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Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:48PM
They just entered the communications blackout...
They should pick them back up in about four minutes.



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Re: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:52PM
They've picked it up on a low-res thermal cam streaking across the sky....

Should reestablish comms in a minute or two..



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:53PM
Comms are back, preparing for drogue chute deploy... everything nominal.



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:54PM
Drogue chutes out!



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:55PM
Main Chutes out!

Four nice big clean canopies!



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 18, 2021 05:58PM
Thanks for posting.
Someone in my house is watching football. RollingEyesSmiley5





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Re: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:58PM
And a nice clean splashdown!

And as a nice bonus - this missions has raised more than $150 million dollars for St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 05:59PM
Recovery boats look to be only a couple hundred meters away from the splashdown.... Pretty good targeting!

Boats are moving in now.



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 06:02PM
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rgG
Thanks for posting.
Someone in my house is watching football. RollingEyesSmiley5

That's when you break out the emergency iPad, and get on YouTube. :-)

Recovery boats are moving in...



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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 18, 2021 06:02PM
My partner's dad was part of the recovery teams for the Mercury missions. His C-119 was patrolling an area in case they went off course. They were to push out life rafts and supplies until the ships got there.

He also did SAR in 'nam. Those he would NOT talk about.



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Re: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 06:06PM
By the time the SAR teams are called, it's already a very bad day. :-(

They're doing the outside inspections for explosive safeing and hypergolic leak checks... They should be getting the recovery ship up close and winch the capsule aboard over the next hour.

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My partner's dad was part of the recovery teams for the Mercury missions. His C-119 was patrolling an area in case they went off course. They were to push out life rafts and supplies until the ships got there.

He also did SAR in 'nam. Those he would NOT talk about.



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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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 06:23PM
They're estimating two things;

First, that lifting the capsule should commence in the next 10 minutes.

Second, that in the last 90 minutes, viewers have donated an additional $7,000,000 to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital.

Now's not a bad time to send 'em a few bucks.



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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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 06:30PM
Inspiration 4 Dragon is in the "nest" on the deck of the recovery vessel... They'll be opening the side hatch shortly. You know... to see if the human crew returned, or if they've been replaced with their alternate time-line Ape counterparts. winking smiley



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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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 18, 2021 06:43PM
They are egressing now... with GREAT big (human) smiles!



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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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: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 18, 2021 07:36PM






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Re: Inspiration 4 Capsule is re-entering NOW....
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: September 19, 2021 12:02AM
A few hours ago, Elon Musk tweeted that he's "in for $50M" to bring the total donations to St. Jude's to $210 Million for this flight.

The bitching that he didn't donate more, or to your pet cause, may now commence.



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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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