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    Upcoming Schedule of launches etc, some of which will be broadcast LIVE, and some NOT . . .

    > Spaceflight Now
    > Upcoming Rocket Launch List - SpaceCoastLaunches
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    Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed mission in the United States Apollo program, the third to land on the Moon, and the first to land in the lunar highlands. It was the last of the "H missions", landings at specific sites of scientific interest on the Moon for two-day stays with two lunar extravehicular activities (EVAs or moonwalks).

    The mission was originally scheduled for 1970, but was postponed because of the investigation following the failure of Apollo 13 to reach the Moon's surface, and the need for modifications to the spacecraft as a result. Commander Alan Shepard, Command Module Pilot Stuart Roosa, and Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell launched on their nine-day mission on Sunday, January 31, 1971, at 4:03:02 p.m. EST. En route to the lunar landing, the crew overcame malfunctions that might have resulted in a second consecutive aborted mission, and possibly, the premature end of the Apollo program.

    Shepard and Mitchell made their lunar landing on February 5 in the Fra Mauro formation – originally the target of Apollo 13. During the two walks on the surface, they collected 94.35 pounds (42.80 kg) of Moon rocks and deployed several scientific experiments. To the dismay of some geologists, Shepard and Mitchell did not reach the rim of Cone crater as had been planned, though they came close. In Apollo 14's most famous incident, Shepard hit two golf balls he had brought with him with a makeshift club.

    While Shepard and Mitchell were on the surface, Roosa remained in lunar orbit aboard the Command and Service Module, performing scientific experiments and photographing the Moon, including the landing site of the future Apollo 16 mission. He took several hundred seeds on the mission, many of which were germinated on return, resulting in the so-called Moon trees, that were widely distributed in the following years. After liftoff from the lunar surface and a successful docking, the spacecraft was flown back to Earth where the three astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean on February 9.

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    It still looks set for the SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Launch on Sunday the 31-Oct-2021.
    The Launch time set at present is 06:21 a.m. GMT [2:21 a.m. EDT].

    > SpaceX Crew Dragon Spacecraft Launch
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    Hope they get the weather they need.
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    Blue Origin and Sierra Space have announced plans for Orbital Reef, a commercially developed, owned, and operated space station to be built in low Earth orbit. The station will open the next chapter of human space exploration and development by facilitating the growth of a vibrant ecosystem and business model for the future. Orbital Reef is backed by space industry leaders and teammates including Boeing, Redwire Space, Genesis Engineering Solutions, and Arizona State University.

    Designed to open multiple new markets in space, Orbital Reef will provide anyone with the opportunity to establish their own address on orbit. This unique destination will offer research, industrial, international, and commercial customers the cost competitive end-to-end services they need including space transportation and logistics, space habitation, equipment accommodation, and operations including onboard crew. The station will start operating in the second half of this decade.

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    SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket & Crew Dragon Spacecraft Launch - Sunday the 31-Oct-2021:

    This is STILL at present, scheduled to lift off from the Kennedy Historic Launch Complex 39A at 02:21 a.m. EDT [ 06:21 a.m. GMT ] on Sunday the 31-Oct-2021.

    > SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endurance Arrives at Rocket Hangar in Awesome Photos
    > NASA Administrator Briefing Today, Oct. 29
    > Commercial Crew Program Resources
    > Commercial Crew Program - American Rockets / American Spacecraft / American Soil [ PDF ]


    FULL launch Schedule . . .

    > Falcon 9 Rocket & Crew Dragon Spacecraft Launch - Crew-3 Mission


    NOTE:- All EDT Times Are Approximate.

    > Countdown

    hhmmss - EVENT
    00:45:00 - SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for propellant load
    00:42:00 - Crew access arm retracts
    00:37:00 - Dragon's launch escape system is armed
    00:35:00 - RP-1 (rocket grade kerosene) loading begins
    00:35:00 - 1st stage LOX (liquid oxygen) loading begins
    00:16:00 - 2nd stage LOX loading begins
    00:07:00 - Falcon 9 begins engine chill prior to launch
    00:05:00 - Dragon transitions to internal power
    00:01:00 - Command flight computer to begin final prelaunch checks
    00:01:00 - Propellant tank pressurization to flight pressure begins
    00:00:45 - SpaceX Launch Director verifies go for launch
    00:00:03 - Engine controller commands engine ignition sequence to start
    00:00:00 - Falcon 9 liftoff

    > Launch, Landing, and Deployment

    hhmmss - EVENT
    00:01:02 - Max Q (moment of peak mechanical stress on the rocket)
    00:02:36 - 1st stage main engine cutoff (MECO)
    00:02:40 - 1st and 2nd stages separate
    00:02:41 - 2nd stage engine starts
    00:07:30 - 1st stage entry burn
    00:08:48 - 2nd stage engine cutoff (SECO-1)
    00:09:02 - 1st stage landing burn
    00:09:30 - 1st stage landing
    00:11:39 - Dragon separates from 2nd stage
    00:12:39 - Dragon nosecone open sequence begins

    POSTPONED until Tuesday the 02-Nov-2021 due to Weather
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