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    T minus 5 and counting...all systems go!!!
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    I Love this stuff!!!!
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    I watched Fox with daughter #1 and had the laptop going for daughter #2 who was getting a bath (by mom). So, i got my whole family in on the shuttle actions.

    Man every time I get a little misty watching that thing go.
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    Flawless launch!!!!

    Go baby go!!!

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    Once again.....they left me behind....
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    Great pix. Thanks much for the link....ss

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Race" Driver
    Once again.....they left me behind....
    Don't feel bad, they forgot me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by W J Pearce
    But, I dispute NASA that the Shuttle is the most complex machine ever built. I still say the mighty Saturn V was more complex. Take the Saturn Vs for Apollo 15, 16 and 17 as an example. As it sat before launch, it had the means to escape earth's gravity, the means to travel to and land on the moon, the means to travel on the moon's surface, the means to escape the moon's gravity, a separate module that orbited the moon, and the means to travel back to earth and reentered the atmosphere, safely returning it's occupants. That's a complex mission especially in the time of slide rulers and smart Germans.
    Smart Germans is right (I'm currently reading Von Braun's book about a Mars mission. He wrote it in 1949 and had the whole thing planned out back then. Amazing.).
    Anyways, I look at the complexity issue differently. I DO believe the Shuttle is the more complex vehicle, but the Saturn V flew a far more complex MISSION on a simpler design. That pretty much makes the Saturn the superior vehicle, but it never landed like a deadstick Rare Bear, which is what makes the Shuttle so bleepety-bleep cool!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MRussell
    Smart Germans is right (I'm currently reading Von Braun's book about a Mars mission. He wrote it in 1949 and had the whole thing planned out back then. Amazing.).
    Anyways, I look at the complexity issue differently. I DO believe the Shuttle is the more complex vehicle, but the Saturn V flew a far more complex MISSION on a simpler design. That pretty much makes the Saturn the superior vehicle, but it never landed like a deadstick Rare Bear, which is what makes the Shuttle so bleepety-bleep cool!!!
    Understood, but can you tell me what the advantage is for the Shuttle to land like a plane (coke machine with wings)? The one great thing that I see is the ability to recover satellites and bring them back for repair/analysis, etc. The capsule is much simpler but far less dramatic.

    Now, I like the shuttle and it has served us very well. The Russians obviously went back to the capsule after their Buran fun (what a waste). I guess it is a matter of opinion and then, we both are right. Although the slap down/blown tire speak in the CAIB was a little disconcerting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missileer
    What's the book title ?
    Project Mars, A Technical Tale, published for the state of Alabama.

    Here it is:
    http://www.amazon.com/Project-MARS-W...1405134&sr=8-1
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