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Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Space. The Final Frontier.
« Reply #1275: October 02, 2020, 07:48:59 PM »
I just have to say - as an old guy who begged his father to let him stay up late to watch Apollo coverage, that SpaceX and Elon do not get enough credit.

Those booster that are going up now actually land and get reused over and over. They catch the payload shields in nets, and reuse them. I know you all know this, but man. Three attempted launches in one week.  It's just unreal.

Offline imref

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« Reply #1276: October 02, 2020, 07:55:59 PM »
9:16 wallops launch tonight and 9:43 space-x from cape canaveral.

Offline dracnal

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« Reply #1277: October 02, 2020, 08:14:52 PM »
Any UFO stories?

If he's got 'em, he can't share 'em. He does do a lot of photography of extraterrestrial bodies if that counts?  :)

His photos typically make the front page of spaceweather.gov three or four times a year. He's retired, but civilians are allowed to and encouraged to submit shots.

Offline imref

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« Reply #1278: October 02, 2020, 09:24:39 PM »
Antares launched. Your move space-x. We could barely see the rocket.

Offline imref

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« Reply #1279: October 02, 2020, 10:04:59 PM »
Space-X aborts 2 seconds before lift-off.


Offline imref

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« Reply #1281: October 20, 2020, 04:36:24 PM »
NASA is live streaming its attempt to land on an asteroid and collect a sample to bring back to earth.  Touchdown is scheduled for 5 PM today:

https://www.sciencealert.com/nasa-s-osiris-rex-is-about-to-land-on-asteroid-bennu-to-take-samples