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Re: Starship Prototype update

Jonathan Sivier
 

No go for today.

Jonathan


On 12/8/2020 4:33 PM, Jonathan Sivier wrote:
About 2 minutes to go.

Jonathan

On 12/8/2020 4:21 PM, Shaun L. Bill wrote:

Current target for launch is 1630

On 12/08/2020 3:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
WB-57 is air born and bound for Brownsville.
fueling has started.
I am going to make sure I have it up on YouTube.
Best guess at this point is 1545-1600ish.

On 12/08/2020 2:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
NASA WB-57 out of Ellington (Houston) being used to support this.
Currently not slated to take off until 230pm CST.
When that takes off, it should give us a 30-45 minute warning.

On 12/08/2020 1:32 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
prepping for flight now
Nothing before 2pm...probably later

On 12/08/2020 11:36 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
exactly what I meant

On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?

On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact.

On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.

On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf83yzzme2I <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf83yzzme2I> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf83yzzme2I <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf83yzzme2I>>
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think


Re: Starship Prototype update

Jonathan Sivier
 

About 2 minutes to go.

Jonathan


On 12/8/2020 4:21 PM, Shaun L. Bill wrote:
Current target for launch is 1630
On 12/08/2020 3:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
WB-57 is air born and bound for Brownsville.
fueling has started.
I am going to make sure I have it up on YouTube.
Best guess at this point is 1545-1600ish.
On 12/08/2020 2:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
NASA WB-57 out of Ellington (Houston) being used to support this.
Currently not slated to take off until 230pm CST.
When that takes off, it should give us a 30-45 minute warning.
On 12/08/2020 1:32 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
prepping for flight now
Nothing before 2pm...probably later
On 12/08/2020 11:36 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
exactly what I meant
On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact.
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf83yzzme2I <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf83yzzme2I>
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think


Re: Starship Prototype update

Shaun L. Bill
 

Current target for launch is 1630

On 12/08/2020 3:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
WB-57 is air born and bound for Brownsville.
fueling has started.
I am going to make sure I have it up on YouTube.
Best guess at this point is 1545-1600ish.
On 12/08/2020 2:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
NASA WB-57 out of Ellington (Houston) being used to support this.
Currently not slated to take off until 230pm CST.
When that takes off, it should give us a 30-45 minute warning.
On 12/08/2020 1:32 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
prepping for flight now
Nothing before 2pm...probably later
On 12/08/2020 11:36 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
exactly what I meant
On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


new L2 exam

Gary Slater
 

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Re: Starship Prototype update

Shaun L. Bill
 

WB-57 is air born and bound for Brownsville.
fueling has started.
I am going to make sure I have it up on YouTube.
Best guess at this point is 1545-1600ish.

On 12/08/2020 2:23 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
NASA WB-57 out of Ellington (Houston) being used to support this.
Currently not slated to take off until 230pm CST.
When that takes off, it should give us a 30-45 minute warning.
On 12/08/2020 1:32 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
prepping for flight now
Nothing before 2pm...probably later
On 12/08/2020 11:36 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
exactly what I meant
On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: Starship Prototype update

steven dramstad
 
Edited

He gave the Falcon Heavy launch a 50% chance of success. Was calling it a success if it didn’t take out the launch pad……

 

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From: Gary Slater
Sent: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 11:19 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: Re: [cia-rocketry] Starship Prototype update

 

Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  

 

On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:

 

 

Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 

On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:

 

 

Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.

On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:

 

 

SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:

 

 

only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think

 

 

 


Re: Starship Prototype update

Shaun L. Bill
 

NASA WB-57 out of Ellington (Houston) being used to support this.
Currently not slated to take off until 230pm CST.
When that takes off, it should give us a 30-45 minute warning.

On 12/08/2020 1:32 PM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
prepping for flight now
Nothing before 2pm...probably later
On 12/08/2020 11:36 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
exactly what I meant
On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: Starship Prototype update

Shaun L. Bill
 

prepping for flight now
Nothing before 2pm...probably later

On 12/08/2020 11:36 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
exactly what I meant
On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: Starship Prototype update

Gary Slater
 

exactly what I meant

On 12/08/2020 11:33 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: Starship Prototype update

Shaun L. Bill
 

Lowered Expectations!

On 12/08/2020 11:19 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 
On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: Starship Prototype update

Gary Slater
 

Would that be Elon's way of saying, without saying, he doesn't expect it to go well?  
 

On 12/08/2020 11:15 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 
On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Starship Prototype update

Shaun L. Bill
 

Looks like flight window opens about 2pm.
Because this is a prototype test, Elon estimates maybe 1/3 chance of getting SN8 back intact. 

On 12/08/2020 10:51 AM Shaun L. Bill <slbill@...> wrote:
 
 
Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.
On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: spacex

Shaun L. Bill
 

Nothing immediately imminent.
Pad is clear and some venting is taking place but Remove Before Flight" items still in place.

On 12/08/2020 9:53 AM Gary Slater <gws77@...> wrote:
 
 
SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


spacex

Gary Slater
 

SpaceX Starship set to begin live coverage in a few minutes:
 
 
only scheduled for a 12.5 km flight but with landing of the rocket too I think
 


Re: RIP Chuck Yeager, 1923-2020

Greg Smith
 

Oops, Monday.

 

- GDS

 

 

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io [mailto:cia-rocketry@groups.io] On Behalf Of Greg Smith
Sent: Tuesday, December 08, 2020 3:05 AM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] RIP Chuck Yeager, 1923-2020

 

Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, 97, passed away just before 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 7.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/us/chuck-yeager-death/index.html

 

- GDS

 

 


RIP Chuck Yeager, 1923-2020

Greg Smith
 

Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager, 97, passed away just before 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, December 7.

 

https://www.cnn.com/2020/12/07/us/chuck-yeager-death/index.html

 

- GDS

 

 


Re: End of an icon

Greg Ziegler
 

Yes, this is the facility featured prominently in Contact, one of my wife's favorite movies. I like it a lot, too. Very quotable.

Greg Ziegler


On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 4:35:24 PM CST, John Robbins via groups.io <john.robbins@...> wrote:


Was this in the movie Contact?    One of my favs.

 

John

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Smith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:06 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] End of an icon

 

Think Secure. This email is from an external source.

The Arecibo radio telescope collapsed completely on Tuesday morning, after a few months of increasingly dire news about its condition:

 

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/the-arecibo-telescope-has-collapsed/

 

- GDS

 

 


Re: End of an icon

John Robbins
 

Was this in the movie Contact?    One of my favs.

 

John

 

From: cia-rocketry@groups.io <cia-rocketry@groups.io> On Behalf Of Greg Smith via groups.io
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 4:06 PM
To: cia-rocketry@groups.io
Subject: [cia-rocketry] End of an icon

 

Think Secure. This email is from an external source.

The Arecibo radio telescope collapsed completely on Tuesday morning, after a few months of increasingly dire news about its condition:

 

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/the-arecibo-telescope-has-collapsed/

 

- GDS

 

 


End of an icon

Greg Smith
 

The Arecibo radio telescope collapsed completely on Tuesday morning, after a few months of increasingly dire news about its condition:

 

https://skyandtelescope.org/astronomy-news/the-arecibo-telescope-has-collapsed/

 

- GDS

 

 


Re: Tuesday meeting on Zoom #Meeting #VirtualEvent

M
 

Wish I could attend… Our Model club has a ZOOM the same evening..

 

If that changes count me in!

 

Be safe all!

 

Mike Z

 

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Subject: [Special] [cia-rocketry] Tuesday meeting on Zoom #Meeting #VirtualEvent

 

Here is the Zoom invitation for Tuesday's meeting.

Note that participants will enter via a waiting room once approved, and your microphone and video will be muted when you first enter.

Please let me know if you have questions, and I'll do my best to get you going.

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Subject: [Special] [cia-rocketry] Tuesday meeting on Zoom #Meeting #VirtualEvent

Our meeting on Tuesday, December 1 will be held on Zoom. Everyone is invited to join us. Details on how to participate will be posted sometime before the meeting. The topic for our December meeting is our Annual Wrapup. This is a chance to share what you have been working on this year and any rocketry adventures you may have had. It's been a strange year so I hope everyone will join us to catch up on what everyone has been up to.

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