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Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by doug, Jul 7, 2008.

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  1. VolkerP

    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    You must be joking. No cupholders in that space craft! The coffee would evaporate in a second if someone opens the pano roof.
     
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    Learning to drive it should be easy. Learning to drive it well is another matter. It took two years to get my first 60 mpg tank in the Prius...
     
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    +1. Looks great!
     
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    Norbert TSLA will win

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    zack posted this in the TSLA Investors Discussion. Rather than reply there, I figured I'd reply here.

    The article says:
    Do you think Elon being successful with this launch will be something that Obama brings up during his re-election campaign? Would that help or hurt Space X? I'm just wondering what you guys think.
     
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    I don't think it will make any difference two weeks after the election. People don't remember very well and politicians change their tunes at least once an hour.
     
  9. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Nice. Due to unfortunate timing of houseguest arrival, I'll likely be up to see it. Someone pass the popcorn?
     
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    The worst case scenario for this isn't the rocket blowing up on the pad, it is dragon careening out of control and destroying ISS. Let's hope it doesn't happen.
     
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    View of my mission control console at SpaceX HQ in California. Liftoff in 65 minutes.

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    I have no idea what happened but the ignition was aborted. Launch postponed for May 22.
     
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    elonmusk: Launch aborted: slightly high combustion chamber pressure on engine 5. Will adjust limits for countdown in a few days.
     
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    Apparently they had a one-second launch window. Space launches always have delays. Not a big deal, unless you had your popcorn popped and were counting on watching the launch. This mission is too important to take any chances. Good for them, postponing if there was anything not exactly right. I have no doubt that when they do launch, all will go well.
     
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    Norbert TSLA will win

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    #340 Norbert, May 19, 2012
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    SPACEX/NASA DISCUSS LAUNCH ABORT OF FALCON 9 ROCKET
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=nV_JqBOeXMk

    Later, further data showed that the engine #5's chamber pressure was actually trending too high, so that it was correct to abort, however exact reason will be examined later today. If necessary, a replacement engine is available. Apparently the first guess for why this could happen would be that a (fuel-)valve wasn't opening enough, however they already found out that it did open, so they need to inspect the engine to determine what exactly happened.

    Next attempt is (likely) the night Monday to Tuesday, about an hour earlier this time.
     
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