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(Spaceflight Now)   Live coverage of the demonstration flight of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. Currently holding at 150 meters from the ISS   (spaceflightnow.com) divider line 201
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2012-05-25 09:15:11 AM

Grither: Or do I just keep missing that view when I check back in on the tab?

Also, did everyone else lose the twitter feed, or just me?


dumbimages.net

from 70m (screenshot taken about 12 minutes ago)
 
2012-05-25 09:16:56 AM

omega male: So, how would you like to be the guy sending coding changes up to Falcon... don't forget to include a ;


I'd miss a close-paren and probably drive the thing through the Japanese laboratory module.
 
2012-05-25 09:17:01 AM
This never took nearly so long on "Babylon 5". I'm starting to lose my faith in science fiction as an accurate predictor of the future.
 
2012-05-25 09:18:01 AM

cmunic8r99: from 70m (screenshot taken about 12 minutes ago)


Wow, awesome, thanks!!
 
2012-05-25 09:19:50 AM
Grither

I want to be an astronaut when I grow up.


NASA's current astronaut training:
automotive.lilithezine.com
 
2012-05-25 09:20:17 AM
This is starting to sound like an action sheet for a remote server upgrade.

/We'll standby to switch to offsite local, as soon as you have your briefing
 
2012-05-25 09:20:37 AM

blazemongr: This never took nearly so long on "Babylon 5". I'm starting to lose my faith in science fiction as an accurate predictor of the future.


An overabundance of caution is merited here... it would goddamn embarrassing if the first commercial docking attempt wrecked the ISS. It'd probably set back progress on commercial spaceflight 20 years. And by that, I mean we'd totally ditch the idea as impossible for a while.
 
2012-05-25 09:23:17 AM

blazemongr: This never took nearly so long on "Babylon 5". I'm starting to lose my faith in science fiction as an accurate predictor of the future.


Hey, a week ago the amount of time it would take for a commercial spacecraft to dock with the ISS was infinity.

So if you extrapolate, we'll be dividing by zero in no-time.
 
2012-05-25 09:23:43 AM
For some reason the phrase 'Go no-go polls' makes me snicker. Go ahead boys, have your polls on releasing the holds, but polls are meaningless this far ahead of the election.
 
2012-05-25 09:25:55 AM
Every bit as cool as watching the Mercury flights live.

No, even cooler! Congratulations to the real-life D.D. Harriman!
 
2012-05-25 09:26:01 AM
Hello? Station? is this thing on?
 
2012-05-25 09:27:17 AM
HA! I can see my house on the live stream.
 
2012-05-25 09:27:38 AM
Would be neat if the current ISS arc took it over that bigass hurricane approaching mexico.

/Yeah, I know. No where close.
 
2012-05-25 09:27:59 AM

Icetech3: I have seen people biatching about a private company doing this stuff in another thread... i hope they really realize how amazing this is..


If private companies find profit to be had, they'll invest and start doing this shiat big time.

Hoping they get the idea that harvesting asteroids and such might be very profitable...

/imagines them finding a gold or precious metal one
 
2012-05-25 09:28:00 AM
hey a thread..
been watching NASAtv for a couple of hours
 
2012-05-25 09:29:22 AM
Seriously - just awesome!
 
2012-05-25 09:30:00 AM
how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?
 
2012-05-25 09:30:46 AM

KellyX: Icetech3: I have seen people biatching about a private company doing this stuff in another thread... i hope they really realize how amazing this is..

If private companies find profit to be had, they'll invest and start doing this shiat big time.

Hoping they get the idea that harvesting asteroids and such might be very profitable...

/imagines them finding a gold or precious metal one


James Cameron and the Google guys announced a couple of weeks ago that they're forming a venture for that.
 
2012-05-25 09:30:58 AM
Well, they were over Canada a little while ago, now they're over the tip of South Africa...
 
2012-05-25 09:31:13 AM

SlothB77: how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?


~4.791 miles/s (7.71 km/s)
 
2012-05-25 09:31:23 AM

SlothB77: how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?


Well, They were over western canada 45 minutes ago. Now over South Africa
 
2012-05-25 09:31:52 AM

SlothB77: how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?


4.8 miles per second
 
2012-05-25 09:32:53 AM

The Bestest: SlothB77: like if you were riding the dragon dirty?

4.8 miles per second


You can chase the dragon, but you'll never catch it.
 
2012-05-25 09:33:08 AM
10 meters from space station
 
2012-05-25 09:33:15 AM
They're moving about 17,239.2 mph.
 
2012-05-25 09:34:04 AM

Shadow Blasko: SlothB77: how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?

Well, They were over western canada 45 minutes ago. Now over South Africa


holy shiate
 
2012-05-25 09:35:06 AM
"Hey, pause guys..... I gotta go drop a deuce."
 
2012-05-25 09:37:11 AM

omega male: "Hey, pause guys..... I gotta go drop a deuce."


"Dragon, this is mission control, you do know you're wearing a diaper just for that purpose, right?"
 
2012-05-25 09:38:12 AM
I'm not exactly sure I could handle with days/nights that short.
 
2012-05-25 09:38:54 AM
btw/fyi, the person Houston was talking to just then is Don Pettit of "knittin' needle" fame here on Fark.
He'll be the one operating the Canadarm2.
 
2012-05-25 09:39:23 AM
"Catching the Dragon In The Dark" sounds like I just pissed off the DM

/Rolls for cons check
 
2012-05-25 09:41:54 AM

Shadow Blasko: "Catching the Dragon In The Dark" sounds like I just pissed off the DM


"I attempt to grapple the dragon in the dark."
"Roll for intelligence check."
"What?"
"Just roll.."
"18."
"You realize what a stupid idea that was and run away."
 
2012-05-25 09:42:55 AM
What did I miss?

I had a customer come in to " pick a beef with me " :/
 
2012-05-25 09:43:43 AM

omega male: What did I miss?

I had a customer come in to " pick a beef with me " :/


15m now. All go, could grab in 20 min
 
2012-05-25 09:43:56 AM

The Bestest: SlothB77: how fast are these things moving? on one hand, they appear to be motionless (relative to each other), but i know they are orbiting at a very fast rate (relative to the earth). What is the perceived speed, like if you were riding the dragon dirty?

4.8 miles per second


Yet you feel like you're sitting still. That's got to be mind-boggling.
 
2012-05-25 09:44:13 AM

omega male: What did I miss?

I had a customer come in to " pick a beef with me " :/


They're 10 meters away and have permission to do it at night, with the lights off, under the sheets, missionary only.
 
2012-05-25 09:45:03 AM
The last person on the row.... next to capcom... boy or girl?
 
2012-05-25 09:46:13 AM

incendi: They're 10 meters away and have permission to do it at night, with the lights off, under the sheets, missionary only.


;D
 
2012-05-25 09:46:34 AM
Thanks for the stream link, subby.
 
2012-05-25 09:47:01 AM

incendi: Shadow Blasko: "Catching the Dragon In The Dark" sounds like I just pissed off the DM

"I attempt to grapple the dragon in the dark."
"Roll for intelligence check."
"What?"
"Just roll.."
"18."
"You realize what a stupid idea that was and run away."


Heh, maddest I've ever seen a player was this idiot who decided he was going to strike up a conversation with a red dragon that was just flying around minding its own business (and was obviously there to keep our low-level party from entering that area). The DM then promptly had the dragon eat him. He kept protesting saying "B-but my character speaks Draconic!"
 
2012-05-25 09:47:14 AM

dalovindj: Kibo


Yeah, goddamn Kibo, showing up in all the unexpected places

/maybe slightly obscure
 
2012-05-25 09:47:17 AM
Plan Step 9, in outer space
 
2012-05-25 09:47:32 AM
SpaceX mission control : talk about some good cable management.
 
2012-05-25 09:48:56 AM
Yay!
 
2012-05-25 09:49:14 AM
And go for capture...
 
2012-05-25 09:49:16 AM
And they're go for capture.
Here's hoping the second LIDAR doesn't crap out.
 
2012-05-25 09:49:28 AM
Go for capture!
 
2012-05-25 09:50:05 AM
... and in the dark....Like a boss!
 
2012-05-25 09:52:04 AM
and now they get to play an arcade crane game where the prize is an orbiter filled with phat lewts for the crew
 
2012-05-25 09:52:23 AM
i652.photobucket.com
 
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