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PostPosted: May 3rd, 2015, 7:50 pm 
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Well, I just watched the briefing and learned a few things. There will be an onboard dummy named Buster, which will experience 4-4.5g's. The burn will last six seconds. The engines are actually 3-D printed!

One interesting point of this abort system: it will be usable during the entirety of the capsule's atmospheric launch; it will not have to be jettisoned anytime during that travel.


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PostPosted: July 14th, 2016, 12:53 pm 
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Saturday at 1pm CDT SpaceX will have a mission managers meeting concerning the CRS9 launch. A "What's On Board" science briefing will take place Sunday at 2pm CDT. Both events will be shown on NASA-TV.

Coverage of the CRS9 launch itself on NASA-TV begins at 10:30pm CDT Sunday; the actual liftoff is scheduled for 11:44pm CDT.


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PostPosted: April 26th, 2018, 9:15 am 
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Flight controllers on Earth will use the Canadarm2 to release the CRS-14 cargo craft from the International Space Station on Wednesday 2 May. Release is scheduled from 9:22am CDT. The Highland Road Park Observatory will host a CRS-14 Release Party on that day from 8:30am to 10am; weather permitting, solar viewing will occur simultaneously. There will be drinks and refreshments, and all arriving kids who are registered or will register for the 5 May Science Academy or any of this summer's Stargazers Camp sessions will receive an extra door prize ticket for that session. From 8:30am to 10am, there will also be a ten percent discount on all HRPO merchandise.

More information:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/us-cargo-spaceship-set-for-departure-from-international-space-station


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PostPosted: May 2nd, 2018, 8:49 am 
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There will be no CRS-14 release this morning. The release has been rescheduled for 8:24am CDT. As this will take place between the InSight launch and Science Academy, HRPO will be open for patrons. All details of the originally-planned Release Party will apply to this time span. The new party time is 8am to 9am CDT on Saturday.

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-science-to-return-to-earth-aboard-spacex-dragon-spacecraft-1


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