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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #60 on: 11/11/2017 07:43 PM »
Reminds of being a kid having to wait for the evening paper...
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #61 on: 11/12/2017 12:58 AM »
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #62 on: 11/12/2017 01:13 AM »
I can't stop smiling... :)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #63 on: 11/12/2017 01:36 AM »
This video is going to kick some serious bottom.

Been a Dream Chaser fanboy since the days people still called it vaporware, through all the ups and downs with CCDev and her previous bittersweet encounter with a runway, so seeing her finally having a proper outing with the knowledge it's a prelude to one come down from SPACE (!!) in a few years is so very satisfying. Congrats to all at SNC! Baby shuttles rule!

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #64 on: 11/12/2017 02:05 AM »
Congrats to SNC and to all involved!  With the ATV safely back on terra firma, is that the end of her flying career?  I selfishly kind of hope so as I wouldn't mind seeing her in the Smithsonian one day as orbital DC vehicles sail overhead.

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #65 on: 11/12/2017 02:13 AM »
I'm very glad it went well. Hopefully, there'll be a manned version of it one day. I'm still furious they cancelled the X-38 crew return vehicle all those years ago.

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #66 on: 11/12/2017 09:38 AM »
So glad Dream Chaser completed this! Really looking forward to the video. I can say this now, that I actually get to see the crash video (but wasn't allowed to post it anywhere) and it was brutal (as much as it was surprising how the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been). But the shouts and outbursts from the folks on the loop were harrowing. I know SNC lost of lot of them after they missed out on the Commercial Crew contract, but I'm sure all those who were there at the time and still there now will be overjoyed she's now completed the test.

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #67 on: 11/12/2017 01:46 PM »
I'm sure all the folks that worked the HL-20 program at Langley are smiling and rightly so! :)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #68 on: 11/12/2017 11:49 PM »
Now with 33% more landing gear!!
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #69 on: 11/14/2017 03:51 AM »
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Wings. Are. Back.

https://twitter.com/sierranevcorp/status/930232118491471872

..with added Fluffy Dice. 

You want some rocket with that?!?? ;D


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With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine - however, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are
going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #70 on: 11/14/2017 01:12 PM »
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Wings. Are. Back.

https://twitter.com/sierranevcorp/status/930232118491471872

..with added Fluffy Dice. 

You want some rocket with that?!?? ;D


EDIT: (With apologies to any Asian cooks in our midst.)
Yes please... :) Next stop space... 8)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #71 on: 11/16/2017 04:37 PM »
Now with 33% more landing gear!!

3/2 = 150%, minor correction.

I just watched the video for the first time.  Great test, very cool.  Nice to see the success.

Congrats to SNC and all those involved. 

Looking forward to flights into space.
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #72 on: 11/16/2017 05:05 PM »
Technically 2 main gear, one nose skid... ;) ;D
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #73 on: 11/17/2017 12:25 AM »
Technically 2 main gear, one nose skid... ;) ;D
So, what you're saying is that this was actually, Now with 33% less landing gear!!

How would one describe the percentage increase in nose skids?  Now with an infinite amount more nose skid?!!
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #74 on: 11/17/2017 01:14 AM »
Technically 2 main gear, one nose skid... ;) ;D
So, what you're saying is that this was actually, Now with 33% less landing gear!!

How would one describe the percentage increase in nose skids?  Now with an infinite amount more nose skid?!!
100% more nose skid from when it was the HL-20 design... ;D
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #75 on: 11/17/2017 05:00 AM »
Now with 33% more landing gear!!

3/2 = 150%, minor correction.

3/2 is 50% more landing gear. :-)
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #76 on: 11/17/2017 07:20 AM »
Given all the answers being put forward, I think we should all take a quick math primer: 



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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #77 on: 11/17/2017 02:05 PM »
Perhaps this chap can be of assistance... ;D
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #78 on: 11/17/2017 04:52 PM »
Anyone can do the job when things are going right. In this business we play for keeps.
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Re: Dream Chaser ALT-2 Party thread
« Reply #79 on: 11/17/2017 10:10 PM »
Now with 33% more landing gear!!

3/2 = 150%, minor correction.

3/2 is 50% more landing gear. :-)
It's not rocket science!  ;)

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