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I'm at the Cape right now and the weather has been horrendous all day.  Its starting to clear up, so fingers crossed. 

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3 minutes ago, slewthy said:

What is the direction as it passes over the UK?

West to East

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Not really but it will be pretty much following the ISS path. Should be easy to see with naked eye from the East. 
it used to take the Space Shuttle 15 minutes from launch to over the U.K.and this should be similar. 

 

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Anybody else been watching the live NASA feed? The launch was amazing and the coverage excellent. It should dock with the ISS about 3:30pm this afternoon U.K. time.

I was particularly impressed with the return to Earth of the booster rocket which landed perfectly on a ship right on the X painted on the deck. All credit the SpaceX, it has been massively impressive so far.

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We were watching but didn't spot it down in Tunbridge Wells. Perfectly clear skies but I think too bright at the time. 

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I watched something 22.12 - 22.14 low under the moon, West to East in the Bristol skies looking SW.

Unmissable, very bright and fast - but as far as I've read, that means it was the ISS rather than the Dragon... I clearly have no idea what I'm doing! Beautiful clear night for whatever it was.

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wasnt possible to see it first time around too bright but after 22.00 the space station went over followed a few minutes later by the spaceship, according to Tim Peake

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I was looking at 10.15pm. Should have been visible a few minutes after the ISS pass.

The ISS was easy to spot but low in the sky - and probably the reason the following Dragon wasn’t visible.

Live docking happening now 😊👍

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Real shame SN9 had the same overall result  as SN8 did. Still spectacular to watch though - great launch and flip. SN10 is already on the pad - hopefully only a week or two until a launch and successful landing next time.

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I dread to think how much these 'incidents' cost!! 

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51 minutes ago, Bibs said:

I dread to think how much these 'incidents' cost!! 

The GDP of a small Country to most of us but probably just pocket change to Mr Musk.

I remember reading it’s about $60 Million per Falcon 9 launch and something like $2000 per pound in weight. 

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