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    Vessel Sprint Anti-Ballistic Missile

    Found this while searching for the SPRINT-A satellite It seems pretty interesting. Cancelled due to high costs. 0 - 7,500 mph in less than 5 seconds, could definitely take down a Ballistic Missile if the Spartan didn't do its job. It would be...
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    News Ohio air show crash kills two

    Im surprised this hasnt been posted here before, but its sad to hear anything like this happening. A pilot and wing walker were both killed today when their plane crashed at a Dayton, Ohio, air show according to the Ohio State Police. Video from the event appeared to show a wing...
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    News US man walks cable stretched across Niagara Falls

    Nik Wallenda, a member of the famed "Flying Wallendas" family of aerialists, walked the half-kilometre, 5 centimetre-width cable stretched across the falls live on American ABC television. The TV network was quick to assure the public that was broadcasting the event with a five-second delay...
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    Launch News Compass M3/M4, Long March 3B, April 29, 2012

    The Chinese have launched a pair of navigation satellites, marking the first time a Long March 3B (Chang Zheng 3B) launch vehicle has been used for this kind of mission. The launch of the Compass-M3 and Compass-M4 satellites took place at 2050UTC on Sunday from the LC2 launch complex of the...
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    News Dick Clark has died

    Los Angeles (CNN) -- Broadcast icon Dick Clark, the longtime host of the influential "American Bandstand," has died, publicist Paul Shefrin said. He was 82. Clark suffered a heart attack while at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica for an outpatient procedure, his publicist said Wednesday...
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    Humor Drunk Man Sings Bohemian Rhapsody in Cop Car

    If you haven't already, you should probably take a look at this drunk guy singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" in the back of a police car (video below). He really "gives it." He's also the reason why the song is trending on Twitter today. In the black-and-white police car footage, before the man...
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    My Space Shuttle Tribute Video

    I originally made this tribute a few months ago, but while looking through my flash drive today, I remembered to upload it to Youtube and place a link here on O-F. Please tell me what you think :thumbup:
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    Project STS Program Scenarios

    Hey everyone, For the past 3 months, I have been working on a compilation of all 135 Space Shuttle flight scenarios. I have completed all of them, but need to set the correct date and time in each of them. It requires Slats LC-39, and Shuttle Fleet, which has been removed from OHM, so only...
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    News Whitney Houston has died

    Very Tragic Source: (AP) LOS ANGELES - Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby...
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    It's been 1 year already?

    Well, today is one year to the date that I joined O-F. I never thought that I would still be here this long. I came into here not knowing much about spaceflight in general, but in one year, I've managed to learn more about spaceflight then I ever could from a textbook or class, how to fly...
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    Planning a new station in LEO, suggestions?

    Im going to plan out a space station in LEO, any ideas for names?
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    News Helicopter Crash in New Zealand

    Not exactlly major news, but I still want to post this. Viideo of the crash: Source:
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    USC: GTS-6

    On November 5th, at 6:30 P.M, GTS-6 ended with the safe landing of Monitor. It was the sixth orbital mission of the GTS program. It orbited the earth 230 times, and traveled a distance of approximately 5,750,000 miles. Ascent: Docking: Deorbit/Landing GTS-7 is the next mission, and will...
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    News Andy Rooney dies at age 92

    (CBS News) Andy Rooney, the "60 Minutes" commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays - a unique genre he is credited with inventing - died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery. He was 92, and had homes...
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    News Kennedy Space Center sees plan for landmark overhaul

    NASA launches idea to modernize space center CAPE CANAVERAL — NASA is taking its first steps this week toward converting 50-year-old Kennedy Space Center into a vibrant modern spaceport where both the agency and commercial companies can operate. With a new era of human space exploration and...
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    News Vintage plane crashes into crowd at Reno air races

    For anyone who hasn't heard in the chatbox: RENO, Nev. — A World War II-era plane crashed into a seating area at the annual Reno air races on Friday, killing the pilot and possibly others and injuring at least 75 people. One official described the scene as a "mass-casualty situation."...
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    News Russian Jet Carrying Hockey Team Crashes, 43 Dead

    A Russian jet carrying members of a local hockey team crashed shortly after takeoff on Wednesday, killing 43 people, including several former NHL players. The Yak-42 crashed immediately after leaving an airport near the city of Yaroslavl, on the Volga River about 150 miles northeast of Moscow...
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    USC: GTS-2

    On August 11th, at 12:48 A.M,GTS-2 ended with the safe landing of Columbia. It was the second orbital mission of the GTS program. It orbited the earth 80 times, and traveled a distance of approximatly 2,345,580 miles. Ascent De-orbit/Landing GTS-3 will be the next mission, which is...
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    Orbiter Magazine

    I was looking on Danstephs Orbiter site, and saw a link to Orbiter Mag.When I clicked on the link to it,I saw that it was from August(its french so I cant understannd it,correct me if i'm wrong)2009,I thought of making one.So,if anyone wants to help,have any screenshots from orbiter, or have...
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    Taking requests for DGIV skins

    Well,Im accepting requests for DGIV skins.Only five at a time though,The next five have to wait until I get the first five skins done.Remember,Im also working on the CST-100 project so I won't always have time to complete the skins.