SpaceX astronaut launch to the ISS at 7:27pm ET

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  1. jefferz Steel Belt

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    Four astronauts — three from NASA, one from JAXA, the Japanese space agency — will be sitting inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, boosted to orbit on top of a Falcon 9 rocket. The mission is known as Crew-1, and the astronauts named their capsule Resilience. They are headed to the International Space Station for a six-month stay.

    About 90 minutes before the scheduled launch, concerns about the seal on the spacecraft’s hatch caused a brief delay, but SpaceX crews resolved the problem and returned to the timeline for the launch preparations.

    This is the first of what NASA calls “operational” flights of the Crew Dragon. In May, there was a demonstration mission, with two NASA astronauts — Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley — aboard. That launch, in a capsule named Endeavour, was the first time that a crewed mission had lifted off from the United States to orbit since the retirement of NASA’s space shuttles in 2011. Its return was also the first water landing by astronauts aboard an American spacecraft since the Apollo capsules stopped flying in the 1970s.

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    Saw ET in thread title and was hoping for it to mean "extraterrestrial ".

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    My flask I take to work every day. Love this stuff. Hope Musk's Covid doesn't get worse.
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    Another launch!
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    It's gonna be a damned sight safer up there than down here with this fuck up.
     
  8. jefferz Steel Belt

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    Fueling has started.
    T-20 minutes.
     
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    Do they know it's Christmas time at all?
     
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    And we have lift off!!!!!
     
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    They should show the first stage that dropped off landing here in a couple minutes.
     
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    It's awesome that Space X is succeeding now after a series of fuck ups. Hope I'm not speaking too soon, the last one was great.
     
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    Just watch it on Space X's youtube. No drama on there at all.
     
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    Only 27,000 mph. NBD.
     
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    Godspeed to those brave astronauts. Very few things stir my emotions like watching humans fly into space on an explosion.

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