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There is a hurricane strolling by KSC Sunday afternoon so the east coast of Florida is pretty much off limits for the next 2 days.
 

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There is a hurricane strolling by KSC Sunday afternoon so the east coast of Florida is pretty much off limits for the next 2 days.
I had wondered why the sudden change from the Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico, it is the hurricane season after all.
 

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Congrats again, on ticking the final box!
 

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what was worin is how fast private boats arrives on scene before SpaceX team
and getting too close to Capsule

View: https://twitter.com/SciGuySpace/status/1290103926893682689
I wonder why SpaceX never put an exclusion zone around the capsule for security reasons to stop this from happening, hopefully they will look into an exclusion zone for the next flight.
They're in international waters, and the USCG says they do not have legal authority to impose an actual exclusion zone because of that.

View: https://twitter.com/MilesDoran/status/1290082383002087424
 

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View: https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1311309371989733376


It’s probably just me - a product of the dark days I lived through - but I get shivers when a hear that human spacecraft heatshield showed unexpected degraded performance and requires ‘minor’ modification. Yes, that gives me shivers. Be thorough. Do good work.
View: https://twitter.com/sciguyspace/status/1311309896818843656


Perhaps that is a reason for hope, Wayne. There are very, very few silver linings from tragedy, but the hard lessons we take away from them to make future missions safer is surely one of them. In this case both NASA and SpaceX seem acutely aware and are addressing.
View: https://twitter.com/waynehale/status/1311310225576734721


I hope so. Don’t have the insight to know for sure. Remember that we thought we were covering all our problems well back in early 2003.
View: https://twitter.com/hanskoenigsmann/status/1311441762364268544


I can show you
View: https://twitter.com/13ericralph31/status/1311538223630282758


Thank you Hans. I trust you and know that you have applied good engineering to this problem. I probably wouldn’t understand this at a deep level since I did not deal with ablatives. What I do ask is that you give this extra attention. Don’t have regrets.
 

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For folks who might be wondering why this guy Wayne Hale is getting so many responses. He was one of the NASA Shuttle Program managers when Colombia was lost on reentry, and became the overall Shuttle Program Manager in the aftermath. He has written extensively on the failures that led to that loss.

And "Do Good Work" is Gus Grissom's famous speech to the workers building the Atlas rocket. (And of course, he died in the Apollo 1 disaster.)

So that's not just a bystander, that's a plea from a man who knows first hand the consequences of having a problem with heat shields. And he's using language that speaks directly to the memory of those lost when the team didn't do good work.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/kathylueders/status/1315005030672424960


We’re now targeting NET early-to-mid November for launch of @NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the @Space_Station. The extra time will allow SpaceX to resolve an unexpected observation during a recent non-NASA launch attempt. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2Iie87G
Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station is now targeted for no sooner than early-to-mid November, providing additional time for SpaceX to complete hardware testing and data reviews as the company evaluates off-nominal behavior of Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt. Through the agency’s Commercial Crew and Launch Services Programs partnership with SpaceX, NASA has full insight into the company’s launch and testing data.
 

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View: https://twitter.com/kathylueders/status/1315005030672424960


We’re now targeting NET early-to-mid November for launch of @NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the @Space_Station. The extra time will allow SpaceX to resolve an unexpected observation during a recent non-NASA launch attempt. More: https://go.nasa.gov/2Iie87G
Launch of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station is now targeted for no sooner than early-to-mid November, providing additional time for SpaceX to complete hardware testing and data reviews as the company evaluates off-nominal behavior of Falcon 9 first stage engine gas generators observed during a recent non-NASA mission launch attempt. Through the agency’s Commercial Crew and Launch Services Programs partnership with SpaceX, NASA has full insight into the company’s launch and testing data.
Early to mid November? That is not too long to wait, I hope that SpaceX gets the problem sorted with the rocket before launch day.
 
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