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#21

You Can Watch FOUR Rocket Launches Online Today!


#22

Awesome
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SpaceX launch got scrubbed.


#25

Really? That’s hectic. I saw it was delayed for 24 hours yesterday.


#26

Yeah, sorry I meant scrubbed until today yes.


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Probably gearing up for this

He said early 2019


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On a somewhat related topic, I just watched The Right Stuff for the first time. Epic!


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i watched a space x documentary a few days ago, and the amount of innovation from them is mindblowing to think every falcon 9 launch costs in the region of 60 million dollars


#34

Big time money that


#35

This gif (and stills from it) is making a re-appearance on Reddit at the moment thanks to the repost karma whores, but it’s still pretty impressive, even if it was first seen in 2015:


This animation features actual satellite images of the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and telescope, and the Earth - one million miles away.

A NASA camera aboard the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite captured a unique view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth last month. The series of test images shows the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth.

The images were captured by NASA’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), a four megapixel CCD camera and telescope on the DSCOVR satellite orbiting 1 million miles from Earth. From its position between the sun and Earth, DSCOVR conducts its primary mission of real-time solar wind monitoring for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


#36

That’s very cool!


#37

Must. See. This. They had better bring it to SA.


#38

Those Martians are in for it now.

https://www.space.com/president-trump-space-force-directive.html


#39

Successful launch of SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew Dragon earlier this morning.

Pretty significant mission this one as described in the Time article below. Basically, if it’s a success—and all signs are positive so far—it could result in the first time American astronauts launch from American soil on an American spacecraft since July 2011.


#40

Am I the only one who reads the thread title as “Office Space Thread”