Author Topic: SpaceX F9/Crew Dragon: Polaris Dawn : KSC LC-39A : NET March 2023  (Read 76595 times)

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I wonder if they have back-ups if any of the crew drop out?

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https://twitter.com/kiddpoteet/status/1555018436463525889

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Another training event in the books. Centrifuge proved to be a valuable experience. Despite previous spins with the USAF, the x-axis G forces we’ll experience on ascent/descent proved to be something entirely different. Crew crushed it!!  @PolarisProgram @TheNASTARCenter



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We chat with Todd "Leif" Ericson on Polaris Dawn Apogee and more! | Polaris Dawn Interview






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In this clip Jared says mission is 5 days. Originally it was described as up to 5 days, not sure if this is a change or previously mentioned?
« Last Edit: 08/14/2022 11:15 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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In this clip Jared says mission is 5 days. Originally it was described as up to 5 days, not sure if this is a change or previously mentioned?

Makes since since Crew Dragon has 12 days of life support for contingencies and they will use up some purging the system to vacuum and then repressursing.

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https://www.space.com/spacex-polaris-dawn-space-mission-ambitious-exclusive

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SpaceX's private Polaris Dawn space crew talks about their ambitious mission (exclusive)
By Elizabeth Howell published about 22 hours ago

The first commercial spacewalk and a big charity push are built into the mission, which includes an Inspiration4 astronaut.

Polaris Dawn's astronauts have a big mission in front of them.

The four crew members of Polaris Dawn aim to once again raise money for St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis while performing the first commercial spacewalk, all after launching no earlier than December 2022.

Jared talks about the greater and more intense training needed for this mission compared to Inspiration 4 (partly more experiments, due to longer mission, and partly due to EVA training).

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https://twitter.com/polarisprogram/status/1568253169322569729

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The Polaris Dawn crew recently visited Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral in Florida for training and familiarization with Launch Complex 39A, launch day suit-up facilities, and water recovery vessels

Photos: @SpaceX
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twitter.com/cosmic_andrew1/status/1568264458484518912

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Just an IVA suit with an umbilical

https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1568268615970951168

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Not correct.  What the @SpaceX team is accomplishing with the new EVA suits is really incredible. Worthy of a documentary in its own right.

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I'll just add that @Cosmic_Andrew1 followed up with a question:

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Will it be a separate suit you need to change into or an updated suit that is also capable of EVA?

Jared had answered that months back indicating that this will replace the IVA suit and all crew will be wearing the new suits.
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twitter.com/kerbalnut/status/1568271342210027520

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Radiation in LEO isn’t that much of a concern, space walkers are still protected by earth’s own magnetic field.

https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1568277337934024704

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Radiation increases exponentially at higher altitudes.  With a goal of a 1,400km apogee and an EVA likely in the 700 to 800km range, the radiation exposure will be a factor but also incredibly useful for our mission objectives and especially the science & research.

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Love the crew mission patches on display in SpaceX’s Tesla
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Training begins for the planned spacewalk in the #PolarisDawn tourist mission [email protected]

https://twitter.com/polarisprogram/status/1569656090312278017
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Some EVA training info

https://twitter.com/annawmenon/status/1570183592411795456

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We officially began EVA, or spacewalk, training this week! @SpaceX is equipping us to send our mission to new heights.  @PolarisProgram @rookisaacman @Gillis_SarahE @KiddPoteet
« Last Edit: 09/14/2022 11:14 pm by FutureSpaceTourist »

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