ChiefsPlanet Mobile
Page 209 of 217
« First < 109159199205206207208209 210211212213 > Last »
The Lounge>Space Exploration megathread
DaFace 09:40 AM 06-01-2014
Since a number of cool things are happening in space exploration these days, we'll widen the scope of this thread a smidge. Conversation about all things space exploration are welcome, whether it be from NASA, SpaceX, ULA, Blue Origin, or anyone else. Chances are most of the discussion will still be about SpaceX since they love to make things public and fun, but nothing's off limits. I'll eventually get around to modifying the OP to include resources for other companies too, but in the meantime, feel free to post any cool stuff you run across.

Lists of Upcoming Missions

Spoiler!


How to Watch a Live Launch
Spoiler!


Where to Learn More
Spoiler!


Glossary
Spoiler!

[Reply]
mlyonsd 11:25 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
I looked it up. Some of the Mercury and Gemini flights were off by tens of kilometers. One was 400. No worse than 5 kilometers for Apollo.
Did you ever watch the movie Hidden Figures? Great movie.
[Reply]
DaFace 11:25 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by mlyonsd:
Did you ever watch the movie Hidden Figures? Great movie.
In random WTF news, Disney is apparently trying to make that into a Broadway musical. Yes, I'm serious.
[Reply]
DaFace 11:27 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
I looked it up. Some of the Mercury and Gemini flights were off by tens of kilometers. One was 400. No worse than 5 kilometers for Apollo.
I bet they don't have pinpoint accuracy even today; their struggles to catch the fairings is evidence enough of that. But I bet they get within 1-2 km of their target spot, and the ships can close that distance in a hurry.
[Reply]
Donger 11:28 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by mlyonsd:
Did you ever watch the movie Hidden Figures? Great movie.
Wow, no I haven't, but I will. Thanks!
[Reply]
Donger 11:31 AM 08-01-2020



[Reply]
mlyonsd 11:32 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
In random WTF news, Disney is apparently trying to make that into a Broadway musical. Yes, I'm serious.
Uhhhh. Ok?
[Reply]
DaFace 11:35 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by mlyonsd:
Uhhhh. Ok?
To their credit, Disney seems to have a Midas touch these days - everything they touch turns to gold. So who knows - maybe it'll be good? I guess it's cool to see a science-heavy story that might possibly make it into pop culture.

But still. Weird.
[Reply]
mlyonsd 11:38 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
Wow, no I haven't, but I will. Thanks!
By chance it's on FX tonight at 6 and 9pm.
[Reply]
mlyonsd 11:42 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
To their credit, Disney seems to have a Midas touch these days - everything they touch turns to gold. So who knows - maybe it'll be good? I guess it's cool to see a science-heavy story that might possibly make it into pop culture.

But still. Weird.
To be honest I've never been to a broadway show I didn't like.
[Reply]
Coogs 11:44 AM 08-01-2020
There may be two opportunities to see both the space station and the Crew Dragon tonight. 9:12 Central for 5 minutes (if it is dark enough and the clouds are not to heavy), and again at 10:48 for only 2 minutes.

I'm not sure if they will be on the same path this time like they were prior to hook up, but both were clearly visible in the night sky at that point in time.
[Reply]
Donger 11:52 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by Coogs:
There may be two opportunities to see both the space station and the Crew Dragon tonight. 9:12 Central for 5 minutes (if it is dark enough and the clouds are not to heavy), and again at 10:48 for only 2 minutes.

I'm not sure if they will be on the same path this time like they were prior to hook up, but both were clearly visible in the night sky at that point in time.
Is there a website or something that gives you the correct direction to look for it and the angle based on one's location?
[Reply]
DaFace 11:54 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by Donger:
Is there a website or something that gives you the correct direction to look for it and the angle based on one's location?
https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm

That's for ISS, not Dragon, but Dragon should be right behind (I assume) tonight.
[Reply]
Donger 11:57 AM 08-01-2020
Originally Posted by DaFace:
https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm

That's for ISS, not Dragon, but Dragon should be right behind (I assume) tonight.
That's perfect, thanks!
[Reply]
DaFace 12:11 PM 08-01-2020
Looks like they're going as far west as they can. Makes sense.

BREAKING: @NASA and @SpaceX are targeting Pensacola as the primary return location for Crew Dragon w/ @Astro_Doug and @AstroBehnken from the @Space_Station. We are targeting undocking at 7:34 p.m. EDT today. Read more: https://t.co/Xdh8iIpLxz pic.twitter.com/9p5TRMevAH

— Jim Bridenstine (@JimBridenstine) August 1, 2020

[Reply]
DaFace 04:06 PM 08-01-2020
Webcast is live (and will be until they're on the ground). Either NASA or SpaceX work.
[Reply]
Page 209 of 217
« First < 109159199205206207208209 210211212213 > Last »
Up