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Self serving I know.. .but this is my current favourite picture  :)
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Self serving I know.. .but my current favourite picture  :)

No real argument there! :)
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for anyone interested... coming up after flight day highlights
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supports backroom activities with rendevous and maneuvering- general interest
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Flight day highlights now on NASA TV
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Flight day highlights now on NASA TV

I love the closeup of the thruster firing...
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some more live shots while its quiet...
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one from shuttle and one from ISS
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hmmm.. some musings (or hallucinations.. not sure  :) )  but doesn't DEXTRE look a bit like this guy???  I can just imagine him sitting there waving in and directing Endeavour for a clean on target docking... (no waive offs here..)
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Great notes on the Soyuz flyabout - or "flyout" as I suppose we should now call it.

Just as a note, this type of procedure was first discussed publicly in the STS-134 Soyuz flyabout thread. Once again, NSF predicts NASA (unless NASA read NSF)! :)

Yes that's correct. This idea seems awfully familiar to me... but wasn't given much of chance of happening at the time.

Looking forward to it.

Brian

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cool thruster firing

If I've not lost my positioning, this is located just above the body flap at the rear and therefore can't be a thruster firing as there are no thrusters in that location. Only thing I can think of is the FES is situated around there. Is there some sort of port for venting or something?

If not, what are we seeing there?

Thanks.

Keith


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cool thruster firing

If I've not lost my positioning, this is located just above the body flap at the rear and therefore can't be a thruster firing as there are no thrusters in that location. Only thing I can think of is the FES is situated around there. Is there some sort of port for venting or something?

If not, what are we seeing there?

Thanks.

Keith

Hi Keith,

Interesting question. I wondered the same thing. This thread is probably dead now that were onto FD 4....

How about an aft - down firing thruster? If that's the case it looks like it is impinging on the body flap. That can't be good. Can't be a down thruster.

What is it?

Any thoughts out there?

I re attached picture for easier viewing.

Brian

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Alignment bump.

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