Space-X Sunday


SPACEX SUNSET: At 5:30 pm on Dec. 22nd, SpaceX launched a 2-stage rocket from Vandenburg Air Force Base near the California coast. The result was a sunset of rare beauty. Art Brown snapped this picture from Ocean Beach near San Diego:

“This was the first time I saw a complete launch–and it was a truly impressive sight,” says Brown. “The first stage was arcing down over the Ocean Beach Pier while the second stage continued on.”

The rocket launched 10 communications satellites to low-Earth orbit, adding to the growing Iridium NEXT constellation. This is the fourth such mission that SpaceX has flown for Iridium. Moreover, the rocket used for this mission had been used before. The Falcon 9 previously flew in June for the second Iridium mission. Browse the realtime photo gallery for more images of last night’s spectacular launch.


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13 Responses to Space-X Sunday

  1. Den says:

    Mnuchin received his gift from the American people; a big box of Horse shit, 😆


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Same place, different time, different day.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Somehow Google knows where I am.


  4. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    I didn’t come back last night as I said I would. 😦

    I watched your video of the guy climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower. I saw one like that before, but it wasn’t the the Eiffel. I had butterflies watching you guy climb thru the entire video. *shiver* I could NOT do that. Not now for sure, but not even when I was young. That kind of job is for a particular kind of person, the kind that don’t care if they plunge to their deaths, lol.


  5. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Kids came over at noon. Jill and Brian left to visit his aunts, uncles and cousins in Wixom around 5:00. They’re on their way home now, will swing by here to pick up Quincy who stayed with me.

    Pete’s left for home around 8:00. We’re getting dumped on. Sara shoveled for me several times. Guess I’ll be doing that in the morning before everyone gets here.

    There we were, sitting around the LR when I told them I had 20 35mm film cases hidden around the house. You wouldn’t believe how fast they can get on their feet, they LOVE hunting for stuff around here, lol. It was a hit, as usual.

    Everyone due back here tomorrow morning at 10:00 to open presents and eat again. Sara and Nancy’s brother will be joining us. Both of their parents are gone, we and now just me are their new family.

    I like it that you have your mom’s recipes, Den. A bit of nostalgia in your house.


  6. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:


    That’s the Stonekettle Station guy’s blog. A lengthy read, but he sure explained rich people. Not anything we didn’t know, but to have it spelled out, I really enjoyed reading that.

    Take the Walton family, their wealth is nearly unimaginable. The amount they’ll reap from this tax cut is astronomical. But they already can’t spend what they have, even if they live another thousand years. And they don’t spend their personal fortune on building new Walmarts anyway, that’s what investors are for. And if they did, well, there’s nothing stopping them from doing so now, without a tax cut, they’ve got plenty of money. But they don’t. Why? They could use their personal fortune to improve the lot of their employees, but they don’t. They could use their fortune to give their employees a living wage, healthcare, benefits, overtime. But they don’t. Why? Why should they? What’s in it for them? What’s the incentive? Altruism? Ha ha! Hilarious.

    Giving rich people more money just gives rich people more money.

    Giving rich people more money doesn’t create jobs. And it doesn’t encourage rich people to make lousy jobs better. That’s not how it works.

    And the only people telling you this horseshit are … rich people.


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