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Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:07PM
Last weather "Go/No Go" is at T-7minutes.... looking good.
1st stage fuel loading proceeding.

I haven't been this nervous watching a launch since I was in 5h grade, watching Columbia's first launch on TV!



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:14PM
T minues 5 minutes... weather GO. Crew GO. Falcon 9 fueling... still GO....



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:17PM
Strongback retracted...
Dragon on internal power....



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: May 30, 2020 02:18PM
Take off, you hosers!
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:19PM
Final "GO" for launch!

30 seconds..



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:19PM
LIFTOFF!



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:21PM
"Max Q"... supersonic... nominal...



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:22PM
MECO! Stage separation!



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:23PM
First stage returning... 2nd stage nominal! 8 more minutes to orbit!



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 30, 2020 02:24PM
Plummeting to earth. My Boeing stock, that is.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 30, 2020 02:25PM
What a picture-perfect launch.... Amazing.



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:27PM
Stage 1, clean entry burn...
Stage 2, still nominal... Bob and Doug actually look bored, LOL!



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:29PM
Orbital insertion!

First stage... stuck the landing, right on center!



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:32PM
Purple sequined dinosaur "zero G indicator" is now free of his seat....

Dragon has separated from the 2nd stage... Dragon flying free!



Paul F.
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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: freeradical
Date: May 30, 2020 02:38PM
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Speedy
Plummeting to earth. My Boeing stock, that is.

Probably not as quickly as Korolev stock.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 30, 2020 02:40PM
What? They couldn't find a dragon stuffie at Toys R Us?

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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: d4
Date: May 30, 2020 02:42PM




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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:42PM
We're about 9 hours from docking with the ISS.

They'll be doing some "orbit tune ups" over the next few hours to circularize their orbit, and match altitude with the ISS.

Then will come docking with the ISS.



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Good is the enemy of Excellent. Talent is not necessary for Excellence.
Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: May 30, 2020 02:44PM




39°36'17"N 75°44'43"W

The search engine that doesn't track you.

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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 30, 2020 02:46PM
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Paul F.
Then will come docking with the ISS.

And then will come interminable hours of everyone checking everything on both sides of the airlock to make sure everything is hunky-dory before even opening the hatches.....



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 02:51PM
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rjmacs
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Paul F.
Then will come docking with the ISS.

And then will come interminable hours of everyone checking everything on both sides of the airlock to make sure everything is hunky-dory before even opening the hatches.....

Yup... But, I can understand the caution, as annoying as it is from a spectators point of view.



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: May 30, 2020 02:57PM
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Paul F.
Yup... But, I can understand the caution, as annoying as it is from a spectators point of view.

Yeah - in space flight, the distinction between criticizing and complaining is an important one.



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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 30, 2020 03:14PM
And then, the inevitable sizing up of each other's space suits.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 30, 2020 03:25PM
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Paul F.
We're about 919 hours from docking with the ISS.

They'll be doing some "orbit tune ups" over the next few hours to circularize their orbit, and match altitude with the ISS.

Then will come docking with the ISS.

I think you had a typo there with the docking, it's about 19 hours from the launch time.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 30, 2020 03:55PM
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GGD
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Paul F.
We're about 919 hours from docking with the ISS.

They'll be doing some "orbit tune ups" over the next few hours to circularize their orbit, and match altitude with the ISS.

Then will come docking with the ISS.

I think you had a typo there with the docking, it's about 19 hours from the launch time.

You are correct... about 19 hours. Closer to 18 now.... smiling smiley



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 30, 2020 04:07PM
Damn.

Up late, tuned in late...

Control handed back to Dragon, no video in cabin now.

DAMN!




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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 30, 2020 04:16PM
Was nice to watch something positive amidst the mess here in MN.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: sekker
Date: May 30, 2020 04:16PM
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jonny
What? They couldn't find a dragon stuffie at Toys R Us?


An iconic shot for years to come.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 30, 2020 04:17PM
Meals Ready to Eat aka

Meals Ready to Exit

Meals Refusing to Exit

You Meals May Vary.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 30, 2020 04:24PM
I'm re-downloading ISS Spotter from the App Store.

I used it before to see the ISS pass overhead.

It was almost as thrilling as watching a launch.

Really sad I missed this one.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 30, 2020 05:05PM
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Paul F.
Stage 1, clean entry burn...
Stage 2, still nominal... Bob and Doug actually look bored, LOL!

"Take off" was never more relevant to these hosers than today!





It is what it is.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: SKYLANE
Date: May 30, 2020 05:11PM
I almost missed it... I miscalculated the time zone, but I tuned in at T-3minutes. So, saw them launch!


WOW! AMAZING!


I have been watching the feed from SpaceX.com in background on computer.

The HD views from Dragon of earth are phenomenal. Looks great!



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/30/2020 05:13PM by SKYLANE.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: wurm
Date: May 30, 2020 05:55PM
Any video of the Falcon 9 landing today? I saw one clip with them waiting, then screen went out, then when transmission came back it was already down.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: space-time
Date: May 30, 2020 09:21PM
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: neophyte
Date: May 30, 2020 10:51PM
The inside cabin video during ascent showed a really smooth ride - no shaking. Soyez videos also show a smooth ride. The few shuttle cabin videos I have seen showed a rougher ride.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Carnos Jax
Date: May 31, 2020 01:52AM
Probably due to the SRB’s of the Shuttle. Solid rockets are a much harsher ride than liquids.
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: GGD
Date: May 31, 2020 03:05AM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Paul F.
Stage 1, clean entry burn...
Stage 2, still nominal... Bob and Doug actually look bored, LOL!

"Take off" was never more relevant to these hosers than today!


I'm starting to hear the first names reversed now, "Doug and Bob", I wonder if it's because they realized the McKenzie link.

Looks like Canada noticed the Bob and Doug references too.

[www.cbc.ca]
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: May 31, 2020 09:27AM
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Carnos Jax
Probably due to the SRB’s of the Shuttle. Solid rockets are a much harsher ride than liquids.

The one and only "test flight" of the Ares I rockeet (basically a five segment SRB), the post flight analysis showed that the vibrations to the payload would NOT have been survivable to a crew.... That's how harsh a ride they can be.



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Re: Falcon 9, Dragon 2, and Crew are GO at T-00:12:00
Posted by: A-Polly
Date: May 31, 2020 12:10PM
This is how it looked to my iPhone from about 90 miles away in central Florida yesterday, 6 and then 8 minutes after liftoff. My heart was aflutter! So glad to see the successful docking this morning. Old Fogette
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