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Three men ready to fly their Soyuz capsule to space (launch 23:14 EST)
SpaceflightNow ^ | 11-13-2011 | SpaceFlightNow

Posted on 11/13/2011 8:15:05 PM PST by NonValueAdded

After exhaustive work to recover from a dramatic August launch failure, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying two cosmonauts and a NASA astronaut was poised for blastoff late Sunday on a delayed flight to the International Space Station, the program's first manned launching since the U.S. shuttle was retired.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: hitchhikers; launch; nasa; obama; obamalegacy; russian; soyuz; space
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1 posted on 11/13/2011 8:15:07 PM PST by NonValueAdded
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To: KevinDavis

ping


2 posted on 11/13/2011 8:15:37 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: NonValueAdded

T minus 4 minutes


3 posted on 11/13/2011 8:17:09 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: NonValueAdded
is that snow???
4 posted on 11/13/2011 8:18:03 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Looks like it ... mama mia!


5 posted on 11/13/2011 8:18:42 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: NonValueAdded

How depressing that our astronauts have to hitch a ride with the Russians.


6 posted on 11/13/2011 8:18:58 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: Chode

OMG it is snowing!


7 posted on 11/13/2011 8:20:14 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: NonValueAdded
A$$ gas or cash Amerikanski—nobody rides for free.
8 posted on 11/13/2011 8:20:44 PM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: NonValueAdded

LIFTOFF


9 posted on 11/13/2011 8:21:38 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: NonValueAdded

booster jettison, all parameters nominal


10 posted on 11/13/2011 8:23:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: NonValueAdded

Space flight is cool. Even with an old Soyuz.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 8:25:40 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Perry! Our First Special Needs President!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Those rockets look the same as they did 30+ years ago.


12 posted on 11/13/2011 8:25:57 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Dagnabitt

3rd stage activated ... interesting view out their window.


13 posted on 11/13/2011 8:26:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: Montanabound
It is depressing, but the Ruskis have a good record of safe launches, for pretty cheap, all things considered.

We could do that here, without interference from those that are here to protect us. And fleece us.

/johnny

14 posted on 11/13/2011 8:26:49 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: NonValueAdded
OMG it is snowing!

Like it never snows on there. Is winter, tovarich. Rockets must launch. Engineer stupid cold weather into design.

And they do a darn good job of it.

/johnny

15 posted on 11/13/2011 8:30:15 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

3rd stage sep ... crew has reached orbit


16 posted on 11/13/2011 8:30:31 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: JRandomFreeper

da, makes sense. Just so strange to see after all the launch weather angst here in Florida each flight


17 posted on 11/13/2011 8:32:42 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: JRandomFreeper

launch temp 24 degrees (assume F as it was the Americanski reporter)


18 posted on 11/13/2011 8:34:03 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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To: smokingfrog
Those rockets look the same as they did 30+ years ago.

That's funny. Our premier heavy sub-sonic bomber (B-52) looks the same as it did 50 years ago (plus/minus some bumps and humps).

When you figure out the correct engineering solution, stick with it.

I hate that it's not us, but cudo's to the engineers that did it.

/johnny

19 posted on 11/13/2011 8:34:05 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: NonValueAdded
da...
20 posted on 11/13/2011 8:37:15 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dagnabitt

What is a Soyuz? It’s a capsule,isn’t it? Didn’t the American astronaut who went to space with the Russians come back to Earth in one? I remember seeing one of our astronauts being pulled out of some type of capsule.


21 posted on 11/13/2011 8:37:33 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: NonValueAdded

ISS Docking coverage on SpaceflightNow begins Tuesday night at 11 PM CST.


22 posted on 11/13/2011 8:39:22 PM PST by NonValueAdded (At 4 AM, it is a test; at 2 PM, it is a demonstration)
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23 posted on 11/13/2011 8:40:36 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Two US guys came down in a Soyuz (along with the Russian Cmdr) some months after the Columbia burned up, and the STS was grounded, yet again.


24 posted on 11/13/2011 8:45:50 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke

I’ve never heard of a Soyuz until now. I looked it up on Wkipedia.I saw an image of one coming down over land,with a parachute attatched to it.


25 posted on 11/13/2011 8:49:02 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: smokingfrog

If it ain’t broke....


26 posted on 11/13/2011 8:54:24 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Soyuz is both the booster type and capsule.


27 posted on 11/13/2011 8:55:25 PM PST by omega4179 (We can't wait!............. for the end of an error.....1-20-13)
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To: NonValueAdded
crew has reached orbit

You just have to have faith. And luck. And bulldog determination.

I'm sure that several bars in kamchatka are rocking and rolling tonight. I would be, were I there, and part of the team. ;)

/johnny

28 posted on 11/13/2011 8:58:39 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: omega4179

It looks like it would be pretty cramped,especially when coming back down to earth.

I can’t imagine being in space. I wonder what that would be like. From what I understand the heart shrinks. Sounds safe enough...


29 posted on 11/13/2011 8:59:04 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Russians do like to drink,don’t they?


30 posted on 11/13/2011 9:00:09 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
I’ve never heard of a Soyuz until now.

Oy! you missed the '60s and '70s?

I can draw components of it, given a quadrille pad and mechanical pencil.

/johnny

31 posted on 11/13/2011 9:01:22 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Yes, they do. And eat, and sing, and party, and work.

Yuri established a custom on his way out to the rocket, before he was the first human to orbit earth... He stopped to pee on the right rear wheel of the bus that was transporting him. Even American astronauts do today, when they fly Soyuz.

And never forget Alan Shepard's prayer aka astronaut's prayer.... "Dear Lord, don't let me f--- up".

Rich history, there, in history. If you study it.

/johnny

32 posted on 11/13/2011 9:08:24 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I was born in 1976. Is it good that I missed the 70’s?


33 posted on 11/13/2011 9:16:44 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s not Kamchatka but Baikonur, Kazakhstan where they launch the rockets!


34 posted on 11/13/2011 9:20:12 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NonValueAdded

If they were on the same inclination as the Mars-Grunt satellite that’s stranded in LEO they could get out and kick its tires to get it going again!


35 posted on 11/13/2011 9:24:10 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Probably good you missed the '60s anyway. ;)

And you never had to own a polyester leisure suit. Be thankful for small favors. But do try to study history. Even the local, recent stuff. Say, from 200 BC to now. It can be technically facinating to see where our world came from.

/johnny

36 posted on 11/13/2011 9:31:48 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m somewhat familiar with the 60’s and the 70’s,the latter being the decade I’m the most fascinated with.


37 posted on 11/13/2011 9:34:35 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
You are correct. I was thinking of Petropavlovsk. Old habits die hard. Not that I'm old. ;)

/johnny

38 posted on 11/13/2011 9:36:06 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

What was Nixon’s “Checker Speech” about?


39 posted on 11/13/2011 10:11:30 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Corruption. But Nixon said he wouldn't give back the dog. I actually watched it live.

/johnny

40 posted on 11/13/2011 10:18:16 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I knew he had a dog named Checkers. I was wondering why his speech shared his dog’s name.

BTW wasn’t it in black and white?


41 posted on 11/13/2011 10:21:36 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
When did cast iron (not banded) field pieces come into use?

When did the nordlanders begin using very long sticks with pointy ends (century is good enough)?

Which Russian Tsar came to the east to europe to learn shipbuilding?

What language was spoken in Israel in 2 BC? Besides latin?

We can go on. I was there for some of it. But not all of it. I'm not that old. Yet. ;)

/johnny

42 posted on 11/13/2011 10:24:09 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
BTW wasn’t it in black and white?

I was watching on a TV built from a kit, from a mail-order electronics school. EVERYTHING was black and white on television back then for poor folk.

But the real world? It was rich in color, and smells and tastes. And young, pretty girls. ;)

I was stupid then, as that is the curse of the young.

/johnny

43 posted on 11/13/2011 10:29:27 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Baikonur is leased by the Russians from the Kazakhs. After the fall of the Soviet Union, the space program encountered severe financial difficulties but its now back on track.


44 posted on 11/13/2011 10:45:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Is it good that I missed the 70’s?

Yes.

45 posted on 11/13/2011 10:47:34 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

I didn’t miss the Seventies technically,but I obviously don’t remember anything. I was all of 3 when Carter was President. I know that there was an energy crisis and that gas was scarce,along with the fact that you couldn’t get gas whenever you wanted,with the odd-and-even day fill-up. How did they determine who went on the odd days and the even days? Carter did a really dumb thing with the introduction of the metric system. Didn’t he also allow 1000’s of Cubans from Castro’s jails into the U.S.?

Weren’t a lot of people high on coke in the Seventies? I know it was quite popular with the rich people.

Obama is far worse than the peanut farmer,isn’t he?


46 posted on 11/13/2011 11:02:39 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Isn’t Polyester flammable?


47 posted on 11/13/2011 11:03:54 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL.You were there for some of it.

Wasn’t Aramaic spoken during that time?


48 posted on 11/13/2011 11:06:30 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

In my sister’s history book there’s a photo of Nixon getting into the helicopter with his arms extended and flashing the peace sign. I love the grin on his face.


49 posted on 11/13/2011 11:10:27 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Straight and proud.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
Obama is far worse than the peanut farmer,isn’t he?

Yes.

But the peanut farmer was really bad.

Obama's explicit agenda is to cut America down to size. Carter wanted America to be great, but didn't have a clue how to go about it.

50 posted on 11/13/2011 11:13:11 PM PST by cynwoody
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