NASA SpaceX Launch

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NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby NOLATrav » Wed May 27, 2020 5:51 pm

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:
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby AndrewW » Wed May 27, 2020 8:18 pm

Scrubbed due to weather.

Next attempt Saturday.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Reynard » Wed May 27, 2020 10:26 pm

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?
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Condottiere » Wed May 27, 2020 10:30 pm

Eight would be fusion.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Reynard » Wed May 27, 2020 11:27 pm

And the start of flying cars as well as maneuver station keeping systems. So we're actually TL 7.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Condottiere » Thu May 28, 2020 9:52 pm

Air/raft can make Low Earth Orbit on it's own.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Reynard » Fri May 29, 2020 12:34 am

And has 1/4 ton luggage space. Great for a day trip to the ISS.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Old School » 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!
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby AndrewW » Fri May 29, 2020 3:23 am

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.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby NOLATrav » Fri May 29, 2020 4:09 pm

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...
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby AndrewW » Sat May 30, 2020 7:34 pm

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.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Condottiere » Sat May 30, 2020 11:11 pm

WATCH LIVE: NASA and SpaceX launch historic Falcon 9 flight with U.S. crew

https://youtu.be/ONsyAe6d-eg?t=10857
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby Old School » 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.
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Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

Postby AndrewW » Sun May 31, 2020 12:45 am

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.

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