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Building the CelestiaSpaceStation

Posted 03-23-2009 at 06:13 PM by Matte (Per Aspera ad Astra)
Updated 05-16-2009 at 08:27 AM by Matte

A brief list of the launches of my SpaceTransportationSystem:

STS-1: first test flight of the Shuttle Atlantis, to test systems and reentry autopilot; landed succesfully at Cape (duration 2 days).
STS-2: tested Endeavour systems and landing autopilot at Edwards AFB; success (duration 3 days).
STS-3: tested Discovery systems and landing autopilotat White Sands; success (duration 3 days).
STS-4: tested Atlantis night landing at Cape; success (duration 4 days).
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STS-FA7-B

Posted 03-20-2009 at 11:05 PM by zerofay32
Updated 04-28-2009 at 04:16 PM by zerofay32

July 08 2010

Currently at Pad 39 B, KSC staff is getting ready for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-FA7-B to Space Station Freedom. This mission will deliver the Zero Trusses (Port 0 and Starboard 0) to the station. To make way for the shuttle, the station crew has moved the Dragon-C craft to a CBM port on the zenith side of the station (it was berthed to a nadir port. This will be the first shuttle flight to the SSF with the Dragon docked. Through the coarse of...
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Space X Dragon Cargo now at SSF

Posted 03-18-2009 at 12:04 AM by zerofay32
Updated 04-28-2009 at 04:17 PM by zerofay32

June 23 2010

Space X's first flight to the SSF is complete with the successful docking of the Dragon Cargo vehical to Node 3 of the SSF. The flight, SX-DC-001, began on June 20 and was completed at docking three days later. The craft was flown from the grownd this first time while from now on it will be completly autonomus much like the Dragon flights to the ISS. The cargo version of the Dragon spacecraft is carrying some supplies, personal items and experiments to the crew of the...
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NASA to use Shuttle-C to finish Freedom

Posted 03-12-2009 at 06:35 PM by zerofay32
Updated 04-28-2009 at 04:21 PM by zerofay32

***NOTE: Fake Press Release***

June 2010

NASA Administration has approvered the reallocation of funds to finish Space Station freedom and hasten the finishing of the complex. Several Shuttle flights will be canceled and the funding for these flights will be used to quicken the development of the Shuttle-C program. Up to five shuttle flights my see the axe and their payloads will be re-manifested to ether another shuttle or one of the limited Shuttle-C flights that will...
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STS-FA9 Launch Abort

Posted 03-08-2009 at 12:16 AM by zerofay32
Updated 04-28-2009 at 04:18 PM by zerofay32

June 01 2010

Todays launch of the latest mission to the SSF, STS-FA9 has been forced into a TAL abort after a glitch in the GPC caused the shuttle to not have enough delta V to reach orbit. The shuttle will make its TAL landing at Banjul. Abort in progress.

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UPDATE:
Landing at Banjul confirmed and succesful. Orbiter safeing now in progress. (Picture Caption: After an abort during launch Space Shuttle Atlantis made a successful landing at...
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