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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #960 on: 01/03/2018 06:20 PM »
Is spacex currently online for the launch of the manned dragon in August?

NASA has not publicly changed the dates, but some recent unofficial postings would suggest the answer is probably no.

https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37802.msg1766115#msg1766115
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=8184.msg1766457#msg1766457

How do you read a delay out of these posts?  CRS launch should have a gap for the crew launch and it has. The other link seems unrelated. Can you explain your deduction please?

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #961 on: 01/03/2018 06:57 PM »
How do you read a delay out of these posts?  CRS launch should have a gap for the crew launch and it has. The other link seems unrelated. Can you explain your deduction please?
As per the first link:

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ISS schedule:

Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): NET August 2018
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): Q1 2019
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (uncrewed): second half of 2018
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (crewed): early 2019
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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #962 on: 01/03/2018 09:00 PM »
Oww... Seems I am a bit blind today. Thx.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #963 on: 01/03/2018 09:54 PM »
How do you read a delay out of these posts?  CRS launch should have a gap for the crew launch and it has. The other link seems unrelated. Can you explain your deduction please?
As per the first link:

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ISS schedule:

Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): NET August 2018
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): Q1 2019
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (uncrewed): second half of 2018
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (crewed): early 2019
Looks like I already got a 2018 prediction wrong.
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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #964 on: 01/05/2018 10:51 AM »
The SpaceX spacesuit that will be worn by astronauts aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft (in the background) during missions to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the space station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #965 on: 01/05/2018 10:52 AM »
A technician works on the interior structure of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at the company's facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #966 on: 01/05/2018 10:53 AM »
The interior structure of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at the company's facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #967 on: 01/05/2018 10:53 AM »
A SpaceX SuperDraco engine is hot-fired at the company's test facility in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #968 on: 01/05/2018 10:54 AM »
A SpaceX Merlin engine is on a test stand at the company's facility in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #969 on: 01/05/2018 10:55 AM »
The inter-stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket inside the company's manufacturing facility. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA's Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #970 on: 01/05/2018 10:55 AM »
Astronaut Bob Behnken examines a SuperDraco engine during a tour of the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #971 on: 01/05/2018 10:56 AM »
Astronauts Bob Behnken, left, and Eric Boe are outside the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #972 on: 01/05/2018 10:57 AM »
Astronaut Eric Boe examines hardware during a tour of the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station.

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #973 on: 01/05/2018 11:21 AM »
Great photos!

On the SpaceX suit, what do we know about its interfaces and compatibility with things like the ISS & Soyuz?

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #974 on: 01/05/2018 12:51 PM »
Will Dragon 2 be ready for astronauts by summer?  Last I heard first humans in orbit with Dragon 2 will be either in June or August.  Then someone said it slipped to January 2019.  Hope that is not true. 

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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #975 on: 01/06/2018 11:38 PM »
How do you read a delay out of these posts?  CRS launch should have a gap for the crew launch and it has. The other link seems unrelated. Can you explain your deduction please?
As per the first link:

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ISS schedule:

Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): NET August 2018
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): Q1 2019
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (uncrewed): second half of 2018
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (crewed): early 2019
That isn't actually well-sourced. The original says "likely 2019."

No slip has happened, yet. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #976 on: 01/06/2018 11:39 PM »
How do you read a delay out of these posts?  CRS launch should have a gap for the crew launch and it has. The other link seems unrelated. Can you explain your deduction please?
As per the first link:

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ISS schedule:

Boeing Orbital Flight Test (uncrewed): NET August 2018
Boeing Crew Flight Test (crewed): Q1 2019
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 1 (uncrewed): second half of 2018
SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2 (crewed): early 2019
Looks like I already got a 2018 prediction wrong.
You haven't yet. The original post is speculation, not official.
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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #977 on: 01/06/2018 11:57 PM »
The SpaceX spacesuit that will be worn by astronauts aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft (in the background) during missions to and from the International Space Station. SpaceX is developing its Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket in partnership with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program to carry astronauts to and from the space station.

Photo credit: SpaceX

Don’t know, but these suits remind me of Peacekeeper uniforms from Hunger Games
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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #978 on: 01/08/2018 03:30 PM »
Recent events have caused me to consider petitioning that the first manned Dragon-2 be named 'CSS John Young'.
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Re: SpaceX Dragon 2 Updates and Discussion - Thread 2
« Reply #979 on: 01/08/2018 05:19 PM »
Recent events have caused me to consider petitioning that the first manned Dragon-2 be named 'CSS John Young'.
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