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Post by The Pantry on 2019-12-11, 20:12

Robert J Sakimano wrote:Just walked to and from El Az. Cold, still and the moon looks like a spotlight tonight.
What did you order for take out?
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Post by DWags on 2019-12-22, 21:57

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Post by aualum06 on 2019-12-22, 22:57

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Post by DWags on 2019-12-22, 23:27


Notre Dame will be happy.
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Post by The Pantry on 2019-12-23, 00:20

Very cool.  Always look forward to the winter solstice knowing the days will be getting longer despite the coming 2-3 months of shitty weather here in Michigan.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-01-10, 06:22

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Post by The Pantry on 2020-01-11, 23:21

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-02-06, 07:23

Welcome back, Koch.

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Post by DWags on 2020-02-06, 07:54

I'm thinking she has no back pain at all and is at least an inch taller. I wonder how long it takes to shrink back down again.
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-03-13, 08:24

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-03-13, 11:06


Speaking of exoplanets, it was recently discovered that this bad boy rains molten iron!
Molten Iron Rain Falls On Scorching-Hot Exoplanet
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2020-03-29, 08:20

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-04-17, 13:44

May 27th is the target date for astronauts to launch from US soil for the first time in about 9 years, since the end of the Space Shuttle program.

SpaceX, NASA target May 27 for 1st Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts

That's going to take a lot of policing of beaches, parks, etc., as tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people are going to want to watch it, but not be allowed to gather. Of course, routine launches often get pushed back, and especially when there are human lives on board, but even if it's pushed back to mid-summer, I doubt that large crowds will be able to gather yet. But at the end of the day, it isn't sports, so whether crowds can gather to watch it or not shouldn't have any bearing on the launch.
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-07, 23:01

Very long watch.

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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-05-08, 11:08

That Jeremy dude is creepy weird
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Post by Motown Spartan on 2020-05-08, 11:20

did anyone see that video the other day that looked like the moon had a moon? i didn’t see the explanation before SQUIRREL...
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-08, 11:25

Motown Spartan wrote:did anyone see that video the other day that looked like the moon had a moon? i didn’t see the explanation before SQUIRREL...



Where??? I don’t see any ooh, SHINY!
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-05-24, 11:21

MiamiSpartan wrote:May 27th is the target date for astronauts to launch from US soil for the first time in about 9 years, since the end of the Space Shuttle program.

SpaceX, NASA target May 27 for 1st Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts

That's going to take a lot of policing of beaches, parks, etc., as tens, if not hundreds of thousands of people are going to want to watch it, but not be allowed to gather. Of course, routine launches often get pushed back, and especially when there are human lives on board, but even if it's pushed back to mid-summer, I doubt that large crowds will be able to gather yet. But at the end of the day, it isn't sports, so whether crowds can gather to watch it or not shouldn't have any bearing on the launch.

The hype for this is picking up for the launch Wednesday afternoon. As of yesterday, weather was a 40% go, so we'll see. Exciting stuff as we enter a new era of space exploration.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-05-27, 15:49

https://www.nasa.gov/content/live-launch-america-nasas-spacex-demo-2-mission-to-the-international-space-station

T minus 45 minutes... if the weather holds off.

The access arm just retracted. That's a good sign.
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-27, 15:56

Odds on landing the booster successfully?
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-05-27, 16:15

Not sounding good from the last weather update. They'll go +10 minutes past zero before officially scrubbing apparently.

Edit: Aaaaand aborted. :(
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Post by Motown Spartan on 2020-05-27, 16:20

Scrubbed
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-05-27, 16:27

Next window is Saturday. At least the kids will be home from school to watch it.

Just like the old days in the 80s when a shuttle launch was a big event...and then they'd get delayed for minutes, hours, or days.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2020-05-28, 00:24

Saturday what time
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-28, 00:42

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Saturday what time
3:22 PM EDT
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-05-30, 14:44

T minus 38 minutes if all goes well
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-05-30, 15:36

A successful launch and successful landing of the rocket. Now on to the ISS.
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-05-30, 15:39

Fake. All filmed in a Hialeah, FL sound stage on God's flat earth by the lizard people.
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Post by CORNER BLITZ on 2020-05-30, 15:53

So true heat.... Notice how the feed was lost and suddenly the rocket had "landed"
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Post by Heat Miser on 2020-05-30, 15:58

CORNER BLITZ wrote:So true heat.... Notice how the feed was lost and suddenly the rocket had "landed"

I do believe that was done on purpose. Not because it's fake, but because if it wasn't successful, they didn't want the fuck up footage out on the interwebs forever.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-05-30, 17:01

American launch vehicles are back in the game baby!
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Post by tGreenWay on 2020-05-30, 17:23

Elon Musk can chow my nutsack.
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Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2020-05-30, 18:47

He's kind of a fuck boy but he got us to where we are just today space program wise. For that I'll give him props.
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Post by The Pantry on 2020-05-31, 15:49

Still find this fascinating...like trying to hit a dime with a pin dropped from a hundred feet above.

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Post by The Pantry on 2020-07-01, 18:46

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Post by Nordic on 2020-07-01, 21:36

The Pantry wrote:Still find this fascinating...like trying to hit a dime with a pin dropped from a hundred feet above.


Is that from the recent launch? I forgot all about the rocket landing part.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-07-01, 23:46

Nordic wrote:
The Pantry wrote:Still find this fascinating...like trying to hit a dime with a pin dropped from a hundred feet above.


Is that from the recent launch? I forgot all about the rocket landing part.


I assume that was from the launch in late May (when the astronauts went up) based on when Pantry posted it, but they are pretty frequent (2 since then, I believe, including one earlier this week).
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2020-07-13, 12:11

Anyone see the Neowise comet yet? Last week it was in the early morning sky, but starting last night it is in the early evening sky just after sunset. Next week it comes closest to earth. It was cloudy here last night.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/07/13/how-to-see-comet-neowise-earths-most-spectacular-comet-since-2007/
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Post by steveschneider on 2020-07-20, 22:14

MiamiSpartan wrote:Anyone see the Neowise comet yet? Last week it was in the early morning sky, but starting last night it is in the early evening sky just after sunset. Next week it comes closest to earth. It was cloudy here last night.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2020/07/13/how-to-see-comet-neowise-earths-most-spectacular-comet-since-2007/

Just saw it. It’s directly below the Big Dipper. Tempted to get some binoculars tomorrow to get a better view of it. There’s a neowise ap on the phone that can help you easily find it.
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Post by DWags on 2020-07-21, 06:30

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