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  1. Urwumpe

    Discussion Spaceflight Video Thread

    How things look like, when NASA does things with a small team:
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    Updates SLS Updates

    Another test, another leak... Who build this thing? Arianespace also has their share of H2 leaks, but we usually don't need to talk about it.
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    Updates SLS Updates

    Another test, another leak... Who build this thing?
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    Internet Video Thread

    Yes, first of all, there was the CTV, the manned version of the ATV, also Russia once presented Klipr (Clipper) during its better times, but that was a biconic lifting body.
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    Internet Video Thread

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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    I am torn. Is "Susie" the most stupid or the greatest name possible for a reusable manned capsule (Which Arianespace presented today as payload for the Ariane 6)?
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    So they picked the same niche as the albatros?
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    Seeking JonnyBGoode

    I thought its now deep down in Jamaica close to Mandeville, back up in the woods, on top of a hill.....
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    Gaming Digital Combat Simulator Thread

    Just got the newletter that they are planning to bring a German Tornado IDS to DCS. :eek:
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    Project Space Shuttle Vessel

    Yes, those are complicated. But maybe you can find a way to simplify things more than I can, because I am already too deep into the FCOS flow charts to really find a good abstraction.
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    What music are you listening to?

    This. Is. Rock!
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    Idea Hypersonic

    Sounds increasingly like vaporware. Originally it was supposed to be a MiG-31 successor, which at least had some sense behind.
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    Updates SLS Updates

    Unless politics happen, they will. The SLS isn't doing so bad right now, considering its heritage and technology. I see no "Boeing effect" yet.
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    Updates SLS Updates

    Well, like in software development: Untested features are features that in the worst case don't exist. An untested FTS is an FTS that might not work.
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    I never really wanted to see a wheel from that perspective.... but its interesting, you can even see how the axle is balancing on the rails. But seriously: Would you fall asleep by that sound? If yes, I am deeply concerned.... ;) (And pray to the dead mans switch)
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Yeah, but what astounds me most is the fact, that the wheels of a train are actually lubricated. ;) (See: Wheel flange lubrication system. Yes, that is a thing.)
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Yes, there had been actually accidents like that in German railroad history, since the special kind of sand used in trains is a good electrical isolator and even small amounts of it on a rail can result in the block being shown as clear. Thus the "never below 25 km/h" rule, to prevent sand...
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    Space Shuttle Ultra Are there any tutorials on how to deorbit?

    That is something you better train first on a DG-class vessel (including DG IV and XR), if you want to fly it manually. Yes, a really stupid computer can do this. No, it requires training for human pilots, because the human brain was never designed for this task in mind. The important library...
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    Project Space Shuttle Vessel

    ALso the third IDP is powered down, thus only CRT 1,2 and 4 are available for displaying data - CRT3 should show an error screen, if powered on. think the outer 2 MDUs of the forward panel are the first to switch off if desired, since they have no secondary IDP to switch to in orbit, should...
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    We had some small amount of rain last week on a morning, but that quickly evaporated away and didn't even reach the soil. It wasn't even enough for making the local brook rise, that one also almost dried out. Worse at my parents river. On the lower side of the beaver dam is no flow any more, its...
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