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First manned launch of the SpaceX Falcon rocket. First time US astronauts have been launched into space from the USA since 2011. Watch live here:
 

As an aside, the side-by-side landing of the two Falcon Heavy boosters is one of the sexiest things I've ever seen...

 

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Mauricio Pinilla

Is this essential travel? 

 

:seething:

 

 

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The Real Maroonblood
16 minutes ago, trotter said:

First manned launch of the SpaceX Falcon rocket. First time US astronauts have been launched into space from the USA since 2011. Watch live here:
 

As an aside, the side-by-side landing of the two Falcon Heavy boosters is one of the sexiest things I've ever seen...

 

Is there’s a place on it for Trump?

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been here before
Posted (edited)

The weathers not looking too great. Update or a decision in about 6 minutes.

Edited by been here before

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been here before

Cancelled.

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Salad Fingers

Bugger. Imagine getting psyched up for that and then having to get off and get out all that gear again. 

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graygo

Planned for Saturday now.

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Gone

Imagine being the astronauts. My erse would be going

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graygo

Meant to ask, what speed does this fecker go at that it can go from Florida to Edinburgh in 15 minutes? 🥺

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Salad Fingers
Just now, graygo said:

Meant to ask, what speed does this fecker go at that it can go from Florida to Edinburgh in 15 minutes? 🥺

 

17,000mph in space. 

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graygo
4 minutes ago, Salad Fingers said:

 

17,000mph in space. 

 

It's not slow then.

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Sharpie

Its no going anywhere cancelled because of weather,

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milky_26
11 minutes ago, graygo said:

 

It's not slow then.

still see a white van man in the rear view mirror tailgating

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kila

Sat 8:22pm our time

 

 

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The Frenchman Returns

Space Force has started on Netflix,  ‎Steve Carell‎ and John Malkovich‎ starring.

 

On Trump - His words, boots on the Moon in 2024. Actually, he said boobs on the Moon, but we believe that to be a typo. Amusing so far.

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jb102

Ready for the wtf was that thread tonight?

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been here before

3 hours to go.

 

Dont know if we'll see it over Edinburgh tonight.

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Gone

What direction am I looking?

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Furious Styles
5 minutes ago, Jeff said:

What direction am I looking?


Up

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Gone
6 minutes ago, Furious Styles said:


Up

 

Sound advice!

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Furious Styles
5 minutes ago, Jeff said:

 

Sound advice!

 

 

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The Real Maroonblood
1 minute ago, kila said:

 

 

 

Who to believe!

 

Fake news.

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Gone

I'm nervous for the guys. Could never do it myself

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kila

 

 

 

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kila
Posted (edited)

Intense, 1 minute to go!

 

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Gone

Incredible

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kila

Successful stage separation 

 

I'm sweating watching this!

 

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been here before

1st stage coming back...

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been here before

Passing Canada already!

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been here before

I hope Im not the only one clapping them as they fly over.

 

#clap4thespaceman.

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Gone

Heading out to the garden now

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been here before

Stage one back on the drone ship Of Course I Still Live You   :lol:

 

 

Those things landing is utter rocket porn.

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Tazio

Shown live or a time lag? Very bold to be truly live after Challenger. 

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Smack

Any particular direction to look in? 

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Gone

Seen feck all

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Cade
1 hour ago, Smack said:

Any particular direction to look in? 

 

 

up

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Gone

Too bright here but some great videos on twitter

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Seymour M Hersh

Is there a point to this or is it just Musk's massive ego?

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Cade

Just so everybody has another option other than the Russians for putting people into space.

 

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redjambo
On 30/05/2020 at 20:33, been here before said:

Stage one back on the drone ship Of Course I Still Live You   :lol:

 

Those things landing is utter rocket porn.

 

The name is a nod to the science fiction of Iain M Banks whose Culture novels had them naming ships things like "So Much For Subtlety", "Just Read The Instructions" and "Of Course I Still Love You".

 

https://theculture.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series

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AlimOzturk
13 hours ago, Seymour M Hersh said:

Is there a point to this or is it just Musk's massive ego?

 

Can't think of anything other than positive in this. Humanity and space travel will be what ultimately saves the human race from going extinct one day or another. 

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been here before
2 hours ago, AlimOzturk said:

 

Can't think of anything other than positive in this. Humanity and space travel will be what ultimately saves the human race from going extinct one day or another. 

 

Its a funny thing Space travel. You see them blasting off in these massive rockets into 'space' and think its all Star Wars and travelling to the ends of the univerese, going these massive distances. 

 

Its quite a thing to think the ISS is only 253 miles up which is pretty much the length of the 5hr drive from my house to Derby. Or up to Elgin and back.

 

When you consider the lives, time, cost, expertise and effort gone into that its quite mind boggling what lies ahead.

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alwaysthereinspirit

I've watched it fly "over" my house the last two nights. Pretty cool to watch it coming over at 17,150 miles an hour. At the exact time and direction posted.

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redjambo
6 hours ago, AlimOzturk said:

 

Can't think of anything other than positive in this. Humanity and space travel will be what ultimately saves the human race from going extinct one day or another. 

 

Very much this. We need to expand off this planet in order to ultimately survive.

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Tazio
4 hours ago, redjambo said:

 

Very much this. We need to expand off this planet in order to ultimately survive.

By sheer chance I saw a YouTube video last night about the effect space has on your body even after a matter of weeks. The obvious things like the effect weightlessness has on your skeleton and muscles, but more surprising is that it damages your eyes as they have a very specific pressure in them that is effected. I guess we’ll have to wait until we reach the science fiction ability if anti gravity devices. 

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