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    The US Space Force unit assigned to astronaut recovery is Task Force 45 from the 45th Operations Group, Detachment 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Too long in my opinion. I don't remember the coverage for A11, but it doesn't seem like 4.5 hours. Too much hype IMO. But I hope for a successful launch.
    I disagree. This is a very important event. And it should be way more hyped.. IMO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Too long in my opinion. I don't remember the coverage for A11, but it doesn't seem like 4.5 hours. Too much hype IMO. But I hope for a successful launch.
    I don’t remember either, but that was when there were only three commercial networks for all TV plus PBS, and no internet for special topics so they had some limits on how much time they could dedicate. I do believe total time spent on A11 was much more than 5 hours though.

    Anyway, I am feeling excitement like I think I last did for the first Shuttle mission. That’s the last time the US had a new crewed orbital launcher (not counting individual shuttles) and it has been far too long. Hopefully that won’t happen again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Anyway, I am feeling excitement like I think I last did for the first Shuttle mission.
    This.

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    SpaceX Mission Control audio stream

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    NasaTV Stream now online.

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    T- 4 hrs. All looking good. except weather perhaps...

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    Those panels in the suitup room with the steam gauges that were used back in the Apollo days. I presume they're decorative at this point.

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    The suits look awesome, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaDust View Post
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    The suits look awesome, IMHO.

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    I do like how SpaceX have injected a bit of style to the design.

    I note the same with the crew access arm too. Looks like that fancy new walkway at Canary Wharf. Makes you realise how bare bones spaceflight has been previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    So 4.5 hours of webcast prior to launch? Sounds like a bit much. I'm guessing the bandwidth may get pretty bad as the launch approaches, but we've always got the Science Channel for backup.
    I am glad to say I was wrong about that. I'm enjoying it immensely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaDust View Post
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    The suits look awesome, IMHO.

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    SpaceX tapped Hollywood costume designer Jose Fernandez to design the look

    Warner/DC and Marvel superhero films, Hellboy, Men in Black, and a host of others.

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    T-3 hours and counting.

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    Those rain clouds look ominous for the launch, I hope they stay where they're at and not move toward the pad.

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    Hope the crew knows where the SCE switch is located.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bknight View Post
    Those rain clouds look ominous for the launch, I hope they stay where they're at and not move toward the pad.
    My friend in Orlando said it was raining where she was, but if it clears up she should be able to see the launch from her house.
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    Musk is chief engineer? Doesn't she mean chief executive?

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    Musk is high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    Musk is high.
    Lets hope so. ISS Orbit high would be perfect.

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    T-2 hours and counting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    Musk is chief engineer? Doesn't she mean chief executive?
    He is supposedly chief engineer at SpaceX. It’s debatable in reality how often he is involved in engineering decisions but he said before that nobody else wanted the chief engineer position and he claims he does get involved in the engineering.

    One example I read about was when they were having issues with Starship tanks blowing up, and he discussed how he wanted to hear from engineers so he could decide if they go ahead with tests or not. He was indicating that if they were concerned about tanks, etc., but didn’t speak up, and a problem came up, engineers got fired. If they explained their concerns and he decided to go ahead with a test but there was a problem, that was fine because he had been informed and it was his decision.

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    Ok those guys outside the spacecraft are reminding me of the Merovingian's nightclub in The Matrix Revolutions.

    Or maybe those guys from Star Trek. You know, those guys.

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    1987: Watched fictional crew on Star Trek TNG control their fictional spacecraft using futuristic touchscreens.

    2020: Watching real crew control their real spacecraft using touchscreens.

    Splitting time between watching on my wall flatscreen and my tablet touchscreen.

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    It's raining.

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    Yep, they’re saying it’s 50/50 whether they might need to scrub for the day. If they do, I’ll be mildly disappointed but what’s another day or so after all this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Yep, they’re saying it’s 50/50 whether they might need to scrub for the day. If they do, I’ll be mildly disappointed but what’s another day or so after all this time?
    It won't be the first launch scrubbed, nor the last I can vividly remember A12 launch in a rainstorm. The SCE was very important to that launch.

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    Are those specs being worn?

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    Looking better. Flag is limp in the countdown clock shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    Are those specs being worn?
    Yup. Cool! I was wondering if they are tuned for the distance to the panel.
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