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Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« on: 02/03/2011 05:34 PM »
For those of you who are fellow fans of the Behind the Scenes videos with Astronaut Mike Massimino, do you have any ideas for what you would like to see next?

Josh Byerly, who produces them for NASA, would like to know.

Space Pete has been keeping track of the videos here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22862.0

Post your ideas in this thread and we'll make sure that Josh sees them.

Thanks!

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #1 on: 02/03/2011 05:52 PM »
They've been brilliant so far. Mass is a natural and the more they can do the better.

We might be due a tour around the flight deck and middeck?

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #2 on: 02/03/2011 05:58 PM »
Mass at a FRR or MMT would be fun. Can imagine him whispering and then asking Mr Shannon how its going. That'd be great to see inside those closed door meetings if possible.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #3 on: 02/03/2011 06:00 PM »
The one where Mass was on the launch pad under Discovery's SSMEs was great. I'd also like a tour around a powered up flight deck.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #4 on: 02/03/2011 07:21 PM »
Anything, basically. Mass is great and you could have him talking about anything and I'd listen.

Maybe a tour of the Ares I ML, if it's politically ok to do so with the state of Constellation? Must be an amazing view and I doubt Mass is scared of heights :D

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #5 on: 02/04/2011 01:34 AM »
I don't remember a MCC tour; other than one with during shuttle sim. But what about a tour of the ISS FCR? Maybe during the weekend or sleep shift; it a "surprise visit"! Though I'm sure the Flight Director would have to approve in advance ;-)
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #6 on: 02/04/2011 02:24 AM »
I know they've gone inside the OPF and to MAF; but I don't think they've spent much time in the VAB.

How about a look at the SRB stacking process, the ET checkout cell, ET-SRB mating and Orbiter-ET mating?

(Actually, that sounds like 2-3 features)
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #7 on: 02/04/2011 02:30 AM »
The VAB cranes! They've lifted so much history over the bays over the years and we've not seen much of those.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #8 on: 02/04/2011 11:13 AM »
Yup, I've got a great idea.....make them all available in HD (720p) on You Tube's NASA TV Channel!

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #9 on: 02/04/2011 12:17 PM »
Oooh, now let's see:

A tour of the ISS mock-up in Building 9 at JSC. Maybe Mass could tag along with an Expedition crew who are doing their training?

A tour of the SSPF at KSC, paying particular attention to the Node 1 STA! ;)

A tour of Ellington Field, including crew room, T-38 hangar, inside the cockpit, etc. In-flight footage would be awesome!
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #10 on: 02/04/2011 02:31 PM »
The VAB, as KEdward5 mentioned. We've seen these huge cranes help stack the shuttle,but never been in the driver's seat. Also we get to see both the low bay and hi bay cranes from that perspective. :)  Not to mention even in documentaries on tv, this is the only place not filmed or shown in detail. Imagine that view in an IMAX film.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #11 on: 02/04/2011 04:12 PM »
I've always wanted to see NASA's astronaut beach house. It's described in so many books, but it would be neat to get a look at it today.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #12 on: 02/04/2011 11:30 PM »
1. I'd like to see him in one of the convoy vehicles after the shuttle lands, following through to when the crew exits onto the tarmac, and then the orbiter tow back to the OPF (assuming she lands at KSC).

2. A trip through the Orbiter Payload Changeout Room in the RSS, ideally for a real payload like AMS on STS-134

3. A trip with the ice team  :)
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #13 on: 02/04/2011 11:38 PM »
I'd love to see the stacking process, or payload checkout on the RSS, or even another launch rehearsal, the one he did with STS-132 was fantastic.

I'd like to see a look into Astronaut Group 20's training, or even an interview with one of them.  Would be interesting as they are the first post-Shuttle group, and many of them were born after Apollo.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #14 on: 02/05/2011 01:39 AM »
If Mass gets an ISS flight someday I would love for him to do some behind the scenes with that, or any ISS flight if he can, at least the training the do in the states.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #15 on: 02/05/2011 02:13 AM »
I'd like to see one in the back seat of a T-38.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #16 on: 02/05/2011 02:26 AM »
I second the idea of Mass doing a behind the scenes of a Soyuz launch, or training for that, or some of the survival training.

Also maybe a behind the scenes of the astronauts in quarantine and maybe the Physics Lab at KSC (I've been in there and it's pretty neat!) They've developed some pretty cool technology, not only for shuttle, but for everything.
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #17 on: 02/05/2011 11:16 AM »
Mass on an ISS flight would be fantastic, the footage from STS-125 is excellent.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #18 on: 02/07/2011 10:40 AM »
Seconding Beach House tour. That place is legendary.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #19 on: 02/21/2011 08:28 AM »
The VAB cranes! They've lifted so much history over the bays over the years and we've not seen much of those.
I'd have to throw in my vote for this one! Especially the old Apollo-era 250 t cranes.
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #20 on: 02/21/2011 09:43 AM »
How about some background on the work of the DAT team with these high-res movies of the start and of the rpm before docking following one of the upcoming shuttle launches? I think their work is a little under-represented so far.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #21 on: 02/22/2011 12:32 PM »
It would be interesting to see some of the non-mission-training work of the astronauts, eg astronauts who have moved on to other projects within NASA and are no longer available for spaceflight mission selection. 

Or, meeting the current astronaut candidates and looking at their training.  Given that they are a younger cohort who grew up with the Shuttle, and will be the first fully post-Shuttle NASA astronaut group. 

But top of my wishlist would be an interview with Shannon Lucid, given that she's the only astronaut from the first Shuttle-era group with unbroken service since initial training and is still actively involved with Shuttle missions. 

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #22 on: 02/22/2011 04:12 PM »
I've always wanted to see NASA's astronaut beach house.

Just imagine a large living room.  That is all that the upperfloor is.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #23 on: 03/16/2011 07:55 PM »
Also wanted to relay something here, too: Josh said these were cool suggestions.  Thanks for posting.

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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #24 on: 03/16/2011 08:14 PM »
I'd like to see a tour of the crawler, preferably during an actual drive. A roll out drive would be ideal, but a return drive after delivering either Endeavour or Atlantis to the pad would be fine too.

How the folks drive it, how they train for it, how they handle the leveling as it goes up the ramp to the pad (that part has always amazed me), and how they line everything up correctly on the final approach to place the MLP precisely where it needs to be.
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #25 on: 03/16/2011 08:15 PM »
I'd like to see a tour of the crawler, preferably during an actual drive. A roll out drive would be ideal, but a return drive after delivering either Endeavour or Atlantis to the pad would be fine too.

How the folks drive it, how they train for it, how they handle the leveling as it goes up the ramp to the pad (that part has always amazed me), and how they line everything up correctly on the final approach to place the MLP precisely where it needs to be.

There has already been a "Behind the Scenes" from the roll-out. Mike even got to drive the crawler.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22862.msg650154#msg650154
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #26 on: 03/16/2011 08:28 PM »
I'd like to see a tour of the crawler, preferably during an actual drive. A roll out drive would be ideal, but a return drive after delivering either Endeavour or Atlantis to the pad would be fine too.

How the folks drive it, how they train for it, how they handle the leveling as it goes up the ramp to the pad (that part has always amazed me), and how they line everything up correctly on the final approach to place the MLP precisely where it needs to be.

There has already been a "Behind the Scenes" from the roll-out. Mike even got to drive the crawler.

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=22862.msg650154#msg650154

Thanks arkaska, I didn't realize that. I read through the titles of Space Pete's list of "Behind the Scenes" videos before I posted my suggestion (to avoid duplication) but didn't see that one. I can't see the video or screen shots while at work, so I can only go by the written titles.

But thanks much for the tip, I'll look forward to watching that when I get home! :)
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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #27 on: 04/01/2011 08:46 PM »
I've always wanted to see NASA's astronaut beach house. It's described in so many books, but it would be neat to get a look at it today.
Might be duplicating, but FYI NASA KSC produced something about this:


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Re: Ideas for NASA "Behind the Scenes"?
« Reply #28 on: 04/01/2011 10:08 PM »
Some runs with the fight loop turned on. 
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