Scorchio! Parker Solar Probe to come closer to the Sun than any spacecraft in history

Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by editor, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looking forward to this one:

  2. farmerbarleymow

    farmerbarleymow cooking expert and general daft apeth

    Hope it doesn't get vapourised by a sun burp. :(
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  3. MikeMcc

    MikeMcc Well-Known Member

    That's going to pretty impressive engineering to keep anything working in that environment.
  4. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    The launch is at 08.33 this morning.


    Tune to Nasa TV.
  5. S☼I

    S☼I it's my room get out

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  6. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Ah, launch at 08.53.

    They changed the time without consulting me. Outrage.

  7. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

  8. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Oh god the comments :facepalm:

    "Launching at night to fool us"

    Not enough :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
  9. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

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  10. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Er, no and I'm not sure why anyone would tbh.

    I take it you did, so perhaps you can explain?
  11. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

    Vanity, personal investment. The idea of my name crashing into the sun makes me smile
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  12. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

  13. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Okay, 09.28 am for launch.

    Launching rockets is frustrating. It's like getting a 8-year-old out to school on a Monday morning.
  14. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Launch delayed again, going for 9.28 now
  15. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Argh! Back to T minus 4 :mad:
  16. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Bollocks. Missed the window for today
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  17. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Turnips - big! Swedes - small!

    Delayed for 24 hours now?
  18. Chemical needs

    Chemical needs stirring

  19. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

    Fucking typical of owt I put my name to
  20. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Scrubbed for 24 hours.

    But, hey! We get to do this all over again tomorrow morning.

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  21. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

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  22. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Morning, rocketeers.

    Let's do this thing.

  23. InfoBurner

    InfoBurner Everything Is Under Control

    Looking good...
  24. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    MECO 1.

    And breath.

  25. Limejuice

    Limejuice Well-Known Member

    Wake up, Ra.

    Parker's a-coming.

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  26. fucthest8

    fucthest8 Forward ever

    Oops overslept :oops:

    Glad it went well though
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  27. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So many morons out there. It's depressing.

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