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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Sometimes I get the idea that there might be something to this Musk Fella......
    It would certainly be cool to see space flight progress to the private sector.

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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It would certainly be cool to see space flight progress to the private sector.
    How are our courts going to react the first time something really bad happens?

    I need to see that.
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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    How are our courts going to react the first time something really bad happens?

    I need to see that.
    That is always part of progress.

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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Tonight, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 into a polar orbit to deploy 9 Iridium (next gen) sats into polar orbit. I knew there was a good chance of seeing it from PHX because it was after sunset here, but still light in California where it launched. I posted on FB about it, then forgot all about it.

    Till I drove home, full clear exhaust trail all the way up, then due south, separation of first stage and it tumbled, and firing of the 2nd stage.

    So beautiful, so awesome.

    Not so beautiful were all the scientifically illiterate idiots and conspiracy theorists posting about all kinds of crap, it is amazing just how many stupid people are out there...




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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    How are our courts going to react the first time something really bad happens?

    I need to see that.
    Spacex has had a rocket blow up on the pad, as has SeaLaunch and Orbital.
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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Tonight, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 into a polar orbit to deploy 9 Iridium (next gen) sats into polar orbit. I knew there was a good chance of seeing it from PHX because it was after sunset here, but still light in California where it launched. I posted on FB about it, then forgot all about it.

    Till I drove home, full clear exhaust trail all the way up, then due south, separation of first stage and it tumbled, and firing of the 2nd stage.

    So beautiful, so awesome.

    Not so beautiful were all the scientifically illiterate idiots and conspiracy theorists posting about all kinds of crap, it is amazing just how many stupid people are out there...
    It's definitely a unique experience.. I do amateur astronomy, about 3 months ago we watch a rocket get launched from Vandenberg AFB, we all stopped in our tracks and just watched... and this was from Central CA.. I really wish I would have done a trip to Florida to watch the Space Shuttle launch. A day and night launch would just have to be mind blowing...

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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Tonight, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 into a polar orbit to deploy 9 Iridium (next gen) sats into polar orbit. I knew there was a good chance of seeing it from PHX because it was after sunset here, but still light in California where it launched. I posted on FB about it, then forgot all about it.

    Till I drove home, full clear exhaust trail all the way up, then due south, separation of first stage and it tumbled, and firing of the 2nd stage.

    So beautiful, so awesome.

    Not so beautiful were all the scientifically illiterate idiots and conspiracy theorists posting about all kinds of crap, it is amazing just how many stupid people are out there...
    Driving home past night. Looked up.

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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    How are our courts going to react the first time something really bad happens?

    I need to see that.
    We used to be braver.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by Truckstop View Post
    That was from Ironwood Rd in mesa. One of my wife's friends sent it to her.

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    Just saw that on TV. That must have been some amazing site. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Saw an amazing SpaceX launch from PHX

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Tonight, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 into a polar orbit to deploy 9 Iridium (next gen) sats into polar orbit. I knew there was a good chance of seeing it from PHX because it was after sunset here, but still light in California where it launched. I posted on FB about it, then forgot all about it.

    Till I drove home, full clear exhaust trail all the way up, then due south, separation of first stage and it tumbled, and firing of the 2nd stage.

    So beautiful, so awesome.

    Not so beautiful were all the scientifically illiterate idiots and conspiracy theorists posting about all kinds of crap, it is amazing just how many stupid people are out there...
    I saw it on Facebook. The exhaust trail looked like a grade D Sci-Fi movie.....Attack of the giant sperm. LOL.
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