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    Today, 12:02 AM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    I suspect the fire right under the fuel tank was boiling off methane faster than it could vent, hence the delayed explosion. The hard landing could...
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Today, 12:00 AM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Upon closer examination of a replay, it landed 3 times! The first landing was quite hard and it visibly bounced. Then it exploded and came down a...
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  • Trebuchet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:56 PM
    Dry roasted, unsalted peanuts for my afternoon snack. I'm trying to be good, I really am, but every time I'm in a store I'm SO tempted to grab a bag...
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  • Trebuchet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Trebuchet replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Nicolas's sig: Landing, on the other hand, is tricky. But they're getting closer. Trivial stuff that makes me happy: I managed to tune in to...
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:51 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Not clear yet if it was a leg failure or if it was engines not working perfectly and landing too hard or a combination. I'm guessing the landing...
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:50 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Eagerly awaiting replay footage of the delayed kaboom...
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  • cjameshuff's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    cjameshuff replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It looked like a fairly hard landing, I expect the legs were mostly pancaked. There wasn't much to them, just something to absorb the shock. ...
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  • selvaarchi's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    selvaarchi replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Congratulations SpaceX :rimshot::clap:
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:44 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It just went boom!
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Success! ...ish. It didn't explode, it is a tiny bit on fire, it landed but crushed its feet or its feet didn't deploy correctly. In loving memory of...
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:37 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    It sounds like legs did not deploy. It is leaning, but it is on the ground.
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    T-10 minutes
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  • Shaula's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    If the are WIMPs then they interact via the weak force. Hence the scintillation detectors work the same way as for neutrinos. The difference is in...
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  • The Backroad Astronomer's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:54 PM
    Sub from Subway after an afternoon of packing furniture from a house now a nap, the hall that they use for the auction is busy tomorrow so they won't...
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:22 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Is that attempt 2 or 3 for today? A little confused by the order of posts here.
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:56 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Looks like they are trying for about 5:30 pm Eastern (4:30 Central)
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:16 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Not yet scrubbed for the day, at least according to the public announcer from SpaceX.
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:13 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Ignition and immediate abort
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  • Swift's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:09 PM
    Swift replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    T minus 4 minutes
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  • schlaugh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:05 PM
    schlaugh replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    From Elon Musk:
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:29 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Abort right after engine ignition (unless this was a static fire, but I doubt it). Nasaspaceflight apparently has info from SpaceX, as their...
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  • schlaugh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 PM
    schlaugh replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    OK, i was extrapolating from the countdown timer.
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    They estimate T-10 minutes as we speak!
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  • Nicolas's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:16 PM
    Nicolas replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Indeed, both on the mass and safety accounts of having more engines restartable. In that case, they'd have to centralize the TEA-TEB tank and add...
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  • schlaugh's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    schlaugh replied to a thread SpaceX in Space Exploration
    Looks like SN10 may go shortly. Currently they're venting methane and the next step is engine chill followed by launch. ...
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  • Torsten's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:14 PM
    I was reading a perspective a month ago in Science, "Sex differences in immune responses". The precise age mentioned in these paragraphs struck me: ...
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  • Trebuchet's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
    May be too much hazard associated with that; unexpended propellants and such.
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