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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1035 on: March 15, 2012, 03:43 PM »
That was a fun ride!    ;D
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1036 on: March 15, 2012, 05:51 PM »
"Benny Burtt" is credited with sound design?  Looks like Ben Burtt's son might be following in the family business.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1037 on: March 15, 2012, 10:47 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c&feature=youtu.be

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Buckle up.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1038 on: March 15, 2012, 10:59 PM »
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1039 on: March 16, 2012, 02:16 AM »
More like getting yer nut sack jammed in yer throat going at that speed!   ;D

I think he will break the record, has a lot of good people & tech behind him...

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1040 on: March 18, 2012, 10:49 PM »
More like getting yer nut sack jammed in yer throat going at that speed!   ;D

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1042 on: May 20, 2012, 08:28 PM »
Solar Eclipse is happening now & you can view it safely online.   8)

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1043 on: May 20, 2012, 09:06 PM »
I went outside to see. Now I'm blind! Thanks DSJ!  8)
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1044 on: May 20, 2012, 10:36 PM »
I went outside to see. Now I'm blind! Thanks DSJ!  8)

LMAO!  :P

I did take a few pics & this was the best from them... the cloud cover really helped!   8)


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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1045 on: May 21, 2012, 01:55 PM »
Space X had their saturday launch from the Kennedy Space Center cancelled due to weather.  It's been rescheduled for tomorrow.  And IIRC, this may be the first commercial space launch to go to the International Space Station.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1046 on: May 21, 2012, 03:44 PM »
Space X had their saturday launch from the Kennedy Space Center cancelled due to weather.  It's been rescheduled for tomorrow.  And IIRC, this may be the first commercial space launch to go to the International Space Station.

Not weather, computers aborted the countdown a half-second before launch Saturday due to high pressure in one of the Falcon 9 rocket's nine first stage engines. Engineers opted to replace a check valve in the first stage's center engine - engine No. 5 - after inspections.

SpaceX has swapped out a faulty check valve on a Merlin engine on the Falcon 9 rocket and approved plans for a second launch attempt at 3:44 a.m. EDT (0744 GMT) Tuesday.

Yes, it is the 1st commercial adventure... hopefully this all works out, they need this.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1047 on: May 21, 2012, 04:45 PM »

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1048 on: May 22, 2012, 01:49 PM »
Very nice Rob.   8)

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SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket radiantly rose into a serene predawn sky over Florida on Tuesday, successfully launching a privately-owned capsule named Dragon into orbit on a seminal test flight to the International Space Station.

The grapple is scheduled for approximately 8:06 a.m. EDT (1206 GMT) Friday. The space station crew will guide the Dragon spacecraft on the robotic arm to a port on the Harmony module.

The station residents will open hatches leading to the Dragon on Saturday, beginning work to unload nearly 1,150 pounds of bonus supplies hauled into space inside the Dragon, including food, crew provisions, student-developed experiments, and computer equipment.

The crew will install experiment hardware, broken parts, and used spacewalking gear into the Dragon's pressurized cabin for return to Earth.

The capsule is due to depart the station and fly to a parachuted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on May 31.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1049 on: May 31, 2012, 01:30 PM »
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Six days after arriving at the International Space Station on a demonstration flight, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft departed the complex today and returned to Earth. Splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred at 11:42 a.m. EDT (1542 GMT).

Congrats SpaceX...  :)