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

zaki at manian.org zaki at manian.org
Sun Jan 17 01:26:37 UTC 2016


Hey Danny,

I'm interested in this idea.

Leave like 3:30 or 4 am?

I have a car and/or would be willing chip in for a rental.




On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM, Danny O'Brien <danny at spesh.com> wrote:

>
>
> 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> wrote:
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>>> 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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