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Offline yinzer

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RE: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #1 on: 08/08/2006 07:34 PM »
wow, that crater is huge.

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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #2 on: 08/08/2006 08:01 PM »
reports say 50 meters (sorry for the metrics) across and 10 meters deep

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RE: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #3 on: 08/08/2006 08:56 PM »
That'll leave a mark ;)

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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #4 on: 08/08/2006 09:09 PM »
the third picture reminds me of the meteorite crater in arizona... must be most impressive, standing there at the edge and looking into the crater...

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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #5 on: 08/08/2006 09:42 PM »
The phrase "Smoking Hole" comes to mind.   I guess if its gonna go, go big, and it did

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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #6 on: 08/08/2006 09:52 PM »
To quote Family Guy: "That is freakin' sweet!"

When I was a kid, I was happy if I could get my old Estes rockets to make a hole the size of a golf divot.

Woa, when all else fails to circularize your orbit, try lithobraking.

"It didn't crash, we just put it into a very low-altitude geosync orbit..."

"...in many pieces."
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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #7 on: 08/08/2006 11:07 PM »
AN-2 camera plane. I love it when I see radial-engine biplanes still working for a living.

It kind of reminded me of Apollo-era photos of the astronauts looking at impact craters during premission geology training.
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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #8 on: 08/18/2006 10:09 PM »
I'm glad I wasn't under it.

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RE: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #9 on: 08/19/2006 04:26 AM »
Any experiment that leaves a crater is a success. ;)
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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #10 on: 08/23/2006 10:03 PM »
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AN-2 camera plane. I love it when I see radial-engine biplanes still working for a living.

Amen to that



But still its sad to see a launch go pearshaped like that. The Dnepr is one of my favorite LVs and a failure is a big disappointment....
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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #11 on: 08/24/2006 09:56 PM »
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Wisi - 8/8/2006  3:56 PM

the third picture reminds me of the meteorite crater in arizona... must be most impressive, standing there at the edge and looking into the crater...

The Arizona crater is impressive, but you have to pay an uncomfortably high admission fee to get to the edge.  You have to drive for miles and miles and miles to get there, and when you finally arrive (there is absolutely nothing else to see or do or drink or eat for miles and miles and miles) you are finally greeted, at the end of a long bumpy, dusty, gravel entrance road, with a sign telling you how much you must pay to get past the fence so that you can reach the edge.  Only then, at the last moment, do you realize that you've been "had" by a Genuine Arizona Tourist Trap!

Perhaps the Kazakh locals could do the same with the Dnepr crater!

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Re: Dnepr Crash Site Photos
« Reply #12 on: 09/12/2006 10:57 PM »
yinzer, fantastic site.  Are you Russian?  Thanks for posting!

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