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(NASA)   NASA has a press briefing at 4:30 PM ET with its science bigwigs, a SpaceX VP, a billionaire commercial "astronaut," and strangely the Hubble Space Telescope project manager   (nasa.gov) divider line
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2022-09-29 4:02:37 PM  
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2022-09-29 4:04:26 PM  
Web is broken
 
2022-09-29 4:09:19 PM  

nealb2: Web is broken


Ceeripes I hope not.

/ We hardly got to know it.
 
2022-09-29 4:10:13 PM  
Automated fix for Hubble?
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2022-09-29 4:10:27 PM  
Venus is getting a hyperloop.
 
2022-09-29 4:12:51 PM  
to discuss a new study exploring potential commercial space opportunities for NASA science missions

Oh. They're going after that platinum asteroid. Maybe.

/ Best guess and hey free platinum ... kind of ...
 
2022-09-29 4:12:56 PM  

CrazyCurt: nealb2: Web is broken

Ceeripes I hope not.

/ We hardly got to know it.


It got smacked hard and one of the sensors may be dead.
 
2022-09-29 4:14:34 PM  
Yeah subby, why would NASA have anything to do with the Hubble SPACE Telescope?
 
2022-09-29 4:16:40 PM  

GardenWeasel: CrazyCurt: nealb2: Web is broken

Ceeripes I hope not.

/ We hardly got to know it.

It got smacked hard and one of the sensors may be dead.


It got a hit that they expected to get periodically and they are having a problem with one mode of one instrument.
 
2022-09-29 4:25:29 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah subby, why would NASA have anything to do with the Hubble SPACE Telescope?


Do you see anyone doubting that NASA is associated with Hubble? A: No. What the fark made you think otherwise?

A non-government astronaut who does not fly on NASA missions is appearing with the Hubble head is not exactly expected. A SpaceX bigwig with the Hubble head is also strange as SpaceX has nothing to do with Hubble.
 
2022-09-29 4:35:40 PM  
so. spacex is going to extend hubble's life by boosting it to a higher orbit.

fark yea!
 
2022-09-29 4:38:02 PM  
NASA is looking at having SpaceX service Hubble, but has made no decision. The plan was previously to deorbit it when the time comes as the Shuttle can't service it anymore.
 
2022-09-29 4:41:03 PM  
So no aliens?


Lame
 
2022-09-29 4:43:44 PM  
Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?
 
2022-09-29 4:50:17 PM  

GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?


The billionaire in this briefing will command the Polaris Dawn mission which is currently scheduled for March. It will feature the first non-government spacewalk.
 
2022-09-29 4:51:48 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: NASA is looking at having SpaceX service Hubble, but has made no decision. The plan was previously to deorbit it when the time comes as the Shuttle can't service it anymore.


Hah! That's what they're telling us but we know, we all know, Elon is going to turn it into a giant space laser so he can write his name on the Moon.

/ Chair.
 
2022-09-29 5:09:09 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

The billionaire in this briefing will command the Polaris Dawn mission which is currently scheduled for March. It will feature the first non-government spacewalk.


Oh yeah. I forgot about PD. That is going to be a real commercial science mission, and not just busywork for billionaires.
 
2022-09-29 5:57:03 PM  

GardenWeasel: TheMysteriousStranger: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

The billionaire in this briefing will command the Polaris Dawn mission which is currently scheduled for March. It will feature the first non-government spacewalk.

Oh yeah. I forgot about PD. That is going to be a real commercial science mission, and not just busywork for billionaires.


Oddly enough it is doing things that NASA should be doing.  So kudos to the billionaire.  He also gets credit for the first mission, Inspiration4, with the same number of men and women. Yeah it has taken that long. Come on NASA, you don't need rich people to do everything for you.

NASA now has a web announcement for the study.
 
2022-09-29 7:38:02 PM  

GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?


I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.
 
2022-09-29 9:25:36 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: GardenWeasel: CrazyCurt: nealb2: Web is broken

Ceeripes I hope not.

/ We hardly got to know it.

It got smacked hard and one of the sensors may be dead.

It got a hit that they expected to get periodically and they are having a problem with one mode of one instrument.


It's a fairly important mode that reduces it's capability to see stuff.
 
2022-09-29 10:43:06 PM  

IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.


An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.
 
2022-09-29 11:08:18 PM  

scanman61: IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.

An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.


exactly
 
2022-09-29 11:52:15 PM  

IgG4: scanman61: IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.

An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.

exactly


Words mean things. There is no "airlock" on Dragon, there's a hatch.  You can't "use a spacecraft as an airlock"
 
2022-09-30 12:14:45 AM  

scanman61: IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.

An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.


Is it confirmed that they're discussing using Dragon for a *servicing* mission, or just for a possible Hubble reboost?

I was thinking they could use Dragon to get Hubble up higher to keep it orbiting safely until *Starship* was available for a servicing mission.

(I've been busy with work, and with arranging a wedding anniversary thing for my best buddy, so I haven't read the article yet.  I'm glad someone is working on doing something for Hubble, and I gotta admit, I'd *love* to see a servicing mission run via Starship.)
 
2022-09-30 12:24:05 AM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: scanman61: IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.

An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.

Is it confirmed that they're discussing using Dragon for a *servicing* mission, or just for a possible Hubble reboost?


It's confirmed that they're going to do a six month feasibility study and decide what can be done.

They haven't confirmed actually doing anything yet.  I imagine Ms Shotwell is doing everything she can to keep Elon the fark away from these meetings.
 
2022-09-30 1:31:43 AM  

scanman61: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: scanman61: IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.

An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.

Is it confirmed that they're discussing using Dragon for a *servicing* mission, or just for a possible Hubble reboost?

It's confirmed that they're going to do a six month feasibility study and decide what can be done.

They haven't confirmed actually doing anything yet.  I imagine Ms Shotwell is doing everything she can to keep Elon the fark away from these meetings.


Thanks!
 
2022-09-30 7:11:38 PM  

scanman61: IgG4: scanman61: IgG4: GardenWeasel: Do they elongate crew dragon to add an airlock for spacewalks?

I don't think so. Like early space walks they will use the spacecraft as an airlock.

An airlock divides a pressurized and unpressurized area.

SpaceX will do like Gemini, everyone suits up and you depressurize the entire spacecraft.

exactly

Words mean things. There is no "airlock" on Dragon, there's a hatch.  You can't "use a spacecraft as an airlock"


Pedantic much? If you pump out all the air, open the hatch, do a space walk, come back in, close the hatch and flood the air back in? Like a one sided airlock. Jesus man, what they are studying is farking sweet. Try not to suck all the joy out of it.
 
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