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Saturday Morning Launch - NASA

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Slackinoff, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Slackinoff

    Slackinoff

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    These are fun to watch on NASA live sometimes. Conditions should be great for a good viewing either in person or on NASA Live ( if the sky is really clear, they have some amazing telephoto lenses that show great detail at altitude, you get an awesome sense of how much *** these things are hauling 120 seconds into liftoff). Here is the link to the NASA Live - Coverage starts at 7am Eastern https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive

    Link below to article.
    https://blogs.nasa.gov/orbital/2017/11/09/oa-8-launch-blog-kicks-off-antares-rolls-to-the-pad/

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  2. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    Thanks; I'll step outside and watch it go up.

    :supergrin:

    Here was the last one I watched.

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    Always love the best one's, an Atlas launch before sunrise with a backlit trail as it climbs into view of the sun while the trail massively expands in the vacuum of space.
    As a Chemtrail pilot, that's the proper way to spew a trail :supergrin::supergrin::supergrin::supergrin:
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  4. tadbart

    tadbart duuuuude.

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    I'll be sure to get up and peek between the trees. I love watching those things blast off. One of the few things I'll miss when I move away from Florida.
     
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    I doubt if you see it from FL.

    This is a launch from Wallop Island, VA.
     
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    There is one Sat. From the Cape. So we can step outside and watch.
     
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    tadbart duuuuude.

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    Oh, damn. Wallops. Never mind. I'll sleep in. Seeing a concert Friday night, so a late Saturday morning is ok too.
     
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    I'd like to FEEL a launch. 7 million pounds of thrust must rumble the Earth a bit...
     
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    Here is where you should be able to get a look at it. Higher up the further you can see it, duh! I really like how they did it in + seconds after liftoff.

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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    I keep forgetting there is a second best place to launch. Grew up on Cocoa Beach in the 60's.

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    Ok guys, launch is still a go. Don't forget! I will reply again early tomorrow morning for you early GTers
     
  12. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    I can hear them, and I'm at least 25 miles from the Cape. Especially when they launch one of those big rockets, I think its called a Delta 4 Heavy.