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(Click Orlando)   While all your Saturday night hopes and dreams come crashing back to Earth, SpaceX's Inspiration plans to do that, on purpose (except the crashing part) Splashdown at 7:06PM EDT   (clickorlando.com) divider line
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2021-09-18 7:28:56 PM  
See, now, Jeff?  THIS is how you do Space Tourism!
 
2021-09-18 7:29:00 PM  
Getting close to lifting
 
2021-09-18 7:29:53 PM  

LaViergeNoire: Probably not, but I'm imagining they are on their phones the same way everybody on an airplane is as soon as it lands.


"So, obviously, I immediatly became aroused..."
 
2021-09-18 7:31:10 PM  
I wonder how constipated they are? I know when I travel my daily routine gets farked up.
 
2021-09-18 7:34:25 PM  

solokumba: I wonder how constipated they are? I know when I travel my daily routine gets farked up.


I'm not alone!
 
2021-09-18 7:36:14 PM  
I love watching the ninja do their thing
 
2021-09-18 7:36:17 PM  
Phew, glad they're professionals, and not amateurs.
 
2021-09-18 7:36:29 PM  

thehellisthis: The toughest part of their mission hasn't even started yet.  Now they have to do interviews on at least 50 different tv & radio shows.


Well unless they contractually agreed to them, they don't have to as they don't work for NASA or SpaceX. I suspect they will do some though. And I'm really sure they'll do something for Netflix.
 
2021-09-18 7:36:57 PM  
LIFT!
 
2021-09-18 7:38:32 PM  
those swingy moments while it was being lifted was probably worse than the bobbing or splashdown
 
2021-09-18 7:39:50 PM  
Still think the recovery crew should all wear gorilla masks when they open the hatch.
 
2021-09-18 7:40:00 PM  
CNN is about 4 minutes ahead of YouTube.
 
2021-09-18 7:44:52 PM  
Still gets me how futuristic the interior of the capsule is. The Apollo capsules looked strictly military, all grey metal, buttons, stencilled warnings etc. Dragon is like something out of 2001.
 
2021-09-18 7:45:18 PM  
Hatch is opened!
 
2021-09-18 7:46:42 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Still gets me how futuristic the interior of the capsule is. The Apollo capsules looked strictly military, all grey metal, buttons, stencilled warnings etc. Dragon is like something out of 2001.


Yeah.  Crew Dragon was not only designed, it was styled.
 
2021-09-18 7:48:30 PM  
The steward is in the capsule.
Buh Bye
Buh Bye
Bye Now
Buh Bye
 
2021-09-18 7:49:55 PM  
And I know we didn't go to the ISS but the official SpaceX docking simulator is fun.
 
2021-09-18 7:52:07 PM  
Lots of egressing talk going on.
 
2021-09-18 7:52:33 PM  
She's out!
 
2021-09-18 7:53:29 PM  
I don't think Haley has stopped smiling for three days.
 
2021-09-18 7:53:54 PM  
Strutting on out. Nice.
 
2021-09-18 7:55:12 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: And I know we didn't go to the ISS but the official SpaceX docking simulator is fun.


Thank you for this, that was awesome :)
 
2021-09-18 7:56:06 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Still gets me how futuristic the interior of the capsule is. The Apollo capsules looked strictly military, all grey metal, buttons, stencilled warnings etc. Dragon is like something out of 2001.


The Atlas V LCC still looks like it has one foot stuck in 1980.
 
2021-09-18 7:56:07 PM  
Very good. All are out. Well done SpaceSex.
 
2021-09-18 7:59:30 PM  

solokumba: CNN is about 4 minutes ahead of YouTube.


Years ago I was watching online and my parents on the NASA cable channel and we were talking on the phone. Online was several minutes behind.


Radio broadcasts have been ahead of TV for football games for decades: the play ends on radio and starts on TV.
 
2021-09-18 10:48:43 PM  

khitsicker: When is the moon shot?


If they get Starship working in time, 2023?  Unless Maezawa-san has backed out. This link is a few years old.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/space​x​-japan-billionaire-yusaku-maezawa-firs​t-tourist-to-fly-to-moon.html
 
2021-09-19 2:41:33 AM  
It must be an incredible experience to be that high up so one can see how truly flat the Earth is.
 
2021-09-19 9:49:33 AM  

dbirchall: khitsicker: When is the moon shot?

If they get Starship working in time, 2023?  Unless Maezawa-san has backed out. This link is a few years old.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/spacex​-japan-billionaire-yusaku-maezawa-firs​t-tourist-to-fly-to-moon.html


I thought they were planning a dragon flyby of the moon as well?
 
2021-09-19 10:48:17 AM  

khitsicker: dbirchall: khitsicker: When is the moon shot?

If they get Starship working in time, 2023?  Unless Maezawa-san has backed out. This link is a few years old.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/18/spacex​-japan-billionaire-yusaku-maezawa-firs​t-tourist-to-fly-to-moon.html

I thought they were planning a dragon flyby of the moon as well?


long ago, there was a project called Red Dragon that was intended to be lunar and Martian capable, but it's been long since scrapped in favor of Starship
 
2021-09-19 12:22:16 PM  
And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.
 
2021-09-19 1:03:22 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.


Agreed.  I laughed at how they said they were opening up space for ordinary people.  Funny, I've yet to hear of Drew going up and taking three very lucky Farkers with him.
 
2021-09-19 1:12:36 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.


They were actually doing some experiments, one of which was monitoring radiation exposure at higher altitudes than the ISS. I'd think that would be valuable information for planned future trips a little further afield like say Starship to the Moon in a few years.

But not much to change the world.
 
2021-09-19 2:17:54 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.


bluorangefyre: AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.

Agreed.  I laughed at how they said they were opening up space for ordinary people.  Funny, I've yet to hear of Drew going up and taking three very lucky Farkers with him.


Again, you could say the exact same thing about the tenth or twentieth person to fly in an aeroplane. You think the Wright Brothers should have proved man can fly and then packed up and no one ever flown again? Or do you think flight went from Wright Brothers to Boeing 747s and affordable flight for everyone in one step?

Were there people in the 1920s saying "Rich people going on fancy trips! Will never change anything for the rest of us!"
 
2021-09-19 2:37:48 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.

bluorangefyre: AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.

Agreed.  I laughed at how they said they were opening up space for ordinary people.  Funny, I've yet to hear of Drew going up and taking three very lucky Farkers with him.

Again, you could say the exact same thing about the tenth or twentieth person to fly in an aeroplane. You think the Wright Brothers should have proved man can fly and then packed up and no one ever flown again? Or do you think flight went from Wright Brothers to Boeing 747s and affordable flight for everyone in one step?

Were there people in the 1920s saying "Rich people going on fancy trips! Will never change anything for the rest of us!"


I know at one point, Elon was talking about using suborbital launches for transportation.  That'd mess with the systems designed to detect nuclear launches, and would also get very ugly very quickly with hundreds of rockets crisscrossing on a daily basis.
 
2021-09-19 4:41:45 PM  

sno man: AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.

They were actually doing some experiments, one of which was monitoring radiation exposure at higher altitudes than the ISS. I'd think that would be valuable information for planned future trips a little further afield like say Starship to the Moon in a few years.


That experiment was already done over 63 years ago.

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2021-09-19 4:48:00 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.

bluorangefyre: AAAAGGGGHHHH: And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.

Agreed.  I laughed at how they said they were opening up space for ordinary people.  Funny, I've yet to hear of Drew going up and taking three very lucky Farkers with him.

Again, you could say the exact same thing about the tenth or twentieth person to fly in an aeroplane. You think the Wright Brothers should have proved man can fly and then packed up and no one ever flown again? Or do you think flight went from Wright Brothers to Boeing 747s and affordable flight for everyone in one step?

Were there people in the 1920s saying "Rich people going on fancy trips! Will never change anything for the rest of us!"


Notice that it DIDN'T change until the airlines figured out ways to make the experience suck ass for the non-elites.

Then Vs Now:

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