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michiel | 5 years ago | 15 comments | 6 likes | 5,438 views

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Launching a new version of BluffTitler can be stressful, but I'm sure it's nothing compared to launching a new rocket.

Don't miss the 1st test flight of the Falcon 9 Heavy, planned for today:

Here's a height comparison:
Saturn V - 110 m
Falcon 9 Heavy - 70 m
Ares V4 - 12 m
Human - 2 m

Clipart sources:
Saturn V:
Falcon 9 Heavy:
Ares V4:

Good luck SpaceX!

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'Been there done that' Michiel. I spent 35 years working there in manned space flight. One of my last projects I worked on before I retired was ARES 1-X . :-) I have quite a few photos on my Facebook page from those years.

Here's what made up the ARES 1-X :-)

MrGruntHunter, 5 years ago

Excellent work!!???

Sma, 5 years ago

@MrGH.... cool.... my uniform has a pocket rocket on it too.

SMSgtRod, 5 years ago

Mike, is this a classified t⛔p secret d?cument ?

vincent, 5 years ago

Ha ha no Vincent. That was just a test vehicle we launched to collect flight date and data on how the Mobile Launcher Platform reacted etc. It was only flown once. The launch pads were completely modified after this launch. If you're interested I can email you a link to where I have quite a few photos of the vehicle being assembled etc.

MrGruntHunter, 5 years ago

With pleasure Mike, i would be happy. Thanks.

vincent, 5 years ago

Vincent. BTW; You can view the launch at the Spacex website: . Is scheduled for 1:30pm EST ( or 1330 hours Eastern Standard Time)

MrGruntHunter, 5 years ago

MrGH..... I did a high power conversion using my Casio Atomic Watch and

1:30pm EST converted to 13:30 Hrs EST

Most likely I have a defective watch!!! LOL

So how many Estes have you launched??

SMSgtRod, 5 years ago

SMSgtRod ... ha ha yeah you got me . Faulty keyboard ? LOL
Oh, there's no " : " in 1330 hours :-)
No Estes but a 'ton' of mortars for the 4th of July. Does that count for anything? :-)

Vincent, I sent you a PM

MrGruntHunter, 5 years ago

Thank you for this good comparison, Michiel!

Ulli, 5 years ago

MrGH.... yeah, bad habit I got in to with civilians. They couldn't understand that many hours. Thirteen hundred and thirty hours???? Many have trouble with at 24 hour clock.

So why do I have so much trouble with BT if I can understand the clock!! LOL

I do like michiel's comparisons and ready to watch the launch.

SMSgtRod, 5 years ago

SMSgtRod, Launch got slipped to 3:05 pm EST due to concerns over upper level wind shear, that's 1505 hours EST :-)

MrGruntHunter, 5 years ago

Does Elon Musk use BluffTitler? Take a look.

komies, 5 years ago

I didn't ask to deliver me the Tesla Roaster with a rocket. Komies(alex), aren't you an engineer based at Cape Canaveral?. That a good show. A+

Eddy, 5 years ago

Starman and Fastest Roadster ever built.....

I recorded the whole launch.... really cool.....

SMSgtRod, 5 years ago

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