April 12, 2023

We Have a Date (UPDATE: No We Don't)

Mauser missed it by THAT much.



I have it on very good authority that Twitch.tv/brickmuppet will be livestreaming it. Join my internet alter-ego and his Crack Team of Science Babes....

(well....at least one of them) 

...as they discuss this momentous occasion and provide a thoughtful, if snarky peanut gallery to any unplanned fireworks.  


Like this for instance...

Join us for the festivities beginning at 07:00 EST/ 11:00 UTC next Wednesday the 19th. 


UPDATE: Well...THAT'S a nice clarification. The Space Rocket Launch Schedule website now says that the launch date is TBD.  I'm not 100% sure it did not say that before , but I didn't see it, and I'm fairly sure that paragraph was not as long when I read it the first time. 

This morning I saw an announcement that it was going to be next Monday and currently I'm seeing this on Yahoo News :

 Current federal requests point to a liftoff between Monday, April 17, and Friday, April 21. Many believe Musk would be happy to see Starship fly on April 20, or 4/20, which is often used to reference all things marijuana-related and has become a favorite joke for Musk.

I'm sorry about jumping the gun on this, but it looks like no date is set as of this time. 

Spaceflight Now (currently) has the launch as No Earlier Than April 17th.


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:51 AM | Comments (11) | Add Comment
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1 Unless they have an issue....

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Apr 12 19:35:05 2023 (BzEjn)

2 That site you have that reports a date of 4/19 actually said very clearly that no launch time was yet scheduled, they just put that in as a placeholder. Mutliple sources have started saying as of last night (Wednesday) and into this morning, that the FAA launch license will be granted on Friday and the launch attempt will be Monday 4/17.

Posted by: David Eastman at Thu Apr 13 17:12:00 2023 (hiYWq)

3 Elon tweeted today they're shooting for Monday.

Posted by: Mauser at Fri Apr 14 20:02:39 2023 (BzEjn)

4 April 20th is also Hitler's birthday, so if Musk is into the stoner joke, that is reason to suspect that he is really a Nazi. 

Posted by: PatBuckman at Sat Apr 15 11:37:34 2023 (r9O5h)

5 Yeah. There's little doubt that a Hitler fetish is what will get reported. His social credit score with the powers that be went way down after he took off the mask,  went all Fascist, and started advocating for free speech. 


(Did you know that people who advocate for manned spaceflight who are not affiliated with universities or government are actually engaged in an insane plan to try and gain access to Thule' in the hollow earth via the polar opening in NeuSchwabenland? )

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Apr 15 13:05:37 2023 (ir7rl)

6 Shhh! Not so loud!

Posted by: Mauser at Sat Apr 15 19:59:02 2023 (BzEjn)

7 eight more hours till the first opportunity for flight test...

Posted by: PatBuckman at Mon Apr 17 00:04:50 2023 (r9O5h)

8 scrubbed because of issue Next slot at least two days later.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Mon Apr 17 09:40:22 2023 (r9O5h)

9 I wish them luck, but I'm getting closer to right....

Posted by: Mauser at Tue Apr 18 19:37:11 2023 (BzEjn)

10 Called it!

Posted by: Mauser at Thu Apr 20 22:21:06 2023 (BzEjn)

Posted by: www at Mon May 22 23:29:45 2023 (56I/q)

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