Type: Posts; User: CoyoteNumber2
John Young and Gene Cernan. Both were on Apollo 10, Young landed on 16 and Cernan on 17.
Not all of them went to the surface, and some went more than once.
What is the purpose of this thread?
If it's not addressed to me, I just leave it in the mailbox. Every six months or so they clear it out for me.
When it comes to friction fitting, remember this: The ejection gasses will take the path of least resistance. Unless your recovery system is wadded up in your airframe and the nose cone is jammed on...
Reminds me of an amusing (?) anecdote from a vacation of mine.
In the summer of '96 I was vacationing in the Florida Keys. I was swimming in the ocean when suddenly I was stung on the Adam's apple...
Most recent archive of the old version:
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This is the way it was for years and NOBODY DIED!!!
Anything by Michael Bay. He will rewrite the physics (and history) of spaceflight as he sees fit.
Plaster City is quite a hike for me... I would say maybe if the forecast was better, but TRASD cancels Sunday launches as soon as a breeze comes up and there's no way I can drive 15 hours for only a...
These components are from the old Hott Rockets / Maximum Thrust Rocketry / Rocket Dynamic Systems product line.
Three 9.25" x 48" airframe tubes, $45 each
Four 9.25" x 12" couplers, $10 each
Estes Starship Enterprise 25th Anniversary Commemorative Edition #1275, unbuilt in box, all pieces accounted for. Asking $50 plus $15 shipping, tracked and insured. Please PM if interested.
Thanks for looking.
For sale: one Kosdon 38mm 1116Ns motor casing, nozzle, and forward bulkhead. Includes nozzle retaining washer, O-rings, snap rings, and bulkhead plug bolt. Fired only...
Can anyone who's used the H135 comment on how easy it is to ignite? I want to put these in my 4x29 cluster.
You, Sir, just won the Internets. :cheers:
The video looks legit to me. STS-51F experienced a main engine shutdown, continued its ascent in an Abort to Orbit contingency profile, completed its mission and landed at Edwards seven days later.
You made it four pages. :wink:
Anyone have any idea how much one needs to tighten an eyebolt, or can tighten an eyebolt in a threaded forward closure before the threads strip?
I don't have any hard data to cite, but I think most satellites are not designed to be serviceable in orbit. Mounting a manned service mission would almost certainly outweigh the cost - both in...
Yes, that's the one! I was there at the Cape that day. I'm lucky to have witnessed it with my own two eyes.
Lompoc (LPC.) The spot was good east-west but could have been more to the north where the winds were coming from, we drifted quite a bit. We opened over town and for a moment I was debating whether...
We had someone on the ground watching SpaceflightNow and radioing the pilot. We wanted to time our exit about 20 to 30 seconds before liftoff but I think I heard the pilot say "There it is!" right as...
Look for the white puff on the ground, then look halfway between the puff and my arm. The orange dot is the rocket. :)
To answer the other questions: I did not see the moment of ignition, but...
About 7.5 miles.
I have NEVER heard that before! That's really clever!
Taken this morning during the Atlas V launch from Vandenberg. That's me on the left!
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