SpaceX 1st Astronaut Launch

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Re: SpaceX 1st Astronaut Launch

#81 Post by Boac » Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:26 pm

57th successful first stage recovery on 20th following the South Korean satellite launch. Staggering!

Aug 2nd is planned splashdown for the 2 SpaceX Iss'ers.

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#82 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:55 pm

Dragon capsule separation due at 1745 GMT, splashdown due at 1842 GMT. Should be good to watch on NASA TV.
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#83 Post by Karearea » Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:52 pm

Watching - have seen the splashdown. Now crew is aboard the recovery vessel awaiting egress from the capsule.

"The battle, whatever it may have been about, had apparently rolled away in some unknown direction..."

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#84 Post by Undried Plum » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:03 pm

:YMAPPLAUSE:

Bloody brilliant!

Elon Musk does it again!!

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#85 Post by Boac » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 pm

Yes, talk about impressive!

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#86 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:22 pm

Very impressive! Even so, they had roughly a two minute delay in the broadcast.....just in case it went wrong.
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#87 Post by Pontius Navigator » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:16 am

Looking at the control room you can see it is austere compared with the original NASA controls with all their purpose built consoles, now it is just ordinary tables and chairs. No frills just essentials.

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