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SpaceX Night Launch
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Check out the link for video of SpaceX's COTS 2 launch this morning:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogall...=144249811

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#2
Dragon completes ISS fly under comm test ahead of berthing opportunity.

Dragon continues to be on schedule for its historic berthing with the ISS on Friday.
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#3
So nice of SpaceX to recreate the Early Gemini missions for us.
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#4
Beats paying Russian taxi fares.

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#5
IMO, too bad we're using that technology and money to re-stock a stupid space station.  Put up some more telescopes and rovers to planets, asteroids and moons.  Use the humans to fix/upgrade things in LEO if necessary.

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#6
Move it all to the moon.  Plenty of real estate up there. ;D

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#7
Until we figure out the medical problems of weightlessness, we need the space station. Otherwise we are going nowhere. Between bone / muscle degradation and radiation shielding, lots of things need to be solved.

David
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#8
Right-  we're going no-where and don't need to try.  Robotics are so good now any material returns can be done that way.  Trucking the mass required to support humans to Mars (so we can.... plant a flag?!) AND bring enough extra with you so as to be able to get back is an insane cost in energy and finances.

Humans will NOT be journeying out into the stars, never gonna happen.

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:'(
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(06-04-2012, 08:36 PM)Nat Kinsey link Wrote:Humans will NOT be journeying out into the stars, never gonna happen.

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Never is a long time.  It is not worth sailing for months to reach some distant land only to face a return trip that is just as treacherous, just to plant a flag.  Of course some stubborn folks did that (circa 1492) anyways and eventually found it to be beneficial and in some cases profitable.  It will happen, for the same reason Mt. Everest gets climbed repeatedly despite the risks.  Humans will explore.  Call it a character flaw...

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