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Discussion Thread for the Falcon 9 v1.1 mission with the CRS-6 Dragon.

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Other threads for CRS-6:
SCRUB: SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-6/CRS-6 DRAGON - April 13 - ATTEMPT 1
SpaceX Falcon 9 v1.1 - SpX-6/CRS-6 DRAGON - April 14 - LAUNCH
SpaceX CRS-6 Dragon - RNDZ, Berthing, ISS Ops - UPDATES
SpaceX CRS-6 Dragon - Unberth, Entry, Splashdown - UPDATES
The CRS-6/SpX-6 There and Back Again Party Thread

SpaceX News Articles from 2006 (Including numerous exclusive Elon interviews):
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=21862.0

SpaceX News Articles (Recent):
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/tag/spacex/

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SpaceX GENERAL Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=45.0 - please use this for general questions NOT specific to this mission.

SpaceX MISSIONS Forum Section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?board=55.0 - this section is for everything specific to SpaceX missions.

L2 SpaceX Section - now a dedicated full section:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=24469.0

CRS-6 UPDATES thread (UPDATES only, discussion belongs here)
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37186.0

CRS-6 There and back again party thread
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37098.0

"Another ‪#‎Dragon‬ spacecraft leaves HQ, on its way to Cape Canaveral."

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Awesome photo!

Very inspirational!

Look how young they are!

Below is a link where Kranz talks about the young team in Apollo Mission Control.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/tothemoon/kranz.html

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On Mission Control: "The controllers had come up, they had developed a set of values that are expressed by simple words: discipline, morale, toughness, competence, commitment, teamwork."

Well, the nature of Mission Control as it emerged from Mercury through Gemini and into the early Apollo was really one of an incredibly and intensely dedicated team of very young people. My controllers at the time of the first lunar landing—our average age was 26. I was 35. I was the old man in this room essentially. The controllers had come up, they had developed a set of values that are expressed by simple words: discipline, morale, toughness, competence, commitment, teamwork. And it was these characteristics that built the chemistry that would keep us together both in good times and especially in bad times. The room, the hours that we worked were incredible. I don't think anyone ever worked anything less than 10 to 12 hours each day. Saturday was a normal day of work; in fact, that's the way we felt it should be. We were given this impossible dream by President Kennedy, and we were living it. We were doing the kinds of things that engineers would kill for. And as part of this process, we'd go and open up our pay—we were surprised we were getting paid by this thing here. As long as we had enough money to make things meet, that's all we needed. The job was our life, and we lived this literally every day. And this room, it's a marvelous leadership laboratory.

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I would guess this is a safe thread to designate the discussion with party and update thread coming later.

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Converted it into the discussion thread. :)

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Nice fancy wall, will look for it on my tour :o
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Nice fancy wall, will look for it on my tour :o
On the right down the center aisle, just past the Merlin assembly line. (See if you can see any signs of Dragon 2 when you walk past!)

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Nice fancy wall, will look for it on my tour :o
On the right down the center aisle, just past the Merlin assembly line. (See if you can see any signs of Dragon 2 when you walk past!)
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As there will be no external payload in the Dragon trunk on this flight, will this Dragon carry a greater mass of internal payload?
Or is the mass of the internal payload (largely) independent of the mass of the external payload?

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As there will be no external payload in the Dragon trunk on this flight, will this Dragon carry a greater mass of internal payload?
Or is the mass of the internal payload (largely) independent of the mass of the external payload?

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As I understand it, internal mass is more volume limited. Could be different if they start shipping water or other more dense materiel.
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Why no trunk cargo on this flight?  Don't they have two docking adapters to bring up?  Nothing's ready to fly yet?

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Why no trunk cargo on this flight?  Don't they have two docking adapters to bring up?  Nothing's ready to fly yet?

Probably not ready yet, but future news related to SpaceX CRS-6 will be available throughout this March.
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By the way, is SpaceX CRS-6 delayed to the 10th or 22nd of April? In the Rocket Launch Viewing page of www.launchphotography.com, the Future Launches section says that the launch is on April 10 at around 5 PM EDT. But on Salo's US Rocket Launch Schedule, the launch is on April 8 but could be delayed to the 22nd.
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By the way, is SpaceX CRS-6 delayed to the 10th or 22nd of April? In the Rocket Launch Viewing page of www.launchphotography.com, the Future Launches section says that the launch is on April 10 at around 5 PM EDT. But on Salo's US Rocket Launch Schedule, the launch is on April 8 but could be delayed to the 22nd.

During the pre-briefing for the ISS EVAs, one of the managers said that they were targeting CRS-6 for mid to late April now.  That was the first that I had heard of any move from the earlier date.  I haven't personally seen anything that listed a more specific date, so I'm not sure where those came from.
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By the way, is SpaceX CRS-6 delayed to the 10th or 22nd of April? In the Rocket Launch Viewing page of www.launchphotography.com, the Future Launches section says that the launch is on April 10 at around 5 PM EDT. But on Salo's US Rocket Launch Schedule, the launch is on April 8 but could be delayed to the 22nd.

During the pre-briefing for the ISS EVAs, one of the managers said that they were targeting CRS-6 for mid to late April now.  That was the first that I had heard of any move from the earlier date.  I haven't personally seen anything that listed a more specific date, so I'm not sure where those came from.

Then it's highly likely scheduled for the 22nd.
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By the way, is SpaceX CRS-6 delayed to the 10th or 22nd of April? In the Rocket Launch Viewing page of www.launchphotography.com, the Future Launches section says that the launch is on April 10 at around 5 PM EDT. But on Salo's US Rocket Launch Schedule, the launch is on April 8 but could be delayed to the 22nd.

During the pre-briefing for the ISS EVAs, one of the managers said that they were targeting CRS-6 for mid to late April now.  That was the first that I had heard of any move from the earlier date.  I haven't personally seen anything that listed a more specific date, so I'm not sure where those came from.

Then it's highly likely scheduled for the 22nd.

Is that your guess, as suggested by the "highly likely" comment?

We have two data points from about the same time, the NASA document and the statement during the EVA briefing, that conflict.  Other than relating experience that favors one over the other, it doesn't do any good to guess at the schedule.  Finding more evidence is what is needed.
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Finding more evidence is what is needed.

Or, you know, patience.  But if I haven't found her yet, I don't hold out much hope for myself anytime soon.
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Finding more evidence is what is needed.

Or, you know, patience.  But if I haven't found her yet, I don't hold out much hope for myself anytime soon.

Got the point.
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For people looking for the ISS water recycling discussion, it was moved here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36926.0
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Here is the FCC application, and as expected we have a barge attempt as well as a NET of April 8th.
https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/els/reports/STA_Print.cfm?mode=initial&application_seq=64682&RequestTimeout=1000

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Was it this flight meant to carry BEAM or the NDS adapter in the trunk?
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