[Noisebridge-discuss] Impulse trip down to Vandenberg to see the latest SpaceX launch tomorrow (Sunday)?

Alex Merlin Glowaski alex.glowaski at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 00:39:05 UTC 2016


THAT SOUNDS AWESOME I WANNA GO
On Jan 16, 2016 3:37 PM, "Adrian Chadd" <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Already en route!
>
> -a
> 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.
>>
>>
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/415ppz/tips_on_viewing_sundays_launch_from_vafb/
>>
>> 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
>> afterwards:
>> https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/415ppz/tips_on_viewing_sundays_launch_from_vafb/cz048l0
>>
>> d.
>>
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