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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1600 on: 05/31/2012 04:25 PM »
Oh, and are we going to hear about any special secret payload, like Wheel of Cheese? Is there something like that this time?
Maybe it’s the white cat… ;D
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1601 on: 05/31/2012 04:26 PM »
Faces today…

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Agreed.

Mike griffin among others, who is by the romney's space policy advisor, has been quoted as saying

"well it should fly at least 6 to 7 times more before we let crew on it" ,delaying, retoric, ect. the usual.

Anyway does not give me alot of hope for commercial when a presidential candidate that has a fairly good chance of winning has mike griffin advising him on space policy, and griffin once again proves how much of an inaccurate he is.


This mission is ground breaking, and it has really opened a new era, now sit back and watch as the usual suspects on the hill try and sabotage it.
One serving of crow for the man please…  ;)
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1602 on: 05/31/2012 04:27 PM »
Oh, and are we going to hear about any special secret payload, like Wheel of Cheese? Is there something like that this time?

The Expedition 31 crew looked pretty carefully and didn't find anything.  If there was anything like that aboard, it was in a compartment they didn't know about or couldn't access (like the avionics bay or SIM ring).

Maybe a copy of the MCC-X fluffy Spiro?
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1603 on: 05/31/2012 04:28 PM »
What's also so deeply satisfying about this mission is that it combined the original COTS2+COTS3 together into a single mission - and yet still went perfectly in all relevant ways!  ;D

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1604 on: 05/31/2012 04:28 PM »
Hootenanny.  That far exceeded my expectations from start to finish.  Way to go, SpaceX.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1605 on: 05/31/2012 04:29 PM »
Mike griffin among others, who is by the romney's space policy advisor, has been quoted as saying

"well it should fly at least 6 to 7 times more before we let crew on it" ,delaying, retoric, ect. the usual.

Well remember, COTS was really Mike Griffin's baby in the first place...

Also, strictly interpreted, 6 more flights is where they'll likely be by the end of 2014. Since the crew test flight wouldn't happen until 2015 anyway that makes sense.
« Last Edit: 05/31/2012 04:29 PM by simonbp »

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1606 on: 05/31/2012 04:31 PM »
A great job, congrats to the SpaceX team(s) and others involved!

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1607 on: 05/31/2012 04:31 PM »
Wow! Well done to SpaceX. Thanks to NASA and congratulations to everyone involved. Particularly that Mr Musk chap. Enormous achievement.

Is the best time to point out that they had to comply with all Nasa's requirements before they could get this flight underway? Governments are pariticularly onerous to work with - and sure that's a good thing. But they've got all that certified now. Can we leave the 'what a rubbish flight rate SpaceX has' nonsense until they've actually had a chance to do some flights please?

This is big history folks.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1608 on: 05/31/2012 04:32 PM »
Yay splashdoon! Too bad nasa tv cut off before they had the ship out of the water....

I just bought 2 spacex tshirts: http://www.thespaceshop.com/spacex.html

:-)

What a roaring success of a mission. Again! Again again!


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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1609 on: 05/31/2012 04:32 PM »
Yo Bergin! Let us post our congrats on the Live Update thread, to have them preserved for posterity!  8)

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1610 on: 05/31/2012 04:34 PM »
Sheesh... Rookies! I remember watching all of the Apollos from 11 on hit the drink.

Oh, come on...  ;)

I was not able to control my birth year no matter how much I wanted.
Of course I would have LOVED to be there to witness Apollo 11 first hand but for us, post Apollo 18 (or Soyuz 23) generation, Dragon splashdown represents something nouveau!  :D

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1611 on: 05/31/2012 04:34 PM »
What an amazing mission that was.

Loved the coverage, got caught up in the hype at times.

Dragon did a great job. Can't wait to see some close up images post splash down.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1612 on: 05/31/2012 04:34 PM »
Weird thing...

I've got the post-splashdown music from Apollo 13 playing in my head and I hear Jim Lovell's closing monologue: "I look up at the Moon and I wonder... when are we going back? And who will it be?"

I look at Dragon, I look at Falcon Heavy and I look at Morpheus.  Just hang on, Jim.  I wonder if it might be closer than anyone thinks. :)
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1613 on: 05/31/2012 04:34 PM »
Well done to everyone who kept their thoughts in the party thread and not all over the live thread.

You can now post a note of congrats in there - like post berthing - if you want:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=29037.msg909033#msg909033

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1614 on: 05/31/2012 04:36 PM »

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1615 on: 05/31/2012 04:39 PM »
According to the story I read it was Scott Pace,  not Mike Griffin,  who suggested that Dragon needed 6-7 flights before carrying people.

I'm not aware that Griffin has said a word about the flight.
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1616 on: 05/31/2012 04:40 PM »
Well remember, COTS was really Mike Griffin's baby in the first place...

Something I think too many Constellation-haterz don't remember often enough.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1617 on: 05/31/2012 05:08 PM »
I'm not aware that Griffin has said a word about the flight.

He congratulated them as head of the AIAA.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1618 on: 05/31/2012 05:13 PM »
I'm sure they'll be renting their own spotter planes, etc eventually.

:P Why do that when they can just film from the landing pad?

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1619 on: 05/31/2012 05:18 PM »
come to think of it...
this was actually the first spacecraft splashdown i have seen live ever (or first in my lifetime for that matter)

Sheesh... Rookies! I remember watching all of the Apollos from 11 on hit the drink.



 
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