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  1. Next launch attempt different time, same place 3:22 p.m. EDT (19:22 GMT) Saturday May 30, from Launch Complex 39A from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral Florida. Saturday`s forecast for Cape Canaveral calls for thunderstorms in the morning but sun and clouds in the afternoon. I'm not sure about it`s flightpath/weather downrange for Saturday.
  2. Oh... yeah. Except for the extraordinary live view during and after ingress inside the Crew Dragon. That is a beautiful spacecraft inside and out.
  3. The app is still here: https://iss-sim.spacex.com/ Myself I could totally not dock it!. I also wasn't really good at MS Flight Simulator; some 25 or so years ago...
  4. I hope so also! Both crew members are experienced space shuttle astronauts who are also married to astronauts. Robert L. Behnken K. is married to Megan McArthur who served as a CAPCOM in previous missions. Douglas G. Hurley is married to Karen Nyberg who is a retired astronaut. This crew is very familiar with each other. There are a whole lot of dedicated people who are involved with this launch. And there`s a lot on the line for SpaceX and NASA. I can`t ignore what happened to Apollo 1`s crew but this business... it ain`t for the faint hearted.
  5. Two American astronauts are scheduled to launch onboard SpaceX`s Crew Dragon capsule & Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center today. Coverage of their historic mission will begin at 1600 GMT. The launch itself is planned for 2033 GMT. It can be watched on T.V.. And for those who like me don`t have T.V.; online here: https://www.space.com/17933-nasa-television-webcasts-live-space-tv.html
  6. The crash occurred in a dense residential area. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/pakistan-plane-crash-reportedly-leaves-scores-dead-near-karachi-today-2020-05-22/
  7. Ground view from a different angle. Pop/bang @21 sec. Maybe it flamed out and was attempting to gain altitude to avoid the residential area/deploy parachutes? https://globalnews.ca/video/6954927/video-shows-cf-snowbird-jet-crashing-shortly-after-takeoff-in-kamloops-b-c
  8. The snowbirds were on a Trans-Canada COVID-19 cheerup tour:
  9. Two NASA astronauts are scheduled to launch from KSC next May 27th. I'll be the first NASA crewed mission to orbit since NASA's Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. This free app simulates the docking of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft with the ISS. It ain`t as easy as it looks. https://iss-sim.spacex.com/
  10. I had noted it had been postponed last March. It`s unfortunate that it`s been cancelled. Le Bourget will hopefully happen next year as scheduled; but last March it had also been announced that Farnborough was cancelled; along with so many other aviation events worldwide including AirVenture 2020 (Oshkosh) which was cancelled just a few days ago.
  11. Dr. Wittkowski`s non-peer reviewed modeling on COVID-19 has been in the public domain since March 31. see here https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.28.20036715v2.full.pdf. Here are Dr. Wittkowski`s ethical and competing interests declarations regarding this paper https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.28.20036715v5. There are issues with Dr. Wittkowski`s modeling. His conclusion that there would be less than 10,000 fatalities in total from COVID-19 in the USA did not and will not predict reality. Scientific time unlike pecuniary interests cannot be curbed infinitely by premonitions of economic black holes or by the witching of politically dark energy.
  12. We don't know if the TMZ audio is complete; we don't know if it's been edited either... but the source data available will be examined by the FAA. Investigators had found that he had been given the correct instructions and had read them back when he landed on the taxiway at SNA... Ford is an experienced pilot. But so was KLM's chief flight instructor, Veldhuyzen van Zanten; on Flight 4805 who had 11,700 flight hours. Experience is no guarantee. I don't know what standards will be used by the FAA to analyse this event. I say Ford should have asked to say again. I dunno what to think about the controller.
  13. TMZ has the ATC audio of exchange as Harrison Ford crossed the runway at HHR without authorisation. Someone at the FAA should get a bad feeling about this... https://www.tmz.com/2020/04/29/harrison-ford-crosses-runway-plane-air-traffic-control-audio/
  14. Panorama`s investigation here in 4 parts. 3rd part discusses other dangerous vacation airports of the era. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpqIWUy_uwvkx9WpqDGr64Q
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