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One more from SpaceX.com.

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Now that things are a bit quieter, NASA and SpaceX also uploaded almost two dozen more rollout photos. Not gonna attach all of them, just a few highlights, but all can be found here.
« Last Edit: 04/17/2021 07:03 am by vaporcobra »

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Another NASA shot

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https://twitter.com/spaceflightnow/status/1383352699693920258

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The crew access arm at launch pad 39A has retracted away from the Crew Dragon spacecraft, and SpaceX appears to be proceeding with a static fire of the Falcon 9 rocketís nine main engines at 6:11am EDT (1011 GMT).

Watch live: spaceflightnow.com/2021/04/15/falÖ

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Venting visible on 321 Launchís live stream

Edit to add: T-20 min vent
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https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1383295895043600384

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Dragon spacecraft & Falcon 9 rocket

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https://twitter.com/thom_astro/status/1383357737690562561

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In Baikonur the crew is not supposed to see their rocket before launch, but this is a tradition we donít have here! We arrived @NASAKennedy at the time the @SpaceX rocket was erected into the vertical position on the launch pad. Always impressive to see it from up close...

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https://twitter.com/emrekelly/status/1383363296942723076

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#Crew2 Falcon 9 test fire! As usual, hold for SpaceX confirmation of good results.

Edit to add: 321 Launch live stream shots

Further edit to add:

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Static fire is good!

https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1383375176985759747

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Static fire test of Falcon 9 complete Ė targeting Thursday, April 22 at 6:11 a.m. EDT for launch of Dragonís second operational mission to the @space_station spacex.com/launches
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NGA Space Debris notice to go along with the Rocket Launching notice issued earlier.

Quote from: NGA
170423Z APR 21
HYDROPAC 1176/21(61,74,75).
INDIAN OCEAN.
SOUTHEASTERN INDIAN OCEAN.
DNC 03, DNC 04.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS
   221043Z TO 221130Z APR, ALTERNATE
   231020Z TO 231108Z AND 260909Z TO 260957Z APR
   IN AREA BOUND BY
   20-47S 079-46E, 20-12S 081-13E,
   25-34S 088-19E, 36-18S 101-47E,
   47-20S 119-50E, 48-34S 119-08E,
   48-10S 115-48E, 43-51S 104-04E,
   37-44S 093-56E, 28-42S 084-39E,
   24-10S 081-13E.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 261057Z APR 21.

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Link for NASAís launch webcast:


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NASA static fire photos

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"Press kit" capture with OCR

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Here is the hi res version

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SpaceX Crew-2: Falcon 9 test fire at Kennedy Space Center


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Thatís our rocket! Thanks to @SpaceX for a sneak peek of Endeavour and our Falcon9 booster!

https://twitter.com/astro_kimbrough/status/1383458271000813577

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https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1383679701625933827

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Crew-2: The four Crew-2 astronauts have suited up, boarded SpaceX Teslas and headed to pad 39A to strap in atop their Falcon 9 and work through a dress rehearsal countdown; the simulation ends at 6:11am EDT (1011 UTC), the same time as their actual liftoff Thursday

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