SpaceX readies for launch this Saturday, May 19, 2012

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13 Responses to “SpaceX readies for launch this Saturday, May 19, 2012”

  1. Stefan Jones says:

    I’m trying not to get emotionally invested in this launch, to avoid disappointment if something goes wrong and because, well, it’s not exactly new territory technologically.

    But still, SQUEEEE!, private space launch! 

    • niktemadur says:

      Hell yeah, if there are no setbacks, this is a HUGE step forward and genuine cause for celebration, pretty pleeeeeze!

    • Culturedropout says:

      Right there with ya’ man.  I just wish I could afford to stay up that long past my bedtime to watch it live.  How dare they schedule this at a time when any self-respecting geek will just have gone to bed?

      Elon, buddy – best of luck in the world on this.  I’ve wanted to see this moment since I was a child reading Robert Heinlein novels in the 70′s.  Kick some ass!

  2. Gideon Jones says:

    That was oddly depressing.  I was expecting the opposite.

  3. Gideon Jones says:

    That was oddly depressing.  I was expecting the opposite.

  4. Can’t freaking wait!!!!!!!

  5. penguinchris says:

    There’s a real Ron Burgundy vibe from the people hosting the feed right now.

    edit: Ha, Elon Musk made the same comment on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/elonmusk/status/203763928063410176

    • penguinchris says:

      And, wow… intense & suspenseful couple seconds when ignition failed. Oh well. I’m up all night anyway.

  6. HahTse says:

    Is there a date for the next try yet?

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