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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
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Re: Riding on Atlantis through the plasma during Re-entry
« Reply #22 on: 10/16/2006 10:22 PM »
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Far Reach - 13/10/2006  8:25 PM

I'm just up to that. Amazing video and I'm only a bit into it. Can't help thinking of Columbia's crew though :(
Yeah...the partial video tape that survived the Columbia disaster and was broadcast by NASA shortly thereafter is essentially analogous to the re-entry part of this video...

...the video out the windows as seen here would be hard to top, but video with the crew intercom audio during ascent (as the STS-113 crew downlinked during their flight) is also very interesting.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #23 on: 10/16/2006 11:06 PM »
Amazing ship!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #24 on: 10/17/2006 12:08 AM »
Does anyone know what company supplies NASA with the countdown timers the crew has scattered throughout the flight deck during a mission? They're inexpensive egg timers.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #25 on: 10/17/2006 12:40 AM »
do you mean brand of timer?

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #26 on: 10/17/2006 12:43 AM »
Yes.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #27 on: 10/17/2006 12:48 AM »
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rsp1202 - 16/10/2006  6:51 PM

Does anyone know what company supplies NASA with the countdown timers the crew has scattered throughout the flight deck during a mission? They're inexpensive egg timers.

It used to be a Speedmaster Proffesional. Some still take them up.

The device you are seeing is officially called "Multiple-Memory Digital Stopwatch."

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #28 on: 10/17/2006 01:05 AM »
Speedmaster Pro is the Omega watch, isn't it? Here's an image of what I'm referring to, supplied previously by I believe MKirk:

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #29 on: 10/17/2006 08:57 PM »
Just sat through the full length video on L2. It's better than any movie I've watched. Visually stunning, but I love the talking between Fergie and Jett. What strikes out to me is Jett is commander, but he doesn't 'need' to order anyone around. Real team effort and a I don't know if it's a way of coping with nerves or just how professional they are, but the joking and laughter at times, times where it could go wrong like it did on STS-107, is really interesting.

Can't wait for the launch version of this video!!!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #30 on: 10/17/2006 10:34 PM »
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rsp1202 - 16/10/2006  6:51 PM

Does anyone know what company supplies NASA with the countdown timers the crew has scattered throughout the flight deck during a mission? They're inexpensive egg timers.

Component Design Northwest, Inc.

The model NASA uses is the PT1A. It retails for about $20:

http://www.cdn-timeandtemp.com/products/timers/digital-hms.asp
http://www.amazon.com/CDN-PT1A-Digital-Event-Programmable/dp/B000095RCE

The NASA timers have a different logo on the front, and of course the back is covered in hook Velcro. The same timer is sold under different brand names, including the Pyrex Professional:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004RC4T/ref=pd_sl_aw_alx-jeb-4-1_kitchen_2117489_5?tag2=amd-google-20
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Edit - the URLs didn't "take" the first time...
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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #31 on: 10/17/2006 11:08 PM »
Thank you!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #32 on: 10/18/2006 12:12 AM »
Very good. I may just have to subscribe.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #33 on: 10/18/2006 01:24 AM »
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Jamie Young - 17/10/2006  3:40 PM

Just sat through the full length video on L2. It's better than any movie I've watched. Visually stunning, but I love the talking between Fergie and Jett. What strikes out to me is Jett is commander, but he doesn't 'need' to order anyone around. Real team effort and a I don't know if it's a way of coping with nerves or just how professional they are, but the joking and laughter at times, times where it could go wrong like it did on STS-107, is really interesting.

Can't wait for the launch version of this video!!!

I actually had a few non-spacey friends round to watch the video over a few beers. It is like watching a movie, expect this is very real.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #34 on: 10/18/2006 03:07 AM »
I think Columbia, in her own way, made this videos drama level what it is. Correct me if I am wrong. Before her loss the video would be more eye candy with a little bit of tension to most people, but knowing what happened to Alantis's sister, you can't help but think about that as you watch it.  Adds a bit to the overall product I think. The fact that these seasoned pros waltz through it like they do is truly awesome. And in no way do I mean any disrespect to either crew in saying that

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #35 on: 10/18/2006 03:27 AM »
I don't notice that at all... I think it's as close as any of us ever will get to being onboard as it comes down. Since we know this one made it fine, that sort of suspense or "second story" isn't really there for me.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #36 on: 10/18/2006 03:35 AM »
If nothing else it had to be in the back of thier minds. I know it would have been for me.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #37 on: 10/18/2006 11:46 PM »
Moved to General, ahead of doing something similar with the ascent video when we get hold of it.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #38 on: 10/19/2006 01:17 AM »
Awesome clip. I expected them to be bouncing around, but it looks very smooth.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #39 on: 10/19/2006 03:55 PM »
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Chris Bergin - 18/10/2006  7:29 PM

Moved to General, ahead of doing something similar with the ascent video when we get hold of it.


Is that definitely coming our way? I certainly hope so!!! Even if it's half as good as the entry vid then it will be stellar.  BTW
to those who aren't on L2.....GET ON IT! It is worth much more than what it costs!!!! :)  :)  :)
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