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#4532027 - 07/30/20 10:33 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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They are returning this weekend on Sunday at 2:42 pm Eastern

https://blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcr...ng-splashdown-in-friday-news-conference/

here's the NASA live feed again



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#4532340 - 08/02/20 04:44 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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2 hours to landing: estimated 2:48 pm Eastern. It's now 12:48 pm Eastern.

Like driving your Dad's car when you first got your permit.

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#4532341 - 08/02/20 04:52 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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I've been watching it on Twitch most of the day.


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#4532350 - 08/02/20 06:54 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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I am happy they return to Earth safely but...

1. SpaceX and NASA don't have a better feed than this LO-RES?

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2. I was under the impression the SpaceX Dragon was reusable and expected the landing was back on the drone ship like this



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#4532351 - 08/02/20 07:11 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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Unbelievable! There are private boats getting in close. The Coast Guard should deal with these idiots.


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#4532355 - 08/02/20 07:48 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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They no longer use aircraft carriers to recover Astronauts?


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#4532356 - 08/02/20 08:19 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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I am amused seeing the SpaceX recovery boat. Looks kind of like a fishing trawler ready to pull in its shrimp nets. Especially since everything else SpaceX has done is so cutting edge and fashionable.

Long process to open the hatch. Gus Grissom would have had it off much quicker.

Interesting to see the man with the clipboard doing the checklist for everything they did. Like a pilots checklist.

Also I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the recovery crew around the capsule. No bigwigs horning in on things. Just the people necessary to get it done and a photographer. Very unlike the government run recoveries. Very controlled and purposeful.


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#4532357 - 08/02/20 08:26 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: oldgrognard]  
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Originally Posted by oldgrognard

Long process to open the hatch. Gus Grissom would have had it off much quicker.




hahaha


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#4532370 - 08/02/20 11:09 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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Well three of us got it...counting OG.



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#4532399 - 08/03/20 07:53 AM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I am happy they return to Earth safely but...


2. I was under the impression the SpaceX Dragon was reusable and expected the landing was back on the drone ship like this



Yes it is reusable, it will now be refurbished for relaunch next year.
They dropped the 'solid' landing infavour of 'soft' splash down some time ago...

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Originally Posted by Nixer
Well three of us got it...counting OG.



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#4532412 - 08/03/20 12:07 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Khai]  
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Originally Posted by Khai
Originally Posted by Nixer
Well three of us got it...counting OG.



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I got it, don't like it.

Gus Grissom didn't blow the hatch. It was a mechanical failure. What the movie "The Right Stuff" did to Gus was a travesty and it should not be repeated here for laughs.

Sorry OG.


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#4532419 - 08/03/20 12:46 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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I don't know who Gus Grissom is. When I read the name Gus Grissom above, I was thinking of the Astronaut Tom Hanks played in Apollo 13. I WIKI The Right Stuff. I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Stuff_(film)#Historical_accuracy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1#Accident

Why are we making fun of someone who died in a tragic accident?


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Well, I thought it was funny. Dark humour is the best kind, and things on the internet aren't meant to be taken seriously.

Anyway, am I the only one who thought they were stalling for time with that air monitoring theatre?
Seems like they timed it so the hatch opened at the top of the hour for maximum media coverage or something.
Also Musk needed to get from LA to Houston join in the homecoming.

Can't begrudge them the media attention after a seemingly flawless mission though. smile

Now looking forward to the Starship 150m hop, possibly later today...

#4532421 - 08/03/20 12:53 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: Arthonon]  
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It was interesting to watch and note how different it was from the Mercury/Gemini/Apollo recoveries. You could really tell that the evolution was not being funded by a bottomless pit of taxpayer money, but rather by a contracted amount of it. It's especially amusing that SpaceX got it done before Boeing, even though SpaceX was awarded less money for their contract. Hopefully, Boeing gets their challenges conquered soon.

#4532422 - 08/03/20 01:00 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I don't know who Gus Grissom is. When I read the name Gus Grissom above, I was thinking of the Astronaut Tom Hanks played in Apollo 13. I WIKI The Right Stuff. I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Stuff_(film)#Historical_accuracy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1#Accident

Why are we making fun of someone who died in a tragic accident?



Why don't you Google these things BEFORE revealing your ignorance of historical people/places/things?


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#4532423 - 08/03/20 01:09 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I don't know who Gus Grissom is. When I read the name Gus Grissom above, I was thinking of the Astronaut Tom Hanks played in Apollo 13. I WIKI The Right Stuff. I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Stuff_(film)#Historical_accuracy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1#Accident

Why are we making fun of someone who died in a tragic accident?


It was a reference to an earlier mission, in Liberty Bell 7 (Second sub-orbital Mercury flight). After splash-down, the hatch was blown off pre-maturely. There has been much subsequent debate as to whether Grissom panicked and blew it manually, or if it was a malfunction. The debate / speculation started way before the movie was made.

Grissom was an American hero, and continued doing good work in the space program. The Apollo 1 fire was a tragedy that cost us good men, and provided some hard won lessons. It's been decades since then, and the fire doesn't erase the history (and attendant debates) that came before it.

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It was dark humor.

Gus Grissom was a great man and an accomplished aviator and astronaut.

As for the hatch blowing. Grissom got ahead of his checklist. He armed the hatch and removed the safety pins before the scheduled time. Did he purposely trigger it ? I don’t think so. But having it armed too early I think something in the rolling capsule hit or snagged it and blew it before it was scheduled. He also didn’t follow procedures on closing his oxygen inlet which allowed his suit to take on water. That was compounded by his not inflating his neck collar which also sealed the suit. His suit filled and nearly dragged him under. This rattled him and he got into the rescue sling backwards. When he was winched into the recovery helicopter he grabbed and put on a life vest.

I’m not belittling him. He was doing a very daring thing in being an early astronaut. I am just relating the event.

It was just dark humor about the hatch.


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#4532427 - 08/03/20 01:21 PM Re: SpaceX Manned Launch [Re: F4UDash4]  
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Originally Posted by F4UDash4
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
I don't know who Gus Grissom is. When I read the name Gus Grissom above, I was thinking of the Astronaut Tom Hanks played in Apollo 13. I WIKI The Right Stuff. I found this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Right_Stuff_(film)#Historical_accuracy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_1#Accident

Why are we making fun of someone who died in a tragic accident?



Why don't you Google these things BEFORE revealing your ignorance of historical people/places/things?


Says the man who join others to make fun of the astronaut who died in a tragic accident.


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Originally Posted by F4UDash4


Why don't you Google these things BEFORE revealing your ignorance of historical people/places/things?



Do they have Google on the internet now?

Anyone remember the Simpsons episode when Homer said "They have the internet on computers now?"

That's how I see many of err, these posts.


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