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2013-07-27 06:11:10 PM  
When I was in grade school, all classes stopped and they rolled in those big RCA TVs on the audio/video carts so we could watch the shuttle launches. It was really cool.

Are there any events happening lately, where kids should watch a must see live history making moment during school hours? I can't think of one.
 
2013-07-27 06:29:10 PM  
My favorite Shuttle launch video.. Not so much for the video quality as it's only 240p... But the excellent audio capture.. Just sitting there breathing like a dragon and then the dragon comes to life... The audio is just AMAZING..
 
2013-07-27 07:10:17 PM  
Time to play some more Kerbal Space Program.
 
2013-07-27 08:31:32 PM  
Never really watched them on TV. I always went out and looked up into the sky.
The coolest one was a morning launch.
You could see the grey vapor trail going up, and then it passed through a low cloud deck. Once it passed through the cloud deck the contrail took on the brilliant colors of the sunrise. It was farking awesome.
 
2013-07-27 08:37:23 PM  
Youtube has launch videos from some really cool perspectives, like a camera on a solid rocket booster, or the camera inside the cockpit looking at the crew.
 
2013-07-28 12:22:02 AM  
The space shuttle used the same amount of energy as a 747 uses to fly from LA to Sydney.  The 747 transports over 400 passengers and their luggage and takes about 12 hours.  The shuttle flew up to seven passengers, a 10,000 pound payload, and the energy was almost completely consumed in 10 minutes.
 
2013-07-28 01:55:20 AM  
Was more fun to scroll past than read.  F+, will definitely scroll past again!
 
2013-07-28 05:15:32 AM  

RocketRay: The space shuttle used the same amount of energy as a 747 uses to fly from LA to Sydney.  The 747 transports over 400 passengers and their luggage and takes about 12 hours.  The shuttle flew up to seven passengers, a 10,000 pound payload, and the energy was almost completely consumed in 10 minutes.


And this is why we'll never travel further than the moon with our current tech. Until we figure out a way to completely refuel once clear of the earth's atmosphere, the only thing holding us back is the human lifespan
 
2013-07-28 08:20:18 AM  
Went to see the Discovery a few weeks ago.  It was an oddly emotional experience for my wife and I...it was a piece of our childhood there.  It was like seeing an old friend.
 
2013-07-28 04:05:32 PM  
Thank you, subby. That was awesome.
 
2013-07-28 08:03:51 PM  
Stantz

And this is why we'll never travel further than the moon with our current tech.

3.bp.blogspot.com

You keep thinking those defeatist thoughts. 

I'm going to Mars.
 
2013-07-28 10:54:35 PM  

styckx: My favorite Shuttle launch video.. Not so much for the video quality as it's only 240p... But the excellent audio capture.. Just sitting there breathing like a dragon and then the dragon comes to life... The audio is just AMAZING..


Knowing that mission is doomed distracts from the enjoyment just a bit.
 
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