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Posted: 3/5/2002 3:52:03 PM EDT
Yeah, I've been soloing the shuttle for years now. What? Zaxxon doesn't count?[BD] -I apologize in advance.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:11:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:16:28 PM EDT
Man, that thing doesn't glide worth a $hit, let me tell ya. The SR71 was alot more fun.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:18:30 PM EDT
Yeah... My shuttle has lots of space so I guess I qualify...
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:22:28 PM EDT
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I've always admired shuttle pilots. All of the training and other BS that they have to go through in order to just get into the program. I doubt I will ever get to pilot the shuttle, but I'm happy just getting brought along on missions as the tactical support. [:)]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:46:23 PM EDT
I thought you were going to complain about CNNs use of the term "Robotic Arm" when describing that great Canadian Invention... [b]CANADARM[/b]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:55:23 PM EDT
I never drove one but I did work on the Shuttle project at the NASA in New Orleans. We built the external fuel tanks; that big brown thingie that drops away after 7 minutes of controled explosion.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:56:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/5/2002 4:59:24 PM EDT by AeroE]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:57:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 4:58:00 PM EDT
Flying Brick...yup...the landing always scares the crap out of me! [:D] Col. Medcop NASA Pilot WEll.....at least I thought it sounded good.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 5:01:29 PM EDT
I built a Estes rocket kit once does that count. It was a 3 stage rocket kit that must have gone up to 1200 feet, very cool to watch.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 5:02:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 5:06:17 PM EDT
I modified a post-ban Estes rocket one time... yeah... yeah... And it went so high that I had to register it with NASA. By the way, when it came down it had a moon rock stuck in the nose cone.[BD] I tried to blast the moon rock off with my 9mm, but that anemic round didn't even scratch the balsa wood fins.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 5:06:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: I'm the one thats been fly those UFO's you all have been seeing. Me and aaaa, few of my friends. Ya, a few of my freinds. Thats it. [(:|)][(:|)][(:|)] Didn't we give some one a hard time for bullshittin the other day ?
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You and Art Bell! [(:|)][(:|)]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 5:47:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 6:05:00 PM EDT
I've dated a butt load of space cadets. There has to be a NASA qualification for extra-agency experience.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 6:09:49 PM EDT
Not only was I the Test Pilot for the shuttle, but I was the Chief Engineer of the Design team. I was recruited from my position over at the Lockheed Skunkworks.
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 6:39:53 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 6:45:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer: next your gonna tell us you designed a better HK clone and work for SpEcIal WEEPonS! mike
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LOL, what? NO WAY! do you think I'm a freaking genius or what??? [:D]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 7:14:55 PM EDT
Oh yeah, I flew TAV-3 Aurora SSTO RLV's during the UN was in 25' and flew 14d's for the Utopia Planita irregulars during the 76' revolution on Mars. Oh does anyone want to trade me a G-11 for my M-41a pulse rifle [:D]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 7:18:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Stormbringer: I thought you were going to complain about CNNs use of the term "Robotic Arm" when describing that great Canadian Invention... [b]CANADARM[/b]
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WELL, if you want to get technical about that point the company that produced the "Canada Arm" now a wholly owned subsideary of Orbital Sciences...Which is based in Virginia [:D]
Link Posted: 3/5/2002 7:57:38 PM EDT
Actually, I have flown and landed the shuttle plenty of times (simulator that is). Job requirement. "Flying Brick" is correct.
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