Student Rocketeer turned NASA Astronaut, Woody Hoburg, launches to the International Space Station.
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UPDATE 2 - Monday, 2023 February 27, 4:05 a.m. EST / 9:05 UTC: NASA has delayed the next launch attempt for the SpaceX Crew-6 mission until Thursday, 2023 March 2, 12:34 a.m. EST / 5:34 UTC.
UPDATE - Monday, 2023 February 27, 1:45 a.m. EST / 6:45 UTC: A Nominal Launch Scrub was declared 2 minutes and 14 seconds before the launch time of 1:45 a.m. EST / 6:45 UTC, due to a problem with the fluids used to ignite the launch. Next launch attempt could occur on Tuesday, 2023 February 28, 1:22:29 a.m. EST / 6:22:29 UTC; however, no decision has yet been made to take this particular launch opportunity.
By Kenneth J. Good, Former President of the Tripoli Rocketry Association
Reporting for SpaceWatchtower
Editor's Note: NASA Astronaut Warren “Woody” Hoburg, who started as a Student Rocketeer, is one of four astronauts to launch for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS), in a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, early on Monday Morning, 2023 February 27. The other astronauts in this SpaceX Crew-6 mission will be NASA Astronaut Stephen Bowen, Russian Cosmonaut Andrey Fedyaev, and an astronaut from the United Arab Emirates: Sultan Al Neyadi.
Woody Hoburg, a native of the North Hills section of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, was a student member of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, one of two major rocketry clubs for high-power model rocketry, in the United States. The author of the article about Woody Hoburg, which can be found at the following Internet link, is Kenneth J. Good, one of the club's early members and former President of the Tripoli Rocketry Association.
Link >>> https://buhlplanetarium2.tripod.com/weblog/grahamscorner/goodkj/Hoburg_Article_V2.pdf
The launch, post-launch news conference, and the coverage of the rendezvous, docking, hatch opening, and welcoming ceremony can be viewed on NASA-TV at the following Internet link:
Link >>> https://www.nasa.gov/nasalive
The following is the tentative schedule of events, to be televised on NASA-TV ---
Launch from Kennedy Space Center, Florida: Monday, 2023 February 27, 1:45 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) / 6:45 Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
Post-launch News Conference: Monday, 2023 February 27, 3:45 a.m. EST / 8:45 UTC
Coverage of Rendezvous with ISS: Tuesday, 2023 February 28, 12:45 a.m. EST / 5:45 UTC
Docking with ISS: Tuesday, 2023 February 28, 2:38 a.m. EST / 7:38 UTC
Hatch Opening: Tuesday, 2023 February 28, 4:25 a.m. EST / 9:25 UTC
Welcoming Ceremony: Tuesday, 2023 February 28, 5:10 a.m. EST / 10:10 UTC
Internet Links to Additional Information ---
Tripoli Rocketry Association: Link >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tripoli_Rocketry_Association
SpaceX Crew-6: Link >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_Crew-6
Source: Glenn A. Walsh Reporting for SpaceWatchtower, a project of Friends of the Zeiss
Monday, 2023 February 27.
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