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I'll be very interested to see how the CBM has fared re-entry - my guess is that they'll have to completely replace the berthing collar after each flight. We'll soon see...
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They said they were contracting American Marine didn't they?

http://www.amarinecorp.com/services/vessel_fleet.htm

"fast boats" do about 22 knots.
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NTV coverage has ended.

What a thing. Really was something special to see this mission.


Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA on the close of a succesful mission, can't wait to see up close pictures of her!

HUGE thanks to the entire NSF team especially Chris for fantastic coverage of this mission, can't find that anywhere else. You guys rock!
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Offline Joffan

I'll be very interested to see how the CBM has fared re-entry - my guess is that they'll have to completely replace the berthing collar after each flight. We'll soon see...
It will be interesting, but this Dragon won't fly again anyway, and NASA's present contract is that they want a new Dragon on each trip, per Elon's interview a few days ago.
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Thats it from NASA TV...

Offline Space Pete

It will be interesting, but this Dragon won't fly again anyway, and NASA's present contract is that they want a new Dragon on each trip, per Elon's interview a few days ago.

Ah yes, good point. :)

DragonLab could fly without a CBM, so no biggie there either.
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Has SpaceX also ended its webcast?

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I'll be very interested to see how the CBM has fared re-entry - my guess is that they'll have to completely replace the berthing collar after each flight. We'll soon see...
...but this Dragon won't fly again anyway...
Source?
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Offline Chris Bergin

NTV coverage has ended.

Yep. Amazing how well this all went! Nailed a full C2/C3 mission!

And like the post Berthing success, I'll again allow any member to post a note of congrats on this thread (I know a lot of people like to do that on the main threads of historic events).

Just keep it to one each, don't be silly or swear! ;D

(And thanks again to everyone's patience with this thread. We have to keep them specific and on topic, or all hell breaks loose and everyone starts shouting at me :D)
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I'll be very interested to see how the CBM has fared re-entry - my guess is that they'll have to completely replace the berthing collar after each flight. We'll soon see...
...but this Dragon won't fly again anyway...
Source?

Would SpaceX possibly fly it again on their own? (Just to demonstrate reusability?)

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John Couluris said that this Dragon would be put on display.
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Start to finish. Total kick a**. Way to go SpaceX, Falcon 9 & Dragon.

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Would SpaceX possibly fly it again on their own? (Just to demonstrate reusability?)
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Chris:

Once again NSF has done a fantastic job. Not only were SpaceX and NASA spot on, so was NSF for its complete coverage. Well done, to all!!!!!

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Well done, SpaceX and their NASA support teams; this is how it is done.  Congratulations to all!
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Chris:

Once again NSF has done a fantastic job. Not only were SpaceX and NASA spot on, so was NSF for its complete coverage. Well done, to all!!!!!

Cheers Randy! :)
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Congrats SpaceX from me and the rest of the Altius team! Glad to see that we once again have an American supply ship hauling cargo to and from the ISS, and even more glad that this time it's a commercial company doing the cargo hauling!

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I'll be very interested to see how the CBM has fared re-entry - my guess is that they'll have to completely replace the berthing collar after each flight. We'll soon see...
...but this Dragon won't fly again anyway...
Source?

That's what John Couluris from SpaceX said yesterday at the Mission status briefing. He said that it could go to another space station (he meant Bigelow), be used for a crewed flight or be used for DragonLab. But he made it sound that it would likely not be reused and would likely be on display somewhere. He also said that NASA only wanted fresh Dragon spacecrafts for CRS, so it would not be going back to ISS.
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This is the 3rd time I post this I guess (launch, berthing/capture and now splashdown ) - but it's still true!

Thanks NSF for the excellent coverage.
Congratulations SpaceX, NASA and everyone else who worked on this mission.
Hope to see more flights soon  ;D

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