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WATCH: Astronauts prepare for rare splashdown in SpaceX capsule, target is 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 - Boing Boing
WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1.
WATCH THE SPLASHDOWN EVENT LIVE HERE, the SpaceX video embed in this post will go live with pre-event content sometime before 7pm EDT on Saturday August 1. NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years. SpaceX and NASA are targeting 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 for Crew Dragon and the two astronauts to depart the orbiting laboratory and return to Earth, tweeted SpaceX late Friday evening. From SpaceX, here is the timeline for NASA and SpaceX to return Crew Dragon Endeavour this weekend. From the SpaceX announcement about the highly anticipated space event: On Saturday, May 30, SpaceXs Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragons second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASAs Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and the next day Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. This test flight with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on board the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the United States. SpaceX and NASA are now targeting 7:34 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 1 for Crew Dragon to autonomously undock from the Space Station, with the two astronauts aboard the spacecraft, and return to Earth. Approximately 19 hours later, after jettisoning its trunk and re-entering Earths atmosphere, Dragon will splash down at one of seven targeted water landing sites off the coast of Florida at 2:42 p.m. EDT on Sunday, August 2. The Demo-2 mission is the final major milestone for SpaceXs human spaceflight system to be certified by NASA for operational crew missions to and from the International Space Station. Once the Demo-2 mission is complete, and the SpaceX and NASA teams have reviewed all the data for certification, NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker, and JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi will fly on Dragons first six-month operational mission (Crew-1) targeted for late September. And don't miss the AP story about the two U.S. astronauts who are about to make the first splashdown return in 45 years. These heroes say theyll absolutely have barf bags at hand, water landings can be nausea-inducing. SpaceX and NASA plan to bring Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken back Sunday afternoon in the companys Dragon capsule, aiming for the Gulf of Mexico just off the Florida Panhandle. Flight controllers are keeping close watch on Hurricane Isaias, expected to stick to Floridas east coast. Hurley said if he and Behnken get sick while bobbing in the waves awaiting recovery, it wont be the first time for a crew. Astronauts returning in the early 1970s from Skylab, NASAs first space station, did not feel well following splashdown, Hurley noted. Feeling sick is the way it is with a water landing, he said during the crews final news conference from the International Space Station. This will be SpaceXs first splashdown with astronauts on board, ending a two-month test flight that began May 30 at NASAs Kennedy Space Center the first launch of a crew from the U.S. in nearly a decade. The capsule has been docked at the space station since May 31, allowing Hurley and Behnken to chip in with spacewalks and experiments. 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Milton Glaser, legendary graphic designer, RIP - Boing Boing
Milton Glaser, the graphic designer who defined the visual style of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at age 91 of a stroke. Thanks for all the color, Mr. Glaser. You’ve seen his work everywhere,…
We were excited by the very idea that we could use anything in the visual history of humankind as influence, Mr. Glaser, who designed more than 400 posters over the course of his career, said in an interview for the book The Push Pin Graphic: A Quarter Century of Innovative Design and Illustration (2004). Art Nouveau, Chinese wash drawing, German woodcuts, American primitive paintings, the Viennese secession and cartoons of the 30s were an endless source of inspiration, he added. All the things that the doctrine of orthodox modernism seemed to have contempt for ornamentation, narrative illustration, visual ambiguity attracted us. Mr. Glaser delighted in combining visual elements and stylistic motifs from far-flung sources. For a 1968 ad for Olivetti, he modified a 15th-century painting by Piero di Cosimo showing a mourning dog and inserted the Italian companys latest portable typewriter at the feet of the dead nymph in the original artwork. For the Dylan poster, a promotional piece included in the 1967 album Bob Dylans Greatest Hits, he created a simple outline of the singers head, based on a black-and-white self-portrait silhouette by Marcel Duchamp, and added thick, wavy bands of color for the hair, forms he imported from Islamic art.