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#1 DSOGabe

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:33 PM

They're scheduled to come back to Earth this coming Sunday (8-2-2020). Looks like Discovery and the Science Channel are going to follow the events starting at 1pm eastern time. I'll be watching!


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Posted 29 July 2020 - 03:38 PM

Thanks for the reminder, DSOGabe. The news cycle is so short these days I probably woulda' forgot about one of the riskiest parts of this first (in a while, at least) mission!

 

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Posted 01 August 2020 - 09:55 PM

I just came inside a little while ago after watching both the ISS and Dragon capsule pass overhead.  Dragon was leading by about 20-30 seconds, and was quite a bit dimmer than the mag -3.9 ISS, but was still quite easy to see with the naked eye.  Dragon had just undocked a little over 2.5 hours earlier on its way to splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow afternoon.  Iā€™m so glad that I was able to see this tonight!


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Posted Yesterday, 11:45 AM

I wanted to see that but we were clouded out.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:14 PM

The deorbit burn was completed a short time ago.

 

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Posted Yesterday, 01:28 PM

Twenty minutes to splashdown.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:43 PM

The capsule is out of the blackout period.



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Posted Yesterday, 01:51 PM

The capsule is in the Gulf.



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Posted Yesterday, 03:03 PM

The hatch is finally open.



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Posted Today, 10:16 AM

That was so freaking cool to watch! I was starting to wonder if something had gone wrong when they took so long to open up the ship and let them out. But, better safe than sorry. Did I hear that there is another launch in a few weeks with another ship? Didn't get the exact date its planned for.



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Posted Today, 11:13 AM

The next Dragon launch, Crew 1, is not officially "scheduled", because its pending all the data reviews from this mission, but assuming there are no show stoppers, and it doesn't look like there will be, it should be going up around the end of September.  Boeing Starliner will make another attempt for an uncrewed ISS visit later this year, and if that goes well they may have a crew launch in the spring.




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