Which one of you shot off a large rocket today (5/19/22) near Houston?

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  1. Ventucky Red

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    I'm really surprised none of you blokes came up with





    Wait for it










    Houston - we have a probloem
     
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  2. Arm3

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    Check post #28:
     
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  3. Ventucky Red

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    Chalk it up to my ADHD..... comes in handy when I need it :)o_O
     
  4. Piperonca

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    See? Told y'all it was a chemtrail...got people's brains all messed up.
     
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    It’s really not that hard, I’m able to see in 3 dimensions, it’s magical. If you saw smoke rising from a small fire, you could follow the smoke down to the fire, and approximate where it originated. Again, the photos don’t show the full extent of what I initially saw.
     
  6. RyanShort1

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    Tee hee hee. Honest, if you want to believe that's what you saw, that's fine. It's a free country.
     
  7. Lindberg

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    I don't know what you saw. But not for nothing, if I could follow the smoke down to the fire, I wouldn't need to approximate where it originated.
     
  8. woodchucker

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    What is the point of this post? What government are you referring to? The OP was asking about a rocket launch with pictures. Are you having a mental break from reality? Perhaps you need to loosen the tin foil wrapped about your brain case.
     
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  9. Josey Wales

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    In the 3rd picture, it looks like it starts below the horizon. If it is below the horizon, how could it be a contrail? F-22 going vertical?
     
  10. Lindberg

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    From 8,000', the horizon is only 100 miles away. The contrail only appears to be going below the horizon.
     
  11. WDD

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    Heard a bit on the radio. A guy claimed to have new evidence on the government and the Apollo moon landings. Oh great - another flat earther, but I was interested in what might be said, so I listened. Bombshell - NASA is really under the control of, a shill if you will, of the Federal Government. Yes, the Feds were behind the scenes funding and pulling the strings the entire time. Long history of this, going all the way back to Eisenhower. Continues to this day.

    Just the straight faced comedy I find funny...
     
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  12. RyanShort1

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    No it doesn't. The SHADOW does.
     
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    In an endless space, holy cow
    My eyes never saw a rocket that was quite that size
     
  14. Lindberg

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    So it doesn't appear that the contrail goes below the horizon? Ok.
     
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    Once we started the space program, and started launching things up, is when all this trouble started. Because of physics and such, to keep the earth from sinking lower in the sky, we had to teach the aliens that live on the other size of the earth how to make rockets, too. Now that their space program is fully evolved, we have to launch a few more things up to keep things in balance. :)
     
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    What you've got to do is learn to discern between the shadow and the contrail itself. I believe an photo taken a few more degrees off of being underneath the contrail and in line with the shadow, would easily prove that this was exactly that, a level contrail something-thousand feet above the OP, and a shadow going all the way down to the ground.
    The red is the contrail, the green is the shadow.
    Contrail vs Shadow.jpeg
     
  17. Domenick

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    Oh my God! A contrail denier!
     
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    Reminds me of the time I swore I was on a collision course with another plane, and I kept maneuvering but it kept pointed straight at me with its landing lights on. Then realized it was Venus. But I suppose I could keep insisting it was another plane.
     
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    That reminds me of the old joke involving a battleship and a lighthouse…
     
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    I still think it was a Soviet SAM.



    :D
     
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    If it was during a weekend:
    https://tripolihouston.wixsite.com/website

    It could have still been an individual during the week, but it probably would have been a smaller rocket and not been “waivered”.

    Fun stuff. We used to have a huge annual event a few miles from my house called Thunderstruck. The club does monthly launches still, but the annual event was impressive. Someone built and launched a full scale Patriot missile replica one year.
     
  22. NorthEast Ohio

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    F357D910-C9A9-4DCF-918C-21E8023E9EFB.jpeg Which one of you shot off a large rocket today over Lake Erie?
     
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    Don't worry, you can post a picture of a cat on POA and there will be those that will argue to the end that it is a dog.
     
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  24. M1tchell

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    I dunno, but I live 6.5 miles southeast of lake Conroe.

    Let's go fly some time.
     
  25. texasclouds

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    It was me zoom climbing the 170
     
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  26. Whitney

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    If it was a rocket then why is the exhaust trail spread inverted?
     
  28. Domenick

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    Which way is up?
     
  29. Zeldman

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    Holy cow.!! Truck launcher and all.??