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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1620 on: 05/31/2012 05:18 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.

Maybe some fellow CxP-haters forget that Mike Griffin actually did one or two smart things during his time at NASA HQ, but I'm not one of those. My only beef was that discussions pre-Griffin had made it sound like they were going to pursue commercial cargo and crew in parallel, not as a "let's do cargo first, and only think about solving the crew situation down the road" deal like we ended up getting.

~Jon

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1621 on: 05/31/2012 05:23 PM »
Faces today…

SpaceX   8)   NASA  :)  Capitol Hill  >:(

Me ;D


This party thread was made for you! :D

Faces today Update…

SpaceX  8)   NASA :)  Capitol Hill >:(  Roscosmos :o

Me  ;D


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…  ;)

I don't think Mike actually deserves a serving of crow. More like Andy Pazstor, and Sen. Shelby.

~Jon

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1622 on: 05/31/2012 05:27 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.

Maybe some fellow CxP-haters forget that Mike Griffin actually did one or two smart things during his time at NASA HQ, but I'm not one of those. My only beef was that discussions pre-Griffin had made it sound like they were going to pursue commercial cargo and crew in parallel, not as a "let's do cargo first, and only think about solving the crew situation down the road" deal like we ended up getting.

~Jon

I sort of wonder. If COTS-D had been exercised, would we have saved much more time? The other thing is that COTS-D was likely underfunded. Even Elon Musk admits that he underestimated the cost of commercial crew. But it seems that Mike Griffin became anti-commercial crew when he realized that it could become a direct threat to Ares I.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1623 on: 05/31/2012 05:30 PM »
Faces today…

SpaceX   8)   NASA  :)  Capitol Hill  >:(

Me ;D


This party thread was made for you! :D

Faces today Update…

SpaceX  8)   NASA :)  Capitol Hill >:(  Roscosmos :o

Me  ;D


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…  ;)

I don't think Mike actually deserves a serving of crow. More like Andy Pazstor, and Sen. Shelby.

~Jon
Hi Jon,

Only with respect to the alleged comments… But hey, there is enough crow for everyone! I’ve waited for SpaceX to “show me” as well… ;)

~Robert

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=28808.210
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~Rob, Physics instructor, aviator, vintage auto racer

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1624 on: 05/31/2012 05:31 PM »
Maybe some fellow CxP-haters forget that Mike Griffin actually did one or two smart things during his time at NASA HQ, but I'm not one of those. My only beef was that discussions pre-Griffin had made it sound like they were going to pursue commercial cargo and crew in parallel, not as a "let's do cargo first, and only think about solving the crew situation down the road" deal like we ended up getting.

IIRC the failure of COTS-D was down a combination of limited resources and not wanting to get Orion (and thus the Moon) canceled. They did, though, purposely pick two crew-capable vehicles in the original selection. And, in the second round to replace Kistler, Boeing's proto-CST only barely lost out to Cygnus because NASA also wanted a Delta II replacement. So, for the practical constraints they had, NASA did pretty well.

At any rate, SpaceX COTS complete! The ball in now in Orbital Sciences' court...

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1625 on: 05/31/2012 05:37 PM »
I wonder how long PRW will keep running those ads. So far, SpaceX has stayed on the "high road". If they change their minds, they can have this one from me, no charge:

At SpaceX, we don't make attack ads...we make HISTORY.

High Road?  Until this week, Spacex had nothing.
It was a legimate ad campaign that now has run it course.

Also, PWR has made history many times over

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1626 on: 05/31/2012 05:40 PM »
History by different paths is still history.
DM

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1627 on: 05/31/2012 05:40 PM »
Also, PWR has made history many times over

Let's hope PWR won't be history soon...
We will be vic-toooooo-ri-ous!!!

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1628 on: 05/31/2012 05:56 PM »
Yay for more epic music on NASA TV. I've greatly enjoyed their selections this week.  ;D
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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1629 on: 05/31/2012 05:57 PM »
Great day for COTS and Space Act Agreements, not to mention SpaceX, NASA, Elon Musk, and Alan Lindenmoyer.



We are all winners today.

Respectfully,
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What we want and what we can afford are two very different things.

Demanding space policy that is fiscally responsible and utilizing the free market system.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1630 on: 05/31/2012 06:00 PM »
Congrats to Elon&Co. This is a very big milestone. All mission objectives accomplished! This is very very impressive. Wow.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1631 on: 05/31/2012 06:21 PM »
Small point, but shouldn't this party thread be held after SpaceX successfully completes its mission? Just sayin...

OK, now it's time for a party thread.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1632 on: 05/31/2012 06:36 PM »
Now without the new-car smell, and a little less brilliant white!
https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/208264591887712257/photo/1

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1633 on: 05/31/2012 06:40 PM »
Now without the new-car smell, and a little less brilliant white!


I hope that Elon's cheese has a high melting point! :)

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1634 on: 05/31/2012 06:43 PM »
tears. happy tears.
...water is life and it is out there, where we intend to go. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man or machine on a body such as the Moon and harvest a cup of water for a human to drink or process into fuel for their craft.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1635 on: 05/31/2012 06:56 PM »
Finally, after months of anticipation and even doubt, we have seen SpaceX perform and succed. 

I only hope that the next few launches succed, if this happens then I think we could be seeing a game changer in spaceflight.  Maybe we wont see SpaceX lead the way to Mars but if SpaceX can drop the cost to space access then their will be room for others to carry the torch. 

Bravo SpaceX!
Darn it where is my Moon base!

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1636 on: 05/31/2012 07:21 PM »
Since this is the SpaceX Party Thread, let's raise some glasses.

Here's to Elon Musk and SpaceX.

Here's to NASA.

And Here's to Gary Hudson and all the others who have worked tirelessly, with little recognition or thanks, to "fall on the barbed wire" so commercial space can move forward.

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1637 on: 05/31/2012 07:42 PM »
What's the next big thing to look forward to from SpaceX? The Grasshopper tests?

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1638 on: 05/31/2012 07:43 PM »
CRS-1!
If you're happy and you know it,
It's your med's!

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Re: OMG it's the SpaceX Party Thread!
« Reply #1639 on: 05/31/2012 07:53 PM »
Via FB

SpaceX
Dragon is on the barge and heading home. Great job by the recovery crew.

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