Tesla Manned Rocket Launch

So far it looks like a go. I think the launch is scheduled for 3:22.

Posted by: Ace at 03:15 PM




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1 3:15

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:16 PM (1g7ch)

2 Sorry

t - 6:000

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:16 PM (1g7ch)

3 This is exciting!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:17 PM (+7yf7)

4 Thanks, Ace! T minus 5.

Relatively unannoying commentary on feed here:

https://tinyurl.com/y739nj4v

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:18 PM (qtcsy)

5 Yay!

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:18 PM (LxTcq)

6 I happened to be watching the same feed Ace linked.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (+7yf7)

7 Godspeed, astronauts!

Posted by: kathysaysso at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (nNo7P)

8 Where is Trump?

Top of the Vehicle Assembly Building?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (1g7ch)

9 Didn't realize it was manned, prayers for those guys.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (royi5)

10 weather looks good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (85Gof)

11 'merica!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (+b1ew)

12 USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (+7yf7)

13
Anyone else worried about the president's hair?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (8lLxM)

14 Capsule would be more stylish if it was slightly larger than the rocket below.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (1g7ch)

15 My BIL works at NASA. Does fluid dynamics testing on this bad boy.

Family ties!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (+b1ew)

16 2:25 and counting

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (85Gof)

17 God protect this mission.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (KfYBd)

18 13
Anyone else worried about the president's hair?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile


We're more concerned with your brain.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:20 PM (royi5)

19 9 long years

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (+7yf7)

20 I wish PDT and VP Pence would not be in public together. Can you say Pres Pelosi?

Posted by: Dingbat at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (bekwp)

21
Looters are trying to steal the rocket.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (8lLxM)

22 1,671,154 watching now

on one feed!

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (qtcsy)

23 8 Where is Trump?

Top of the Vehicle Assembly Building?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:19 PM (1g7ch)


Roof of an office building not far from the VAB.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (AMIL/)

24 I'm excited

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (85Gof)

25 1:30

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (+b1ew)

26 Have not watched a launch in a good long while. I think Challenger in 4th grade made me gun shy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (A5zUN)

27 Go with God, guys.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (qtcsy)

28 Here we go! T-Minus One minute

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (+7yf7)

29 One min

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (+b1ew)

30 under a minute

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (85Gof)

31 We are armed.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (+b1ew)

32 Let's light this candle!

Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (ZLI7S)

33 I'm actually kind of excited. We're a great country and we should be doing great things.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (Wm5SB)

34 Godspeed

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (+7yf7)

35 Go for launch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:22 PM (+b1ew)

36 1st?

Posted by: Serious Cat at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (zqs/f)

37 God speed, boys

God Bless the USA!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (+b1ew)

38 Good luck guys. Walk with God.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (A5zUN)

39 Lift off!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (wiXsO)

40 batteries to power


turbines to speed

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (oVJmc)

41 WOOT!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (QMly8)

42 The previous launch was the space shuttle in ?1992? is that right?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (LxTcq)

43 Just thinking of rickl.....fingers crossed......

Godspeed, all!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (GDpRb)

44 "Godspeed, Bob and Doug!"

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (qtcsy)

45 The whole street can hear me LOL

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (+7yf7)

46 All nominal!

Sweet launch

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:24 PM (+b1ew)

47 rickl - thinking of you

Posted by: grammie winger at May 30, 2020 03:24 PM (lwiT4)

48

Rickl smiles.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 30, 2020 03:24 PM (w3OLr)

49 Vehicle is supersonic.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:24 PM (v0qEa)

50 America, fuck yea!

Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 03:24 PM (ZLI7S)

51 2.3 Gs

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:25 PM (+b1ew)

52 How . Fucking. Cool.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:25 PM (+7yf7)

53 rickl - thinking of you
Posted by: grammie winger


It just got dusty in here.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:25 PM (v0qEa)

54 Mach 4

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:25 PM (+b1ew)

55
That rocket-cam is spectacular.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:25 PM (8lLxM)

56 Awesome. The feed posted in the sidebar is really cool with speed and altitude.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (A5zUN)

57 I can see the curve of the earth, you flat earth morons.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (+b1ew)

58 'merica! Fuck Yeah!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (+7yf7)

59 We have separation.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (v0qEa)

60 Great stuff

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (85Gof)

61 Look at that engine glow!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (+b1ew)

62 57 I can see the curve of the earth, you flat earth morons.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (+b1ew)

Yeah, well, they want you to see that.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (qtcsy)

63 Fuck yeah! Nominal, nominal, nominal!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (ExV1e)

64 Still amazing stuff.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (royi5)

65 God I hope they aren't using Windows 10

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (+b1ew)

66 Green chicks, we have green chicks

Posted by: Bob & Doug at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (oVJmc)

67 Those rocketcams are amazing

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (+7yf7)

68 Awesome. The feed posted in the sidebar is really cool with speed and altitude.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:26 PM (A5zUN)


I like the timeline progress bar

Posted by: hogmartin at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (t+qrx)

69 over almost 5000 mph - totally incredible!

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (GDpRb)

70 Hey, Bob and Doug, say sump'n.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (qtcsy)

71 48
Rickl smiles.
Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 30, 2020 03:24 PM (w3OLr)
----------------------------------
He's got the best view!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (M/9m0)

72 I feel like I am back in Grammer School

dating myself?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (85Gof)

73 Yes, thinking of rickl, too, grammie.

Posted by: fly gal at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (6CtMt)

74 Somebody tell Putin the price for his launch services just went down. Damn shame.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (Wm5SB)

75 God protect them!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (M/9m0)

76 This is so cool.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (KfYBd)

77 11000 kph

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (QMly8)

78 Booster on its way down to land on barge.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (1g7ch)

79 Are the telsa's made in America?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (85Gof)

80 I feel like I am back in Grammer School

dating myself?



I didn't date myself until Jr. High

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (oVJmc)

81
200 km?

What's that, 130 miles?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (8lLxM)

82 Booster on its way down to land on barge.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (1g7ch)


Now they're just showing off

Posted by: hogmartin at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (t+qrx)

83 76 This is so cool.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (KfYBd)

Isn't it?!

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (OzQGF)

84 42 The previous launch was the space shuttle in ?1992? is that right?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (LxTcq)


Last Shuttle launch was July 2011, STS-135. I was there. I was lucky enough to see the first and last Shuttle launches.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (AMIL/)

85 We are all thinking of rickl today!!!!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)

86 8 Booster on its way down to land on barge.
Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (1g7ch

Pretty cool, huh?


Although we were promised flying cars by now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (+b1ew)

87 can still hear the rumble here.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:29 PM (1g7ch)

88 I'd love to see a launch in person.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (royi5)

89 72 I feel like I am back in Grammer School

dating myself?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:27 PM (85Gof)

Aetius451AD dated himself, here:

26 Have not watched a launch in a good long while. I think Challenger in 4th grade made me gun shy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (A5zUN)

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (qtcsy)

90 They said earlier it's been 9 years

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (+7yf7)

91 When Shepard and Glenn went into space I was 8 or so.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (85Gof)

92 Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (NWiLs)

93 79 Are the telsa's made in America?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:28 PM (85Gof)

There are factories in the US, one opened in China last year and I think one slated for Germany.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (Wm5SB)

94 Booster on its way down to land on barge.
Posted by: Burnt Toast


That's the coolest. The fact that we can recover them like that.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:31 PM (v0qEa)

95 Maybe rickl's sister is checking in with us.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:31 PM (qtcsy)

96 26 Have not watched a launch in a good long while. I think Challenger in 4th grade made me gun shy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (A5zUN)
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (qtcsy)

Lol. No shit.

That was a bad day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:31 PM (A5zUN)

97 24k mile per hour.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (+b1ew)

98 ugh. masks.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (+7yf7)

99 Yeah, I saw both shuttle disasters live.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (+b1ew)

100 Holy shit with the booster landing.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (royi5)

101 That was as cool as watching a Saturn V. I never got as wiggly about the space bus.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (gd9RK)

102 27000 kph
198 k alt

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (QMly8)

103 Perfect landing!!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (+b1ew)

104 Stage one down.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (oVJmc)

105 Sweet landing.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (+7yf7)

106 And the booster came home!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (gd9RK)

107 Tell me they've got tuques on under the helmets.

Posted by: DaveA at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (FhXTo)

108 This is amazing. I remember both challengers, in my 20's.

Nailed the landing.

Posted by: Infidel at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (jNOXa)

109 First stage landing was super fast, but the video cut out unfortunately.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:34 PM (LxTcq)

110 Break out the beer and back bacon, eh!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 30, 2020 03:34 PM (aKsyK)

111 They brought a blow up dragon with them,
but it got away.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:34 PM (1g7ch)

112 The astronauts, if something goes wrong, have the option of landing in Ireland or crashing in the ocean, they've chosen the ocean.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:34 PM (royi5)

113 And second stage separation.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (v0qEa)

114 So cool!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (wiXsO)

115 96 26 Have not watched a launch in a good long while. I think Challenger in 4th grade made me gun shy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (A5zUN)
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:30 PM (qtcsy)

Lol. No shit.

That was a bad day.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:31 PM (A5zUN)

I went outside to look at the smoke in the sky post-explosion. Very surreal.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (NWiLs)

116 Ok, the shot of NASA is not as cool as the stuff from the Apollo days.

Looks like an insurance firm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (A5zUN)

117

Weird how the landing ship camera went dead and then all of a sudden the first stage was there!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (aKsyK)

118 Dragon has separated

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (+7yf7)

119 rickl Has a GREAT view

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 30, 2020 03:35 PM (qne3Q)

120 That vid of the separation is do smooth it looks fake.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (1g7ch)

121 Are they going to dig for clams when they get to the space station?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (2DOZq)

122 Hats off to the folks at SpaceX.

Huge hurdle over.

Next one will be commercial travel

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (+b1ew)

123 I bet Musk is breaking out the hookers and blow.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (A5zUN)

124 the live feed is amazing

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (eMtQa)

125 Don't know why I'm teary eyed.

Posted by: Infidel at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (jNOXa)

126 That landing ship sure has a stupid name.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (aKsyK)

127 America! Fuck Yeah!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (NgKpN)

128 The astronauts, if something goes wrong, have the option of landing in Ireland or crashing in the ocean, they've chosen the ocean.
Posted by: Dr Spank


Hmmmm. Ocean or Ireland. Tough call.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (v0qEa)

129 Anybody know if they deorbit the second stage or just let it decay?

Posted by: hogmartin at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (t+qrx)

130 I bet when they get to ISS they find it's been looted.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (oVJmc)

131 16777 mph and 125 miles altitude.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (LxTcq)

132 Yes! Fantastic job, SpaceX. Bravo and well done!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (+7yf7)

133 MAGA

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (85Gof)

134 Bob and/or Doug are chatting with the ground crew.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (qtcsy)

135 No way NASA allows a free floating dinosaur

Posted by: Jean at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (B7KlG)

136 What is the girl repeating?


" Of course I still love you" ?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (JFe9H)

137 Missed it didn't I

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (ZCEU2)

138 Where does that stage fall or does it stay in orbit?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (2DOZq)

139 101 That was as cool as watching a Saturn V. I never got as wiggly about the space bus.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 30, 2020 03:33 PM (gd9RK)

Still not as good as Saturn 3. 1980 Farrah Fawcett was worth watching.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (Wm5SB)

140 Infidel - me too- very emotional.

Posted by: misslurk'ette at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (GDpRb)

141 26 Have not watched a launch in a good long while. I think Challenger in 4th grade made me gun shy.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:21 PM (A5zUN)

I was on leave headed to my submarine. Radio woke me up with the news. My first thought was 'that's not funny' then I saw the TV.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (ExV1e)

142 Exciting. It's still exciting.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (1fg6a)

143 Ok, the shot of NASA is not as cool as the stuff from the Apollo days.

Looks like an insurance firm.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


Wearing khakis?

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (v0qEa)

144 125 Don't know why I'm teary eyed.
Posted by: Infidel at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (jNOXa)

I am too.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (OzQGF)

145
Hey, Bob and Doug, say sump'n.


"Take off, you hosers."

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (JFe9H)

146 125 Don't know why I'm teary eyed.

9 long years. And we needed this right now more than ever. The whole street heard me and my buddy cheering over here, A few cocktails have been had LOL.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (+7yf7)

147 Next step, vertical landing the return crew

Posted by: Jean at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (B7KlG)

148 I bet when they get to ISS they find it's been looted.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (oVJmc)

Sigh

I just got a message about caution and rioting in the DC North VA Area...

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (85Gof)

149 That landing ship sure has a stupid name.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (aKsyK)


They're from Iain M. Banks stories.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (t+qrx)

150 138 Where does that stage fall or does it stay in orbit?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (2DOZq

I believe that one burns up on teen try

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (+b1ew)

151 So fucking cool.

I remember watching every second, on a cheap small TV with rabbit ears, of Armstrong's epic stepdown, right before my 25th birthday.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (+fPHo)

152 America! Fuck Yeah!
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (NgKpN)


American semi-capitalism Fuck yeah !!!

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (2DOZq)

153
" Of course I still love you" ?

Posted by: deplorable unperson


That's the name of the thing.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (8lLxM)

154 Renetry.

Teen try??

Fuck me, autocucumber. Be better.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (+b1ew)

155 142 Exciting. It's still exciting.
Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (1fg6a)

It is. This is a nice group of people to be watching this with.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (qtcsy)

156 99 Yeah, I saw both shuttle disasters live.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:32 PM (+b1ew)


Ughhh.

I was in a mission support room in the Houston Mission Control Center (MCC) for Columbia entry. A bad frickin' morning. No one knew what had happened until a minute or two after it happened - people watching CNN at home called the Flight Director and others in MCC, and they passed the word on the internal voice loops.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (AMIL/)

157 Wish they'd use their names. All I hear in my head is Bob and Doug Mackenzie. But this is an American flight, dammit!

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (1fg6a)

158 If the dude or the lady had an 'America, Fuck Yeah!' t-shirt, I'd riot if people had problems with it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (A5zUN)

159 Damnit! Why didn't you people remind me the launch was today?!

Posted by: Weasel at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (MVjcR)

160 Congrats SpaceX!!!!! Very well done!

Posted by: Muad'dib at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (M5nId)

161 SPAAAACCCEEEE Truckers!!

Posted by: AFlyingSQRL at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (/YCqF)

162 What is the girl repeating?


" Of course I still love you" ?

Posted by: deplorable unperson


I believe it's the recovery process of the stages.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (v0qEa)

163 What nobody knows is they brought rocks and bricks and are going to start a riot at the space station

Posted by: DBCooper at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (y1Mvi)

164 Bob and Doug. Sounds like realtors.

Posted by: grammie winger at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (lwiT4)

165 Ok, the shot of NASA is not as cool as the stuff from the Apollo days.

Looks like an insurance firm.



The rest of the week it's a Geico call center.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (oVJmc)

166 That landing ship sure has a stupid name.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (aKsyK)

They're from Iain M. Banks stories.
Posted by: hogmartin at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (t+qrx)


https://tinyurl.com/ycpnoepw

Posted by: hogmartin at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (t+qrx)

167 That was pretty cool, good to see the US do things again.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (r+sAi)

168 I want to thank President Obama for making this happen. Thank You Sir and don't let that idiot Trump take credit for what you did.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (qM84C)

169 Still not as good as Saturn 3. 1980 Farrah Fawcett was worth watching.


That needs a remastering and the Criterion Collection treatment. My copy is a pretty poor transfer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (gd9RK)

170 I've got your landing for you!

Watch thish!

Posted by: DistHillary at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (rDq8D)

171 That landing ship sure has a stupid name.


I would have called it the 'LD Barge.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (oVJmc)

172 152 America! Fuck Yeah!
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:36 PM (NgKpN)


American semi-capitalism Fuck yeah !!!
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:38 PM (2DOZq)

Next up?

A mission to the moon, to go steal the car left up there.

Heard its got the keys in it.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (NgKpN)

173 I will forgive a lot of Elon's nonsense coz of this

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (QMly8)

174 That's the name of the thing.

Posted by: Soothsayer



Got it, thank you!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (JFe9H)

175 SPAAAACCCEEEE Truckers!!
Posted by: AFlyingSQRL


♪You picked a fine time to leave me Lucille, ♫

Space Country 8 Track.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (v0qEa)

176 135 No way NASA allows a free floating dinosaur
Posted by: Jean at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (B7KlG)

One of the Gemini astronauts smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (Wm5SB)

177 159 Damnit! Why didn't you people remind me the launch was today?!
Posted by: Weasel at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (MVjcR)

I forgot, too. I just happened to finish cleaning and sit down and turn the TV on at about T-minus 5:00.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (OzQGF)

178 A space launch, race riots, a pandemic - it's the summer of 69 but without the great soundtrack

Posted by: just here for the jokes at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (Izzlo)

179 Jesus, these kids are annoying. Put some real old-school engineers on the broadcast.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (1fg6a)

180 I was sweeping out a UPS trailer when the Challenger went down. No longer felt sorry for myself.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (2DOZq)

181 Bob and Doug's excellent adventure!

Posted by: Jaxso at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (mx7nO)

182
I remember watching every second, on a cheap small TV with rabbit ears, of Armstrong's epic stepdown, right before my 25th birthday.
Posted by: Les Kinetic

So much this. I was but a twee one. It was so inspiring. Now the yutes just want to destroy.

Posted by: Infidel at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (jNOXa)

183 Bob and Doug. Sounds like realtors.
Posted by: grammie winger



Bob & Ted's Great Adventure

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (v0qEa)

184 159 Damnit! Why didn't you people remind me the launch was today?!
Posted by: Weasel at May 30, 2020 03:39 PM (MVjcR)

Sorry, Weasel.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (qtcsy)

185 It is a bit early and I have not eaten anything, but the bourbon is broken out.

To Bob and Doug. To Tesla. To NASA. To America. To Rickl.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (A5zUN)

186 Better to have the "kids" here and then burnin' down their a poor neighborhood.

Posted by: Jaxso at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (mx7nO)

187 8 A space launch, race riots, a pandemic - it's the summer of 69 but without the great soundtrack
Posted by: just here for the jokes at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (Izzlo


Weird, the parallels.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (+b1ew)

188 Take Off!

To the Great White North!

Take Off!

It's a Beauty Way To Go.


Bob and Doug have come a long way, eh?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (JFe9H)

189 I was out doing yard stuff not paying attention to the time.

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (ZCEU2)

190 USA! USA! USA!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (u82oZ)

191 Jesus, these kids are annoying. Put some real old-school engineers on the broadcast.
Posted by: t-bird


Gene Krantz FTW!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (v0qEa)

192 Heard its got the keys in it.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (NgKpN)

Going to replace it with a Tesla.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (2DOZq)

193 Between staring down Gavin Gruesome on reopening the Tesla plant, the "take the red pill" Tweet and now, most especially this, Elon's the man, in my book. Past transgressions forgiven.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (+7yf7)

194 That was the coolest thing I've seen in ages. And the main engine landing smack dab on target - wow!

Posted by: all doubt removed at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (S2eH9)

195 WOOHOO!

It's like being in third grade watching John Glenn launch.

I forgot to go to school.

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (HFddz)

196 136 What is the girl repeating?


" Of course I still love you" ?

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:37 PM (JFe9H)

It's the name of the barge the rocket landed on.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (NWiLs)

197 179 Jesus, these kids are annoying. Put some real old-school engineers on the broadcast.
Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (1fg6a)

It's all the excited hand-waving-around that's extra dumb.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (qtcsy)

198 Don't you blame us, Weasel!


Put down the 50 cal sometime and get your ass in here!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (+b1ew)

199 Jesus, these kids are annoying. Put some real old-school engineers on the broadcast.


Buzz cuts, slide rules, and short-sleeve shirts with ties.


And slide rules!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

200 The alternative name for the landing ship was Sum Ting Wong.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (royi5)

201 If I had a barge, I'd name her Elle.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (NWiLs)

202 Also slide rules!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

203 So happy! After these last few months and the last few days, it's wonderful to feel pure joy.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (Vf4Y7)

204 185 It is a bit early and I have not eaten anything, but the bourbon is broken out. 

To Bob and Doug. To Tesla. To NASA. To America. To Rickl



Yes!! To America and to Rickl.

Posted by: Floridachick at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (b4W0h)

205 199 Jesus, these kids are annoying. Put some real old-school engineers on the broadcast.


Buzz cuts, slide rules, and short-sleeve shirts with ties.


And slide rules!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

And Camel non-filters.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (NWiLs)

206 Still the top search result for 'Cadillac Commercial on youtube.

https://tinyurl.com/y4tkarb4

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (A5zUN)

207 Weird, the parallels.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (+b1ew)

It really is. Maybe we're in a strange time loop. Would explain why I still don't have my flying car.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (2DOZq)

208 Back when Mission Control wasn't non-smoking.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (oVJmc)

209 Its been a long time from watching Alan Shepard on that b&w roundish screen motorola tv.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (WQZ1O)

210 It's, uh, uh...um...it's a...it's such uh ah...it's a shame the SpaceX crew is not a diverse crew. And that our Muslim community is uh...is not represented. America has a long way to go.

Posted by: Barry O'Fuckstick at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (6CtMt)

211 205 199 Jesus, these kids are annoying. Put some real old-school engineers on the broadcast.


Buzz cuts, slide rules, and short-sleeve shirts with ties.


And slide rules!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (oVJmc)

And Camel non-filters.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:44 PM (NWiLs


We were cooler then.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (+b1ew)

212 192 Heard its got the keys in it.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (NgKpN)

Going to replace it with a Tesla.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (2DOZq)

Why? Its already battery powered.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (NgKpN)

213 Kids, haha. Where are the short sleeved white shirts with the skinny black ties, black glasses and pocket protectors?

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (PHxng)

214 Jesus, these kids are annoying.

Yeah but millennials feeling the excitement of the launch and sensing the history makes it okay.


For me.


Not depressed now.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (JFe9H)

215 "A space launch, race riots, a pandemic - it's the summer of 69 but without the great soundtrack"

Only thing missing is a massive four-day rock festival in the middle of some cornfield.... it would have to be socially distanced, of course.

Posted by: Secret Square at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (9WuX0)

216 >>If I had a barge, I'd name her Elle.

Elle de Barge?

Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (ZLI7S)

217 It's, uh, uh...um...it's a...it's such uh ah...it's a shame the SpaceX crew is not a diverse crew. And that our Muslim community is uh...is not represented. America has a long way to go.


Some knob commenter from NASA gave the 'kumbaya' message already.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (oVJmc)

218 Heard its got the keys in it.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:40 PM (NgKpN)

Going to replace it with a Tesla.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:43 PM (2DOZq)

Why? Its already battery powered.
Posted by: Romeo13


Batteries are dead.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (v0qEa)

219 216 >>If I had a barge, I'd name her Elle.

Elle de Barge?
Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (ZLI7S)

*touches nose*
*points*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (NWiLs)

220 213 Kids, haha. Where are the short sleeved white shirts with the skinny black ties, black glasses and pocket protectors?
Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (PHxng)

I've got the buzzcut.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (A5zUN)

221 How much longer until the 1st stage lands?

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (VcFUs)

222 I'm hoping to be the door gunner on the next one.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (LxTcq)

223
If you're in the 60's space mood, tonight is a good time to watch The Dish.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (8lLxM)

224 Rickl would've LOVED this.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (JFe9H)

225 To rickl.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (u82oZ)

226 We were cooler then.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

If you survived childhood, you were bulletproof then

Posted by: Bruce at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (vd8XM)

227 Horde mind!

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (PHxng)

228 Yeah, that main engine landing, damn!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (+7yf7)

229 214 Jesus, these kids are annoying.

Yeah but millennials feeling the excitement of the launch and sensing the history makes it okay.

For me.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:45 PM (JFe9H)

You're right. We're not the audience they're aiming at.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (qtcsy)

230 How much longer until the 1st stage lands?
Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (VcFUs)


You blinked.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (1g7ch)

231 Two Americas indeed. The civilized segment of the country is putting men in space, while the savages burn their cities.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (9Om/r)

232 A space launch, race riots, a pandemic - it's the summer of 69 but without the great soundtrack
Posted by: just here for the jokes at May 30, 2020 03:41 PM (Izzlo


Weird, the parallels.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


***

You'd a thought they could of pulled off a Woodstock.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 30, 2020 03:47 PM (axyOa)

233 Some asshoes outside the White House can't breath?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (85Gof)

234

Moonraker is a good movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (8lLxM)

235 AS GOD AND HEINLEIN INTENDED

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (ABuva)

236 Well phuck

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (VcFUs)

237 "Showing what AMERICANS can do when they work together as a team"

There is good stuff here. These kids might do okay.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (JFe9H)

238 Hey everybody.

Quoted from the launch:

"There's no intelligent life on this planet, Scotty. Let's try another neighborhood."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (L2ZTs)

239 Obama would tell us how he just launched a rocket into space and how he was very proud of himself and some of the people that helped him put a rocket into space.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (+b1ew)

240

Orks amidst burning cities, look to the sky and curse the sun...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (w3OLr)

241
OJ Simpson is in Capricorn 1 with Bo Derek and Charleton Heston.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (8lLxM)

242 The Boomer channel has less annoying, and less frequent, commentary.

NASA Live: Official Stream of NASA TV's Media Channel

https://tinyurl.com/y739nj4v

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (qtcsy)

243 Boeing stock goes down Monday

Posted by: Jean at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (B7KlG)

244
or Raquel Welch

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (8lLxM)

245 Woodstock, starting with a lot of sex and ending with no place to poo, was a vector for so many diseases that wu-flu would be a footnote.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (LxTcq)

246 I'll be getting my avant-jazz/Prog freak on.

Sun Ra: Space is the Place
Grobschnitt: Solar Music Live

Posted by: Guy Smiley at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (+7yf7)

247 Some asshoes outside the White House can't breath?
Posted by: Nevergiveup



If they can chant, they can breathe.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (v0qEa)

248 Pinback: [making video diary entry] I do not like the men on this spaceship. They are uncouth and fail to appreciate my better qualities. I have something of value to contribute to this mission if they would only recognize it. Today over lunch I tried to improve morale and build a sense of camaraderie among the men by holding a humorous, round-robin discussion of the early days of the mission. My overtures were brutally rejected. These men do not want a happy ship. They are deeply sick and try to compensate by making me feel miserable. Last week was my birthday. Nobody even said "happy birthday" to me. Someday this tape will be played and then they'll feel sorry.

Posted by: SMOD at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (X5CsJ)

249 We just watched a private company break the government death lock on space travel.

That alone is worth have Elon Musk around.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (A5zUN)

250 Joe Biden said the launch "tastes like bananas", then he shit himself.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (royi5)

251 236 Well phuck
Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM (VcFUs)

wut

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:50 PM (qtcsy)

252 I'm really wondering if it's time to majorly push for a constitutional amendment, making it possible for non-native-born US citizens to become president.

If Elon Musk could run, I have a hunch he'd be unstoppable right now. Same in 2024 if he continues to have so much success.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 03:50 PM (L2ZTs)

253 How much longer until the 1st stage lands?
Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 03:46 PM (VcFUs)

1st stage landed around 10 min after launch, about the same time as the second engine cutoff

Posted by: Sjg at May 30, 2020 03:50 PM (gDSJf)

254
Elon Musk should try out his hand on health insurance, next.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:50 PM (8lLxM)

255 With the miniature cameras some of those shots are too neat. I bet there is a lot more cool footage. Lots to sift through.

Posted by: nip at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (cpS4u)

256 And the in rocket "Falcon 9" has returned to earth and safely landed on docking platform "Yes, I Still Love You", while capsule "Dragon" continues to the space station.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (QxGJc)

257 234

Moonraker is a good movie.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM

Sounds hot!

Posted by: Mayor Pete at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (Izzlo)

258 250 Joe Biden said the launch "tastes like bananas", then he shit himself.
Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (royi5


I spit some water on that one. Thanks.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (+b1ew)

259 Joe Biden said the launch "tastes like bananas", then he shit himself.


"GODSPEED, CHARLES LINDBERGH!"

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (oVJmc)

260 Oh man, I was on the pet thread. I'll just briefly recap all of my various comments there:

Fuckin' A. Unbelievably proud of these guys and their incredible achievement. That they can recover the first stage of the rocket is just mind-blowing, and that it happens right as the space capsule hits orbital insertion. Unreal.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (mGQEH)

261 I am SO STOKED!

McGyver, out

Posted by: McGyver at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (iKK4/)

262 Soothsayer, very senile

Promote WeirdDave for that. Put him in charge. He has that expertise.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 03:51 PM (u82oZ)

263 We just watched a private company break the government death lock on space travel.



That alone is worth have Elon Musk around.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (A5zUN)


No shit man, he's going for the Zefram Cochrane award.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (9Om/r)

264 batteries to power





turbines to speed

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 30, 2020 03:23 PM (oVJmc)

They're taking the Batmobile?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (Mk3Nl)

265 I'm really wondering if it's time to majorly push for a constitutional amendment, making it possible for non-native-born US citizens to become president.



No.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (v0qEa)

266 249 We just watched a private company break the government death lock on space travel.

That alone is worth have Elon Musk around.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (A5zUN)

Still need a private launch facility, and non NASA Pilots.

But we sure are closer.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (NgKpN)

267 Not near enough smoking going on in that control room.

Posted by: Touch 'em all at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (ImCOk)

268 Moonraker is a good movie.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM

Doctor Goodhead, please report to my sleeping capsule.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (A5zUN)

269 Musk is going to do the pen that writes under whipped cream. You just watch.

Posted by: klaftern at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (RuIsu)

270 19 hours until they arrive at the Space Station.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (qtcsy)

271 "Hey! Those astronauts are breaking quarantine leaving the earth's atmosphere! I'm calling 911 and gonna claim a black person is going to outer space!"
- Karens

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (L2ZTs)

272 m , _the answer to your question about NY cops vs Antifa is at 618 on the thread below.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (QxGJc)

273 Still need a private launch facility, and non NASA Pilots.

But we sure are closer.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (NgKpN)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (A5zUN)

274 I can't believe it's been 4 years since they did the first barge landing. Seems like yesterday.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (2DOZq)

275 19 hours until they arrive at the Space Station.
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (qtcsy)

Mom, are we there yet?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (85Gof)

276
NASA's YT blurb on the feed:

Watch history unfold on Saturday,
May 30, as NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas
Hurley to the International Space Station. This mission marks the first
time since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011 that humans will
fly to the space station from U.S. soil. The mission's first launch
attempt on Wednesday, May 27 was scrubbed due to weather conditions.



Tune in starting at 11 a.m. EDT as NASA and SpaceX provide joint,
live coverage from launch to arrival at the space station. Teams are
targeting 3:22 p.m. EDT for the launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon
spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket from historic Launch Complex 39A at
NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Crew Dragon is scheduled to
dock to the space station on Sunday, May 31.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (JFe9H)

277

You didn't launch this and the American flags all over and theme 'Launch America' is RACIST.

Posted by: Barky Ofuckstick at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (w3OLr)

278 Joe Biden said the launch "tastes like bananas", then he shit himself.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (royi5)

christ I just chocked on a cigarette, lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (9Om/r)

279 And to think that they did it - rocket, capsule (dual-purpose for both cargo and men), rocket recovery, systems, suits, the whole magilla - in 15 years from an empty drawing board to men in space and on a (in space terms) shoestring budget.

Not gonna lie, it got dusty in my room while I was watching it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (mGQEH)

280 Don't let your coelliptic burn get you down.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (LxTcq)

281 272 m , _the answer to your question about NY cops vs Antifa is at 618 on the thread below.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (QxGJc)

Thank you so much!

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (qtcsy)

282 >>> I'm really wondering if it's time to majorly push for a constitutional amendment, making it possible for non-native-born US citizens to become president.



No.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (v0qEa)

Ilhan Omar. Nuff said.

Posted by: Touch 'em all at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (ImCOk)

283 I hope these cosmonauts understand that flying across the Atlantic, while impressive, won't solve our rat and lizard problem.

Posted by: Joey "Clamps" Biden at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (royi5)

284 The woman who was on TV from SpaceX (their anchorette in the studio during the launch) has great screen presence. Beautiful and articulate and excited. I hope they keep her around.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (mGQEH)

285 Least.Cool.Spacesuits.Ever.

Posted by: stv at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (u3xZ3)

286 Elon Musk should try out his hand on health insurance, next.
Posted by: Soothsayer,


And tie himself to the Federal government? Doesn't sound like his style.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 30, 2020 03:55 PM (ZxG8D)

287 Still need a private launch facility, and non NASA Pilots.

But we sure are closer.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (NgKpN)

*fistbump*
Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (A5zUN)

I think Branson built one in the desert in New Mexico. I believe his plan is to take off from a runway?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:55 PM (2DOZq)

288 dating myself?

Posted by: Nevergiveup



If you do, make sure to get yourself a nice card with a loving sentiment inside, cook yourself a nice tenderloin with asparavas spears and watch a chick flick with yourself. That way the inevitable guilt over giving yourself a hand job later will not be so overwhelming.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (BM2fS)

289 Jesus, these kids are annoying.

Some of those kids were wearing NASA logos. In my lifetime NASA has gone from The Right Stuff to Idiocracy.

Posted by: These fish sticks are hard as tits at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (AgR7f)

290 A quick aside, That Kristian Fisher is a hottie

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (85Gof)

291 Least.Cool.Spacesuits.Ever.
Posted by: stv at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (u3xZ3)
++++++++++
I am clearly in the minority on this one, but as much as I care (which isn't that much, truth be told), I like 'em. Look way more comfortable and flexible and maneuverable than the old ones I'm used to seeing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (mGQEH)

292 Moonraker is a good movie.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:48 PM




Sir Frederick Gray: My God, what's Bond doing?



Q: I think he's attempting reentry, sir.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (Mk3Nl)

293 243 Boeing stock goes down Monday

Posted by: Jean at May 30, 2020 03:49 PM (B7KlG)


FYI, Boeing's bid for the NASA contract for this was higher than SpaceX's. NASA management expected that for that extra money, Boeing and it's aerospace expertise would launch astronauts quite a while before SpaceX could. Ooops.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (AMIL/)

294 >>> 19 hours until they arrive at the Space Station.
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (qtcsy)

Mom, are we there yet?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (85Gof)


I gotta pee.

Posted by: Touch 'em all at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (ImCOk)

295 Well missed the good part. Its too nice out might go for a bike ride.

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (ZCEU2)

296
Anyone else find the phrase "manned" mission offensive and non-inclusive?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (8lLxM)

297 I guess there is a plastic dinosaur in the capsule, which of course is a call-back to Firefly.

"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal . . .!"

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2020 03:57 PM (BM2fS)

298 279 And to think that they did it - rocket, capsule (dual-purpose for both cargo and men), rocket recovery, systems, suits, the whole magilla - in 15 years from an empty drawing board to men in space and on a (in space terms) shoestring budget.

Not gonna lie, it got dusty in my room while I was watching it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (mGQEH)

People forget from the FIRST US space Launch of any satellite in 1958, to landing on the Moon in 69, was only 11 years.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:57 PM (NgKpN)

299 279 And to think that they did it - rocket, capsule (dual-purpose for both cargo and men), rocket recovery, systems, suits, the whole magilla - in 15 years from an empty drawing board to men in space and on a (in space terms) shoestring budget.

Not gonna lie, it got dusty in my room while I was watching it.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (mGQEH)

======

Could anyone other than Musk have pulled it off? I doubt it.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 03:57 PM (o3+fQ)

300 >>286 Elon Musk should try out his hand on health insurance, next. nPosted by: Soothsayer

Elon Musk should try out his hand on Transborder Industrial Mastic Human Flypaper Array.

Posted by: Zod at May 30, 2020 03:57 PM (XzT/D)

301 Of course, if this were the world I should've been living in, we'd (I'd) already be terraforming Mars

But, life got in the way

McGyver, feeling really jealous

Posted by: McGyver at May 30, 2020 03:57 PM (iKK4/)

302 Anyone else find the phrase "manned" mission offensive and non-inclusive?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (8lLxM)
+++++++++++++
No.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (mGQEH)

303 19 hours until they arrive at the Space Station.
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 03:52 PM (qtcsy)

Mom, are we there yet?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (85Gof)


I gotta pee.
Posted by: Touch 'em



Don't MAKE me pull this rocket over!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (v0qEa)

304 Least.Cool.Spacesuits.Ever.

Posted by: stv at May 30, 2020 03:54 PM (u3xZ3)


Spaceballs.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (9Om/r)

305

Night shift comes early, back to bed... wish I could have a drink but inside the 8 hour window, dammit.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (w3OLr)

306 People forget from the FIRST US space Launch of any satellite in 1958, to landing on the Moon in 69, was only 11 years.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 03:57 PM (NgKpN)
+++++++++++++
Yup. About 5 years of the 15 in this case was bureaucracy. Dragon and Falcon have been ready and working for a goodly while.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (mGQEH)

307 Boeing's capsule was a failure.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (QxGJc)

308 Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (AMIL/)

I'm still pulling for Boeing big time. They are an iconic American company that I want to succeed.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (2DOZq)

309 Darn it, I caught it about 5 minutes after the launch! But I went back and watched it. Amazing. I feel a little giddy.

I used to not care about space travel. But seeing this reminds me how much I love heights and how awesome it would be to see the planet from outer space. I always want window seats on planes because I love seeing the earth below as the plane flies by. This is that x 1 million.

Look at where human ingenuity can get us. When I think of the intelligence God gave to man, it is almost overwhelming.

What a great day. God speed to the astronautes.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (9hauA)

310 Dragon, bitches.

Fkn DRAGON!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (JFe9H)

311

007 had lots of sex in his movies. Lots. But we didn't need to see his naked ass writhing all over a naked bird to know it was happening.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (8lLxM)

312 Yeah, this one's for Rickl.

Posted by: wisenheimer at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (HFddz)

313 Could anyone other than Musk have pulled it off? I doubt it.
Posted by: Jackal



Bezos would have had us there in 2 hours.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (v0qEa)

314 Samantha Shader, 27, is charged with attempted murder of four NYPD officers for lobbing a Molotov cocktail at a police van.


Five bucks says NY AG refuses to prosecute.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (+b1ew)

315 290 A quick aside, That Kristian Fisher is a hottie

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (85Gof)


She is the daughter of two astronauts, Dr. Bill Fisher and Anna Fisher. First astronauts to marry while astronauts, IIRC.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (AMIL/)

316 Least.Cool.Spacesuits.Ever.


I liked them.


No More Puffy Spacesuits.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (JFe9H)

317 Yeah, this one's for Rickl.

Posted by: wisenheimer



He's watching.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (BM2fS)

318 *lifts a drink in the general direction of rickl*

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (Z4rgH)

319 287 Branson - Spaceport America near Las Cruces. State-funded. Lots of small companies working out of there, not a huge revenue generator, but not a Bridge to Nowhere.

Posted by: jdw at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (Ep3u+)

320 Anyone else find the phrase "manned" mission offensive and non-inclusive?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (8lLxM)

Don't worry, it will happen soon.

Remember the amazing scientist dude that got cancelled because of his shirt? I forgot what project that was.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (9hauA)

321 Space Dragons > Space Balls.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (r+sAi)

322 Next up. Underground transcontinental travel.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (2DOZq)

323 Bezos would have had us there in 2 hours.
Posted by: rickb223


Yes, but then there would have "been a problem" and he'd postpone delivery to Wednesday by 9PM. Also a Karen next door would steal the package from the ISS's doorstep.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (L2ZTs)

324 chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself)

Taking multiple years to land a probe on an asteroid.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 04:01 PM (u82oZ)

325 316 Least.Cool.Spacesuits.Ever.


I liked them.


No More Puffy Spacesuits.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (JFe9H)

======

Like the capsule, the suits look like they're actually from this century.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:01 PM (o3+fQ)

326 Space Dragons > Space Balls.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk



As long as we don't have to comb the desert.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 04:01 PM (v0qEa)

327 287 Branson - Spaceport America near Las Cruces. State-funded. Lots of small companies working out of there, not a huge revenue generator, but not a Bridge to Nowhere.
Posted by: jdw at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (Ep3u+)

Thanks. All I knew about it was what I saw watching Aerial America on New Mexico.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:02 PM (2DOZq)

328 Combing the desert is hard enough. Braiding it is even harder...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 04:02 PM (L2ZTs)

329 Like the capsule, the suits look like they're actually from this century.
Posted by: Jackal


SR71 suits, slightly modified. From what I heard.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 04:02 PM (v0qEa)

330 Like the capsule, the suits look like they're actually from this century.
Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:01 PM (o3+fQ)
+++++++++++++
I dunno. I like them, too, but they look kind of like that Honda "ASIMO" robot. Technically built in 2000, I guess, so it technically qualifies.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASIMO

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:03 PM (mGQEH)

331 Samantha Shader is from Catskill NY-130 miles north from NYC, so yes she came quite a distance to lob molotov cocktail at cops. Coordinated riot.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 30, 2020 04:03 PM (+eVzC)

332 Bob Ted's Great Adventure

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 03:42 PM (v0qEa)


Does that include Carol and Alice?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2020 04:03 PM (Mk3Nl)

333
I'm still pulling for Boeing big time. They are an iconic American company that I want to succeed.
Posted by: Kilroy

Until they purge the curse of cost-plus engineering from their culture, they are doomed.

Posted by: Jean at May 30, 2020 04:03 PM (B7KlG)

334 Think? Branson's gone bankrupt.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:03 PM (QxGJc)

335 When does it start swatting Chinese satellites?

Posted by: Orson at May 30, 2020 04:04 PM (V2mXu)

336 Samantha Shader is from Catskill NY-130 miles north from NYC, so yes she came quite a distance to lob molotov cocktail at cops. Coordinated riot.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

She's got a good arm and has shown a lot of good stuff lately.
We decided to bring her up to the bigs today.
Her first start

Posted by: Bruce at May 30, 2020 04:04 PM (vd8XM)

337 308 Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (AMIL/)

I'm still pulling for Boeing big time. They are an iconic American company that I want to succeed.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (2DOZq)

I want them to succeed. But as a recently-retired NASA weenie, I can tell you that inside NASA there was much grumbling and dark laughter about Big Boeing never being ahead of SpaceX in this work.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:04 PM (AMIL/)

338 I like the SpaceX suits the more I look at them.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 04:05 PM (A5zUN)

339 All ya'll who are fascinated by space travel, or even if you're just mildly amused by technology like this, you MUST go to this website:

www.ApolloInRealTime.Org

It has the complete Apollo 11, 13 and 17 missions, from one minute to launch to recovery at sea of the astronauts. When I see complete, I mean every single word spoken by all stations of mission control and astronauts is seen in transcripts, you hear all the audio, see every picture taken and every frame of video, in order as it occurred.

It is probably the most technically incredible website I've ever seen. You can spend weeks just watching.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2020 04:05 PM (BM2fS)

340 The blonde senior engineer is hawt.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 30, 2020 04:05 PM (ufFY8)

341 Samantha Shader, 27, is charged with attempted murder of four NYPD officers for lobbing a Molotov cocktail at a police van.





Five bucks says NY AG refuses to prosecute.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (+b1ew)


DiCommio will probably give her a medal and key to the city

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 30, 2020 04:05 PM (Mk3Nl)

342 Elon Musk's next venture - send a crew out to retrieve his roadster after its been to Mars and back, and then drive it.

Posted by: weew at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (gk7if)

343 rocket: Falcon 9
capsule: Dragon
return platform: Yes, I Still Love You


NASA didn't have a hand in this naming.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (QxGJc)

344 I'm here.
Was napping and only caught the last few minutes. Blast listening to the announcers.

Oh, and my fabulous news........I accepted an offer on my house!!!!!!! Home inspection Wednesday so I've got to make it through that but thrilled that ti is a family with two boys close to the same age as my boys were when we moved here.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (QzF6i)

345 329 Like the capsule, the suits look like they're actually from this century.
Posted by: Jackal


SR71 suits, slightly modified. From what I heard.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 04:02 PM (v0qEa)

=====

Really? They don't look as cumbersome as those suits.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (o3+fQ)

346 The blonde senior engineer is hawt.
Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 30, 2020 04:05 PM (ufFY
+++++++++++++++
That she is. The black woman anchor from during the launch itself (who's name I can't find anywhere) is also really good looking. SpaceX is gonna give OANN a run for its money

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (mGQEH)

347
Yes, we should've had a well-established Moon base by now, with manned flights to Mars being routine, and we just now being readying manned flights to Jupiter's moons.

Elon is working on another rocket, the BFR (it stands for Big Fucking Fucket, seriously), which will be bigger than the Saturn V. They're having some glitches, such as this YUGE explosion yesterday during a test:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/
article-8370963

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (rCwaK)

348 rocket: Falcon 9
capsule: Dragon
return platform: Yes, I Still Love You

NASA didn't have a hand in this naming.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (QxGJc)
++++++++++++
Almost. Return platform: Of Course I Still Love You

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (mGQEH)

349 Samantha Shader, 27, is charged with attempted murder of four NYPD officers for lobbing a Molotov cocktail at a police van.


Five bucks says NY AG refuses to prosecute.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (+b1ew)


Trump tweeted that they were looking for out of staters to charge with federal crimes. If Shader crossed state lines...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (1g7ch)

350 But as a recently-retired NASA weenie, I can tell you that inside NASA there was much grumbling and dark laughter about Big Boeing never being ahead of SpaceX in this work.
Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:04 PM (AMIL/)

You worked for NASA? That is so cool.

I recently hired an aerospace engineering PhD to my group (drug development) and I'm excited about that.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (9hauA)

351 I'm still pulling for Boeing big time. They are an iconic American company that I want to succeed.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here


Unfortunately it's become a permanent appendage of the Federal government. The results will be exactly as one should expect.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (ZxG8D)

352 Watching these mission control guys sitting at their consoles and wearing facemasks is a reminder that the brilliant engineering notwithstanding, there is plenty of stupid to go around.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (mGQEH)

353 272 m , _the answer to your question about NY cops vs Antifa is at 618 on the thread below.
Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 03:53 PM (QxGJc)

Excellent clips.
The mom-dragging-home-her-son clip is from a couple of years ago. It's priceless.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (qtcsy)

354 Almost. Return platform: Of Course I Still Love You
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (mGQEH)

Love that name.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (9hauA)

355 342 Elon Musk's next venture - send a crew out to retrieve his roadster after its been to Mars and back, and then drive it.

Posted by: weew at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (gk7if)


And then sell it.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:09 PM (QxGJc)

356
Big Fucking Rocket, of course, not Big Fucking Fucket, although that has charm.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:09 PM (rCwaK)

357

Deke Slayton would've never worn a pussy mask.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:10 PM (rCwaK)

358 Love that name.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (9hauA)
+++++++++++
It's great. There other drone ship is called "Just Read the Instructions." The third one (under construction) is called "A Shortfall of Gravitas."

They're named after science fiction spaceships.

Also: first Dragon independent burn is underway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:10 PM (mGQEH)

359 Note, Space Force launched an X-37 Unmanned space plane on May 17.

/broadcasts to the Aliens.

I'm BAAACCCCKKKKKKKK

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 04:10 PM (NgKpN)

360 337 308 Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (AMIL/)

I'm still pulling for Boeing big time. They are an iconic American company that I want to succeed.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 03:58 PM (2DOZq)

I want them to succeed. But as a recently-retired NASA weenie, I can tell you that inside NASA there was much grumbling and dark laughter about Big Boeing never being ahead of SpaceX in this work.
Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:04 PM (AMIL/)

======

Boeing (and Lockheed-Martin) have gotten so big, sclerotic, and gov. contract dependent that they became ripe for a company like SpaceX to lap them. I don't see them going anywhere but they need to clean house and put the engineers in charge again.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:10 PM (o3+fQ)

361 ++++++++++++
Almost. Return platform: Of Course I Still Love You

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (mGQEH)

Ah,

Of course

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:11 PM (QxGJc)

362 I'm still pulling for Boeing big time. They are an iconic American company that I want to succeed.
Posted by: Kilroy


I work an MDA subcontract as a Lockheed employee under Boeing as prime. They are corrupt, shoulder to shoulder, from every person above the basic level 5 engineer all the way to the top. They deserve to be liquidated with aggression, their capital assets sold off, and the level 5 and below engineers brought over to the other defense businesses.

What we all want to happen to the FBI, needs to happen to Boeing for the same reason. Inept, corrupt, halfassed leadership.


Level 1 = college bs, no experience
Level 2 = college bs, 5 years experience
Level 3 = college ms, or ten years experience
Level 4 = college ms, or 15 years experience
Level 5 = college PhD, or 20 years experience
Level 6 = college phd, or 25 years experience & a college ms
Level 7 = director, no experience, MBA maybe, usually retired military or retired pilot from commercial
Level 8 = vice president, retired military general officer, or possibly an extremely good engineer that survived past level 5.

Basically, the people running the show rarely know what the business technical aspects are and how to run it. Thie is what got them the 737 max, and the 'redesigned FBI kill vehicle', and the failed space line of business.

Is it obvious that I have a 4-hour problem with Boeing?

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 04:11 PM (VcFUs)

363 Don't use "so far". Are you expecting it to stop being nominal?

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (Ypqc1)

364 349 Samantha Shader, 27, is charged with attempted murder of four NYPD officers for lobbing a Molotov cocktail at a police van.


Five bucks says NY AG refuses to prosecute.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 03:59 PM (+b1ew)

Trump tweeted that they were looking for out of staters to charge with federal crimes. If Shader crossed state lines...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (1g7ch)


I am surprised Trump didn't publicly announce today that if the local authorities cannot protect banks and US Post Offices, he's sending in the Regular Army. I hope he told that to the hapless mayor and useless governor over the phone.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (AMIL/)

365 Almost. Return platform: Of Course I Still Love You
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (mGQEH)

Love that name.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:08 PM (9hauA)


SpaceX has another landing barge called "Just Read The Instructions".

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (NiXyF)

366 So far, rocket recovery (when stage 1 flies home for reuse) works 80% of the time. Pretty damn impressive for a part we used to throw away.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (mGQEH)

367 320 Anyone else find the phrase "manned" mission offensive and non-inclusive?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (8lLxM)

Don't worry, it will happen soon.

Remember the amazing scientist dude that got cancelled because of his shirt? I forgot what project that was.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (9hauA)

The Rosetta Mission.
Matt Taylor.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (qtcsy)

368 Redesigned GBI kill vehicle. Phucking autocorrect.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (VcFUs)

369 Those of you who are amazed at the Falcon booster landing on the barge missed the twin landings of the boosters from the Falcon Heavy launch. They both landed within seconds of each other at the Cape. Should be on YT.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 30, 2020 04:13 PM (VNmG1)

370 Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 04:07 PM (1g7ch)

There a clip on Conservative Tree House. Chief of Police of St Paul is saying 80% of people arrested were from out of state.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 30, 2020 04:14 PM (+eVzC)

371 Musk can be an arrogant ads but when he gets rolling, wow! That launch was so awesome!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 30, 2020 04:14 PM (myjNJ)

372 Shorter version of my last post.

Go to www.ApolloInRealTime.org NOW!

You will not be sorry.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2020 04:14 PM (BM2fS)

373 Those of you who are amazed at the Falcon booster landing on the barge missed the twin landings of the boosters from the Falcon Heavy launch. They both landed within seconds of each other at the Cape. Should be on YT.
Posted by: Old Blue at May 30, 2020 04:13 PM (VNmG1)
++++++++++++++
I didn't miss that one. It's still just fucking amazing

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:14 PM (mGQEH)

374 The 2 sisters arrested in NYC from the Catskills are white and probably the spawn of left wing hippies who moved up there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 04:14 PM (85Gof)

375 367 320 Anyone else find the phrase "manned" mission offensive and non-inclusive?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 30, 2020 03:56 PM (8lLxM)

Don't worry, it will happen soon.

Remember the amazing scientist dude that got cancelled because of his shirt? I forgot what project that was.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:00 PM (9hauA)

The Rosetta Mission.
Matt Taylor.
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:12 PM (qtcsy)

Well, looks like Doug and Bob were WHITE MEN.

So, more riots?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 04:15 PM (NgKpN)

376 Those of you who are amazed at the Falcon booster landing on the barge missed the twin landings of the boosters from the Falcon Heavy launch. They both landed within seconds of each other at the Cape. Should be on YT.
Posted by: Old Blue at May 30, 2020 04:13 PM (VNmG1)


The dual booster landing looks like realistic sci-fi movie CGI.

Posted by: filbert at May 30, 2020 04:15 PM (NiXyF)

377 so, if anyone here was there, in person for a Saturn V launch, how awesome was it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 04:15 PM (A5zUN)

378 Crossbow Program?

Posted by: Lazlo T. Hollyfeld at May 30, 2020 04:16 PM (NgKpN)

379 Funny thing about Matt Taylor and his shirt - his artist girlfriend made the shirt for him.

Still didn't matter to the Commie agitators.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:16 PM (+b1ew)

380 355
342 Elon Musk's next venture - send a crew out to retrieve his roadster after its been to Mars and back, and then drive it.



Posted by: weew at May 30, 2020 04:06 PM (gk7if)





And then sell it.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:09 PM (QxGJc)

But not before getting a subsidy for it.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 30, 2020 04:16 PM (ufFY8)

381 Boeing (and Lockheed-Martin) have gotten so big, sclerotic, and gov. contract dependent that they became ripe for a company like SpaceX to lap them. I don't see them going anywhere but they need to clean house and put the engineers in charge again.

Posted by: Jackal


Yes ^^^^^that^^^^^.

And I work for Lockheed. We're not lean, or able to move quickly either. Ripe for the hostile takeover.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (VcFUs)

382 First burn was successful.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (mGQEH)

383 +++++++++++
It's great. There other drone ship is called "Just Read the Instructions." The third one (under construction) is called "A Shortfall of Gravitas."

They're named after science fiction spaceships.

Also: first Dragon independent burn is underway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:10 PM (mGQEH)


He's a romantic.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (QxGJc)

384 When does it dock with ISS?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (h6CJG)

385 12 of 15 people arrested in Charlotte were from Charlotte. And looks like most were white.

Posted by: NCKate at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (6LlJs)

386 Uh oh, the NASA Administrator praised the current administration and is currently praising "the president" and
"the vice president". (He also praised Republicans and Dems in congress.) He is really going in on praising Trump.

I hope the #Resistance doesn't try to destroy him.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:18 PM (9hauA)

387 When does it dock with ISS?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

I think they said 19 hours from now

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 30, 2020 04:18 PM (QMly8)

388 I felt the BURN...hot stuff rocket men, though I tho't an electric rocket woulda been QUIETER! K.P.H! that's wot ya get BoB & DOUG flying over Canada.

Time for some Joy, until CNN craps on it somehow.


Just Amazing speed,what a rush just watching it I got a BIG TINGLE up my rocket.man.

JOY JOY JOY.

Posted by: saf at May 30, 2020 04:18 PM (5IHGB)

389 The crew finally gets to disrobe from the space suits until they go dock.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (mGQEH)

390 Boeing (and Lockheed-Martin) have gotten so big, sclerotic, and gov. contract dependent that they became ripe for a company like SpaceX to lap them. I don't see them going anywhere but they need to clean house and put the engineers in charge again.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:10 PM (o3+fQ)


Boeing and Lockheed assign their best people to DoD contracts. NASA gets members of the B-teams for Space Station and Commercial Crew (Boeing), and for the Orion lunar capsule (Lockheed).

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (AMIL/)

391 386 Uh oh, the NASA Administrator praised the current administration and is currently praising "the president" and
"the vice president". (He also praised Republicans and Dems in congress.) He is really going in on praising Trump.

I hope the #Resistance doesn't try to destroy him.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:18 PM (9hauA)


He's a white supremacist, obviously.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (+b1ew)

392 When does it dock with ISS?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (h6CJG)
++++++++++++++
Tomorrow, about 10:30 AM ET.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (mGQEH)

393 381 Boeing (and Lockheed-Martin) have gotten so big, sclerotic, and gov. contract dependent that they became ripe for a company like SpaceX to lap them. I don't see them going anywhere but they need to clean house and put the engineers in charge again.

Posted by: Jackal


Yes ^^^^^that^^^^^.

And I work for Lockheed. We're not lean, or able to move quickly either. Ripe for the hostile takeover.
Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (VcFUs)

=====

Y'know it might not be a bad thing for Musk to attempt something like that: Get in there and burn out the dead weight. I doubt he'll do so, though.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (o3+fQ)

394 When does it dock with ISS?


19 hours from launch.

And yeah, I know they've done it before but it's going to be a while before throwing a dart from outer space and hitting the bullseye with a soft landing becomes boring.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (gd9RK)

395 There's a recent interview with Musk on the Joe Rogan show - utube, after it gets rolling.

The part where he talks about AI is very interesting.

Implant within one year.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (QxGJc)

396 The 2 sisters arrested in NYC from the Catskills are white and probably the spawn of left wing hippies who moved up there
Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 04:14 PM (85Gof)

Races coming together to loot and destroy. It warms the heart.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (9hauA)

397 The crew finally gets to disrobe from the space suits until they go dock.

Pants are optional?

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (Za8VV)

398 88 I felt the BURN...hot stuff rocket men, though I tho't an electric rocket woulda been QUIETER! K.P.H! that's wot ya get BoB & DOUG flying over Canada.

Time for some Joy, until CNN craps on it somehow.


Just Amazing speed,what a rush just watching it I got a BIG TINGLE up my rocket.man.

JOY JOY JOY.
Posted by: saf at May 30, 2020 04:18 PM (5IHGB)


I..uh...ok.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (+b1ew)

399 Trying to plan a few days at the beach next month. Hotels are open with some restrictions in SC, Georgia, and Florida. I was hoping there would be some deals but seems prices are even higher than usual. Lots of them are already booked up or near full. WTF? I though everybody was still cowering in place, not what I expected. They must be limiting their capacity and can charge whatever they want to the brave souls like me willing risk their lives for a couple day sat the beach?

Just want to take a couple days at the beach without breaking the bank. Another reason to hate the Dems.

Posted by: Ripley at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (MxEKc)

400 378
Crossbow Program?

Posted by: Lazlo T. Hollyfeld at May 30, 2020 04:16 PM (NgKpN)

Longbow Program.

Posted by: The English at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (ufFY8)

401 He's a white supremacist, obviously.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (+b1ew)

Well, of course, unless Doug is a Transexual Person of Color!

Must be a bigot.

And we alllllll know about Bob! but I wonder how he can continue to monitor AOS from space?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (NgKpN)

402 What's the point in all of this?This country's burning from coast to coast and people focus on this!
There isn't going to be a first world country that can sustain this effort over time. When Tesla gets burnt down or Paypal is seized by the Tribunes for reparations it's all going to get washed away.
Elon needs to invest his money in getting out of the US.

Posted by: camdennj at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (V/OW6)

403 Y'know it might not be a bad thing for Musk to attempt something like that: Get in there and burn out the dead weight. I doubt he'll do so, though.
Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (o3+fQ)
+++++++++++++++
Why would he? He wants to do space, and he's doing space. Why take on a gigantic general aeronautics conglomerate with lots of side businesses (like IT managed services, for example) that he doesn't care about?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (mGQEH)

404 I bet there are Kerbal mods that will let me simulate this mission.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (LxTcq)

405 Lady YD and I just watched it, and I couldn't be happier.

America is no longer a limpdick in space.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (h6CJG)

406 Y'know it might not be a bad thing for Musk to attempt something like that: Get in there and burn out the dead weight. I doubt he'll do so, though.
Posted by: Jackal


I would help him do it to Lockheed. I loathe what my company has become. Not the same place I hired in to 25 years ago after my military service.

Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (VcFUs)

407 Pants are optional?
Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:20 PM (Za8VV)
+++++++++++++++++
If it were me up there, hell yeah. What are they gonna do? Cancel my mission?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:22 PM (mGQEH)

408 Let there be light.

Posted by: Thermostellar Bomb #20 at May 30, 2020 04:22 PM (4o2K3)

409
He's a white supremacist, obviously.




We wait. Patiently.

Posted by: ultraviolet supremacists at May 30, 2020 04:22 PM (JFe9H)

410 Boeing (and Lockheed-Martin) have gotten so big, sclerotic, and gov. contract dependent that they became ripe for a company like SpaceX to lap them. I don't see them going anywhere but they need to clean house and put the engineers in charge again.

Posted by: Jackal


Yes ^^^^^that^^^^^.

And I work for Lockheed. We're not lean, or able to move quickly either. Ripe for the hostile takeover.
Posted by: BifBewalski - sinis est culus at May 30, 2020 04:17 PM (VcFUs)

Yes but that is the genius of Capitalism. The old and slow will usually die. And the young and energetic will live and take their place. That does not happen in Socialism. The whole society just gets stale and dies

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 30, 2020 04:22 PM (85Gof)

411 Musk doesn't need to buy Boeing or Lockheed.

Just hire their best brains.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:22 PM (+b1ew)

412 Boeing (and Lockheed-Martin) have gotten so big, sclerotic, and gov. contract dependent that they became ripe for a company like SpaceX to lap them. I don't see them going anywhere but they need to clean house and put the engineers in charge again.

Posted by: Jackal


A lot to this although the recent 12,000 plus layoff at Boeing will be an opportunity to clean house a bit.
Boeing's big problems with NASA and the Air Force were a result of the merger with MacD. The MacDonnel Douglas Management Team was awful.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 30, 2020 04:23 PM (axyOa)

413 403 Y'know it might not be a bad thing for Musk to attempt something like that: Get in there and burn out the dead weight. I doubt he'll do so, though.
Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (o3+fQ)
+++++++++++++++
Why would he? He wants to do space, and he's doing space. Why take on a gigantic general aeronautics conglomerate with lots of side businesses (like IT managed services, for example) that he doesn't care about?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (mGQEH)

====

Yeah. It's not his style. And Boeing is so damn big that they'll continue to putter on as is until it's too late.

Posted by: Jackal at May 30, 2020 04:23 PM (o3+fQ)

414 The crew finally gets to disrobe from the space suits until they go dock.

Pants are optional?
Posted by: t-bird

They'll put them back on for the Book Thread tomorrow

Posted by: Bruce at May 30, 2020 04:23 PM (vd8XM)

415 What's the point in all of this?This country's burning from coast to coast and people focus on this!
There isn't going to be a first world country that can sustain this effort over time. When Tesla gets burnt down or Paypal is seized by the Tribunes for reparations it's all going to get washed away.
Elon needs to invest his money in getting out of the US.
Posted by: camdennj at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (V/OW6)
++++++++++++++++
Two choices. A productive and stable country making moonshots, or a third-world, burning shithole. The contrast could not be more stark. This was the *perfect* time for this happen.

Having problems is no reason to keep you from moving forward. Will we solve the problems? I dunno. I'm skeptical, frankly. But seeing what we can do when we function is incredible.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 30, 2020 04:23 PM (mGQEH)

416 My dad worked for both Lockheed and Boeing as a lead mechanic and was the IAM Union President when he worked for Boeing. He'd come home frustrated muttering about Clowns to the left of him and jokers to the right.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:24 PM (2DOZq)

417 I'm starting to think of Musk as sort of a modern day Carnegie or J.D. Rockefeller.
Some good, some bad, some arrogance,and some genius. And lotsa money.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 30, 2020 04:24 PM (myjNJ)

418 ...Lots of them are already booked up or near full. WTF?


Try MS casino hotels.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:25 PM (QxGJc)

419 Some amazing stuff, with this automated flying. That does NOT mean I want a self-driving car, by the way.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:25 PM (ZS2+d)

420 Musk is non-union, that would be an impediment.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:25 PM (QxGJc)

421 I wish I was up there with those guys.

Posted by: Jacob Frey at May 30, 2020 04:26 PM (sWM8x)

422 Obama and Trump's visions for America are so starkly different.

Obama wanted to manage America's decline and defer to other countries, even poophole ones.

Trump wants America to be #1 and has an expansive, can do view of what we are capable of. Which is why I think the NASA Administrator guy was so appreciative of him.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:26 PM (9hauA)

423 The Minnesota Attorney General

https://tinyurl.com/ya2vf2pb

Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 04:26 PM (ZLI7S)

424 Posted by: camdennj at May 30, 2020 04:21 PM (V/OW6

Is that what you're doing?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:27 PM (2DOZq)

425 21 I wish I was up there with those guys.
Posted by: Jacob Frey at May 30, 2020 04:26 PM (sWM8x



I bet you do. NTTIAWWT

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:27 PM (+b1ew)

426 Pet thread's been moved to the top. Don't miss it!

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:27 PM (qtcsy)

427 I am so grateful to be an American.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:27 PM (9hauA)

428 417 I'm starting to think of Musk as sort of a modern day Carnegie or J.D. Rockefeller.
Some good, some bad, some arrogance,and some genius. And lotsa money.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at May 30, 2020 04:24 PM (myjNJ)


He's the best of all the modern moguls.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:28 PM (QxGJc)

429 Trump wants America to be #1 and has an expansive, can do view of what we are capable of. Which is why I think the NASA Administrator guy was so appreciative of him.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself)


This being, of course, because Trump is an actual American who has created jobs before, and the Emperor Shit Midas was not an American, and he also never created anything but havoc in his entire life.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 30, 2020 04:29 PM (BM2fS)

430 He's also contributed generously to America's gene pool.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:29 PM (QxGJc)

431 422 Obama and Trump's visions for America are so starkly different.

Obama wanted to manage America's decline and defer to other countries, even poophole ones.

Trump wants America to be #1 and has an expansive, can do view of what we are capable of. Which is why I think the NASA Administrator guy was so appreciative of him.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:26 PM (9hauA)


This.

Obama wanted America to come in last in any race and apologize for even bothering to enter the race in the first place.

Trump wants us to win. Bigly

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:30 PM (+b1ew)

432 430 He being Elon Musk.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:30 PM (QxGJc)

433 427 I am so grateful to be an American.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:27 PM (9hauA)

Glad to have you, chique.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 04:31 PM (A5zUN)

434 #350 "Recently hired an aerospace engineer to my drug development team"

We gonna get HIGHER and HIGHER then Pressure drop
mon..I'm blasted off with them rocket shaped suppositories..................GRAVIT-ASS.

Posted by: saf at May 30, 2020 04:32 PM (5IHGB)

435 Damn, missed the launch. I hope rickl is enjoying watching it with all the original astronauts. I miss him.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at May 30, 2020 04:32 PM (tUOCc)

436
Obama wanted America to come in last in any race and apologize for even bothering to enter the race in the first place.



Obama wanted Americans to cover our eyes in shame while he sold our asses to the Chinese.
In other histories, the jug-eared fuck would be torn apart by dogs.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:33 PM (JFe9H)

437 >> so, if anyone here was there, in person for a Saturn V launch, how awesome was it?

Nothing yet compares to the Saturn V. It's first steps back on track, so I'm not gonna put it down. But the Saturn V is in a class by itself.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:33 PM (rCwaK)

438 Samantha Shader, 27, is charged with attempted murder of four NYPD officers for lobbing a Molotov cocktail at a police van.


Five bucks says NY AG refuses to prosecute.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


***


A friend of mine with DHS told me a Molotov is considered a weapon of mass destruction so in this case this is terrorism.
As if the AG will care.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 30, 2020 04:33 PM (axyOa)

439 Nothing yet compares to the Saturn V.


We will not see it's like again. We brute forced our way to the moon. Now we will be more efficient.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 30, 2020 04:35 PM (yQpMk)

440 Which is why I think the NASA Administrator guy was so appreciative of him.

He's making sure Trump knows that space travel is impossible without essential administrators.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:35 PM (4EIFd)

441 350 "Recently hired an aerospace engineer to my drug development team"

We gonna get HIGHER and HIGHER then Pressure drop
mon..I'm blasted off with them rocket shaped suppositories..................GRAVIT-ASS.
Posted by: saf at May 30, 2020 04:32 PM (5IHGB)

LOL

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:35 PM (9hauA)

442 Which is why I think the NASA Administrator guy was so appreciative of him.

He's making sure Trump knows that space travel is impossible without essential administrators.
Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:35 PM (4EIFd)

Hehe. He seemed really sincere though.

When he was asked what his first thought was when the launch happened, he said he was just praying hard for the astronauts and their families. It was touching.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:36 PM (9hauA)

443 BTW, Lockheed and Boeing both divested their launch vehicle businesses and merged them to become United Launch Alliance. I was working on the GPS3 program when that happened and had several friends down at Waterton Canyon that made the move. After that I worked the THAAD program until I retired from Lockheed.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 30, 2020 04:36 PM (VNmG1)

444 I worked at a company In Huntsville that did the original shake testing on the Saturn rockets.

The day I got to go into the testing facility was awesome. They had deep pit where they put the full rocket vertically on a massive shaker table to do vibration testing. Half the rocket was in the ground and half covered by a metal building.


Shaking it to see what might fall off during launch.

Sight to see, I tell you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:37 PM (+b1ew)

445 MY President!

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Much more "disinformation" coming out of CNN, MSDNC, @nytimesand @washingtonpost, by far, than coming out of any foreign country, even combined. Fake News is the Enemy of the People!



fuckin A, sir.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:38 PM (JFe9H)

446 Just went back a nd watched the whole thing. Amazing

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 30, 2020 04:38 PM (QzF6i)

447 When does it dock with ISS?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

I think they said 19 hours from now
Posted by: vmom 2020

Approximately 7:30 am MST. But I'm not good at maths.

Posted by: Infidel at May 30, 2020 04:39 PM (jNOXa)

448 "Try MS casino hotels.

Posted by: Braenyard"


Wow! Some amazing prices. My kids like card games, they would love it! Not sure if my wife would approve. Hmmm...

Posted by: Ripley at May 30, 2020 04:40 PM (MxEKc)

449 Quite a recruitment video for Space Force.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 30, 2020 04:40 PM (QzF6i)

450 444 I worked at a company In Huntsville that did the original shake testing on the Saturn rockets.

The day I got to go into the testing facility was awesome. They had deep pit where they put the full rocket vertically on a massive shaker table to do vibration testing. Half the rocket was in the ground and half covered by a metal building.

Shaking it to see what might fall off during launch.

Sight to see, I tell you.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:37 PM (+b1ew)


Wow. Sure wish I'd seen it.

Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:41 PM (AMIL/)

451 Children aren't allowed in the casinos but there are some nice beaches.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:42 PM (QxGJc)

452 "Try MS casino hotels.

Posted by: Braenyard"


Can you please suggest a couple?

She's not impressed so far.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM (JFe9H)

453 "Nothing yet compares to the Saturn V. It's first
steps back on track, so I'm not gonna put it down. But the Saturn V is
in a class by itself.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion"


Saturn V was the greatest expression of toxic masculinity ever in multiple ways.

Posted by: Ripley at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM (MxEKc)

454 Interesting video on a Saturn V launch.

https://tinyurl.com/mfvuruy

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 04:44 PM (A5zUN)

455
How dare they do this during John McCain's funeral!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 30, 2020 04:44 PM (mht8P)

456 Which is why I think the NASA Administrator guy was so appreciative of him.

He's making sure Trump knows that space travel is impossible without essential administrators.
Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:35 PM (4EIFd)

Hehe. He seemed really sincere though.

When he was asked what his first thought was when the launch happened, he said he was just praying hard for the astronauts and their families. It was touching.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:36 PM (9hauA)

The launch and entire interview was inspiring, and much needed right now!

Posted by: LASue at May 30, 2020 04:44 PM (Ed8Zd)

457 Must be cool to be a SpaceX engineer. They probably hire only the best and pay them really well.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:45 PM (9hauA)

458 Saturn V was the greatest expression of toxic masculinity ever in multiple ways.
Posted by: Ripley at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM (MxEKc)

Saturn V: America's Fuck You to Gravity

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 04:45 PM (A5zUN)

459 SpaceX's Starship "BFR" will be on the order of the Saturn V, from what I'm reading.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (rCwaK)

460 Boeing X 37 was launched on May 17th for a secret mission . I assume it's part of a Space Force mission?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (2DOZq)

461 >>I worked at a company In Huntsville that did the original shake testing on the Saturn rockets.

>>The day I got to go into the testing facility was awesome. They had deep pit where they put the full rocket vertically on a massive shaker table to do vibration testing. Half the rocket was in the ground and half covered by a metal building.

>>Shaking it to see what might fall off during launch.

>>Sight to see, I tell you.

One of my old companies did work on the crawlers, enormous treaded vehicles that transported the rockets from the hanger to the launch pad. I didn't get to see a launch but I got a full back stage tour of Cape Canaveral including the launch pad area.

The scale of everything is much more impressive in real life than when you see it on the tube.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 04:47 PM (ZLI7S)

462 "Try MS casino hotels.

Posted by: Braenyard"


Can you please suggest a couple?

She's not impressed so far.
Posted by: deplorable unperson



Beau Rivage.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 04:47 PM (v0qEa)

463

There are two kinds of countries: the ones using the metric system and the one who put a man on the moon.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 30, 2020 04:48 PM (mht8P)

464 Saw the last Saturn V to built on display at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. You can stand upright in one of the engine nozzles with room to spare. 1.5 million pounds of thrust per second per nozzle and there were 5 nozzles.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 30, 2020 04:48 PM (VNmG1)

465 455
How dare they do this during John McCain's funeral!
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 30, 2020 04:44 PM (mht8P)

The riots?

Just a very large Candlelight vigil.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 04:49 PM (NgKpN)

466 "When that alert sounded we went into combat condition. I may now make temporary field appointments. I do so. Combatman Priego, one pace forward." Dom
snapped to attention and stepped out of rank. "You're now in charge of
the bomb squad. Do the right job and the CO will make it permanent. Corporal Priego, one step back and waithere.



Drillgers, dammit. SPACE FORCE!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:49 PM (JFe9H)

467 Here's a clip of that NASA administrator, happy with PDT:

https://twitter.com/SteveGuest/status/1266830801569746945

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:49 PM (qtcsy)

468 There are two kinds of countries: the ones using the metric system and the one who put a man on the moon.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 30, 2020 04:48 PM (mht8P)

Then you get a collaboration between the two, one uses metric and one uses standard, and you don't tell the other engineering team and you crash a billion dollar Mars lander.

Posted by: Old Blue at May 30, 2020 04:50 PM (VNmG1)

469 460 Boeing X 37 was launched on May 17th for a secret mission . I assume it's part of a Space Force mission?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (2DOZq

Project Crossbow?

Posted by: Chris Knight at May 30, 2020 04:51 PM (NgKpN)

470
Beau Rivage.

Posted by: rickb223


My man. rickb223 you are , in fact, unquestionably, THE Man.
Thank you!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:51 PM (JFe9H)

471 That Administrator of NASA was born in . . .

1975.

!!!

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 04:51 PM (qtcsy)

472 My man. rickb223 you are , in fact, unquestionably, THE Man.
Thank you!
Posted by: deplorable unperson


Wife and mother-in-law stayed there. They loved it.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 30, 2020 04:52 PM (v0qEa)

473 Merlin, the name of the launch engine.

The Wizard or the Mustang engine?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 04:53 PM (QxGJc)

474
X-37: manned by midgets.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 30, 2020 04:53 PM (mht8P)

475 Wife and mother-in-law stayed there. They loved it.

NICE!

Totally booked as of now. Probably due to your fame and notoriety.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:54 PM (JFe9H)

476 I wonder if the Golden Nugget will be opening in Lake Charles, LA.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:54 PM (2DOZq)

477 The launch and entire interview was inspiring, and much needed right now!

With your new, additional TV, you can watch the [D]'s riot and loot on one screen, and you can watch America succeed and excel on the other.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 04:54 PM (Za8VV)

478 >> nteresting video on a Saturn V launch.

That's the famous pad camera E-8 video of Apollo 11. High speed footage slowed down. It's awesome.

The first stage of the Saturn V used five might F-1 engines. The turbine powering the fuel and LOX pumps for those was 55,000 HP.

So that should give you a refence. When your fuel pump is 55,000HP, you've got something.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 30, 2020 04:54 PM (rCwaK)

479
The scale of everything is much more impressive in real life than when you see it on the tube.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 30, 2020 04:47 PM (ZLI7S


Yup. That what gets you. How small you are compared to just how big these man made objects are.

We stuck men on top of the worlds biggest Roman candle and lit it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 04:54 PM (+b1ew)

480 The austronauts have taken off their suits!!!

To the disappointment of some, they are wearing pants.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at May 30, 2020 04:55 PM (9hauA)

481 Going to fly the Dragon around now.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 30, 2020 04:56 PM (ufFY8)

482 Can you please suggest a couple?

She's not impressed so far.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - Have you reported in to your assigned Contact Tracer today? at May 30, 2020 04:43 PM (JFe9H)


Scarlet Pearl is new and shiny, the Beau and Hard Rock are visually interesting (Beau opens Monday), I like IP and Treasure Bay for the gambling aspects. But TB is kinda a dump.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 30, 2020 04:56 PM (Z4rgH)

483 Boeing X 37 was launched on May 17th for a secret mission . I assume it's part of a Space Force mission?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (2DOZq

Project Crossbow?
Posted by: Chris Knight at May 30, 2020 04:51 PM (NgKpN)

The full circle of that name and our space program is kind of weird.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:57 PM (2DOZq)

484 I wonder if the Golden Nugget will be opening in Lake Charles, LA.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here


It won't. Looters stole the gold!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 04:58 PM (L2ZTs)

485 483 Boeing X 37 was launched on May 17th for a secret mission . I assume it's part of a Space Force mission?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:46 PM (2DOZq

Project Crossbow?
Posted by: Chris Knight at May 30, 2020 04:51 PM (NgKpN)

The full circle of that name and our space program is kind of weird.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 30, 2020 04:57 PM (2DOZq)

Well, things are getting kinda weird around here, ya know?

Posted by: Lazlo T. Hollyfeld, at May 30, 2020 04:58 PM (NgKpN)

486 We need ORION. Not the modern pussy version. Old school fucking nuclear weapons to launch a small town sized craft into space.

We needed it 50 years ago.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 04:59 PM (A5zUN)

487 LA protest live now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8OLtiQBHw0

Smoke N' Scan

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:00 PM (qtcsy)

488 Still, 44 years to Alpha Centauri.

I'm game. If we start now, I might still be alive when we got there. Would be a good way to wrap things up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 05:01 PM (A5zUN)

489 To Alpha Centauri would be peanuts after the bike ride I just took

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 05:04 PM (ZCEU2)

490 I know it makes me a Godless commie, but space travel does nothing for me.

When you guys all leave on the Space arks, I'll be leading the Terran separatist movement.

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at May 30, 2020 05:04 PM (icI8A)

491 It won't. Looters stole the gold!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 30, 2020 04:58 PM (L2ZTs)


Not from the Fertitta's.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 05:05 PM (QxGJc)

492 Aetius451AD

The Environmental Impact Statement for Project Orion might be a bit difficult to get approved.

"First we set of an 200MT H-bomb. Then, every second, we only use 40KT atomic bombs. "

Why yes, we are up wind of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Texas. Why do you ask?

And I know that in Footfall. the Orion 'Smite the Aliens Big Dumb Object' was launched from Bremerton, Washington. An awesome ending to that book.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 05:05 PM (u82oZ)

493 Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too

What! No contributions to the NASA Sutra book?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 05:06 PM (u82oZ)

494 Boeing and Lockheed assign their best people to DoD contracts. NASA gets members of the B-teams for Space Station and Commercial Crew (Boeing), and for the Orion lunar capsule (Lockheed).
Posted by: Gref at May 30, 2020 04:19 PM (AMIL/)

Boeing really was Seattle when I was growing up. It employed my dad and probably 20-25 percent of our neighbors, everyone from mechanics to mathematicians (my dad). I didn't know until after my dad died the extent of his involvement in satellite and other space programs- not because it was secret, but because no kids really cared about their parent's jobs. Later, my brother also worked at Boeing for 20+ years, but he is not a fan because of the management changes.

Posted by: LASue at May 30, 2020 05:06 PM (Ed8Zd)

495 I'm surprised there's not a game boy control. Just touching a touch screen to maneuver.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 05:07 PM (BvZkh)

496 495
I'm surprised there's not a game boy control. Just touching a touch screen to maneuver.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 05:07 PM (BvZkh)

Would suck if that cable to the USB port came out.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at May 30, 2020 05:07 PM (ufFY8)

497 Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 05:05 PM (u82oZ)

You'd only need 1080 bombs set off.

And, to be fair, for the largest version (Go Big), you'd have a craft of up to 8,000,000 tons.

You'd only really need to do it once.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 05:08 PM (A5zUN)

498 Just typing that gets me excited.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (A5zUN)

499 I would like that hawt blonde senior engineer operate my Dragon.

Posted by: anchorbabe fashion cop at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (ufFY8)

500 Aetius451AD

I'm going to wait for the spin-dizzies to be invented first.

A Cities in Flight reference.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 30, 2020 05:10 PM (u82oZ)

501 Massive gatherings in LA right now.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:11 PM (WvQcX)

502 Sorry. Chicago. Not LA

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:11 PM (WvQcX)

503 "You see, all the muzzie outreach at NASA has worked. I am the reason this happened today. Because of me, all this was possible. If it wasn't for me, we wouldn't be docking with ISIS soon."
-Berry McFuckstick, trying to be relevant.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:11 PM (7Fj9P)

504 502 Sorry. Chicago. Not LA
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:11 PM (WvQcX)

Both.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8OLtiQBHw0

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:12 PM (qtcsy)

505 In elementary school, I think 5th grade, there was an evening "enrichment" program, I recall half a dozen of us kids - with a Convair rocket scientist. We learned the basics of rocketry, rocket engines, fuels, etc. This was right in the glorious middle of the Gemini/Apollo era.

I know public education is evil and always awful, except it wasn't back then, where I was. With non-unionized teachers, and parents, of a very different generation.

Oh wait - I might have stumbled on something.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:12 PM (El6T/)

506 Split screen:
LA on the left
Chicago on the right

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:12 PM (qtcsy)

507 Looks like round four tonight.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:12 PM (WvQcX)

508 Massive gatherings in LA right now.
==================
Korean's, please report to the nearest roof-top. You are weapons free on my mark...

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:12 PM (7Fj9P)

509 Posted by: LASue at May 30, 2020 05:06 PM (Ed8Zd)

Growing up, I knew our neighbor was in the Air Force.

Found out when I was an adult he had been an SR-71 Pilot, who had been injured in a crash.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:13 PM (NgKpN)

510 To Reggie's girl, there wasn't one muslim in that control room, neither on the rocket nor on the space station..

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 05:13 PM (QxGJc)

511 505 In elementary school, I think 5th grade, there was an evening "enrichment" program, I recall half a dozen of us kids - with a Convair rocket scientist. We learned the basics of rocketry, rocket engines, fuels, etc. This was right in the glorious middle of the Gemini/Apollo era.

I know public education is evil and always awful, except it wasn't back then, where I was. With non-unionized teachers, and parents, of a very different generation.

Oh wait - I might have stumbled on something.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:12 PM (El6T/)

That would have been very cool. Another time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 30, 2020 05:14 PM (A5zUN)

512 LA, Chicago and NY already.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:14 PM (WvQcX)

513 Man, that's a lot of people.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:14 PM (WvQcX)

514 512 LA, Chicago and NY already.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:14 PM (WvQcX)

And Cleveland.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:15 PM (qtcsy)

515 You watching the pot head with the scanners? Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:15 PM (WvQcX)

516 Yep.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:16 PM (qtcsy)

517 Now I really am thinking about cleaning some stuff that fell out of my canoe.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:16 PM (7Fj9P)

518 Ah..city living.


Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:17 PM (WvQcX)

519 JackStraw around?

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:17 PM (qtcsy)

520 LOL

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:17 PM (qtcsy)

521 JackStraw around?
================
I'd feel better if Weasel was around for some real time consulting.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:18 PM (7Fj9P)

522 LA, Chicago and NY already.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:14 PM (WvQcX)

And Cleveland.


I sure hope we've been tracking their comms.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 05:18 PM (1fg6a)

523 521 JackStraw around?
================
I'd feel better if Weasel was around for some real time consulting.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:18 PM (7Fj9P)

Lots of us are well versed in boom sticks. What cha need?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:19 PM (WvQcX)

524 I was just kidding around; the guy on Smoke N' Scan is doing a bong.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:20 PM (qtcsy)

525 But I thought LA was already on its way to Leftist utopia, what are they protesting? Not getting there quick enough?

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 05:20 PM (ZCEU2)

526 Bob and Doug. Take off, eh.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at May 30, 2020 05:21 PM (/aiGx)

527 524 I was just kidding around; the guy on Smoke N' Scan is doing a bong.
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:20 PM (qtcsy)


Lol. What a job. Playing scanners and live YouTube feeds while smoking pot with his cat behind him.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:21 PM (WvQcX)

528 Now Baltimore.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (WvQcX)

529 527 524 I was just kidding around; the guy on Smoke N' Scan is doing a bong.
Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:20 PM (qtcsy)


Lol. What a job. Playing scanners and live YouTube feeds while smoking pot with his cat behind him.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:21 PM (WvQcX)

And still doing a better job of reporting than any of the MSM is.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (NgKpN)

530 Must be five thousand people marching in LA

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (WvQcX)

531 So - a bit of OT pollution allowed here, to keep the pet thread pure? - a few interesting items.

"Immigrant" business owners on Lake in Mpls reportedly returning to stores to try and protect them - since STILL no police/NG presence. Are we seeing the 2nd version of Roof Koreans emerging?

Also - 5K people gathering at 5th Precinct station, which was almost stormed last night.

I've been out of superlatives for years, but I cannot believe what we are seeing here in MN. I know the feds need cooperation to intervene - usually, and effectively and with least risk of disaster - but is Don really gonna let this keep going??

Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (El6T/)

532
And still doing a better job of reporting than any of the MSM is.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (NgKpN

Word. I think M turned me into his channel.

Thanks for that!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:23 PM (WvQcX)

533 Martina Navratilova on Twitter; "What else are they going to blame Obama for? WWII? The assassination of JFK? etc..."
Ted Cruz: "I can affirmatively assure you, he had nothing to do with JFK's assassination."
That's some funny shit, right there.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:23 PM (7Fj9P)

534 530 Must be five thousand people marching in LA
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (WvQcX)

I'd estimate closer to 10 K.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:23 PM (NgKpN)

535 No stopping that crowd if they get froggy. Not sure Commifornia has that many Guard.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:24 PM (WvQcX)

536 Then he holds up his iPhone to the camera.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:25 PM (qtcsy)

537 It really is Citizen Journalism.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:25 PM (qtcsy)

538 Peaceful for now, darkness going to change that or will it end by then?

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 05:26 PM (ZCEU2)

539 I've been out of superlatives for years, but I cannot believe what we are seeing here in MN. I know the feds need cooperation to intervene - usually, and effectively and with least risk of disaster - but is Don really gonna let this keep going??
Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (El6T/)

Under the Constitution, President can't do much until the State Legislature if in session, or the Gov if they are not, ASK for Federal aid to suppress lawlessness.

And with the current Congress he has to be VERY careful with anything they may use to impeach.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:26 PM (NgKpN)

540 Finally, Cleveland gets in on things! We were looking like real slouches this whole time.

Posted by: Broseidon - Now A Scientist, Too at May 30, 2020 05:27 PM (icI8A)

541 Shots fired at police, already, before dark, in Mpls.

"Where, repeat where, is TF34?"


Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:27 PM (El6T/)

542 Lots of us are well versed in boom sticks. What cha need?
=======================
I'm in pretty good shape; just joking around a bit. It's times like these that really make me mourn the past. My father in law had an FFL. i got several of his short stock, but b/c of a nasty divorce, ended up bugging out to Argentina. He took the bulk of his armory w/him. I've only seen a partial inventory, but there was some VERY rare, and useful shit.
After his death, his idiot widow handed it over to the state. It still fucks me up.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:29 PM (7Fj9P)

543 Got an alert on my phone to avoid downtown Columbus. LOL. Haven't been downtown in years.

Posted by: Tuna at May 30, 2020 05:30 PM (gLRfa)

544 535 No stopping that crowd if they get froggy. Not sure Commifornia has that many Guard.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:24 PM (WvQcX)

23k total strength.

40th Infantry Division, Mech.

Key is, no call up.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:31 PM (NgKpN)

545 Impeachment not an issue, I don't think, for Trump (and actually now pretty much damaged beyond repair, possibly forever, by its trivial political abuse this past year).

Trump's first comments on the matter were about not letting it continue if local authorities did not get things under control.

Just wondering out loud what's going on - this incompetence in MN has dragged on far beyond where I thought possible.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:31 PM (El6T/)

546 but is Don really gonna let this keep going??

I'm in the "D5" Chess camp. Allows the [D]'s to show their stuff. If DJT were to do what every other politician has done, this endless cycle will just repeat.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 05:32 PM (XHrkn)

547 Congratulations, Sharon!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 30, 2020 05:32 PM (Lqy/e)

548 If only we could have private space travel without lolbertarian spergs like Musk.

Posted by: non servator at May 30, 2020 05:33 PM (yYEUQ)

549 It's time to start shooting them dead. In big shocking numbers.

Then start arresting the fake reporters.

Posted by: PINOCHET at May 30, 2020 05:33 PM (SJDa9)

550 Smoke N' Scan commenters (big grain of salt!) says that in Chicago, protestors are moving toward Trump Tower, Chicago.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:34 PM (qtcsy)

551 Just wondering out loud what's going on - this incompetence in MN has dragged on far beyond where I thought possible.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:31 PM (El6T/)

MN national Guard has no Infantry units.

Its got Armored and Aviation, plus the command element for a Division.

But the infantry units for the Division are drawn from other States around them.

MN Gov can get boots on the ground, but not the 'right' boots.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:34 PM (NgKpN)

552 Just wondering out loud what's going on - this incompetence in MN has dragged on far beyond where I thought possible.
=================
I know the Cloward/Piven stuff, but at the end of the day, I don't get how this helps the D-tards. Everyone knows who is doing this, they can't deflect to white nationalists, no matter how many masked antifags sport Nazi stuff.
It's just destruction for destruction's sake.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:34 PM (7Fj9P)

553 Add Philadelphia.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:35 PM (qtcsy)

554 Learned reading the comments during the Paris protests its mostly Leftists and henceforth anti-Semitic idiots.

Posted by: Skip at May 30, 2020 05:35 PM (ZCEU2)

555 Must be five thousand people marching in LA
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:22 PM (WvQcX)


Probably protesting Dana Boente's unexpected departure fro the FBI.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at May 30, 2020 05:36 PM (1g7ch)

556
Trump's first comments on the matter were about not letting it continue if local authorities did not get things under control.

Just wondering out loud what's going on - this incompetence in MN has dragged on far beyond where I thought possible.

---------

Trump shouldn't have said a thing. And he shouldn't do a thing, either.

Let Minneapolis burn.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 30, 2020 05:36 PM (h6CJG)

557 Flipped a car; set it on fire.
Philly.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:38 PM (qtcsy)

558 Flipping and burning
we been flippin' and burnin'

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 05:38 PM (QxGJc)

559 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 30, 2020 05:36 PM (h6CJG)

AG Barr surfaced today and said most of the 'protesters' were non locals, and they would be looking into it.

But until they are kicking down the doors of those instigating this online, its just hot air.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 30, 2020 05:39 PM (NgKpN)

560 Let Minneapolis burn.
====================
Agreed. This will hit the little Mogadishu crown the hardest, and Illin' Omer will just stand there and flail. She's an idiot, and deserves everything that comes her way.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:39 PM (7Fj9P)

561 Romeo, no expert on NG training, but would think at least a portion in every state would have civil disturbance training?

As to federal intervention, it's not always "permissive" (with local cooperation), though obviously it can get messy that way.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:40 PM (El6T/)

562 Chess thread is up.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:40 PM (qtcsy)

563 Knood.

Chess thread.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 30, 2020 05:40 PM (m2EfB)

564 That's nasty.
Send in the EPA.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 05:41 PM (QxGJc)

565 In one thread: space flight, car burning.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:42 PM (qtcsy)

566 There's a lot of pent up anger out there.

I'd say 95% is a direct result of the Covid 19 lock down....

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2020 05:43 PM (CqE5x)

567 Protests! Space Launches!!

It's like the '60's, man

Posted by: JoeF. at May 30, 2020 05:44 PM (CqE5x)

568 Trump tweeted that 80% of rioters in Mpls were from out of state.

WTF? That's as absurd as the "white supremacist" nonsense. 80%??

How about Atlanta. How about LA. How about Portland. How about L'ville.

Shutting them down looks the same, wherever they're from (and it's not happening almost anywhere, apparently).


Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:45 PM (El6T/)

569 JoeF., LOL.

Can we leave out the assassinations part?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 30, 2020 05:45 PM (El6T/)

570 I worked at a company In Huntsville that did the original shake testing on the Saturn rockets.


I was in Decatur when they were test firing them. It was like a mild earthquake even that far away.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 30, 2020 05:46 PM (yQpMk)

571 Guy took a hubcap off a police car, then climbed on the car, standing on the roof.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:49 PM (qtcsy)

572 WTF? That's as absurd as the "white supremacist" nonsense. 80%??
=========================
Not picking a fight, but that's NOT absurd. I witnessed this in fake riot 1.0 in Ferguson, MO. In front of the smoking hulk of a Quicktrip, there were at lease 200 protesters, and half of them were waving Palestinian flags.
Now I'm not saying the yutes of N. StL are dumb, but I guarantee you 1 in 10 could find Israel on an unmarked globe. Soros knows what he's doing.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 30, 2020 05:50 PM (7Fj9P)

573 n one thread: space flight, car burning.

Two Americas.

Posted by: t-bird at May 30, 2020 05:52 PM (Za8VV)

574 Missed PDT talking at the Space Center.

Posted by: m at May 30, 2020 05:57 PM (qtcsy)

575 570 I worked at a company In Huntsville that did the original shake testing on the Saturn rockets.


I was in Decatur when they were test firing them. It was like a mild earthquake even that far away.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 30, 2020 05:46 PM (yQpMk


Redstone makes a lot of big booms! Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:57 PM (WvQcX)

576 LA city hall being attacked now

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:59 PM (WvQcX)

577 Taking city hall apart.

It was suggested last night.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 30, 2020 06:01 PM (QxGJc)

578 MN governors daughter just told everyone the National Guard will not be in St Paul tonight.

Loot away.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 06:01 PM (WvQcX)

579 LA city hall being attacked now


It.Moved.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at May 30, 2020 06:06 PM (yQpMk)

580 LA city hall being attacked now
Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 30, 2020 05:59 PM (WvQcX)


Finally some pillage that I can support.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 30, 2020 06:10 PM (kVr0X)

581 THE ANNOYING ORANGE AND HIS SIDEKICK MR. PHATT
THREATEN ANTIFA. LOL GET FUCKED YOU LYING POS.

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE PEACEFUL PROTESTER at May 30, 2020 07:10 PM (Pzzpr)

582 During Challenger, I was active duty in an FTD (Field Training Division), for F-15 armaments. I heard about the situation, and told the instructor that an "O" ring probably failed. Turns out I was right. Of course it was a BIG ) ring......

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Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat