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Outings => Day Hikes => Topic started by: madmaxine on April 23, 2021, 12:36:56 PM

Title: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: madmaxine on April 23, 2021, 12:36:56 PM
From out in the forest we watched the rocket go up.  It was spectacular.  Tellico ran around like a nut.  Max sat and panted.  Tellico found another skunk.  He HATES water.  PITA.  Stinking up the house from the back porch now.

Another day in the life...
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: crashdive123 on April 23, 2021, 04:52:30 PM
Watched it from my front yard as I was about to head out for a meeting.  Pretty spectacular with the whispy clouds.  Made the whold sky light up and you could watch the main rocket coming back down to earth with it's maneuvering thrusters lighting things up.
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: wsdstan on April 23, 2021, 05:06:52 PM
I assume this is the Space X?
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: crashdive123 on April 24, 2021, 04:17:42 AM
I assume this is the Space X?

Yes.

Not my pictures, but here are a few of the pre-dawn flight.

(https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/cmg/CY4E5PWABJARLCN6CQE6UEWGLU.jpg)

(https://www.wuft.org/nation-world/files/2017/12/ap_17357102366030-ae322066b2c47087ada05217d3fd9fa2fc9b63f6-1050x525.jpg)
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: madmaxine on April 24, 2021, 05:56:02 AM
And that halo!  Folks that's not the camera.  That's what it looked like.  At one point it was ginormous.
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: crashdive123 on April 25, 2021, 04:09:39 AM
As an old Shipmate of mine explained.....it was due to being a pre-dawn launch.  While still dark, as the craft gained altitude the sun shined on the exhaust. 
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: madmaxine on April 25, 2021, 06:38:36 AM
That's fascinating. 
Title: Re: Saw the Manned Rocket Take off.
Post by: wsdstan on April 27, 2021, 10:11:55 AM
Thanks Tony, impressive photos.