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#4463676 - 03/02/19 02:16 PM SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft  
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https://youtu.be/2ZL0tbOZYhE


Looking forward to actual crew being launched this summer!


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Spot on F4 it's time we got back in to the space race hopefully we will revisit the moon soon,,What impresses me is the stage one boosters landing on a pad,,I hope it progresses Hitching a ride isn't our style Good Post F4


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#4463690 - 03/02/19 03:02 PM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
Hitching a ride isn't our style



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#4463760 - 03/02/19 11:59 PM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: F4UDash4]  
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This is fantastic news!

Was worried NASA wouldn't clear them to launch (was something about crew escape system).

#4463767 - 03/03/19 12:26 AM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: F4UDash4]  
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The escape system gets tested on the next Crew Dragon demonstration launch.

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SpaceX has tested the crew escape system on the ground, demonstrating the ability to abort on the pad from a booster that is about to explode. The next abort test will be an actual launch (using the launch vehicle they recovered about a week ago, which was it's 3rd) and abort during ascent.


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WOW three times on the same booster ?? Way to go Space X !!


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#4463821 - 03/03/19 04:47 PM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
WOW three times on the same booster ?? Way to go Space X !!



The upcoming booster ascent escape crew escape demonstration will be its 4th and probably last, I don't think they're going to try to recover it after the test. In which case they will launch it without legs or grid fins. The grid fins are very expensive, milled from a single piece of titanium I believe.


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#4463983 - 03/04/19 07:40 PM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: F4UDash4]  
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I am only just catching up on this. Great news!


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#4464539 - 03/08/19 01:46 PM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Splashdown.

Looked picture perfect, the entire mission.


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Splashdown.

Looked picture perfect, the entire mission.


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I'd love to see the Dragon also be able to land like the Stage 1. BTW, that stage 1 landing reminds me of when I used to think that that kind of landing with a rocket looked so phony on the old-time T.V. and movie science fiction shows. Well, it's not so phony now, is it? biggrin


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#4465231 - 03/12/19 08:18 PM Re: SpaceX Just Launched a Crew Capable Spacecraft [Re: F4UDash4]  
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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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SpaceX confirms anomaly during Crew Dragon abort engine test

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An accident Saturday during an abort engine test on a Crew Dragon test vehicle at Cape Canaveral sent a reddish-orange plume into the sky visible for miles around, a setback for SpaceX and NASA as teams prepare the capsule for its first mission with astronauts.

SpaceX is testing the Crew Dragon ahead of the capsule’s first test flight with astronauts later this year, following a successful Crew Dragon demonstration mission to the International Space Station in early March.

SpaceX confirmed the accident, first reported by Florida Today, in a statement Saturday evening. No injuries were reported.

“Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida,” a company spokesperson said. “The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand.”


One report I saw stated that the spacecraft was "all but destroyed".


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“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
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Dayum... That is bound to move the manned Crew Dragon flights further out on the calendar. Better, obviously, to find this stuff out now.

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