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Posted August 22, 2014 - 07:33 PM

Was in the shop this evening around 5:50 CT and heard a rocket test start, nothing unusual, then KaBaM! the walls and windows shook, sounded like a cannon had went off outside the door. They are still waiting on an official report, but my bet is the wind was too much for the Grasshopper and they had to press the "Red Button". Pitchers are from Facebook of the explosion, I wasn't quick enough, Mine are of the smoke cloud and resulting grass fires.

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Posted August 22, 2014 - 07:35 PM

I take there is a launch pad close to you.



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Posted August 22, 2014 - 08:05 PM

I'm 5 miles line of sight to the McGregor TX Facility.  

https://video.search...sch&age=0&&tt=b


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 08:07 PM

This is what blew up.

https://video.search...l31&age=0&&tt=b


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 08:16 PM

Excellent video here ---> http://www.kwtx.com/...-272370541.html


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 08:25 PM

May not be the Grasshopper but a F9R Reusable rocket.

http://www.wbtv.com/...ng-test-mission


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Posted August 22, 2014 - 09:39 PM

This made for some serious excitement in Rural Central TX. All I remember was hearing the rocket blast (Common here) but thinking it was a little louder than usual. I was digging my pressure washer out from under the bench in the shop at the time, As I was going to the door the "KaBOOM" happened and shook the walls and windows. Obviously the explosion happened 30 seconds prior to the sound getting here, and my first thought was "they blew something up". Living close to a Rocket test facility I always expected this to happen, so no real surprise here. Hope this doesn't set them back on any progress they are making.






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