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    Default SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 to ISS [What's it like to ride Falcon 9?]

    ISS Commercial Crew extended test flight

    Date: May 27
    Time: 1632 EDT (20:32 UTC)
    Pad: Kennedy Space Center LC-39A
    Booster: Falcon 9 B1058.1
    Vehicle: Crew Dragon
    Booster Recovery: yes
    Duration: about 110 days, extended from the original plan of a few days.

    About 1 month after DM-2 returns from ISS SpaceX will launch USCV-1 (US Crew Vehicle #1), the first fully operational Commercial Crew mission.

    They will continue flying USCV missions until Boeing's troubled Starliner gets its act together, which may be a while. There are only 2 more flightworthy Starliners, so another miscue would put Boeing in a real hurt.

    NASA Commercial Crew blog post

    https://www.nasa.gov/specials/dm2/
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    There are only 2 more flightworthy Starliners, so another miscue would put Boeing in a real hurt.
    Un-politically Corrected Text: "There are only 2 more allegedly flightworthy Starliners, so another miscue would put Boeing into yet another all-too-familiar situation (SNAFU)..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by MultimediaMan View Post
    Un-politically Corrected Text: "There are only 2 more allegedly flightworthy Starliners, so another miscue would put Boeing into yet another all-too-familiar situation (SNAFU)..."
    Point taken.

    Boeing really has put themselves into quite a pickle jar.
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    SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 is on for May 27. Webcast & cable programming begins at 1215 Eastern on NASA TV.

    Neat video on Twitter

    NASA ✔ @NASA
    Together with @SpaceX, we will return human spaceflight to American soil after nearly a decade. May 27 is not only a big day for our teams – it’s a big day for our country.

    What does our @Commercial_Crew launch mean to YOU? Share using #LaunchAmerica: https://go.nasa.gov/2AeqVnF

    https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1259151815255502848
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    Michael Baylor @nextspaceflight
    SpaceX's next launch will have crew onboard. The Starlink launch is in fact now postponed until after Demo-2 due to not enough time to turnaround OCISLY.

    JRTI still has several weeks of trials ahead of it before it will be ready. https://twitter.com/SpaceXFleet/stat...56311539658756
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    Gavin - SpaceXFleet.com @SpaceXFleet
    GO Quest is leaving Cape Fear and has set a destination of Cape Canaveral with an ETA of Tuesday 19th.

    The Starlink launch might be canceled. Rough seas are forecasted for the 19th and they cannot delay further without conflicting with DM-2 recovery.

    Wait for SpaceX to confirm.
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    Michael Baylor @nextspaceflight
    Yes, was counting operational launches in this tally. Still a chance of a Starship hop before Demo-2.

    https://twitter.com/nextspaceflight/...06774062354432
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    I am actually excited about this.
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    If the weather holds. It's currently only 40% GO.

    Oh, my...purdy...

    IMG_20200524_151826.jpg

    https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1264633864627957761

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    The tug Hawk and ASDS Of Course I Still Love You have departed for the first stage recovery zone.

    SpaceX page with mission event times

    https://www.spacex.com/launches/
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    NASA TV webcast starts at 1200 Eastern

    SpaceX webcast starts at 1215 Eastern

    Launch: 1633 Eastern

    NASA TV
    https://youtu.be/Aymrnzianf0

    SpaceX
    https://youtu.be/rjb9FdVdX5I
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    SpaceX Mission Control audio stream

    https://youtu.be/y7W4cwmfcgA
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    Crew Arm retracted

    SuperDraco abort escape engines armed
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    Aborted due to weather.
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    Yeah, it was fugly



    SpaceX @SpaceX
    Standing down from launch today due to unfavorable weather in the flight path. Our next launch opportunity is Saturday, May 30 at 3:22 p.m. EDT, or 19:22 UTC

    https://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1265739654810091520
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    It's going to hopefully launch 7.30am Sunday morning where I live. Breakfast launch..
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