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President Trump call to ISS
« on: 04/24/2017 01:43 PM »
Might end up having to move this to the Space Policy section, but it's a live event for now.

President Donald Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins will make a special 20-minute, Earth-to-space call at 10 a.m. EDT Monday, April 24, to personally congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson for her record-breaking stay aboard the International Space Station.

NASA will provide live coverage of the event via the following agency assets:

    NASA Television -- http://www.nasa.gov/live
    Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/NASA/
    Ustream -- http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
    YouTube --
    NASA App for iOS http://itunes.apple.com/app/nasa-app/id334325516?mt=8
    NASA App for Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nasa
    NASA App for Amazon Fire and Fire TV http://amzn.com/B00ZVR87LQ
    The NASA App also is also available to Apple TV users






Online Chris Bergin

Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #4 on: 04/24/2017 02:01 PM »
"Do you hear me?" "Yes sir." "Well that's what we like, American equipment that works!"


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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #6 on: 04/24/2017 02:04 PM »
Go on Peggy. She immediately notes the NASA Team. Notes, the act, SLS and so proud of the team (she knows what she's doing).

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #7 on: 04/24/2017 02:07 PM »
Peggy notes ISS is helping us learn ahead of Mars missions (Life Support, etc.)

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #8 on: 04/24/2017 02:07 PM »
Jack doing a great job noting the international crew and hardware.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #9 on: 04/24/2017 02:09 PM »
President: "Is there a schedule for Mars". Peggy: "You bill notes 2030s." Trump says he wants to do it in his FIRST term, if not second!

Good luck with that.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #10 on: 04/24/2017 02:11 PM »
Ivanka talking about inspiring women. Peggy was inspired by Apollo and later by the first female astros.

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« Reply #11 on: 04/24/2017 02:13 PM »
Ivanka seems genuinely star struck by Peggy. Peggy noting the "diversity" of the work day on Station.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #12 on: 04/24/2017 02:15 PM »
Trump going political. Taking abt how exciting things are with jobs and business, in an attempt to tie into space.

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« Reply #13 on: 04/24/2017 02:16 PM »
Jack doing a good job at promoting commercial crew and cargo....while NASA goes BEO - SLS gets another mention.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #14 on: 04/24/2017 02:19 PM »
Trump again says he wants to do Mars faster. Very proud of the astronaut's bravery. End of Event.

Offline Space Pete

Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #15 on: 04/24/2017 02:24 PM »
Trump says he wants to do it in his FIRST term, if not second!

Good luck with that.

Don't worry, Jared Kushner is going to sort it out! ;D

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #16 on: 04/24/2017 02:31 PM »
Not bad going for Jack Fischer - within a week he's gone from being an unflown astronaut, to talking to Presidents from space! :)
« Last Edit: 04/24/2017 02:32 PM by Space Pete »
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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #17 on: 04/24/2017 02:59 PM »
Not bad going for Jack Fischer - within a week he's gone from being an unflown astronaut, to talking to Presidents from space! :)

He did very well. You could tell they had been "trained" in what to get across, but they did it very well.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #18 on: 04/24/2017 03:02 PM »
Expedition 51 - In-Flight Event with President Trump, Ivanka Trump and NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins - 24 April
http://www.space-multimedia.nl.eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10042

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #20 on: 04/24/2017 07:14 PM »
This is cool. The history of Presidents calling astronauts:
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/presidential-calls-to-space-a-timeless-tradition

I was reading that earlier. Poor Jimmy Carter, he literally had no one to call!

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« Reply #21 on: 04/27/2017 03:01 AM »
I was reading that earlier. Poor Jimmy Carter, he literally had no one to call!

Jerry Brown? ;)

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #22 on: 04/27/2017 10:25 AM »
Why is there such a fuss about this "record"?   It pales into insignificance when compared with the Russian duration record of 804 days by Gennady Padalka.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #23 on: 04/27/2017 03:47 PM »
Why is there such a fuss about this "record"?   It pales into insignificance when compared with the Russian duration record of 804 days by Gennady Padalka.
Because when it comes to giant foam finger waving, we're #1!!!

Seriously, is it so surprising? Of course a US agency and the US President are going to celebrate US accomplishments. Virtually every country, sports franchise and every other arbitrary human "tribe" touts firsts within that tribe. Wasn't Helen Sherman a celebrity of sorts for being the first British astronaut even though she wasn't the first-ever astronaut?
Space is not Highlander.  There can, and will, be more than one.

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Re: President Trump call to ISS
« Reply #24 on: 04/29/2017 03:55 PM »
One thing that Trump also mentioned, which wasn't noted above, was that military space was important to him.

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