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Mission perfect so far. Back live in 44 minutes or so. This was the fourth flight for this stage 1 vehicle. SpaceX landed Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, stationed in the Atlantic Ocean perfectly. Approximately 45 minutes after liftoff, SpaceX’s fairing recovery vessel, “Ms. Tree,” will attempt to recover a payload fairing half. Great videos from space live. Standing by to watch satellite deployment.

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If you missed it the link will replay from start to finish. They deployed all the satellites at once but I liked when they popped them out like kernels of corn popping off a cob. Nice show.

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I heard some guys on the ham radio talking about the launch.  They were in my old stomping ground on the east coast of Florida and had good viewing conditions.  It was clear and cold so I stepped outside hoping that I would be able to see the launch live.  Unfortunately we were either too far or there was some cloud cover that was not obvious and I did not see the launch.  Thank you for the link so at least I can see the recording.

Safe Travels...

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YW Roger! It is becoming routine for tail landings on barges in the Atlantic ocean and on land to reuse the rockets. Now SpaceX is working on catching the fairings for reuse. Like the first tail landing crashes he'll get it eventually.

I remember watching the Mercury flights specifically John Glenn in Friendship 7, first to orbit with a man on board for us. Then the Apollo missions and the Shuttles landing at Barksdale AFB on the back of a 747 for fueling when I was active duty and my office was 50 feet from the flightline. I still thrill to the sights and sounds of men and women taking our first steps to Mars and the stars. Guess you do too.

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Having lived on the Florida Space Coast for many years I saw numerous launches live.  No matter how many times you see them, they are always a thrill.  Two that stand out were when I was at Port Canaveral to watch the last Apollo mission launch on a Saturn V and when I brought my son to Titusville to see a 3 AM shuttle launch.  Traffic was so backed up that the shuttle had completed two orbits by the time we returned to our house 50 miles away.

We were never present for a landing but saw several shuttles fly over our house while on approach.  The unique double sonic boom told you when it was time to step outside.

Safe Travels...

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Lucky you. We just get alien spacecraft over the Springs, along with squadrons of large drones around North and South Colorado!

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So right Robert!

This has been a topic I've posted here about ever since Bill Gates backed Teledesic in the late 90s along with a Saudi prince. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teledesic But they gave up because of the extremely high cost of launching rockets and their payloads

If anyone wants to review how we got here, here are my posts about Starlink, and comments here on our forums over the last five years:

Dec 9,2018  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/134461-starlink-is-coming/

Nov 9, 2018  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/134248-spacex-sets-its-sights-on-a-lower-orbit-for-starlink-broadband-network’s-first-satellites/

Feb 17, 2018  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/130549-spacexs-first-internet-satellites-are-set-to-launch-sunday/

Feb 22, 2018  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/130592-spacex-launches-1st-test-satellites-for-starlink-internet-constellation-along-with-spains-paz/

From May 4, 2017:  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/130592-spacex-launches-1st-test-satellites-for-starlink-internet-constellation-along-with-spains-paz/ 

May 6 2017:  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/127502-spacex-to-launch-thousands-of-its-own-broadband-satellites-starting-in-2019/

Nov 19,2016  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/125648-spacex-just-took-another-step-toward-delivering-superfast-internet-from-space/

June 10, 2015  http://www.rvnetwork.com/topic/118383-spacex-founder-files-with-government-to-provide-internet-service-from-space/

I also said Tesla would go over $400 a share in 2019. It closed today down 2.19% @ 481.34.

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On 1/8/2020 at 8:47 AM, k4rs said:

Having lived on the Florida Space Coast for many years I saw numerous launches live.  No matter how many times you see them, they are always a thrill.  Two that stand out were when I was at Port Canaveral to watch the last Apollo mission launch on a Saturn V and when I brought my son to Titusville to see a 3 AM shuttle launch.

So envious. I've just seen one laying on its side at the Kennedy Space Center I think.

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And in my opinion, the shorts deserve their karmic returns. I am about to post the ten industries Elon Musk will disrupt that many haven't thought through. Many won't. Following the folks that tell the most outrageous conspiracy theories and personal attacks in investing is fiscal suicide. See, those without morals and honor, whose ethics are situational, and most horrendously really know better but derive pleasure in the harm of others, well, what goes  around . . .

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
-- Voltaire

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Zulu, I forgot to thank you for that great link to the actual losses of Tesla shorts in the short span of a month or so. That is a must read article.

One quote in the article I found especially hilarious:

" About 36% of its shares were being sold short in May, but many Tesla shorts continue to hold on, convinced the market will turn against the upstart electric automaker, especially as established automakers flood the market with their own electric vehicles. "

What?? What established auto makers are flooding the market with BEVs? Hybrids have been around since 1999 with the Prius from Toyota. But every BEV from Porsche, Jaguar, and Mercedes, at one end of the price point, to the low end with the Chevy Bolt BEV, has flopped worse than any vehicle flop I've seen before.

The Bolt? Try to test drive one! None available anywhere around me where I used to live in Louisiana or here in Colorado. And it looked like a bad Asian attempt at making a compact look like a sports car - FAIL! And GM tried to appear to be able to design and manufacture a competitive BEV, what crap! While there are great Korean quality products BEVs are not one of them. GM contracted with Lucky Goldstar to design, manufacture, and ship the parts to GM's Orion plant so it looked like they did it. (Yes that Goldstar that made cheap VCRs, TVs, and DVD/CD players.) Of the first 1000 Bolts delivered and sold to our compatriots, fully 20%, or 200/vehicles just stopped and stranded the owners wherever they died causing them to have to call for tow trucks! Then GM found or was told about a second major flaw that has not been addressed to date.

The Jaguar iPace? https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122753_the-jaguar-i-pace-isnt-selling-well-in-the-u-s

Just look at worldwide sales year on year and BEV profits. Nope, the shorts delude themselves thinking any major car Marke has flooded any market with BEVs, because to admit error is impossible for them. So they lose billions, and are sore losers to boot. There is more disruption expected from Musk and Tesla.

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We saw that launch from our lot in Florida. We have seen several launches over the years including several shuttle launches at the space center. Everyone is awesome.

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