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(YouTube)   And now, some footage from the manned Apollo mission to orbit Mars. If there had been one   (youtube.com) divider line 16
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2013-07-02 10:27:28 AM  
THAT was brilliant!!!
 
2013-07-02 10:44:36 AM  
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Yo man, did you see that?

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See what?


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Hmmmm...never mind
 
2013-07-02 11:48:15 AM  
Easy up on the "unsteady cam" a bit. Pretty much made it unwatchable for me.
 
2013-07-02 12:26:40 PM  
You should check out the Faking Hoaxers other stuff on You Tube.  He's pretty brilliant with what he comes up with.
 
2013-07-02 12:33:47 PM  

mistrmind: You should check out the Faking Hoaxers other stuff on You Tube.  He's pretty brilliant with what he comes up with.


He's been linked on Fark several times in the last few years. The Space Shuttle Scenarios is one I remember, but I think the Air Force One Down one was also linked. Maybe that second one didn't go green, but I know I saw it here.
 
2013-07-02 12:43:10 PM  
There is also the Apollo lost landing footage with the attacking alien which is pretty facinating.
 
2013-07-02 12:46:49 PM  
Yeah. Good luck trying to get to Mars with an Apollo Service Module that only has enough fuel to run for about two weeks.
 
2013-07-02 12:56:14 PM  
Next up: My Foxhunting video where we ride real Unicorns...
 
2013-07-02 01:31:08 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Yeah. Good luck trying to get to Mars with an Apollo Service Module that only has enough fuel to run for about two weeks.


The AAP had a Venus flyby planned, as well as a Mars mission.  One of those was set for 1985 if Apollo had continued.
 
2013-07-02 01:40:53 PM  

justadadX3: THAT was brilliant!!!


50% well executed, 50% depressing, given the last 40 years in reality.
 
2013-07-02 01:43:45 PM  

bluorangefyre: as well as a Mars mission. One of those was set for 1985 if Apollo had continued.


Slingshot accurately enough, and you need fuel for braking and maneuvering, not actual propulsion. Solar panels/nuclear batteries could conceivably take care of the rest.

Once boosted out of the gravity well, most of space travel is coasting, with occasional thrust vectoring to correct course.
 
2013-07-02 03:45:06 PM  
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I want to believe.
 
2013-07-02 07:04:21 PM  

bluorangefyre: TV's Vinnie: Yeah. Good luck trying to get to Mars with an Apollo Service Module that only has enough fuel to run for about two weeks.

The AAP had a Venus flyby planned, as well as a Mars mission.  One of those was set for 1985 if Apollo had continued.


They had a lot of things they were pulling from their collective asses at the time. Then, the funding got cut and they had to concentrate only on the stuff that would make sense.
 
2013-07-02 07:06:37 PM  

Valiente: bluorangefyre: as well as a Mars mission. One of those was set for 1985 if Apollo had continued.

Slingshot accurately enough, and you need fuel for braking and maneuvering, not actual propulsion. Solar panels/nuclear batteries could conceivably take care of the rest.

Once boosted out of the gravity well, most of space travel is coasting, with occasional thrust vectoring to correct course.


And how much LOX would you need just to convert to breathable oxygen, even if all the other electrics were solar only? Even with a converted Saturn upper stage converted into Skylab, the missions were only a few months at a time because of consumables.
 
2013-07-02 07:07:48 PM  

Valiente: justadadX3: THAT was brilliant!!!

50% well executed, 50% depressing, given the last 40 years in reality.


Project Apollo didn't blow up any brown people, so it had to go.
 
2013-07-03 12:19:56 AM  

TV's Vinnie: Valiente: bluorangefyre: as well as a Mars mission. One of those was set for 1985 if Apollo had continued.

Slingshot accurately enough, and you need fuel for braking and maneuvering, not actual propulsion. Solar panels/nuclear batteries could conceivably take care of the rest.

Once boosted out of the gravity well, most of space travel is coasting, with occasional thrust vectoring to correct course.

And how much LOX would you need just to convert to breathable oxygen, even if all the other electrics were solar only? Even with a converted Saturn upper stage converted into Skylab, the missions were only a few months at a time because of consumables.


Skylab had 930 man-days of oxygen if I'm inferring from the Wikipedia article correctly (assuming it was never refilled in flight). A Skylab-like craft, assuming you had means to push it to Mars, could hold about a year of water if the crew size was reduced to two, but Skylab did not recycle water so that would be an upgrade to-do. It would only hold 7 months of food for two men without a redesign, so trade water capacity for food, assuming water to recycled. By taking advantage of an alignment every 15 years, a Mars flyby mission of 1.4 years duration is possible.  Or, maybe launch two twin spacecraft full of supplies along the same free-return trajectory, close enough to each other that halfway through the mission, the astronauts could transfer from one to the other using the Apollo CSM. Of course, it's a long way to go for just a flyby.
 
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