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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #320 on: June 21, 2015, 07:21:35 PM »

+100

I was just looking through my pics from the first two miles and I'm itching for more.
nuuuu lets start planning

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #321 on: July 08, 2015, 12:43:14 AM »
So that he'll have someone to outrun... ;)
Well said!

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #322 on: July 08, 2015, 10:52:39 PM »
I've always wanted to see a rocket launch, but was never in FL when they were actually doing one.
Flying in for it is hard because they often reschedule - at least on revenue.
After getting into the miles game, it's easier on an avios ticket (well, unless they reschedule within 24 hours of flight).
In any case, the next launch from Canaveral (1 hr drive from MCO) is scheduled for 7/15 11:36am, and I booked the AA JFK->MCO flight at 7am (arriving 9:30, so I hope to have enough time to get the car and drive over there).

Anyone interested in coming for a spaceflight DO? :)

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #323 on: July 08, 2015, 11:03:24 PM »
Tempting, but the CLE flight doesn't arrive until 9:46.
Slight delay and it's all in-vain.
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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #324 on: July 08, 2015, 11:18:49 PM »
I've always wanted to see a rocket launch, but was never in FL when they were actually doing one.
Flying in for it is hard because they often reschedule - at least on revenue.
After getting into the miles game, it's easier on an avios ticket (well, unless they reschedule within 24 hours of flight).
In any case, the next launch from Canaveral (1 hr drive from MCO) is scheduled for 7/15 11:36am, and I booked the AA JFK->MCO flight at 7am (arriving 9:30, so I hope to have enough time to get the car and drive over there).

Anyone interested in coming for a spaceflight DO? :)

Once saw one from a plane window...

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #325 on: July 08, 2015, 11:27:45 PM »

Tempting, but the CLE flight doesn't arrive until 9:46.
Slight delay and it's all in-vain.

It's 35 minutes to the coast (Titusville) where you can see the launch. 1hr to Playalinda beach, which is the closest point to the pad you can get. So if running late you can stop at the coast and watch from there.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #326 on: July 08, 2015, 11:31:59 PM »
Plus time to get off the plane, get to the car rental facility, etc.
Seems risky to me.

Do they not have afternoon launches?
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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #327 on: July 08, 2015, 11:51:04 PM »
I was in MIA when the final Shuttle mission launched. It still hurts that I couldn't make it up there :'(.

For us in the Northeast, the Wallops Flight Facility in VA might be a better option:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-wallops-visitor-center-launch-viewing/#.VZ3uFXpVhBc

In fact, the launches are sometimes visible from NYC as well. I will yet get a picture like this one day ;D:



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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #328 on: July 08, 2015, 11:52:16 PM »

Plus time to get off the plane, get to the car rental facility, etc.
Seems risky to me.

Do they not have afternoon launches?

It all depends on where they need to get the satellite to.
Next one is scheduled for July 22, 8pm.
http://www.mynews13.com/launch-schedule.html

But they get delayed even more often than airlines :)

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #329 on: July 08, 2015, 11:54:34 PM »

I was in MIA when the final Shuttle mission launched. It still hurts that I couldn't make it up there :'(.

For us in the Northeast, the Wallops Flight Facility in VA might be a better option:

https://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-wallops-visitor-center-launch-viewing/#.VZ3uFXpVhBc

In fact, the launches are sometimes visible from NYC as well. I will yet get a picture like this one day ;D:



Yeah, I wasn't able to see that one from where i was at the time, still regretting it.
They don't launch as often as Canaveral, and the last big one blew up quite spectacularly if I remember correctly.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #330 on: July 08, 2015, 11:56:46 PM »
In fact looks like the next one from Wallops is 'no earlier than Oct 27'.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #331 on: July 09, 2015, 07:27:01 AM »
Tempting, but the CLE flight doesn't arrive until 9:46.
Slight delay and it's all in-vain.

dan do you think when virgin galactic starts commercial trips to space, we'll be able to redeem them with virgin Atlantic miles?  ;)

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #332 on: July 09, 2015, 07:36:22 AM »


I've always wanted to see a rocket launch

I saw one, but it was a tiny Qassam

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #333 on: July 09, 2015, 07:44:06 AM »


I saw one, but it was a tiny Qassam

Lol. I saw a few get shot down. Not going up.
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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #334 on: July 09, 2015, 12:19:57 PM »
I've always wanted to see a rocket launch, but was never in FL when they were actually doing one.
Flying in for it is hard because they often reschedule - at least on revenue.
After getting into the miles game, it's easier on an avios ticket (well, unless they reschedule within 24 hours of flight).
In any case, the next launch from Canaveral (1 hr drive from MCO) is scheduled for 7/15 11:36am, and I booked the AA JFK->MCO flight at 7am (arriving 9:30, so I hope to have enough time to get the car and drive over there).

Anyone interested in coming for a spaceflight DO? :)
I have a friend who is a space nut. Apparently NASA sometimes has these lotteries for spots to see it even closer than the locations listed below, and he enlisted all his friends to enter the lottery for him.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #335 on: July 16, 2015, 05:38:53 PM »
So, just to update - I did go to see the launch yesterday - and even though there was a problem with the rental car I did make it there on time.
I'll try to post a TR soon.

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #336 on: July 16, 2015, 05:59:27 PM »
Oh this thread ? What now ? :)

Dan, please (moaning)...

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #337 on: July 16, 2015, 10:12:59 PM »
So, just to update - I did go to see the launch yesterday - and even though there was a problem with the rental car I did make it there on time.
I'll try to post a TR soon.
Please do, always wanted to see one up close...

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« Reply #338 on: July 17, 2015, 03:11:55 AM »
Please do, always wanted to see one up close...
A trip report?

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Re: DansDeals Adventure DO
« Reply #339 on: July 21, 2015, 12:25:21 AM »
We're planning a trip to the Colorado Rockies from July 29 - ~August 5. Basically 1 week of intense hiking and camping out. We have 2 people joining so far. Anyone else interested?