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At it again or how not to go to Mars

Posted 05-03-2010 at 01:20 AM by Bendarr
Updated 05-03-2010 at 12:19 PM by Bendarr

(Aboard the ISS a couple of weeks later we find Charlie looking at a Monitor with great interest. Boris joins him.)

Boris: "OK, why the evil grin?"

Charlie: "He's at it again."

Boris: "The rookie pilot who shot past us Vertically going up and down cursing all the while? I won money with that bet that he would get it into a orbit and you didn't think so."

(Charlie glares at Boris for a second and then looks back)...
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Yo-Yo ride Redux (oooops!)

Posted 03-08-2010 at 11:21 PM by Bendarr
Updated 03-09-2010 at 01:42 AM by Bendarr

Continuing the adventures of someone who really shouldn't be behind the joystick.

As some of you may have figured out by now, I'm a sort of fly by the "seat of the pants" and "That looks about right." type of pilot. Sort of instinct. Well, instinct can be very wrong at times especially when the mind wanders.

OK, there I was sitting at KSC just like before. Remember the Turbos this time!!! I told myself. Never mind that the runway vanished as a result...
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Whadya mean I'm on fire! I shouldn't burn up yet!

Posted 03-02-2010 at 03:15 AM by Bendarr

The fumbling misadventures of someone who really shouldn't be behind a joystick.

I had orbiter a while back but ended up losing in in a systems crash a while ago and decided to give it another go. Went ahead, got the files, the sound files, the DGIV (wonderful craft!) then tried to read some manuals. Later on with my head spinning I decided "What the hey, nothing like hands on and I've launched the DGIV into orbit using the autopilot several times and took some notes. And I've...
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