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Bolden "I'm a 'used-to-be-astronaut'"

Notes history of ISS, upcoming year long mission, says making concrete steps towards Mars

"you're the luckiest people in the world" "just suck it up and enjoy this"

[Basically telling the astronauts to stop complaining about the program.]
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He's getting emotional about wanting to ride on a Dragon or CST-100.

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Kathy Lueders: "It's great to finally be able to talk openly"

[I for one am also looking forward to it.]
« Last Edit: 01/26/2015 04:17 PM by arachnitect »

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Kathy being honest too. Saying they were in blackout with the procurement and protest. Was an early Christmas present.

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Lueders: Crew science will double to 80 hours a week. Shortest downmass handover time ever.

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Lueders: 5 NASA required certification milestones, companies proposed additional milestones.

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Lueders: Confirmed that Boeing will also have uncrewed cargo flights along with SpaceX.
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Seems to be a refusal to say 2017 so far.....likely because it's now 2018.

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Talk about retrieving the flag - interesting, hard-to-interpret response.
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Talk about retrieving the flag - interesting, hard-to-interpret response.

Sounded like they wanted to bring up a second flag so that each company could bring a flag down.
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Boeing guy excited.

Gets SLS mentioned. ;D

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John Elbon from Boeing:

International Docking Adapter turned over last week. "No time in history with more spaceflight hardware in development." (sneaks in a reference to Europa).

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He's very keen which is good to hear considering Boeing's large space footprint.

First 2 milestones completed on schedule.
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He's prophesying that Boeing will be (in 100 years) to commercial space what Boeing is right now to commercial aviation. Exciting attitude.
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Uncrewed mission test will be the 75th Atlas mission  & crewed is 80th December 2017.
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Elbon: First 2 milestones completed on schedule (certification baseline review, ground systems CDR). Partnered with Flight Operations at JSC. Crew access tower construction started.

Crew flight test will be Atlas #80.
hardware for first flight article coming this year.

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Ground Seg CDR complete for CST-100, working with JSC MOD.

Crew access tower work has begun, to be assembled inbetween Atlas V launches.

OPF-3 work continuing. Crew flight hardware construction soon.

Flight software to be delivered in the summer.

Flights in 2017, claiming December 2017 for the crew mission....

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Feb 2017 pad abort test for the CST 100.
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Spacex initial landing will be water landing with parachutes.

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