Posts tagged SpaceX
Posts tagged SpaceX
New video from SpaceX from Saturday’s Grasshopper test. 24 story hover and precise landing of SpaceX’s Grasshopper. Very important development work going on here. Plus, it’s really cool to watch that sucker just hover there. Amazing.
Can’t embed the video, but I highly suggest you watch.
Holy crap! I completely missed the cowboy on the rocket.
A multi-angle view of SpaceX’s successful test of teh Grasshopper. It makes a wonderfully controlled flight 12 stories and makes a controlled, powered-descent landing. This bodes very well for SpaceX’s future plans.
Or, if you don’t care about any of that. Fire makes heavy things fly!
We are now moments away from thee completion of the berthing manoeuvre for the Dragon spacecraft to the Harmony node of the International Space Station. Second stage capture is now in progress.
Guys, this means we’re one step closer to the first commercial Tumblr crew flying. I hope everyone has been doing their home training and picking their crews.
I’ve been spinning in my office chair for the past half an hour simulating…um…1 G. But that’s not the point. I’ve also been jumping out of the back of pick up trucks for parachute training and catching bunnies to show to my best friend. I don’t have a beach to run on, but I’m running every day in my front yard in my John Glenn white shirt and shorts. Also I’ve been doing water egress training in my bathtub.
No one will take me on parabolic flights so I’ve had to ride a lot of roller coasters. My tools for practicing in-flight repairs keep getting confiscated at the gate at Six Flags. They just don’t understand.
T minus 2 days - Dragon CRS-1 is still scheduled to take off on October 8, 00:35:07 UTC; watch it live on NASA TV and/or SpaceX TV. If you catch a little SpaceX fever in the process and want to show your support, check out the new public SpaceX swag store while you’re at it.
I do have SpaceX fever, in fact. I’ve been accused of being a fanboy. I’m a fan of both Falcon shirts, personally.
T minus 5 days - My updates have been kind of sparse lately, because I’m heavily involved in preparing for the flight of the next SpaceX Dragon to the ISS. The Ledger has a good article explaining the goals of the mission and its significance within the NASA Commercial Resupply (to ISS) program. The Falcon rocket successfully completed static-fire (see video) and we’re still on track for getting off the ground late night Sunday / early Monday. Keep an eye on the SpaceX website and NASA TV for live coverage if you feel like burning the midnight oil!
Good luck Ralph!
Sorry girls. I know you’re all swooning over Bobak Ferdowsi. Bobak is cool and was awesome and everything. But my heart belongs with Kevin Brogan from SpaceX. He’s my coolest rocket science.
Awesome, the Grasshopper is up on SpaceX’s test facility in McGregor.
SpaceX Testing: Merlin 1D Engine Firing
Giggle. This makes me happy. I wish I had it on a good stereo with high fidelity sound. I’d play it at realistic sound levels.
Sigh. Quietly weep. Surely they need a goofball with an English degree and many years of experience developing textbooks and websites. (Call me, Elon. Call me.)