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General Chat Thread, SpaceX Falcon 9 & Dragon Launch in General; Anyone else just watch this on NASA TV? Fantastic, allways wanted to see a live shuttle launch which will never ...
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    SpaceX Falcon 9 & Dragon Launch

    Anyone else just watch this on NASA TV?

    Fantastic, allways wanted to see a live shuttle launch which will never happen now but it would be awesome.

    Ben

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    Sadly didn't watch - was in tutor period talking about banning mobile phones.

    I shall be sitting down and watching some footage in awe tonight though!

    Amazing what they've done in the short time they have and with the relatively tiny budget, compared to NASA.

    Its kinda the start of an exciting new era - commercial space travel.

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    Indeed lets hope the rest of the mission goes as well as the launch and that they dock sucessfully with the ISS.

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    Didn't see it, but the whole thing brings a tear to my optimistic eye. I hate that we've all but dropped space as an endeavour; some things should be done just because they're there.

    I want my long weekend in the Lunar Hilton before I shuffle off this mortal coil, dammit. Get on with it!

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    Dragon currently 30m from ISS, before moving to 10m and then will be grabbed by the ISS.

    Ben

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    Live on NASA TV - NASA - NASA TV

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    Indeed

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    Fantastic pictures of the 2 vehicles orbiting together.

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    About to start moving to 10m from the ISS.

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    Going to be grabbed starting now, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Going to be grabbed starting now, hopefully.

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    Unless an alien spaceship appears and steals it...

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    Klingons off the starboard bow?

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    Somethings uncloaking behind it

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    Nearly there...easy...easy...

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    Wow

    Now get it docked and unloaded lets see what the special hidden payload is.

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