Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SpaceX Mission Updates
SpaceX Reports Dragon Ready for Station Flyby
Flyby of ISS is planned for EARLY Thursday Morning, May 24th at 2:47am CDT
-NASA TV’s LIVE Coverage from: 1:30am - 6:00am
Post Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Image Credit: SpaceX
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reported today that the company's Dragon Cargo Capsule is ready for a demanding set of tests and maneuvers [EARLY] Thursday morning.
“All systems green,” Musk tweeted. The maneuvers are slated to include a flyby of the International Space Station that will include communications and navigation system evaluations. The Dragon, which is carrying supplies for the station, lifted off Tuesday morning from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida to begin a demonstration mission to show it can take cargo to the orbiting laboratory.
Watch Mission LIVE at
NASA TV’s LIVE Coverage of tonight’s Flyby
 From: 1:30am - 6:00am
* Keep up with the Latest Mission Info
* Read info about overall mission- HERE
* - Live Video/Info HERE
Dragon Completes Today's Demonstration Objectives
6:34am CDT
The SpaceX Dragon capsule, visible through International Space Station’s cameras, passed directly below the orbiting complex at a distance of 2.5 km at 6:24am CDT, fulfilling all demonstration objectives for the day. A final height adjustment burn to depart the vicinity of the Space Station will occur at 6:57am at which point Dragon begins its “racetrack” trajectory to re-approach the station for grapple and berthing attempts on Friday.

NOTE: I will have a new post up in morning and NASATV’s schedule on coverage time too
In case you missed it -- Here it is again…
SpaceX Dragon Closes in on Space Station
The SpaceX Dragon capsule closes in on the International Space Station for a series of tests to clear it for its final rendezvous and grapple, Friday.
Stayed up all night to see a DOT!!!
Yeah… I do so LOVE this stuff!
See ya Friday! Should be a good show…

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