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Old 06-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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Pegasus Launch

Those of you who know me are aware I am sort of an aviation nut. I grew up around rockets and aviation and it's in my blood. Tonight was the launch of Pegasus from the belly of an L-1011 at 40,000' carrying a small NASA solar science satellite into orbit. My deck faces west and I figured we might get a good show if atmospherics cooperated.

Denied! Not even a whisper of a contrail was visible... Rats! The sunset view and the beer were good though. Looking forward to the Space X Merlin launch later this summer. That one might require a road trip.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:35 PM   #2
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Thats too bad you couldn't track it.

I'm an aviation nut too, and participant.

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I watched this launch. I've never watched a launch from the belly of a jet into space. Was supper cool.
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