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Just found this picture while searching about and I remember my dad spending about 6 weeks putting one of these together in secret late in the night just so it would be ready for Xmas morning at the bottom of my bed when I was young.. must have been about 3 feet tall... 

Love ya dad... always something there to remind me.. 

thewoodlanders: “commandmodulepilot: “ NASA’s manned Space Program Launch Vehicles: Redstone to Saturn V. ” I still can’t believe that anyone volunteered to sit on top of these things. Things which had been built by the lowest bidder no less. ;-) ”

 

 

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Simply stunning 

 

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On 23/05/2020 at 12:57, CaaC (John) said:

 

Just over 5 hours left until the launch! Very excited about this! 

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Nasa SpaceX launch set to usher in a new era for human spaceflight

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American space agency (Nasa) astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will create a piece of history on Wednesday when they launch from the Florida coast.

The pair's trip to the International Space Station (ISS) will be made in a rocket and capsule system provided by a private company, SpaceX.

Nasa has traditionally always owned and operated its space vehicles.

But that is a capability it gave up in 2011 when it retired the last of the space shuttles.

The agency now wants to contract out all future crew transportation to low-Earth orbit to the commercial sector.

And assuming Wednesday's flight goes well, this new way of working will be implemented in full.

"We're starting a new era in space; it's an era when space is going to be available to more people than ever before," explained Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

"We envision a future where the low-Earth orbit is entirely commercialised, where Nasa is one customer among many customers, and where we have many providers competing on cost, on innovation and safety."

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Not going ahead tonight due to bad weather :(

Next time to try is this Saturday. 

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Imagine being suited and booted, strapped up, sitting there mentally ready in your head to blast off into Space, only to be fucked about by the weather like that.

Got to be annoying.

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22 minutes ago, Lucas said:

Imagine being suited and booted, strapped up, sitting there mentally ready in your head to blast off into Space, only to be fucked about by the weather like that.

Got to be annoying.

Annoying all right, lying in bed reading a book and l logged in to watch the launch and heard it had been cancelled, I bet you @nudge will be pissed off too. 😥

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1 minute ago, CaaC (John) said:

Annoying all right, lying in bed reading a book and l logged in to watch the launch and heard it had been cancelled, I bet you @nudge will be pissed off too. 😥

It's a regular occurrence so I'm kind of used to it already... but yes, it's definitely annoying nevertheless!

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SpaceX Starship prototype exploded tonight during the fourth static fire test. Watch the video till the end! :o

 

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SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for a second try

Rocket company SpaceX will make a second attempt in the coming hours to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

Their flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday was postponed because of poor weather at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.

Saturday's forecast is not brilliant. The meteorologists say conditions will probably be touch and go again.

The lift-off is scheduled for 15:22 EDT (19:22 GMT; 20:22 BST).

 

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Only 50% chance the launch will be given a go, according to weather models. 

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