worked?
 
2021-03-03 11:39:38 AM  
Not so much now, but a while back, it seemed like every freakin' article about Starship went out of its way to note that it was designed to look like 'Tintin's Moon Rocket'.

Now, I'm definitely a Tintin fan, but to me, I just don't see it.

Tintin's Moon Rocket:

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To me, Starship -

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- looks more like Fireball XL-5 than it does to Tintin -

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Maybe not a *lot* closer resemblance there, but still...
 
2021-03-03 11:41:54 AM  

fragMasterFlash: How long until over-caffeinated streamer guy shuts up and they actually get into something approaching a traditional countdown?


No traditional countdown on this one.  Those are for "cut and dried" production launches.  This is research and experimentation.  Perform one step, check *everything* carefully, and when everyone is satisfied, move on to the next step.  It's not like they're constrained to a specific launch window needed to hit a given orbit.
 
2021-03-03 11:42:47 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Not so much now, but a while back, it seemed like every freakin' article about Starship went out of its way to note that it was designed to look like 'Tintin's Moon Rocket'.

Now, I'm definitely a Tintin fan, but to me, I just don't see it.

Tintin's Moon Rocket:

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To me, Starship -

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- looks more like Fireball XL-5 than it does to Tintin -

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Maybe not a *lot* closer resemblance there, but still...


Resemblance might be closer once it's stacked on Super Heavy.
 
2021-03-03 11:43:02 AM  

Saiga410: Zenith: so they using all three raptors on the flip this time?

Maybe firing sooner?  I get they want to maximize efficiency but they do know they can drop the landing burn for future tests adjusted from what worked?


thought the idea is to light all three for the brake and cut one before landing.
do they have the fuel for a much higher start?
 
2021-03-03 11:46:20 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Not so much now, but a while back, it seemed like every freakin' article about Starship went out of its way to note that it was designed to look like 'Tintin's Moon Rocket'.

Now, I'm definitely a Tintin fan, but to me, I just don't see it.

Tintin's Moon Rocket:

[Fark user image 576x570]

To me, Starship -

[Fark user image 640x426]

- looks more like Fireball XL-5 than it does to Tintin -

[Fark user image 281x646]

Maybe not a *lot* closer resemblance there, but still...

Resemblance might be closer once it's stacked on Super Heavy.


Resemblance in functionality: launch upright, land upright, relaunchable?
 
2021-03-03 11:47:46 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: WelldeadLink: Zenith: so they using all three raptors on the flip this time?

Probably. We're not being told.

Yes we are.  I read an article announcing it last night.  All three are being lit up for the landing attempt.


Schlang said they're lighting all three, and if they all three light, they turn one off immediately. Then they use two to slow down, turn another one off, and use the last one to land. Zis is how ve do eet now.
 
2021-03-03 11:48:37 AM  

BenSaw2: Ha ha ha - just noticed the "Pointy End Up, Flamey End Down" text.


Hey hey hey, enough with the technobabble! We're not all Albert Einstein you know!
 
2021-03-03 11:55:25 AM  

BenSaw2: Ha ha ha - just noticed the "Pointy End Up, Flamey End Down" text.


This end should point toward the ground if you want to go to space

If it starts pointing toward space you are having a bad problem and you will not go to space today
 
2021-03-03 11:56:34 AM  

turboke: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Not so much now, but a while back, it seemed like every freakin' article about Starship went out of its way to note that it was designed to look like 'Tintin's Moon Rocket'.

Now, I'm definitely a Tintin fan, but to me, I just don't see it.

Tintin's Moon Rocket:

[Fark user image 576x570]

To me, Starship -

[Fark user image 640x426]

- looks more like Fireball XL-5 than it does to Tintin -

[Fark user image 281x646]

Maybe not a *lot* closer resemblance there, but still...

Resemblance might be closer once it's stacked on Super Heavy.

Resemblance in functionality: launch upright, land upright, relaunchable?


True.  XL-5 did launch horizontally on the sled, and did a vertical landing, but on its belly.  It was also capable of 'vertical' launches via the belly thrusters, like a Harrier.  In that respect, Tintin's was closer to the Starship mission profile, though I doubt SSTL (Single Stage To Luna) and return is impossible without a nuclear drive a la 'Rocket Ship Galileo'.

Gerry Anderson's Fireball XL5 (1962) - HD Opening Titles
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Let's light this candle!
 
2021-03-03 12:02:33 PM  
Flaps extended. Clouds clear in 30. Maybe in the next hour they launch.
 
2021-03-03 12:03:33 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: BenSaw2: Ha ha ha - just noticed the "Pointy End Up, Flamey End Down" text.

Hey hey hey, enough with the technobabble! We're not all Albert Einstein you know!


Well, now we know.
 
2021-03-03 12:03:38 PM  

Spectrum: Flaps extended. Clouds clear in 30. Maybe in the next hour they launch.


Hope so!
 
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