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  1. Wally

    What's the best shuttle/ISS experience?

    I've been a fan of the Shuttle Fleet back in the days. After a long Orbiter pause (we all do this, right?), I've missed orbiting the shuttle and starring at the ISS, and I'm back. Unfortunately, the OrbitHangar seems like a ghost town now: some dead links, Shuttle Fleet pulled, DLL dependency...
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    News Restored Photos: Project Gemini Comes to Life

    The NASA Johnson Space Center and the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University today proudly unveil the Project Gemini Online Digital Archive. The archive contains the first high-resolution digital scans of the original Gemini flight films, now available in several...
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    News Obama readies to blast NASA [UnTrue]

    Read the rest of the article here. WTF.
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    Discussion Cool ISS animated timeline

    Here's a nice and informative timeline regarding ISS contruction (Flash required).
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    Question ISS and meteoric showers

    I was reading this piece of news with that awesome picture taken by Ron Garan and wondering how dangerous are these meteoric showers for the ISS?
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    News A Russian Suggests Using Shuttles for Flights to the Moon

    A St. Petersburg dweller Andrei Butakov suggests using American shuttles, which stop flying from 2012, in space without returning to the Earth. You can get a glimpse of the inventor’s idea of RosCosmos’s website, where he suggests that shuttles can be used for flying to the Moon, for...
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    News Cave in moon: Base station for astronauts?

    New Delhi: Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization have discovered a giant underground chamber on the moon, which they feel could be used as a base by astronauts on future manned missions to moon. An analysis by an instrument on Chandrayaan-1 revealed a 1.7-km long and 120-metre...
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    NationStates is a politics simulator game that can be a framework for roleplaying national space-related activities. Although it's biased on politics simulation, it can be used a starter point for a more advanced and complex virtual space agencies (Gary's ISA came to mind). If anyone is...
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    2011 Space Calendar

    After a discussion on the #orbiter-forum IRC chatroom, I've decided to create a 2011 Calendar featuring astronaut women. For this, I'll need your help, so please send your nomination, which (real) women astronaut you would like to see in the calendar? There's really no need to nominate Tracy...
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    Remember Columbia

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    Awesome Shuttle Ascent Video

    I don't know if this was discussed before (this thread deals with the SD version with no bonus material) but Matt Mellis from NASA's Glenn Research Center uploaded last year a video on YouTube showing off some superb shots of a shuttle launch. People keep asking for a HD version of the film...
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    News NASA Delivers Heavy Lift Proposal to Congress

    NASA told U.S. lawmakers Jan. 10 it intends to build a heavy-lift rocket that incorporates the space shuttle’s main engines, giant external tank and taller versions of the solid-rocket boosters it jettisons on the way to orbit, according to a senior NASA official. However, neither the rocket nor...
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    Science Shuttle Reference Manual

    I hope I'm not violating any copyright rule by posting this, but I got the text from here and made an ePub version of the Shuttle Reference Manual for personal use. Since for this I needed pure text with a little formatting, I thought of exporting in various formats, maybe some of you will need...
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    A few days ago I stumbled upon Spaced iPad application, which is pretty neat and I wanted to have a nice website that does pretty much the same thing. That's why I came up with which basically fetches the news released from biggest national space agencies and delivers them in...
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    Flying STS-132 using David413's shuttle fleet

    Starting from FD1 scenario (included), I've launch and rendezvous with ISS in 30 minutes realtime. The rendezvous is done on Sunday, at 18:30 UTC. I forgot to capture the launch too and I'm off to about 9 hours for docking, I think because of the higher initial orbit after the first burn. The...
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    Request RCS realism for Shuttle Fleet

    I've noticed that RCS behavior for Shuttle Ultra mimics the RCS for the real shuttle, meaning a pulse mode for RCS burns (as seen and heard YouTube- STS-125 Atlantis Hubble SM4 - Hubble Release [HD]). Can this feature be implemented for Shuttle Fleet also, maybe like a 3rd party addon of some...
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    Internet Charles Simonyi talk

    Here's a nice Charles Simonyi talk, with many details about his training and flight: YouTube- Charles Simonyi - Space Tourist
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    Humor Dollar re-design

    This would be so cool:
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    Question Using SF's RMS with Thorton's ISS

    I've been doing STS-88 using Thorton's ISS and his supplied scenarios for Shuttle Fleet. I always find operating the RMS being tedious, so I was glad when I found in the supplied manual the values for SY, SP, EP, WP, WY, WR for parsing them to TGT of the SRM and doing them in an automatic...
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    Discussion Simple autopilot

    I have some minimal programming skills and I would like to write a simple autopilot addon. I've done a quick survey of the existing autopilots on OH and I didn't found one that would match my wanted characteristics. I've looked over Gemini Project's documentation, page 5, Section 4. Launch, at...