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on the town shaking. When we lived at Holloman AFB, I thought for sure that some jet had dropped its landing gear on the trailer we lived in there, things shook so bad. I ran outside, and didn't see anything. Several times there would be this huge boom that would shake, and I never knew what it was, till finally someone told me about the test sled there, and the fact that it creates sonic booms. The test sled is on the ground, so the shock wave travels outward from it.
Chuong, very well done. That one is a shot to remember.
Here is a huge pano from the latest Nikki post I am working on. I though it would be a good treat.
SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, TX:
If you look on the far left, you will see a water tower and tall cylindrical white object on stilts. That white cylinder is Grasshopper, a 10-story VTOL rocket that currently is capable of taking off and landing itself upright... I don't remember it's maximum altitude or flight time right now, but we hear tests of it nearly every day, sometimes many times a day.
IIRC, the large white/gray metal building is where the company assemble Falcon 9 rockets for testing.
The large tripod looking structure next to the water tower in the middle is a vertical test structure for fully configured Falcon 9 rockets. I've been on the top of the concrete part. It's over 100 feet tall. I think the top of the structure is roughly 260 feet tall and has quite a view of the surrounding area. I don't know what the grid like structure next to that is. The various other outbuildings and mounds of dirt are used for fuel storage, testing of single engines on the ground etc.
When a full launch test is simulated, everything here in town shakes and it is very, very, very loud. If the weather conditions are correct, the rockets will make large streams of clouds along the ground that are miles long. The first large test caused several residents to think it was the apolcalypse. The company now posts signs along highways to notify the town of very large tests!
John, have you tried Microsoft ICE yet? And Newegg had 3TB drives on sale this weekend for $90....
And just to show that I'm not done yet with my Hawaii images. One last (I think) panorama of Moloka'i:
Working on getting these all into one place on my Zenfolio account.
John, another killer pano! How many images did you use?
Thanks Jose -
5 images. CS6 would not stitch them automatically, so I had to resort to PTGui Pro - I can almost always get a good stitching in PTGui Pro if I work enough at it. In CS6, if it won't do it automagically it won't do it at all no matter what you do.