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Old May 22 2012, 09:12 AM   #61
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Now the fun part of the mission begins.
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Old May 22 2012, 05:18 PM   #62
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Looking forward to the approach video as it rendezvous with the ISS.
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Old May 23 2012, 02:32 PM   #63
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Wonderful..and a new age begins!
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Old May 24 2012, 06:16 PM   #64
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ISS astronauts watching the launch of the Dragon. They are so happy.
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Old May 25 2012, 01:14 AM   #65
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If you want to see the first closeups of the Dragon spacecraft taken from ISS (at 2.4 km, extreme telephoto) yesterday:




Original source, NASA Flickr stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasa2explore

Much better images will be taken tonight/early tomorrow when Dragon will be captured and berthed to ISS.

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Old May 25 2012, 02:35 PM   #66
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Watch the live feed of the ISS capturing Dragon:
http://www.cnn.com/video/?/video/cvp...ive/cvpstream2
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Old May 25 2012, 03:22 PM   #67
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I prefer to get it straight from NASA
http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv
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Old May 25 2012, 04:10 PM   #68
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I couldn't get up early enough to catch it live, but nice catch.

Watching now, look like they are just starting the berthing procedure.
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Old May 25 2012, 05:06 PM   #69
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The Dragon is now berthed!

Hurray!
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Old May 25 2012, 05:09 PM   #70
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It's a great week for SpaceX.
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Old May 25 2012, 05:51 PM   #71
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Someone on NASA TV just referred to ".org" as "dot orgy". Do people do that often? I've never heard it pronounced before.
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Old May 25 2012, 06:03 PM   #72
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Must have been one of them old timers with their slide rules.
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Old May 25 2012, 07:25 PM   #73
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It made a gorgeous pass over the Bay Area a couple of nights ago. I can't get the live feeds, but nice to have something new to look up at.
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Old May 25 2012, 08:23 PM   #75
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Anyone still missing the shuttles?

That's fucking amazing.
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