Quote from: rickl on 06/09/2012 03:23 pmI especially liked the fact that their "recovery force" consisted of a commercial salvage barge, two rubber boats, and a NASA P-3 Orion. No aircraft carrier task force necessary. And that also make the greeting parade of vehicles for the shuttle seem extravagant. However things might get a little more involved if and when there is crew coming back in the Dragon.
I especially liked the fact that their "recovery force" consisted of a commercial salvage barge, two rubber boats, and a NASA P-3 Orion. No aircraft carrier task force necessary.
For the love of goodness what *would* Elon do in this case so that we all know?
SpaceX vs Shuttle is silly and oh so OT.Anyone have an answer to my simple question about landing offset distance?
Not sure if that one been posted
Dragon C2+ in Washington D.C., although for some reason I couldn't find any news on this event.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/7602853192/in/photostream/
Quote from: manboy on 07/19/2012 02:18 pmDragon C2+ in Washington D.C., although for some reason I couldn't find any news on this event.http://www.flickr.com/photos/bootbearwdc/7602853192/in/photostream/Incredibly little mention in the press. All I can find ishttp://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1995086/spacex_displays_dragon_spacecraft_in_washington_dc/
I believe it's located at 1050 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC, about a kilometer northeast of the White House.
Does anyone know how long it will be there and if it is open to the public? Might be worth trekking to DC after work..-R C
Also, here's a new post-splashdown photo:http://spacexlaunch.zenfolio.com/p208064181/h3af4ad49#h3af4ad49
Quote from: Space Pete on 08/04/2012 06:48 pmAlso, here's a new post-splashdown photo:http://spacexlaunch.zenfolio.com/p208064181/h3af4ad49#h3af4ad49 The guy on top of Dragon in that photo is wearing a hard hat. That seems odd. Did he swim over to Dragon from the barge hat in hand, so to speak, then put it on, or was he lowered onto Dragon from a crane wearing the hard hat?
Here is a July 24th presentation by Alan Lindenmoyer which provides a mission summary of the SpaceX COTS C2+ flight:http://www.nasa.gov/pdf/672215main_1-SpaceX%20C2_Summary_NAC_20120724_508.pdf
Revised mortar shock collar appears to have performed much better than C1