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Just another Earthling
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PostPosted: 05-29-2020 02:52 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


On May 29 1999 - Space shuttle Discovery completed the first docking with the International Space Station just one of 34 missions flown during construction of the ISS.

November 2, 2000 saw the first crew reside onboard the station staying several months and they were Astronaut Bill Shepherd, Cosmonauts Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Krikalev.



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PostPosted: 05-29-2020 03:40 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Now it looks like they may be opening the place up for tourism. Not sure how I feel about that, but if it pays the bills to keep the thing up there, I'm game.




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 04:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lets see how the Space X launch goes today, shall we?




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 05:28 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


I wonder how much that little trip would cost. :shrug:




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 05:43 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


after the explosion on Friday this had better be a successful flight

2020 has been enough of a shitshow already :mad:




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 06:21 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Well, as they say at SpaceX: Fail fast.
The explosion is unfortunate, but not critical.
The next (SN5) prototype is almost ready.




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 11:08 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


looks like we're green across the board boys :dts:

13 minutes to orbit; 19 hours to the ISS :|




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 11:13 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote





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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 11:50 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


They did it! :up:




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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 12:07 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Pretty impressive. History in the making right there




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Nicely done...the way the rocket just fucks off impresses me mind




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 01:11 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZsnKGV8TE


Awesome :up:



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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 01:26 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Nicely done...the way the rocket just fucks off impresses me mind


The coolest thing is is probably the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 successfully landing on the drone ship out in the ocean...




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PostPosted: 05-30-2020 01:37 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Nicely done...the way the rocket just fucks off impresses me mind

Yeah, and seeing those boosters land back on Earth is still a surreal sight. It's like watching something out of a sci-fi movie. We're living in the future, man! :up:




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