Finally . . .

After scrubbing the launch of SpaceX’s SN15 on Tuesday, they said they planned on rescheduling for this Thursday (tomorrow). But in a big surprise, they launched this afternoon, about 5:20 CDT, Starship took to the skies for the fourth attempt at a 10km (6.2 mile) launch and landing.

SN15 Launch

And after the 3 past flights, SN9, SN10, and SN11, flew perfectly, but either exploded on landing, or soon after, SN15 stuck the landing perfectly, a little more than 6 minutes after liftoff from Boca Chica, TX

You can watch the entire flight here:

Some people have supposed that the SN15’s launch was pushed up until today to mark the 60th anniversary of Alan Shepard’s Freedom 7 sub-orbital flight, making him the very first American in space. Could be, I guess.

I think Verizon is trying to force my hand. Today I received what is said to be the very last Security Update for my 4 year old Samsung Galaxy S8+. So recently I’ve been pondering upgrading to a new Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G.

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

And yes, the S21 Ultra has FIVE different cameras in it.

So it looks like I’ll finally have to bite the bullet and get a new phone. Jan of course, is all for this, mostly I think because she always gets my hand-me-down phone, and she really wants my S8+ to replace her old S5.

But we’ll see.


Thought For The Day:

Cats Were Gods

6 Responses to Finally . . .

  1. Rob says:

    Do the new phones accept an SD card? My s8 has a 128gb card in that’s half full.

    • gregwhite says:

      Rob,

      No, the S21 does not have an SD card slot. I think because they’re trying to make these phones more and more waterproof and that’s hard to do with a card slot.

      BUT you can get the phone with either 128GB, 256GB, or even 512GB storage already built in. So maybe it’s not needed.

      Greg

  2. Thomas J Van de Bussche says:

    The Verizon version of the S21 does not accept sd cards nor is there a headphone jack.  Samsung screwed up big time on this model.

     

    • gregwhite says:

      Tom,

      No, the S21 does not have an SD card slot. More and more new phones don’t, I think because they’re trying to make these phones as waterproof as possible and that’s hard to do with a card slot.

      BUT you can get the phone with either 128GB, 256GB, or even 512GB storage already built in. So maybe it’s not needed that much, at least to me.

      Plus, in the 4 years I’ve had the S8+ I have never plugged anything into the headphone jack. I have however used Bluetooth headphones and speakers with it which I imagine I can still do.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Greg

  3. Elva Shannon says:

    Hi. I’m a new follower. We do the same with phones. My husband gets the new phone and I get his old one.

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