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SpaceX and crew giving congratulations.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Falcon 9 team words:  "Dragon, chief engineer on Dragon - on behalf of the launch team, thank you for riding Falcon 9 today, hope you enjoyed the ride!"
Doug: "Thanks to you and the entire F9 team, the ride was incredible!"
Bob: "Proud of all of you!  Thanks for all you've done for us - putting American's in space from the Florida coast!"

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Nose cone deploy in progress.
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Nominal ECLSS checkouts.  Nosecone is deploying!

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Nose cone looks to be deployed.

Engine view.
« Last Edit: 05/30/2020 07:39 pm by Steven Pietrobon »
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https://twitter.com/nasa/status/1266816059656544264

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Crew Dragon has successfully separated. Next stop? The International @Space_Station. #LaunchAmerica

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T+16 minutes.
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LOS New Foundland.
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Congratulations everyone involved.

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"We have done it."
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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« Last Edit: 05/30/2020 07:46 pm by John44 »

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https://twitter.com/jimbridenstine/status/1266816726857060354

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For the first time in 9 years, we have now launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil. I'm so proud of the @NASA and @SpaceX team for making this moment possible. #LaunchAmerica

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In OSB-II with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstein:
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"This has been a long time coming, been 9 years since we've launched American astronauts, from American soil, on American rockets.  Want to give a lot of thanks for Charlie Bolden, he was my predecessor who fought for this when there wasn't a lot of backing from Congress.  Budgets are going up, things are looking strong.  One of the things that the President did right out of the gate, was make a National Space Council, and the chair is the Vice President.  All of these amazing individuals are also on this - people who deal with Space day in and day out - were here in attendance today.  Bi-partisan members of congress were here today, supporting us.  I'll say, I'm breathing a sigh of relief, but I will not celebrate until Bob and Doug are home safely.  Tomorrow, we dock to the ISS - tonight I'm headed to Houston to be at JSC when they dock.  The nosecone is now open, now we'll go into some burns - phasing burns, boosting burns, to get in alignment with the ISS as early as possible here.  I know it's hard, but now we need to get Bob and Doug some rest.  I know there won't be much rest for a good amount of time while they're up on orbit."
"President Trump becomes the only president to watch a new rocket, with a new program, launch to space.  It shows his accountability for what he's put into place with his administration.
A year and a half ago, he put it in the SOTU speech, we will launch American astronauts from American soil - I had to work some overtime to get this done - and we're a little late, but we made it this far and we've done it safely.  We've still got work to do.
Feeling that rumble, I was praying.  For Bob, Doug, their families, everyone.  I've heard that rumble before, but it's entirely different when you have your own team on that rocket.  We're all in challenging times, with the pandemic ongoing, new program, but we've got to keep going.  If we can inspire someone to become the next Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, that's what we are trying to do."
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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1266818114131378176

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.@elonmusk celebrating with SpaceX and NASA teams in launch control at Kennedy Space Center after the successful launch of SpaceX's first crewed mission.

#SpaceX #Demo2 #LaunchAmerica

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https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/status/1266825245085667328

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This is what it looks like when SpaceX launch control watched their first ever crewed launch. @elonmusk is in the  top right. #SpaceX #LaunchAmerica #Demo2
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Launch replay. Trump watching the launch. Coverage has ended.

Congratulations to SpaceX and NASA for successfully returning crewed launch to the US!
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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