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HarbingerDawnDate: Wednesday, 27.03.2013, 07:40 | Message # 46
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Airborne camera tracking the Apollo 11 reentry - first tracking the glorious destruction of the Service Module, and then tracking the Command Module.






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neutronium76Date: Wednesday, 27.03.2013, 13:43 | Message # 47
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Airborne camera tracking the Apollo 11 reentry - first tracking the glorious destruction of the Service Module, and then tracking the Command Module.


Very intresting. I didn't know there was such recording from back then.

Here is a video with technical background of the return trip from the moon:



it reminded me of my countless unsuccesful attempts to bring back the spacecraft in Orbiter simulator at the correct landing point. I always ended up landing in africa, siberia, the north or south pole, the indian ocean etc.. Anywhere but the central pacific biggrin





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WatsisnameDate: Wednesday, 27.03.2013, 21:37 | Message # 48
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Very cool videos, thanks for sharing those, guys. smile




 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 29.03.2013, 07:02 | Message # 49
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Earlier today, the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying the ISS Expedition 35/36 crew. It docked with the International Space Station just 5 hours 45 minutes later. This was the first time that a same-day launch and docking was ever performed with a manned spacecraft in the ISS program.

On a personal note, I had forgotten that the launch was happening today, and I had NEVER known that it was going to be a 4-orbit rendezvous profile. I had the impression that that would not be attempted with a crewed spacecraft for another couple of years perhaps. This is hugely exciting. Getting to your destination in the same amount of time as a typical trans-continental airline flight - or less - rather than spending days in such a tiny space is a massive improvement in a passenger's space travel.





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NovaSiliskoDate: Friday, 29.03.2013, 09:54 | Message # 50
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the fastest rendezvous+docking in history?
 
HarbingerDawnDate: Friday, 29.03.2013, 10:38 | Message # 51
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Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't this the fastest rendezvous+docking in history?

I had thought so, but I just did some checking on other missions that I thought docked quickly, and it turns out that Gemini 8 launch to docking time was slightly faster than this one. There may have been other missions as well, though I doubt it. But this is the fastest launch to docking time of a crewed spacecraft to another crewed or crewable spacecraft that I know of.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 11:51 | Message # 52
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As some of you may have read by now, NASA has now announced its intended direction for its human spaceflight program, and that direction does not include the Moon. The current plan calls for sending an unmanned mission to capture a near-Earth asteroid/meteoroid, tow it into high lunar orbit, and send the first crewed launch to visit that asteroid in 2021 and return samples. This is a modification of the original schedule which called for an Apollo 8-style lunar orbital flight.

After that mission they will focus on Mars. No missions are planned or being seriously considered for lunar surface exploration or for near-lunar missions.

Personally I hope that SOMEONE goes to the Moon, and I hope that someone brings good cameras and wants to share all of their images (i.e., someone besides than China). I really want to see humans back on the Moon.

Sorry for the lack of links, I'm just feeling very lazy right now





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Edited by HarbingerDawn - Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 11:52
 
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 11:59 | Message # 53
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Russia is sending some robots to the moon.
http://www.space.com/20461-r....=514648

Would be nice if they would send some people though or start a Moon base.





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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 12:40 | Message # 54
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Would be nice if they would send some people though or start a Moon base.

Yeah not happening, certainly not the base. I guarantee it, 100%.





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Antza2Date: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 13:31 | Message # 55
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Yeah not happening, certainly not the base. I guarantee it, 100%.







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HarbingerDawnDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 13:44 | Message # 56
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DoctorOfSpace asked me to link this picture here.

It's pretty off-topic...





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DoctorOfSpaceDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 14:21 | Message # 57
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Quite off topic, the context was all wrong. dry




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NovaSiliskoDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 20:29 | Message # 58
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The current plan calls for sending an unmanned mission to capture a near-Earth asteroid/meteoroid, tow it into high lunar orbit, and send the first crewed launch to visit that asteroid in 2021 and return samples. This is a modification of the original schedule which called for an Apollo 8-style lunar orbital flight.


NASA developing a coherent plan for exploration? It's the end of the world!
 
neutronium76Date: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 21:58 | Message # 59
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The current plan calls for sending an unmanned mission to capture a near-Earth asteroid/meteoroid, tow it into high lunar orbit, and send the first crewed launch to visit that asteroid in 2021 and return samples


Correct me if I am wrong but wouldn't this be more risky and at a similar cost to just sending an Apollo-style mission to the moon? I mean with all the research that has been done and is being done, wouldn't be wiser to carefully plan a mission for a permanent base on the moon with a 3-5 human crue doing research and preparing for the next step to Mars?. If something goes wrong with that asteroid it may crash to earth, enter wrong orbit etc.. Also I don't know if its orbit can remain stable around the moon which orbits the earth. I mean there is no natural moon of a moon of a planet AFAIK.





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DisasterpieceDate: Tuesday, 09.04.2013, 22:13 | Message # 60
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If something goes wrong with that asteroid it may crash to earth, enter wrong orbit etc.. Also I don't know if its orbit can remain stable around the moon which orbits the earth. I mean there is no natural moon of a moon of a planet AFAIK.

Any asteroid that could be towed by humans is too small to do anything to earth. I'm not sure how long the asteroid would be stable, though.





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