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Inspiration 4 Crew Opening The SpaceX Dragon Cupola For The First Time

Inspiration 4 Crew Opening The SpaceX Dragon Cupola For The First Time

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  • By - skpl

QianCai

What is Hayley Arceneaux rapidly unspooling like the mission depends on it only to promptly forget about?


skpl

Hatch seal cover - It covers the rim of the hatch to protect it from damage, reducing the likelihood of any future air leak. It can be removed quickly if needed (hence the red tabs).


SelfMadeMFr

We put them on the doors inside submarines too.


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SelfMadeMFr

Gotta keep that flawless for an air tight seal!


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Reacher-Said-N0thing

Submarines are built to withstand pressures from 1 to 500 atmospheres. Space ships are built to withstand 0 to 1.


round-earth-theory

Spaceships also undergo massive changes in g forces and tons of shaking. Not to mention huge swings in temperature that unevenly affect the craft. Pressure isn't the baddie here.


dan-hill

I think it is a Futurama reference for when the ship was being pulled to the bottom of the ocean.


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Robbie_Boucher

I love a good futurama reference.


Danobing

This is true. Real world testing on space craft is insane. I'm reading Apollo 13 right now and one issue they had was not being able to rotate the craft axially when they had the first explosion, one side baked and the other got super cold. Just some additional fun reading. https://www1.grc.nasa.gov/facilities/sec/


SelfMadeMFr

And yet, space ships and submarines use similar devices to protect the seating surfaces of sealing doors. 😳


FaceDeer

A space ship is just a submarine that's been turned inside out, after all.


blorbschploble

Ah my favorite futurama joke


FragrantExcitement

For air leaks?


SelfMadeMFr

Yes. Air, smoke, water, what ever.


Dexter_Adams

Jesus, I hope theres no water leaks in space


creative_usr_name

There was a water/coolant leak in a spacesuit not that long ago. Probably even more terrifying than at a hatch.


S9Togusa

Chris Hadfield got water or cleaning solution in his eye five hours into a space walk.


iSkruf

It was sweat dissolving the anti fog coating on the visor IIRC


CoysDave

Keep air in, keep fire out, keep air from fire, keep water out, mix water with fire without mixing water and fire with air and people, etc. Properly sealing hatches are quite literally the most crucial part of the boat.


tree_mitty

Thanks! I was wondering why she brought her purse to space and why she was frantically looking for something.


physpher

I thought it was a CVS receipt in her purse.


MintberryCruuuunch

Still printing back on Earth.


WorldsBestLandlord

This is the reason I read comments


hypoxiate

I thought she'd smuggled toilet paper aboard. 🥴


jaxdraw

Chapstick, it's always chapstick


FIakBeard

Thank you, I had been wondering but hadn't run down the answer yet. What an amazing astronaut she became, heartwarming and inspiring.


The-Real-Catman

That last name feels like it should be used for a legendary pokeman


haberdasherhero

Most cajun names sound like pokemon. Gotta get me dat Moreaux. Den I gonna catch me dat legendary Thibodeaux. Gotta catch dem all cher!


baptsiste

Mais, I jus caught me a Bourriaque in ma trot line.


EMPulseKC

A wild Dauterive has appeared...


Xianthamist

As someone who is half Thibodeaux, yes


baptsiste

I wonder where she’s from. Pretty common name here in south Louisiana.


HeavyLogix

Louisiana Source: I watched Netflix


snicksnackpack

St. Francisville. Went to Southeastern Louisiana University with her. My wife was her sorority sister. She’s exactly as kind-hearted as you would expect.


bushrodwashington

CVS receipt?


collapse-and-crush

Imagine if there was a giant sticker on the outside obstructing the view that said remove before launch.


ListenItWillHear

"This dome certified by inspector "


Hotarg

"Im gonna find inspector 5, and beat it out of him"


510Threaded

Maybe if we kick the ass of inspector 2 and inspector 3


Yes_I_Fuck_Foxes

Come on man, you know addition never solves anything!


TravelingHoid

Inspector No.5 Can kiss my shiny metal ass!


Rhinoflower

"You acknowledge that by removing this sticker that you void the warranty of this spaceship"


Dr_SnM

story time! I used to work for Mitsubishi and we made Magnas for Australia, the US and Japan. A car arrived in the US and was purchased by, I'm assuming a nice American. Then the weather was really cold so the window iced up. Except for where a QC worker had previously written "Trans Fucked" in marker. It had been removed after the transmission had been replaced but obviously there was some residue left that prevented ice from forming. The nice American got a new replacement for their trouble and we changed our QC procedure to not include writing on the windows.


abqnm666

Also FYI, for Americans who don't recognize the name Mitsubishi Magna, the Magna was sold as the "Diamante" in the US (and many other countries). Nice car, my grandmother had one when they first came out here, and for the time it was pretty quick. Neat story though!


Dr_SnM

Ah thanks! I had completely forgotten what we branded them as for the US


abqnm666

No worries, just figured I'd preempt the need for others to ask about it or Google it. I just remember the Magna name because it was printed on the service manual (it said "Diamante/Magna") which was the end item on my grandfather's bookshelf in the garage, so that was the first thing you always got to see as you walked through the door into the garage from the house, so I saw it hundreds of times in the years they had it.


Dr_SnM

Awesome. Maybe I put a door on your Grandpa's car!


abqnm666

Well you did a good job then, as there were never any problems with the doors! Haha. Or really any major problems at all, for that matter. I currently have a Mitsubishi Montero Sport (AKA Challenger in Japan, as it's a gen1, I'm a fan of that body style) myself. Great vehicles.


mossheart

Or as they're called in Australia, 'Magnars' Source: lived in Australia for a year, and owned a Magnar. Y'all add R's to a lot of words that don't have em. I miss your country.


Nois3

"Objects in dome are closer than they appear"


astro_pack

i can only imagine how they felt at that moment


alexfilmwriting

They went from giddy and talkative tto silent and slack jawed. Existential realization as they stare at our world.


TheThinWhiteDookie

“Wait, I have to poop from there?”


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flying87

There's a lot of shit down there


denonemc

I am fully for spending the money on things like this in the hopes billionaire all have that existential realization one by one. Hopefully good will come of it over the next many years.


chuckdiesel86

I'm sure Bezos was just up there looking for real estate.


RichardMcNixon

Zuckerberg is just trying to get home


ScabiesShark

"Oh I like that area. How much do you think they'd want for it?" "Jeff, that's the original Amazon"


redditsgarbageman

"oh, so I own it already?"


Jhuderis

This sums it up. https://i.imgur.com/r1spkif.jpg


RichardMcNixon

[this was what i thought you'd link.](https://i.imgur.com/107SL0V.jpeg) She went from excitement and focus on her task to just a 100,000 yard stare


BattleAnus

To be exact, it was a 645,920 yard (367 mi) stare


relevant__comment

I don’t think her jaw ever came back up from the point when she looked out the window of the crew access arm on the launch pad.


mylilbabythrowaway

Well, the one guy looking through his phone probably felt just like us


PuffOca

He was using the front camera with the cat ears filter


0000000000000000000x

Well if someone didn't film this we couldn't all be here looking at it though


-Sparky

Think of the feeling of not being on your own planet anymore. It's so mindblowing.


mackerelscalemask

I used to think it would be the most fantastic thing ever as a kid. Now it seems like it would be a terrifying, claustrophobic and panic attack inducing experience. And the idea that you couldn’t just get out and end the journey if your mental state took a dive would make it even worse.


boot2skull

I once had a panic attack in the submarine in Disney land and those don’t even fully submerge.


gariant

Amateur. I can get panic attacks in my own bed, the safest place in the world for me.


Phain0n

If its so safe why not look under it.


gariant

I watched Poltergeist when I was 6, no thank you.


BlokeZero

You should either do or not do some psilocybin mushrooms. I'm not sure which.


s-rhoom

Shrooms in space would be wild


BattleAnus

If you think about it, anytime you do shrooms you're doing them in space


Av3ngedAngel

I feel exactly the same, I used to think it would be amazing to go to space. Now I know my brain would literally just abort and i'd literally just cease to exist out of fear lol. Even just watching this video makes me so uneasy. It's weird though, I love space and find this video really intriguing, but my body physically is just NO


EvidenceOfReason

JFC can someone PLEASE just stick the CAMERA IN THE CUPOLA AND PAN AROUND


cerealghost

Like this? https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1440485977059827712


Henmas

You are the best random stranger this week


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TheOneCommenter

That’s for the Netflix series


wolf550e

Here is exactly that from Jared Isaacman: https://twitter.com/rookisaacman/status/1440485977059827712


stealthispost

They're opening the hatch to the cupola. If they were opening the cupola this video would be a hell of a lot more exciting... and brief.


handym12

Pretty sure it'd be longer - no-one would be around to stop the camera recording.


skpl

Oops on the title 🥴


gettingthehangofthis

i'm so jealous of these people. what an experience.


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Hey_Hoot

I absolutely love how silent they become as soon as they see it!! That's EXACTLY what astronauts have told us many times about Overview effect. It's why everyone would pay the millions of dollars to see it. All them are floored by what they just witnessed.


laverabe

>The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. >It is the experience of seeing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, "hanging in the void", shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. From space, national boundaries vanish, the conflicts that divide people become less important, and **the need to create a planetary society with the united will to protect this "pale blue dot" becomes both obvious and imperative.** ^[1](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overview_effect) New rule, all politicians must board the dragon and be flown into outer space.


Shuber-Fuber

Forgot which Moon astronaut said it, but I remember one stating that he wished to grab every politician by the neck, drag them all to the Moon, and tell them SOBs to look at Earth.


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Chosen_one184

I can only dream of every experiencing that in my life. I would be speechless and just an emotional rollercoaster


Merky_Mo

One of these days I really need to go to space and see our blue ball.


countricola

One of these days, Alice...bang, zoom, you're going to the moon


wonkey_monkey

We need to terraform Mars so we can have two blue balls (different sizes is totally normal and nothing to be ashamed of).


SirTurkTurkelton

She was right in the middle of a magic trick too!


Burner_Acount

It just occurred to me that space capsules probably have built in USB ports now so you can charge your phones and tablets. Fucking wild.


jj2446

I bet there are also headphone jacks, but with the dual inputs like airplanes. Adapter not included.


itijara

Maybe for the dragon capsule. The ISS is notorious for not allowing most lithium batteries due to the risk of fire, so they retrofit a lot of things with alkaline batteries. For this mission they just brought a ton of Apple gear which I'm sure will end up in a commercial next year.


tyrico

i was about to go "next year?" but i realized that makes sense if they wait for the super bowl. i wouldn't be surprised to see something sooner though.


Vortec4800

I was just thinking about that. Crazy. Can you imagine how many missed calls there are in the last 2 days from Apple PR desperate to get that footage for the next “Shot on iPhone” campaign?


hallo_its_me

as long as you don't have to pay extra to check a bag


Hey_Hoot

This flight utilized a lot of Apple Tech, watches and phones. I'm very curious what they learned.


DagathBain

You can see at the end how Haley went from awestruck to just overcome with emotion. Thanks for the footage.


ihavereddit2021

My suspicion is that her first look was all clouds and ocean. Then she went to get the hatch protector thing, and when she moved closer, she got the full view of the boundary between Earth and space, and that's when the awe set in and is why she suddenly stops what she was doing and stares. Although, they had been in space for a day or so at this point, so I'm sure they all got little glimpses through the smaller windows.


battleship_hussar

She literally had the exact reaction and facial expression to awe described here it was so cool to see that https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/all-about-awe >"in marked contrast to other positive emotions, awe isn’t signaled by smiling but rather by raised eyebrows, widened eyes, a dropped jaw, and visible inhalation." I can think of no experience more awe inspiring and sublime than staring at the Earth from that vantage point - the largest object around us for millions of miles, and the most beautiful


morningisbad

I'm surprised it wasn't more emotional honestly. My wife and I cried more than I care to admit when we witnessed a totality during an eclipse. It was genuinely one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.


earth-dweller-human

Came here to say this, I’ve been waiting to see someone have a real emotional moment once up there and after she was inside, she looked up and seemed to be lost in it. If it were me, i would need 30m alone in there, after an edible, with some AirPods and a box of tissues, okay thanks.


pineapple_calzone

Dude, don't jerk off to the earth.


turbotank183

But just look at those curves, earth is thicc


Chsgzwll

At first I thought she was pulling out a CVS receipt looking for her phone.


Defense_Mechanism

Sian Proctor (the pilot) was my professor in community college over 10 years ago. She inspired me to pursue a bachelors degree in Geology. She always talked about how going to space was her dream. I am so damn proud of her!


ItsComingYouSoupFuck

Do we know if there is going to be a documentary or film with footage from the trip? That would be amazing


decke003

There is already one on Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/title/81441273


nicefoodnstuff

SpaceX makes blue origin and Virgin look like toddlers learning to hold a fork.


BernieTheDachshund

Anybody know what land mass they're looking at?


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ermin277

Makes Branson’s operation look like an Acme rocket bought on the coyote’s expense account.


4Chan4President

If seeing that hatch open doesn’t get you totally excited about going to space, I don’t know what will!


SmorlFox

She succumbed to the [Overview Effect] (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overview_effect)


Lynxer0

Everyone whining about him on his phone as if he can't just go look later. He's recording to show those who won't ever be able to see it. Like literally everyone in this thread.


Zahgaan

Hey don’t lose hope, who knows in 20 years it could be $399 return ticket to orbit


OneDimensionalVector

How much for a one way?


Doctor_Kataigida

Like to live on a colony? Curious if that'd "cost" anything.


TheDesktopNinja

If you have a valuable skill and sign a contract, I would imagine it may be free. Companies already pay for relocation on earth if you're a desirable enough candidate.


CrystalMenthol

> Holy shit Um, is that the first naughty word recorded in space to be publicly released? Making the real history now.


Fizrock

No. [Here's John Young swearing about how eating so much citrus was giving him the farts.](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uuv6TVv0r44)


thr0aty0gurt

That's fucking hilarious, especially when he said. "How long we had that?" Asking about the mic being hot


Epena501

At that point it’s like “FUCK IT.”


byebybuy

"It's been hot long enough, motherfucker!...sir."


CrystalMenthol

Ah. Oh well. Thanks for the history lesson!


Imadope_1960

Young was a cool dude, he did and said almost whatever he wanted.


ceeBread

And flew almost every American spacecraft too! Gemini, Apollo and STS-1


yesat

And there's entire publically available transcripts of the Apollo crew discussing their toilet issues.


diamond

The funny thing about that is that he felt the need to *tell* Charlie Duke that he had the farts. I think if you're stuck inside of a phone booth with someone else for 5 days and they have bad gas, you'll know.


NouberNou

Unless Duke goes "What is that smell!?" and Young doesn't fess up... "Uhhh Houston, it appears we might be venting some sort of off-gassing into the crew cabin..." Then all hell breaks loose.


Velghast

That moment when he realizes he just hot miked a lunar mission..


SandInTheGears

The man pocket dialed a planet


jay7777777

You’ve never heard the lost Apollo tapes? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AKxsljxKhc](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AKxsljxKhc)


magataga

That's like $10,000 - $15,000 in smart phone weight.


InB4GeomagneticStorm

How does one switch from portrait to landscape view in space?


suptoan

My best guess is that you vigorously wave it in whatever portrait or landscape direction to mimic a G force


Shy-Bi-Birdie

Just turn it and bop it on your hand like you do when you are holding your phone in a strange orientation that doesn’t pick up the rotation.


Jough83

Never thought about that, but it seems like things we take for granted here on Earth would be frustrating in space.


hutraider

This man asking the real questions.


Shrike99

I get about $2000 assuming I've correctly identified it as an iPhone 12 Max, using total payload mass of 12,519kg and 160mil (4x40mil) as the upper bound for launch cost. Launching on a bog standard Falcon 9 could get it down to around $600, less than the price of the phone itself.


gariant

The fact you could fly a new phone to the ISS for somewhere near the price of the phone is absurd in both directions.


TheMSensation

Not only that but I bet it's cheaper than launching with a DLSR. Thinking about it he probably took it just for the camera, not like he's gonna be making calls from there.


Gravelsack

If you don't get a selfie, were you even really there?


toogaloon

It would be at that moment my mind starts spiraling down a hole wondering who made the glass, the seals, who tested it and would they bet their life on it holding together? That is a LONG way down...


ZETH_27

I think the height would be the least of your concerns at that point.


VanillaLifestyle

Like my grandpa used to say: It's not the fall that hurts, it's when you hit the upper atmosphere.


AddSugarForSparks

Gramps traveled beyond the Kármán line often, eh?


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VanillaLifestyle

He had to hit escape velocity both ways.


ThatsARivetingTale

You kids have no idea how easy you have it these days, what with all the staying in your own atmosphere


roger_ramjett

14psi isn't all that hard to hold out. 10 meters deep in the ocean has the same pressure. There are plenty of observation windows that are submerged to that depth.


angrymonkey

> LONG way down If you're worried about them falling, I've got news for you: [They're already falling](https://64.media.tumblr.com/9884c6535422e8bfc5d06bde89bbbd0c/tumblr_inline_p3uy2vUAH81srob4n_400.gifv). That's how spaceflight works!


ddejong42

Douglas Adams, I assume intentionally, described this when describing how to fly: You throw yourself at the ground, and miss.


MolochHunter

If you had a tendency to let your mind spiral then you wouldn't go up there in the first place


PukingDiogenes

Hayley Arceneaux's expression at the end of the clip, her look of Awe, says it all...


LunarAssultVehicle

I bet that's something they won't forget for a long while.


Jeb_Jenky

Man our planet is awesome. I always love seeing space photos. It's this shiny little blue marble from a farther distance and I love it. Mars is cool too though. The deciding factor to leave for Mars is how much do you want to get away from everyone else on Earth lol.


justusingredditUSA

How do you come back to earth and spend your days after experiencing this


VoltasNeedle

I’m beyond jealous of these people. Beyond jealous.


derbrauer

Wow - it even sounds like the bridge of the Enterprise. It just needs a couple of sensor woop-woops


APIPAMinusOneHundred

"Oh, my gosh!" I think I'd be even more speechless than that. I don't know why this made me tear up, I wasn't even there.


TRc56

Damn, growing up in the 1960's this was the stuff of dreams. Average folks going to outer space. How wonderful to see it.