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Old 06-09-2017, 06:11 AM   #1
Seegull
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Cool Greetings and Salutations

Hello to all the lovely wonderful people here on the orbiter forum.

I have some (limited?) understanding of physics from my training as a mechanical engineer, though I have become a bit rusty after 15 years in technical sales.

Currently, I am writing a sci-fi novel (several in parallel in fact) and I am looking to keep my facts straight. I like to be rigorous and fact based in my creative writing. You can find some of the background to the project @ www.ax-yz.mobi/index_orb.php/#Landing

I hope that you guys can help me verify the back ground physics to some pretty weird plots that I have in mind.

Otherwise, I look forward to polishing up my physics abilities.
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Old 06-10-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to OF!

If you are not already familiar with it, Winchel Chung's Atomic Rockets is an excellent site, dedicated to helping aspiring sci-fi authors get their "sci" right.

I also highly recommend firing up Orbiter and reading Go Play In Space, to help you get an intuitive grasp on orbital mechanics.

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Old 06-11-2017, 01:17 AM   #3
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Oh wow, I can't wait to read your novel! What kind of weird plots do you plan that involve our realistic physics?
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Old 06-11-2017, 04:59 AM   #4
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Hi, welcome to Orbiter Forum!
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