SpaceX Govsat-1 Mission Viewed Live In Sansar

Liftoff

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.

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