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(YouTube)   China's Long March rocket will send the Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft, carrying astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo, to the Chinese Space Station's core module . Launch set for 9:22 PM EST   (youtube.com) divider line
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2021-06-16 7:46:36 PM  
They have Tang on board.  Probably stole the formula.
 
2021-06-16 8:42:56 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: They have Tang on board.  Probably stole the formula.


70's Ads: Orange and Grape Tang 1973
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2021-06-16 8:56:34 PM  
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I wonder where they'll drop the booster stages this time.
 
2021-06-16 9:01:13 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [Fark user image 300x180]
I wonder where they'll drop the booster stages this time.


hopefully not a village.
 
2021-06-16 9:01:15 PM  
ISS and crew welcomes their new neighbors. And no, you cannot borrow a cup of sugar.
 
2021-06-16 9:03:58 PM  
They have a bunch of guys wandering and driving around the rocket less than 20 minutes before launch  Seems more than a little nuts, especially since the LM is hypergolic fuel
 
2021-06-16 9:05:24 PM  

Ivo Shandor: [Fark user image 300x180]
I wonder where they'll drop the booster stages this time.


Does the Long March 2 have the same issues with unguided core entries as the Long March 5?
 
2021-06-16 9:09:52 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: They have a bunch of guys wandering and driving around the rocket less than 20 minutes before launch  Seems more than a little nuts, especially since the LM is hypergolic fuel


T-15 minutes and they are just clearing the pad.

No rush. Take your time.
 
2021-06-16 9:12:31 PM  
Last launch I saw they showed how they launch. They push a button... Always wondered if that's how they launched the shuttle back in the day.
 
2021-06-16 9:13:13 PM  
Side bar, SpaceX launch tomorrow
 
2021-06-16 9:19:50 PM  

soupafi: Last launch I saw they showed how they launch. They push a button... Always wondered if that's how they launched the shuttle back in the day.


I wouldn't think there's any human input at all.  It's an instantaneous launch window and the rocket is going to fly itself the whole way there
 
2021-06-16 9:24:19 PM  
Oops, flew right into the sun.
 
2021-06-16 9:26:25 PM  
Good view of all that tasty N2O4 oxidizer at booster sep.
 
2021-06-16 9:44:56 PM  

Spectrum: Oops, flew right into the sun.


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Well, they flew out of the sun when they launched so it all worked out OK.

/congrats, humans!
 
2021-06-16 9:47:03 PM  
Congrats to China and all...but GFX like this are why you will always be a distant second...

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(Oohhh..."telemetry")
 
2021-06-16 9:52:18 PM  

soupafi: Side bar, SpaceX launch tomorrow


first pre-flown booster with a military payload
 
2021-06-16 9:57:32 PM  
I actually like Tang.
 
2021-06-16 10:02:02 PM  

Twilight Farkle: Spectrum: Oops, flew right into the sun.

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Well, they flew out of the sun when they launched so it all worked out OK.

/congrats, humans!


should play the clip in reverse a bit then stop, "China First to Land on the Sun"
 
2021-06-16 10:10:09 PM  

bluewave69: Twilight Farkle: Spectrum: Oops, flew right into the sun.

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Well, they flew out of the sun when they launched so it all worked out OK.

/congrats, humans!

should play the clip in reverse a bit then stop, "China First to Land on the Sun"


landing on the sun is easy
reusing the booster is a pain though
 
2021-06-17 12:20:54 AM  
Gotta have an escape plan for covid and the nuclear plant
 
2021-06-17 12:58:18 AM  
I'll bet I'm not the only one who read that headline twice looking for joke names.

Good luck, space guys!
 
2021-06-17 6:44:59 AM  

Therion: I'll bet I'm not the only one who read that headline twice looking for joke names.

Good luck, space guys!


I hope they have really bad luck, in a very public failure that embarrasses the government of The People's Republic of China and causes a massive loss of prestige both at home in China and abroad.

I mean, it can't bring back the millions of people who died because of how the government of China mislead the World about COVID-19, but a little bit of karma biatch-slapping Xi Jinping for Winnie the Flu wouldn't hurt my feelings.  Not in the least.

I do see that so far it's been successful, though.  Oh well, 'tis many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.
 
2021-06-17 7:22:29 AM  
Successful docking around 52:00.

神舟十二号与天和天舟组合体交会对接
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2021-06-17 11:48:42 AM  

dittybopper: Therion: I'll bet I'm not the only one who read that headline twice looking for joke names.

Good luck, space guys!

I hope they have really bad luck, in a very public failure that embarrasses the government of The People's Republic of China and causes a massive loss of prestige both at home in China and abroad.

I mean, it can't bring back the millions of people who died because of how the government of China mislead the World about COVID-19, but a little bit of karma biatch-slapping Xi Jinping for Winnie the Flu wouldn't hurt my feelings.  Not in the least.

I do see that so far it's been successful, though.  Oh well, 'tis many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.


I imagine you'd also like to see Donald Trump die a horrific fiery death for the same reason... (eyeroll)
 
2021-06-17 12:24:38 PM  

maxheck: dittybopper: Therion: I'll bet I'm not the only one who read that headline twice looking for joke names.

Good luck, space guys!

I hope they have really bad luck, in a very public failure that embarrasses the government of The People's Republic of China and causes a massive loss of prestige both at home in China and abroad.

I mean, it can't bring back the millions of people who died because of how the government of China mislead the World about COVID-19, but a little bit of karma biatch-slapping Xi Jinping for Winnie the Flu wouldn't hurt my feelings.  Not in the least.

I do see that so far it's been successful, though.  Oh well, 'tis many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip.

I imagine you'd also like to see Donald Trump die a horrific fiery death for the same reason... (eyeroll)


I hope you're charging Trump rent, because it would be a shame for him to be living in your head rent free like that.
 
2021-06-17 12:28:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: They have Tang on board.  Probably stole the formula.


Don't blame me, I voted for Todos.
 
2021-06-17 2:24:54 PM  

Glockenspiel Hero: They have a bunch of guys wandering and driving around the rocket less than 20 minutes before launch  Seems more than a little nuts, especially since the LM is hypergolic fuel


They still don't get it about safety.
 
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