Premieres Nov 27, 2023STS-2 Full Count/Launch/Orbit 1 - Full Mission 1For the first time since 1981, experience all of the countdown, launch and first orbit of the STS-2 missionOnboard are astronauts Joe Engle and Dick Truly. 14th November 1981.Thanks to:Mike Fried without whom this would not have been possiblePhil C for help with the audioEd Hengeveld for photosAll media courtesy NASA and the NA
Feb 16, 2024STS-2 - Orbit 2 to Sleep Period - Full Mission STS-2 mission continues. After launch and the first orbit completed the crew troubleshoot some issues seen with the APUs during launch. Star Tracker and IMU alignments are performed, the cargo-bay doors are opened and the crew and Houston troubleshoot a faulty fuel cell, which has to be shutdown, bringing into play the mission rule of a shortened 2 day mission rather than the original planned 5 days. The sleep period starts to end Day 1 orbital activities.All audio/video/film/documentation courtesy NASAOrbiter and KSP are used for the shuttle day-time visualsPaolo Mangili provided MCC Earth Map and the Shuttle IconJohannes Kemppanen provided documents and the STS-2 transcriptJeff Ray provided many of the documents with diagramsMike Fried provided the TV downlinkPhillip C remixed the audio Thanks to all!