Watch the SpaceX's Falcon9 Blow Up Over the Atlantic Ocean Live Sunday

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  1. POWER2 My name is Power²

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    SpaceX was expected to perform an escape test for the Falcon9 rocket Saturday, but had to reschedule the event to Sunday “due to poor splashdown and recovery weather.” Instead, the test has been rescheduled for Sunday, with the 6-hour test window opening up officially at 8am ET.

    The test is meant to “demonstrate Crew Dragon’s ability to safely escape the Falcon 9 rocket in the event of a failure during launch.” Here’s what that’s supposed to look like:



    If everything goes according to plan, the Crew Dragon capsule will be separated from the rocket while it’s over the Atlantic ocean, and the pieces will be safely delivered to the water via parachute.

    The test is to prove that astronauts could safely be ejected from the rocket should there be an issue during its launch. Ultimately, crews might travel in a similar vessel to the International Space Station.

    The rocket will take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the launch escape will be triggered prior to 1 minute and 30 seconds into the flight. Falcon9 is expected to break up over the Atlantic Ocean, and the spacecraft is supposed to land under parachutes offshore.

    NASA will be broadcasting the whole thing live. Its broadcast will begin at 7:40am ET, and a post-test news conference is scheduled for 9:30am ET.

    You can check it out here or in the embedded video below:

     
  2. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    Could be interesting.
     
  3. Jack Stevonovich Red Belt

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    What ever happened to NASA?
     
  4. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    As usual, SpaceX is delaying. Seems to be set for 10AM Eastern time but the wind might be too high by then.
     
  5. JAEGERX Gold Belt

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    the Space Force will surpass all

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  6. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    But they don't have a way to get into space.
     
  7. PEB Great turntable of space and time dude

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    All the Elon haters "You know who you are" are tuning in to hope it's a spectacular failure. LOL people are desperate.
     
  8. JAEGERX Gold Belt

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    we got guns and shit, we'll get there
     
  9. PEB Great turntable of space and time dude

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    Heads up we have already had 3 successful launches and connections to the ISS with SpaceX crew dragon. The only reason for the hold up was the new crew abort rocket tests that's what they are doing today. Russia Soyuz uses and old style of launch abort system not unlike what was used on the Apollo Space rocket. US wants a new type of system that will allow for much sooner abort and this is one of the reasons why the Space Shuttle was ended because their was really no safe way to get people to safety.
     
  10. superpunch Gold Belt

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    It makes me sad that we couldn't even send a man into space for like 20 years and now just getting to the ISS is the cutting edge of space exploration technology. In the 1960s we were working on stuff like Project Orion that would have colonized our solar system and had us doing interstellar missions by now. But we cut it for budget reasons and never got it going back up again for hippy reasons. Chemical rockets obviously aren't the future. Why are we bothering with this bullshit?
     
  11. PEB Great turntable of space and time dude

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  12. ralphc1 Steel Belt Platinum Member

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    They "lost the feed" right after splashdown. I wonder if the capsule survived. NASA is supposed to have a press conference at noon Eastern time. It started a little early and Elon seemed quite nervous when he spoke.
     
  13. TheRuthlessOne Banned Banned

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    Have you ever heard of balloons?

    smh
     
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  15. PEB Great turntable of space and time dude

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    Looks good so far as far as the capsule no news yet to the contrary.
     
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