Kennedy? For falcon 9 launch?
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Quoted from bobmathuse:
Original thread heading can almost be repeated in two weeks: Space X Falcon 9 set to launch a joint NASA / ESA satellite at 11:31 a.m. Weather should be good, so no visibility issues likely, only drawback is day launches are less striking than night ones. We'll probably step outside to look for it.
The thread title is talking about that launch...they just moved up the time to 11:31...will adjust
Two pictures from today in Central Florida. First I spotted the Falcon 9 while eating lunch. It was across the water in Port Canaveral where the landing barge goes in and out of.
Second is the trail from an Atlas V that just launched a few minutes ago. This picture is from my front yard.
Those of us on the west coast need to watch for the launch tomorrow morning. Check the SpaceX youtube or NASA TV networks.
30 minute bump
I know on Twitch NASA is broadcasting the launch
There is lots of live feeds on YouTube as well
Smooth all the way, right down to the recovery landing (I captured the NASA video stream on my PC while I was outside watching). From my viewpoint about 100 miles to the east of it, the humidity in the air meant I could only see the exhaust flame for about 20 seconds and the plume for the first 30 or so; after that, it vanished into the haze. The on-site reporters said it was clear enough there that they could see stage separation naked-eye. The normal public viewing site has been closed for some time due to Covid; there are other places near the base to watch (e.g. the farm fields west of Lompoc), but those don't have a good view of the pad itself, though they're close enough for great viewing once the rockets are above the tops of the hills around the base.
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