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    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @pavel9119_twitter You can ask, but you're much more likely to get a response on our Slack, where we have a whole chat room for people offering free or low cost rides. Steven and I will need to leave earlier since we need to be there for the tours starting at 8 but very likely others will be headed that way. Lmk if you need a slack invite link.
    Павел
    @pavel9119_twitter
    @CAM-Gerlach thx! didn't know about slack. I'll go there
    do I need an invitation there?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    Yes
    I'll dm you
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach

    @/all Hey everybody! A few very important announcements:
    • Due to an unfortunate last-minute scheduling change on the part of our boat provider with our pre-launch tours, we have to shift the tour times earlier by 1-2 hours (depending on the tour). They will still be the same full length (3:30), just earlier. The 9:00am-12:30pm tour is now 8:00-11:30am; the 1:00-4:30pm tour is now 11:30am-3:00pm, and the 5:00-8:30pm tour is now 3:00-6:30pm. If this changes anyone's availability for a specific tour, please let us know within 48 hours so we can adjust your information accordingly in our system and assign you to the correct time slot. If you are no longer available for any tour, we can refund your money if you let us know within the same time period. Sorry about this, and thanks for bearing with us as we are doing this for the first time. We will clarify our communications with the boat provider to make sure this does not reoccur in the future.
    • As Evan announced, if you were unable to purchase cookies or T-shirts or would like to buy more, you can! Just click the Add Items to Order button on your confirmation page (link in the email or https://book.star-fleet.tours/reservation/CODE, where CODE is your 4-character confirmation code. Please do so within 24 hours so we can make sure your items arrive in time before launch.
    • If you want to confirm your tickets, boat/tour preferences and extras, these are now displayed your personal status page as well.
    • Final boat assignments for the launch are currently in work and should be visible on your status page by tonight, and tour assignments likely Thursday morning after all are booked and any modifications due to the time change are made. Thanks for your patience!
    • Currently, we are sold out on launch tickets and have 4 tour tickets remaining, although we may be able to secure a small number of additional boat slots over the next two days, so stayed tuned!

    We can't wait to see everybody out there on launch day!

    Павел
    @pavel9119_twitter
    With the new pre-launch tours' schedule I'm not shure if I take it. I will tell my decition 48 hours before the launch.
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach

    48 hours before the launch.

    The 48 hours was from the time of the email, not the launch. We need to confirm by 04:00 UTC on June 20th so we can let everyone know their final tour assignments and make sure everyone gets assigned to a tour.

    Павел
    @pavel9119_twitter
    got it. I'll decide and let you know before that
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    Okay, thanks!
    Hope you can make it ^_^
    Павел
    @pavel9119_twitter
    @CAM-Gerlach No, I won't. They all are too early for me:( Can I get a refund or resell it somehow?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    I'm happy to offer you a refund, given the sitution. Just private message your reservation code.
    Sorry you can't make it for the tour!
    JGM⚡
    @JamesGMorgan_twitter
    Howdy CAM/folks, I'd really like to get one of the last 5 tix on the pre-launch tour but after I fill everything in the "Completel Reservation" button doesn't do anything and there are no errors/popups - help?
    JGM⚡
    @JamesGMorgan_twitter
    ^^^ revert that, I switched to Safari (from Chrome) and it seemed to work OK there, I'm all set and looking forward to the Julia's excellent tour!
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    Thanks for letting us know and glad it worked in the end! What version of Chrome were you using, and on what operating system? We didn't get any other reports of this, but we want to make sure the same problem doesn't happen to you or anyone else in the future. Thanks!
    @JamesGMorgan_twitter
    JGM⚡
    @JamesGMorgan_twitter
    I respect your diligence!
    macOS Mojave / 10.14.3
    Chrome: Version 74.0.3729.169
    ... I do have about 12 active extensions though. I should probably have tried it in Incognito/no-exts so we could have a baseline checkpoint but I didn't :-/ Next time!
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    Okay, thanks!
    Dirk van den Bekerom
    @dcmvdbekerom
    I saw on Reddit that the center core will not launch close to shore anymore (or rather was never meant to). Does this change anything to the location that the boats will be positioned at during launch/landing?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach

    or rather was never meant to

    Yes, that was me :) (An insider source told me the whole story)

    Does this change anything to the location that the boats will be positioned

    Not much, but It does help us optimize the position slightly for the land landing; we'll be about ~8 km away with a direct line of sight to the pads.

    Dirk van den Bekerom
    @dcmvdbekerom
    Sounds great! Thank you for following the news so we dont have to :) I look forward to the 24th!!
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    Thanks!
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @/all Hey everybody, only 3 more pre-launch tour tickets are still available! Grab one now for priority at an upper-deck launch ticket that may become available in 6-9 hours.
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach

    @/all Important Info: Hey everybody! We finally got the last tours booked and everything figured out, so your final tour assignments are now available (an early version was published earlier this morning)! Fortunately, we were able to give all but 3 of you your top choice; the other 3 got their second or third. Check your personal status page (in the email, or https://book.star-fleet.tours/reservation/XXXX where XXXX is your 4-character confirmation code) to see what you were assigned.

    In other news, launch still looks to be on schedule for Monday night, and the weather looks pretty good for Monday during the day, at least for Florida in the summer. We will meet up at Grill's Bike Pit in Port Canaveral 505 Glenn Creek Dr.; see attached aerial image for details. For the launch, be there a bare minimum of one hour prior to our 10:30 PM departure time for checkin, although we strongly recommend you allow up to an hour extra to ensure you get a free parking spot and to account for unexpected delays due to the high traffic volume expected. For the tours, please be there 30 minutes in advance of departure, and we recommend an extra 30 minutes or more to be safe. For either, we'll have chairs, tables and a tent up and will have water and cookies, and you can purchase drinks and food from Grills restaurant right from our premises (or grab a bite to eat there; just please don't loiter at tables there since they are providing us the bike bit location to hang out).

    Either way, remember to bring bug spray, sunscreen (for tours), binoculars, and a light jacket just in case; we'll provide some water/soft drinks and anti-nasuea pills but feel free to bring your own, alcoholic or otherwise (no glass bottles for safety reasons). Please have your status page with the QR code either printed out or on your phone, so we can check you in. We'll giving out colored wristbands to keep track of what boat you are on; you will need one to board your boat. If you are not checked in by 30 minutes to go, you will be in danger of loosing your spot to standbys, unless you call/text me at 571-488-5878 to make other arrangements. Due to the number of people on the trip, we will not be able to delay our departure past 10:30 PM, so please try to be on time or you will forfeit your seat.

    Larger boats (OO2, TnT 1, TnT 2): You will get a colored wristband corresponding to your chosen boat; you will need the correct color to board. You're free to trade spots on another boat by mutual agreement, but both parties need to be the same size, and I will need both parties to message me or inform me in person that they confirm the trade prior to wristbands being distributed at checkin.

    Small Boats (SL1-SL4): You will all get wristbands of one common color, and you're free to swap between them and pick which actual boat of the four you go out on at any time prior to boarding, by mutual agreement, so long as we have 6 people on each boat. If there is any disagreement on which group gets which physical boat, boat choice priority goes to the group with the earliest reservation.

    Thanks, and let me know if you have any questions! Can't wait to see everyone at the Cape!

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    Jamie Thomas
    @JamieThomas-WKU
    Do you have any updates on checkin with the launch delay?
    Ryan Keener
    @ryankeener
    12:30 check-in
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @/all Checkin will be at 12:30, 1am for boarding and 1:30 am for departure for a 2:30 am launch
    Jamie Thomas
    @JamieThomas-WKU
    Do you have an eta on when we’d be back in port once the launch is over, assuming the 2:30 time holds?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    About 30-45 minutes, roughly.
    @JamieThomas-WKU
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach

    @/all Hey everyone! So, so, so glad everything worked out and we could share this awesome launch with everyone; it was my first night launch and I hope the journey, the experience and the memory is as a priceless treasure for each of you as it will be for me; knowing that around 150 of my fellow launch enthusiasts were experiencing the same wonder and awe alongside me was what made it forever special. Thanks to @paul, @Nik and @Will Glynn for their help along with many others, Captains Dusty, Greg, Ronnie, Rick, John and their crews for the boats, Julia and the SCLA for helping with the tours, and all of you here for your support making this possible and for coming out with us. And of course, to @EvanDotPro and @Steven for...well, everything!

    T-SHIRTS ARE HERE! Come pick them up from 3pm to 6pm at Rising Tide restaurant right behind Grills, we'll be sitting outside. If you can't make it, let us know and we can issue you a full refund, but we hope everyone can get their T-shirts. Thanks!

    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @/all Hey everybody, great news! The Star✦Fleet Tours reservation system will be going live for the CRS-18 boat watch party tickets as well as up-close pre-launch tours and other items in less than 24 hours, at 16:00 UTC (12:00 noon EDT) on Saturday July 21, so be ready to order (last time they sold out within 12 minutes)! Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you all the launch! Tickets page
    Greg Maglio
    @RushFan83_twitter
    morning! for the pre-launch tour, is that on the boat as well?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @RushFan83_twitter Yup! Since the launch sites are on the coast, and the exclusion zones don't start until 2-3 hours before the launch, we can get right up to the various locations, way closer than the public normally could and about as close as the press can get with special VIP passes.
    Greg Maglio
    @RushFan83_twitter

    awesome ... and this is the link where the tickets will be released at 12?

    https://book.star-fleet.tours/

    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @RushFan83_twitter Yup, that's the one!
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @/all Tickets live now! Get them while they're hot! https://book.star-fleet.tours/
    Psyprian
    @Psyprian
    Hello, will there be tours this Saturday for SpaceX - Falcon 9 - AMOS 17?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @Psyprian There has definitely been some interest, but we were busy (and exhausted) organizing STP-2 and CRS-18 back to back, and we would need about 15 people to make it cost-effective for people to go out to either tour the pads and the rocket and to see the launch. Furthermore, the boat really doesn't offer that big of an advantage for non-RTLS missions, particularly from LC-39A; Playalinda beach is both much less expensive and several times closer, while the KSC Saturn V Center (Feel the Heat) offers a more convenient experience like we do, and is still over twice as close and roughly the same price. Even Titusville (e.g. Max Brewer) isn't that much further than we would be and is both convenient and free. I'll have a launch viewing guide/thread up on r/SpaceX later today.
    Of course, if you can organize enough people (e.g. on the Slack or r/SpaceX) we can put you in touch with the appropriate captains. We're exploring some options to help facilitate that process in the future for the smaller launches we don't officially do a full trip on.
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @/all Hey everybody, great news! The Star✦Fleet Tours reservation system will be going live for the SpaceX CRS-19 boat watch party tickets in just over 48 hours, at 17:00 UTC (12:00 noon EDT) on Saturday November 23, so be ready to order (last time they sold out within 12 minutes)! Thanks, and looking forward to seeing you all the launch! Tickets page with countdown
    Dragnworks
    @dragnworks_twitter
    found a grammatical error on the star-fleet tours web page who do i notify?
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @dragnworks_twitter Hey, so if you find a problem with the SFT website, can either let me know here and I'll fix it, submit an Issue to our Github repository at star-fleet-tours/star-fleet-tours-website , or even submit a Pull Request to fix it yourself if you like. Thanks for the feedback!
    Doug McTaggart
    @dougmctaggart_twitter
    Is Nov 4th sold out
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    No, its still showing the old stuff, and though I disabled the button, disabled the countdown timer and put a big warning on the tickets page and all our social media, it seems some people might have still missed it. Our guy who maintains it pro bono has been very sick and while he assured us that for sure he'd be able to work on on it by today, but we haven't heard from him in the past couple days so we're worried, and couldn't actually get him to disable the booking page itself.
    Sorry about all this...and we were wanted to push it back anyway because right now its unclear what's going to happen with the landing, which our boat position is optimized to see.
    CAM Gerlach
    @CAM-Gerlach
    @/all Due to the surprise downrange landing leading to less than optimal viewing conditions for our passengers, we have decided to SCRUB the Star✦Fleet mission to view this launch. While we still offer a clear view of launch, due to the relative cost of the boats vs. other options that are better optimized for this particular launch without the landing that we recommend instead (the KSCVC Saturn V Center, Playalinda beach, as well las public viewing sites in Titusville and Port Canaveral that are somewhat further away and less direct but cost you much less), since we're a community venture and not a profit-making enterprise we've decided to scrub for this mission to focus on the upcoming Crew Dragon In Flight Abort planned for late December, where we'll be able to offer everyone a much better value for their money with a uniquely spectacular view of what promises to be a uniquely spectacular fireworks show, the likes of which the Cape hasn't seen in decades. Thanks for your support of Star Fleet!