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        woody
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        Tomorrow, the ISS.
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        RockE
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        Yes! I am looking forward to that, too!
        Congratulations to SpaceX and all their employees, not to mention Elon Musk, and congratulations to us all because this marks a new era. It has been a great flight, so far.

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        OscarCP
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        With their technical knowledge and hands on experience handling complex equipment under difficult circumstances, these two men could be making good money in professionally rewarding jobs that pose little danger to their very lives, but have chosen instead a dangerous occupation, particularly so in this occasion, with the use of a new type of spacecraft in a first ever attempt to launch a crew and, later on, bring it back to Earth. It is very good to know that the first of these two tricky parts of their mission, so important for the future of the US manned space program, has been successful. It is very good to know that these two brave people are well and their families and friends know that and must be feeling very relived as well, right now.

        As to the explosion of the SpaceX experimental rocket system during a test: that is not unusual at this early stage of testing; in fact, that is precisely one of the things that, while not greatly desirable, when they happen show what critical improvements need to be made to the design, on the way to a final one, of a safe space transportation system (or at least as “safe” anything can get in space flight). Clearly, this SpaceX system has quite a few more tests ahead before it is first used to launch anything of any value into space, let alone people.

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        Mr. Natural
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        Astronauts are safe and sound and now in orbit. Bless them and they will return home safely.

        Red Ruffnsore reporting from the front lines.

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        Bill D
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        Being an old geezer who watched all the original 60’s space launches, it’s interesting to see all the hoopla about something that the Gemini program did a number of times something like 55 years ago.  Granted, the target has changed (it’s now much bigger than the Agena), the circumstances are drastically different, and the technologies involved have monumentally advanced.  The pressure suits and all the hardware are styled in ways now that look straight out of science fiction videos.  One thing that hasn’t changed — TV commentators commenting over the launch control and astronaut audio exchanges.

        Hopefully, the astronaut’s return will go as smoothly as their departure, less the weather problems.

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