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ORION Flight Test - Launch 12/04/14

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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:48 AM
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It's clear they had to scrub because it needs more SRBs, struts, solar panels, and superfluous unnecessary seats placed on the outside of the pod.

How do I know this?

Years of Kerbal Space Program experience.




posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun

Don't forget to mount the legs that are meant for landing on the nose, you know, so you can scoop up Jebediah Kerman who's been stuck in a lunar orbit since my first attempt at a return trajectory.

I love me some KSP



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: parad0x122

Jebadiah Kerman. The man. The Myth. The Legend.

I have learned more about Orbital Mechanics in KSP than I ever did in school.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 09:06 AM
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Orbital Flight Simulator for me. I'll have to check out Kerbal Space Program when I have a chance.

I'll have to try watching the live feed again tomorrow morning and hope things go better this time.

The stats for the live stream showed over 200,000 viewers at one point.
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posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 09:31 AM
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There will be a post-scrub news conference today at noon EST on NASA TV.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 12:18 PM
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Well since the launch was scrubbed today, I went on KSP and made my own Delta IV heavy and launched complete with a "Orion" capsule mod.

I'll post the video I made of it in the Video Games forum.

My valves didn't stick.

hehehehehe.



posted on Dec, 4 2014 @ 01:15 PM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

I'll be looking forward to watching the video when you post it.

I'm sure I could find a Delta IV Heavy and Orion Add-On for Orbiter Space Flight Simulator somewhere.
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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:18 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

ok,this is a silly question, but if Orion was made to go to Mars why they say, Landing: Water? Mars doesn't have ocean/sea or lake for landing, right? such as the moon for what I know... I'm puzzled


source NASA
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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:24 AM
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a reply to: voyger2

Neither did the moon, which is why Apollo carried a lander.

A mission to Mars would most likely use a lander too.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:32 AM
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Flawless launch today so far, by the way.

Keeping my fingers crossed.
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posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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Yep, it's in an orbit now at about 200 miles up. It will be burning it's 2nd stage again later to increase it's orbit out to 3600 miles.

So far everything is looking good.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:40 AM
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I'd totally forgot it was trying again today. Wanted to watch it live.
Oh well, thank goodness for NASA TV replays.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: MissBeck

Yah, I woke up late myself. Been watching the replays they are showing.

Love the Rocket Cam view.



posted on Dec, 5 2014 @ 06:49 AM
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a reply to: eriktheawful

I know!! How cool is that!! I've been sat here saying 'Wow'!



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