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April 17, 2020 in Science News & Discussion
Weather is GO
ABC News/National Geographic coverage has begun
Why only 720p? 😞
No option in YT?
ABC News is broadcasting it in full HD, but that's in the US..
How long is the flight to ISS?
Edit: Nevermind, they just said. 19 hours.
Good ECLSS checkout (environmental control life support system.)
Nosecone/hatch cover opening.
Orbital phasing burn coming up.
After that, testing the manual flight controls.
Suits are off
Sorry, I've been glued to my screens (yes, plural) as much as possible.
We've been waiting for this for a long time. And it's everything we wanted so far.
Bob & Doug arrive at ISS Sunday morning at 1029 Eastern
They're doing 2 manual control tests, one already completed then another close to ISS.
Dragon C206 has been christened "Endeavour"
Just a little further to go and SpaceX will have "won the competition" ... not that we had any doubt -- and despite the shenanigans behind the scenes.
Incredible day, space-affairs wise.
...about 2 hours away.
How does the saying go? Slicker 'n snot! 😛
Awesome job. Absolutely text book!
Looking at those screens via the over-the-shoulder cam definitely adds a 2001/Star Trek LCARS touch.
I hear the Crew Dragon for Crew-1 in August is being prepped, and the crew training is well along.
Getting real close to the hatch opening.
Go for Hatch opening.
Edit: Hatch opened at 1:02PM EST.
I know they have to be careful and go slow, but maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan this is painfully slow! 😛
...and they are onboard.
This part was annoying though, here's what happened:
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