[Space] Spacedroid launch (SpaceBridgeBeta) this Saturday!

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 13:50:25 PDT 2010


Well, considering we didn't launch until after 4PM last time, this isn't
unprecedented.  I only anticipate it taking us about 2 hours after we depart
to launch, especially since we have the payload all together and the balloon
inflation down.

Besides, it's kind of unreasonable to ask this crowd to do anything before
10AM.  The realism is, if you did, then we still wouldn't make it out before
then anyway.  But thanks for the reminder.  I know a lot of us have trouble
even making it out by that time and a bit of a nudge is useful in getting us
out of bed in a timely fashion.

Christie
_______
"We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17

The outer bounds is only the beginning.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/


On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM, Rick Mann <rmann at latencyzero.com> wrote:

> I wanted to point out that a 10 am meet time in SF is probably too late.
> Perhaps you guys know better, because you've done this once, but it seems
> like you probably won't get out to that site 'till three hours later,
> putting launch at probably 1:30 or 2 pm. Several hours of flight, and you'll
> be pushing a setting sun during recovery, probably not ideal. If any delays
> occur, of course, it could go much later.
>
> Is that suggested launch site still the plan of record?
>
> --
> Rick
>
> On Mar 25, 2010, at 13:38:10, Greg Stramback wrote:
>
> > still very up in the air for me.  all hell is breaking loose at work and
> the mutterings of having to work over the weekend have returned.
> >
> > i probably won't know until late tomorrow.
> >
> > -g-
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:48 AM, <nils at shkoo.com> wrote:
> > Did you figure out if you're going or not?
> >
> > I can also drive.  I have 4wd and 5 seats for people including driver (6
> if we're friendly), minus whatever room we want to take up for equipment.
> Mine's a SUV (nissan xtera) not a pickup, so that's an added consideration
> when evaluating cargo needs.
> >
> > If we have a lot of people who want to go with, maybe we should both
> drive... :)
> >
> > -nils
> >
> >
> > On Mon, 22 Mar 2010, Greg Stramback wrote:
> >
> > Depending on how things go, I might be available for this Saturday.
> >
> > That said, I have room to comfortably fit 3 passengers with me, laptops,
> > gear in the truck bed etc.  I have a full suite of radio gear on 6m, 2m
> > 70cm... the 6m and 2m gear are 110w Motorola monsters.  Also have a
> Kenwood
> > d710 in the truck for APRS yummyness.  I have 4 additional UHF portables
> on
> > commercial frequencies licensed for myself and for Burning Man.
> >
> > Fuel costs are of no concern to me.
> >
> > I'll know for certain if I can make it within the next 24hrs.
> >
> > -g-
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 12:58 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > Oooh, I have some nice sarongs.  But I already have a nice pair of pants
> > picked out.
> >
> > 1. I'm coming and I'm retrieving Blake so he can come (and stay to the
> end)
> > too.
> >
> > 2. I will show up just as soon as I can manage to get out of bed and run
> > fetch Blake from his place across town.  It is my intention that this
> will
> > be well before 10AM, but you know how intentions go.
> >
> > 3. I am bringing my van, which should be hauling helium.  I will have
> > enough room to take 1? 2? more than are already committed. (Mikolaj, want
> to
> > ride with me again?)  I would like to see fewer, larger vehicles running.
>  I
> > thought before it'd be better to have lots of chase vehicles to surround
> the
> > thing, but it seems to me that it'd be more efficient and fun to have us
> all
> > load up in fewer vehicles.  The biggest expense from the last launch was
> > gas.
> >
> > 4. I think I'm loading up a lot of the stuff from Noisebridge in the van,
> > including the helium.  I am also bringing tape. And maybe a stapler to
> > staple tape (seriously) so we're not reliant on adhesives.
> >
> > _______
> > "We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
> > scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
> >
> > The outer bounds is only the beginning.
> > http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 11:56 AM, Mikolaj Habryn <dichro at rcpt.to> wrote:
> >
> > 1. I'm coming.
> > 2. 10am sounds tractable - leaves us some time to faff around but still
> > get out there and setting up by midday.
> > 4. I'm bringing pants. And everybody else should too (exception granted
> > for kilts/skirts/sarongs for those so inclined).
> >
> > m.
> >
> > On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Ariel Waldman <ariel at arielwaldman.com
> >wrote:
> >
> > Starting a thread for everyone to coordinate:
> >
> > 1. who's coming
> > 2. when are we meeting up at Noisebridge to drive out (sounding like it
> > might be 10am on the 27th, someone needs to confirm)
> > 3. how many seats/cars available to drive up to the launch location
> > 4. who's bringing what
> >
> > For me:
> > 1. I'm coming
> > 4. I'm bringing bright pink streamers
> >
> > Miscellaneous question: what did everyone do for food last time? :)
> >
> >
> > Ariel Waldman | digital anthropologist
> >
> > [ http://arielwaldman.com | http://spacehack.org ]
> >
> >
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