Re: Test flight of Dragon spacecraft this week

From: John Burns (seesat@john.geek.nz)
Date: Wed Dec 08 2010 - 08:23:21 UTC

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    After a few emails citing my ambiguous "Wednesday", I thought I'd repost.
    
    The Launch is scheduled for:
    
    0600 PST Wednesday 8th December 2010
    1400 UTC Wednesday 8th December 2010
    0300 NZDT Thursday 9th December 2010
    
    This was from an email from a SpaceX employee I received two hours ago.
    
    John Burns
    http://www.john.geek.nz
    
    On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 9:06 PM, John Burns <seesat@john.geek.nz> wrote:
    > A close friend of mine works at SpaceX.
    >
    > Launch is expected at 6am California time on Wednesday.
    >
    > There will be a live webcast of the launch, orbits, and reentry,
    > starting at around 5:15am PST tomorrow morning on the SpaceX website
    > www.spacex.com and continuing through the mission until around
    > 10:00am.
    >
    > The rocket will deliver the first Dragon Capsule into low Earth orbit,
    > where it will circle the Earth 3 times and then re-enter for a
    > spash-down and recovery just off the California Coast. If successful,
    > the next Dragon capsule will launch and dock with the International
    > Space Station next year on the first of a series of post Space Shuttle
    > resupply missions.
    >
    > Cheers
    >
    > John Burns
    > http://www.john.geek.nz
    >
    > On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 7:13 AM, Robert Holdsworth <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz> wrote:
    >> Sorry you are correct, Wednesday this week earliest.
    >>
    >> No time to go into more detail just now sorry
    >>
    >> Robert
    >>
    >> ----- Original Message -----
    >> From: "Rob Dale" <rdale@skywatch.org>
    >> To: "Robert Holdsworth" <robbonz1@xtra.co.nz>; "Seesat List"
    >> <SeeSat-L@satobs.org>
    >> Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2010 2:36 AM
    >> Subject: RE: Test flight of Dragon spacecraft this week
    >>
    >>
    >>> Are you sure? Everything coming from SpaceX I can find still says this
    >>> week -- do you have any inside info to share?
    >>>
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/232ob9o
    >>>
    >>> - Rob
    >>>
    >>>> -----Original Message-----
    >>>> From: seesat-l-bounces+rdale=skywatch.org@satobs.org [mailto:seesat-l-
    >>>> bounces+rdale=skywatch.org@satobs.org] On Behalf Of Robert Holdsworth
    >>>> Sent: Tuesday, December 07, 2010 1:10
    >>>> To: Seesat List
    >>>> Subject: Re: Test flight of Dragon spacecraft this week
    >>>>
    >>>> Postponed to Wednesday next week earliest.
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