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  1. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    at 27 seconds I "think" I can see them - but they don't seem to have deployed !

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  2. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Thanks Bill - that explains that then.
    But boy - you'd have to ACE a landing with such a small footprint - and on a level flat surface.
    Step up Dan Dare - Pilot of the Future lol !
    Interesting...
  3. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    But they deploy tripod landing gear before touchdown ! - there is no landing gear installed that I can see on SN8 !

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  4. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    I've been reviewing the footage of the Starship launch after a friend who did not see it asked me to send him a link. I looked around for the best full flight to show him when something dawned on me...
  5. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    The footage of the horizontal skydive reminded me so much of the old ufo shots of hovering "Cylinder Motherships" as pic 2 above of Bill's shows.
    So is SpaceX the first to try this manoeuvre or were...
  6. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Wow !
    Great test of the Raptors and the aerodynamics.
    Not far of nailing a landing as well !!
  7. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    40 minutes estimated :thumbsup:
  8. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Raptor abort - stand down for day

    LOL - Looks like my last two posts got delayed and posted after the event.
  9. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    T minus 2 minutes
  10. Re: SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Loading propellant now
    Popcorn at the ready and fingers crossed for a successful launch and test flight !
  11. SpaceX Launch LIVE test flight Starship SN8

    Could be spectacular - one way or the other !

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