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2021-09-23 5:54:52 PM  
Does it come with a working shuttle?
 
2021-09-23 7:23:40 PM  
Probably more comfortable than a seat on Frontier.
 
2021-09-23 7:28:43 PM  
I knew a guy in Florida. That went to NASA auctions and resold lots of 'space' stuff. Like original notebooks, mission logs with trivial stuff, clipboard with check boxed sheets signed, gloves, pens, etc.

I should have bought some at the time before 'space memorabilia' became a hot thing.
basically there was time NASA would just dump these 'space waster' from the ware house to a auction.
I mean who thinks we should have save a simple preflight check list from Apollo 11 signed by Armstrong?
 
2021-09-23 8:16:39 PM  
Dispatched in two parcels.  A parcel can last for 30 days.

Is good deal.
 
2021-09-23 8:26:32 PM  
Hmm, $7,000 for what looks like a rather uncomfortable chair...

It's tempting, but I think I'll pass on this one.
 
2021-09-23 8:31:55 PM  
It's just a seat that never went to space.
 
2021-09-23 8:38:58 PM  

leeksfromchichis: Does it come with a working shuttle?


lol
Only flown once, and never used...

It's from the Buran, the Soviet knockoff shuttle. They flew one of them one time - empty and uncrewed - for a test flight, put it in a hangar, and promptly shut down the program. They had a little... dissolution of their country to deal with for a hot minute there. Shame, because they obviously got it working. Orbited twice autonomously. They'd been planning on building a fleet of them, like we did. If they had - we might have done a lot more shuttle development and building. Could have kept the space race going.
 
2021-09-23 8:50:58 PM  
The soviets flew Klingon warbirds?
 
2021-09-23 9:21:27 PM  

VisualiseThis: It's just a seat that never went to space.


If it doesn't have zero-g astronaut farts then I'm not interested.
 
2021-09-23 9:21:29 PM  

mongbiohazard: leeksfromchichis: Does it come with a working shuttle?

lol
Only flown once, and never used...

It's from the Buran, the Soviet knockoff shuttle. They flew one of them one time - empty and uncrewed - for a test flight, put it in a hangar, and promptly shut down the program. They had a little... dissolution of their country to deal with for a hot minute there. Shame, because they obviously got it working. Orbited twice autonomously. They'd been planning on building a fleet of them, like we did. If they had - we might have done a lot more shuttle development and building. Could have kept the space race going.


https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna186860​9​0

I once for an article that claims in the US became aware of the Soviets were stealing the space shuttle design, we provided them with some flood designs.

They weren't too much of a rush to get the job done, we're too confident of their own spy craft and didn't bother to check the designs that they had.

The result was a space shuttle that flew but just barely. There was significant structural damage when it finally made it back to earth. In fact, the designs that we had provided them with should have resulted in a catastrophic failure of their shuttle on reentry.

That was the real reason (according to the article) the Soviets gave up on their shuttle plans.

It's fascinating if true. The whole story, if true, would make a really great spy novel.
 
2021-09-23 9:27:32 PM  
F'ing voice to text. Let me try again, this time with a keyboard.

I once read an article that claimed the US became aware the Soviets were stealing the space shuttle design and we provided them with some bad designs.

They (the Soviets) were in too much of a rush to get the job done, were too confident of their own spy craft and didn't bother to check the designs that they had.

The result was a space shuttle that flew but just barely. There was significant structural damage when it finally made it back to earth. In fact, the designs that we had provided them with should have resulted in a catastrophic failure of their shuttle on reentry.

That was the real reason (according to the article) the Soviets gave up on their shuttle plans.

It's fascinating if true. The whole story would make a really great spy novel.

Probably too boring for a movie tho.

Yeah, I was drinking. So what? This is Fark and I wasn't on duty.
 
2021-09-23 9:40:26 PM  
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2021-09-24 12:44:05 AM  

mongbiohazard: leeksfromchichis: Does it come with a working shuttle?

lol
Only flown once, and never used...

It's from the Buran, the Soviet knockoff shuttle. They flew one of them one time - empty and uncrewed - for a test flight, put it in a hangar, and promptly shut down the program. They had a little... dissolution of their country to deal with for a hot minute there. Shame, because they obviously got it working. Orbited twice autonomously. They'd been planning on building a fleet of them, like we did. If they had - we might have done a lot more shuttle development and building. Could have kept the space race going.


Soviets copied it because they were sure America had a nefarious new reason for the shuttles. That they were missing key information and the 'real' goals of the shuttles.

When it was completed and they realized there were no exotic missions or payloads, well, I bet that was fun.
 
2021-09-24 4:35:55 AM  
Why does all the Soviet space stuff look like it was made in a garage in West Virginia?
 
2021-09-24 8:26:48 AM  

optikeye: I knew a guy in Florida. That went to NASA auctions and resold lots of 'space' stuff. Like original notebooks, mission logs with trivial stuff, clipboard with check boxed sheets signed, gloves, pens, etc.

I should have bought some at the time before 'space memorabilia' became a hot thing.
basically there was time NASA would just dump these 'space waster' from the ware house to a auction.
I mean who thinks we should have save a simple preflight check list from Apollo 11 signed by Armstrong?


I think the guy who bought the Apollo Guidance Computer originally got it in a lot of pallets of "NASA junk". Apparently, it sat in a warehouse for a while and it wasn't until he started going through the pallets that he realised what he had. The rest is YouTube... (warning: time sink!)

Apollo Guidance Computer Part 1: Restoring the computer that put man on the Moon
Youtube 2KSahAoOLdU
 
2021-09-24 9:25:50 AM  

Bob The Nob: Why does all the Soviet space stuff look like it was made in a garage in West Virginia?


Because you don't like Russians.
 
2021-09-24 10:18:10 AM  
When the Buran was still a thing, I'll bet the cosmonauts were all thinking "Will I be the one to die in this"?
 
2021-09-24 11:47:09 AM  

mongbiohazard: leeksfromchichis: Does it come with a working shuttle?

lol
Only flown once, and never used...

It's from the Buran, the Soviet knockoff shuttle. They flew one of them one time - empty and uncrewed - for a test flight, put it in a hangar, and promptly shut down the program. They had a little... dissolution of their country to deal with for a hot minute there. Shame, because they obviously got it working. Orbited twice autonomously. They'd been planning on building a fleet of them, like we did. If they had - we might have done a lot more shuttle development and building. Could have kept the space race going.


You'd think the Russians would have auctioned those off by now to raise money.  Instead, just decaying away in a hangar.

Probably so structurally unsound that they can't be moved.
 
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