A aviation & planes forum. AviationBanter

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Go Back   Home » AviationBanter forum » rec.aviation newsgroups » Piloting
Site Map Home Register Authors List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Web Partners

Welcome back, Discovery



 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old August 9th 05, 11:23 PM
Dave
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default Welcome back, Discovery


I watched you and imagined this morning. I thought about past
endeavours; sucesses and failures.
I prayed.
Gliding that rock dead stick from 8 grand down to 300 must be the
ultimate!!

Congratulations, NASA Keep the ball rolling


I hope the concept of humans actually flying is not banished.

~D
Ads
  #2  
Old August 10th 05, 04:47 PM
Jay Honeck
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Congratulations, NASA Keep the ball rolling

I hope the concept of humans actually flying is not banished.


Amen, brother.
--
Jay Honeck
Iowa City, IA
Pathfinder N56993
www.AlexisParkInn.com
"Your Aviation Destination"


  #3  
Old August 10th 05, 05:03 PM
Brad Zeigler
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"Dave" wrote in message
...

I watched you and imagined this morning. I thought about past
endeavours; sucesses and failures.
I prayed.
Gliding that rock dead stick from 8 grand down to 300 must be the
ultimate!!


And as an added bonus, the Edwards AFB landing qualifies Commander Collins
for two weeks of valuable cross country time, as opposed to having to log
the time as "local" had they landed at the Cape.


  #4  
Old August 10th 05, 06:27 PM
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

T o d d P a t t i s t wrote:
What is the cat/class of the shuttle? Powered lift? Multi
Engine?


Motorglider.
;-)
  #5  
Old August 10th 05, 07:11 PM
Earl Grieda
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"Brad Zeigler" wrote in message
...

"Dave" wrote in message
...

I watched you and imagined this morning. I thought about past
endeavours; sucesses and failures.
I prayed.
Gliding that rock dead stick from 8 grand down to 300 must be
the ultimate!!


And as an added bonus, the Edwards AFB landing qualifies Commander
Collins for two weeks of valuable cross country time, as opposed to
having to log the time as "local" had they landed at the Cape.


Other than the computer just who flies these things. Watching the landing
on some NASA cable channel they kept refering to pilot Jim Kelly.


  #6  
Old August 10th 05, 07:20 PM
Gig 601XL Builder
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"Earl Grieda" wrote in message
k.net...

"Brad Zeigler" wrote in message
...

"Dave" wrote in message
...

I watched you and imagined this morning. I thought about past
endeavours; sucesses and failures.
I prayed.
Gliding that rock dead stick from 8 grand down to 300 must be
the ultimate!!


And as an added bonus, the Edwards AFB landing qualifies Commander
Collins for two weeks of valuable cross country time, as opposed to
having to log the time as "local" had they landed at the Cape.


Other than the computer just who flies these things. Watching the landing
on some NASA cable channel they kept refering to pilot Jim Kelly.




The Shuttle has a Mission Commander, in this case Collins and a Pilot,
Kelly. The Apollo moon flights had a mission commander and two pilots one
for the lunar lander and one for the command module (The guy that flies all
the way to the moon and doesn't get to land. What has to be the best worst
job in history.)


  #7  
Old August 10th 05, 07:36 PM
Jay Masino
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Gig 601XL Builder [email protected] wrote:
Other than the computer just who flies these things. Watching the landing
on some NASA cable channel they kept refering to pilot Jim Kelly.

The Shuttle has a Mission Commander, in this case Collins and a Pilot,
Kelly. The Apollo moon flights had a mission commander and two pilots one
for the lunar lander and one for the command module (The guy that flies all
the way to the moon and doesn't get to land. What has to be the best worst
job in history.)


Both the mission commander and the pilot are trained to fly and land the
orbiter.




--
__!__
Jay and Teresa Masino ___(_)___
http://www2.ari.net/jmasino ! ! !
http://www.OceanCityAirport.com
http://www.oc-Adolfos.com
  #8  
Old August 10th 05, 08:00 PM
Dave
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default



Brad Zeigler wrote:

And as an added bonus, the Edwards AFB landing qualifies Commander Collins
for two weeks of valuable cross country time, as opposed to having to log
the time as "local" had they landed at the Cape.


There ya go, Commander, you got free fries with that shake!

I wonder though... during re-entry they do these banking manouveurs
(sp) to help slow down. Early on they banked to about 80 degrees. Does
the commander have acrobatic license? G

No, really, I'd like to see a schematic illustration of exactly how
this flying machine transitions, with temp charts and all. Or,
descriptions/stories from those in the know about this stuff.

Does Jay have a "Shuttle Suite"?

~Dave
  #9  
Old August 10th 05, 08:40 PM
Gig 601XL Builder
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default


"Dave" wrote in message
...


Brad Zeigler wrote:

And as an added bonus, the Edwards AFB landing qualifies Commander
Collins
for two weeks of valuable cross country time, as opposed to having to log
the time as "local" had they landed at the Cape.


There ya go, Commander, you got free fries with that shake!

I wonder though... during re-entry they do these banking manouveurs
(sp) to help slow down. Early on they banked to about 80 degrees. Does
the commander have acrobatic license? G

No, really, I'd like to see a schematic illustration of exactly how
this flying machine transitions, with temp charts and all. Or,
descriptions/stories from those in the know about this stuff.



NASA.Gov used to have a pretty neat web page up that showed the landing
process on about a High School level. No heat charts but it did list the
skin temp at various points in the reentry process. It's been years and I
don't have a clue as to where it is or if it is still on their site
somewhere.


  #10  
Old August 10th 05, 09:36 PM
Sylvain
external usenet poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Dave wrote:
I wonder though... during re-entry they do these banking manouveurs
(sp) to help slow down. Early on they banked to about 80 degrees. Does
the commander have acrobatic license? G


not to mention that he has been doing loops (albeit large ones)
all week long before that :-)

--Sylvain
 




Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KVUO to KAST & Back IFR 1.8 Act. 2.7 Total "First In Act. IFR X-C" NW_PILOT Instrument Flight Rules 19 June 29th 05 04:27 AM
KVUO to KAST & Back IFR 1.8 Act. 2.7 Total "First In Act. IFR X-C" NW_PILOT Piloting 20 June 29th 05 04:27 AM
Discovery Wings Channel ??? Andy Asberry Home Built 0 November 13th 04 05:11 AM
Interesting. Life history of John Lear (Bill's son) Big John Piloting 7 September 20th 04 05:24 PM
Student Pilot Stories Wanted Greg Burkhart Piloting 6 September 18th 03 08:57 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2021 AviationBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.