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Falcon 9 launches Dragon with heavy science payload
space news ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jeff Foust

Posted on 08/15/2017 11:19:27 PM PDT by Rabin

SANTA FE, N.M. — A SpaceX Falcon launched a Dragon cargo ship from Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:31 p.m. Eastern Aug. 14 with a pristine payload of physics, chemical and biological research, for the International Space Station. The mission designated SpX-12, will arrive on station early on Aug. 16. The Dragon is carrying 3 ton of cargo for the station, of which nearly 75 percent is science and U S Army, Kestrel Eye.

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TOPICS: Heated Discussion
KEYWORDS: falcon9; spacex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEr9cPpuAx8

Falcon’s spit on a glass door knob smooth lift, delivery, and reusable stage, engine powered, percussion return, spot on, both land and pitch sea plats is truly impressive.

Rab.

1 posted on 08/15/2017 11:19:27 PM PDT by Rabin
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To: Rabin

Those seem to be English words, but that is not an English sentence.


2 posted on 08/15/2017 11:58:32 PM PDT by Enchante (Searching throughout the country for one honest Democrat....)
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To: Enchante

One of Facebook’s AI bots is loose as a Freeper. ;-)


3 posted on 08/16/2017 12:42:53 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR)
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To: Rabin

Watched the launch from my front yard.
Yes, while truly impressive, it was like a toy compared to the Shuttle launches.
Also went to the Space Center a while back and they get you in to a theater for a short film then open the screen and there before you to marvel at and check out is the Shuttle
Atlantis. Truely Amazing.


4 posted on 08/16/2017 2:52:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (President Trump makes obammy look like the punk he is.)
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To: Joe Boucher

My son and I visited the Space Center on his birthday, which happens to be Jan 1st. So we got to see the Atlantis, along with the Space Center’s secular holiday show.

We’re planning another Orlando trip in January (but after his birthday). Of course we will see the Space Center again.


5 posted on 08/16/2017 3:47:32 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Rabin; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Good news .... that will be mostly ignored by Hillary’s ABCNNBCBS press corpse.


6 posted on 08/16/2017 4:19:10 AM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: exDemMom

Not too many touirista traps here in Florida worth seeing but this one certainly is.
Specially if you grew up watching the spaaaace program from the start.,


7 posted on 08/16/2017 9:43:40 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (President Trump makes obammy look like the punk he is.)
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To: Joe Boucher

The Falcon 9 engine launch vehicle alone is an apples and oranges comparison with the shuttle launch system. Add the two extra Falcon first stages in a strap on configuration for something comparable on configuration.

http://www.spacex.com/falcon-heavy

https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/566071main_135_press_kit2.pdf


8 posted on 08/16/2017 1:43:55 PM PDT by Ozark Tom
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