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Old 03-08-2016, 12:38 AM   #1
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Mother Neff and SpaceX

For our 40th Anniversary, took wife, pup and AS up to Mother Neff Texas State Park.

Now, I heard about the SpaceX program having a facility near Moody, TX... but gave it no thought.

Riding in I noticed what seemed to be some CAT units at a refinery in the distance... Turns out that is the SpaceX engine test facility!!!

I was up early as usual.. walked the dog, then stood around about 5 seconds and I hear a huge noise... a shock wave.. then the roar... looking in the direction of the sound, I see a huge plume of smoke.. I figured either it was the refinery having a problem or a 'venting' of some kind... but this went on for a long time.. seemed like 30-40 seconds... perhaps longer.. then.. silence..

One of the great Park Hosts said.. "oh, that's SpaceX doing another engine test."

Kewl.

We got close to it the next day, but the black helicopters an 'men in black' were all over the gates... and they are obviously there for bad behavior..

Back to the park... very well maintained.. a fine, fine place.. with limited RV parking.. and lots of nature to trample on.. and, yes, we 'policed' our dog's duty...

I will try to post a shot my wife managed to get...
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