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Originally posted by JimOberg
Originally posted by 3n19m470
So... It's packaging material they threw overboard that accidentally went into that impossible polar orbit? Am I getting that right?
Those are two of several unrelated stories that got concatenated into the 'classic myth'.
The shuttle packing debris were tossed out by the two spacewalkers during one assembly day in December 1998, at the very start of the ISS. These objects were discussed at the time, see the very valuable archives of the 'SeeSAT' amateur skywatchers at satobs.org, I believe.
ADD Yeah, like this one:
I highly recommend wandering around this whole site to see what amateurs can do to track satellites, even secret ones.edit on 1-6-2013 by JimOberg because: add
Failures: 1. Success Rate: 50.00%. First Fail Date: 1944-12-27. Last Fail Date: 1944-12-27. Launch data is: complete.
Status: Retired 1945.
Gross mass: 12,800 kg (28,200 lb).
Height: 13.60 m (44.60 ft).
Diameter: 1.65 m (5.41 ft).
Thrust: 312.00 kN (70,140 lbf).
Apogee: 85 km (52 mi).
First Launch: 1944.12.27.
Last Launch: 1945.01.24.
Number: 2 .
Originally posted by alldaylong
Originally posted by Wolfenz
Originally posted by BeReasonable
reply to post by kimish
Why do people continue to suggest its Nazi related? Watching to much hellboy? Being the most technologically advanced in 1950 is really not that big a deal. Launch capability was in its earliest infancy, if the soviets struggled to launch a few hundred pounds in the 50's how is it plausible that the Nazis launched thousands of pounds in the 40's when every allied nation had their eyes ( and radars) trained on the axis powers. The suggestion is ludicrous
Not a Big Deal!! of the Nazi Advanced Technolagy you Kidding Right !!
most of Our Technolagy in a Military Sence came from the Nazi Hell the ones that help put us on the Moon were from Nazis that came from Operation Papper Clip
ok !! V2 to High tech Submarines!! to JEts
Speaking of the V2 Rocket There was a Manned V2 on the Drawing Board !!! to go into Space !
Weird Science: German Military Spacecraft of World War 2
edit on 1-6-2013 by Wolfenz because: (no reason given)
The Nazi's didn't invent the Jet Engine. The first Jet Engine was the Power Jet WU. Designed by Sir Frank Whittle and his team in and it ran in 1937:-
Originally posted by Cynic
I knew it. The AVRO Arrow lives!
But seriously, you would think that after spending a bazillion plus dollars on the space shuttle program, somebody would have had the common sense to get within 10 feet of this thing to snap a pic.
Or have they.....[
Originally posted by Nikola014
Not really.The primary source of that info is unknown, you can literally find it on like at least a hundred sites, and a couple of youtube videos about the black knight. I was just pointing out something that seemed connected to me.
Originally posted by eriktheawful
There is something bugging me about this......
To think that our astronauts......being the responsible individuals that they should be....decided to "discard" garbage over the side so to speak.......garbage that is traveling at orbital speeds.....just to add to all the other "crap" that is also up there, that is garbage, and also orbital speeds.
Did it ever occur to them what even a small plastic pellet can do when it's traveling at 17,000 mph?
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by eriktheawful
Yup. I love science fiction. Rereading Redemption Ark at the moment. The story could actually be called into the Black Knight thing.
Originally posted by neformore
reply to post by JimOberg
What you get you somewhere is an understanding that posting in such a manner detracts from the thread and throws it off topic.
I suggest you read the T&C's because they apply to all members of the site.
I'll leave it there, or we can discuss it further via U2U.
On yet another front, Castle said a lost socket and a wayward
aluminum panel cover that somehow became untethered and floated away
pose no problem whatsoever to the astronauts or their mission. Orbital
mechanics will ensure there's no chance of a future collision and the
hardware itself is not needed to complete the assembly work.
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
100 flags for space junk?
Yes, I read the whole thread.
Originally posted by stirling
This satelite has chewed away at the back of my mind since it was announced.
The limited amount of data is further obfuscated by such tall tales.
The origonal discovery put the Dark Knight in a polar orbit.
This orbit was not used by the space agencies as they launched east west.....
The only conclusion is that it is something from elsewhere, or its very old and a left over from previous technological civilization here on earth.
regardless of origin, its strange disapearances and orbit changes indicate some form of control or programming.
Pity the shuttle couldnt have been utilised to study it, ot the new space plane sent to give it a look see....
Maybe what the space plane was doing for 250 days last year up there....?