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    Default The SpaceX spectacle.

    Did ya see it in the sky last night ? Pretty cool looking I took these pics from my Riverside front yard. At first I thought North Korea's Kim Jong Un had something to do with it.Click image for larger version. 

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    Vandenberg launches are always fun to watch. I was really impressed at how far downrange the second stage remained visible, which was a lot longer than any non-SpaceX launch I've ever seen. I don't have the downrange photo available, but it was quite visible and moving fast even at 5 degrees above the southern horizon (I would have stayed out longer but I was in the middle of cooking an early Christmas dinner ).


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    Yeah it was pretty cool,kinda of funny to see the response of many who couldn’t figure it out,my neighbor thought it was an airplane coming apart.

    Cya Tuna Vic

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    I saw it too coming back from Lake Wohlford. (I didn't know what it was either) So I told my friend who was with me, "it was a UFO and must have been some kind of space ship." I wasn't that far off!!! lol
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    It happened to coincide with intermission during a show at Dodger Stadium and many people thought it was part of the show.

    People were in awe. It reminded me of this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    It happened to coincide with intermission during a show at Dodger Stadium and many people thought it was part of the show.

    People were in awe. It reminded me of this:

    Hey, it was 'Dodger' stadium. Of course it reminded you of that....lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Hey, it was 'Dodger' stadium. Of course it reminded you of that....lmao
    A Cirque du Soleil crowd is vastly different than the regular crew of knuckle heads that assemble at the ravine during the season. I can only imagine if the left field pavilion bought tickets to be under the blue and yellow big top, asking the usher which acrobat is from the visiting team so they can boo them during their performance, and in what inning they stopped serving booze.

    So, it was rather interesting seeing individuals who were at one moment talking about about the aggressiveness of their ETFs and their 401k's liquidity, then turning around and saying, "Oooooh! Aliens!" while pointing at the sky.

    Then debating with their buddy whether it was aliens or the northern lights.

    "We're a long ways from Scandinavia, sir."

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    I'm more excited on the payload that came outta Cape Canaveral recently. So secretive, Space X cancelled the live stream?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    I'm more excited on the payload that came outta Cape Canaveral recently. So secretive, Space X cancelled the live stream?

    http://www.newsweek.com/spacex-falco...ma-lost-775069

    "Elon Musk’s SpaceX finally launched its mysterious Zuma satellite on Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. To viewers of the live stream, the launch seemed like a success. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying Zuma blasted off and appeared to shed “stage one,” as planned.

    However, cameras did not follow stage two of the rocket, and reports suggest Zuma may not have reached its final orbit."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkShadow View Post
    http://www.newsweek.com/spacex-falco...ma-lost-775069

    "Elon Musk’s SpaceX finally launched its mysterious Zuma satellite on Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida. To viewers of the live stream, the launch seemed like a success. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying Zuma blasted off and appeared to shed “stage one,” as planned.

    However, cameras did not follow stage two of the rocket, and reports suggest Zuma may not have reached its final orbit."
    Reported to have failed and into the Pacific with a top secret satellite attached. I wonder who all is looking for that thing right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent View Post
    Reported to have failed and into the Pacific with a top secret satellite attached. I wonder who all is looking for that thing right now?
    I think you mean the Atlantic. Payload was launched from Cape Canaveral.

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