Orbiter-Forum  

Go Back   Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Spaceflight News
Register Blogs Orbinauts List Social Groups FAQ Projects Mark Forums Read

Spaceflight News Share news, stories, or discussions about government and private spaceflight programs; including ESA, ISS, NASA, Russian Space Program, Virgin Galactic, & more!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #46
Wally
Orbinaut
 
Wally's Avatar
Default Another Shuttle tribute video

I don't know about you, but I never get tired of watching shuttle tribute videos. Here's another one I found o reddit, enjoy:

Wally is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 09-29-2011, 05:21 PM   #47
IronRain
Moderator
 
IronRain's Avatar


Default

Nice video about the future of human exploration by SpaceX (link takes you to the spaceX site where you can download the video)

http://www.spacex.com/npc-luncheon-elon-musk.php
IronRain is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 09-29-2011, 05:25 PM   #48
diogom
Survivor of 21/10/2011
 
diogom's Avatar
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by IronRain View Post
 Nice video about the future of human exploration by SpaceX (link takes you to the spaceX site where you can download the video)

http://www.spacex.com/npc-luncheon-elon-musk.php
Now THAT'S a spaceflight video!
diogom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #49
orb
O-F Administrator
Ninja
 
orb's Avatar

Default

If you don't want to download it, here's the same on YouTube:

orb is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 09-29-2011, 07:31 PM   #50
Artlav
Aperiodic traveller
 
Artlav's Avatar

Default

So cool and so wrong at the same time...

First stage returning to launch site?
Lives of astronauts depending on ignition of landing rockets?

So cool and so wrong at the same time.
Artlav is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 09-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #51
astrosammy
Dash!
 
astrosammy's Avatar

Default

Blocking a SpaceX video? That's not funny...
Quote:
Unfortunately, this video is not available in Germany, because it may contain music for which GEMA has not granted the respective music rights.
astrosammy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #52
Hlynkacg
Aspiring rocket scientist
 
Hlynkacg's Avatar


Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Artlav View Post
 So cool and so wrong at the same time...

First stage returning to launch site?
Lives of astronauts depending on ignition of landing rockets?
Why not?

The first stage is just a re-hash of the old Saturn S-IVB stage recoverability concepts and If SpaceX can develop sufficiently reliable engines why not use 'em to land?
Hlynkacg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2011, 08:27 PM   #53
Artlav
Aperiodic traveller
 
Artlav's Avatar

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hlynkacg View Post
 Why not?

The first stage is just a re-hash of the old Saturn S-IVB stage recoverability concepts and If SpaceX can develop sufficiently reliable engines why not use 'em to land?
Watch closely - the rocket lifts off from the cape, boosts second stage to serious speed, then suddenly lands back at the cape.

So, it should either go around an orbit, making the whole thing an SSTO and second stage redundant.
Or brake, accelerate back, brake again, making the whole thing pretty much a double SSTO.

What other options are there?
Artlav is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 09-30-2011, 01:06 AM   #54
Hlynkacg
Aspiring rocket scientist
 
Hlynkacg's Avatar


Default

This is all a wild-ass-guess as the thing hasn't even been built yet but imagine the velocity component from the first stage would either be mostly vertical or it would recover at a secondary site.

...but the animators want to make cool video and who are we to complain.

There's also the question of whether this technology is to be implimented on the Falcon Heavy where the two LRBs drop off much earlier and thus with a lower tangental velocity.

Last edited by Hlynkacg; 09-30-2011 at 05:35 AM.
Hlynkacg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2011, 12:14 AM   #55
FordPrefect
Donator
 
FordPrefect's Avatar

Default

Wow, I never noticed those sound pressure shock waves bouncing off upwards from the launchpad in the Apollo 17 launch footage...Holy Cow!

http://youtu.be/NEfMkkk1mo4
FordPrefect is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 10-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #56
IronRain
Moderator
 
IronRain's Avatar


Default

Space Transportation: An ATV Perspective

IronRain is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 10-28-2011, 07:10 PM   #57
DaveS
Addon Developer
 
DaveS's Avatar


Default

Nice video of STS-31:

DaveS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2011, 07:09 PM   #59
reekchaa
Endeavoring Futurist
 
reekchaa's Avatar
You Tube LRV on the Moon - Apollo 16 - HD Video Stabilized

Amazing footage made real, if you haven't seen it in HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=5cKpzp358F4

Last edited by reekchaa; 11-01-2011 at 07:11 PM. Reason: video link
reekchaa is offline   Reply With Quote
Thanked by:
Old 11-01-2011, 09:40 PM   #60
donner5545
Orbinaut
Default

Amazing
donner5545 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Orbiter-Forum > Far Side of the Moon > Spaceflight News


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:19 PM.

Quick Links Need Help?


About Us | Rules & Guidelines | TOS Policy | Privacy Policy

Orbiter-Forum is hosted at Orbithangar.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2007 - 2017, Orbiter-Forum.com. All rights reserved.