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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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297 clicks; posted to Discussion » and STEM » on 18 Sep 2021 at 6:36 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-18 12:20:28 PM  
7 votes:
It's sad that they can't even announce where it'll be splashing down because a bunch of idiots showed up that one time.  I'd announce it, and have torpedoes at the ready.
 
2021-09-18 7:02:12 PM  
5 votes:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.


Would also accept Sharon Carter, or her very hot aunt Peggy.
 
2021-09-18 7:09:46 PM  
5 votes:

picodenico: 2 minutes until blackout


Typical Saturday night on Fark
 
2021-09-18 7:28:56 PM  
5 votes:
See, now, Jeff?  THIS is how you do Space Tourism!
 
2021-09-18 7:49:55 PM  
5 votes:
And I know we didn't go to the ISS but the official SpaceX docking simulator is fun.
 
2021-09-18 7:53:29 PM  
5 votes:
I don't think Haley has stopped smiling for three days.
 
2021-09-18 6:39:17 PM  
4 votes:
Just bring it home safely, folks!
 
2021-09-18 6:54:30 PM  
4 votes:

sno man: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?

Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.

Carter does.


I missed it. I saw the other thread and it was green, so I posted there.

It's not a huge deal, I'll get over it, but I thought the other thread had the better link.
 
2021-09-18 7:01:29 PM  
3 votes:

edmo: I'll guess the big cyan circle somewhere

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Confirmed:

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2021-09-18 7:07:37 PM  
3 votes:
FANTASTIC! Inspiration 4 has returned safely!!!
 
2021-09-18 7:07:43 PM  
3 votes:
And splashdown! Welcome home!

This is always amazing. I love this stuff.
 
2021-09-18 7:08:45 PM  
3 votes:
nice landing. I hope this never gets old.
 
2021-09-18 7:11:58 PM  
3 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: FANTASTIC! Inspiration 4 has returned safely!!!

Okay, in this reboot, which one is the Thing?


Jared Isaacman is Reed Richards

Chris Sembrowski is Ben Grimm

Hayley Arcenaux is The Human Torch (young and fiery)

Sian Proctor is The Invisible Woman (sadly, because many people still have trouble seeing people of color)
 
2021-09-18 7:14:18 PM  
3 votes:
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.
 
2021-09-18 7:44:52 PM  
3 votes:
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 7:46:42 PM  
3 votes:

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 11:03:38 AM  
2 votes:
SpaceX's live feed here:
Inspiration4 | Splashdown
Youtube dpFKNNl47AM
 
2021-09-18 6:32:35 PM  
2 votes:
Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?
 
2021-09-18 6:37:26 PM  
2 votes:

Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?


Maybe trying to shake off the Debbie Downers?
 
2021-09-18 6:41:12 PM  
2 votes:

The Bestest: I'm late.. why the 7 minute blackout?


Unless I misunderstand, it's probably the comms blackout due to hot reentry plasma around the capsule interfering with radio transmission and reception.
 
2021-09-18 7:07:16 PM  
2 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

Jimmy.


He can come help me build a house any day!
 
2021-09-18 7:08:43 PM  
2 votes:
Splash down! Incredible views and an incredible mission!
 
2021-09-18 7:09:21 PM  
2 votes:
The surly bonds of Earth have reclaimed them! Earth conquers all! Muwhahaha!
 
2021-09-18 7:19:33 PM  
2 votes:

PartTimeBuddha: Theaetetus: The surly bonds of Earth have reclaimed them! Earth conquers all! Muwhahaha!

gravity assed biatch


Wet ass planet
 
2021-09-18 7:38:32 PM  
2 votes:
those swingy moments while it was being lifted was probably worse than the bobbing or splashdown
 
2021-09-19 2:41:33 AM  
2 votes:
It must be an incredible experience to be that high up so one can see how truly flat the Earth is.
 
2021-09-19 12:22:16 PM  
2 votes:
And the world has not been changed one bit by this stunt.
 
2021-09-18 4:17:04 PM  
1 vote:
bookmark
 
2021-09-18 6:42:15 PM  
1 vote:

The Bestest: I'm late.. why the 7 minute blackout?


Standard for (I think) all/many returns of spacecraft. It's blocked by ionized air on the return craft.
 
2021-09-18 6:46:31 PM  
1 vote:

sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?


Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.
 
2021-09-18 6:49:33 PM  
1 vote:
..I SAID "trays and seats in the upright position!"
 
2021-09-18 6:50:03 PM  
1 vote:
"The boxers are down"

THEY'RE CHANGING THE NAME TO SPACESEX!!!!
 
2021-09-18 6:50:53 PM  
1 vote:

picodenico: "The boxers are down"

THEY'RE CHANGING THE NAME TO SPACESEX!!!!


Good.
 
2021-09-18 6:52:37 PM  
1 vote:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?

Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.


Carter does.
 
2021-09-18 6:54:18 PM  
1 vote:

sno man: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: Carter Pewterschmidt: Why kill the thread with more comments and a direct link to the live video for a thread with a link to just an article?

This was greened 7 hours ago. Maybe you should have been looking in the greenlit tab?

Those of us not on TotalFark don't get to see in advance what's greened.  We just have to go with what shows up on the live tabs.

Carter does.


OK, so he looked at the STEM tab first, before checking TotalFark, and found a greened link.  Yay.
 
2021-09-18 6:56:14 PM  
1 vote:
4:35 until signal
 
2021-09-18 6:57:06 PM  
1 vote:

sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.


No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.
 
2021-09-18 6:59:21 PM  
1 vote:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: sno man: PartTimeBuddha: sno man: Carter does.

who.jpg

John Carter, of Mars.

No, USAF Col. Samantha Carter.  She's looking for another star to blow up.


She should stop doing that. I mean how is that a good thing?
 
2021-09-18 7:01:50 PM  
1 vote:
Reacquisition of Comms!  Yay!
 
2021-09-18 7:06:12 PM  
1 vote:
Wonderful.
 
2021-09-18 7:06:53 PM  
1 vote:
IDreamOfJeannie.mp4
 
2021-09-18 7:07:27 PM  
1 vote:
SPLASHDOWN
 
2021-09-18 7:08:07 PM  
1 vote:
Hope there's no idiot boaters.
 
2021-09-18 7:08:16 PM  
1 vote:

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: FANTASTIC! Inspiration 4 has returned safely!!!


Okay, in this reboot, which one is the Thing?
 
2021-09-18 7:08:30 PM  
1 vote:
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2021-09-18 7:11:43 PM  
1 vote:
Don't blow the hatch Gus
 
2021-09-18 7:14:14 PM  
1 vote:
When is the moon shot?
 
2021-09-18 7:16:34 PM  
1 vote:
So how soon is the fifth episode of their Netflix show being released? I am so glad this went well.
 
2021-09-18 7:27:22 PM  
1 vote:

LaViergeNoire: I kind of feel like your worst part for me would be sitting in that thing bobbing in the ocean in an enclosed capsule.


bobbing is cool, not bobbing is bad.
 
2021-09-18 7:28:27 PM  
1 vote:
Probably not, but I'm imagining they are on their phones the same way everybody on an airplane is as soon as it lands.
 
2021-09-18 7:36:14 PM  
1 vote:
I love watching the ninja do their thing
 
2021-09-18 7:53:54 PM  
1 vote:
Strutting on out. Nice.
 
2021-09-18 7:56:07 PM  
1 vote:
Very good. All are out. Well done SpaceSex.
 
2021-09-18 7:59:30 PM  
1 vote:

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.
 
2021-09-19 10:48:17 AM  
1 vote:

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 1:03:22 PM  
1 vote:

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 4:41:45 PM  
1 vote:

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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