Lyrics to Planet Caravan – Wake-up music played in flight.
We sail through endless skies, stars shine like eyes, the black night sighs, The moon in silver trees, falls down in tears, light of the night, The earth, a purple blaze, of sapphire haze, in orbit always, While down below the trees, bathed in cool breeze, silver starlight breaks down the night, And so we pass on by the crimson eye, of great god Mars as we travel the universe
Elon Musk’s Space-X Dragon capsule heads for space. A joint venture between Space-X and NASA and the first manned rocket from the USA since 2011. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way to the ISS.
WOW! That was an impressive take off and not to mention the landing of the first stage on a ship, almost as astounding as missions like the Sputnik, Gagarin and the moon landing.
I had written a long piece about despair, which I was about to post but that will have to wait for another day.
Elon Musk talks to the astronauts shortly before their first weather aborted takeoff.
Inside the Dragon capsule waiting for take off.
Lift off! … and the Dragon capsule heads for the ISS.
Successful docking of Dragon with the ISS 16:16 CET
Above instrument view inside the Dragon cockpit during live docking and underneath the docking simulator, which I tried and failed but it was fun trying.
Dragon capsule meters from docking with the ISS.