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Re: SpaceX

#401  Postby The_Piper » Apr 18, 2018 3:58 pm

Spacex set to launch Nasa's TESS this evening at 6:51 eastern time. :eager:
All systems and weather are go for Falcon 9’s launch of @NASA_TESS today at 6:51 p.m. EDT, or 22:51 UTC. http://spacex.com/webcast

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#402  Postby newolder » Apr 18, 2018 6:34 pm

A new planet hunting telescope and a platform recovery - whoo-hoo, hope I stay awake long enough...
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Re: SpaceX

#403  Postby The_Piper » Apr 19, 2018 2:05 pm

Maybe the Dropkick Murphy's would like to co-dedicate this song to Nasa.
Successful so far, in that it hasn't blown up. :dance:
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Re: SpaceX

#404  Postby newolder » Apr 21, 2018 3:33 pm

TESS launch close up (also today's apod).
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Re: SpaceX

#405  Postby newolder » May 10, 2018 9:34 pm

Launch in t-a quarter of an hour, or so...

New "Block 5" design and a sea-barge recovery of main stage...

Scrubbed for today. Try again tomorrow, same time... Heigh ho.
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#406  Postby Macdoc » Jul 25, 2018 10:48 pm

Well done today - water landing pad was successful despite iffy weather/waves



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#407  Postby The_Piper » Dec 03, 2018 6:16 pm

In 20 minutes they're scheduled to launch a Falcon 9 for the third use, while delivering 45 satellites to Earth orbit.
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Re: SpaceX

#408  Postby newolder » Apr 21, 2019 8:04 am

Hmmm... That Dragon capsule (for future crewed missions) that went, unoccupied, to the ISS and returned safely was testing its abort engine on a pad. It didn't go well. US crew launches on hold for the foreseeable...

Video posted here: https://twitter.com/DJSnM/status/1119843043144650752

Write up: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-suf ... 019-04-20/
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Re: SpaceX

#409  Postby felltoearth » May 27, 2020 1:56 pm

Two man crew launch scheduled for today. 4.33pm EDT

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/spa ... rew_dragon
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Re: SpaceX

#410  Postby tuco » May 27, 2020 7:03 pm

NASA is streaming it on Twitch too, been going on for some time with cool stories about technology and history and you know cool stories. Apparently the commercial aspect is healthy to space exploration. I watch it on twitch because there is chat and NASA admin of the channel often goes to "emotes only" mode and even deletes some of the emotes ppl post. I understand this is serious stuff but ... you need to stream more NASA and get in touch with .. people :)

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#411  Postby newolder » May 27, 2020 7:08 pm

What was all that talk about worms & meatballs I dropped into a while back? :???:
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#412  Postby The_Piper » May 27, 2020 8:09 pm

newolder wrote:What was all that talk about worms & meatballs I dropped into a while back? :???:

I think they had some pictures and videos of kids celebrating. Apparently those are types of dances. I was only listening, not watching.
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#413  Postby laklak » May 28, 2020 7:08 pm

The inside of the capsule beats shit out of Delta tourist class.
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Re: SpaceX

#414  Postby felltoearth » May 28, 2020 7:15 pm

felltoearth wrote:Two man crew launch scheduled for today. 4.33pm EDT

https://www.spacelaunchschedule.com/spa ... rew_dragon

Scrubbed and resched for Saturday.
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Re: SpaceX

#415  Postby tuco » May 28, 2020 7:25 pm

I know I could probably google it, and I tried.., when they were talking about the benefits of the space program, in particular research and development of practical stuff like 3D printing organs/tissues on the space station they were saying .. there is no sedimentation? there .. does it just mean, there is no gravity? In other words, what is so great about no sedimentation?
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Re: SpaceX

#416  Postby newolder » May 28, 2020 7:35 pm

My guess would be that extractor fans with filters are enough to keep the place clean because the dust never settles. :dunno:
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#417  Postby felltoearth » May 28, 2020 7:36 pm

I believe they are referring to cell sedimentation, which means settling of cells in a sample. My guess is that as 3D printing is a layered process you don't want printed cells to settle to the bottom of the layer before you print the next one. In 0g settling wouldn't occur.
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Re: SpaceX

#418  Postby newolder » May 28, 2020 7:40 pm

^That seems more likely and is even connected to what tuco wrote. :doh:
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Re: SpaceX

#419  Postby The_Piper » May 31, 2020 2:08 pm

They're about to dock.

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