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Old 05-25-2012, 09:06 AM   #106
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The N-1 was a great project, and the lattice structure was especially mass-efficient for an HLV, sadly the engines originally designed for it were not ready and the program was rushed in a desperate attempt to follow the USA. So numerous smaller engines (36 !) were put instead of those that were originally planned. The resulting system was awfully complex and vulnerable to failures. Also it didn't get the proper testing time.

Maybe that with the current tech, the computerized engine cutoff system responsible for handling failures could have worked. But in the early 1970's, it was hopeless.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #107
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Vladimir Komarov last words

Zarya (Gagarin) - How do you feel?
Rubin (Komarov) - I feel good. Everything is OK.
Z. - Here comrades recommend you to breath deeper. Waiting for you at landing...
R. - Thank you. Tell everyone. De[staging] occured.
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:02 AM   #108
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Astronauts Likely Survived Challenger Explosion

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Old 07-07-2012, 08:47 AM   #110
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All 135 Space Shuttle Launches at Once:
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:52 PM   #112
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I found the original NBC coverage of the Apollo 16 launch. Awesome stuff.

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Old 07-17-2012, 12:33 AM   #113
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 I found the original NBC coverage of the Apollo 16 launch. Awesome stuff.
Yes. More can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/user/zellco321/videos
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:26 AM   #114
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I just found an interesting video of the Apollo 11 crew suiting up for launch.

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Old 07-23-2012, 04:18 AM   #115
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Sort of space-related - gopher (or some sort of rodent!) at Baikonur :
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Hmm..... this failure mode is very common in Orbiter (RCS mode problems anyone? ), but it's the first time I've seen in real life.

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:26 AM   #118
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Here's a great, short documentary about Apollo 14.

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Old 09-09-2012, 08:11 AM   #119
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Found a fantastic documentary about STS-1.


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Old 09-09-2012, 03:58 PM   #120
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I have that on DVD. One of my favorites, next to its sequel "The Dream is Alive".
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