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Off To Mojave

Unfortunately, not me. Clark Lindsey is going, though, for tomorrow's historic flight. Here's hoping he finds an internet connection.

I'll have to watch on teevee again (which, truth be told, actually provides a better view of the flight than being there does). Still, I'd like to be in attendance, but now that I'm in Florida, it's a lot harder to justify a cross-country trip for it than a two-hour drive up from LA.

Posted by Rand Simberg at October 03, 2004 09:24 AM
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At least for y'all on the left coast, the flight is at a reasonable hour. :)

Posted by Derek L. at October 3, 2004 09:31 AM

In what sense is Florida on the "left" coast, Derek?

Posted by Rand Simberg at October 3, 2004 09:37 AM

On the last flight they shutdown the engine about 11 seconds early... The best seconds as well... I'm wondering what altitude they could actually reach.

It also looks like they will be able to scale up the concept quite well (at least to a 5 passenger version.)

Has anybody heard what the thinking on the shuttlecock reentry would be like from a true orbit?

Posted by ken anthony at October 3, 2004 09:44 AM

Looks pretty much like the left coast from here... ;-)

Ken: "I had 11 seconds more of burn -- I could have gone to 360,000 feet today ..." -

Posted by Andrew Gray at October 3, 2004 10:25 AM

I got the impression that you weren't on the "right" coast, Rand. Nyuck nyuck nyuck.

Posted by Karl Hallowell at October 3, 2004 11:19 AM

In the sense that one my first cup of coffee, my directions get a little scrambled.. ;)

Is their life before caffiene?

Posted by Derek L. at October 3, 2004 12:04 PM

I'm quite disappointed that no one saw fit to inform the uninformed, ie: me, that Discovery Channel is running a Burt Rutan special tonite, Sunday 10/3, "Black Sky".
While not in any sense a current news item, sure is a good recap of what's gone before.
It's just getting better and better, a two hour program beginning 2100 EDT, satellite gives it to me at 1800PDT.

Posted by Mike Daley at October 3, 2004 07:27 PM

I just mailed this to Rand so he could post it, but the die-hards are probably reading this, anyway. :) As far as I can tell, NASA TV isn't covering this launch - it's not listed on their programming updates, anyway, though they do have links to a seperate webcast of it. It looks like The Science Channel (284 DirecTV) has picked it up, starting at 0900 Eastern.

Posted by at October 3, 2004 07:47 PM

That Discovery channel special was excellent! He mentioned Tier1-suborbital, Tier2-orbital, and Tier3-beyond LEO. Burt's a true visionary, he's not going to stop with the X-Prize.

Posted by B.Brewer at October 3, 2004 07:53 PM

Indeed, the Science Channel will cover, channel 193 on the dish network. If your cable carries, congrats.

Posted by Mike Daley at October 3, 2004 08:38 PM

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