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  • Space-X Inspriation4 Launch

    Today at around 8PM EDT Space-X will launch 4 civilians into orbit for 3 days.

    Anyone gonna watch?

    More info and you can watch it here:
    https://www.spacex.com/launches/



    Netflix has a documentary on it - highlighting the 4 people going on the flight. It's a really good documentary and gives you an insight into their lives.
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81441273


    The Crew:

    Jared Isaacman
    Commander & Benefactor

    Jared Isaacman is the founder and CEO of Shift4 Payments (NYSE: FOUR), the leader in integrated payment processing solutions. He started the company in 1999 from the basement of his family’s house when he was only 16 years old and has built it into an industry-leading payments technology company with over 1,200 employees. Isaacman is considered one of the industry’s most influential business leaders and has been featured by various media outlets and publications including Forbes, The Today Show, Fox Business News, ABC News, Bloomberg, Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, and Fast Company, among others.

    An accomplished jet pilot, Isaacman is rated to fly commercial and military aircraft and holds several world records including two Speed-Around-The-World flights in 2008 and 2009 that raised money and awareness for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. He has flown in over 100 airshows as part of the Black Diamond Jet Team, dedicating every performance to charitable causes. In 2011, Isaacman co-founded what would become the world’s largest private air force, Draken International, to train pilots for the United States Armed Forces.



    Hayley Arceneaux
    Hope
    When Hayley was 10 years old, one of her knees began to ache. Her doctor thought it was just a sprain, but a few months later, tests revealed Hayley suffered from osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. Her family turned to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for her treatment and care, which included chemotherapy and a limb-saving surgery. She is now finished with treatment and thriving. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Spanish in 2014, and obtained her Physician Assistant (PA) degree in 2016. She now works at St. Jude – the very place that saved her life – as a PA with leukemia and lymphoma patients.

    Dr. Sian Proctor
    Prosperity

    Dr. Sian Proctor is a geoscientist, explorer, and science communication specialist with a lifelong passion for space exploration. She was born in Guam while her father was working at the NASA tracking station during the Apollo missions and has carried on his dedication and interest in space. She’s an analog astronaut (a person who conducts activities in simulated space conditions) and has completed four analog missions, including the all-female Sensoria Mars 2020 mission at the Hawai’i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) Habitat as well as the NASA-funded four-month Mars mission at HI-SEAS to investigate food strategies for long-duration spaceflights. Her motto is “Space2inspire,” and she encourages people to use their unique one-of-a-kind strengths and passion to inspire others. She uses her Space2inpsire Art to encourage conversations about creating a J.E.D.I. Space: a Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive space for all of humanity. Dr. Proctor was recently selected as an Explorer’s Club 50: Fifty People Changing the World. She has a TEDx talk called Eat Like a Martian and published the Meals for Mars Cookbook. Dr. Proctor was a finalist for the 2009 NASA Astronaut Program. She has her pilot license, is SCUBA certified, and loves geoexploring our world. She has been a geoscience professor for over 20 years at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona and is currently on reassignment as the Open Educational Resource Coordinator for the Maricopa Community College District. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science, an M.S. in Geology, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction: Science Education.


    Chris Sembroski
    Generosity
    Chris Sembroski grew up with a natural curiosity about outer space. Stargazing late at night on the roof of his high school and launching high-powered model rockets in college cemented this passion. As a U.S. Space Camp counselor, he conducted simulated space shuttle missions and supported STEM-based education designed to inspire young minds to explore these areas and find their passions. As a college student, Sembroski volunteered with ProSpace, a grassroots lobbying effort that promoted legislation in Washington, D.C., to help open space travel and allow companies like SpaceX to exist. He then served in the U.S. Air Force, maintaining a fleet of Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles and deploying for service in Iraq before leaving active duty in 2007. Following his education from the Air Force, Sembroski earned a B.S. in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. In his career, Sembroski has sought innovative, industry-disrupting methods to monitor and maintain mechanical equipment, making everything from data centers to hospitals more efficient. He now resides in Seattle, WA, and works in the aerospace industry.

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    I think I identify most with Chris Sembroski. He is a typical space nerd like me. Dr. Proctor's dad actually worked on Apollo at a tracking station in Guam. He got a personal thank you and signature from Neil Armstrong for his help in guiding the ships to the pickup site at splashdown of Apollo 11. She is going to take that signature into space with her.

    Praying everything goes smoothly!










    Last edited by Sparko; 09-15-2021, 04:01 PM.


  • #2
    Gonna watch!
    The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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    • #3
      Wow. That was something. I was used to watching rockets creep off the launchpad, slowing gaining speed. This thing zoomed off and was at over 500MPH at 33 seconds.

      Was a bit disappointed they ended the broadcast just as they were entering orbit. I would have liked to have heard from the crew.

      I can't wait till SpaceX gets their Starship working and launch with a crew. That thing is humongous. Has a crew cabin that actually features multiple decks and private cabins.



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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sparko View Post
        Wow. That was something. I was used to watching rockets creep off the launchpad, slowing gaining speed. This thing zoomed off and was at over 500MPH at 33 seconds.

        Was a bit disappointed they ended the broadcast just as they were entering orbit. I would have liked to have heard from the crew.

        I can't wait till SpaceX gets their Starship working and launch with a crew. That thing is humongous. Has a crew cabin that actually features multiple decks and private cabins.

        And what you said --- this one actually went into ORBIT --- so many "firsts" here! Spectacular.

        And, yes, not only have we seen giant rockets "lumber" to try to get off the ground, we've also seen many film clips of them slowly inching up, kinda hovering, then coming back down to explode in a giant fireball.

        This one was more like your model rockets in your backyard where they just instantly WHOOOOOOOSSH.... and they're up there!
        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

          And what you said --- this one actually went into ORBIT --- so many "firsts" here! Spectacular.

          And, yes, not only have we seen giant rockets "lumber" to try to get off the ground, we've also seen many film clips of them slowly inching up, kinda hovering, then coming back down to explode in a giant fireball.

          This one was more like your model rockets in your backyard where they just instantly WHOOOOOOOSSH.... and they're up there!
          They are in orbit higher than any humans since Apollo. Compare that to the other two civilian launches we just saw from Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin which barely even got into space and came back down.


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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sparko View Post

            They are in orbit higher than any humans since Apollo. Compare that to the other two civilian launches we just saw from Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin which barely even got into space and came back down.
            I love this stuff.
            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post

              I love this stuff.
              I wanna go!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                They are in orbit higher than any humans since Apollo. Compare that to the other two civilian launches we just saw from Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin which barely even got into space and came back down.
                That was more of a race for bragging rights. This is more serious.

                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                  I wanna go!
                  Given your rep they would be afraid that you would highjack the ship. Besides, there isn't enough space in there for even a single descent snack of bacon.

                  I'm always still in trouble again

                  "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                  "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                  "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                    Given your rep they would be afraid that you would highjack the ship. Besides, there isn't enough space in there for even a single descent snack of bacon.
                    I could be another first. The first Space Pirate!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                      I could be another first. The first Space Pirate!
                      And the first rum sodden astronaut as well.

                      I'm always still in trouble again

                      "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                      "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                      "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                        And the first rum sodden astronaut as well.
                        I prefer "pickled" to "sodden" thankyouverymuch.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Sparko View Post

                          I prefer "pickled" to "sodden" thankyouverymuch.
                          Sparko, my friend, don't you start away uneasy
                          You poor old sod, you see it's only me musical note.gif

                          I'm always still in trouble again

                          "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                          "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                          "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                            Was a bit disappointed they ended the broadcast just as they were entering orbit. I would have liked to have heard from the crew.
                            Based on what i've heard from experienced astronauts, that was probably done so that the passengers didn't have to have the world watching them throw up as they adjust to the lack of gravity.

                            Maybe Sparko's picking would be an advantage, since he's used to feeling imbalanced.
                            "Any sufficiently advanced stupidity is indistinguishable from trolling."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TheLurch View Post
                              Based on what i've heard from experienced astronauts, that was probably done so that the passengers didn't have to have the world watching them throw up as they adjust to the lack of gravity.

                              Maybe Sparko's picking would be an advantage, since he's used to feeling imbalanced.

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