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  • Ged42 7 Mar 2011 23:24:04 7,729 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    Shuttles final wake up call a special one

    Put a smile on my face. :)


    That is so cool :D
  • Razz 8 Mar 2011 00:50:15 61,196 posts
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    Fucking lucky bastards

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  • X201 11 Apr 2011 12:39:15 15,359 posts
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    Just a reminder another Shuttle mission scheduled for the 29th of this month.

    In the meantime - The Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide was on BBC 4 last night. Its a compilation of previous Horizon Space Shuttle episodes. Its a bit lightweight but is an easy hour's viewing.



    It was Space night on BBc4 they also showed Knocking on Heaven's Door - about the early days of the Russian space program.

    Destination Titan - about the space probe sent by a team of British scientists to Titan, Saturn's largest moon, charting the sacrifices they made and their hopes for the landing.




  • Syrok Designer, Tarsier Studios 11 Apr 2011 12:46:10 14,033 posts
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    Is that the last Shuttle mission?
  • X201 11 Apr 2011 12:56:03 15,359 posts
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    Syrok wrote:
    Is that the last Shuttle mission?

    No, the last one is in June.

    Edit: All of the recent one's have been sort of last shuttle missions - Each Shuttle in the fleet is doing its last mission.
  • Deleted user 11 April 2011 12:58:14
    I watched the Titan doc and the shuttle one. Both really good. I didn't know much about the shuttle explosion in the 80s, such a shame for all of them especially that poor teachers family who were watching the launch. Unthinkably horrible. I think that what they have done has been remarkable, especially when you see how much hubble has advanced knowledge in the area.
  • X201 11 Apr 2011 14:25:08 15,359 posts
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    Rage_Quit_Rob wrote:
    I watched the Titan doc and the shuttle one. Both really good. I didn't know much about the shuttle explosion in the 80s, such a shame for all of them especially that poor teachers family who were watching the launch. Unthinkably horrible. I think that what they have done has been remarkable, especially when you see how much hubble has advanced knowledge in the area.


    The programme last night didn't cover it in detail. There is a hell of a lot more to it than just faulty O-rings (Corporate bullying, whistle blowing, government fudging, and loads more)

    Challenger: Countdown to Disaster is a semi-dramatised documentary that was shown a while back on Channel 4, and is well worth watching - If only for Richard Feynman being a pain and stopping the Govt. enquiry becoming a whitewash by pointing out the problems with NASA management.

  • Fake_Blood 11 Apr 2011 14:54:14 4,206 posts
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    Feynman rules.

    That is all.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Apr 2011 14:57:01 39,456 posts
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    Well that's my tv time till wednesday taken care of then :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • X201 12 Apr 2011 10:48:05 15,359 posts
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    To celebrate the fact that its 50 years to the day since Yuri Gagarin went into space, a film has been released...

    "First Orbit is a feature-length, experimental documentary film about Vostok 1, the first manned space flight around the Earth. By matching the orbit of the International Space Station to that of Vostok 1 as closely as possible, in terms of ground path and time of day, documentary filmmaker Christopher Riley and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli were able to film the view that Yuri Gagarin saw on his pioneering orbital space flight. This new footage was cut together with the original Vostok 1 mission audio recordings sourced from the Russian State Archive."

    http://www.firstorbit.org/watch-the-film


  • altitude2k 12 Apr 2011 10:56:29 4,256 posts
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    On the face of it, First Orbit could have been a really dull film. But for me, knowing that this is what he was seeing in real time makes it quite compelling and beautiful.
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Apr 2011 14:06:22 39,456 posts
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    SpaceX throw the door of "low cost" low earth orbit wide open!

    SpaceX is my new favourite company! :D

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Khanivor 20 Apr 2011 14:40:36 40,728 posts
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    Pretty interesting breakdown of the costs of the older government rockets.
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Apr 2011 14:41:48 39,456 posts
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    Basically Khani, your being ripped off! Riot! :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 20 Apr 2011 14:47:48 44,146 posts
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    Does read like a promotional piece.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Khanivor 20 Apr 2011 14:53:24 40,728 posts
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    The comments are rather illuminating.
  • mcmonkeyplc 20 Apr 2011 14:54:15 39,456 posts
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    It does sound really enthusiastic but IF they can pull off what they say they can then it really would help usher in a new era of space launches.

    It's not written by spaceX though, just a space enthusiast.

    Wont have to wait long eithier according to the SpaceX web site the test launch of the Falcon Heavy is next year.

    They're doing a bunch of launches to the ISS this year too using the Falcon 9 that the heavy is based on.


    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • thegamesthething 16 May 2011 11:19:37 1,079 posts
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    http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html

    Live final preparation for the launch of Endeavour today - suiting up, cleaning out the ashtray, checking the tyres etc.
  • ecureuil 16 May 2011 12:52:33 76,797 posts
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    Bloody hell, the quality is superb on that. Got it full screen on my sammy and it looks perfectly fine.
  • thegamesthething 16 May 2011 12:56:54 1,079 posts
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    Yup. Blast off in 20 minutes.
  • X201 16 May 2011 12:57:32 15,359 posts
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    18 minutes to launch
  • X201 16 May 2011 13:12:14 15,359 posts
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    I know NASA need to save money, but putting communications in the hands of KFC is surely taking it too far :D
  • mal 16 May 2011 13:20:31 22,522 posts
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    Is there meant to be any audio on that feed?

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • X201 16 May 2011 13:22:32 15,359 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Is there meant to be any audio on that feed?

    From time to time. Its fairly quiet when it is on.

    It will get a lot livelier closer to launch.

  • ecureuil 16 May 2011 13:22:38 76,797 posts
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    mal wrote:
    Is there meant to be any audio on that feed?

    There is, but they silence it until something happens.
  • mal 16 May 2011 13:23:12 22,522 posts
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    Ah there we go. Damn quiet though.

    Cubby didn't know how to turn off sigs!

  • DaM 16 May 2011 13:23:42 13,136 posts
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    Is it delayed? I've no sound....
  • ecureuil 16 May 2011 13:25:24 76,797 posts
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    There's no sound at this point. Launch is in 5 minutes.
  • Spanky 16 May 2011 13:28:57 14,501 posts
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    Are you sure, aren't they still holding at 9?

    Plubs

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