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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #575: November 28, 2013, 06:42:09 PM »
I'm hoping to see the SpaceX launch today if we finish dinner in time. Good view of the Vehicle Assembly Building from our nephew's neighborhood, so I expect we ought to be able to see the rocket if it goes off as scheduled.

€£¥+*^%!!!!! Launch aborted.

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« Reply #576: November 29, 2013, 11:00:18 AM »
(CNN) -- Hold the obituary. Experts now think Comet ISON -- or at least part of it -- survived its close encounter with the sun.

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« Reply #577: December 10, 2013, 07:59:10 PM »
Heads up:

Scheduled December 17th at approximately 10:00pm, Orbital's third Antares rocket and the first of eight cargo resupply service (CRS) missions to the ISS will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island, VA. This being a night launch with the largest rocket ever launched from Wallops Island, it will be clearly visible in the night sky.     This bad boy is about 5 time larger than the little ones we've seen so far this year.

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« Reply #578: December 10, 2013, 10:59:56 PM »
aren't all the antares the same?  Isn't this the same sort of rocket that launched a few months ago?

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« Reply #579: December 11, 2013, 08:09:44 AM »
aren't all the antares the same?  Isn't this the same sort of rocket that launched a few months ago?

I think the others were Minotaurs.   

*Disclaimer:    I'm not a rocket scientist.   I was fed this information by a NASA/vendor hack.

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« Reply #580: December 12, 2013, 03:31:07 PM »
this may have been posted already, it's still a great watch:

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« Reply #582: December 12, 2013, 10:40:41 PM »
http://wtop.com/904/3523729/The-years-best-meteor-shower-Friday

Thanks for posting this! I happened to be out last year at like 2am on the peak morning of the Geminid meteor shower and saw shooting stars all over the place, was totally awesome!

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« Reply #583: December 13, 2013, 12:38:16 AM »
Anyone catch the Leonids back in 2003 or whenever it was?  WOW  :shock:

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« Reply #584: December 13, 2013, 02:31:34 PM »
Thanks for posting this! I happened to be out last year at like 2am on the peak morning of the Geminid meteor shower and saw shooting stars all over the place, was totally awesome!

Clouds rollin' into Eastern Loudoun.

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« Reply #585: December 13, 2013, 02:42:40 PM »
Clouds rollin' into Eastern Loudoun.
Gonna start raining sometime tonight in Pensacola, boooooo :(

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« Reply #586: December 13, 2013, 02:45:40 PM »
Gonna start raining sometime tonight in Pensacola, boooooo :(

What?  You can't hop a ride above the clouds with someone in an F-16?   Are you a pilot?   If so, great night for some training.   :)

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« Reply #587: December 13, 2013, 04:20:47 PM »
I've got a few transplanted friends down in Pensacola.

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« Reply #588: December 13, 2013, 04:27:54 PM »
I've got a few transplanted friends down in Pensacola.
Attorneys too, JCA?  I might work for one of them  :shock:  :mg:

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« Reply #589: December 13, 2013, 05:12:41 PM »
Nah, a bartender and a former bartender / nursing student.  Both used to work at CCSP.

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« Reply #590: December 13, 2013, 05:24:33 PM »
Nah, a bartender and a former bartender...
Ah ok, but I may still know them haha :glug: ;)

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« Reply #591: December 17, 2013, 06:34:51 PM »
Heads up:

Scheduled December 17th at approximately 10:00pm, Orbital's third Antares rocket and the first of eight cargo resupply service (CRS) missions to the ISS will launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island, VA. This being a night launch with the largest rocket ever launched from Wallops Island, it will be clearly visible in the night sky.     This bad boy is about 5 time larger than the little ones we've seen so far this year.

Looking iffy with the issues at the ISS.    Anybody else having problems gettin' into NASA's sites?

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« Reply #592: December 17, 2013, 10:17:58 PM »
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NASA managers are postponing the upcoming Orbital Sciences commercial cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station to proceed with a series of spacewalks to replace a faulty pump module on the space station. NASA Television will air a news briefing at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 18 to preview the spacewalks.

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« Reply #593: January 06, 2014, 04:43:30 PM »
Antares update:
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Weather permitting, the launch of Antares from Wallops Island, VA is scheduled to occur on January 8, 2014 with a launch window that extends from 1:32 - 1:37 pm EST. From a distance the Antares rocket will appear as a faint bright spot ascending in the sky if viewing conditions are optimal. More: http://bit.ly/198Bx33



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« Reply #594: January 06, 2014, 05:59:58 PM »
It's currently colder in Canada than it is on Mars. Where is your god now?

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« Reply #595: January 09, 2014, 10:54:41 AM »
Antares update:
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Re-scheduled for today (1/9) around the same time (1307-1312).

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« Reply #596: March 04, 2014, 02:14:12 PM »
https://medium.com/looking-up/e0cf30c9924c interesting read, nice reminder that the US is now dependent on Russia to get astronauts into space

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« Reply #597: March 04, 2014, 02:27:57 PM »
this week's Star Talk podcast covers time travel, good stuff.

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« Reply #598: March 04, 2014, 02:52:31 PM »
this week's Star Talk podcast covers time travel, good stuff.

BUT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!!!! :hurr:

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« Reply #599: March 04, 2014, 10:07:38 PM »
BUT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!!!! :hurr:

not necessarily........