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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Oct 26, 2021 at 8:39 AM
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    Rocket going up (3 main shuttle engines fed by the big ass external tank and 2 orbital maneuvering engines) and like @Lurkin said, glider all the way to landing.

    The currently-under-perpetual-development Dream Chaser is a vehicle intended to launch on a Vulcan rocket and then glide back too. The Europeans are working on something similar.
     
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  2. Oct 26, 2021 at 9:02 AM
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    Reminds me a little bit of the VentureStar X-33 concept Lockheed had back in the 90s. Used to read about it in Popular Science when I was a kid..
     
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    that was one thing that always amazed me about the shuttle program. How something that size could re-enter the atmosphere and glide to landing was exceptional.
     
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    It could be that China's spaceplanes aren't really of Chinese design. That said, I could swear I just heard something about China orbiting the globe with a nuclear powered space glider the other day...
     
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    ABC News is calling it a ‘Sputnik’ type event.
     
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    They're quoting Gen. Mark Milley
     
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    I think the Inspiration4 mission’s lesser known contribution to the advancement of more common spaceflights was their sacrifice in discovering the malfunctioning urine disposal system in the Crew Dragon.

    These folks are going to be the immediate beneficiaries:
    https://twitter.com/spacex360/status/1453435627865886720?s=21
     
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    And I'm seriously considering applying once they open up. They may or may not be visiting my current employer's facility next week:spy:, so I may or may not end up making parts for them again either way!
     
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    Cool! Good Luck!
     
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    System worked, just had a leak which caused liquid deposition in interstitial spaces.

    Also... does this mean that I4 get their FAA astronaut wings nao?
     
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    Not sure what ‘nao’ means…

    It ‘worked’ but not 100%. Enough of a concern that Crew 2 had to check out Endeavor for corrosion. Reports are the incident didn’t rise to Apollo 10 levels of horror :eek:


    Can’t remember the source but I read somewhere SpaceX screwed them over by listing the I4 crew as Spaceflight participant in the application for the flight.

    I think, considering the amount of training and responsibilities during the flight, 3 out of 4 of them warranted the FAA wings. (Sorry Chris, nothing personal :D)
     
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    'now' :p

    Yup. Good catch, they found the same problem in Crew 2.
     
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