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  1. RamjetFDO

    Project Shuttle FDO MFD

    Hard to pick between Discovery and Atlantis. Disco was my best girl early on, but Atlantis was my girl for Mir missions. So, kinda liked 'em both!
  2. RamjetFDO

    Project Shuttle FDO MFD

    Thanks for the kind greetings... and, in some form or the other, I was a part of STS-26 through -86, though my first flight on console was for the GRO deploy on STS-37. My last flight was STS-86 (and I had done all of the Mir missions prior to that).
  3. RamjetFDO

    Project Shuttle FDO MFD

    Awesome question, and YES ... FDOs were critically involved with mission design and preparation. There was an entire Flight Design organization, which was HUGE, that was responsible for a lot of the pre-flight planning, generic and flight-specific techniques and procedures, post-flight...
  4. RamjetFDO

    Project Shuttle FDO MFD

    ...also, I've been talking with Indy, and he's got a pretty sharp head on his shoulders about this - rather esoteric - topic! Computing (and fully understanding!) rendezvous maneuvers, especially ground-up, is definitely PhD-level orbital mechanics.
  5. RamjetFDO

    Tell us about yourself!

    Hi everyone - former Flight Dynamics Officer - Shuttle MCC. Official Post #2. ;)
  6. RamjetFDO

    Project Shuttle FDO MFD

    Hi y'all - I stumbled across this during a web search for something else. "Shuttle FDO" obviously caught my eye, as I was a Flight Dynamics Officer in the Space Shuttle MCC from 1986-1997. And, as I read through this, a lot of great details were being discussed - including some pretty...
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