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Remember those crazy Danes? Turns out they've had some problems. But they're trying again today! Cecil, meanwhile, is uncharacteristically uninformed. (Previously)
posted by rikschell (28 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
FPP link to Free Republic?
posted by to sir with millipedes at 5:47 AM on June 3, 2011


non freerepublic link.
posted by delmoi at 6:04 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


I was actually dreaming sweet dreams about this myself. Came up with some fancy of using a zeppelin like cage put the thing into orbit from... well, however high of the ground the zeppelin could get.
posted by Slackermagee at 6:34 AM on June 3, 2011


10 minutes till launch, and the TV2 chopper feed is down :( God dammit.
posted by daniel_charms at 6:50 AM on June 3, 2011


From the live blog: "Latest estimate is launch within the next 40 minutes.. Fueling and pressurization has taken longer than anticipated, but no major problems so far."
posted by daniel_charms at 6:56 AM on June 3, 2011


'site has been metafilter'd. (first link).
posted by uni verse at 7:06 AM on June 3, 2011


Sorry, I was just posting the news I found, and had no idea freerepublic was a Drudge-type site. I'd forgotten about these guys, remembered it when reading the Straight Dope, and stumbled on the coincidence that they're trying another launch today. Good luck, guys!
posted by rikschell at 7:06 AM on June 3, 2011


T-2 minutes!
posted by daniel_charms at 7:27 AM on June 3, 2011


Ho do you say Arse! in Danish?
posted by fullerine at 7:29 AM on June 3, 2011


Who cares! Woohoo
posted by fullerine at 7:33 AM on June 3, 2011


YES! We have liftoff!
posted by daniel_charms at 7:33 AM on June 3, 2011


about saying arse that is
posted by fullerine at 7:34 AM on June 3, 2011


yay! chutes!
posted by mwhybark at 7:34 AM on June 3, 2011


yay for checking MeFi right now...
posted by russm at 7:34 AM on June 3, 2011


oops, bad deploy
posted by mwhybark at 7:35 AM on June 3, 2011


http://www.livestream.com/newchannel/popoutplayer?channel=cssaarhus
posted by mwhybark at 7:36 AM on June 3, 2011


So how high did it go?
posted by daniel_charms at 7:38 AM on June 3, 2011


The shitty DSL line here at work is to slow for livestream. What's happening? How'd it go?
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 7:38 AM on June 3, 2011


http://ing.dk/live is the best place to follow.

no altitude announcement yet
posted by mwhybark at 7:39 AM on June 3, 2011


maybe 6k
posted by mwhybark at 7:41 AM on June 3, 2011


fullerine: Ho do you say Arse! in Danish?

'Røv'.
posted by Dysk at 7:43 AM on June 3, 2011


oops, there's a translate button on that page someplace, hang on

at the very bottom of the live widget, next to the twitter button, two tiny speech balloons.
posted by mwhybark at 7:44 AM on June 3, 2011


thsmchnekllsfascists: the automatic ignition sequence failed at first, but they had ignition on third attempt, liftoff went well, the capsule separated from the rocket, but even though the chutes deployed, they failed to open properly. All in all, I guess it was a success.
posted by daniel_charms at 7:44 AM on June 3, 2011


All in all, I guess it was a success.

seriously, zero snark, this. for a bunch of amateurs on their second launch attempt, I'll totally pay that.
posted by russm at 7:51 AM on June 3, 2011


Seriously. I'm just stoked that they're trying it in the first place. I can't believe that they hit 6k on their second launch. Is that the official number?
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 8:11 AM on June 3, 2011


I guess linking to the song Rocket Brothers by Danish rock band Kashmir is appropiate.
posted by WalkingAround at 8:52 AM on June 3, 2011


Youtube link for those who missed the live broadcast.
posted by daniel_charms at 9:07 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cecil is never uninformed. Ed's probably been putting words in Cecil's mouth again.
posted by namewithoutwords at 11:46 AM on June 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


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