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2018-02-06 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
SpaceX to light a big candle today
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Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 07:49|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [307 views ]  Top

#1 Coverage starts at 1:30 PM EST

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Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 11:33||   2018-02-06 11:33|| Front Page Top

#2 The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is in a countdown hold due to high-level wind shear.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk posted about the winds on his Twitter account shortly after noon: “Upper atmosphere winds currently 20% above max allowable load. Holding for an hour to allow winds to diminish. #FalconHeavy”

The window for Falcon Heavy to go up today closes at 4 p.m.

If a scrub is required for any reason, SpaceX would try again Wednesday.
Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 13:36||   2018-02-06 13:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Elon: Launch auto-sequence initiated (aka the holy mouse-click) for 3:45 liftoff #FalconHeavy
Posted by 3dc 2018-02-06 13:53||   2018-02-06 13:53|| Front Page Top

#4 

Posted by 3dc 2018-02-06 13:57||   2018-02-06 13:57|| Front Page Top

#5 LOX load has started!
Posted by 3dc 2018-02-06 15:12||   2018-02-06 15:12|| Front Page Top

#6 Wow! What a ride!
Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 15:57||   2018-02-06 15:57|| Front Page Top

#7 Outstanding!
Posted by Herman Pelosi3428 2018-02-06 15:59||   2018-02-06 15:59|| Front Page Top

#8 Simultaneous side boosters landing! Awesome! Just as God and Robert Heinlein demanded!
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2018-02-06 16:05||   2018-02-06 16:05|| Front Page Top

#9 Center Core probably lost or damaged, though.

Still, pretty impressive.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2018-02-06 16:33||   2018-02-06 16:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Data point. It was different from the other two.
Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 16:35||   2018-02-06 16:35|| Front Page Top

#11 
Posted by 3dc 2018-02-06 17:08||   2018-02-06 17:08|| Front Page Top

#12 I reduced your image dimensions, 3dc. You were breaking the Burg.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-02-06 17:10||   2018-02-06 17:10|| Front Page Top

#13 Before the launch, I felt the car thing was a wasteful stunt. Now all I can say is it's cool as hell...
Posted by M. Murcek 2018-02-06 17:12||   2018-02-06 17:12|| Front Page Top

#14 M. Murcek,
Agreed. And it is great advertising for Tesla.
Posted by B. Poodle6475 2018-02-06 18:19||   2018-02-06 18:19|| Front Page Top

#15 Cool and a rocket type taking the BDB (big dumb booster) beyond MASA's abilities. Fantastic.

But does anyone know where the keys are?
Posted by Woodrow 2018-02-06 18:43||   2018-02-06 18:43|| Front Page Top

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