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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:33 PM

Ride a shuttle booster up and back down. With sound

Pretty amazing.

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Reply Ride a shuttle booster up and back down. With sound (Original post)
Currentsitguy Jan 2019 OP
T-1000 Jan 2019 #1
Solesurvivor Jan 2019 #2
Currentsitguy Jan 2019 #3
Solesurvivor Jan 2019 #4
Currentsitguy Jan 2019 #5
Solesurvivor Jan 2019 #6
quad489 Jan 2019 #8
Currentsitguy Feb 2019 #11
quad489 Jan 2019 #7
foia Jan 2019 #9
CornFed Jan 2019 #10
HerasHeaddress Feb 2019 #12
Currentsitguy Feb 2019 #13
oflguy Feb 2019 #14

Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 08:17 PM

1. That was great. Thanks!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 08:33 PM

2. I don't know why for the life of me we haven't developed a orbiter that can take off like a

747 and make orbit. I liked when you saw them breaking mach 1

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:12 PM

3. As cool as it sounds

(and it does sound really cool) a winged launch to orbit craft is an LEO (Low Earth Orbit) dead end. If we ever plan to go beyond going in circles, looking back down at where we came from, we need to realize that we need to build spacecraft in orbit who's only purpose is to go from planet to planet.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:13 PM

4. just curious why is it a dead issue?

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:29 PM

5. Not dead issue, a dead end. Look at it this way

Lets look at DC and mish-mash it all up. Suppose we have the city of today but we're building the first cars; in fact we don't even know what lies beyond the coast We keep building cars that can go no further than the Beltway, but no further. They are trapped to forever circle the city. Some people say it's amazing we can circle the city. We can build great big trucks to haul things out to the Beltway; imagine the companies we can start that can make things that will make DC an even better place. A few people say the hell with DC. There are vast places beyond the beltway where we have no idea what lies, but it is bound to be wondrous, with endless potential. We propose we strike out beyond the familiar and seek the unknown, because that is what being human means. We have seen The Plains and The Rockies and other places from a distance and from the reports of others and we want to try our hand there.,

This is the precipice we stand on today. We can either move out, or we can keep looking back at where we came from.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 09:55 PM

6. well we do need a cheap (relatively speaking) way to get to orbit. Im all for a space elevator

but our tech isn't anywhere near that level of development. Don't get me wrong I'm all for exploring and exploiting the Sol system for minerals and colonies etc. I just think any space faring race needs orbiters, just my two cents

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:23 PM

8. Yep, surface to LEO is the most energy consuming part of a space flight...

...until we humans develop a "Model T" vehicle for getting people/stuff/etc into orbit cheaply, we'll remain stuck on this 3rd rock from the sun.

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Response to Solesurvivor (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 06:03 AM

11. Of course we do

The are the waystations to jump off from.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:05 PM

7. The flat earth crowd will be trying to ban that video............

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:24 PM

9. That's very cool

I got to see a space shuttle liftoff in person in 85.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 10:44 PM

10. Great video. Thanks for sharing

👍

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 09:06 AM

12. Thanks.

It's weird, but I have trouble watching shuttle anything since the Challenger.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 10:15 AM

13. I get it

I can't watch footage of that launch at all.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2019, 01:21 PM

14. Cool video

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