The SpaceX Dragon docks with Space Station to "Blue Danube"

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/06/02/the-spacex-dragon-docks-with-s.html

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Am I missing the link or is this a BYOVL* post?

* Bring Your Own Video Link

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They flew to ISS in khaki pants and polo shirts. The inside tour of that capsule is stunning.
https://spaceflightnow.com/2020/05/31/watch-the-astronauts-give-a-tour-of-their-new-crew-dragon-spacecraft/

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I’m only seeing still images; no video.

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One of the few good things of this year. Bravo space z, long time coming. Glad the crew configuration seems to be good.

Here is hoping for a safe splashdown.

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So, what you’re saying is … NO progress for the last 19 years.

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Naming the craft Endeavor is such a boring astronaut thing to do. Should’ve gone Greek! Astraeus - Titan of dusk, stars, and planets. Or Asteria - Titaness of nocturnal oracles and falling stars. I like Asteria since the capsule is a bit of a falling star on re-entry.

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You want exciting and a nod to (recent) history? Should have named it “Trampoline.”

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I’m curious about the video because I also made one yesterday and found it quite challenging to cut it on the music https://twitter.com/gridinoc/status/1267483665157718020?s=20

I’m guessing the brand “Dockers”.

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Looks like Gareth added one. :slight_smile:

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It looks like Hadley bumped his head somehow when exiting the capsule? He was rubbing and had that General looks of “that smarts” in the final minute or so of the video. Kept touching it and making sure he wasn’t bleeding?

They mentioned the “flying” (once in orbit) that the Hawthorne crowd nailed down, yet were surprised by the dynamics experienced during the launch? They must have had multi-axis accelerometers up the ying-yang, up and down the launch system during the unmanned missions. Couldn’t they have used that data for 3-axis shaker training simulations so the astronauts would know what to expect? I’m sure there are vibration tables sophisticated enough and large enough out there, even if only to accommodate one trainee at a time.

During launch you will have vibrations ranging from 0.5Hz all the way up to about 85kHz, all at the same time. That would have to be one hell of a fancy vibe table. The human body wont feel that full range of vibrations, or feel all frequencies with the same intensity, so you could simplify it somewhat.

An interesting challenge in rocketry is keeping all the accelerometers and gyros in the INU isolated from all the vibration from the rocket.

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You can count on Musk to come up with the most boring and unoriginal pop culture references.

Meh! I still prefer the graphics I saw in 1984ish… :slight_smile: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a6bq37xv_E&

Still the best cover:

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