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« Reply #1200: January 28, 2020, 10:16:06 AM »
January 28, 1986 the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff killing all crew members.

doesn't seem like all that long ago.

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« Reply #1203: April 28, 2020, 06:02:07 PM »
SpaceX Starlink Satellites will be visible over D.C. around 8:47 PM tonight.

8:47 pm, 28 Apr 2020
Starlink-6,7 NEW, BRIGHT (2.9) for 4 mins
Look from NORTHWEST to SOUTHEAST (details)
Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 76°, end: 19°

https://findstarlink.com/#1604;3

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« Reply #1204: May 27, 2020, 07:53:42 AM »
SpaceX dragon with two Americans on board is scheduled to launch at 4:33 pm today

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-s-launch-tomorrow-heralds-new-era-human-spaceflight-n1214986

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« Reply #1205: May 27, 2020, 08:26:40 AM »
SpaceX dragon with two Americans on board is scheduled to launch at 4:33 pm today

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/spacex-s-launch-tomorrow-heralds-new-era-human-spaceflight-n1214986
Looks like major chance of rain this afternoon. Next window of Saturday. 

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« Reply #1206: May 27, 2020, 03:40:10 PM »
Still a go for launch.

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« Reply #1207: May 27, 2020, 04:17:57 PM »
Scrubbed until May 30 at the earliest.

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« Reply #1208: May 27, 2020, 04:27:55 PM »
At least the scrub was due to weather. That's a positive that it wasn't due to something with the rocket or the capsule.

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« Reply #1209: May 27, 2020, 07:21:57 PM »
At least the scrub was due to weather. That's a positive that it wasn't due to something with the rocket or the capsule.
It was obvious the weather would prevent the launch. Basically became a dry run. Or maybe a wet run. Forecast Saturday is thunderstorms.

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« Reply #1210: May 30, 2020, 10:30:13 AM »
Here is the hourly forecast--the odds are against a launch but maybe they will get lucky.

https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/cb1309e7118ddba853638e05dc028ea7c71b9c4931729e594df723efd1e2401a

Hope it goes better than this one that happened Friday in Texas.   Does not give me a warm fuzzy. 

https://weather.com/science/space/video/spacex-starship-sn4-explodes-during-testing

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« Reply #1211: May 30, 2020, 11:29:33 AM »
3:22 PM today, or 3:00 PM tomorrow.

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« Reply #1212: May 30, 2020, 11:51:30 AM »
3:22 PM today, or 3:00 PM tomorrow.
Weather looks much better tomorrow.

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« Reply #1213: May 30, 2020, 03:21:13 PM »
Anybody watching??? So nervous :nervous:

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« Reply #1214: May 30, 2020, 03:28:19 PM »
Anybody watching??? So nervous :nervous:
Couldn’t see it from house. Clouds were in the way.  So it didn’t happen. 😏

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« Reply #1215: May 30, 2020, 03:37:19 PM »
watched it on TV, the audio and video were out of sync by about 20 seconds at launch, so as they are counting down we're watching the rocket flying and wondering what happened.  Very cool to see.

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« Reply #1216: May 30, 2020, 03:53:20 PM »
watched it on TV, the audio and video were out of sync by about 20 seconds at launch, so as they are counting down we're watching the rocket flying and wondering what happened.  Very cool to see.
That’s because it’s all filmed in a tv studio somewhere out west.

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« Reply #1217: May 30, 2020, 04:01:05 PM »
That’s because it’s all filmed in a tv studio somewhere out west.

I thought I saw OJ.   I was looking for a tall white guy with blonde hair who didn't look like he belonged though.

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« Reply #1218: May 30, 2020, 08:45:32 PM »
Docking at 10:20 am tomorrow.

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« Reply #1219: May 30, 2020, 08:51:08 PM »
Docking at 10:20 am tomorrow.

Thanks!

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« Reply #1220: May 30, 2020, 09:15:57 PM »
https://twitter.com/andymilonakis/status/1266821069823975430?s=21

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« Reply #1222: July 05, 2020, 02:53:44 PM »
Moon, Jupiter and Saturn to create celestial triangle Sunday night
https://www.aol.com/article/news/2020/07/04/moon-jupiter-and-saturn-to-create-celestial-triangle-sunday-night/24545796/

The astronomical meetup will take place one night after the full ‘Buck Moon Eclipse,' but the moon will still appear nearly full as it rises with the two planets on Sunday night. "On Sunday night into Monday morning, July 5 to 6, 2020, the full Moon and the planets Jupiter and Saturn will form a triangle," NASA said. "The Moon will reach its highest [point] in the sky for the night on Monday morning, with Jupiter to the right and Saturn above."

The trio will first appear in the southeastern sky by around 10 p.m. local time and will climb higher in the southern sky as the night progresses, unless cloudy conditions interfere.



The three are all bright enough to see with the naked eye and will out-shine all the stars in that area of the sky. However, the trio will be bunched together so tightly that they may appear in the same field of view for some telescopes and binoculars.

With just a basic telescope or binoculars, onlookers will be able to see Jupiter's four largest moons and the countless craters on the surface of our moon. A more powerful telescope or pair of binoculars may even allow people to see the rings of Saturn.

Jupiter and Saturn will continue to get brighter heading into the middle of the month with the two planets making their closest approach to the Earth in mid-July. This is the best time of the entire year to view the planets before they gradually dim throughout the rest of 2020.

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« Reply #1223: July 11, 2020, 01:44:42 PM »
Wallops launch on 7/15 at 9am should be visible in the dc area.

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« Reply #1224: July 15, 2020, 08:50:05 AM »
launch delayed to clear a boat in the restricted area.