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SpaceX Launch #5438559 05/25/20 04:15 PM
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Anybody planning on watching the SpaceX launch Wednesday @ 4:33 PM ?
Anybody going to see it in person ?

If all goes well, it would be the first launch of NASA Astronauts to space from U.S. soil since the space shuttle program was retired nearly a decade ago.

It will be the first time a private company had boosted people to orbit.
Since the shuttle was retired, NASA has had to rely on Russia to get its astronauts to the station.

I have seen YouTube videos of the Cockpit and it's more like what you see on Star-Trek (NOT Star Wars).
The Astronauts basically just sit and watch several large touch-screens / barely any other controls.

I'm looking forward to it and it's something to get excited about.

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Re: SpaceX Launch [Re: MasterSolenoid] #5438603 05/25/20 04:56 PM
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This event, either way, it goes, is going to change our country. Hopefully, if all goes well, it will be a monumental achievement of the free and (mostly) capitalist society our ancestors fought and died to leave us. I will certainly be watching.

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Thanks for the reminder. smile


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For sure gonna watch it.

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I’m excited. First maned launch on US soil since 2011.


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Re: SpaceX Launch [Re: MasterSolenoid] #5438914 05/25/20 11:57 PM
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I'm in. What time is the launch?


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Originally Posted by IndyFan
I'm in. What time is the launch?


It's at 4:33 Eastern time. You can watch it on NASA Live TV and SpaceX will have a webcast.

https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg

https://www.spacex.com/launches/

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Originally Posted by IndyFan
I'm in. What time is the launch?


It's at 4:33 Eastern time. You can watch it on NASA Live TV and SpaceX will have a webcast.

https://youtu.be/21X5lGlDOfg

https://www.spacex.com/launches/


Thank you! This is VERY exciting!


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I definitely plan on watching the launch. Remember watching every Space Shuttle launch in it's early days, even setting the alarm for 3 am in the morning if I had to watch live at that time. Hope this launch goes well.

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I'm not too far away, and weather permitting, might fly my Cessna to the outskirts of the TFR. Which is unfortunately 40NM away.

The better views are the live streaming ones, that's for sure. But it's still wonderful to see launches in person.


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Originally Posted by Cujet
I'm not too far away, and weather permitting, might fly my Cessna to the outskirts of the TFR. Which is unfortunately 40NM away.

The better views are the live streaming ones, that's for sure. But it's still wonderful to see launches in person.


Yes, it's the same with fireworks. No replacement for actually seeing it, feeling it, hearing it in person (if you're close enough to fireworks you can smell it too).

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Well its a nationalistic thing but is it worth the money and commitment? No. Was there any return on putting man on the moon? No


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Originally Posted by Al
Well its a nationalistic thing but is it worth the money and commitment? No. Was there any return on putting man on the moon? No

What would you rather the small amount of money be spent on?


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Originally Posted by Al
Well its a nationalistic thing but is it worth the money and commitment? No. Was there any return on putting man on the moon? No


Well lots of technologies were developed during the moon race. So you're wrong. There was a good return for putting man on the moon.

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/s...Moon_Was_Hard_But_the_Benefits_Were_Huge

https://www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2019/07/20/apollo-11-facts-figures-business/#4f7675b43377

https://www.npr.org/2019/07/20/7423...ch-the-moon-was-put-to-use-back-on-earth

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