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SpaceX successfully test crew rated parachute system

Discussion in 'SpaceX' started by Grendal, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Grendal

    Grendal Active Member

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    #1 Grendal, Jan 27, 2016
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    hmm I was hoping that they could land propulsively on the first crew mission but I guess their playing it safe.
     
  3. Grendal

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    Basically NASA won't let them until the system is thoroughly proven. How SpaceX is going to prove it to NASA is going to be interesting. A few dummy runs with cargo from the ISS is the only thing I can think of. At some point SpaceX might just retire the cargo dragon and use Dragon V2 for everything....

    Have we seen anything from Boeing on their manned program?
     
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    Thanks for the link.

    I usually scan text quickly, without the full read of all letters. My eyes (or brain?) interpreted the thread title as 'Space X unsuccessfully tests.......'

    It gave me a short 'oh nooo' reaction, followed by 'all is good', after checking details :smile:

    This is like a work of art

    Dragon.JPG
     
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    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    The very bad news for you, Auzie, is that your optic nerve set-up functions, most unfortunately, just like mine.

    That cannot be a good thing, I'm sure. :)

    Very strange! Anyone else? Could it be a function of the proximity of that fairly uncommon majuscule "X"?
     

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