Started by Hog, October 26, 2017, 06:07:02 AM
Quote from: K_Dubb on May 30, 2020, 02:38:52 PMB&W classic Prada slap a discreet logo on it and send it down the runway
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on May 30, 2020, 02:50:49 PMMmm...almost there...just a bit more testosterone. How about Tactical Instrument Tote or TITs?
Quote from: ItsOver on May 30, 2020, 03:03:08 PMHa! I knew it reminded me of something. I hope the astronauts strutted to the capsule.
Quote from: Hog on May 30, 2020, 07:57:01 PMTally ho. I just saw ISS pass over my house with "Endeavour" about a hands width behind.peaceHog
Quote from: Walks_At_Night on May 31, 2020, 10:55:59 PMhttps://twitter.com/BeachMilk/status/1267018581633495040
Quote from: Hog on July 12, 2020, 03:58:32 PMThe last Shuttle mission STS-135 launched July 8 2011 using OV-104 Atlantis. She and her crew landed safely on July 21/2011 marking the last time that the USA had the ability to put its own astronauts on its own space station. I cant believe that the Shuttles have been retired for 9 years already.The Commercial Crew providers are in the process right now making US based ISS crew rotation a reality.Here is the Approach and Landing Tests involving Mission Commander Fred Haise(lunar module pilot of the aborted Apollo-13 lunar mission-crew survived) and Shuttle Pilot Gordon Fulleron(in the astronaut rotation and served as the backup mission Commander for Apollo 16. Future assignments during Apollo for Fullerton were cancelled along with the program).Orbiter Vehicle One-Oh-One (OV-101) originally named Constitution, public urging got NASA OV-101 renamed to from "Constitution" to "Enterprise". OV-101 "Enterprise" is named after the Star Trek series USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) .OV-101 Enterprise for the ALT(Approach Landing Tests) is unpowered, but uses the potential energy afforded by the 747 .Here's Shuttles very first flight as part of the ALT(Approach Landing Test)https://youtu.be/dijD4J3vX5YpeaceHog
Quote from: albrecht on August 02, 2020, 12:27:27 PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-l6f4wcv2I https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSJIQftoxeU
Quote from: Uncle Duke on August 02, 2020, 12:59:33 PMDidn't realize the Navy wasn't recovering the astronauts/capsule.
Quote from: chefist on August 02, 2020, 01:06:19 PMNope...that part is private too...SpaceX pays NASA for the pad rental and other support services...satellites, fueling, emergency personnel, etc for their satellite missions...but when NASA is the customer, NASA pays for the rocket ride and recovery service.
Quote from: Uncle Duke on August 02, 2020, 02:00:03 PMApparently they didn't count on the idiots in private boats coming out to the recovery area. Might want to declare it a military exercise area next time
Quote from: Gd5150 on August 02, 2020, 01:18:38 PMMajestic beauty.
Quote from: chefist on August 02, 2020, 02:22:48 PMOh shit...I thought they were are part of the operation...I'm curious if they can keep the exact location of the splashdown secret in the future?
Quote from: GravitySucks on August 02, 2020, 03:41:45 PMKind of hard to keep the location of the two SpaceX boats secret. They only have two. This time the second one was off the east coast of Florida at the alternate splashdown site.
Quote from: Uncle Duke on August 02, 2020, 03:59:40 PMHow are ships tracked? I assume with transponders. If so, turn them off and give them a warship or cutter escort. If anyone gets too close, warn them off. Nothing will get their attention like staring down the barrel of a 40mm gun.
Quote from: GravitySucks on August 02, 2020, 04:21:20 PMWhen you take a look at the recovery ships, they arenâ€™t very big. They could certainly be given an armed escort of it was deemed necessary, but they pretty much know exactly when and where the capsule is going to splashdown. I was amazed how close the recovery ships were. I can remember the Navy using an aircraft carrier for Apollo in addition to that huge radar tracking ship. I think they touched down about 22 miles out of Pensacola. Takes a decent sized boat to make that kind of a trip comfortablly, so your arenâ€™t going to have to worry about a fleet of bay boats and Hobie Cats. Iâ€™m sure the Coast Guard was coordinating the traffic in the area.
Quote from: Uncle Duke on August 02, 2020, 06:55:04 PMThere were a bunch of smallish ships out there, it looked like Dunkirk. I watched the coverage on CSPAN, the lady doing the running commentary (I think from SpaceX) mentioned they would have to do something about that next time, like not announcing where they were coming down. One of the larger private boats was flying a large Trump flag, btw.