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SCRUB: SpaceX & NASA Scrub Launch of Crew-6 to Space Station

Mar 30, 2024
thank you foreigner you know it's a special day when we go live early it's time for SpaceX to

launch

the 6

crew

mission to the International Space Station and we're looking at a falcon 9 on the 39th mascot that will be

launch

ing itself, shortly less than four hours. We'll make sure that until this countdown hits, it's time zero, we'll answer all your questions until then and cover everything you need to see and know before the

crew

reaches orbit. My name is Adrian Biles from NSF and I'm your host today. and I'm here in the studio together with Alicia Alicia, how are you doing?
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Excited to be here with you, super excited for crew six, especially the three rookies on board, and hello to everyone tuning in tonight, especially those of you who may be your first pitch, welcome, thanks for join us and we are sure that we have everyone on board for today's launch because not only are we here in the studio with two people, but we also have Mr. Michael Baylor in the background making sure that everything here. is adequately covered and we see all the amazing scenes today so hi Michael we also have Kevin Michael Reed in the background who is also doing that so we have two people here at Deck for all the producing and directing and then we have a lots of people in the country I'll start with Mr.
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Thomas Burkhart Thomas, how's Florida? Oh, it's a beautiful Florida night here, Adrian, thank you. In fact, I'm here outside Neil Armstrong's cash and operations building, where we're waiting for those four astronauts to come out of their crew. quarters after completing your dressing procedures and getting ready to board some Teslas and make the trip up to route 39a so that's where I'm going to start my night and we're looking forward to the launch later tonight yeah you really see we're going to do that. cover F covers every angle we can cover and you won't miss anything here we also have Chris gephard in the field Chris, how are you?
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I'm good, getting ready to see Steve Woody Sultan and Andre go to

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tonight, very good. night here we go and I don't want to miss any more people that we have on the field here we also have on the field level Julia Bergeron who will be taking pictures for this release as well as Sawyer Rosenstein who is on the field for us. and we also have Steve on the field so I feel like the whole Florida team is basically at the launch so yeah it's definitely an interesting and exciting day and before I start answering your questions I want to say this to Chris gephard, Chris.
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Would you mind giving us a mission overview of what we'll be looking at today? Not at all because today is the beginning of a six-month journey to the International Space Station for the crew of six astronauts, so today we will see Steve Bowen Woody Hoberg Sultan Alniadi and Andre fed Yevi fed the Boyd Dragon Endeavor capsule and headed towards the International Space Station. In general, the trip to the

station

will take about a day with a docking with a rendezvous and a docking on the 28th with a liftoff on the 27th and then they will spend about six months aboard the International Space Station.
They will have about a week of delivery with the crew of five before crew 5 returns and then everything will be for crew six, including all the science experiments that will take us until about September. time frame aboard the

station

um not exactly the plan it was, but this is the only crew rotation flight in early 2023 to the International Space Station there was supposed to be two there was supposed to be a soyuz ms crude vehicle -23 that was going to launch three new crew members to the station, but that ended up being launched somewhat uncrewed earlier this week to replace the Soyuz MS-22 that leaked, so only four people were rotated out of the International Space Station in the first part of 2023 and the Soyuz crew will stay for a full year and depart in September, so overall a brief overview of the mission, but some pretty important points for this one flight.
It is a new propellant. The B1078 is making its first flight. is not the first flight of the capsule, this is the fourth flight of the effort, the Dragon Fleet Endeavor crew leader previously flew the 2 Crew 2 demo and Axiom one to the International Space Station and is ready to leave again, but also this It is Crew 6, meaning it is the sixth post-certification mission for a Dragon, meaning it is the completion of the original crew rotation contract with SpaceX and NASA. There are plenty of flights that have been added as part of a contract extension, but crew six is ​​technically the end of the first crew rotation contract that SpaceX had with NASA, so all in all, it's a great night, there.
Come on and during this big night, be sure to attack NASA Space Flight in the chat. If you have questions, we'll be sure to answer as much as we can next time. three and a half hours, so you'll probably have some time to ask us questions here and before we do that and start answering questions, I want to give it to Elysia so she has a scientific overview of this mission. Would you mind giving us an explanation? overview of the signals that the crew will carry out 6 Mission absolutely so you know that these raw missions are always so cool that there is so much science that they incorporate it into their payload um and you know just being there for six months allows them to do so much , Crew 6 in particular will do 222 experiments, specifically they will conduct a ton of human research programs focused on health risks to astronauts, for example, altered immune systems while in

space

, one of those things.
Previously, the European space agency's immunity assay assessed immune functions, so they would test them before and after a flight, but now they have a newly designed special test tube that will allow them to perform those tests while in flight, which that will help. To provide a little more clarity to scientists who are moving forward on how to best counteract some of those immunodeficiency changes while in space, they will also study dietary aspects. Woody Hoberg actually mentioned that he will eat a modified diet with more fish than the usual extra lycopene, which is a compound found in many red fruits and vegetables, so essentially the pigment you know dyes your utensils in the kitchen orange, You know when you eat tomato sauce, they're going to do space flights too.
Associated neurocular syndrome test, so it is an eye safety investigation, since astronauts, when they are in microgravity, know that their eye pressure is always something of concern, also vascular aging, observing how space flights affect the vascular system and something that's really exciting is that we're going to scale up some experiments with these things called tissue chips, which are these little bioengineered devices that mimic human function into organs in a 3D matrix so that things like the heart, the brain, and cartilage function while on the space station. Scientists can effectively model changes in organs that occur over time periods of months or years while in space and then test them and how they react to treatments, so two in particular that they will be looking at now are something called the cardinal heart. . 2.0, so we will test certain drugs to prevent changes in heart cell function and gene expression during spaceflight, so by observing, you know possible drugs to treat patients with heart-related diseases and also the cardiac tissues designed to test that will test therapies. that prevent space-induced changes in heart tissue, so things that could potentially lead to heart disease, so again you know things that are also useful here on Earth and then they will also be really, you know, burning the space station they are running. some fire safety research, so a continuation of some combustion research where they use solid fuel ignition and extinguishing hardware insert or Sophie for the station's integrated combustion rack.
Some new experiments that will burn solid fuel in relevant conditions like that to test how they can actually extinguish some spacecraft fires and also clean up those materials afterwards, that's important because they will look at the flammability of materials used for projects and equipment in the future. for space missions, and then also another experience that I think is fascinating. We'll be taking a look at the effect of human space missions on the space environment itself, so near the end of Crew 6's mission, they're planning to do some spacewalks with some Evas and while they're there, they're actually going to be cleaning the outside of the space station near some of the life support system vents and they will look for microbial life so you know, bacteria, fungi and all that, just to see if the ISS is actually releasing some of these microorganisms into space and, If so, how.
They may travel very far, so once they get the samples back to Earth, they will do some DNA sequencing and some multi-gene analysis, and this is important for planetary protection and really limiting some potential contamination of the Earth when we go to visit it. places like the moon and Mars and, in fact, they even specifically cited Europa, Jupiter's moon, which, hey, you know, that will really allow us to study more of these extreme archives, these microorganisms that can exist in the most extreme environments. hostile. You know, previously we thought it wasn't even possible, so yeah, there's a lot of really interesting science experiments coming up in this case, thanks for that overview and I can tease that we'll have an interview later on, which will also happen. a little bit more on the science side of this mission, so stay tuned for that as well.
Certainly a lot of love for our designs here on today's stream and I want to start off with some questions here and we'll start with a question about the equipment. capsule here today, which is, how many Dragon V2s are there right now? Are there plans to build more? There is also some Dragon v One operational. Still, Chris, would you mind answering that question? No, I'll answer the second part. First, there are no Dragon V1s still in operation and that line has been retired from cargo ships. In terms of the Dragon V2s, there are four crew vehicles.
Endeavor, resilience, freedom and, oh boy, resistance. There we go, and then there are three or four uh cargo capsules going up to the International Space Station right now the capsules are designed for five flights for certification but SpaceX wants to get each one of them and take advantage of a path to get each one of them Up to 15 flights are certified to use each individual capsule and a fifth capsule is said to be on the way. SpaceX was originally going to build five, then they said four isn't enough and word on the street is that they're actually going to build a fifth too, here we go, uh. so we have a question here about the UAE astronaut alienadi uh Hi NASA spaceflight, will the UAE astronaut be doing some spacewalks with NASA astronaut Alicia?
It is already known who will lead the Evas for this mission assigned to those who are still assigned to those, um yeah. Someone else knows that you can step in, I guess, but I'm definitely going to do a lot of experiments with them throughout the whole process, they've all been training together, you know, for quite a while, years, to be able to do all of these together, um, but I know that that will be something that will be scheduled a little later, while they are up there, there is some leeway, um, for Eva's tasks, if they are very specific tests like the ones you are going to perform. and you're installing a new solar panel, they usually train for that quite a bit on the ground with people with additional vehicular activity, so the two people who actually go out and the Iva are intravehicular people who coordinate between the field and the crew outside. while you're doing that, but there's a little bit of cross training in case you know that if someone pulls a muscle or tightens something there during the exercise and can't get out the hatch to do the airlock, sometimes it's better just change the crew member and go anyway and do it so yeah Chris it's funny you should mention that because it's actually something they're planning to do later on they're going to get some solar panels from the ISS the arosas and They will update them. the ones that are on the space station um and they're making those Evas to install them.
I think specifically the ones I've heard the most about that are Steve Bowen, the commander, yes, and Woody Hoberg, the pilot, yes, and if we can listenfor this to go ahead? Come on, do it, just do it. Just go with it, commit, there you go, we have Falcon 9 t-shirts and hoodies, uh, in the store now. You can see our Launch and Landing entry in case you ever forget how a Falcon 9 actually lands, with the engine profile, so make sure you go to the store and there you can see the Launch entry and Landing shirt. I don't have it on long shirts, we also have it on hoodies that we had, which are super comfortable.
I'm using one right now. We have a Max, we have it on a lot of items so you can make sure that you're really getting your uh. Make your favorite item for this and we also have one more thing that we added recently with this Mission if you go to the metal printing section, if we can do that, there are the metal prints now from Falcon 9, we added three new ones. Falcon 9 metal prints you can see them here at the top, which I think is amazing, they have a dragon on the top and I think it was very appropriate for this mission to add some Falcon 9 metal prints to our store, so this is a great way to support us and also get something in return and then I can actually try them.
I love these metal prints and they are great for all of you so if you want to have some Falcon 9 on your wall be sure to check it out at shop.

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spaceflight.com and now I'll ask Chris G about your shuttle mission and I have no idea if he knows, but I think there's always a good chance what the record for how many people flew actually was. a just like uh like during the life of a shuttle how many what how many people flew recorded on the shuttle yeah, the record was seven on the shuttle Franklin Chang Diaz and Jerry Ross each flew seven times started in the pre-Challenger era and Tanto Diaz and Ross, I think they both flew the year before the Columbia accident too or very close, but neither flew after such long careers, only one person managed to fly on the five orbital shuttles, that was the story.
Musgrave and Steve Bowen are the only one who managed to fly the remaining three in the post-Columbia era, so yeah, go and you thought there was a shuttle question you could stump me with. Yes, I will always try. I will always think of something from you. You will always fail, yes, it's you, one day we will find a shuttle position, you are an encyclopedia of shuttle knowledge, come, one day we will get them. I doubt it. I'm on team Chris. Sorry, I highly doubt it. It's an absolutely good team to be on. I work with a space shuttle.
I have to be in the team's credit. Exactly, you also work with one called Enterprise, so thank you, but this is one of my favorite views on launch day of an all-crew crew. and in their seats uh and that's what we like to see there we go um let me actually okay I was just going to say actually I was thinking about that if it had a zero gravity indicator it was between two we have these soft space shuttles that we use in the Museum, so I thought, oh, that would actually be kind of a cool indicator, like goal zero g, having a shuttle, a soft shuttle inside a dragon or something, um, yeah, sure, no. that would be cool or a tardis I feel like I would do a tardis I have to I'm a Doctor Who fan I have a super good question here I'm not sure I'd be surprised if some of you I have the answer to that uh the law and with 4.99 asking how many American astronauts have launched into space where the former Navy thanks the aunt and all our military veterans.
I don't know the exact number, but it is the largest number of astronauts. There is this very strong Naval connection to the space program, I'm sure they had their uniforms during the Navy and Navy game, there were actually 54. They told me on the secondary channels, thanks Kevin 55. Yes, and that was what you know, I don't know if Remember, during Artemis, my whole theory about the red team and the red team where that came from loud and clear. C1 help me understand the same thing. Sometimes they are trying to invade our responses, so Alicia continues, yes, I know what I was. saying there's the red team or the red team where that name came from and during the Artemis delays, you know, and when that happened that last day and the red team went out there to save the day, I thought, oh, why They're called red crew and no one at NASA could tell me like real NASA people, they were like I don't know, I don't know where they came from, but I really think it comes from naval tradition, we had the red team, which was the ordinance. guys running around in their red t-shirts on the flight deck handling all the bombs and ammunition and burning things boom and I think that's where it came from because they were the ones that were there to help you know in case anything was going to happen. explode that day and it didn't, it was boom in the best way possible, um, but yeah, I think that's where the name came from and no one has yet to prove me wrong, so I'm going to die on this.
Hill, another question here from William Ething, uh, with a super chat of 10, thank you very much for that, William, are you guys sending extra suits or seats in case the soyuz bailout doesn't work out? I don't think that's the case, basically They just launched a Zoyo MS-23, which will be its life, as the new vehicle that will replace the MS-22, so there is no extra seat in this because right now I really had to tell them to talk right now. About that, I'm sorry, I'll try my best not to do that in the future, to answer that question, although Adrian, are they releasing additional suits if someone actually asked that in one of the previous press conferences and they didn't?
I'm not saying they were um I don't know yeah no there's no extra suits or extra seats it's a regular crew Dragon flight with four up and four down if they need to move the seat covers like they did with Frank Rubio um and they can do it for the other two Russian cosmonauts if they need to do it, they can do it, but they're not pitching anything in particular on this one. Assuming there is a problem with Soyuz ms-23, ms-23 is supposed to work perfectly, but it's the same thing. The contingency solutions that were implemented for the MS-22 leak are at stake.
Should MS-23 develop a problem, let's hope the plan works and that is our hope and expectation at this point. I would say yes, juice asking what it is. the name of this spacecraft is endeavour, yes, so the shuttle Endeavor, of course, flew 25 times James Cook. Captain Cook commanded the first ship in the 18th century. Endeavor has a long history of naming, in fact it's just updating the timeline here too. The next thing that should happen uh D is the rotation of the seat which will occur before the hatch closes so that the seat rotates to the position they would be in Lodge and we also see here the countdown timeline on the left side , so within 40 minutes from now, hopefully they will. close the hatch, of course, there is some wiggle room, as we talked about before, if they need to do additional lead checks, after that, they will actually do these lead checks, they will make sure that yes, everything is fine, the capsule is sealed and then they will then clean the platform, make sure that there is no longer anyone near the rocket and then they will prepare to fuel the rocket and, hopefully, in 2 hours and 32 minutes they will carry out the liftoff of the Falcon 9 to the International Space Station, so that's your countdown to the next one.
Two and a half hours there, we see some fun fist bumps between the ninjas and the crew. um let's dive into some more questions here. I think it's a good time now. Will NASA name the next vehicles Orion like it was doing? But that's it. during Apollo, then, Joseph asked with a Super Chat of 4.99. I don't think I've heard anything about the name Orion, but I imagine there will be names. Well, I would actually note that NASA did not name any of the Apollo capsules. they had call signs they didn't have names um a very very important distinction because NASA got upset with the name of Molly Brown's three Gemini capsules and the reference to Gemini or the Mercury capsule that sank on Gus Grissom's first flight um but He didn't make it synchronize, it's a long story, but they got upset with the name of that, so they weren't allowed to name any capsules they were looking for, and after Molly Brown, the next NASA vehicle to get a name was the Enterprise, yes exactly, Alice was waiting, so after the dragons have been named, the Starliners will be named, but there is no indication from NASA that the Orions will be named yet and usually the practice would be that the crew will name the vehicles correctly, uh, uh, oh, yeah.
Depends on who you ask, that's the tradition they followed on SpaceX Starliner at all, because Sunny Williams on the original crew, uh, uh, the flight test crew named a capsule before it even carried people because it was originally going to be the one they were on for the first Prime mission, but that didn't happen because of how the Starliner sequence went with the first flight failures, that is, and then none of the NASA crews could name the shuttle orbiters which were all. named way in advance, um, Chris argues, that Enterprise was technically named by Star Trek fans, yes, it was originally called Constitution because it launched during unconstitution day, uh, in 76. but a lot of Star Trek fans They wrote on day six, copies are waiting for the umbilical.
Comcheck and they convinced them to change it to Enterprise, that's all I have to say about it, okay yeah, in a nice way on the crew's part, they're about to go into their communication controls and they can actually see the mission patches that the effort has. The flight is between Woody and Andre on one of the panels there and you can see it right below the crew six sign and the countdown sign there, yeah, another question here about the astronauts before launch, do this. The crews remain quarantined before launch so that they do not bring diseases to the ISS, yes, just like any crew that launches to the ISS, they go through quarantine and those who have a ms-1 MS2 pilot contract.
The commander has it loud and clear and Grant has his London. clear too SpaceX pilot we landed you clear pilot loud and clear Master SX ms-1 conchek ms-1 loud and clear uh statistics this is MS2 believe me MS2 loud and clear umbilical Comcheck full report when ready for seat rotation here we go like this The next SpaceX Dragon crew is ready for seat rotation. I was going to say that sometimes it's hard to tell if they're coming in because there are other contracts that they also have to do once the hatch closes, but when you start the copy, start the rotation out, this is usually an interesting thing to see, so there's a rotation of the seats so you have to come in a certain way and then the seats as you see now they rotate them in the proper orientation for take off it's always great to see that great but we did it but .
We had a question about quarantine and yes, they are quarantined as are the people who actually interact with them in the last ten to seven days before takeoff, but it's usually about 10 seconds to see through the launch position, basically starting something that I wonder if this is a comfortable position to be in for the next two and a half hours. I imagine it is very comfortable because they would have designed and tested it that way and the seats are also molded to their bodies. it's like they're giving them a hug, yeah, these are definitely not like uh like Factor, just like uh, standard size seats, there they fit a lot Dragon SpaceX, you go to section two, suit leak check, preparation, verification, preparation and work.
Now we're going into a lead check portion of these suits first and then we'll leave the capsule once the capsule is closed because we want to make sure everything is sealed properly before we go into space, so a lot of things are coming up correctly. Now our Elite check different parts to check the leaks of your league. First they will do a major check on their suits, which as you just heard is happening very soon and some will be wondering, wait a minute, why wouldn't they? They do a leak check before they leave the operations building and a check after they put on the suit and in fact they do, they check there, but they've been walking, they've been moving, they've been getting in and out of vehicles. . a few things since they did the initial leak check, so this is the failsafe leak check that they do once they are fully inside the capsule and ready to go because in theory you could damage your suit like in the wave somewhere or disconnect something or yes. exactly yes, so you want to make sure again that the dragon's hair is complete, we're ready.
SpaceX copy your go to section three,that that depends largely on the circumstances of exactly how depressurized the environment is and what the situation is, so yeah, look, I don't have a thorough answer there, at least yes, do you have a thorough answer here? I don't have a one minute answer, but I could say the capsule. I don't know about the suits themselves, but I think if something were to happen the capsule wouldn't be able to dock properly and would just have to float, I think that number is like four to five days, I think they can still hang out in there, but the suit itself I'm not sure of the exact number on that one so yeah it's the basics just an update.
We were doing some final inspections on the ground, but we will be. entering the side hatch closing now again Stand By and after the side hatch closing we will enter contracts in case you are wondering about the timeline here we go oh this is actually an interesting question do you think Will SpaceX copy some of the LC39A crew tower traditions? in the Slick 40 crew tower like some of that, I figure, I think why not, yeah, I feel like there will be a phone too, there will be too, I mean there will be an elevator, you can't make them run up the stairs , I feel like there "Will the lean back happen too.
I feel like most of these Traditions will be there and I would be surprised if there is no way to sign a wall there, yes of course, so actually now what we are seeing here too". we have our uh our patent is closing the hatch door there they just before this they were saying goodbye closing the hatch now the 37 moves a little to the left or to the right so we can see that 37 you are on your way move oh here we go thank you that's why they have their iPad and their laptop they're actually listening to our broadcast on one of those guys in case you're wondering and 37 said oh sorry she was asking if it's allowed smoking on the ISS.
Uh, I think the answer is a very clear no. I mean smoking for the flammability study, perhaps, but not as cigarettes. No, I'm not sure if it's another question from Chris G. Which shuttle flew the most people during her lifetime and how many people? was that I don't have the answer, so it could be a question from Christy, she probably knows it in the back of her head. I think it was Discovery. Maybe, oh yeah, on Channel Discovery, it's always the shuttle expert around this time, it was Sawyer, yeah, a lot. of them on the team is, uh, you can't hide it, they're all, they're overrated, we're everywhere.
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spaceflight.com a new way to support us along with the other ways you can already support us so yeah thanks for that Dragon Dragon SpaceX over the ground station core loud and clear ground station Comcheck, full wait for Tedris Comm checks, so now The Finale comes to check all the different ways to talk to the crew and how they can connect with them, so yes, this usually happens now after closing the hatch and then Of course, the actors nearby will leave the capsule at some point because I certainly don't want to stand next to the rocket once it takes off, it's a very bad place to be, except if you're in the capsule.
I heard a beep. You never know what these things are. You're getting paranoid. You hear a beep. and they silence you instantly like this, yes, SpaceX dragon has you loud and clear core, loud and clear, masters, come check, full wait for communications checks with DC MD and LD in the launch configuration Dragon DC in countdown, a compensation verification Your Dragon, have you been allowed? player on countdown a DC on standby loud and clear for communication checks with MD Dragon MD on countdown 1 Comcheck MD on standby loud and clear for Comcheck on Dragon the ground Dragon MD on Dragon on the ground Comcheck has gone clear on Dragon the ground MD on standby loud and clear for communication checks with LD Dragon LD on countdown 1 Comcheck, how's your dragon?
You have ground clearance LD strong and clear on hold for Comcheck over Dragon the ground Dragon LD on Dragon Ground Comcheck LG Dragon, make you clear for a long time over Dragon the Ground LD strong and clear Dragon SpaceX with that startup configuration, comptex now you have complete basic trace copies, here we go. I feel safe again to talk because they have just completed the contacts. That sounded like good context, so that's another item on the checklist you can check off as you go through this content. You have a question: we are going to begin health checks for the launch.
Exhaust system. We expect a momentary state change in the flight computer followed by a transition back to the platform with a closed hatch. SpaceX Dragon we will be watching. Thank you. I always sneak up on you. never sure uh Lucia, there's a question here about personal belongings, how many personal items can you bring. I think you have the right answer, yes, sorry, I'm tiptoeing around this now. uh so soyuz and the SpaceX Dragon crew. uh they normally allow about three pounds, I think a little over three pounds for personal items that astronauts can bring with them, so you know you've seen people in the past bringing musical instruments or cameras and stuff, a lot of times this will include things. like you know pictures of his family or something too umWoody, uh hoberg, actually his father passed away recently, so he brings a picture of his father with him.
Andrei fetty Ave also brings photos of his children's drawings, I think his children, and some small trinkets to give them. friends and family, what's really interesting is that Sultan at first glance is bringing some types of cultural things that mean something to him, so I think they're going to have an Emirati dress, this may not be with him now, but it could He's coming on a later mission, but they're bringing something, I think it's something called a condora, things for special occasions like Ramadan and Eid that they use and then he's also a jiu jitsu practitioner, so he's said a few times that he is. he'll be bringing and wearing a kimono and actually doing some moves while he's in space so it'll be interesting to see, and he'll also be bringing some little Tintin Rockets from The Adventures of Tintin and also in front of a camera so it's really interesting. to see what people bring from home, you know, it makes them feel a little more at home while they're in the space, something else really interesting to point out as well, for those of you who are familiar with Ramadan, it's coming up like this that, Ramadan is the Muslim holiday that will take place this year from March 22 to April 23 and most adult Muslims must fast from sunrise to sunset, so you can imagine being an astronaut who might know that causes a bit of There's a problem with your lifestyle, um, but you're actually considered a traveler, as I think we'd all agree, so as a result, you don't actually have to fast during that time, it's allows you to break that, they say anything that could jeopardize the mission uh and of course some of those things they're doing here relate to dietary experiments, is allowed so at least you'll eat part of the time during that if you're not on a complete fast, but he is bringing some Emirati food.
Plus, he'll share some of that with the team. He said quotes in particular. He is a big fan of dating. Well, Noah, they'll have some dates there. Come on, a good overview of personal relationships. astronauts' belongings, of course, you want to have some interests, like connecting things with you, with Future's face because they were there for six months, so better, better, make yourself at least a little bit more comfortable and a little bit more. Right at home exactly with questions about the emergency flight escape system, but I think we have Thomas Burkhart on the way, where I can ask Thomas this question.
Are you here with us? You can certainly ask me a question. I am not responsible for if No, I'm joking. I will try to answer the best I can. When is the emergency escape system armed? Thomas. Ah yes, just before the proper loading starts. When they arrive, it is about 45 minutes and this sequence is not exact many times. in fact, in previous missions, it usually happens early, they retract the access arm about 45 minutes before t0 and almost once it is complete, they arm the launch escape system so that the escape system is armed for the entire duration of the mission. propellant loading sequence. if something goes wrong at any point during loading the launch report system is active if a paddle board is needed and there you have it with this complete timeline on the screen again, now we are at the dragon hatch closed, which has already happened, so there might be a little bit more ahead of the timeline, and the big step before the boosted charge is the 45 minutes, the ready launch director will check the propellant charge, which will then start the entire launch countdown before launch in 1 hour and 56 minutes from Now, let's ask some more questions.
There is another question about the launch plate system that I will quickly address because I was on the topic at the moment. If a small problem went wrong in the fuel supply it would already be launched by a board system that would take over or with a small and long problem it would not trigger the launch system in the launch reporting system, yes so there is a complete set of onboard logic that will dictate whether a given problem requires an automatic abort. I think the crew also has a manual board option at any time, um, but you know, a little hiccup like, oh, we're detecting a small leak or something that won't warrant an immediate abort, yeah, a fuel on board doesn't mean you have to approach the capsule properly and I apologize if you just heard that. a helicopter flies over us here at the press site, but yes, basically smaller dragons in case of a good league, check that it is good to know if, in the event of a sudden catastrophic failure, they agree that Steve and we also have a session post-entry informational when We are ready to copy, we are ready to copy and publish the rust report, okay.
We have no updates on the weather from the previous report and the drought dragon and Falcon are tracking, no issues for launch. We look good here on the NASA team. your consciousness is tracking a possible conjunction for the ISS in about 22 hours and is considering performing a p-dam if necessary, we are still ready to launch regardless of whether the P-dam will be required, if we take that evasion maneuver or if the ISS take that evasion. maneuver, they can try to perform it before the dragon's impulse burn, which helps minimize impacts on our Rendezvous timeline. We will return after launch with more information as the joint teams assess whether the pdam is required and if there are updates to I will copy your mission schedule and SpaceX will drive me, copy everything, thank you for letting us know about P Dam and we will bring those words back later before we place the order.
Thomas, could you decipher for us what they just said because they always talk? about the evasion maneuver and the P hold, so could you please give us a oh he look that updated on yes and I PDM? I think it's a possible maneuver to avoid debris. Yes, thanks Chris and at this time we will come into contact with the Falcon 9. operators, please inform when you are ready, all good, space next time we are ready for the contract with the Falcon 9 operators, okay, they will make contracts at those of us who will come back in a second, yes, first Dragon GNC in the countdown, a comp. check and GNC dragon have you loud and clear and countdown a CNG on standby loud and clear for Comcheck by the propulsion engineer Dragon prop in the countdown a comp check dragon has you loud and clear in the countdown a prop loud and clear Standby for Comcheck with the Avionics Engineer Dragon Avionics on Countdown 1 Comcheck Dragon Avionics has you loud and clear on the countdown avionics on standby loud and clear for Comcheck by the Ground Segment Engineer Dragon Ground Segment on the countdown one Comcheck and land Heavy Dragon Ron clear on which segment of modern land waits clear for Comcheck by launch control Dragon launch control and countdown a Comcheck launch control dragon that is loud and countdownon Google um no uh.
The Artemis 2 screw will be announced sometime this year all NASA told us was that they would announce the crew very soon after the return of Artemis 1 if Artemis 1 was successful. I think it's been a little bit longer than we all thought they meant by that, um, because it's been okay, it's been over two months at this point, since Orion has returned, so NASA will announce it when it does. announce, although I think we're all feeling a little bit of disappointment that it hasn't happened yet, given your last statement lunch, it will happen in the next two months I think we'll hear about it in March or April, yes, yes, and a reminder of that also, uh, although we don't know the names of the people who will be in it and guessing is usually never a good idea because it's usually always very different from what you think it's going to be, but the main thing to remember here is that we know that there will be a Canadian astronaut on board.
We know CSA has one of the seats, but we don't know who. It's still officially up to CSA who will have that chair and then the idea is that NASA will have the others on that flight, but now I also don't rule out that other international partners will also be on the first crude Orion flight, yes. I know from a recent interview with Issa. Isa is also pushing hard to get European boots to the Moon, so there is definitely some interest from different parties who want to participate in this trip to the Moon. Yes, and in fact I believe that Artemis Five will be the first time that a European participates in a moon landing.
I think that's the current plan based on crew seat assignments that are tied to the final number of modules everyone plans to contribute to the Gateway, yes, I think. I think so far Issa has secured three slots on the Artemis missions, so they will get three rights to go to the Moon. However, it is not clear how many of them will be Europeans who will actually go to the Moon, although I think it is a lot. It was expected that at least one European at some point would go to the Moon, as I think even some of that has changed because originally some of the missions that the Europeans were going to be a part of were not going to have landing components, but now Many of them have also changed to have landing components, so now the biggest question is whether they will remain in the Portal or go to the surface, but it seems that flights with the Europeans will at least all have the option. to go into this, so yeah, we'll see, I definitely mean there are a lot of international partners here and often these missions that they really want to probably get to the moon as well, but, including the United Arab Emirates who we just talked to , yes, yes and With that, let's look at this magnificent rocket sitting there 47 minutes and 20 seconds before liftoff with the final attempt for propellant loading in just under two minutes, so yes, we are getting very close here and, for Of course, the shooting room.
Yeah, of course, it's always a different feeling, right, it's, uh, it's just different than launching just another satellite for me and actually, it's also worth pointing out because we talked about here, you know, the big question now in this part of the countdown is. obviously the weather, the weather for the launch, is not a problem at all. 95, there are no restrictions in and around Kennedy Space Center and, as of last check, all climate criteria for aborting in the Atlantic from the Cape to Ireland were fine for tonight's takeoff, so everything appears to be aligned so far for a launch tonight at 1:45 and 3 seconds, that's great news, amazing, here we go, so I love them, I think they're helicopter shots, right, oh, like helicopters or drones, yeah, one of the two.
Yes, there is always a helicopter flying too, but I almost think this could be a drone, to be fair there are several helicopters flying, all with different missions. Let's see, we're getting a lot of questions about the trajectory, so the trajectory is. Basically, if you're not in the east, like on the south and east coast of the United States, you probably have a realistic chance of seeing this. Going up there, you go again, like, for example, South Carolina, you'll probably have a very good chance of See this too, uh, going up the east coast a little bit, so yeah, look, look at that rocket in 45 minutes and 30 seconds and again, this is an instantaneous launch window like our ISS windows, so there's no chance to just wait an hour here and wait for something like what they are, they're very stuck in this launch timeline and we're getting to the launch director's propellant load check in just about 10 seconds, so hopefully we'll see this and hear the call very, very, very soon, let's hear that, oh, I really like that line countdown time and how it is fully ready for crew access, boom retraction, propulsion, loading and launch, there we go 45 minutes and stay in that state until the launch escape system is disarmed. all operators must remain at their console and maintain a sterile cockpit until MD confirms successful disarming of the launch escape system following unloading of the in-orbit insertion booster.
In the event of a cleanup or non-urgent prohibition conditions, inform the CE or LD and launch countdown boarding approval for urgent problems affecting the safety of the operation, the operator shall call hold, hold, hold, hold on countdown, net launch control over the immunity of the launch ICS and will proceed to launch our sequence in T minus 10 seconds, the lost control will be in hands outside of relying on the automated work material for the rest of the count the operators notify the lawn tractor if the structural break is imminent or happening for Dragon manual Escape flight rules launch control you may have pursued with the launcher armed the crew for overseas movement it's really hard to find loopholes in this comment um I'd just like to point out how much I love this line of countdown time, it's great, yes, and it really is, and, and, to review a little bit, I think about what we just heard, basically, that's all nominal. that's what you want the release manager to tell his team at this point in the countdown and that's basically going through the steps of if there's anything seen at this point that might cause concern, depending on the level of concern, there are several ways that the launch team can continue to confirm what the good Next Step may be, obviously we've started and here we go and you can see the access arm of the car retracting there, it first retracts to a 90 degree position away from the vehicle and then on takeoff. spin further to protect itself, sort of like the transporter mounter does too and I wish we also shouldn't point out that the Falcon 9 launch sequence is a bit automated at this point, so of course they can address some of the problems, but if there was a problem in the Falcon 9 countdown, uh, for some reason, that would probably mean a stop and with that fragment of this day just to point out what this countdown will be like from here now and the next one will be . the Dragon Launch Escape system that will be armed once, they basically want to arm it before loading boosters into the vehicle, so if something goes wrong during fueling and since then you have exclusives on the platform, you have the Dragon Launch Escape system armed. so these astronauts can, yes, evacuate the rocket, so this flows into place and first they will assemble the system and then they will fuel the rocket and then they will fuel it and then they will leave so that Indiana will be very, very close, the weather is going to be a problem. before launch there is absolutely no weather, basically no worry about it, which is good, it's a nice change from other launches we've had in the past, very true, very true to that, in fact, all good, oh , will say that it is, in fact, the dragon Endeavor, which it is. the only one to have suffered a post-fueling abort on a crew mission.
All the others, actually, the day they decided to load the crew, were those days, so only demo 2 encountered a subsequent crew. load cancel and delete for the day and that was weather related click go so let's hope the trend doesn't exactly continue. Do they monitor the genome? this question I was waiting for this question yes, okay, the answer is very firm: yes, they monitor geomagnetic storms, they monitor the strength of the mass community rejections and what the models show will be the intensity of the storms when they reach Earth . now they do this for a variety of factors, one obviously being radiation, the energetic and charged particles within the coronal mass ejections can definitely have adverse effects on the health of the crew, so it pays to monitor that because if it is easier just wait for the other. side and not expose them to that, if it is going to be particularly severe, they can make this not as you can see, today we are proceeding normally.
The other big thing you have to deal with with solar storms is the effect on the density of the Earth's atmosphere at the insertion altitudes that you have if you remember that about a year ago there was a solar storm and they lost most of the batch of Starlings they had just launched into low Earth orbit, but they deployed the Starlings there we go, the crux of some retraction was completed um, but um, the starlings were lost because the atmosphere became thicker and denser than they expected and have a very low thrust-to-weight ratio. Hal effect thrusters, basically ion engines in space, um.
They simply did not have the thrust and power to raise their orbits enough to prevent their orbital decay. Dragon thrusters are much stronger than that. The Dragon raises its orbit very quickly from the initial insertion orbit of 200 kilometers to begin rising until reaching the International Space Station within a day, so those types of solar storms and the differentiation of the thickness of the atmosphere are your options . Section six: close the visors and launch the arm. The exhaust system is working fine, closing and locking its visors and preparing for propellant loading, it tells you the clues. So, and just to finish that thought about the storms, they are actually deploying the starlings into higher orbits now, and the batch of starlings that will be launching later today during the course of this storm are being inserted into about three times A6 copies .
Perfect to set up the launch abort system and launch the escape system exactly what we want, but those satellites are being deployed into higher orbits anyway so they shouldn't be affected by the current storm systems, here we go, Thanks for that response Chris, we have a uh. Five little tips here from uh www.am, who says the first time my mom saw a London?live from our backyard, thanks SpaceX and NASA, next step to the Moon. I mean, today is more towards Isis, but yes, getting to the Moon, probably with Artemis 2 and Artemis Freedom and also there we are going to launch the escape system. fat arm and I just want to quickly point out, thank you for being the first to use our new tips page tips.masterspaceway.com which is a new way to support us by using our internal NSF tips jar where you can put your name and your tip comment and make sure we can read it on the stream as well.
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Yeah, this is just number one, the three pads released today, so yeah, say this in your sleep at this point, but again, the fact that the countdown didn't stop, the fact that nothing stopped here , means that the automatic launch sequence and fueling of the Falcon 9 has begun with rp1 kerosene and liquid oxygen in stage one and rp1 kerosene in stage two. In fact, we start for our takeoff here tonight, I just want to touch on this real quick. Uh, shit, music of life with a gift of 20 red team memberships. Thank you very much, crab rice music and uh, uh, congratulations to everyone who can enjoy the benefits of red team membership because of them. uh thank you very much and also maglam with the five dollar tip here the best spaceflight coverage continues with the nsf crew 6 broadcast thank you for all your top notch coverage let's ride lightly indeed Mark and , thank you, song from the end of the rocket, which happens at some point where possible, that will be the first real visual indicator that the rocket is being fueled.
Let's see, we talked about this before, but I just want to mention again what the zero gravity indicator is for this mission. I think we have a quick graphic for that, as a question occurs to me here again, not sure if we do, but yeah, it's a cute little blue astronaut in a SpaceX suit, so hopefully see it fly very soon um Mike with a question here if there is a problem, can the astronaut get out once the arms are back in the capsule? I have the ability to, for example, open that door. Oh yeah, they do, so there's a There are a couple of different options at this point in the count.
If something goes catastrophically wrong, the launch escape system can activate all four Draco thrusters. The Dragon's superdrakes would fire and pull the crew away from the top of the rocket, uh, for a dip. in the Atlantic Ocean, about a kilometer, 1.2 kilometers or so from the coast, and far from the launch pad, however, if the problem is not serious, that would activate the launch escape system, the arm It can be put back into place inside. a few seconds and they can actually open the hatch from the inside if they need to and run down the arm to the sliding cable Escape from the assets if they need to yeah like in 99 of the cases they bought the countdown in this one moment wouldn't be like a big emergency, but more like the sensors were off or something wasn't completely right and then that wouldn't instantly cancel the capsule, which is the important countdown and then save the vehicle properly.
Yeah, someone mentions your day, love, are we trying to do it? finding spaces in the comments without interfering with Mission Control's conversation is sometimes quite challenging those window tones really come in handy for knowing when to stop talking so oh my gosh do you remember everyone like Artemis like Daryl yeah random, not even like any introduction? It's like, oh, okay, and you can actually see the vapors from the Falcon 9 as that densified liquid oxygen is loaded into the first stage there, so it definitely gets Frosty as you'd expect and helium is one of the pressures that they use for the overall system because it's an inert gas so the helium bottles in stage one are charging right now and you heard the call there, yeah Frost we like frost here at NSF it's a specialty of the brand for us who watch Vehicles Frost. uh another question here with SpaceX has to change the strong support of the Slick 40 to support crew missions.
I think there are modifications to that, yes, yes, there are, because you can actually see some of the modifications to the transfer director here because they have to modify. the top of the erector because the arm has to swing towards the side hatch of the dragon and the way the transporter is made for payload missions like shocks and client satellites and basically when Falcon 9 fights with a payload fairing useful, they have to modify it. on top of the transporter director to allow the arm to swing for crew and cargo missions, so the same would be true for the rigger on the slick 40.
Come on, yeah, it's an interesting time to see the slick 40 because, with the raphologist, Screw the Tower action, so I'm going to bring some excitement, excitement, excitement, next one, by the way, we're about 30 minutes away from loading the second stage locks , which will start in the second stage, of course, we will have the T minus. 20 minute vents in about nine minutes, so just to update you, we'll continually update you throughout this countdown so you're always up to date on what's happening next and what to watch Fallout 4. um, the backyard zoo asks if there are plans to have any other SpaceX vehicles behind it besides the Falcon 9 to take astronauts to the ISS, so it would be Falcon heavy or Starship um no, not a current Falcon 9 and dragon art, yeah, heavy, it would be a little excessive to launch a Dragon, for example, to the ISS. because and I can make it so they don't use a heavy falcon and so far Starship has no plans involved with the ISS, let's see uh cookie, mentioning here at the Park View space in Florida, a big crowd for the big lawn, thank you. for keeping us all entertained until the countdown uh that's what I heard before that some people are using Steam to watch while they're watching the release so they're up to date which is great thank you all.
Awesome so we are very happy and again if you have any questions during this countdown make sure to tag Master Space Flight and chat we will answer all your questions during this um and we will try to answer yeah as much as we can. We're really on a lot of questions during this and we have some time for more, yeah, well, I actually have one for Alicia, here, because we got her right, oh no, nothing, nothing terrible, no, I know. because we talked about it earlier and this broadcast right when we started the broadcast about three hours ago, so I'm curious now that we're 27 minutes away from takeoff, uh, Alicia, six-month mission, what's some of the science that this equipment? will be doing during their six-month stay aboard the ISS oh yes, we're waiting.
Were you here for part one when I was going over all that science stuff? But it was like three hours ago, so that's true, it's okay if someone is tuning in. In um, so yeah, they're doing 222 experiments, um, a lot of them have to do with using the astronauts themselves as sort of guinea pigs, um, so they're going to do some immunity trials, uh, observing their immune functions in space. flight, so previously the European Space Agency had this test where they did it before and after while they were in flight, but now they have a new type of tube that they can use for it, so now they can test your blood in saliva in Flight, which will provide much more clarity for scientists moving forward.
They're also looking at things like their diets, so they'll try different types of diets while they're up there. Looking at um and neurocular syndrome, which is eye safety research, also some vascular testing, they're experimenting with these things called tissue chips, which are these little bioengineered devices that sort of mimic the function of human organs, so which things like hearts and brains and cartilage and all that, but the nice thing about them is that they can actually speed up the rate of degeneration or something over time, so things that would normally take months or years on Earth and in In space things also speed up a bit.
Now they can look at them and see how they react to treatments, on a longer scale, but on a shorter period of time, specifically, they're looking at some functions of the heart cells and some heart tissues for that and then. We're looking at some combustions, so yeah, I'm feeling unloading now. Some flammability testing to make sure they will be able to look at the materials and equipment they will use for future projects. Make sure they have a good way to get things out that doesn't affect them, and then what I like most, I think, is that they'll go outside the ISS on spacewalks and clean up the outside. um, in some of the ventilation systems where the life support systems are looking for microbial life, you know what survived even in the harsh environment of space, um, and in fact, what's interesting is that Ross Cosmos actually sampled it previously. of surfaces on the Russian side. from the ISS and they found things, they found some non-spore forming bacteria that were growing there in space, so this test will serve as a comparison for that, and you'll know just by looking at these extreme files, that's what you call these microorganisms that are capable of existing in the most hostile environments with an eye to just the planetary, you know, making sure that when they go to the moon or Mars or wherever, we're not actually contaminating other places as well. there's a lot of science in this case, it's actually going to be quite a bit, I mean, they always will be, but this one in particular has some really interesting things in it and you know, it's funny you mentioned the extreme files because it was right in Yellowstone National Park. and we were there to see bison and wolves and all that, but our tour guide was one of the biologists who studies Extremophiles and geysers in Yellowstone, so I immediately said, "Oh my God, I have so many questions for you because of Extremophiles in the space and it just went off and everyone else was like, but the wolves and I were like, calm down, we're talking about Europe right now, but oh my gosh, I love it, that's great, of course you did that, that was amazing one time you went. to have the opportunity to actually ask a subject matter expert about their topic, okay, sorry, I need to save you for the next 30 minutes, it was nice, yeah, exactly, uh, we have another question here at the end. , DM, uh, what engines are they pulling, I used to duck with the ISS, so which ones are they using here?
Oh yeah, so, interesting, interesting question, the normal Draco thrusters are the ones used to do the honor Maneuvers, the phase burns the small short pulses that take them to the ISS. and then align them with the docking target and then get them there, um, it's a bit of a misnomer because if they actually dock along the Velocity Vector, if they talk to the Harmony front docking port on the issi, it's in actually the ISS is documented with the dragon um Dragon just gets in front of the ISS and slows down a little bit and then just uses its thrusters to maintain alignment and the station just flies towards it and docks, it's a little different when it docks in the port facing space on our Harmony because then you're in the Radial Vector, not the Velocity Vector, so you're basically pointing towards Earth and that's when the dragon and the ISS dragon species have You have to do everything to stay inside. alignment with the ISS and moving down at the correct angle and the correct overall horizontal speed and correct vertical speeds to maintain that alignment with the docking system so that the Draco thrusters are used or whatever, but it depends on what you are talking about. and the orientation you're coming from determines who mates with who if that makes sense that makes a lot of sense uh Christie just confirmed wolves Europe no, it was wolves and Europe the discussion yes there are no rules because we were talking about Europe, yes there are wolves in Europe, but not in Europe, because Europe is underground, how true, not in the content or whatever.
I'll move on to a space podcast asking why the Draco flame inverters have been repainted from black to white. sense team demo 2. I still regret the flame diverters, some of the similar ones in I think some of the Drake super Draco thrusters, the abort thrusters are what we're talking about when we talk about super, so the supers drakes are abort thrusters, regular drakes are Everything's fine, I'm in orbit and hitting my thrusters to figure out why I need to go. I think the tips and bottom of the super trick used to be gray and now they are white, it's just a coloration and material change. which covers the opening of them to prevent moisture intrusion and I'm going to pause for a moment because yes, at seven seconds here it starts a little bit earlier, it's actually the T-minus vent 20 minutes, which means that rp1 feeds stage 2. is complete and closed and the erector conveyor lines are being purgedpreparing them for the densified flow.
There we go, confirmation of exactly what he was saying there, uh, and you can see that wonderful vent cloud that we have that indicates. that Falcon 9 is happy and healthy, we like a happy and healthy rocket at this point, the captain always looks at that, yes, Joe Presidio with a super 20 check waiting in Daytona Beach for crew 6 to light up the sky, enjoy the launch. show and uh thank you very much for that generous support and I hope you see a bright sky very soon which is a great good so Daytona from the trajectory point it will look like the stages are actually separating directly east of Um, and then don't go in, keep watching that second stage, since it's clear tonight in Florida, keep watching that second stage if you're in Florida, because what you'll eventually see is the first stage restarting its engine for landing, it'll burn a few 530 kilometers.
Northeast of the launch site today is the landing site, but you can see that entrance from land in Florida, 500 kilometers north, it's incredible, so definitely if you're along the east coast from North Carolina South and you have good skies. We should be able to see that that entrance doesn't burn up on landing, but the entrance burns down for good, and of course here, since we're at 18 and a half minutes in, you can see that the Erector Transporter Purge continues at full speed there and which will conclude here in a couple of minutes and then at T minus 16 minutes we will have the beginning of the densified liquid oxygen loading in stage two as a reminder, stage one is currently being loaded with rp1 kerosene, which is densified and cooled liquid oxygen , and the Falcon 9 actually uses cooled rp1 to densify it a bit more.
Other rockets generally use room temperature kerosene. The Atlas V, for example, is fueled with kerosene just as it reaches the pad and remains in that semi-fueled state until takeoff normally and Sorry, my normal morning alarm went off for you, Adrian, didn't it? Yeah, I was like, thanks, the phone and it was on the other side of the room, so it was like, oh well, it's actually really good. Period, I have to turn off my alarm so it doesn't scare me at 8am. m., which would only be about three hours of sleep. Yes Yes. I also want to thank you, Josh, here for 25, I just received the red team membership, thank you very much.
Thanks to everything you do, this channel brings so much joy to my life and I cannot express my gratitude for what you do. I love you all. Thank you so much Josh, this is truly a wonderful message and thank you. so much for that uh it warms my heart really thank you through your little heart yeah so we're getting close to a crew launch here all 16 minutes 40 seconds uh there's a pressure nearby so I'm asking why it's one of the water sprinklers spraying water right now uh and I think you can see it. I'm not sure if that's light, but I think there's actually one that's a little springy, but I don't think there's any meaning behind that, no, it's just part of it. of the general preparation and priming of the suppression systems um yeah that's it yeah and here's the launch countdown timeline again just to point out what we're going to see next.
We are now in the Second Stage lockdown slope again. It was simply announced. uh yeah, they will now load cryogenic liquid oxygen into the second stage in preparation for liftoff and the next step will be the engine casing, which will happen in 8 minutes and 40 seconds from now when the Falcon 9 begins to cool down. nine Merlin engines in preparation for takeoff, so yes, it's getting closer, we are definitely here at the very exciting moment of this countdown before everything happens very, very soon and I also can't point this out enough in this timeline . I love her so much.
Sorry, I know I have to say your timeline is fire. I love it. I know I love it. I love countdowns to upcoming milestones. That tickles me. No Yes. I have to say it every time I see it. It always surprises me, sorry, there are covers on the launch exhaust system engines on the Dragon, yes, to prevent moisture and weather intrusion, yes, I think you can see one of them right now, I mean, yes, yes of course. under the American flag there on that little protrusion sticking out of the main line of the outer mold basically a dragon it's one of the supers it's one of the four super Dracos on board the thrusters yeah this is a question that's interesting to answer because the question does SpaceX track adrenaline levels in astronauts, but I think we can generally ask the question?
Is estrogen health data tracked during launch? oh yeah, um, yeah, yeah, take it away Alicia, oh no, yeah, I mean absolutely, I mean, they're monitoring everything all the time their suits have so many sensors yeah, they need it, they need to really understand, you know the health of the crew and all, the lead-up and the actual flight envelope, yeah, there you have it, probably not adrenaline. levels because therefore you would have to constantly monitor the blood, I guess, but they will monitor a lot of health data of the astronauts and make sure that they are fine and healthy and feeling well.
Does SpaceX remove and repaint the dragon and booster for reuse? and so for the booster it actually answers no, uh, the boosters over time get very, very dull and, yes, they have some marks from their previous flights, but I think the dragons are cleaning up a lot, right? I mean, you can see it. Here in the crew capsule, you can basically see no signs that it flew into space, other than a few patches. Yeah, honestly, I'm not sure how much of the back case gets replaced from mission to mission, versus just cleaning and restoring it, but I am, but I know a lot about the outside, the outside, the egg, blah blah blah Oh my goodness, that word is hard to say, the exterior panels, um, yeah, sometimes they get replaced just because they're worn out, yeah, they installed the new one. heat shield new nose cone, a new trunk and the whole forward bulkhead for this, there you go, that helps withstand another heat of re-entry and the docking and the loading face, um and then the steering and thrust of the ship space, and I think that's a good point.
What Alice needs to say is that although it is reusable, it is a reusable spacecraft, which does not mean that every little detail on it is reused or, if they are reused, some critical components, such as abort thrusters and engines, just they would be certified for a smaller number of flights than others um just because of the criticality of some of those systems yeah there we go David Kennedy sorry Derek Kenny asks what kind of testing regime does this booster have to be ready for launch? of a crew in their first I'll go and answer part of this question because they will first be fired as a booster at McGregor, they will do a full fulleration test there where they will fire the engines and qualify the booster for launch and then they will also statically do each other. test fire, which is a short iteration static fire that they will also do at the cape, so there are at least two qualification shots that the boosters have to do before they launch and I'm sure there will be many more inspections done with this propeller. to make sure it is safe and sound for the launch crew and not only that, but all information from all other Falcon 9 flights, raw or not, is fed into the data that is used to determine flight justification and flight reliability, uh, and in fact, you I know during NSF Live today we were covering with Alex some of the open topics that they were discussing in the flight readiness review and the launch readiness review for this mission in particular, including a fire in the center engine of another booster, but they were actually able to do it on that one. to show that it was unique, the problem that occurred was unique to that booster and would not be a problem here today, so the high flight rate of the Falcon 9 today will be the 205th flight of the Falcon 9. um, so the extremely high The flight speed also really benefits the appearance of the data and the understanding that the newer thrusters, as well as the used thrusters with numerous numbers at the end, are safe for the crew and with that we get closer to 10 minutes to the launch and with that.
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They're really getting here, um, very close, with the engine cooldown occurring in about one minute and 15 seconds. I was going to say that the vehicle is about to start configuring for launch. just like Ugh, they're going to have a lot of fun. I can't wait, you know the way the dragon is venting right now. I wonder what it will be like to stand there looking out the windows and see the steam rising against the window. It's an amazing feeling and they always say it feels like you're like a dragon, like it's living, like breathing, it's like you know, like it's creaking beneath you, it's alive and that's it, like the Dragon Crews they could actually experience that thermal contraction. and the cooling of the rocket from inside the capsule is actually very interesting.
The sensations must be, sometimes you really get that sensation, for example, when we have microphones very close to Starship, you really hear how everything moves, there are a lot of bombs going. uh sounds everywhere and this is of course this is another rocket here this is Falcon 9 it has the same size uh type of bombs the same type of sounds of tanks filling so yes it is a very active vehicle and just to confirm here engine The cold has started there, it's ah, I was faster SpaceX and uh, with that, the nine Merlin engines under the Falcon 9 are preparing to fire in just 6 minutes and 40 seconds from now, moving down the line of time, we have one of the two more milestones. before this happens we have the dragon transition into inner power which means yes the dragon is basically in eternal power.
I mean, Madison explains himself in five minutes, uh, which is 15 minutes, so pushing the shutdown of stage one underway now is really shutting down all these parts of the rocket that are getting ready for launch and, of course, then in one minute, which is a very important point in a Falcon 9 countdown, that's where the rocket will take over what can be counted. Basically, and uh, the internal communication, the Falcon 9's startup computers are studying and yeah, basically, it's preparing to fly, so yeah, for five minutes and 40 seconds and just to point that out here again, uh, because I think we haven't talked about that. uh, in a moment of countdown to see well, actually to be aware, we are seeing a t tab loading issue and our troubleshooting is still underway, but we have some further evaluation before making a final decision, we will reach a final reading before t0 oh. that's new so let's talk real quick about t-tabs so t-tab is how you start the engines.
It is the igniter material that allows the spark which then allows the propellant and oxidizer to start burning together. It's that green flash that you see the engines in the ignition figure for the terminal count, that's good to hear for Dragon, uh, dragon, for a strong rear retract, that's also good, um, to hear, but part of the tab T is loaded in the vehicle for in-flight ignitions, such as restarts. of the engines, but the engines are actually lit by t-tep from the ground at the beginning, so it's a very interesting thing that you'll see how far they end up going here, but that's very rare to hear. a hawk 9countdown so far yes, it is certainly not an expected call and I must say it is strange to hear it.
Oh I thought I heard youthese incredible views from today's launch broadcast and on the field, we also had Julia Beggar with us today providing photos, we also had Sawyer Rosenstein early on for some commentary as well as from the field, and we had Stephen. Marr in the field in addition to providing photography and with that I want to conclude today's launch broadcast. I thank you all for watching and we'll see you all, hopefully, for the next attempt at this and of course for any upcoming Falcon 9 releases, see you there, thanks guys, propulsion continues to be Marvel's pressure, looks good work right now, phenomenal, you bet it's ok, we don't need any more of these!

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