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The Lament of a Modern Explorer

Posted 02-16-2011 at 04:22 AM by fireballs619

I had to write a piece for my English class, and I thought I'd share. It had to be around 800 words, and this pulls in at 757. Feel free to critique.

There was a time when, scribbled onto the borders of even the most accurate of sea charts, you could find the warning 'Here be dragons'. It was an era where you could live your entire life without leaving the comfort of the area you were born in. You could stand on top of a hill, and, seeing the distant lands that surround your
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Occam's Taser
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Ariane 6 soars with Eranda to OFSS2!

Posted 02-16-2011 at 12:06 AM by Kyle
Updated 02-16-2011 at 12:13 AM by Kyle

OFSS2 is ever growing. The addition of the newest, largest module.. Eranda is about to be launched. Its July 4th, and an oddly American mood has fallen over a foreign launch pad. In addition, this piece of 4th of July fireworks shall launch one the heaviest payload by a rocket since Skylab (though Nexus is far bigger in mass)

The Ariane 6 sits in the spotlight and all systems are GO! Weather is cool,...
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Armchair Astronaut
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VSA Mode of operations

Posted 02-10-2011 at 11:23 AM by garyw

As many of you know I've opened up my personal VSA to potential orbinaunts and I've been trying to work out what the best mode of operation for ISA as a VSA would be and I've come up with a few
options but I think I'm very interested in what people have to say about the best mode of operation for a VSA.

I used to help run a Virtual Airline many years ago. I was the person who handed out the assignments. Any new person joining
would get a very simple route from me. EGKK-EGJJ...
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ISA Server relocation

Posted 02-04-2011 at 09:46 AM by garyw
Updated 02-05-2011 at 02:37 AM by garyw

ISA now has a home on a new server (isa.gdwnet.com) and is back up and running. There are still some graphics tweaks to bring acorss but all the data is available again.
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GASS, Mission 1-5

Posted 02-03-2011 at 07:42 PM by Grover
Updated 02-03-2011 at 07:50 PM by Grover (Fixing Scenario)

Well, the time has come to launch the first parts! after some preparations and research, i have found my construction methods, as described in my mission plan

[Mission 1- Tug launch] ---==--- a Tranzit tug, will be launched using the Energia and a DM2 tug, placing the Tranzit in a 400Km orbit, with plane close to the moon (RInc < 0.5*), it will then serve as the reference point for all other launches (Tug's designation is "z GASS"

[Mission 2- Hab1 mission]...
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