• Robert G. Oler

    go baby go go baby go

  • Michael Halpern

    Now get B1051 over there, they have a date at 39a or 40

  • therealdmt

    Lookin’ good!

  • windbourne

    Sadly, looks like it will be pushed to past turkey day unless they launch in first week of September.

  • Michael Halpern

    Current schedule says August 31st
    Because IDA 2 is unused it really shouldn’t be difficult to fit it in

  • Cameron

    True, it shouldn’t, but given the history of NASA’s handling of the program, I wouldn’t get hopes up too high.
    Getting commercial crew flying and certified SHOULD be top priority, but…

  • ThomasLMatula

    What SpaceX should do is put it on a FH and send it around the Moon for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8. They could use it to remind NASA about when astronauts used to “boldly go where no one went before…”

  • Robert G. Oler

    a really non anniversary what I would do is do it on a FH…for the 50th anniversary of men landing on the moon

  • delphinus100

    Mmm…maybe, but not the *first* time out…

  • Congrats. That represents a lot of hard work.

  • Michael Halpern

    All things considered they have handled it pretty well, given the budget, being that they wont have operational control of the vehicles, and the future that is riding on them, caution is well warranted, but its going faster than any other post-Apollo HSF program.

  • windbourne

    Japan has ship coming in 2 week of September. Apparently, they do not want both up there at same time.

  • Michael Halpern

    yeah I read that theres a lot of cargo missions and a crew rotation between Sept and Oct, still they have a month and a half to figure it out

  • Michael Halpern

    apparently theres issues with a lot of cargo ships, a crew rotation meaning a temp low crew, and so on, doesn’t preclude it happening it September or October, but for instance Japan’s cargo vehicle is going to be there to the same module as Dragon 2 will dock with, a Cygnus, maybe a progress,

    SpaceX plans to put crew supplies on DM-1 and there is going to be a shortage of crew time available to unload and unload vehicles, seeing as for that period that could be almost all they are doing. Obviously they will have to shuffle things around, if they cant fit it in otherwise,

  • Michael Halpern

    could they delay the HTV? some of the more typical crew supplies like food and maintenance supplies (repair kits or whatever they call them) could be transported by DM-1

  • P.K. Sink

    I’d hate to see SX lose it’s edge to Boeing…just because NASA can’t seem to find the time for it.

  • envy

    If you read the NSF article on the topic, they go into how busy the ISS schedule is in Sept/Oct timeframe.

  • Michael Halpern

    Things can be moved

  • windbourne

    That is a good point. Hopefully, iss team will give priority to CCdev . It really is needed.

  • Michael Halpern

    To me the obvious answer is to move the HTV mission to November, almost immediately followed by DM-2 if ready