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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 14:01 | Message # 106
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So that's how Richard Branson came up with the name of his company.

Well we're talking about the Inspiration Mars mission, but I get that you're bending the subject for the sake of the joke. It was a valiant effort, but the joke just doesn't work very well imo wacko





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 14:02
 
midtskogenDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 15:57 | Message # 107
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It was a valiant effort, but the joke just doesn't work very well imo

Yeah yeah. Right above your comment was Branson's spaceship with a huge Virgin logo on it, so it was hard not to make the connection.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 16:40 | Message # 108
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Right above your comment was Branson's spaceship with a huge Virgin logo on it, so it was hard not to make the connection.

No, that part I got, and it worked well in that sense. But the logic in the joke was just a bit too weak for me. Hence my "almost but not quite" reaction.





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DisasterpieceDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 20:05 | Message # 109
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So that's how Richard Branson came up with the name of his company.

Bravo, sir.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 21:20 | Message # 110
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The Orbital Sciences Antares launch vehicle will attempt its first launch in about 40 minutes (21:00 UTC). On later flights Antares will deliver the Cygnus spacecraft to the ISS for cargo resupply operations. Will edit this post with more info after launch or abort.

UPDATE: Launch aborted.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 21:49
 
NovaSiliskoDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 22:02 | Message # 111
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Pulling a SpaceX, I see! tongue
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 22:15 | Message # 112
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Pulling a SpaceX, I see!

Who's pulling a SpaceX? Certainly not Orbital since their problem was not one SpaceX would have ever had... (if you couldn't tell, I am not a fan of Orbital, and I'm a big fan of SpaceX).

Unless you're talking about me and the updates, in which case still no. I was not going to devote more than one or two posts to this mission, and I doubt that I will even for a Cygnus mission, because of my aforementioned dislike of OSC.





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Wednesday, 17.04.2013, 22:16
 
NovaSiliskoDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 02:57 | Message # 113
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Nah, I'm just recalling the SpaceX COTS-2 launch that was aborted just before liftoff as well (although more dramatically in that case, at T-0.5s)

However, Orbita's problem is far more comical. I wish I had been watching the live stream, just to see the umbilical go "lol bye" and pop off the rocket completely at random.


Edited by NovaSilisko - Saturday, 20.04.2013, 02:59
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Saturday, 20.04.2013, 10:37 | Message # 114
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I'm just recalling the SpaceX COTS-2 launch that was aborted just before liftoff as well

The problem in that case was a bit more understandable (also SpaceX had much less experience with launching orbital rockets than Orbital does, so they can get away with the "we're new at this" excuse).

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I wish I had been watching the live stream, just to see the umbilical go "lol bye" and pop off the rocket completely at random.

I was watching the stream but didn't see that unfortunately. Would have been lolz. Anyway, next launch attempt is today at 5pm EDT (21:00 UTC)





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NovaSiliskoDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 22:10 | Message # 115
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I swear, the guy announcing the launch parameters has said "nominal" several thousand times. The word's lost meaning the amount of times it's been said tongue
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 22:13 | Message # 116
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I swear, the guy announcing the launch parameters has said "nominal" several thousand times.

I was thinking the same thing happy It was a beautiful launch, too bad the rocket cam messed up right after second stage ignition, I was looking forward to seeing all that hardware in the rear view. I also missed second stage cutoff because my stream derped, but that's what replays are for.





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NovaSiliskoDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 22:13 | Message # 117
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"The launch was nominal"



I half expected the second stage to blow up and him to keep saying it was nominal for five minutes or something.


Edited by NovaSilisko - Sunday, 21.04.2013, 22:14
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 22:55 | Message # 118
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If anyone wants to see a nice launch (and hear the word "nominal" more times than you ever thought possible) then here's NASA TV's coverage of today's Antares flight.






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NovaSiliskoDate: Sunday, 21.04.2013, 23:46 | Message # 119
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Somebody should do a count... I would but I'm lazy.
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Monday, 22.04.2013, 00:24 | Message # 120
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Somebody should do a count...

I think I just might be curious enough to do that.

UPDATE: I counted exactly 100 occurrences of the word "nominal" in that video, but I probably missed a few.





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