Skip to comments.NASA Astronauts Return Home in SpaceX's Crew Dragon Spacecraft
Posted on 08/01/2020 9:19:31 AM PDT by Monty22002
Live feed starting at 4:30 CDT.
I wish Heinlein and Asimov were alive to see private industry in space as they predicted.
Saturday, August 1: The astronauts will participate in an ISS farewell ceremony around 9:15 a.m. ET. Then NASA’s undocking coverage starts at 5:15 p.m. ET, ahead of the astronauts’ scheduled undocking at 7:34 p.m. ET.
Sunday, August 2: Assuming all goes well, the Crew Dragon should splash down in the Gulf of Mexico around 2:42 p.m. ET. NASA’s coverage will conclude later in the day with a news conference at 5 p.m. ET.
Yeah, guess they’ll just show the undocking today. I’ll try to post tomorrow when the landing is closer.
My father made sure that those two were required reading in his house. He still sends us kids quotes of them in emails.
The Space Force should enshrine that added verse.
I remember when I was a kid and for some reason watched TV until after The Late Late Show. When the station ended it’s broadcasting day it would do a beautiful Navy Choir acapella rendition of the Sailor’s Prayer Hymn (unsure if that is the name) that verse would belong to.
Same. and now I’m getting my son to read Starship Troopers. He’s already read the Foundation Series.
Cool that they are landing in the Gulf of Mexico. Come home to Texas.
And no hurricanes ...
Surely they check for hurricanes!
The Gulf is much smaller than the mighty Pacific Ocean and is surrounded by nearby cities & ports so it seems like the chance of random traffic is much greater.
We use to land back at the launch site like an airplane I’m glad we went back to plucking them from the frickin ocean
Are they bringing back the “September Surprise” or was that the Chinese seeds? Hard keeping track...
I believe I’ve read they have two sites off the panhandle?
Paging Captain Aaron Sheffiels (Lazarus Long) your interplanetary ride will soon be ready. God Speed.
Someone in the vast bureaucracy that NASA created checks everything. Whether or not it gets to the decision makers or is heeded even if it does... is unclear.
Bump for later.
Don’t forget Jerry Pournell.
He advocated for private enterprise rockets.
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