Author Topic: LIVE : SpaceX Falcon 9 / Dragon 2 : SpX-DM2 - May 30, 2020 : UPDATES  (Read 126389 times)

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Bob:  Welcome aboard Endeavour!
Bob showing us around the screens they have.  Cool views - has a live camera in front of them.  Also have a button panel below the screens.
"New, updated cockpit from our Shuttle Endeavour"

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View from Doug's seat, what he can see when he's strapped in - tight quarters, but trying to demonstrate what capabilities we have in Zero-G:
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Backflip (sidespin)!

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Stowaway on the flight, collected all the dinosaurs from both houses (Doug and Bob's children), they chose this one!

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Very Apollo-era tour for those of us not around in the Apollo days.  Back into the seats!  Thanking SpaceX, NASA, and the American people for today's accomplishment.  Very proud.
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Media event over aboard Capsule Endeavour.  Team signing off and heading to pre-sleep period now.

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The stow-away on Endeavour is an apatosaurus called "Tremor"   :-)

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Message to Dmitry Rogozin...
Elon Musk: "Dmityry, The Trampoline is working"... ;D
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"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob: Physics instructor, Aviator

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Bridenstine commenting on his tweet 8 months ago where he asked SpaceX to deliver: "Since then SpaceX has delivered everything we asked and faster than we could imagine!" (paraphrased)

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Elon chokes up when he is asked how it is, as a dad, to try to ensure that two other dads come back safe to their kids. Says that reentry in some way is more dangerous than launch, so they haven't called victory yet.

Bridenstine comes in and supports Elon by saying that SpaceX has a safety culture that NASA has come to respect. 

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Flight around the Moon:

Elon, "it is not out out of the question that it can be done in two years. I'll be surprised if it will be more than four".

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Media presser is over.  Ended with Jim Bridenstein giving major kudos to Doug and Bob for having such nerves of steel today, yet being loose and able to joke around with everyone.  "True American heroes." 

Doug and Bob's day is just about over - I'll conclude my coverage today.  Won't be here for tomorrow's approach and docking, so I'll be watching from work!

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Final remark by Bridenstine:

- An extremely gracious tribute to Charlie Bolden.

- About Bob and Doug, American heroes, making jokes on launch day, loose and relaxed.

- On SpaceX: they don't call the astronauts Bob and Doug, they call them "the dads", which represents how much SpaceX cares for their safety.

 

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Sunday 5/31/2020 NASA TV Schedule (EDT)

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MCC to Crew: Twinkle twinkle little star, good night!  ;)

Crew turning in for the next 8 hours.
"The Starship has landed"

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Launch photos from NASA
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https://twitter.com/spacexfleet/status/1266888196224430080

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Tracking data suggests that Falcon 9 has been secured and that 'Of Course I Still Love You' droneship is on the move.

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Here is a comparison between the DM1 and DM2 launch telemetry.
1. The first difference is that the DM2 telemetry display only appeared at about T+00:14, so I've assumed that those 14 seconds were identical for both flights.
2. The throttle bucket profile was identical.
3. Both flights throttled back at the 140 second mark, but DM2 less so.
4. DM2 staged a little lower and faster, leading to a less lofted S2 profile.
5. DM2 maintained an essentially constant throttle for the entire S2 burn, unlike DM1, which throttled up at about 230 seconds, and then down at 458 and 524 seconds.

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Nice pass of ISS followed by Dragon (NW to E) around 9:50 pm as observed from 20 miles north of Pittsburgh.  Anybody else in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast states see this?  NO WORDS! :)
Launches attended:  Apollo 11, ASTP (@KSC, not Baikonur!), STS-41G, STS-125, EFT-1, Starlink G4-24, Artemis 1
Notable Spacecraft Observed:  Echo 1, Skylab/S-II, Salyuts 6&7, Mir Core/Complete, HST, ISS Zarya/Present, Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis, Dragon Demo-2, Starlink G4-14 (8 hrs. post-launch), Tiangong

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