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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #260 on: 08/07/2018 12:46 am »
Does anyone know why Starliner Test flight is 3 crew while Crew Dragon Test flight is 2 crew?
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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #261 on: 08/07/2018 12:50 am »
Does anyone know why Starliner Test flight is 3 crew while Crew Dragon Test flight is 2 crew?

Because Boeing always provides a test pilot for their new air/spacecraft.

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #262 on: 08/07/2018 12:51 am »
Does anyone know why Starliner Test flight is 3 crew while Crew Dragon Test flight is 2 crew?
One of the Starliner astronauts is a retired NASA astronaut, has been working for Boeing and on Starliner since he retired.

Now Boeing is sending up their very own Civilian astronaut on Starliners first crewed flight.
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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #263 on: 08/07/2018 04:58 am »
So regardless of which company goes up first and gets the flag, Boeing will have the first private (non-tourist) astronaut, because SpaceX isnít doing one?

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #264 on: 08/07/2018 05:03 am »
So regardless of which company goes up first and gets the flag, Boeing will have the first private (non-tourist) astronaut, because SpaceX isnít doing one?
Perhaps SpaceX will have >2 crewed flights under its belt before Boeing's first. We don't know who'll be on SpaceX flight #3.  ;)

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #265 on: 08/07/2018 05:40 am »
So regardless of which company goes up first and gets the flag, Boeing will have the first private (non-tourist) astronaut, because SpaceX isnít doing one?
Perhaps SpaceX will have >2 crewed flights under its belt before Boeing's first. We don't know who'll be on SpaceX flight #3.  ;)

The spacecraft will stay at the ISS for ~6month. Any space tourist won't stay that long. This means with alternating SpaceX and Boeing flights the 2 companies will have to cooperate. Who goes up on Boeing will come down a week or so later on SpaceX or the other way around.

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #266 on: 08/07/2018 05:43 am »
Does anyone know why Starliner Test flight is 3 crew while Crew Dragon Test flight is 2 crew?
One of the Starliner astronauts is a retired NASA astronaut, has been working for Boeing and on Starliner since he retired.

Now Boeing is sending up their very own Civilian astronaut on Starliners first crewed flight.

Boeing never outsources flight testing

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #267 on: 08/07/2018 06:59 am »
So regardless of which company goes up first and gets the flag, Boeing will have the first private (non-tourist) astronaut

I thought that honor already went to McDonnell Douglas Corporation, via Charles D. Walker

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #268 on: 08/07/2018 06:07 pm »
Does anyone know why Starliner Test flight is 3 crew while Crew Dragon Test flight is 2 crew?
One of the Starliner astronauts is a retired NASA astronaut, has been working for Boeing and on Starliner since he retired.

Now Boeing is sending up their very own Civilian astronaut on Starliners first crewed flight.

Boeing never outsources flight testing
They did for Saturn V and the pressurized modules of the ISS. ;) [/snark]
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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #269 on: 08/08/2018 12:04 pm »
Also, from the subsequent Reddit AMA:
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I think the mentioned button is visible at the bottom, sort of in the chin angle area, in this picture from Teslarati: https://www.teslarati.com/spacex-spacesuit-helmet-tight-nasa/
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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #270 on: 08/08/2018 12:42 pm »
You know, that big "reveal" Musk promised last year never did happen. What was the deal with that? All we've seen since then are a handful of very limited stills.

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #271 on: 08/08/2018 01:14 pm »
You know, that big "reveal" Musk promised last year never did happen. What was the deal with that? All we've seen since then are a handful of very limited stills.

Per Woods170

These images of the commercial crew astronauts training have likely already been posted but, in case they haven't, here is a link to the images:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nasakennedy/sets/72157655607394806

https://twitter.com/Commercial_Crew/status/1004351233845612544

Any ideas why the lack of SpaceX images of crew dragon and astronauts. All images we got are some weird angle barely showing anything. Are there even any images of final crew dragon interior? And what about space suit images? All we got are 2-3 highly photoshopped ones not showing much details.

I've explained this several times in multiple threads: the lack of clear images of Crew Dragon and its interior is per orders from top-level management at SpaceX. They will reveal the final look of Crew Dragon and its interior when they think the time is right.

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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #272 on: 08/13/2018 07:09 pm »
Loads of high-res closeups of the suit by Everyday Astronaut: https://everydayastronaut.com/up-close-and-personal-with-spacexs-space-suit/

More to come has been announced on Twitter, Instagram and Youtube, where he already has a video on the Boeing suit worth watching.
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Re: SpaceX Spacesuit Revealed
« Reply #274 on: 01/16/2019 11:16 am »
Cross-posting as there's extra footage and some astronaut discussion of SpaceX spacesuit in the video:



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This is SpaceXís very first human crew
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Published on 15 Jan 2019
This year, if all goes well, astronauts will launch to space on a private craft for the first time in history. Itís SpaceXís big chance to show NASA that it can be trusted with the work of ferrying astronauts to and from the international space station. We met the two astronauts selected for this historic mission and spoke with them about whatís different about working with a private company like SpaceX.

Read more here: https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/15/18182243/spacex-nasa-astronauts-human-crew-commercial-space-iss-tourism-bob-behnken-doug-hurley

Includes astronauts talking about SpaceX spacesuits

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