Ep 485: Docking, Refueling, and Transferring

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 pm EDT / 3:3 pm PDT / 22:30 UTC.

It’s one thing to get to space. But once you’ve made it there, what do you want to do? You’ll probably want to dock with another space ship, deliver cargo, refuel. Today we’ll talk about how all that happens.

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Show Notes

Gemini Missions 1962-66
Gemini 4 James McDivitt had first major docking fail
Orbital Mechanics
Basics of Space Flight: Orbital Mechanics
Wally Shirra in 1965 successfully docked Gemini 6A to Gemini 7
‘Dragon by the Tail!’: Video of SpaceX capsule docking with ISS
SpaceX Dragon Docked to Space Station
Salyut 1 and Soyuz 10
Docking spacecraft
Robotic Canadarm 2
Robotic Refueling in Orbit

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