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Posted: 6/10/2003 11:59:58 AM EDT
Link to video of taday's Mars Spirit launch from KSC. Video camera mounted to top of first stage of Delta II launch vehicle. Great shots of FL coastline disappearing, 6 strap-on boosters being jettisoned then 3 air-starts igniting and falling away later. Some rotation can be seen in the first stage after separation, but it doesn't rotate enough to see the second stage departing. Great video. I'd love to see it at home on TV, but Time-Warner no longer has NTV on my lineup. [url]http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/cta/events03/sci/mars/launch10jun.ram[/url]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:03:04 PM EDT
Damn, I was hoping you were asking about a move, so much for my smart-assed reply. Hopefully these guys got the conversion factors right, unlike the mars polar crater maker...I mean Lander
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:07:36 PM EDT
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless falls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew-- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:19:24 PM EDT
I thought this was an Elian thread. Thanks for the link.
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:36:32 PM EDT
I was going to suggest maby an older ZX 1100 with a few kilos of blow inside. Destined for parts unknown. But strapped to a delta II works also....[;D]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:47:50 PM EDT
That's a cool video.... thx
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 12:55:32 PM EDT
More info on the mission here: [url]http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/mer/[/url]
Link Posted: 6/10/2003 1:28:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By osprey21: Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds,--and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless falls of air... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace Where never lark, nor eer eagle flew-- And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod The high, untrespassed sanctity of space, Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
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This was written by Pilot Officer Gillespie Magee of the No412 Squadron RCAF. He was killed on 11 Dec 1941 in a Spitfire...
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