Here's the current position of the Vulture 1 main payload balloon module (G6UIM-11) and pursuit vehicle (G6UIM-9), according to our feed from via the APRS system. The position of the actual spaceplane (G6UIM-12) is difficult to interpret at the moment. The signal may not be continuous, depending on whether or not radio man Steve …
It's certainly going some, what's the range of the radio kit?
The Vulture has landed....
but in one piece?!
Do we have any idea if the plane released?
The balloon certainly got high enough.
Oh, and you're driving like my gran....
(I'm sure there's a Paris/high joke in there somewhere, but it's still to early in the morning for me.)
The Balloon's gonna ground somewhere near Brunete
Hair color so natural only her hairdresser knows for sure
is this thing on?
was the space plane turned on? the most recent date for it is yesterday
Quick..Take the N-403 !!!
Not really a chase vehicle is it ? They stopped at a greasy spoon cafe ? :D . My money is that it's going to come down in the centre of Madrid :D
Were the f*** is PARIS?
Out for a good chase I guess.
Paris cos she likes to be chased around.
Looks like it's falling
she's going down .........
It seems to be steadily losing altitude if that figure is to be believed...
This is ...
... the sort of thing I'd like to share by pressing a little facebook icon.
Well stop "just sayin". You might make people think none of us have got any real friends.
G6UIM-12 (the spaceplane) hasn't had its position updated since yesterday. Did somebody forget to charge the GPS unit for today's flight?
That doesn't look right
Car going the wrong way and balloon coming down fast
ah man, bad luck guys?
Do they know something we don't about the actual plane's location, or is it just that the roadside bars have opened in that part of the world?
"difficult to interpret"
Is that Reg speak for 'gaga' or just cuckoo?
I can't wait to they get there and find out what happened.
Obviously, a major malfunction
Will there be a Mishap Investigation Board?
And even more important question - will there be a Return To Flight program?
Has the chase car crashed, been pulled over by the local police, or just stopped for a pint?
Looks like she's down
where is the plane
i cant see where the plane is at all, just the car and baloon
is this expected??
what about the pilot??
you callous b*stards ;-)
Nibbles would have done a better job!
*holds candlelight vigil for Playmonaut*
this url should add in the plane
Ah. Not too impressive a flight (plummet?), then. Still it was fun following it on Twitter. I'm not registering though, I've no desire to become one of you twats
Here's the space plane URL:
so much for "flight"?
it flew like a lead balloon?
Or a dead parrot?
Re: so much for "flight"?
In a word, or four: ODFO. That's the official Vulture 1 callsign, by the way.
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