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NASA Commercial Crew (CCtCap) test milestones

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DocM    16,657

https://spacenews.com/missing-pin-blamed-for-boeing-pad-abort-parachute-anomaly/

 

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The pilot parachute is designed to deploy first, and pull out the main parachute. However, Mulholland said that hardware inspections and photographs taken during "closeout" of the vehicle prior to the test showed that a pin that links the pilot and main parachutes was not inserted properly.

"It's very difficult, when you're connecting that, to verify visually that it's secured properly,” he said, in part because that portion of the parachute system is enclosed in a "protective sheath" intended to limit abrasion but which also makes it difficult to visually confirm the pin is in place. "In this particular case that pin wasn't through the loop, but it wasn’t discovered in initial visual inspections because of that protective sheath."
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DocM    16,657

Third-party video

 

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

SpaceX would have been mercilessly tormented if a similar failure had occurred with Dragon 2 during it's Abort Test. We're talking internal lobbying at NASA and Washington. A hold up of no less than two years. Endless managerial and engineering red tape, recertification across-the-board, etc etc etc.

 

This is corruption culture in-work.

 

Disgusting. We all saw what happened. There's no WAY they could call that a success.

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DocM    16,657

Crew Dragon breathes fire tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 13

 

 

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Qapla'!!

 

 

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Unobscured Vision    2,682

Sweet. This is where they were when the anomaly occurred.

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DocM    16,657

Crew Dragon static fire Slo-Mo video

 

 

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These preps included crew training.

 

 

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Crew Dragon schedule alert!!

 

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