Started by Hog, October 26, 2017, 06:07:02 AM
Quote from: Hog on November 27, 2017, 02:09:07 PMAs of May 2017 the US NASA Astronaut corps has 44 active astronautsJeremy HansenDavid St. JacquesCandidate Jennifer SideyCandidate Joshua Kutryk
Quote from: Jackstar on November 30, 2017, 11:01:05 PMSo, how many out of this batch are Freemasons?
Quote from: Hog on December 04, 2017, 09:05:02 AMWe were allotted 3 in this batch, as per the Bilderburg Groups orders.peaceHog
Quote from: GravitySucks on February 01, 2018, 05:20:39 PMThanks for the nod to the past programs Hog. Those flight numbering systems were developed to keep from having an STS-13. Remember that Apollo 13 had a major malfunction. They were a pain in the ass. The letter designation was used as PLANNED flight for a given fiscal year. They werenâ€™t changed if flights got rearranged or if it slipped into another fiscal year. (All planned/launched from KSC)61-A - 10/8561-B - 11/8561-C - 1/8651-L - 1/86STS-26 - 9/88 ** after Challenger and the elimination of Vandenberg (and the realization that noone knew what to do once we got up to FY90 and numbers would eventually repeat)The mission numbers were assigned based on the original planning. Once a flight was planned, it wasnâ€™t renumbered. STS-41D had a failed launch attempt, they changed out some of the payloads and launched it later that year, still as 41-D). This wasnâ€™t just because it would be expensive to redesign mission patches. It tied to configuration management. We approved haddware and soctware changes usually by planned flight. Such as STS-41D and subs, or STS-41D Only. Sometimes they were approved by vehicle such as Next flight of Atlantis and Subs). Hardware changes were usually vehicle unique. Software changes were usually based on a date when they could be available in the FSW and most of them affected all vehicles. There were always exceptions because each vehicle was unique. It got really complicated when we had to upgrade the orbiters from analog instruments to the electronic cockpit. We had 3 simulators (only one motion base)and 4 orbiters, and had to plan on how to train, upgrade and fly a mixed fleet.
Quote from: Hog on February 06, 2018, 08:19:14 AMNo probs Gravity, your personal memories are worth more than a few simple dates being mixed up. I think your brain should be "downloaded" for posterity.I appreciate any and all input you have Mr Sucks.peaceHog
Quote from: Lord Grantham on February 06, 2018, 03:01:53 PMhttps://twitter.com/SpaceX/status/960980119312453632