First SpaceX manned mission, May 30th (Sat)

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If anyone wants to see the launch, here's a video. Liftoff is about 4 hours, 6 minutes in.



There's also a livestream:

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I too doubt the usefulness, but I'm happy they didn't get roasted or blown to smithereens. :)

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Docking with the space station happens at today at 10:30 am EDT, so it ain't over yet. The tubecast is still live.

At this time (6:10 am) they are about 35 km (25 miles, ed, spit) from the space station.

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Dragon altitude is 426.6km with an orbital speed of 7.65 km/s
The ISS ‎altitude is 408-410km (p&a) with a speed‎ of ‎7.66 km/s

So [i think {wee brain}] they're actually a little above and ahead of ISS and have to slow down [fall down] to get there.

If I was in a 1995 Hollywood production of Apollo 13 I could work that out in less than 10 seconds with a pencil and a slide rule.
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Do you mean 10:30 am?
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Thanks, fixed.

I'm running the live cast in the other tab listening.
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Could you dock with the ISS

https://iss-sim.spacex.com/

ISS Docking simulator!

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60 meters and closing.
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All done. Well, half the job done.

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Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 2:08 pm
196.85 feet and closing.
FIFY
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ed wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 3:02 pm
Anaxagoras wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 2:08 pm
196.85 feet and closing.
FIFY
:x
196.85

196.85

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Witness wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:54 pm
Image 196.85 Image
If that's too much precision for you, you'd hate metric. :)
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