...aborted at T-minus 8
Thanks for the links. Watched the abort as well. They'll try again today, no earlier than 6pm ET
Residences are asked to leave their homes again, so it looks like a go in 4 hours...
Live stream for todays liftoff.
One hour away!
HE DID IT... AGAIN!
2 years ago today, SpaceX posted this on youtube.
Doing something even NASA can't do aint easy, but they did it!
Now on Sep. 28 he will reveal Starship 1, currently under construction. The spaceship that will take humans to Mars!
Elon Musk: "Look, that's not an "explosion", it's just a rapid unscheduled disassembly." LOL...gold!
It's gettin' real folks!
According to Elon Musk, Starship’s first orbital launch attempt will be in November or December. The first launch of a Starship prototype Mk1 will be in October.
Our trip to Mars one step closer!
SpaceX Starts Construction of the Starship and Super Heavy Launch Facilities
By Jonathan Ntege Lubwama - Tuesday, 17 Sep. 2019
We're 6 DAYS AWAY from Elon Musk's press conference on the new spaceship to take us to Mars, Starship MK1, and today she's getting her wings!
Live stream 24/7:
PRESENTATION IN 5 DAYS!
Our spaceship to Mars one step closer!
BIG BOY IS AWAKE!
The ginormous crane raising it's two support arms and ready to extend to put both halves together, and it begins now in order for Elon Musk's presentation in 2 days and the first 65,000ft test launch in just a few weeks!
The trip to Mars one step closer!
Elon Musk today: "Officially a Starship"
After his presentation tomorrow at 6 or 7pm, work will continue to finish quickly in order for the 65,000ft test launch in 3 to 4 weeks!
Our journey to Mars one step closer!
About one hour away from Elon Musk's presentation and official unveiling of Starship MK1, his spaceship to Mars on today's 11th anniversary of SpaceX's historic achievement of being the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to achieve Earth orbit:
11 years ago today (video):
"Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans have structurally mated the first of four RS-25 engines to the core stage for NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket that will help power the first Artemis mission to the Moon.
NASA is working to land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024. The largest and most powerful rocket ever built, the SLS is part of NASA’s backbone for deep space exploration, along with Orion and the Gateway in orbit around the Moon. SLS is the only rocket that can send Orion, astronauts and supplies to the Moon on a single mission.
Link to huge size pic of the entire core stage (pic was too large for C+ to accept):
All 4 engines in!
The SLS is FINALLY looking like a rocket now.
Huge explosion at SpaceX from Starship Mk.1 at Boca Chica facility, TX. I guess the 20km flight and landing test at Christmas aint gonna happen.
… and SpaceX response, LOL
The first SLS core stage for Artemis I, the largest and most powerful rocket ever built, has been loaded onto NASA’s Pegasus barge and will soon depart New Orleans for NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in MS — where it will undergo a comprehensive "Green Run" test series to make sure it's ready to launch NASA’s Orion Spacecraft, and the first woman, towards the Moon!
ALL 4 ENGINES LIT FOR EIGHT MINUTES! 🚀
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Four years ago today, something I thought I would never see in my lifetime... a rocket landing, not only back on Earth, but on a drone ship!
Remember, the Falcon 9 booster is roughly the size of a 12 story building!
… and some video from the drone ship!
From the twitter page of astronaut Karen Nyber, also the wife of astronaut Doug Hurley who, along with Bob Behnken, will be the first astronauts to launch from America since 2011:
"Arriving in Florida with a flyby of your dad’s spaceship on the launch pad... Priceless. #LaunchAmerica #CrewDragon"
Launch is scheduled for Wed.
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Jacques V Oene pics from the launch pad this morning. Click on pics to enlarge.
60% chance (weather)
Pic finally released of the June 24th start of the booster assembly and the beginning of building the largest and most powerful rocket ever built, the SLS, for the Artemis 1 mission.
The first woman on the moon in 2024 (Artemis 3) and our trip to Mars one step closer.
Elon Musk (lower right) at SpaceX launch control room today after a successful launch of 2 humans to space, the rocket booster landing back on a drone ship, flawless dock, a critical (and the most dangerous part of the whole deal) return through the atmosphere, and splash down safely back to America. 🥂
Thank you Russia for having us pay $90 million per seat on a 60's era Soyuz rocket to the space station, but your services are no longer needed.
Tomorrow, Elon plans to launch STARSHIP SN5, our rocket to Mars, to perform a launch to 500 ft, HOVER, and LAND 50 ft. from where it left.
Love the modern control room... just some tables, flat screens, and ethernet cable, LOL
Estimated 5pm ET for STARSHIP SN5 liftoff (that giant tank on the right) and go 500ft... HOVER... and LAND about 50 feet away from where it left!
Our trip to Mars one step closer!
Another attempt today!
THEY DID IT!... HISTORY MADE... AGAIN!
Last night, the Falcon 9 rocket performing a launch AND LAND back on earth for only the 4th time.
Awesome landing starts at 23:00
Video from a fan on the ground:
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