Dragon capsule return

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1.5 hours until splashdown of the first privately launched live space mission

Live stream:
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/08/01/c ... us-center/

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Probably couldn't drive tack up Musk's ass with a sledge hammer right now.

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Fixing to dump the trunk. Live coverage also on C-Span.

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The Science Channel has pre-empted my usual Sunday of How It's Made for this. While I'm all about advancing space travel, I don't know that this event is worth losing How It's Made playing in the background as I putz around my house.

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De-orbit burn under way. No take backs now.

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Comms blackout, 6 minutes of wonder......

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Chutes out

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Splashdown

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Welcome home boys

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2020 has been a shitstorm, but the USA has gotten back to going to space and returning with our own hardware. Hell Yeah.

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The Karen announcer is annoying.

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PRegner wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:54 pm
The Science Channel has pre-empted my usual Sunday of How It's Made for this. While I'm all about advancing space travel, I don't know that this event is worth losing How It's Made playing in the background as I putz around my house.
If you haven't seen every episode of how its made by now.......

Further, its far more important than a re-run.

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frick wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:04 pm
PRegner wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:54 pm
The Science Channel has pre-empted my usual Sunday of How It's Made for this. While I'm all about advancing space travel, I don't know that this event is worth losing How It's Made playing in the background as I putz around my house.
If you haven't seen every episode of how its made by now.......

Further, its far more important than a re-run.
How It's Made never gets old.

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Boater with Trump flag endangering the poor astronauts :)

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/boater ... plashdown/

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CBAKS wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:49 pm
Boater with Trump flag endangering the poor astronauts :)

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/08/boater ... plashdown/
That clinches it for me, I’m voting for pedo-Joe now.

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Battlewagon wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:51 pm
2020 has been a shitstorm, but the USA has gotten back to going to space and returning with our own hardware. Hell Yeah.
Mmmm thanks to Elon Musk right?

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Glockster1 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:01 am
Battlewagon wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:51 pm
2020 has been a shitstorm, but the USA has gotten back to going to space and returning with our own hardware. Hell Yeah.
Mmmm thanks to Elon Musk right?
Doubtful. Takes thousands of people to design and build the dang thing. Elon just happened to be the top dog of the company. Doubt he turned the first bolt or wrote the first line of code for it. My hats off to the thousands that we will prolly never know the names of.

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Battlewagon wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:12 am
Glockster1 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:01 am
Mmmm thanks to Elon Musk right?
Doubtful. Takes thousands of people to design and build the dang thing. Elon just happened to be the top dog of the company. Doubt he turned the first bolt or wrote the first line of code for it. My hats off to the thousands that we will prolly never know the names of.
Okay then, I'll put it like this so it's easier for you to accept-

Thanks to Elon Musk's $$$$$$$$$$$

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Glockster1 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:14 am
Battlewagon wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:12 am
Glockster1 wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:01 am
Mmmm thanks to Elon Musk right?
Doubtful. Takes thousands of people to design and build the dang thing. Elon just happened to be the top dog of the company. Doubt he turned the first bolt or wrote the first line of code for it. My hats off to the thousands that we will prolly never know the names of.
Okay then, I'll put it like this so it's easier for you to accept-

Thanks to Elon Musk's $$$$$$$$$$$
I can agree with that. Have no problem with it either. I am glad to see us as a country back in space game and also happy that private enterprise is in the game to the extent it is. I doubt the .Gov has given up the driver seat though. I would like to see that change sometime.

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Well, NASA has been doing it way longer for sure and with a decent track record by the numbers. I would imagine the "Gov." is sort of happy that someone else is taking the majority of responsibility now.
Free enterprise as you say. So is this all a boon for capitalism, or socialism? Private money and resources going for the greater good?
Who defunded NASA and the space programs anyway?
The US was the tops in the space race. Should never fall behind IMO. But we did. We fell behind in inventions and manufacturing, technology and other things.
Chalk it up to selfish and greedy politicians selling out our nation while drawing a paycheck from the federal government.

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You are preaching to the choir Glockster. Nevertheless, still glad to see us back in orbit.

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Steve Jobs didn't know much about computer hardware, but drove Apple to where it is today.

Musk may not be a hands-on engineer or physicist, but he knows how to choose good people and guide them to success.

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You guys really do believe this nonsense don't you? Elon Musk, NASA, CGI images. That's cute an all, but wake the fuck up!

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It's crazy I live right around the corner from SpaceX.

Thinking about applying there.

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I remember the first mission of the space shuttle. I think the crew was John Crippen and Bob Young.

We had to relearn how to do the capsule thing, although the Russians do it routinely. It's kind of a reminder of the passage of time and that there's nothing new but what is forgotten. We had a space station in the 1970s and sent people back and forth.

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