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Updates Thread for the crewed Inspiration4 mission.

Any non-updates may be moved or deleted without warning. There is rightly a lot of interest in this historic launch, so letís keep this thread clean with updates only.

Five-hour launch window opens at 00:02 UTC on 16 September

NSF Threads for Inspiration4 : Updates  Discussion  NETFLIX series



twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1438103971051225089

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The sun is rising on a historic day at KSC!

Launch day is upon us, and the @inspiration4x crew have a date with a Dragon. Weather has us at 80% GO, and with a 5-hour window, Iím feeling good about our chances for a liftoff!

Window opens at 8:02pm EDT

📸 for @NASASpaceflight

https://twitter.com/spacecoast_stve/status/1438103978227683334

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Falcon is ready. Dragon is ready. The #Inspiration4 crew is ready.

Letís light this candle!
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Cross-posting livestream and forecast for convenience

Link for upcoming live stream. (currently unlisted)



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Camera remotes being setup

https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1438137950643101697

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Falcon 9 and Dragon Resilience are poised to launch the #Inspiration4 Crew NET 8:02 pm ET tonight. Excitement is in the air at Kennedy Space Center!

Join the discussion ahead of launch:
forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topiÖ

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Updated splashdown information from the new USCG District 7 Local Notice to Mariners report that came out today.

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ATLANTIC OCEAN Ė GULF OF MEXICO - FLORIDA: SpaceX Inspiration4 reentry and recovery (Update: September
13, 2021).


SpaceXís Inspiration4 intends to launch four civilians to orbit on September 16, 2021 from Cape Canaveral for a three to five day mission,
targeting a reentry no earlier than September 19, 2021. Reentry opportunities will be launch time dependent and based upon expected recovery
weather 3-5 days post-launch. Hazardous operations surface to unlimited associated with reentry and recovery will be conducted within the
following Hazard Areas during the expected timeframe following launch:

A: Offshore Cape Canaveral
From 29-02-27N/80-13-48W
28-51-00N/80-00-46W
28-39-32N/80-13-48W
28-51-00N/80-26-49W
29-02-27N/80-13-48W to beginning

B: Offshore Daytona
From 29-59-27N/80-35-59W
29-48-00N/80-22-51W
29-36-32N/80-35-59W
29-48-00N/80-49-08W
29-59-27N/80-35-59W to beginning

C: Offshore Jacksonville
From 31-06-28N/80-15-00W
30-55-01N/80-01-40W
30-43-30N/80-15-00W
30-55-01N/80-28-19W
31-06-28N/80-15-00W to beginning

D: Offshore Panama City
From 29-57-25N/86-01-40W
29-45-57N/85-48-32W
29-34-29N/86-01-40W
29-45-57N/86-14-49W
29-57-25N/86-01-40W to beginning

E: Offshore Pensacola
From 29-59-27N/87-30-00W
29-48-00N/87-16-51W
29-36-32N/87-30-00W
29-48-00N/87-43-08W
29-59-27N/87-30-00W to beginning

F: Offshore Tallahassee
From 29-26-27-N/84-12-00W
29-15-00N/83-58-55W
29-03-32N/84-12-00W
29-15-00N/84-25-04W
29-26-27N/84-12-00W to beginning

G: Offshore Tampa
From 28-41-27N/83-45-00W
28-30-00N/83-31-58W
28-18-32N/83-45-00W
28-30-00N/83-58-01W
28-41-27N/83-45-00W to beginning
« Last Edit: 09/15/2021 02:05 pm by Ken the Bin »

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L-0 launch weather forecast now 90% GO and improved additional risk criteria
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https://twitter.com/drsianproctor/status/1438157491897053193

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Iíve be been waiting for this moment all my life. Thank you for all the well wishes & support. Letís do this! ❤️👩🏾‍🚀🚀🌏🐉
#LaunchDay #Gratitude #Space2inspire @inspiration4x @SpaceX

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https://twitter.com/chrissembroski/status/1438167402181758982

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Launch day! And you are welcome to join in the adventure! It all builds up to liftoff at 8:02pm ET from Pad 39A

https://twitter.com/arceneauxhayley/status/1438167879149625349

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I want to thank everyone for all the support, encouragement, and love. And thank you to @stjude for being the reason Iím here today.

This is for everyone whoís ever been through something difficult, and I know we all have. Hold onto hope because there WILL be better days 💕
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https://twitter.com/julia_bergeron/status/1438162120764542980

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If you look just to the left of E you can just make out where the Inspiration Four Crew signed B1062 - their ride to space. #Inspiration4

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https://twitter.com/tgmetsfan98/status/1438181317875847168

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Today, for the first time ever, an all-private crew will make an orbital spaceflight. The @inspiration4x mission, going to space to support @StJude, is targeting liftoff at 8:02 PM EDT (00:02 UTC).

Article by Ian Atkinson (@IanPineapple):

https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2021/09/spacex-launch-inspiration4/

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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1438190808599969796

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All systems and weather are looking good for todayís Falcon 9 launch of Dragonís first all-civilian spaceflight. Webcast will go live ~4 hours before liftoff spacex.com/launches

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Nice touch on the Teslaís taking the crew to the pad

https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/status/1438211867906805773

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4 @StJude.

Support St. Jude Childrenís Research Hospital here: https://www.stjude.org/get-involved/other-ways/inspiration4.html

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Pad abort contingency preparations:

https://twitter.com/spaceoffshore/status/1438221915131367427

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Dragon recovery ship GO Searcher departed Port Canaveral a short while ago.

Looks like the ship will be positioned offshore during Inspiration4 liftoff.

NSF coverage starts soon: youtu.be/RuNLtRR1heU
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Bit less than 2 hours before boarding https://twitter.com/cbs_spacenews/status/1438223526683725824

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F9/I4: Crew boarding is expected to begin around 5:27pm; the hatch should be closed by around 6:07pm with propellant loading beginning at 7:27pm at the L-minus 35-minute mark

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https://twitter.com/mike_seeley/status/1438226952989650951

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Waiting for the #Inspiration4 crew ďwalk outĒ; itís a total (and well-deserved) rock star vibe here at #SpaceX Hangar X.

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Crew walkout
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https://twitter.com/spacex/status/1438230154858225665

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Crew send off before they make their way to Launch Complex 39A

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https://twitter.com/inspiration4x/status/1438236070534025218

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Thank you for visiting our #Inspiration4 crew before their departure to Launch Complex 39A, @elonmusk! 👊

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