I am a meat popsicle
- Sep 18, 2001
- Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
Elon Musk used the first female pilot today in the latest Space X launch. ...
Im not sure anyone actually pilots the dragon, i think they are all pretty much passengers on Musks space Uber.That would be "first female pilot of a SpaceX Dragon."
There were multiple female Space Shuttle pilots and / or mission commanders dating back to 1995, and if you count her spacecraft as "piloted" the first female pilot in space was Valentina Tereshkova (Vostok 6; 1963).
The Dragon was almost destroyed on it way to the ISS.
According to Space.Com an emergency was declared as everyone put on their space suits again and braced for impact.
NASA said probably space junk came close to the the Dragon but missed.
NASA did not explain what the space junk was.
... Beside missing space junk 6 and 1/2 hours into their flight to the ISS, ABC TV nightly news showed that 12 minutes into their flight their video feed showed when the Dragon and Falcon-9 rocket first separated, something flew in between that narrow space between the Dragon and rocket. ...
all work together....
There is that. Good point.I think the idea is that NASA deliberately seeded the idea of 'contracting out' a lot of stuff to private companies in order to drive competition between different possible suppliers so that the speed of advancement would be greater.
Making these competing companies 'work together' would most likely be counter-productive.
What could go wrongElon Musk will launch an all civilian space crew aboard the Dragon this fall.
The crew at 300 miles up will circle the for earth 3 days.
The crew will consist of a cancer survivor, a billionaire, an engineer, and a science teacher.
FULL STORY: https://www.space.com/spacex-starship-sn15-launch-landing-successSpaceX's SN15 stuck the landing.
The private spaceflight company's latest Starship prototype aced a high-altitude test flight today (May 5), checking every box from takeoff to touchdown for the first time. ...