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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Toronto
2020-11-17, 11:49

I clearly haven't been paying attention, since I only realized this week that it takes 27 hours to get to the International Space Station.

The distance is only 400+ km up. Which is less than the distance from Toronto to Montreal, a five hour drive.

I thought these rockets were supposed to be faster than cars?
Mr. Farmiga
Join Date: May 2004
2020-11-17, 11:55

It's all those space tollbooths, along with those old granny astronauts going 685mph under the speed limit, with their blinker on. And, just like here on Earth, they can barely see over the cockpit dash.

You get behind of them and your travel schedule is shot. There's your 27 hours.
The Ban Hammer
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
2020-11-17, 13:13

Yeah, I watched the live broadcast yesterday (before they docked) and they kept tossing Baby Yoda around the cabin. Of course, I sent my daughter a text because nerds!

Good stuff.

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Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Upstate South Carolina
2020-11-17, 13:42

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
2020-11-17, 15:53

The reason it took so long was of course that they missed their original launch window, so they had to do a bit more to get where they needed to be.

Plus all those tollbooths.

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