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Offline Chris Bergin

RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #40 on: 10/19/2006 06:14 PM »
STS-112 Ascent video (plus HUDs from 100,000 ft down) on L2 now.

Here's a short clip of the 50 minute video

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #41 on: 10/19/2006 11:16 PM »
I think I'd react like that if things started floating around in front of me :)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #42 on: 10/21/2006 01:32 AM »
This could be used a recruiting video for the space industry, it's that good.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #43 on: 11/01/2006 03:53 PM »
Only just seen this, a great insight into what its like to be on board during the ride home.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #44 on: 11/01/2006 08:03 PM »
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Bruce H - 1/11/2006  10:36 AM

Only just seen this, a great insight into what its like to be on board during the ride home.

You also get to see an orbiter performing flawlessly.

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #45 on: 11/04/2006 01:01 AM »
Worth mentioning we've got another full re-entry video from STS-93. Very different in it's own way, especially some brilliant teamwork on the landing.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #46 on: 11/05/2006 05:09 AM »
Well just the short edited video was totally awesome, thanks for that. Will have to see about getting that 2hr version :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #47 on: 11/05/2006 05:40 AM »
Just downloading the new one, another DVD to be burned, although the STS-115 re-entry video is pride of place in my collection. If you like the trailer, the 355mb full version is for you, even if NASA should have released this anyway, it's the best PR around for the Shuttle.
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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #48 on: 11/22/2006 12:48 AM »
Will there be a chance this will become acquired for STS-116 too?

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #49 on: 12/22/2006 01:37 PM »
The full length video starts with deorbit preps, so that'll be a good idea to have this running on another screen to get a great on board idea of what's going on.
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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #50 on: 12/25/2006 02:21 PM »
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Will there be a chance this will become acquired for STS-116 too?

If would be cool if there was, because I know Mark Polansky's nephew on another web forum, and I'm sure he'd love to see his uncle at work :)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #51 on: 01/03/2007 04:18 AM »
This is amazing!  Just watched the teaser and I must say it really puts the human element back into the work they do up there, and I have to agree it would do amazing PR for the shuttle program!

Of course, this video IS the final straw... I will be signing up for L2 momentarily so I can watch the entire video.  I'm sold.
I hope this site continues to grow, and become a large positive presence (more so than it already is), in the space-fan community!

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #52 on: 01/03/2007 05:00 AM »
I've seen it on L2 and hands down it's THE best space flight video ever, and amazing PR for sure, but L2 is even better. You get a real respect for the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at NASA, especially people like Wayne Hale, who must be some sort of machine :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #53 on: 01/03/2007 06:14 PM »
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Carl G - 2/1/2007  11:43 PM

I've seen it on L2 and hands down it's THE best space flight video ever, and amazing PR for sure, but L2 is even better. You get a real respect for the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes at NASA, especially people like Wayne Hale, who must be some sort of machine :)

Seconded with bells on :)

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #54 on: 02/02/2007 02:09 AM »
My thoughts are with Columbia more so after watching this successful re-entry.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #55 on: 02/05/2007 12:56 PM »
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Jamie Young - 1/2/2007  9:09 PM

My thoughts are with Columbia more so after watching this successful re-entry.

To be honest, it was too cool to be sat on the flight deck for me to to think about the point Columbia was lost and it might be best not to.

Going to watch it again with some friends tonite on my plasma for about the 100th times :) THE coolest thing ever.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #56 on: 02/05/2007 05:28 PM »
I might join you on that, don't forget to watch out for crosswinds ;)

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RE: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #57 on: 04/29/2007 11:35 PM »
I've been sent a specific request just to see the deorbit burn, so I've attached it to the opening post.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #58 on: 04/29/2007 11:48 PM »
I asked kindly if Chris could do this, and he did.  Thank you very much, Chris.  Great video.  :)

EDIT:  Only reason I asked is because they don't show you the deorbit burn on television, and I've seen about everything else.

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Re: Riding onboard Atlantis during re-entry
« Reply #59 on: 04/30/2007 08:13 PM »
Smoother than I expected.
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