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Old 03-31-2008, 02:45 PM   #31
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I have another person died, G. David Low, STS-32, STS-43, STS-57, died on March 15, 2008, due to colon cancer.

Thanks Urwumpe, you are very smart.
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Old 04-01-2008, 08:55 AM   #32
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Who are the persons of Space Shuttle before STS-1?
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:00 AM   #33
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 Who are the persons of Space Shuttle before STS-1?
Except the many thousand engineers, I can't name?

Of the Approach and Landing Tests with Enterprise:

Crew 1:
Fred W. Haise, Jr.
C. Gordon Fullerton

Crew 2:
Joseph H. Engele
Richard H. Truly.
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Except the many thousand engineers, I can't name?

Of the Approach and Landing Tests with Enterprise:

Crew 1:
Fred W. Haise, Jr.
C. Gordon Fullerton

Crew 2:
Joseph H. Engele
Richard H. Truly.
Congratulations, Urwumpe, you are very smart.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:55 AM   #35
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If anyone's interested, I found these really cool docs:

http://www.fiddes.us/shuttle/RTLS.pdf

http://www.fiddes.us/shuttle/ATOAOA.pdf

Check out their site:

http://www.fiddes.us/
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Old 04-01-2008, 10:12 AM   #36
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Yes, a very nice collection. I did not know they also had the STS-1 checklists around, will take a look at them.
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Old 04-19-2008, 02:45 AM   #37
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Why did NASA switch external tank colours? i think the white looked way better then the current orange one.
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Old 04-19-2008, 03:01 AM   #38
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Not painting the External Tank white saved about 270 kg in weight. I believe it was actually some sort of fire retardant that was later found to be unnecessary. The rustic orange is the actual color of the insulation without paint.
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 Not painting the External Tank white saved about 270 kg in weight. I believe it was actually some sort of fire retardant that was later found to be unnecessary. The rustic orange is the actual color of the insulation without paint.
They should just paint it white anyways, just to make us feel like were in the good old days, when John Young was still flying and he was still swearing on the lunar surface:clap:
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #40
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You're painting the wrong ship my friend.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:37 AM   #41
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 You're painting the wrong ship my friend.
If John flew it we paint it, that means it's gotta be a lot of paint hualed in, why couldnt he just retire from NASA when he walked on the moon like the rest of them.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:38 AM   #42
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Ken Mattingly didn't either. I forget which mission he flew for the shuttle, but it was one of the early ones. Fred Haise flew shuttle landings before it took of into space for testing, though he never actually flew one into space.
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 Ken didn't either. I forget which mission he flew for the shuttle, but it was one of the early ones.
He flew on STS-4 or 5, the only thing i remember it was on Columbia.
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:41 AM   #44
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anyway, the CSM and LM John flew weren't painted, so you can't use that statement
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Old 04-19-2008, 09:43 AM   #45
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 anyway, the CSM and LM John flew weren't painted, so you can't use that statement
They did have paint on them, but not the colour paint, some of the paint they used on the LM actually kept on peeling off during flight, that was just one of the annoyance even with the dreaded orange juice
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