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Old 06-01-2014, 09:40 AM  
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:46 PM   #1261
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This is kind of a cool video showing some views of the McGregor test facility.

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Old 11-14-2017, 04:40 PM   #1262
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That is really cool. I did not even know they had a facility in central Texas. I may have to make a run up there next spring and check it out!
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:22 PM   #1263
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:49 AM   #1264
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Old 11-16-2017, 01:50 PM   #1265
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Updated: 11/16/2017 14:02 Stephen Clark

SpaceX has again delayed its next Falcon 9 launch until at least Friday evening. A U.S. Air Force spokesperson confirmed the delay to Spaceflight Now.

Friday's launch window opens at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT Saturday).

The 229-foot-tall (70-meter) rocket is standing at pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It will haul the U.S. government's secretive Zuma payload into low Earth orbit
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Weird. OP updated. Thanks for the heads-up!
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Old 11-17-2017, 11:14 AM   #1267
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FWIW, the rumblings are that media has been told not to show up tonight, so they're almost certainly not going to try and launch today. From what I can gather, there was a test for a DIFFERENT (future) launch that may have revealed a potential issue with the payload fairing, so they're being extra cautious and making sure it's not an issue with this launch.

I'm gonna take down the countdown clock, but in theory this could go any evening in the next week or whatever at 8pm EST. I'll try and bump when something seems more solid, but I'm not gonna keep bumping it back by one day at a time until is seems like things are solid again.
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Old 11-26-2017, 07:45 PM   #1268
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Old 11-26-2017, 11:11 PM   #1269
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Insane. I can't imagine anything more nerve wracking than being in that thing when landing.

Also, paint the thing yellow and it looks like the goddamned Magic School Bus. Where's Ms Frizz?
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:26 PM   #1271
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Lots of things happening lately - I just haven't been keeping up. A few notable things:

-Zuma appears to be indefinitely on hold until they figure out their fairing issue (whatever it is).
-CRS-13 is on the clock for a week from now. This will be the first launch back at the repaired SLC-40 site that was damaged last year. Also, this will be the first time an ISS mission is launched on a previously-flown booster.
-Iridium-4 is coming up in about 3 weeks off the west coast.
-Falcon Heavy is pushed back to early January (but not a set date yet)

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Old 12-01-2017, 08:48 PM   #1272
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Old 12-01-2017, 08:49 PM   #1273
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A couple questions maybe y'all can answer that crossed my mind watching this:

Around 3:30 the guy announces that they are switching from one guy at the stick to the other. Why is it necessary to change who's steering it halfway through?

It might just be camera angles, but are they pretty much vertical at some points in that descent? Talk about coming in hot...

When the landing gear deployed, it seemed like the compartment doors were much thicker than standard wheel well door. Are they pressurized to keep the wheels from exploding in 0 pressure? Or are they solid rubber? Or are they inflated during the descent?
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:11 AM   #1274
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A couple questions maybe y'all can answer that crossed my mind watching this:

Around 3:30 the guy announces that they are switching from one guy at the stick to the other. Why is it necessary to change who's steering it halfway through?

It might just be camera angles, but are they pretty much vertical at some points in that descent? Talk about coming in hot...

When the landing gear deployed, it seemed like the compartment doors were much thicker than standard wheel well door. Are they pressurized to keep the wheels from exploding in 0 pressure? Or are they solid rubber? Or are they inflated during the descent?
Not sure on any of this, but I'd love to speculate! I'd imagine it's thicker b/c of the heat shield required too ensure it doesn't burn up in re-entry.

Also, I'd imagine the wheels weren't inflated on descent, as too many things could go wrong. Solid sounds most likely, but a pressurized space could work too. If you lost pressure though, could be bad news for any hopes out coming home. I'm going with solid rubber.

Anyone know?
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Had to laugh at the dopey look on Musk's face, but apparently this maybe his personal Roadster, the one intended to launch on top of the FH.

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