Space-X Launch today May 27
Weather forecast doesn't look great, don't know if they will be able to launch today...
I find it very exciting.
Weather permitting, launch is scheduled for 4:33pm EDT
First time since 2011 America will put astronauts into orbit, with their own rockets and from American soil.
Yes, since the Space Shuttle decommission we have been using Russian old but proven technology.
I hope it goes off without a hitch. I am surprised that this is not a bigger event in the media. I guess everything takes a backseat to Covid-19 right now.
Nasa's share (taxpayer money) of today's launch: 3.14 BILLION.
No clue how what the additional number is that came from SpaceX's own funding.
Cost each time we send up an astronaut in a russian rocket: $80-$100 per seat.
Apparently if they scrub the mission, they will not make the call until launch time... just have to wait it out.
Maybe cuz we buying tv time to attract recruits for the Space Force. Now there’s money well spent.
Fyi- I’ve been watching coverage all day. Been pretty steady spots on MSNBC. Although they are reflecting everything off C19 since 100k gone is pretty huge news.
Hope the weather gives them a break. Tornado warnings in place.
Shame that it's not being broadcast on the NASA 4K channel... 1080p will have to do, I guess.
Yeah, something about electrical activity in the area, can't have that while loading propellant. I think the next window is saturday.
You are correct... 15:22 on Saturday or 15:00 on Sunday... luckily, I don't have much going on this weekend, lol.
Launch attempt 3:22pm today (saturday). But, "there's a strong possibility weather with prevent a launch today", according to the launch director.
If so, another try tomorrow...
We have liftoff
I’ve yet to see video of the booster landing, only it in place on barge as the feed cut out. Anybody have a link to video of it?
What a proud day.
That booster landing almost perfectly within the marked circle was really impressive to say the least.
Maja, some comments are saying that’s a booster landing from 2016.
Not that it would look much different, just a point of clarification.
Out of the several launches (and landings) I’ve watched the video feed from the barge always cuts out right at touch down. Probably quite a bit of shaking, fire, smoke, etc. that interferes with the satellite connection.
After watching the video cut out and then the rocket miraculously standing in the center of the circle mid-deck when it came back on, i immediately thought that they cut the feed intentionally so as not to give the Chinese any video data from which to clone their tech.... either that, or it's all still being done on a soundstage in Burbank somewhere (-;
Crew chooses Planet Caravan by Black Sabbath as their "wake up music"... Ozzy is now officially extra-terrestrial, lol.
It was a beautiful thing! The USA is back in the launch business! Now just fingers crossed re-entry goes off without a hitch...
I read something (I can't find the article now), where Musk was discussing there is a slight chance that on re-entry the asymmetric shape of the Dragon capsule (which was a design necessity), could cause problems with the capsules attitude during re-entry. He emphasized a SLIGHT chance. Fingers crossed and prayers said!
“the asymmetric shape of the Dragon capsule (which was a design necessity), could cause problems with the capsules attitude during re-entry.“
The DEMO-1 mission using a Crew Dragon capsule launched, docked, and returned successfully, so they should know what affects the shape has on actual re-entry (beyond theoretical modeling).
The capsule used for that first demo mission to the ISS is the one that blew up during a static engine test (no risk of that on the remainder of this mission as those engines are only used for launch abort, not re-entry or splashdown).
I hate conspiracy theories surrounding everything, which is why I searched all afternoon for the booster landing, didn’t find anything till maja post.
Amazing either way.
BTW: watch netflix doc on Epstien, the dirt he must of had on video....
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