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(Click Orlando)   While all your Saturday night hopes and dreams come crashing back to Earth, SpaceX's Inspiration plans to do that, on purpose (except the crashing part) Splashdown at 7:06PM EDT   (clickorlando.com) divider line
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2021-09-18 11:03:38 AM  
SpaceX's live feed here:
Inspiration4 | Splashdown
Youtube dpFKNNl47AM
 
2021-09-18 12:20:28 PM  
It's sad that they can't even announce where it'll be splashing down because a bunch of idiots showed up that one time.  I'd announce it, and have torpedoes at the ready.
 
2021-09-18 3:16:50 PM  
I'll guess the big cyan circle somewhere

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2021-09-18 4:17:04 PM  
bookmark
 
2021-09-18 4:46:36 PM  
I'm predicting a surprise dry land touchdown, just because they can.
 
2021-09-18 5:07:47 PM  
Updated ground track before adjustment burns. Courtesy of Jonathan McDowell @planet4589
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2021-09-18 6:09:23 PM  
In flight movie while descending
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2021-09-18 6:17:05 PM  
Thunderstorms are moving in from the West and the wind is from the East.
 
2021-09-18 6:32:35 PM  
Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?
 
2021-09-18 6:37:03 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?


Just what I was wondering.
 
2021-09-18 6:37:26 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?


Maybe trying to shake off the Debbie Downers?
 
2021-09-18 6:38:23 PM  

Spectrum: I'm predicting a surprise dry land touchdown, just because they can.


I'll bet you're wrong.
 
2021-09-18 6:39:17 PM  
Just bring it home safely, folks!
 
2021-09-18 6:39:40 PM  
I'm late.. why the 7 minute blackout?
 
2021-09-18 6:41:12 PM  

The Bestest: I'm late.. why the 7 minute blackout?


Unless I misunderstand, it's probably the comms blackout due to hot reentry plasma around the capsule interfering with radio transmission and reception.
 
2021-09-18 6:41:15 PM  

edmo: I'll guess the big cyan circle somewhere

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She spells it Sian.

/haha
 
2021-09-18 6:41:50 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?


This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?
 
2021-09-18 6:42:15 PM  

The Bestest: I'm late.. why the 7 minute blackout?


Standard for (I think) all/many returns of spacecraft. It's blocked by ionized air on the return craft.
 
2021-09-18 6:43:09 PM  

The Bestest: I'm late.. why the 7 minute blackout?


The heat from descending through the atmosphere creates plasma, which disrupts communications.
 
2021-09-18 6:46:31 PM  

sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?


Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.
 
2021-09-18 6:47:49 PM  
200km right now.
 
2021-09-18 6:48:17 PM  
... They 'jettisoned the drunk', is that what he said?
 
2021-09-18 6:49:33 PM  
..I SAID "trays and seats in the upright position!"
 
2021-09-18 6:49:43 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... They 'jettisoned the drunk', is that what he said?


He was always trouble. Good riddance.
 
2021-09-18 6:50:03 PM  
"The boxers are down"

THEY'RE CHANGING THE NAME TO SPACESEX!!!!
 
2021-09-18 6:50:26 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: ... They 'jettisoned the drunk', is that what he said?


Yes
 
2021-09-18 6:50:47 PM  
Did the crew put their tray tables up, and their seatbacks in the full upright position?
 
2021-09-18 6:50:53 PM  

picodenico: "The boxers are down"

THEY'RE CHANGING THE NAME TO SPACESEX!!!!


Good.
 
2021-09-18 6:52:18 PM  
2 minutes until blackout
 
2021-09-18 6:52:27 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: Did the crew put their tray tables up, and their seatbacks in the full upright position?


I think they have to tie their feet down.

I like that.

I don't mean, "I think it's a safe procedure". I mean, I likethat.
 
2021-09-18 6:52:37 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?

Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.


Carter does.
 
2021-09-18 6:53:58 PM  

sno man: Carter does.


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2021-09-18 6:54:18 PM  

sno man: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?

Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.

Carter does.


OK, so he looked at the STEM tab first, before checking TotalFark, and found a greened link.  Yay.
 
2021-09-18 6:54:30 PM  

sno man: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?

Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.

Carter does.


I missed it. I saw the other thread and it was green, so I posted there.

It's not a huge deal, I'll get over it, but I thought the other thread had the better link.
 
2021-09-18 6:55:18 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg


Carter Pewterschmidt, who first raised the question about why the Fark Admins had two threads running.  He's on TotalFark.
 
2021-09-18 6:55:48 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg


John Carter, of Mars.
 
2021-09-18 6:55:58 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: OK, so he looked at the STEM tab first, before checking TotalFark, and found a greened link.  Yay.


No evidence of this.
 
2021-09-18 6:56:14 PM  
4:35 until signal
 
2021-09-18 6:57:06 PM  

sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.


No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.
 
2021-09-18 6:58:33 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

Carter Pewterschmidt, who first raised the question about why the Fark Admins had two threads running.  He's on TotalFark.


Oh. Him. Okay. He'd enjoy himself more in the other thread, whatever it is.
 
2021-09-18 6:59:21 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.


She should stop doing that. I mean how is that a good thing?
 
2021-09-18 7:00:17 PM  
Video!
 
2021-09-18 7:00:22 PM  

PartTimeBuddha: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.

She should stop doing that. I mean how is that a good thing?


PartTimeBuddha: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.

She should stop doing that. I mean how is that a good thing?


The crew of the Dark Star is wondering the same thing.
 
2021-09-18 7:00:46 PM  
"Expected to last about 4 1/2 minutes"

You know someone's just gonna unzip and please themselves.
 
2021-09-18 7:01:29 PM  

edmo: I'll guess the big cyan circle somewhere

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Confirmed:

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2021-09-18 7:01:38 PM  
Coms are back.
 
2021-09-18 7:01:46 PM  
What the heck was that streaking below the capsule?
 
2021-09-18 7:01:50 PM  
Reacquisition of Comms!  Yay!
 
2021-09-18 7:02:12 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.


Would also accept Sharon Carter, or her very hot aunt Peggy.
 
2021-09-18 7:02:35 PM  

bluorangefyre: What the heck was that streaking below the capsule?


Look like a passenger jet.
 
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