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Hello patient people! While you're all waiting for me to get off my bum and write something, check out SpaceX's youtube channel. SpaceX, for those of you not yet aware, is a private rocket company owned by Elon Musk (same guy who makes those electric Tesla cars). SpaceX has been the first private rocket company to send a vehicle into earth orbit, the first private company to send equipment and supplies to the International Space Station, and finally, the first to land a first stage orbital booster from from space! Yes, LAND its rockets vertically like in old sci-fi comics and movies -- on the ground, and on a moving barge at sea!

As you might tell, I'm a fan. SpaceX has livestreamed their launches before, but with another coming up in a few hours, I'd thought I'd share! Today's launch is expected at around 2:30 PM pacific time/ 5:30 PM eastern time. The youtube feed has a timer counting down at the moment.

Today's mission launches a nearly 7,000-lb satellite THAICOM-8 into geostationary orbit some 22,400 miles above the equator, or nearly 100X higher up than where the ISS orbits the earth. To achieve the orbital speed needed to get up that high, the 1st stage booster will need to expend nearly all it's fuel, leaving little left over for the landing attempt. The booster will be falling back to earth at about a thousand miles per hour, so SpaceX will have it's work cut out for it trying to land that one!


http://orig13.deviantart.net/13af/f/2016/148/5/5/spacex_barge_landing_1024x576_by_pyre_vulpimorph-da42ue1.png
"X" marks the spot... don't miss! (or crash/explode)  :D



Update: SUCCESS!  :D


First-person view! Coming in hot!!  :wow:

Successful deployment of the communications satellite (the primary mission) and successful landing on the Of Course I Still Love You in the Atlantic ocean!  :happybounce:

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:iconjoeycool1210:
Joeycool1210 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Happy birthday.
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GreenSonic21 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Student Writer
Happy birthday!
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Viktor-Andersen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Happy Birthday! Cheers fella (party)
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Tails-275 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Happy B-Day:cake:
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DarthHayze Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016
Can't wait for the next chap. Keep up the good work!
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supertailsfan123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
can you review my fanfic i need some ideas for future chapters
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Pyre-Vulpimorph Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Hi there.

I'll take a look when I can. :)
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supertailsfan123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
thx
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CentralTails Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think i may speak for all your fans but... do you watch sonic boom?
XD
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Pyre-Vulpimorph Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
I did watch the first 8 episodes or so, but I kinda lost track of it. Dense, wacky, random humor usually doesn't appeal to me that much, though I did think the show had potential. Some episodes were almost too stupid to bear... >_>

I still intend to catch up with the series, though, if only to say I've watched the whole thing. ^^;

How many episodes are there now, anyway? I tried searching for it on Youtube, but finding episodes has been a pain.
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