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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 08:18:55 PM »
Nice going to watch it and then hope for clear skies over England so I can see it fly over 15 minutes or so later!

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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 08:19:35 PM »
Launch abort.  :(

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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2020, 08:24:26 PM »
Try again Saturday, must be tough for the crew getting that close and in the mind frame to go!

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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 08:37:16 PM »
I don't think they are complaining. It's one of the risks at every launch, the weather. Better safe than sorry. It happens quite often that a launch is scrubbed and moved to another day. I think about 1/2 or more of all launches gets scrubbed. So it's not uncommon. For sure it's not a great feeling they have right now. But with all this happening, it's something they know can happen.

At least they scrubbed it way before th launch. Have seen a video of one of the shuttles that got it's launch scrubbed just 0.3 sec before liftoff. That's something else. But in many ways still the same.

But scrubbing a launch is a part of the deal and that's life. Weather is something we as human can't control at all.
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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 08:53:20 PM »
Better to scrub for WX than a Pendulous Insynchronous Gyroscopic Accelerometers (PIGA) failing before launch..
I was at my best mans wedding and the brides brother in law worked for NASA.  We all had tickets to watch a shuttle launch and about an hour before launch one of the PIGAs failed. 
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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2020, 05:45:49 AM »
Weather forecast for Saturday at Cape Canaveral is not looking really good - potential thunderstorms. Hopefully it will change
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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2020, 09:28:06 AM »
Reminds me so much abt how many time the 777X was delayed due to weather

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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2020, 06:55:57 PM »
Weather is GO at T-27 minutes. So hopefully launch now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIZsnKGV8TE
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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2020, 07:13:57 PM »
It's looking good for today. T-8 min.
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Re: SpaceX Crew Dragon DM-2 Launch today
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2020, 08:13:07 PM »
That was awesome to see. Saw the last Space Shuttle launch in 2011 live on NASA's website, and to see this again just completes the circle!

I might have a small space bug hidden somewhere inside :)
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