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NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 5:51 pm
by NOLATrav
The link below is to NASA TV's youtube live stream of today's Crew Dragon launch. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aymrnzianf0

Remarkable resemblance to the Galactic Empire :shock:

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 8:18 pm
by AndrewW
Scrubbed due to weather.

Next attempt Saturday.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:26 pm
by Reynard
I calculated the F-9 is a little larger than a modular cutter. I wish they would give volume rather than weight for payload and fuel loads. That command capsule is definitely compact bridge. About 410 km trip each way plus lingering time so very little fuel. Tl 7 or 8?

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:30 pm
by Condottiere
Eight would be fusion.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Wed May 27, 2020 11:27 pm
by Reynard
And the start of flying cars as well as maneuver station keeping systems. So we're actually TL 7.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Thu May 28, 2020 9:52 pm
by Condottiere
Air/raft can make Low Earth Orbit on it's own.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 12:34 am
by Reynard
And has 1/4 ton luggage space. Great for a day trip to the ISS.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 am
by Old School
Not to brag, but if Saturday’s launch is a go, I’ll be watching from a boat a few miles from the launch pad. Very excited!

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:23 am
by AndrewW
Old School wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 am
Not to brag, but if Saturday’s launch is a go, I’ll be watching from a boat a few miles from the launch pad. Very excited!
Maybe, already been mention of a possible weather postponment.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 4:09 pm
by NOLATrav
Old School wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 am
Not to brag, but if Saturday’s launch is a go, I’ll be watching from a boat a few miles from the launch pad. Very excited!
Dude. So jealous. I’m in New Orleans, when Thursday’s launch got scrubbed I started seriously thinking about a little road trip to photograph the next launch attempt...

Whether I road trip or not, I hope Saturday is a go. And I hope your team has a camera of some sort along...

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 7:34 pm
by AndrewW
Old School wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 1:33 am
Not to brag, but if Saturday’s launch is a go, I’ll be watching from a boat a few miles from the launch pad. Very excited!
Hope you had a good view.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:11 pm
by Condottiere
WATCH LIVE: NASA and SpaceX launch historic Falcon 9 flight with U.S. crew

https://youtu.be/ONsyAe6d-eg?t=10857

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 11:14 pm
by Old School
Thanks. A little bit of a bummer. We scrapped the boat plan, because we would have had to drive the boat through thunderstorms to get to the viewing area. So we watched the launch from the dock about twenty miles away.

Close enough to hear it, though. It was already out of sight before the sound reached us, and the rumbling lasted about another minute.

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Posted: Sun May 31, 2020 12:45 am
by AndrewW
Old School wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 11:14 pm
Thanks. A little bit of a bummer. We scrapped the boat plan, because we would have had to drive the boat through thunderstorms to get to the viewing area. So we watched the launch from the dock about twenty miles away.

Close enough to hear it, though. It was already out of sight before the sound reached us, and the rumbling lasted about another minute.
That's too bad.