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SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for ISS 
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Post SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for ISS
Who else plans to stay up and watch? ;)

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Post Re: SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for IS
Second attempt 3:44 AM EDT on Tuesday, 22 May, or about three hours and twenty minutes from now.

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Post Re: SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for IS
Successful orbit. Only three days after a last-minute abort and an engine repair. Color me impressed.

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Post Re: SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for IS
And here's why it's such a big deal. Dropping the cost to LEO by an order of magnitude. And Musk has his sights set on Mars.

It seems we have not just one D.D. Harriman today, but several...


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Post Re: SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for IS
Indeed. :-) The scrubbed launch didn't bother me too much; thank goodness they scrubbed it 1 second *before* takeoff instead of 1 second after! Faulty equipment is part of the cost of business for companies engineering a new type of product, as this pretty much is.

<fingers crossed> Everything will work now.

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Post Re: SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for IS
ISS has grappled the Dragon capsule; full docking is imminent.

RMA operator Don Pettit grasped the capsule and announced, "Looks like we got us a dragon by the tail."

Wherever else manned spaceflight goes, may there always be room for one smartass on the crew. Of course, this is that "Summon demon is a first-order spell" stage...


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Post Re: SpaceX Dragon Lifting off 4:55 AM EDT/1:55 AM PDT for IS
Yep. But the Dragon is aboard the ISS, so they've got their goodies. :-)

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