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Originally posted by skeptic-friend
THIS POWERFUL COMPUTER WAS REALLY NO USE, ARMSTRONG FLEW LEM LIKE A HELICOPTER.
If a machine can land on the moon, so can a person in that machine.
And skepticfriend says no machine can land on the moon so the mirrors can't be there but they are sooooo.... believe either skepticfriend and disbelieve there are reflectors on the moon or disbelieve skepticfriend and believe the ARE reflectors on the moon. Again the reflectors are verifiable.
Originally posted by Soylent Green Is People
You do realize that the LEM had 16 additional Reaction Control System Thrusters (which were located closer to the top of the center of gravity), and were computer controlled to fire in short bursts to allow for attidude control (yes, the attidude control computer software worked fine).
So while a single gimbaled thruster did the bulk of the work, it was not the only thruster that was involved with attitude control. Similar Attitude Control Thusters can also be seen firing on the videos of the LM training vehicle.
Originally posted by jfj123
also, are you saying that the only reason a helicopter can fly is because the rotor is above the vehicle?
I like above all the enthusiasm and excitement of THE 3 HEROES OF THE MOON:
I LOVE SO MUCH ALDRIN'S EUPHORIA.
Originally posted by jfj123
OK so heres a plane that can take off and land vertically so we know it is possible to take off and land using thrusters.
Israels' Fighter of the Future the F-35
9 December 2002
A landmark project to develop the future fighter aircraft of the 21st Centruy, the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) began in 1994, in the United States. The project got underway after the Joint Chiefs of Staff came together and reached a momentous decision; to develop a fighter aircraft that would be the flagship for all three U.S. services. In 1997, two American aeronautics companies, Lockheed Martin and Boeing received $700 million each to develop two prototypes for the U.S. military. In October 2001, after a grueling test, the F-35, developed by Lockheed Martin, was chosen as the aircraft to be developed, and from there rolled onto the final production stages. The contract, which was signed with Lockheed Martin, is estimated to be worth $200 million, and was expected to take 10 years before the plane becomes operational at the beginning of 2010.
Originally posted by Chorlton
What about the Harrier? Directional Jets making vertical take off and landing.
British of course
"I would resist with all my moral fiber the idea that we would willingly or knowingly try to bring aboard a program -- V-22 or anything else -- and so fall in love with the program that we would put people at risk to ride in those vehicles," Marine Corps Commandant James L. Jones said at a military forum last year.
If the Harrier's problems have lingered, some current and former Marine officials contend, it is because the Navy has once again let them down. As the financial overseer of the corps' aviation program, the Navy hasn't always provided enough money to maintain a plane flown only by the Marines, they say -- a charge Navy officials vigorously dispute.
Undaunted by past failures, the Marines have pressed on. Some survivors of Harrier pilots say that is as it should be, that their husbands and sons knew the risks but believed in the cause. Others are less forgiving, convinced that the corps has been more faithful to its vertical vision than to its pilots. They say the corps has taken unreasonable risks with the lives of their loved ones.
"They deserve the best chance we can give them if we're going to stick them out there to stretch the envelope," said Jim E. Dale, whose brother, 1st Lt. Kerry D. Dale, died in a 1988 Harrier crash after his flaps jammed. "They deserve honesty. They deserve integrity. They deserve the very principles from the corps that we think the corps stands for."
Many of the Harrier's victims left behind adoring wives and children too young to comprehend. Long after their deaths, their parents grasp for memories, adorning their sons' bedrooms with ceremonial swords, plastic airplane models and flags folded neatly into tri-corner boxes.