• Space Chat General
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[QUOTE]NASA_Johnson The SpaceX launch team just completed their poll. They are GO for launch. #Dragonlaunch[/QUOTE] Woo!
Needs space music! [video=youtube;D67kmFzSh_o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D67kmFzSh_o[/video]
T - 13:30 now. Still go for launch!
OSM station took a little long to confirm they're ready. COMMENCE PARANOIA.
Less than 10 minutes to go. Things are looking clear.
[QUOTE=Pilotguy97;36013447]OSM station took a little long to confirm they're ready. COMMENCE PARANOIA.[/QUOTE] OSM guy took a little longer than expected in the bathroom. [i]"Guys, I'm back. Did I miss anyth- oh, uh, OSM, check."[/i]
[QUOTE=OvB;36013462]OSM guy took a little longer than expected in the bathroom. [i]"Guys, I'm back. Did I miss anyth- oh, uh, OSM, check."[/i][/QUOTE] Oh god, I just imagined a guy in a SpaceX polo sprinting across a white hallway with shit running down his legs. [editline]19th May 2012[/editline] Oh fuck oh fuck T-1 minute here we go lads.
One minute guys, hurry to the livestream if you haven't already.
There she goes!
Fuck.
Aw hell.
What the fuck was that
Welp.
Damnit
Well crap. I blame the OSM station. I love how a post says "Here we go", followed by streams of disappointment.
I wonder what could have gone wrong?
Maybe they left the parking brakes on. :v:
Apparently the flight computer failed to start.
"Abort on engine 5" [editline]19th May 2012[/editline] Well, looks like I have another all-nighter to look forward to on the 22nd...
Right, high pressure problem in engine 5.
Fuck, why tuesday? I will be in school by then :(
Source for the apparent pressure problems in engine 5? I'm not hearing that at all unless i'm not paying any attention
[QUOTE=Tony;36013635]Source for the apparent pressure problems in engine 5? I'm not hearing that at all unless i'm not paying any attention[/QUOTE] Countdown control was talking about engine five's pressure before.
[QUOTE=Tony;36013635]Source for the apparent pressure problems in engine 5? I'm not hearing that at all unless i'm not paying any attention[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.twitter.com/SpaceflightNow/status/203772446665478144[/url] [editline]19th May 2012[/editline] Elon too: [url]http://www.twitter.com/elonmusk/status/203773618222678016[/url]
Good thing the rocket is clamped down. Imagine if they let it loose with engine 5 having pressure problems.
Ah well. I suppose a shutdown is better than it going out of control/blowing up/whatever would have happened if they'd let it go. They'll be trying again on my birthday.
que awesome hold music.
I just thought that if it would have been a Nasa rocket, wouldn't it already be up in the air by the time of seeing that?
[QUOTE=dije;36013673]I just thought that if it would have been a Nasa rocket, wouldn't it already be up in the air by the time of seeing that?[/QUOTE] No, the Space Shuttle got many histories of launch aborts after main engine ignition. Though, for all rockets with solid boosters, once the boosters are ignited, they cannot be turned off until they burn out.
[quote]There will be a short briefing at 3:30 AM PT / 6:30 AM ET on NASA TV [/quote] EDIT: Just watched the briefing, so yeah definitely confirmed that it was a high pressure in the number 5 engine. Sounds like another attempt will definitely be on the 22nd (they reckon they could totally replace engine #5 in time for the 22nd, if it came to that), and then another opportunity on the 23rd as well if they need to. I'm at fucking uni on the 22nd at that time, so it better not be then. I guess heaps of people will record it though.
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