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The mission was scrubbed at T-minus 16 minutes due to weather and reset for Saturday. The video is worth the watch seeing the newer technology.

 

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I was bummed out it didn't happen today, but I will tune in Saturday as well
 

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I love space, but man, we've essentially wasted so many billions of dollars trying to explore space. That money could be used in such better ways. I mean really, do they think we can inhabit mars? Its colder than cold, and going outside would be a death wish without extreme insulation. And theres no visible water.

With as much debt as our country has, as well as the issues we all face, space exploration should be last on our list.

Rant over lol.
 

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I was sad....but the opportunity is there to see it on Saturday. It’s about a 3 hr drive for me. I witnessed 3 shuttle launches. The ground shakes when the “go fast” button is pressed. And you’re like 4 miles away!

Everyone should see a live launch at least once. Nothing makes you prouder of being an American when you see a manned US crewed rocketship blast off! God Speed to the crew!
 

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Fun fact: the launch pads have water deluge equipment set up for the launch...but not just to cool it. It also dampens the noise of the rocket fire. Otherwise, windows would likely shatter at that 4 miles, along with your eardrums.
 

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  • @Handy_andy_cv64 I didn’t know that...always thought it was to cool the pad and ground from burning up. I’ve been google locals to watch from. Fingers crossed. BTW, those Space X suits are so StarTrekish. Very cool.
 

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I love space, but man, we've essentially wasted so many billions of dollars trying to explore space. That money could be used in such better ways. I mean really, do they think we can inhabit mars? Its colder than cold, and going outside would be a death wish without extreme insulation. And theres no visible water.

With as much debt as our country has, as well as the issues we all face, space exploration should be last on our list.

Rant over lol.
I use to think the same until I went to Kennedy Space Center a few years ago and the tour guide stated every dollar spent on NASA returns ten dollars to the US economy. Seems to check out:

 

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@Frank Lanzisera Totally agree. A lot of the technology we take for granted today originated from the space program.

Yes, it’s insanely expensive but now with Space X and other private companies entering the realm of space exploration, it gets less expensive for us taxpayers.

What really is a shame is the vast amounts of a nation’s resources that is expended on defense. I’m all for the military, don’t get me wrong, but if we didn’t have freakin enemies out there we gotta bomb on occasion to keep them straight, who knows where’d we’d technology wise if we spent defense money on space exploration.
 

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Yeah, I realize a ton of tech has come from the space race. Things we "cant live without" nowadays.

Dont get me started on space-x and that fu××ing creep Elon musk. On a side note, his baby momma is selling her soul to high bidder as an art exhibit... WTF
 

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JFK September 12, 1962...

"We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say that we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.

There is no strife, no prejudice, no national conflict in outer space as yet. Its hazards are hostile to us all. Its conquest deserves the best of all mankind, and its opportunity for peaceful cooperation may never come again. But why, some say, the Moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask, why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas?

We choose to go to the Moon! We choose to go to the Moon...We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win, and the others, too."
 

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Hey... I grew up on Tang. Just say'in.

Ha! I have a container in my cabinet at home right now!!! The wifey saw it when she was grocery shopping and "couldn't resist" This was a couple months back and we have yet to open it...
 

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Ha! I have a container in my cabinet at home right now!!! The wifey saw it when she was grocery shopping and "couldn't resist" This was a couple months back and we have yet to open it...
Anyone remember when Tang came with rubber band powered moon rovers?

Many an hour on the kitchen floor... damn life was simpler back then.
 

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God I used to love Tang..I've lived in Florida for 30 years and never went down to see a launch..that's pretty sad..I remember when I was a kid we used to watch the shuttle launches in school. That was neat, until we saw the Challenger explode..
 

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@jermil01 That’s a shame. I saw around 4 and I’ll never forgot the feeling. Nothing compares to a launch. The trembling ground, the sound. The smell if you’re lucky. The feeling of patriotism flowing along with adrenaline.....it’s a real high. I must see a Space X launch! Planning to go to the next one. No air show, fireworks display, concert, nothing compares.
 
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