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Offline mitlen

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1150: June 25, 2019, 02:55:52 AM »
SpaceX https://imgur.com/a/UVz9Lqd

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, --and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of --Wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air...
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark or even eagle flew --
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Magee

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1151: June 25, 2019, 03:02:41 AM »
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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1152: June 25, 2019, 09:36:44 AM »
I can’t imagine how you felt to see it finally launch. It must have been an amazing experience. What a wonderful tribute.


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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1154: June 25, 2019, 11:47:22 AM »
A true and fitting honor for your Dad.  Good that you saw this through and made it happen.

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« Reply #1155: June 25, 2019, 12:00:40 PM »
A true and fitting honor for your Dad.  Good that you saw this through and made it happen.

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« Reply #1156: June 25, 2019, 01:39:46 PM »
Thanks, kids...it was well worth the 5 year wait... 👍

I'm told that Neil Diamond was at the memorial ceremony yesterday.  His wife's brother was a blue angels pilot and astronaut...she spoke pretty late in the program as I recall...and no, JCA, her name was not Caroline...  😂

Quite a montage of personalities on board this morning.  War heros, daredevils, space industry folks, and just regular Jane and John Does...

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« Reply #1157: June 25, 2019, 02:51:06 PM »
Well done VaRK, you have done your dad proud :clap:

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« Reply #1158: June 25, 2019, 10:21:51 PM »
Well done VaRK, you have done your dad proud :clap:

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« Reply #1159: June 28, 2019, 12:04:41 PM »

17 pages of coverage and photos...the picture on page 13 is pretty cool...

https://www.space.com/falcon-heavy-stp-2-launch-photos.html

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« Reply #1160: June 28, 2019, 01:33:35 PM »
17 pages of coverage and photos...the picture on page 13 is pretty cool...

https://www.space.com/falcon-heavy-stp-2-launch-photos.html

So awesome!

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1161: June 29, 2019, 08:05:46 PM »
Tracking the Heritage Flight is now live...scroll down to the first chart...

It will circumnavigate the earth 14.5 times per day...

https://www.celestis.com/track-celestis-satellites/?fbclid=IwAR3qKBUF8wmQ0odf3jLf1VuXN3C2WyjuKqj2wgwo0Q5U8B1JunbzOIfHwEc

The tracking goes dark every now and then...not sure why...sunspots?   :D

It it traveling at approx. 16,777 MPH...

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1162: July 01, 2019, 01:18:13 PM »
So like a Scherzer fastball. Nice. ;)

Tracking the Heritage Flight is now live...scroll down to the first chart...

It will circumnavigate the earth 14.5 times per day...

https://www.celestis.com/track-celestis-satellites/?fbclid=IwAR3qKBUF8wmQ0odf3jLf1VuXN3C2WyjuKqj2wgwo0Q5U8B1JunbzOIfHwEc

The tracking goes dark every now and then...not sure why...sunspots?   :D

It it traveling at approx. 16,777 MPH...

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1163: July 01, 2019, 09:00:53 PM »
So like a Scherzer fastball. Nice. ;)

since we are talking VaRK, it's more like a dinger off a Max fastball.

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« Reply #1164: July 01, 2019, 09:03:06 PM »
since we are talking VaRK, it's more like a dinger off a Max fastball.

Now we're talkin'...  :clap:

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« Reply #1165: July 09, 2019, 03:44:16 PM »
The Smithsonian is running a light show on the Mall to celebrate the moon landing, using the Washington Monument as a screen:

https://wtop.com/dc/2019/07/once-in-a-lifetime-light-show-on-washington-monument-to-mark-apollo-11/

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« Reply #1168: July 16, 2019, 11:25:44 AM »
Also the 50th anniversary of the original release of Space Oddity:



This isn't the one that usually gets played and was the hit.

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« Reply #1169: July 19, 2019, 12:36:53 AM »
Go see the projection of the Saturn 5 rocket on the Washington Monument if you can, definitely worth the hassle of getting there.  It's not a still image but rather a moving one that shows the gasses venting out of the rocket as if it were on the actual launch pad.


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« Reply #1170: July 19, 2019, 11:10:00 AM »
Google's tribute to Apollo XI, narrated by Michael Collins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=t6VpHyKXHBM


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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1172: July 19, 2019, 10:25:46 PM »
CBS News is streaming Walter Cronkite's coverage of the Apollo 11 launch:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/apollo-11-moon-launch-memorable-moments-cbs-news-coverage-50-years-ago-today-2019-07-16-live-stream/

Also launch, moonwalk, and return coverage on one of the cspans.

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« Reply #1173: July 20, 2019, 01:42:01 AM »
Went down to the mall tonight to watch the video on the monument. There was almost no sound but it was very well done.  Tomorrow is the last night with showings at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30.

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« Reply #1174: July 20, 2019, 07:35:20 AM »
Went down to the mall tonight to watch the video on the monument. There was almost no sound but it was very well done.  Tomorrow is the last night with showings at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30.

Is it something one could park nearby somewhat easily to do, or was it mobbed