- Mar 21, 2009
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Oh okay. I think I've got it now. Thanks for answering, I'd always wondered that, since in pictures you don't really get an idea of which way it's headed.
During STS-119 they were flying with the Shuttle at the aft to give it additional MMOD protection, even when not doing a reboost. I remember because they had to rotate it around to the front to provide additional drag as a type of debris collision avoidance manoeuvre. (I just checked the flight plan and it confirms the "BIAS -XLV -ZVV" attitude, STS-124 too)And the docked altitude is also wrong. Even during TEA, the shuttle is at the front. The Shuttle is at the aft during the reboost attitude.
By moving slowly. From this page, I estimate the end effector acceleration at 0.01 '/s/s for a 32,000 lb payload. This equates to a force of 43 N, or about the force required to pick up a largish baby.Hey guys, i saw a video of the crew of a shuttle mission testing the snares on the RMS, how exactly does that hold onto to objects large enough as Hubble or something, they only look like bits of wire.
Can you think of any advantages of wearing boots? I see no advantages, so why fly them given the extra mass they would take? Or were you thinking barefoot? If so, personally, I think my feet would get cold, especially with no gravity to pull the blood down there.Has anybody been watching footage from the ISS and noticed that all the astronauts have socks on, is this for comfort reason or just becuase the amount of materials around they dont want to hard the material or the astronaut. I've noticed this in some Shuttle footage too.
In Orbiter? I would use Attitude MFD. Switch to Velocity mode and set a Pitch of 180°. Depending on which version of the ISS you are using you will also need to set a Roll of either 90° or 180°.[FONT=Verdana,Geneva,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif][SIZE=-1][/SIZE][/FONT]Can someone explaine how to do this???
No, each would be too heavy - also you should remember that there is not unlimited electrical power on the ISS. I remember Thomas Reiter was allowed to take only pictures in digital form and replacement strings for an acoustic guitar with him, that is a good maximum reference - the acoustic guitar is "standard equipment" on the ISS.What's the weight/volume limit for personal effects? Could I take a Les Paul and a small amplifier up with me?