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Old 11-15-2020, 7:04pm   #1
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Default Looks like we are back in space

Looks like we won't have to rely on the Russians anymore


SpaceX launch live updates: Dragon Crew-1 capsule launches, NASA’s first ‘operational’ mission of commercial crew program - The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...updates-crew1/
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We watched it.
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Old 11-15-2020, 7:11pm   #4
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I'm concerned that this will have a deleterious impact on NASA's Muslim outreach efforts, which was NASA's primary focus during the O years. Focus on the mission, people.
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I actually could see it.
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I actually could see it.
Same here.
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Not much media coverage.
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Not much media coverage.
The launch does not further the MSM current narrative... which seems to include only the election and the virus. I wonder if the Palestinians are still lobbing missiles into Israel, or if Kim is still building and testing ever larger missiles, or if Iran is continuing to enrich uranium, or if Isis is still extinct, or if Brexit is still a thing or if the Greek currency has collapsed totally yet. You know, events which might also impact us here at home as well and be of consequence to we the people.
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Simpleman68 and I watched it with my wife and kids.

And ate hot chicken.
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Simpleman68 and I watched it with my wife and kids.

And ate hot chicken.
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The launch does not further the MSM current narrative... which seems to include only the election and the virus. I wonder if the Palestinians are still lobbing missiles into Israel, or if Kim is still building and testing ever larger missiles, or if Iran is continuing to enrich uranium, or if Isis is still extinct, or if Brexit is still a thing or if the Greek currency has collapsed totally yet. You know, events which might also impact us here at home as well and be of consequence to we the people.
You need to stop with all that factual meandering.
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Old 11-16-2020, 12:49pm   #13
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A launch is always spectacular here on the Space Coast.
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Old 11-17-2020, 6:39am   #14
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Not exactly a Saturn V is it?

It's about damn time. I'm amazed at how things have changed in the years since the Shuttle stopped flying. The suits actually look comfortable. The capsule used to be wall-to-wall switches. Now, three monitors. Crew sits comfortably. Even Mission Control has a different look.

Artemis, the next moon launch, is going to use the Space Launch System which will be more powerful than the Saturn V and will look a lot more like the traditional Apollo capsule setup some of us were used to seeing. Very excited to see that one launch.
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Old 11-17-2020, 8:57am   #15
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SpaceX’s newly launched capsule with four astronauts arrived Monday at the International Space Station, their new home until spring. The Dragon capsule pulled up and docked late Monday night, following a 27-hour, completely automated flight from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the AP reports. The linkup occurred 262 miles above Idaho. “Oh, what a good voice to hear,” space station astronaut Kate Rubins called out when the Dragon's commander, Mike Hopkins, first made radio contact. “We can’t wait to have you on board,” she added after the two spacecraft were latched together.
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