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Space, Stargazing and the Night Sky

Discussion in 'TalkCeltic Pub' started by Marty McFly, May 27, 2020.

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  1. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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    Thought I'd fire a thread up.

    Tonight, at 21:33 UK time a SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket will blast off from NASA's Cape Canaveral Florida.

    The mighty rocket will be carrying two Astronauts to the International Space Station inside a new Crew Dragon Spacecraft. This is the first ever commercial launch of Astronauts into space by a private company, SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2.

    You can watch the launch live on the links above. After lift off, you may be able to see the Crew Dragon spacecraft around 15 minutes later passing over the United Kingdom. An unmissable and historic sight!

    The launch is planned for 21:33 UK time. This may change, so stay up to date on launch timings with @VirtualAstro on twitter and Facebook. @VirtualAstro will also post up to the minute alerts on spotting the Spacecraft as it passes over the UK and Western Europe.
     
  2. paulie walnuts Gold Member Gold Member

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    Watching this with great interest. Fascinated by this kind of thing.
    Great to see President Trump has time to attend as well.
     
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    Love this stuff. It's fascinating
     
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    That was a let down
     
  5. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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  6. Idioteque I’ll laugh until my head comes off Gold Member

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    You would think NASA would have accurate weather forecasting equipment ffs :56:
     
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    The globe is flat. :84:
     
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    Be as nice a night on Saturday to get out for a swatch.

    I was on a plane to Florida the last Shuttle flight, we seen it from the plane. Then we went to Kennedy the following day, a retired astronaut was there speaking to folk walking about and taking pics etc...

    My mind was absolutely blown by it, didn’t bother my shirt before it and suddenly became a massive space geek.

    They have the absolute best, that’s why it was postponed? :97:
     
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  10. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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    Aye, we go again Saturday

    20:22 our time
     
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    15 minutes ahead of launch?
     
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    Weather is ever changing mate, it’s not a fixed thing :56: there was lightning in the direction it was heading.
     
  13. paulie walnuts Gold Member Gold Member

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    Thanks for explaining. I’d no idea.
     
  14. FATLAZYBHOY Born in the steamie Gold Member

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    Hurricane bawbag was approaching
    Oops, seems trump was already there.
     
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    My da seen one taking off in Florida about 15 year ago,i was in Florida with the family the year before that takeoff, then the year after I was not allowed to go,coz I was a bad boy:56::frown:was gutted I didnt get to go that holiday.
     
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    Anno exactly lol,although I was watching a doc about the Bermuda triangle recently, the weather's really unpredictable in Florida and surrounding regions,there's a ton load of weather anomalies n phonemenea that I did not know even existed and can appear from nowhere.
     
  17. Marty McFly Johnny Mac’s Roadie Gold Member

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    Not quite the night sky but

    Anyone else catch that A330 that flies over every day around 3pm?

    It's a Beijing to Dublin flight, I get pure excited every time as the sky is so clear just now and there are so few flights, pretty * loud considering its 40,000 feet up
     
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    It flew directly over me yesterday. An impressive sight in the blue sky.
    Still find it strange though that you can fly to Beijing with a bunch of strangers but can’t enter the home of a family member :39:
     
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    Aye Mrs and I just had that very conversation
     
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    ISS flyover from a few hrs ago over Stratford London, long exposure. Will be set up tomorrow for the space x capsule. Fingers crossed 5692193A-CD3D-4358-837A-37A959B08095.jpeg