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I watched the SpaceX launch on TV. It brought back memories. I was in elementary school when the space program was ramping up (Gemini, I think) They made a big deal of them--some parent would bring in a portable TV (even those were cool; they hadn't been around for that long) and we would all sit on the floor and watch.
But I pretty much grew up at an age that by the time I was noticing stuff, the idea of space travel wasn't totally new, so I was a little nonchalant about it. I think maybe our parents were more impressed by them than we were.
SpaceX just broadcast their docking procedure live from inside the capsule. I just happened to find it when I was wandering around the internet; I didn't actually stay there long because watching someone move slowly and carefully around a cabin for 5 minutes only to hear them say--"blah blah cable is connected" just gets old to me. It takes so long to go through some of their procedures. Understandable of course, but it doesn't hold my attention.
The neatest thing I have EVER personally seen in terms of space launches, etc. was just recently (relatively speaking) when Space X sent up one of their starlink rockets--it deploys 50- 60 of the satellites in a line, and it was incredibly cool to see them streaming by
Naked eye view--when we saw them, they were closer together, but still in a train, and they went almost overhead. They were individually a little brighter, but also more pinpoint than this.
Not my video--plucked from online. I couldn't find anyone to credit this video to or I would mention his name.
I'm thinking this was more or less soon after their launch (relatively speaking); apparently they move higher and spread out as they are fully deployed and generally aren't really visible to the naked eye.
Last edited by melbrod; 05-31-2020 at 12:40 PM.