30. May, 2020

Great teamwork ...

Picture taken from SpaceX Livestream today

Well done LAUNCH AMERICA, great start and congratulations to all involved parties. 30-May-20, a day to remember. Great teamwork 👍. Roughly 19 hours to go to the ISS and the docking procedure. If you are interested in a simulation to do it manually, see https://iss-sim.spacex.com/. Not that easy, will take some practice to be successful in the end 😉. Luckily it is all automated.

19 hours is not the time to bridge the distance to the ISS, but to catch up to it as it circles the globe every 90 minutes at a speed of about 17,500 mph (28,000 km/h),  https://www.space.com/16748-international-space-station.html and  https://www.nasa.gov/feature/facts-and-figures

Have a successful Demo-2 Mission guys. https://www.nasa.gov/content/commercial-crew-resources 

"I'm trying to construct a world that maximises the probability that SpaceX continues its mission without me." -- Elon Musk, South African - Businessman Born: June 28, 1971,  https://www.biography.com/business-figure/elon-musk