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    Default T-MINUS 1:20:00 And Counting

    Hope folks can watch America's return to space today. First time we're launching Americans, from American soil, in a new American spacecraft since April 1981.

    It's historic, folks.

    WE'RE BAAAAACK!
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    Default Re: T-MINUS 1:20:00 And Counting

    just scrubbed due to weather.....
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    Default Re: T-MINUS 1:20:00 And Counting

    Just like watching the Gemini and Apollo flights when I was a kid. A launch being scrubbed was nothing unusual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reever View Post
    Just like watching the Gemini and Apollo flights when I was a kid. A launch being scrubbed was nothing unusual.
    Roger that....several times launches scrubbed. Some mechanical or systems related, but many due to WX.

    Florida...no surprise.

    Well, hopefully in our lifetimes we'll see Mojave Space Port bing used on a regular basis and that will go along way in eliminating WX-related scrubs!
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    My oldest grandson's third birthday is Saturday, so I'm hoping that Elon and Co. can give him a big, bright, beautiful candle to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigger Al View Post
    My oldest grandson's third birthday is Saturday, so I'm hoping that Elon and Co. can give him a big, bright, beautiful candle to watch.
    Here, here! Happy Bday to the young man and fellow Gemini. Mine is Friday.
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    Default Re: T-MINUS 1:20:00 And Counting

    Quote Originally Posted by Air Boss View Post
    Roger that....several times launches scrubbed. Some mechanical or systems related, but many due to WX.

    Florida...no surprise.

    Well, hopefully in our lifetimes we'll see Mojave Space Port bing used on a regular basis and that will go along way in eliminating WX-related scrubs!
    Virgin Galactic moved to New Mexico...Virgin Orbit still lives here, for the time being. 'Cosmic Girl' flies over my house coming back from off-shore.

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    Default Re: T-MINUS 1:20:00 And Counting

    I was on the Telemetry Console for the 1st successful "ATLAS" ICBM launch in Florida back in th50's so I know a lot about delays.
    Lockheed Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockheed Bob View Post
    I was on the Telemetry Console for the 1st successful "ATLAS" ICBM launch in Florida back in th50's so I know a lot about delays.
    Bob, I trust you've been keeping some sort of diary, journal, etc. I don't know your history or story but suspect it's a very interesting one!

    Write it down...if you haven't already.

    Cheers!
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    Default Re: T-MINUS 1:20:00 And Counting

    Jeez Bob! Is there ANYTHING aviation related you haven't done!?

    My dad made watching launches and everything related to space a requirement. Even the first probe to the moon, I was probably in 1st or second grade, and we sat up all night until it impacted watching the moon get larger. He worked at Lockheed and anytime they had a launch out at Vandenburg we would sit out on the lawn to see it (we lived in Ontario).
    He would even drag us outside at night to see the Gemini pass over, "It's that tiny moving light".

    Even my wife was excited about this one and we were sad it was scrubbed, especially after they hours of hype. But as one talking head said, "A good day on the ground is better than a bad day in the air".

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