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Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn

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Offline Flash

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Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« on: January 23, 2019, 08:12:14 PM »
Blue Origin Launches New Shephard Rocket from Corn Ranch North of Van Horn

Map of Corn Ranch in Culberson County, TX

Wikipedia Blurb on West Texas Launch Site's Precise Location

I wonder how cool it would be to watch a test launch from atop Guadalupe Peak...   :icon_eek:

Edit: Fixed the URL on the last link...
« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 09:38:12 PM by Flash »

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 08:34:13 PM »
1/4 million for an 11 minute flight!!?

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Offline Flash

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 08:40:19 PM »
1/4 million for an 11 minute flight!!?


Yeah, but free to watch if in the neighborhood!  :icon_biggrin:

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Offline Txlj

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 07:21:45 AM »
Would love to see the take off, no doubt about it.

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2019, 12:46:32 PM »
This video of one of the launches from this facility and the return of the vehicle fascinates me. watch it to the end.

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2019, 05:48:20 PM »



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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2019, 05:50:06 PM »
When our family climbed Guadalupe Peak last summer, we met a volunteer ranger on the way down who said they all go up on the peak to watch the launches!


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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2019, 09:59:55 PM »
This video of one of the launches from this facility and the return of the vehicle fascinates me. watch it to the end.


Nice video, possum!  :great:  You could see what I guess to be the Sierra Diablo Rim to the west as the capsule is landing!  :icon_smile:

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« Last Edit: January 24, 2019, 10:06:19 PM by Flash »

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2019, 05:44:06 AM »
Id park right on 54. Is there a site that announce dates of launches?


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Offline aljones

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2019, 12:21:35 PM »
Id park right on 54. Is there a site that announce dates of launches?

That's my question. Living here, I could drive over for a launch!!

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2019, 01:55:29 PM »
Id park right on 54. Is there a site that announce dates of launches?

That's my question. Living here, I could drive over for a launch!!

Go here, scroll to the bottom of the page,  and subscribe to the emails in the lower right-hand corner.  ;)

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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2019, 09:49:43 AM »
Thanks big boss


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Re: Blue Origin Launches Rocket from Ranch 25 mi. North of Van Horn
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2019, 10:06:02 AM »
Aye, thanks @Flash ... looks like their next several launches are going to be over in Florida, that'd be a nice trip.

 


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