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Kenny Solomon

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Male Bovine Excrement In Extremis
« on: November 11, 2017, 08:34:47 AM »




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Supply run to space station delayed by stray plane.

Wallops Island, Virginia - The Associated Press - 11 November 2017  ---  A supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed a day by a stray plane.

Everything was going well in Saturday morning's launch countdown in Virginia.  But at the last minute, a plane flew into the restricted airspace at Wallops Island.  That prompted NASA's commercial shipper, Orbital ATK, to call off the liftoff.



The Virginia-based company will try again Sunday morning to launch its unmanned Antares rocket with 7,400 pounds of cargo.  The Cygnus cargo ship contains fresh fruit, vegetables and ice cream bars for the six station astronauts, plus mealworms and micro clover for student experiments.

This will be Orbital ATK's first launch from its home base in more than a year.  The last time it made a station delivery, it used another company's rocket flying from Cape Canaveral, Florida.





Y'all have a clue of the air-security of a launch even from a 'private' facility ?   Hmmmmm ?   That "stray plane"..... tain't no way - no effing way - tain't no way it's a "stray".

Think about it for a bit.

No "alert five", or anything like that.  Assets in the air.  Waiting.  Watching.

Norfolk NAS - with the highest-tech mil-gear and some of the most sh*t-hot stick jockeys on the planet - is approximately 90 miles south on a straight line.

"Stray."

Yeah, okay.

Right.










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Re: Male Bovine Excrement In Extremis
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2017, 09:13:18 AM »

ATK is a very, VERY big company is the military-industrial complex.  That can problem create any situation they'd want. 
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Re: Male Bovine Excrement In Extremis
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2017, 12:39:48 PM »

Pilot of the 'stray' plan is probably senile, like many of them are getting nowadays, and this is how he gets caught and grounded.
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Re: Male Bovine Excrement In Extremis
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2017, 02:06:02 PM »




Update.

Apparently there ain't just food 'n school experiments in the bay.

There's a (formerly super-double-secret-probation) mil-sat on board gettin' placed.  Laser comms gear for ultra-hig-speed comms up and down.  Kinda sorta maybe a game-changer kinda thing.


"Stray plane."




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Re: Male Bovine Excrement In Extremis
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2017, 08:35:20 AM »




It's up.


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Orbital ATK’s Antares rocket has launched a Cygnus spacecraft on Sunday, beginning the company’s CRS-8 Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station.


Liftoff, from Launch Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Virginia, came after Saturday’s attempt was scrubbed due to a plane in the hazard area.



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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2017, 10:13:07 AM »

I noticed a lot more buzz in my usual space flight about that this morning than before. It's almost as if this was the intended launch date all along. 

BTW, they named the ship the S.S. Gene Cernan, after Apollo 17 astronaut and the last man to walk on the moon, who died earlier this year.  Kinda cool.   
Maybe they weren't done painting the name on the side?
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