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Author Topic: Falcon Heavy Launch  (Read 899 times)

Nath

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Falcon Heavy Launch
« on: February 07, 2018, 03:07:04 PM »
Congratulations with the successful Falcon Heavy Launch!



It really is a great news!

Genie, have you been watching it from your yard?

genie

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Re: Falcon Heavy Launch
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 06:30:32 PM »
Congratulations with the successful Falcon Heavy Launch!



It really is a great news!

Genie, have you been watching it from your yard?

Thanks for the nice video.  I forgot all about it. I didn't get the sonic boom this time.
It got to the point where you feel the windows rattle in the house and a large sound and think, "I guess we had a launch" and you go out and look.  This one looks different.  I'll have to see why we launched it.


 


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