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I watched the last Starship flight from start to finish. On landing I noticed it seemed like it had a bit of a lean to it. There was also fire coming out the bottom and a remotely operated deluge nozzle was lobbing water at the base trying to extinguish it. Maybe that was why SpaceX ended the webcast before the big bang? The explosion video that made the rounds of the Internet was not from SpaceX.

Anyway, seems like the concepts they're testing had some measure of success. Space is hard. My wife was born and raised in Brevard County, FL and had a front row seat to many of NASA's FUD'S or whatever Elon calls his failures.

That said, I'm still fascinated with the cartoonish appearance of Starship. I'm waiting for Marvin the Martian & Bugs Bunny to step out of it.


Elon calls them RUDs or Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly.

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I had the pleasure of watching the 2nd last Shuttle launch. It was amazing, and I realized anyone who would take such a ride must be just a little bit nuts!

Go for a night launch if you can--I was able to see the 2nd stage ignite.


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pianotuna wrote:

I had the pleasure of watching the 2nd last Shuttle launch. It was amazing, and I realized anyone who would take such a ride must be just a little bit nuts!

Go for a night launch if you can--I was able to see the 2nd stage ignite.


Do they sell tickets for good viewing?

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pianotuna wrote:

I had the pleasure of watching the 2nd last Shuttle launch. It was amazing, and I realized anyone who would take such a ride must be just a little bit nuts!

Go for a night launch if you can--I was able to see the 2nd stage ignite.


Do they sell tickets for good viewing?


In a way they do.

I was 7 miles away it it still shook the ground.

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I got to see the final Apollo launch from the Vehicle Assembly Building parking lot (my friend's dad was worked for NASA PR). About 5 miles from the pad. Lit the night sky like sunrise; you could see the shock wave rolling across the swamp. Most awesome thing I've ever seen.

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thomasmnile wrote:

I got to see the final Apollo launch from the Vehicle Assembly Building parking lot (my friend's dad was worked for NASA PR). About 5 miles from the pad. Lit the night sky like sunrise; you could see the shock wave rolling across the swamp. Most awesome thing I've ever seen.


Maybe we'll time our Florida trips for this launch and pre-book for their launch tickets.

I guess it's too dangerous to have the ringside seats.[emoticon][emoticon]

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