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Apr 18 • 25 tweets • 4 min read
SLS rollback and future timelines news conference updates. Thread ⬇️
2/x: "We are absolutely going back out and we are absolutely going to do a wet dress rehearsal," NASA says. The exact timing and which option to do that are under discussion.
Apr 11 • 21 tweets • 3 min read
#SLS Wet Dress Rehersal update from #NASA. A thread: 1/x
2/x: NASA confirms "minimal propellant operations" on the ICPS (interim cryogenic propulsion stage) with a heavily modified Wet Dress on Thursday, April 14 focusing on the Core Stage with T0 slated for 14:40 EDT / 18:40 UTC.
Apr 5 • 16 tweets • 3 min read
#NASA SLS Wet Dress Rehearsal teleconference updates for #Artemis. A thread...⬇️
1/x: There 2 primary test objectives and 5 secondaries. 1 primary and 3 secondaries have been completed. Cyrogenics are the outstanding categories.
Apr 3 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
#Artemis post-Wet Dress Rehearsal scrub telecon updates from #NASA. A thread....⬇️
Teams knew Friday that the weather would be a challenge, but all was good to proceed. Severe weather materialized as expected Saturday afternoon. Lightning strike (4 strikes) inside pad on Saturday. 1/x
Jul 29, 2021 • 10 tweets • 2 min read
NASA TV, Rob Navias, updating the situation now. Thread⬇️
- Zvezda's hatch was opened and crew was in process of getting things up and running when at 12:45pm EDT, Nauka began firing uncontrolled. ISS 45 degrees out of attitude. NO DANGER TO CREW! 1/x
Progress thrusters were used to regain ISS nominal attitude. Station is in a good configuration now. Russia teams will working Nauka thruster issue. 2/x
Jul 21, 2021 • 11 tweets • 4 min read
Good things come to those (modules) that wait. It's LAUNCH DAY for the #Nauka science lab! The long-delayed module finally gets its time to shine. Liftoff is set for 14:58:21 UTC / 10:58:21 EDT form Baikonur
Peter Beck notes it's still early days. Stage back less than 48 hours. Really just starting to dissect everything. TEST COMPLETE SUCCESS... even more than we set out to do on this mission. This proved it is feasible and Electron CAN BE MADE REUSABLE! 2/x
Getting ready for @NASA's & @BoeingSpace's teleconference for #Starliner updates now that the Independent Review Team has finished their report. Thread:
Doug Levarro (NASA): Going to use today to "close out what we've been doing." <----- That better not mean no more updates, @NASA
Interesting notes: .... 1/91. Docking to the Station was a contractual requirement for #OFT but - basically - NASA might waive it/allow contract to not be completely fulfilled in order to proceed to the Crew Flight Test. 2/9
Nov 7, 2019 • 26 tweets • 17 min read
NASA and @BoeingSpace are about update media the #Starliner Pad Abort Test from Monday. Stand by for updates....
@BoeingSpace Boeing says harshest critics are the crew. All CFT crew were there. They all said "great" and "successful test." #Starliner#NASA