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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    Endeavour? That's Star Trek Picard levels of creativity. But then as Jodie Foster said, they didn't send poets.

    Also, is there any guard system for those touchscreens. Old fashioned buttons usually are guarded in some way plus the force required to press or flip many of the switches. It looks easy to accidentally brush the screens and inadvertently do stuff.
    They both flew on the shuttle Endeavour and it sort of fits in with the idea certain ship names being handed down from generation to generation, I wouldn't bet against there being an Enterprise somewhere down the line.

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    Now what direction do they thrust to get closing speed to the station. They're in front of it. So if they thrust against their orbital motion, they'll drop their perigee and start to speed up.

    So they'll have to thrust in their orbital motion? But that will raise their apogee and they'll move above the station.

    Hmm

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    A very slow closing velocity, 0.3 m/s, plus translation + the nose thrusters.

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    Docking

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    So cool. And they even have music!
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    @ Waypoint 2.

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    Soft capture!
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    If the bottom of the trunk is a thermal radiator, how does the spacecraft regulate temperature when docked and it can't keep that side oriented away from the sun?

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    What are those spirals on that graphic?

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    Hard Capture complete!

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    It's like watching a sci-fi movie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    If the bottom of the trunk is a thermal radiator, how does the spacecraft regulate temperature when docked and it can't keep that side oriented away from the sun?
    Ventilation, power & comms connect to ISS, which does most of the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaDust View Post
    It's like watching a sci-fi movie
    Yes! I think I might have said that last time. This time, watching the astronauts working the touch screens, and seeing their displays I was reminded of aspects of 2001 and Star Trek. It feels great to see. I rarely drink, but this deserves a toast.

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    Considering that the Dragon was built by a private company, perhaps "Enterprise" would have been more appropriate.

    Seem to be having some comms difficulty at the moment. Radio working but hardline not.
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    Oh good. They're alive. These station to Dragon comms problems were making me imagine a sinister twist.

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    That decor takes me back to my offshore days.

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    I had a chuckle at the (paraphrasing) instruction to “Please collect and deposit trash before exiting.”

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    ........ "and thank you for flying SpaceX".

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    I haven’t seen the Russian crew at all while Chris Cassidy was working. Does anyone know if there is a story behind that?

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    they are keeping an eye on the thrusters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    I haven’t seen the Russian crew at all while Chris Cassidy was working. Does anyone know if there is a story behind that?
    You're asking for the story of Russian-American relations?

    Well let's see..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetaDust View Post
    they are keeping an eye on the thrusters?
    Ah, I did hear something about the Russian system thrusters at one point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    You're asking for the story of Russian-American relations?

    Well let's see..
    That may be part of it too, but I’m not assuming it. There was a pretty positive statement by a Russian official about this mission but who knows what might be beyond that, and then there is the US side. I noticed Musk did make a trampoline joke, which was deserved, in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Rijn View Post
    Ah, I did hear something about the Russian system thrusters at one point.
    Yes, i think they move all attitute control to the russian section during docking.

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    My family watched the launch yesterday and the docking today, together. History in the making. And as my niece put it, "it takes minutes to reach space, and then a day to parallel park."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    My family watched the launch yesterday and the docking today, together. History in the making. And as my niece put it, "it takes minutes to reach space, and then a day to parallel park."
    It's more of nose in parking.

    And that's not so incredible. I took me three minutes to get to the tip yesterday and an hour in the queue to actually get in.
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    What are all those packages floating in the vestibule?

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    Hatch open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glom View Post
    What are all those packages floating in the vestibule?
    Amazon delivery.
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