Author Topic: SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM2 - EOM/Return: August, 2020 - UPDATES  (Read 113164 times)

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Doug now egressing

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And DM-2 ends with a  thumbs up from Doug Hurley

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And with that, I am going to sign off as well. Great to see US crewed spacecraft again! Now on to Crew-1!
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Hawthorne is breaking out the champagne, I think I saw Elon in the corner too.
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Applause all around from Hawthorne! :)
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https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1290017679902875648

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and President Gwynne Shotwell leave mission control after a round of applause

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https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/status/1290021497692655619
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UPDATE: Post-SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Splashdown News Conference no earlier than 4:45pm ET. Watch live: https://nasa.gov/nasalive
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Someone just got the Spacex webcast replay taken down for a copyright rule.

Mildly ridiculous.

Edit: Back up now
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Great to have NASA Astronauts return to Earth after very successful two month mission. Thank you to all!

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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1290002828203667458
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Astronauts complete first splashdown in 45 years. Very exciting!

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Press conference starting.
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Shotwell mentions "foibles" will presumably be discussed in Q&A.
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Stich: entry as expected. Slight issue with "slight toxic vapors". Within limits. Helicopter has landed on ship.
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Montalbano spoke. Now Crew-1, who are in isolation together.
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Two questions about private boats being too close. Landing area was closed by coast guard during landing window, but boats moved in afterwards. NASA and SpaceX will look at deploying more resources to prevent it on future missions.
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Great thread capturing much of the Q&A (I’ll add a roll-up to this post later)

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1290028334508802049

Edit to add: roll-up now attached plus one further tweet below

https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1290042839594721281

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NASA chief Jim Bridenstine:

"The reason we had success today is because SpaceX is so good at adapting and the NASA team is so good at sharing what the engineering challenges are ... It has been an absolutely amazing partnership."
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Q from Loren Grush: boats surrounding crew dragon, how it was allowed and what plan is for future
Bridenstine: "not what we were anticipating" CG did a good job ahead of landing. "We need to do better next time."
Stich: we do clear a 10 nm area; 2 CG cutters; was totally clear for splashdown event;

Q from Chris Davenport: updates on Bob and Doug
Stich: they were doing well when he left the control center. Plan for helo transport to Pensecola NAS.

Q: Keith Cowing: followup on Loren's Q adding N2O4 concern. Bridenstine.
Shotwell: Focus was on safety for Bob and Doug. Lesson learned we probably need more CG assets and maybe more SpX and NASA assets as well.

Q from Irene Klotz: <>
Shotwell: very comfortable with moving forward

Q from Joey Roulette: how was reusability decision made?
Shotwell: capsule designed for 5 to 10 missions but have to see how it checks out when capsule is back to the cape. Reusability was a part of original bid for ccp.
Stich: confirms Shotwell's comments. 4 month refurb. lots of margin for crew-2. Area 59 at cape for maintenance.

Q from Marcia Dunn: mood in SpX mission control
Shotwell: relief at success but splashdown just beginning of recovery; not done until Bob and Doug out of capsule. Elon on flight to Houston now to meet with astros.

Q from Eric Berger: 12 years since F1 flight 3 failure. <?> Comment on the changes.
Shotwell: great we've done so much hand in hand with NASA

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https://twitter.com/jeff_foust/status/1290030306125393920

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NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, who will fly on Crew-1 this fall: Demo-2 did not seem like the first NASA/SpaceX mission with crew, went so smooth. #Demo2

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https://twitter.com/hanskoenigsmann/status/1290036171842576384

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Feels really good today

https://twitter.com/whoisheartbreak/status/1290030752034217984

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WE DID IT!!! Demo-2 complete!! Congratulations to the SpaceX & NASA teams for all of the hard work, it has been so worth it!!!! (This is a throw brack video from launch day!!) #demo2 #spacex #falcon9 #crewdragon… instagram.com/p/CDZrkRiJ6zS/…

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https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1290021404994236416

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Congratulations @SpaceX & @NASA on completing first crewed Dragon flight!! 🇺🇸 returned.
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Q from Stephen Clark: Are you planning on building a fleet of vehicles? for Soichi Q on flying aboard 3 different vehicles.
Soichi: SpX "rookie"
Shotwell: wait and see inspection results before deciding how many we have to build before we say we're done building. 

Qs from Jacqui Goddard, et al.

Q from Jeff Foust: details on going over demo 2 spacecraft to prep for certification
Stich: 1: review telemetry from undocking through recovery with all the teams. 2: look at the parachutes, SpX was doing a great job recovering them. 3: SpX will take vehicle apart, will give good opps for inspection.

Q from Michael Sheets: protocol for egress, being helped out vs. stepping out on their own.
Stich: B+D in space at 0g 63 days and pulled 4g today. Expect similar aid for long duration missions

Q from Marcia Smith: will 4 person crews require more supplies, etc?
Montalbano: looking forward to added crew members. Ready to "rock and wall"
Q from Mike Wall: for crew 1, what do you want to talk with Bob and Doug about now?
Crew 1: curious about sensations of re-entry, chute deploy, splash.

Q for Shotwell re: Megan McArthur.
Shotwell: please with assignment of McArthur as Crew 2 pilot.

Q regarding NTO
Stich: maybe some mechanism where getting entrapped, speculation, handle it better on next flight perhaps starting purge as soon as vehicle aboard. SpX team took extra precautions today.
Shotwell: will likely initiate purge sooner. also low winds were a factor. good lesson for us.
Bridenstine: NTO fumes common but passers-by hasn't been common in the past!

Q: Bob and Doug's timeline?
Stich: already left ship headed for Pensacola; will fly from there to JSC. Pandemic precautions.

Q: what foibles?
Shotwell: backup generator on Go Navigator (vehicle flanked by other ships though). Oxidizer on outside of Dragon. Those are the only two (foibles).
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