Author Topic: SpaceX F9 / Crew Dragon - Inspiration4 - 15/16 Sep 2021 - discussion  (Read 348974 times)

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It looks like space loving armadillos really do find inspiration when you least expect it! It was another day of helping with tours of Hangar C when a special Crew came to visit. Rupert loves to share what he has learned about the special place he calls home. #FollowRupert

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1389909229448925185

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https://twitter.com/BCRT/status/1389846655437099008

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It's NationalAstronautDay so we wanted to share a BIG shoutout to bone cancer survivor @ArceneauxHayley! She is the first bone cancer survivor to become an astronaut & the first person with a prosthetic body part to visit space!
Good luck Hayley & the @inspiration4x team
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https://twitter.com/StJude/status/1390314887637872643

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 crew member Dr. Proctor wants to cure childhood cancer worldwide. "We all share a planet where, in some countries, 4 out of 5 children will lose their fight with cancer and other life-threatening diseases." Donate to her fundraiser: https://bit.ly/3uivBQD
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https://twitter.com/thesheetztweetz/status/1392127279170572293

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Inspiration4 commander @rookisaacman, speaking to @MorganLBrennan on CNBC's @SquawkStreet this morning, says he wanted to fly on Crew Dragon partly because he is "a big SpaceX amazing people."

"What they do on a daily basis is extraordinary."

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Inspiration4 commander @rookisaacman, speaking to @MorganLBrennan on CNBC's @SquawkStreet this morning, says he wanted to fly on Crew Dragon partly because he is "a big SpaceX amazing people."

Well, he could hardly go and TV and say he was hoping to fly Virgin Galactic. 😂

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Here is an interesting historical note that I just realized.  If the 3 crew members of the Chinese space station are still in orbit during this launch (they are scheduled to return NET September), then this launch will mark the first time that there have been 14 people in space at the same time (7 on the ISS, 4 on Inspiration 4, and 3 on the Chinese space station).  The current record is 13.

UPDATE: My sources turned out to be wrong for this.  There is at least one instance of having 15 people in space.  From 24 February 2011 to 9 March 2011 on STS-133 Shuttle Discovery (6), Soyuz TMA-19 (3), Soyuz-TMA-01M (3), and Soyuz TMA-20 (3).
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And if they launch a New Shepard meanwhile that makes 18 for 10 minutes.  ::)

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« Last Edit: 05/15/2021 03:48 am by SMS »
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Jared Isaacman indicates that B1067.2 is currently the favorite to launch Inspiration4 (see tweet thread)

https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1393402386845208579?s=20

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Jared Isaacman indicates that B1067.2 is currently the favorite to launch Inspiration4 (see tweet thread)

Seem unlikely as B1067.2 is also the favourite for Crew-3, but guess we’ll see.

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https://www.lsu.edu/research/news/2021/0504-tiger-eye-1.php
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As the Tiger Eye 1 team works to get everything ready for launch, something else just came up—the LSU SpaRTAN lab will be flying yet another radiation detector on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission using their Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft this September, in collaboration with Pinsky. It will launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and be the world’s first all-commercial, all-civilian mission to space. It will circle the Earth before making a soft water landing off the Florida coast. This will be another opportunity for LSU students to form a team in support of a space mission. The team will include Jared Taylor, graduate student in medical physics who will integrate the related research into his Ph.D. project, and Duncan Wilkie, undergraduate student in physics. At least one additional student will be announced soon.

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https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/status/1395392285366444034

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ICYMI Earlier this month the #Inspiration4 crew spent some quality time together hiking Mount Rainier, a large active stratovolcano in the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest with an elevation of over 14,400 feet!
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https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/status/1395755595576315907

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What unique items or memorabilia should fly to space? The #Inspiration4 team wants your ideas! Some of these items may then be auctioned off to support @StJude post-launch. Contact us at [email protected]!

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https://twitter.com/drsianproctor/status/1396667097711714315

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I’ve worked my entire life for this moment. #AstronautTraining @inspiration4x @SpaceX 👩🏾‍🚀🚀🐉

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Not Dragon related since flaps and so forth. So jet training?

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https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/status/1397628539927683072

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Dragon cockpit training aboard Crew Dragon is well underway for #Inspiration4 commander @rookisaacman and @DrSianProctor on site @SpaceX. Stay tuned for more on crew training!

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