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Postby tifosi77 » Sat May 30, 2020 3:36 pm

Also, I want a Crew Dragon for our home office.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat May 30, 2020 3:37 pm

I love you all.

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Postby willeyeam » Sat May 30, 2020 3:41 pm

How long does it take them to get to the ISS?

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Postby grunthy » Sat May 30, 2020 3:41 pm

How long does it take them to get to the ISS?
19 hours.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Sat May 30, 2020 3:45 pm

The best part of all this:


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Postby skullman80 » Sat May 30, 2020 3:47 pm

That was cool.

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Postby Spangler » Sat May 30, 2020 3:49 pm

It's mind boggling how they landed the main rocket portion on a bullseye after it detached. Their suits also look like stormtrooper armor. We're in the future yall!

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Postby willeyeam » Sat May 30, 2020 3:51 pm

How long does it take them to get to the ISS?
19 hours.
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Postby nocera » Sat May 30, 2020 4:16 pm

It's mind boggling how they landed the main rocket portion on a bullseye after it detached. Their suits also look like stormtrooper armor. We're in the future yall!
**** I missed that.

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Postby MR25 » Sat May 30, 2020 4:23 pm

We all did. They lost the feed right as it was about to land. Wasn't there, feed dropped, then feed returned and it was landed.

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Postby mac5155 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:14 pm

So I watched today, can someone ELI5 how NASA is involved here? Were the astronauts space X employees or were they NASA Astronauts? Was any of this government funded or was it just government "approved" (or neither?)

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Postby mac5155 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:14 pm

We all did. They lost the feed right as it was about to land. Wasn't there, feed dropped, then feed returned and it was landed.
It was a hoax!!!!11!

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Postby robbiestoupe » Sat May 30, 2020 8:26 pm

So I watched today, can someone ELI5 how NASA is involved here? Were the astronauts space X employees or were they NASA Astronauts? Was any of this government funded or was it just government "approved" (or neither?)
NASA contracted SpaceX and Boeing to fly a certain number of manned missions in the next several years. Astronauts were NASA, but their suits were SpaceX.

All government funded

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Postby robbiestoupe » Sat May 30, 2020 8:27 pm

We all did. They lost the feed right as it was about to land. Wasn't there, feed dropped, then feed returned and it was landed.
It was a hoax!!!!11!
Haha I thought the same thing. In 25 years, are people going to say this never happened? No spectators were there bc of Covid. Obv a conspiracy

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Postby MR25 » Sat May 30, 2020 8:33 pm

I was more curious to see how flat earthers would try to explain away the curvature of the earth during the flight.

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Postby grunthy » Sat May 30, 2020 11:42 pm

I was more curious to see how flat earthers would try to explain away the curvature of the earth during the flight.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Sun May 31, 2020 11:12 am

Dammit missed the docking. It’s hard to find a good replay of the dock. The camera I’ve seen is panned too far to the left

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Sun May 31, 2020 6:22 pm

Orbital mechanics are cool.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:24 am

Apparently there was a very bright fireball visible from Western PA east to NJ and south into northern Virginia. Sonic boom and everything. Happened around 10:24 PM. Hate missing these.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:44 pm

SpaceX tonight successfully launched another batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into low Earth orbit. The first stage booster was flying for the fifth time and made a successful landing on the Just Read the Instructions droneship. SpaceX doesn't have any missions from Vandenberg for a while, so it towed that ship from the Pacific to the Atlantic in order to supplement the Of Course I Still Love You droneship, which just got back into Port Canaveral after last weekend's DM-2 mission for NASA. It's the first time SpaceX has used both landing ships in the Atlantic for operational missions. At some point SpaceX will be adding at least one more droneship because heavier payloads on the Falcon Heavy would require three at-sea landings in order to recover every core.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:56 pm

I was watching the launch stream last night, and was confused by the announcer's reading of the drone ships' names. I missed the first part of the explanation, so I was really confused by a rocket company not reading the instructions :lol:

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Postby Shyster » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:06 pm

The SpaceX droneships are named after spaceships in Iain M. Banks' "Culture" series of sci-fi novels. Ships in that universe have rather creative names. Elon tweeted last year that the third droneship will be named " A Shortfall of Gravitas." Considering what SpaceX does, some good names from the Culture universe for a fourth droneship would be "Funny, It Worked Last Time....," "You'll Clean That Up Before You Leave," and "Lightly Seared On The Reality Grill."

https://theculture.fandom.com/wiki/List ... ure_series

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:27 pm

How do they recover the Crew Dragon capsule? In the Apollo command module fashion with parachutes and such?

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Postby Shyster » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:37 pm

How do they recover the Crew Dragon capsule? In the Apollo command module fashion with parachutes and such?
Yes. Splashdown will be off the coast of Florida.

Originally, SpaceX had wanted to use the SuperDraco thrusters on the Crew Dragon to do propulsive landings. NASA basically nixed that because they thought it was too risky, and there were also technical issues with figuring out how to do landing legs with the heat shield. So they went to conventional parachutes and an ocean splashdown. SpaceX is actually the only crew vehicle that is doing ocean landings. The Soyuz has always come down on land, the Chinese manned vehicles come down on land, and so will the Boeing Starliner.

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Postby tifosi77 » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:39 pm

Does anyone-her use the ISS Detector app?

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