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[*] posted on 6-10-2019 at 08:30 AM
Sixty years ago....


There were a few satellites in orbit, but no astronauts yet! Partly because the swamp cooler of that era didn't really do much for the back bedroom where my brothers and I slept, my mom let us set up beds in the back yard and 'sky watch' on hot summer nights!

In addition to satellites, we were surrounded by air force bases, so we saw a lot of things that I still can't explain, but that discussion would be going way off topic.

One night my older brother woke me up claiming that he saw a rocket blow up! The kid next door had joined us that night, so he sided with me in ridiculing my brother's hallucination/dream, and we went back to sleep.

Son of a gun, the next day's news was talking about a failed launch from Vandenberg (which we were not aware even existed) and some how, he saw it! We were far north of there in Nevada County at the time, so either the rocket was way off course, or remote viewing is possible!




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[*] posted on 6-10-2019 at 11:16 AM


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Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
I might try to watch that. I keep missing all the other launches although they seem to reschedule them endlessly.

Bubba, I’m central coast too😊


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Where do you watch from Bubba?


I'm a GC so sometimes my work coincides with a project I may be doing in Lompoc, if it does then it's awesome. But I have also watched them from Pismo, Nipomo and AG if there is no Marine layer. I have some video of one I took from Nipomo last year at about 5-6 am, still pretty dark out, no Marine layer but it was still pretty spectacular from that distance. I will see if I can post it here.




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[*] posted on 6-10-2019 at 11:22 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Bubba  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Quote: Originally posted by Bubba  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
I might try to watch that. I keep missing all the other launches although they seem to reschedule them endlessly.

Bubba, I’m central coast too😊


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Where do you watch from Bubba?


I'm a GC so sometimes my work coincides with a project I may be doing in Lompoc, if it does then it's awesome. But I have also watched them from Pismo, Nipomo and AG if there is no Marine layer. I have some video of one I took from Nipomo last year at about 5-6 am, still pretty dark out, no Marine layer but it was still pretty spectacular from that distance. I will see if I can post it here.

Thank you. I was thinking Pismo would be a good place to watch from but the marine layer does throw a wrench in it.
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[*] posted on 6-11-2019 at 11:43 AM


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A little off topic but same ballpark..

I was offered and rejected a Vandenberg Rocket Inspector job.
I think we were still McDonnell Douglas at the time.
I visited the Delta 2 launch pad.
It's on a bluff 100 yards or so from the Ocean. A half hour drive from the Base Gate.
I could hear sea lions barking on the rocks below
An incredibly remote and beautiful place.
An alarm went off while I was there and something had a hydrozine gas leak while they were running a launch simulation.
All the engineers came running out of the buildings and we all had to evacuate to a perimeter.
I would have been up on the Rocket in the gantry enclosure checking for leaks... probably in a pressure line air mask and with a sniffer...
I was escorted back to my car by the QA boss and told him I'd think about...

It was cool but I made the right decision to ride out Long Beach and was blessed with a transfer to Everett Wa on the Boring 777-300ER.
I would have been layed off from the Rocket job probably with no place to go.
And I had it made at Long Beach having been there over 20 years.




[Edited on 6-11-2019 by fishbuck]


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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 06:33 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Quote: Originally posted by Bubba  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Quote: Originally posted by Bubba  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
I might try to watch that. I keep missing all the other launches although they seem to reschedule them endlessly.

Bubba, I’m central coast too😊


Gods Country!


Where do you watch from Bubba?


I'm a GC so sometimes my work coincides with a project I may be doing in Lompoc, if it does then it's awesome. But I have also watched them from Pismo, Nipomo and AG if there is no Marine layer. I have some video of one I took from Nipomo last year at about 5-6 am, still pretty dark out, no Marine layer but it was still pretty spectacular from that distance. I will see if I can post it here.

Thank you. I was thinking Pismo would be a good place to watch from but the marine layer does throw a wrench in it.



Yes, Pismo is always touch and go




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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 06:35 AM


https://ksby.com/news/local-news/2019/06/11/spacex-falcon-9-...



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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 07:02 AM


7:17 is 15 min away!

https://www.spacex.com/webcast

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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 07:07 AM


7 mins countdown



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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 07:12 AM


Nice fishbuck, looks like you had a great career.
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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 07:39 AM
Launch Photos from Live Covearge


In these 5 images are:
1) Launch, above the fog bank
2) View looking down from rocket
3) same view
4) Split screen, stage 1 dropping back to Vandenburg/ stage 2 engine
5) Stage 1 camera nearing fog/ air based camera as stage 1 drops to a perfect landing...

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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 05:45 PM


I guess you had to be there...? lol



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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 06:29 PM


Great pics of Earth. Thinking of sending them to my flat earther friend, lol


[Edited on 6-13-2019 by Mother of Dragons]
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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 07:01 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Great pics of Earth. Thinking of sending them to my flat earther friend, lol


[Edited on 6-13-2019 by Mother of Dragons]


I'm in Houston right now and missed it all but make sure to let your flat earther friend know they can buy hand held lasers at HD that mark measurements down to the inch so if they hear it go beep beep, just turn around. God bless their lil heart. lol




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[*] posted on 6-12-2019 at 07:17 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Great pics of Earth. Thinking of sending them to my flat earther friend, lol


[Edited on 6-13-2019 by Mother of Dragons]



The earth is not flat like a tortilla. It is more like a pizza with a thick crust that keeps all the water from running off the edge. All the continents and islands are like extra toppings! :yes:




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[*] posted on 6-13-2019 at 07:10 AM


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Great pics of Earth. Thinking of sending them to my flat earther friend, lol


[Edited on 6-13-2019 by Mother of Dragons]


I'm in Houston right now and missed it all but make sure to let your flat earther friend know they can buy hand held lasers at HD that mark measurements down to the inch so if they hear it go beep beep, just turn around. God bless their lil heart. lol

Oh there’s no changing her mind. She sends me pictures of lakes all the time to prove to me that flat lake photo equals flat earth.
We watched Behind the Curve, it’s on Netflix, and they set up a laser experiment that failed.
I’m open to discussing her theories(no gravity, fluoride is a crime against humanity, no moon landing, world is ruled by satanists(mostly true), the powers that be are starting the wildfires, no global warming, chem trails...etc...) with her but I don’t believe most of them.

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[*] posted on 6-13-2019 at 07:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by AKgringo  
Quote: Originally posted by Mother of Dragons  
Great pics of Earth. Thinking of sending them to my flat earther friend, lol


[Edited on 6-13-2019 by Mother of Dragons]



The earth is not flat like a tortilla. It is more like a pizza with a thick crust that keeps all the water from running off the edge. All the continents and islands are like extra toppings! :yes:


She says there is an ice wall going around the flat earth holding the water in.
I showed her a pic of The Wall from Game of Thrones and she said that was exactly what she imagines.
Maybe the flat earthers watched GOT and got the idea?
If they include dragons into their theory then I’m switching teams.
The Wall


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