[Noisebridge-discuss] Impulse trip down to Vandenberg to see the latest SpaceX launch tomorrow (Sunday)?
adrian.chadd at gmail.com
Sat Jan 16 23:37:14 UTC 2016
Already en route!
On Jan 16, 2016 3:32 PM, "Danny O'Brien" <danny at spesh.com> wrote:
> SpaceX are launching an oceanography satellite tomorrow, and also trying
> another one of their booster rocket return landings tomorrow at Vandenberg,
> which is about 300 miles south of San Francisco. The launch is timed for
> 10.42AM Sunday.
> Is anyone interested in driving down to see it? A regular rocket-watcher
> writes on the SpaceX reddit:
> *If you are on the fence about driving to view...* You should take the
> gamble to come see this launch. It's extremely rare to have a launch be on
> the weekend, during the day and have a 100% weather clearance three days in
> advance. This is the perfect launch to see if you live 200 miles away and
> are considering the drive. It's always a roll of the dice but the odds are
> best on this one.
> I don't drive, but I'd happily pony up fuel or even a car hire to
> accompany someone else down there. We'd have to get up super early, and the
> launch could always be postponed or cancelled for non-weather reasons, but
> remember: we do these things not because they are easy, but because they
> are hard, and also for the chance of wandering around outside military
> installations and having lunch at weird space exploration boom towns
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