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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 04:22 AM

SpaceX successfully launches test dummy aboard new Dragon crew capsule toward space station

Source: wmcactionnews5

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL (AP) — America’s newest capsule for astronauts is rocketing toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.

A Falcon rocket blasted off with the crew Dragon capsule early Saturday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The only passenger is a life-size test dummy, named Ripley from the "Alien" movies. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of the capsule before putting people on board later this year.

The Dragon should reach the space station Sunday.

Among the estimated 5,000 launch spectators at Kennedy were the two NASA astronauts who will strap in as early as July for the second demo, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. It’s been eight years since Hurley and three other astronauts flew the last space shuttle mission, and human launches from Florida ceased.





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Reply SpaceX successfully launches test dummy aboard new Dragon crew capsule toward space station (Original post)
ansible Mar 2019 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #1
CDerekGo Mar 2019 #3
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2019 #4
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #7
trusty elf Mar 2019 #9
InAbLuEsTaTe Mar 2019 #10
bluestarone Mar 2019 #11
Judi Lynn Mar 2019 #12
nitpicker Mar 2019 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2019 #5
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 2019 #8
ripcord Mar 2019 #13

Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:16 AM

1. Instead of a test dummy, SpaceX should have launched the Traitor-in-Chief into outer space...

not like there's a difference between the two!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 07:01 AM

3. Saw headline and thought exact same!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 07:53 AM

4. No stop at the International Space Station, though.

They don't want the environment there polluted by a Shitgibbon. Besides, no Big Macs on the menu.....

I nominate Trump for the first permanent resident on the Moon!.....

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 10:57 AM

7. hahaha, yes!!

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Response to InAbLuEsTaTe (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 11:49 AM

9. ...

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 11:51 AM

10. Okay, you win funniest post of the day!!


Bernie & Elizabeth 2020!!!
Welcome to the revolution!!!

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 11:54 AM

11. NICE BUT

Was hoping the back seat would be FULL also!!

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #9)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 02:12 PM

12. Streaming an unbroken string of lies from the launch pad to Uranus. n/t

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Response to nitpicker (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 07:54 AM

5. K&R. Thanks.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 08:18 AM

6. Thanks for posting!

Am usually up between 4 - 4:30 am (ET) but didn't really plan to wake earlier to watch this live. Glad to see that so far the mission has been successful and stage one came back to Earth and landed "within the circle".

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2019, 01:01 AM

8. Kick

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Mon Mar 4, 2019, 02:20 PM

13. Our space program is progressing again at an encouraging pace

It is almost as exciting as the Apollo program.

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