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  1. MikeB

    Orbiter Video Thread

    Very cool. Can you reflect the Sun to a spot on Earth's nightside?
  2. MikeB

    Seeking JonnyBGoode

    I have a reply to a comment made by JonnyBGoode some years ago. However, JonnyBGoode hasn't been on Orbiter Forum since January. If anyone knows how to contact JonnyBGoode and could pass the message that I would like to exchange a couple of comments, I'd appreciate it.
  3. MikeB

    Orbiter Wiki

    I'll suggest this one more time: In order for a user to edit the wiki, require the user be registered. Perhaps allow auto-registration for members of Orbiter Forum, along the lines of Orbit Hangar.
  4. MikeB

    Orbiter Wiki

    Is it feasible to use Orbiter Forum registrations to check on OrbiterWiki registrations? And then not allow anyone to create/edit an article unless they are registered in both places? That might be a way to cut down spam.
  5. MikeB

    Important Orbiter Forum Migration to XenForo

    Does the new forum software allow the use of the MATH tag, as in F(Q) = -\frac{\mu\, m}{(Q-Q^*)^{2}} ? For instance, the page at used to be readable with the previous forum software.
  6. MikeB

    SpaceX Simulator - dock Crew Dragon at ISS

    SpaceX has given us a gift. Probably not very challenging for Orbinauts.
  7. MikeB

    Near Earth Black Hole found

    Idle thought: How far away from the sun could a black hole this size be and not be detected by its effects on outer planets' trajectories? For instance Alpha Centauri A/B add up to about 2 solar masses and are about 4.5 light years away; they presumably have no detectable effect on Pluto/Charon.
  8. MikeB

    Orbiter 2016 for Mac- Simplified

    Do you know if this procedure (i.e., Wine) works on the latest version of MacOS (Catalina)?
  9. MikeB

    Live "training" session for NASSP

    This thread shows a need for more persistent guidance than Orbiter Forum can provide. I really hope the NASSP experts can help to develop some sort of training material. I would like to use it myself. I would like to suggest a home for any such material: the "Rocket Science For Amateurs"...
  10. MikeB

    Improving OrbiterWiki

    This is meant as a quick-start for people who want to improve OrbiterWiki, but don't have experience using a wiki. 1. Register as an OrbiterWiki user: This isn't strictly necessary, but it might be useful to use the same...
  11. MikeB

    Chapter 2: Go Play in Space - Lua script

    Are you using the online version of Go Play In Space on Orbiter-Wiki? If so, feel free to make a new page for your script, and add a link to it from Chapter 2. We added GPIS to the wiki to allow the community to add updates and enhancements. This seems like a good example. Feel free to ask for...
  12. MikeB

    Total # of Orbiter downloads (from inception)?

    I've downloaded at least four versions multiple times, certainly more than 20 downloads since 2009.
  13. MikeB

    Programming Question Any javascript developers out there? How often do you play Orbiter?

    I can't claim to be much of a developer any more, but I've done a bit of Javascript work. I play "with" Orbiter at least once a week, which I enjoy even though I'm not very accomplished. I would like to try to use Javascript with the Orb::Connect add-on to develop web-based interfaces to...
  14. MikeB

    Tutorial Pilot Astronaut Flight Academy

    Bravo! I haven't digested the lessons yet, but I applaud your effort. On the OrbiterWiki website, there is a section I have called "Rocket Science For Amateurs". You might consider adding a link to your tutorials on this page:
  15. MikeB

    Project GPIS Scenarios Development (halted)

    Please note that the latest version of GPIS is a partially completed third edition (not the second edition you linked to). This great resource now resides at OrbiterWiki: The second edition was written for Orbiter 2006, and the third edition was...
  16. MikeB

    Cycling / Running - Logs, Stories, & Pictures (any fellow cyclists or runners here?)

    I had my worst wreck ever (age 70) on Sep 10, and I'm still not fully recovered. The worst aspect is that I don't really know what happened, as I hit my head hard enough to lose consciousness. I was using the Cyclemeter app at the time, and it shows I was going downhill about 25 mph (40 kph), on...
  17. MikeB

    News Hubble telescope hit by mechanical failure

    Does anyone here know/surmise/guess/wish that the Crew Dragon or CST-100 Starliner could take a repair crew, tools and parts to service HST? Or perform other similar functions that were formerly done by Space Shuttle?
  18. MikeB

    News Non-stop flight UK/AUS

    That's a long time in a seat. In 1977 I flew Sydney to LAX non-stop in a 747-SP. We were delayed on the ground while some sort of work was being done on the plane. Eventually, the captain made the announcement: "The mechanics are repairing one of the toilets. We're going to be in the air for 11...
  19. MikeB

    Interior Dimensions of Apollo Lunar Module?

    This provides several dimensions. I don't know if it is enough for your purpose. Please keep us informed of your progress!
  20. MikeB

    how to use imfd to do inplanetry travel?

    Also the IMFD Full Manual has been posted on OrbiterWiki: This is in the Rocket Science For Amateurs section. These resources are begging for knowledgeable Orbinauts to update them. Please help if you can!