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the demon 04-20-2017 12:26 AM

Manned mission carrying US/RUS astronauts to ISS to be launched 'live' on NASA-TV
7 hours countdown at the time of this post.


NASA astronaut Jack Fischer is poised for a journey of exploration and research on the International Space Station. Extensive coverage of upcoming prelaunch activities, launch and arrival will air on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website.

Coverage begins Thursday, April 13, with video of prelaunch activities in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, which will air on NASA TV through Wednesday, April 19.

Fischer and his Expedition 51-52 crewmate Fyodor Yurchikhin, of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, are scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m.

EDT Thursday, April 20 (1:13 p.m. Baikonur time), from the Baikonur Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft. NASA TV coverage of the launch will begin at 2:15 a.m.

(live feed)
In other science news; new possible Earth-like exoplanet around red dwarf in it's habitable zone.

moefugger 04-20-2017 01:09 AM

3:13 a.m. EDT Florida mean time.

Launch time: Approx. 1140 GMT (7:40 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Wenchang, China
A Chinese Long March 7 rocket will launch the Tianzhou 1 cargo freighter to demonstrate China’s capability to resupply the Tiangong 2 space lab and future space station.

For April 30
Launch period: 1100-1300 GMT (7:00-9:00 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified spacecraft payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office. This will be SpaceX’s first launch for the NRO. Delayed from April 16.

Bashman 04-20-2017 01:27 AM

Sweet, I'll be up. Gonna watch.

You know we watch these things in case they explode, right?

er...I do. I also like the cameras attached to the rocket body aimed at the ground. Love that accelerated view.

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:00 AM

Here's another site

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:22 AM

403 secs, 3rd stage operating nominal.

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:23 AM

3rd stage separation, everything nominal!
Zero G. G-4 Antennas deployed.

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:27 AM

r indicates one retro not nominal, but functional.

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:30 AM

Orbital insertion, parameters downloading.

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:34 AM

Free flight, with orbital boost to intercept.

BurntBulb 04-20-2017 07:35 AM

Pisses me off that we have to depend on the Russians to do this.

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