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Started by Policywatcher on May 27, 2020 6:53:01 PM
livestream of the SpaceX crew launch. Now
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Policywatcher - 27 May 2020 20:31:44 (#1 of 88)

Just me then?



Ah well.

Just over an hour to launch.

Winner - 27 May 2020 20:33:26 (#2 of 88)

I'll be looking for it from the back garden later. Apparently we should be able to see the ISS at 9:20 and the rocket half an hour later, both just to the right of the moon.

TommyDGNR8 - 27 May 2020 20:37:35 (#3 of 88)

The crew, it has to be said, wouldn't look out of place in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Verdigris - 27 May 2020 20:40:54 (#4 of 88)

I've got the real-time tracker for the ISS on.

https://www.radar-tracker.com/iss_tracker/

Sky's looking propitious, here. Let's hope hurricane doesn't stop play on Part II of the light show.

chacqueschirac - 27 May 2020 20:43:01 (#5 of 88)

Is there anything significant to this 1960s tribute act?

Got me excited then, but I’m struggling now to see the point.

Verdigris - 27 May 2020 20:45:08 (#6 of 88)

Well, you don't have to watch it.

Not often you'll see a rocket chasing a space station with your naked eye.

AdonisBlue - 27 May 2020 20:46:22 (#7 of 88)

Wonder how they will ensure the new astronauts don't contaminate the ISS with Covid?

chacqueschirac - 27 May 2020 20:46:55 (#8 of 88)

Well, you don't have to watch it.



I don’t.

your naked eye.



On YouTube?

AdonisBlue - 27 May 2020 20:47:02 (#9 of 88)

Sadly it's still too light at 9.20 here in UK to see it.

Cordelia - 27 May 2020 20:47:04 (#10 of 88)

It’s looking pretty cloudy over London dammit. Last night was perfect - I had a great view of the ISS.

TheExcession - 27 May 2020 20:47:45 (#11 of 88)

#7 IIRC they quarantine astronauts before launches anyway.

AdonisBlue - 27 May 2020 20:48:09 (#12 of 88)

At 9.20?!

AdonisBlue - 27 May 2020 20:50:13 (#13 of 88)

Chaques - I share your cynicism sometimes, humanity really has ground to halt as regards space travel. But this is interesting cos it's a private company working with NASA.

chacqueschirac - 27 May 2020 20:50:42 (#14 of 88)

So what?

50 years after a state outfit made it, some - state funded - „private“ company does the same?

Should I be excited if Elon records „Love Me Do“ again?

Verdigris - 27 May 2020 20:51:12 (#15 of 88)

Sadly it's still too light at 9.20 here in UK to see it.



I've seen the ISS in daylight.

Cordelia - 27 May 2020 20:51:28 (#16 of 88)

Well either you find it interesting or you don’t. You clearly don’t. We do.

Electro2 - 27 May 2020 20:52:09 (#17 of 88)

The Guardian says "a tropical storm in the Atlantic and thunderstorms at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center threatening the scheduled 4.33pm EST launch."

Verdigris - 27 May 2020 20:53:59 (#18 of 88)

your naked eye.





On YouTube?



I shall go outside at the appropriate time.

AdonisBlue - 27 May 2020 20:55:35 (#19 of 88)

Oh I'll go and have a look at 9.20 if it's bright enough to see in daylight, thanks.

Verdigris - 27 May 2020 20:58:48 (#20 of 88)

It's got an "incredibly bright" rating on one sighting site I looked at.

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