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Offline MKremer

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Re: The all-eventful STS-93 launch
« Reply #100 on: 02/08/2008 03:45 am »
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violin1238 - 7/2/2008  8:39 PM

All I Know is that I lost a bit of confidence in Columbia's ability to fly after that launch, which I watched on NASA TV.
Why would you think that? The Shuttle main engines have nothing to do with the rest of the orbiter itself, even if an engine has a problem. They are replaced with newly refurbished and tested engines after each mission. The engines aren't a permanant part of any orbiter (much like the FRCS and OMS pods as well).

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RE: The all-eventful STS-93 launch
« Reply #101 on: 04/21/2008 07:49 pm »
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Flightstar - 8/9/2005  8:48 AM

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Tahii - 8/9/2005  5:06 AM

With that first video, they seemed to get the Orbiter Access Arm back to the orbiter very quickly - did they nearly evacuate Columbia?

No, but as safing is in works, that moves in place very fast in case the crew do have to bail.

This is going back to the very begining of this thread shen they had the Shut down of the engines.  A question is how long would it have taken them to evacuate, with no white room crew and straped in?
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Re: The all-eventful STS-93 launch
« Reply #102 on: 04/27/2008 11:46 pm »
They'd have to do their best to get out and then make a dash for the escape buckets.

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RE: The all-eventful STS-93 launch
« Reply #103 on: 04/28/2008 07:42 am »
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Lawntonlookirs - 21/4/2008  2:49 PM

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Flightstar - 8/9/2005  8:48 AM

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Tahii - 8/9/2005  5:06 AM

With that first video, they seemed to get the Orbiter Access Arm back to the orbiter very quickly - did they nearly evacuate Columbia?

No, but as safing is in works, that moves in place very fast in case the crew do have to bail.

This is going back to the very begining of this thread shen they had the Shut down of the engines.  A question is how long would it have taken them to evacuate, with no white room crew and straped in?

White room crew is mainly to strap them in. They help strap them out on a scrub, but if there was a big problem, they would evac themselves.

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Re: The all-eventful STS-93 launch
« Reply #104 on: 07/23/2012 11:24 pm »
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Re: The all-eventful STS-93 launch
« Reply #105 on: 03/06/2014 06:09 am »
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Chris Bergin - 26/5/2007  11:35 AM

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Pete at Edwards - 21/5/2007  6:01 PM

There was one where they were four seconds away from a booster failure, but seperation occured before failure, I once heard.
Please give us source of this information  ;)

I believe it was on a Columbia documentary, as I've heard that too, but never did find out which launch it was.
IIRC, it was STS-8...

Edit: Not sure if that's what Pete is referring to, but the STS-8 incident was noted in a previous thread here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=5659&mid=92025

Broken link.. :'( ..
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