RT @Commercial_Crew
As part of our program, @spacex has been testing the parachute system, which consists of two drogue parachutes and four main ring-sail parachutes—the same type of parachutes that have been commonly used for human spaceflight in the past: blogs.nasa.gov/commercialcrew/ 

Fired together at full throttle, Crew Dragon's eight SuperDracos can move the spacecraft 0.5 miles—the length of over 7 American football fields lined up end to end—in 7.5 seconds, reaching a peak velocity of 436 mph

Ahead of our in-flight abort test for @Commercial_Crew—which will demonstrate Crew Dragon's ability to safely carry astronauts away from the rocket in the unlikely event of an emergency—our team has completed over 700 tests of the spacecraft's SuperDraco engines

Team in McGregor, Texas completed a static fire test today of the Falcon 9 booster that will launch Crew Dragon with @nasa astronauts @AstroBehnken and @Astro_Doug to the @space_station

First Dragon to complete three missions to and from the @space_station

RT @elonmusk
Dragon Crew Arm. Astronauts will walk this gantry to enter Dragon & depart for the @Space_Station.

Good splashdown of Dragon confirmed, completing this spacecraft’s third mission to and from the @space_station!

Dragon's main parachutes have been deployed

Dragon's drogue chutes deployed nominally

Dragon's de-orbit burn is complete and its trunk has been jettisoned; Pacific Ocean splashdown in ~30 minutes

Dragon will re-enter Earth's atmosphere in ~5 hours; Pacific Ocean splashdown around 1:20 p.m. PDT

The three departure burns to move Dragon away from the @Space_Station are complete

Dragon has been released from the @Space_Station! Three departure burns are now underway → nasa.gov/nasatv

RT @nasa
LIVE NOW: Tune in as robotic flight controllers at mission control in Houston release the ! After spending one month at the @Space_Station, @spacex's Dragon cargo craft departs with ~3,300 pounds of science bound for Earth at 10:59am ET. Watch: nasa.gov/live?utm_source=TWITT 

RT @Space_Station
To accommodate better lighting conditions today, the @spacex cargo craft is now scheduled to leave the station at 10:59am ET today. | nasa.gov twitter.com/SpaceX/status/1166

Dragon will depart the @Space_Station tomorrow with approximately 3,300 pounds of cargo at about 7:40 a.m. PDT twitter.com/ISS_Research/statu

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Mirrored.Social [BETA]

This Mastodon instance is dedicated to mirroring the social media accounts of interesting/useful people and organizations from elsewhere on the Internet. At least until such time as they create their own accounts on the Mastodon network.

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1Password [NEW]

1Password Status [NEW]

Android [NEW]

AppStore [NEW]

App Store Games [NEW]

Barack Obama

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CGP Grey [NEW]

Chris Hadfield [NEW]

CommitStrip [NEW]

Daring Fireball

#dearMoon [NEW]

Dianna Cowern

DuckDuckGo [NEW]

Elon Musk*

GitHub [NEW]

GitHub API [NEW]

GitHub Status [NEW]

Have I Been Pwned [NEW]

Internet of Shit*

iTC Status

Jony Ive Parody*

Keybase [NEW]

Let's Encrypt [NEW]

Linode [NEW]

Merge Conflict [NEW]

Marques Brownlee

NASA

NGINX, Inc. [NEW]

nginx web server [NEW]

php.net [NEW]

Orbital ATK [NEW]

Overcast [NEW]

Realm [NEW]

Relay FM [NEW]

Ryan Reynolds* [NEW]

Edward Snowden* [NEW]

SpaceX

Tesla [NEW]

Tim Cook [NEW]

Visual Studio [NEW]

Visual Studio App Center [NEW]

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