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02-12-2020, 16:37   #1
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Starship SN8 launch imminent

For anyone interested, TFR's ( temp flight restrictions) have been posted for the area around Boca C. From today until the Weekend with a flight now estimated to occur sometime Thursday.
To say this is going to be spectacular is an understatement.
Check out NasaSpaceFlight, EverydayAstronaut, WhatAboutIt and LaPadre and Scott Manley on Youtube for livestreams, up to date news and coverage of launch whenever it decides to happen.
All ears are waiting for the siren!
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One small step for a man, another giant leap for a grain silo. Damn Covid, otherwise I'd have considered trying to get there.
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One small step for a man, another giant leap for a grain silo. Damn Covid, otherwise I'd have considered trying to get there.
Yeah, sorry about that. Still, I've a job to do...
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TFRs cancelled. Next opportunity is Monday according to Boca Chica Facebook group.

Live Nerdle Cam on South Padre Island:

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Launch planned for today, Dec 8th between 8 am and 5 pm CST (UTC-6). Live coverage from SpaceX starting 4pm IST / UTC (10am CST ):



Nerdle Cam live pics from 2pm IST (8am CST):


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Aborted on 0:01!
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Back on today. Turbo pumps spun up, but there was a raptor abort.

It was extremely exciting to watch the reactions of the various Youtubers streaming it. Right Down to the wire! What About It was the best. Everyday Astronaut was yapping too much, as we're the guys at NasaSpaceFlight.
However, their video feeds were exceptional.
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It was actually -1.3! The engines had fired up! Gutted, had been watching all day. Hopefully they can try again today although I don't think I can take the suspense.
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Trying again in an hour or so, some idiot wandered into the range in a boat.
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That was epic. Worth the wait. Bellyflop manoeuvre was insane! So close with the landing too!

https://youtu.be/ap-BkkrRg-o?t=6439
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Amazing. The engine gimballing blew my mind. Must be like trying to balance a very fat pencil on the tip of a finger.
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Amazing. The engine gimballing blew my mind. Must be like trying to balance a very fat pencil on the tip of a finger.
Try balancing a broom on your palm. It's easier with the weight of the head on top.


Corrections for balance will change with weight as the remaining fuel is used up.
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