How SpaceX & NASA Keeps Astronauts Safe During Launch

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Wednesday’s launch was aborted for safety reasons related to the weather, these launch rules apply to every rocket regardless of whether they have a crew or not. However there were extra measures taken which are specific to crewed launches and it’s worth discussing some of these while we wait for the weekend.

Here’s a couple of articles on the Abort Modes:

  1. Kirilov Art

    200 Like-r

  2. Genaro Scala

    *elite gimps

  3. Maico

    Scott @ 5:54 you mistakenly say second stage seperation. Maybe able to clear it up by adding an overlay ?

  4. Joyphobic

    Hey Scott,can you tell us how will the Starliner abort launch? It’ll be a pretty interesting video

  5. gb nq

    That first Space Ninja out the elevator at 9:27 : Was it ‘take your kid to work’ day?

  6. M Bec

    Ok, i am not the only one who thought of them as ninjas :D

  7. andrew borger

    AYy notifications sqaud!

  8. John Bruno

    I heard Starship was just destroyed in a static test 😞

  9. Kevin Street

    Thanks for another great video! Here’s hoping they don’t have to use any of those safety measures…

  10. Rhyme Hunter

    I always fly and do it safe;
    I try to withstand every strafe,
    To make the world much better place:
    Do not screw up, don’t lose your face!

  11. YoyomaG6

    OH MY GOD what texture pack is that with the beautiful earth in kerbal???

  12. John Norris

    Launch Pad Ninjas killed my whole family when I was 7.

  13. lhl2500

    Those launch pad ninjas looked a lot like super villan hengemen.
    Does Musk own a longhaired white cat? Or a hairless one?

  14. Jason Beers

    Every time I see the pad ninjas I keep expecting slipknot to come screaming in with a new song

  15. MrJackHackney

    When I saw the pad support team I also thought they looked like Ninjas. I bet Pad Ninjas will catch on in future SpaceX webcasts!

  16. Maico

    I’d need to pee in only the 3hours they waited inside Dragon2 during the lift-off preps :) Do they just pee in a diaper ?

  17. Fred Pauling

    I love that you always bring a fresh angle to space.

  18. Mitja Rihtarsic

    “Fly safe” are just the right words at the moment.

  19. Anonymous Freak

    It’s amazing to think that 10 seconds are the difference between landing off the coast of North America and landing off the cost of Europe…

  20. LurchTheBastard

    You say “Pad Ninjas”, several of my friends were saying “Imperial Navy Crewmembers”. Like seriously, they wouldn’t look that out of place aboard the Death Star.

  21. USSR Bot

    Sorry I missed your stream I was watching it on TV wile playing KSP.

  22. Wayne Harrison

    A very appropriate remark/tag. “FLY SAFE”!! 🖖🏻

  23. Hairy John

    Safety comes first, and I hope everything goes well.

  24. ooga booga

    Interesting timing here scott! right before sn4 exploded.

  25. mr squishy15

    Will we be getting an interstellar quest 2 when ksp 2 comes out?

  26. Lloyd Share

    I was watching the launch for two hours for no reason lol

  27. shivan sahadeo

    Where can I watch a broadcast of the upcoming launch ?

  28. Vox Deus

    Dad Bods!!! You have a true gift, Scott!

  29. ak101farhan

    Hey Scott, hope you’re well and space !

  30. Sheldon Cwinn

    Do the next two launch attempts have an “instant window” like the first??

  31. Victor Ngigi

    Pad ninja is now my favorite space term

  32. JediNg135

    1:05 – Paramount. Of paramount importance.

  33. Jared Z

    SpaceX mannaged to turn 2 well in shaped men into fat dad bods 🤣… gd it. At least the NASA suits did not add 50lbs

  34. LaTortiia

    The KSP gameplay at 6:48😂

  35. SpacialKatana

    Thanks for making my lockdown more bearable with your excellent videos Scott!

  36. zapfanzapfan

    How about a “night gown of doom”-video on SN4? :-)

  37. Y҉ung Death

    People were saying “Go Go Go!!!” 🤣

  38. Patchuchan

    11:06 I didn’t know the seats moved in Dragon V2.

  39. Ruben Kelevra

    Is it bad to wish for an abort where they have to land in Europe, right in my backyard? 🤔

    Maybe I can claim the capsule 🧐

  40. Cooper Allen

    dad bods has me dying 😂

  41. Coldpsyker

    Thank you for the explanation! I saw on Twitter the Irish Coast Guard said they were on standby for this mission and I was like “huh?”

  42. MajorHayze

    I’ve never seen that draco thruster test before, that’s pretty cool how quickly they can fire! :)

  43. Burnt Pancakes and Crummy

    The two astronauts look like crew members from Fireball XL5.

  44. Chris Holt

    Thanks for explaining how the downrange emergency abort landing areas worked – I have always been curious about them!

  45. Dustin

    I hope the pad ninjas continue to wear their masks after this whole coronavirus thing finally blows over

  46. Alexei C

    Congrats on 1M subs. I don’t remember myself how I’ve got to your channel, but thanks for the videos

  47. Alex von Seggern

    Can’t wait to see him cover the SN-4 explosion

  48. Jan Stromback

    Was my eyes decieving me or was there a dent above the left rear wheel on one of the Teslas in the NASA coverage at that day?

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  50. keyserxx

    1:10 real reason was he was wearing glasses. Got told to remove them. I had the same thing happen to me at Alton Towers.

  51. Mic_Glow

    Space-X pad ninjas
    (chuckles on potatoes mashed with cottage cheese)

  52. Zach Billings

    Can’t wait! The delay worked out for me. I had a meeting during the Wednesday window and can watch live during the Saturday time.

  53. Gregory Kitchens

    “If everything isnt 100% perfect and ideal, no go to space today.”

    A little rain and wind is okay.

  54. GasGasGas

    “SpaceX Ninja”

    I love that name

  55. John Vincent Pedregoza

    “Elite spacex pad ninjas” I love these.

  56. Andrew Doolittle

    *Zaphod Beeblebrox
    He’s the one you want to vote for!
    When you find you’re in that bugaboo..
    Put a ‘X’ next to his name!*

  57. Roshaan Bukhari

    “Fly safe” … says that in a menacing voice 😱

  58. I TF· ·FR ME· ·R ATE TenF

    5:32 Love it. I picture some insane Dr. Suess musical organ at the gates of heIl. ‘Abandon hope all ye that enter therein…’

  59. JustSomeCanuck

    6:12 – Doug and Bob would be the ultimate come-from-aways!

  60. Art of Zazoreal

    Remember that time when a Saturn V was hit by lightning twice and still gave the thunder a middle finger…..Such a badass rocket. Sure the rocket had some problems after but come on they still made orbit.

  61. wedge_one

    fly safe indeed. and the coverage was amazing.

  62. coconinoco

    “not the same shape as the mannequin” — I know the feeling!

  63. pop5678eye

    Can you also do a video about wearing glasses during launch/in space?

  64. Nunya Business

    SpaceX would have the fastest flight from Florida to Ireland in what 6 minutes?

  65. Jan Czech

    “SpaceSeX Spacesuits”

  66. NoName

    “no views”

  67. Chris Roberts

    Wow, I never knew they could abort as far as Ireland. Incredible! Thanks for the info Scott

  68. Hastelloy X

    I watched the whole broadcast and it was awesome!
    I was slightly let down by the weather, but I’m also upbeat because the next launch window is Saturday.
    And I’m really happy the crew is safe to launch another day!

  69. Reto Kaderli

    Go SpaceX pad ninjas ✌🏻

  70. heatshield

    I expect to see @SpaceXNinja12 signing in any time now.

  71. Apothecary Terry

    8:54 Space Sex Space Suits. I’m sure I’m just being really slow in hearing that and Elon named the company precisely for that reason…

  72. wilppuse

    Hey Scott, I miss your great picks for space games. It feels like this has become mostly a news channel. That’s okay too.

  73. Art of Zazoreal

    Love those Pad Ninjas!

  74. Mr. Fox

    Knowing Elon Musk, he is probably already working on the next version of those pressure suits😄

  75. Massimo

    You know besides the obvious connection with the outfits calling them ninjas I think it’s apt in that they are there in the background protecting and assisting the astronauts ensuring their safety and the safety of the mission.

    Also I really really hope SpaceX will release a version of those outfits for the public they are really neat

  76. S W A M I 스와 미

    Notifications 💪

  77. jull1234

    Scott, you do what many do, but you’re the best at it. So concise. So well explained.

  78. klesh

    I’m so happy the worm logo is back.

  79. Iuunit o

    I’m glad they decided to cancel the launch and not risk their lives :)

  80. terry boyer

    Space-X launch ninjas. Good one Scott!

  81. Stephen Evans

    My friends and I have been calling them Number Ninjas. We need an anime of them.

  82. rybaxs

    i was laughing hard when u said “NINJAS” – outclassed by a squadron of elite space X pad ninjas w PPE hahaha – Poor replay button i press it many times. hahhaha

  83. Soren Ingram

    SpaceX Pad Ninja’s … ! ROTFLOL Scott
    a group of Ninja’s will now always be described as a squadron

  84. RobbHahn

    “These guys are in really good shape but not the same shape as the manikin!” Love it.

  85. Joseph K. Paul

    Apparently there was too much TESLA at the launch pad.😉

  86. Dumbledore Calrissian

    “at one point there was a tornado warning”

    typical Florida weather

  87. WinterHell

    “It’s very hard to look cool when you’re being outclassed by a squadron of elite SpaceX Pad Ninjas.”
    – Scott Manley

  88. Tuuminshz

    SN-4 just experienced RUD

  89. Avalanche Guy

    I always catch myself updating Scott’s Channel after any Space Event to see if he made a video on it lmao

  90. Jeff Fradsham

    good job, scott. yes spacex has pad ninja’s and dragonriders!

  91. Nick

    “A Squadron of Elite SpaceX Pad Ninjas”

  92. Miky Schuster

    Am I the only one that wants to see the 9 Minute Usa-Europe flight? Where can I buy my Ticket ?

  93. Ethan Wells

    The Order of 39A: the most elite ninja organization

  94. centurion1945

    If “Pad Ninja”, or the equally cool “Number Ninja” some have put forth, doesn’t become an actual title I will be greatly disappointed in SpaceX and NASA

  95. Speedyghost1000

    Those astronauts are like jeb and bob being launched on a rocket with 24 solid rockets and no parachute then me feeling bad and allowing them to go back to the vab

  96. L Dewey

    ….hard to look cool when you’re being out-classed by a squadron of elite SpaceX Ninja service crew… LoL!

  97. Soordhin

    “Shake hands with the payload” In Aviation terms: SLF (Self Loading Freight).

  98. Sebastião Mendonça

    Those Pad Ninjas were there to protect the rocket from ULA snipers. Shame they werent trained to deter bad weather

  99. Manuel Lorenzo

    Damn SpaceX pad ninjas stealing the show

  100. B1 Laxson

    I keep my space ninjas numbered for just such an emergency.

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