Author Topic: Commercial Crew Assignments Announcement - Aug 3, 2018  (Read 5903 times)

Offline Chris Bergin

Here come the prepared answers. Doug Hurley throws in the jokes, however.

Offline Chris Bergin

Yes Bob! Praises how capable the Shuttle was "so majestically". But notes Dragon 2 has less buttons.

Offline Chris Bergin

"Dragon 2 is like flying an iPhone".

Offline Chris Bergin

This morning at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, nine astronauts were assigned to four Commercial Crew flights aboard Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft.

Boeing’s crew flight test aboard its Starliner spacecraft, which is targeted to launch in mid-2019, will have Eric Boe, Chris Ferguson and Nicole Mann on board. Boeing’s first post-certification mission will have Josh Cassada and Suni Williams aboard.

SpaceX’s demo mission 2 aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft, which is targeted to launch in April 2019, will have Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard. The first post-certification mission will be crewed by Victor Glover and Mike Hopkins.

Offline Chris Bergin

Nevermind capture the flag, they are getting to launch with one.

Offline Chris Bergin

Cheeky photo op by Gwynne. Thanks Elon for the opportunity. Notes the 7,000 employees for the great work.

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"We're not going to let you down. Ad Astra"

Offline Chris Bergin

That was fun.

Offline yg1968

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Re: Commercial Crew Assignments Announcement - Aug 3, 2018
« Reply #28 on: 08/03/2018 03:48 pm »
Nevermind capture the flag, they are getting to launch with one.

I think that they will still capture the flag. But that flag is already on ISS. But I think that it is a good idea to have another flag. It shouldn't be a race.


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Re: Commercial Crew Assignments Announcement - Aug 3, 2018
« Reply #30 on: 08/03/2018 05:17 pm »
Another great article Chris G!

Edit to add that I can't wait to see the new FPIP :)
« Last Edit: 08/03/2018 06:19 pm by DwightM »

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Re: Commercial Crew Assignments Announcement - Aug 3, 2018
« Reply #31 on: 08/03/2018 05:24 pm »
That was really fun to watch, super excited and fantastic article!

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Re: Commercial Crew Assignments Announcement - Aug 3, 2018
« Reply #33 on: 08/03/2018 05:42 pm »
If someone missed the live broadcast

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Re: Commercial Crew Assignments Announcement - Aug 3, 2018
« Reply #34 on: 08/03/2018 11:40 pm »
If someone missed the live broadcast ...
Here is the complete 45:57 presentation.

[Replaced the CBC news version with NASA's, gaining an extra minute and a half of video and losing the extra watermark.]

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