SpaceX Govsat-1 Mission Viewed Live In Sansar


The NASA Appollo Museum in Linden Lab’s Sansar was the setting for a virtual world / virtual reality gathering to watch the launch of Falcon 9 as part of the SpaceX Govesat-1 mission.

Watching Falcon 9

The blurb from the SpaceX website informed us :

SpaceX is now targeting launch of the GovSat-1 satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Wednesday, January 31, at 4:25 p.m. EST, or 21:25 UTC. The satellite will deploy approximately 32 minutes after launch.

Falcon 9’s first stage for the GovSat-1 mission previously supported the NROL-76 mission from LC-39A in May 2017. SpaceX will not attempt to recover Falcon 9’s first stage after launch.

A fairly healthy sized crowd gathered to watch the liftoff, with the live webcast playing on a screen inside the museum and we got some pretty good views of the action.

Falcon 9 in action

Despite some scary looking images, everything seemed to go to plan and we could hear the applause on the webcast from those closer to the mission.

Torley at launch

Lindens were in attendance, Sansar Jenn (as she is known in Sansar circles) and Torley (as he is known in pretty much all circles) were in early attendance.

Strawberry Singh at Falcon 9 launch

Strawberry Singh was amongst the crowd. Strawberry wears her name on her sleeve in Sansar. I can only assume that this is so that when she’s dancing at the disco bumper to bumper that she doesn’t end up exclaiming “Wait a minute, where’s me jumper?

Strawberry also live streamed the event, so you can get a better view of matters by following the link to the stream.

Ebbe Late To The Party

Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg made an appearance later in the event, sporting a stripey T-Shirt and a modern haircut.

Audience watching Falcon 9 launch

The event also exemplified the fact that Sansar is getting a fashion makeover as there were many weird and wonderful avatars in attendance.

Ravioli at SpaceX launch

This was a fun event and fortunately all went well, which prevented us from ending up in a pickle.

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