Ontopic Mission to Uranus

Immigrant

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That Saturday launch was one of the coolest things ever. It left fast, unlike the Saturn V, and when the first stage landed, I think my dick moved a little. So fucking cool.
 
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Mr. Asa

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I was filled with anxiety the whole time. I wasnt able to relax until they were in orbit.
Same.

Sidenote, does it piss anyone else off that they fucking start talking and commenting as if everything was good before they get to a safe point for an abort? They started running their mouths before they even fucking reached MECO
 

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Insert hollow earth joke here

 
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Josh

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Has anyone gotten up before dawn to spot Comet NEOWISE? Should be visible naked eye in the Northeastern skies low on the horizon before dawn. Would look even better using a pair of binoculars. In short order it will be visible in early evening. I've had too much fog outside in the morning (and inside my head before 5am) to bother getting up early.

edit: https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-comet-c2020-f3-neowise
 
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Has anyone gotten up before dawn to spot Comet NEOWISE? Should be visible naked eye in the Northeastern skies low on the horizon before dawn. Would look even better using a pair of binoculars. In short order it will be visible in early evening. I've had too much fog outside in the morning (and inside my head before 5am) to bother getting up early.

edit: https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-comet-c2020-f3-neowise
Our pesky mountains to the NE are blocking it right now.
 
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Has anyone gotten up before dawn to spot Comet NEOWISE? Should be visible naked eye in the Northeastern skies low on the horizon before dawn. Would look even better using a pair of binoculars. In short order it will be visible in early evening. I've had too much fog outside in the morning (and inside my head before 5am) to bother getting up early.

edit: https://earthsky.org/space/how-to-see-comet-c2020-f3-neowise
Dude! I am so going to look for it. I'm always up before dawn, the wife's joke is, "Ed's other job is waking up the sun." 4:01 - up for the day!
 
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Josh

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@Josh How bright is this comet? The dog woke me up at 5am. I looked to the NE. The sky was a bit hazy, but I saw something pretty damn bright. Seemed too bright for a comet, but maybe?
Supposedly around magnitude 2 or around the brightness of Polaris (the north star). Definitely naked eye visible. It has an apparent tail as well.
 

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Supposedly around magnitude 2 or around the brightness of Polaris (the north star). Definitely naked eye visible. It has an apparent tail as well.
Didn't happen for me.
I was up at right time, 3 days in a row. Overcast as a bitch - not a star in the sky despite me being in the sticks and on the highest point for several miles around.
 
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