Ultimate Steve

Soyuz with crew launching today!

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Launch time: 0713 GMT (3:13 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian government Soyuz rocket will launch the crewed Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with members of the next Expedition crew. The capsule will remain at the station for about six months, providing an escape pod for the residents. Delayed from March 11. [Feb. 13]

-SpaceFlightNow

 

 ^^^That's the livestream.

 

 

Enjoy the launch! (I really do a lot of these last minute launch threads.)

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I really want to see it, But I have to sleep......

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Just now, qzgy said:

I really want to see it, But I have to sleep......

I should sleep, but, ehh. I already stay up until 2:00 reading sometimes...

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Just now, Ultimate Steve said:

I should sleep, but, ehh. I already stay up until 2:00 reading sometimes...

So do I. But then again, I'm also a high school student, so... not exactly the best thing to do.

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1 minute ago, RedKraken said:

Its a double header!

Long March 7 from Wenchang 4 hours later.

http://rocketwatch.yasiu.pl/?

This one I won't be able to see. I am a high schooler like @qzgy and this launch is already borderline for me. I wish I could see it, though!

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Posted (edited)

I might be able to see that one actually.. (I live on the east coast, so a launch at 7:30-ish is quite reasonable.)

Thanks for the notification!

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GMT is different from EDT, it is around midnight for me (PST)

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1 minute ago, Benjamin Kerman said:

GMT is different from EDT

Are you responding to me? I know GMT is not EDT, but there is a long march launch at around 730 EDT.

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Ah, yes. Sorry, thought we were still talking ruski :P 

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T-10 minutes!

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Internal shot of crew module. It always get me how cramped Soyuz capsules are. Spam in the can indeed.

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Love the dog floating up into the camera... Night everyone!

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Aaaannnndddd...Done :) Soyuz is in orbit, solar panels and antennas are deployed. Beautiful, textbook launch. Good old Soyuz delivered again :D Too bad we couldn't see Korolev Cross.

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What's Korolev cross?

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@Scotius Your rep is 1337, in case you wanted to know. :D

 

And thus, a new star was placed into the sky -

A star that fell so fast it would never hit the ground.

A star ridden by two brave souls, assembled by many, many more.

A star that built, is building, and will build on the thousands that came before it -

To usher in the future.

Soon we all shall ride stars.

Soon we shall conquer Mars.

All because, those years ago,

We built those stars,

And thus was so!

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44 minutes ago, Benjamin Kerman said:

What's Korolev cross?

It's the pattern drawn by the four boosters detaching from the core.

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11 hours ago, Benjamin Kerman said:

What's Korolev cross?

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welcome aboard ^^ on the late but still ^^

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23 hours ago, Ten Key said:

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Even better when animated!

 

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There's this one thing I have been wondering about. Sometimes the boosters seem to settle in a near perfect cross and stay that way. Other times they take on that wild spinning like they were sugared up toddlers set free on a playground.

What causes that difference?

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1 hour ago, monophonic said:

There's this one thing I have been wondering about. Sometimes the boosters seem to settle in a near perfect cross and stay that way. Other times they take on that wild spinning like they were sugared up toddlers set free on a playground.

What causes that difference?

I don't know exactly, but I think it has something to do with turbulence and wind

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