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

Danny O'Brien danny at spesh.com
Sun Jan 17 00:42:38 UTC 2016


On Saturday, January 16, 2016, Alex Merlin Glowaski <alex.glowaski at gmail.com>
wrote:

> THAT SOUNDS AWESOME I WANNA GO
>

You got a car? Want to hire one with me? I only research about asteroid
mining: I don't really know how to get out of San Francisco



> On Jan 16, 2016 3:37 PM, "Adrian Chadd" <adrian.chadd at gmail.com
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','adrian.chadd at gmail.com');>> wrote:
>
>> Already en route!
>>
>> -a
>> On Jan 16, 2016 3:32 PM, "Danny O'Brien" <danny at spesh.com
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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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