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by luke strawwalker
Sun, 31 May 20, 16:10 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon
Replies: 2
Views: 7

Re: NASA Astronauts Launch from America in Historic Test Flight of SpaceX Crew Dragon

Glad to see our astronauts launching from AMERICAN soil in AMERICAN built spacecraft, instead of being sent packing off to Russia with a $70 million dollar plus check in their pocket for a ride on Soyuz... Remember, NOT ONE DOLLAR has ever been spent *in space*... every dollar spent on the space pro...
by luke strawwalker
Fri, 29 May 20, 07:59 am
Forum: Construction Tools
Topic: Kevlar String request
Replies: 3
Views: 24

Re: Kevlar String request

Hmmm... worth a try but honestly I wouldn't use kevlar for shroud lines... I mean what are you trying to protect them from??? If the parachute is exposed to enough heat to need kevlar shroud lines, the plastic sheeting of the parachute will melt into an undeployable "plastic wad" recovery long befor...
by luke strawwalker
Fri, 29 May 20, 07:13 am
Forum: NASA News
Topic: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

Uggh... "Worm" logo... Gee I was hoping THAT thing was dead and buried... SO FUGLY... (the worm logo, not you Bernie!) BTW nice hat, Dad had one just like it! I was SO pleased when they axed the worm logo and brought back the classic "Meatball" emblem from the '60's... The worm logo just always look...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 27 May 20, 20:36 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

The Tesla's are a nice touch LOL:) I guess... personally I'd think a Tesla truck would be more appropriate, but I guess they work. Gull wing doors are a nice touch LOL:) Later! OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 27 May 20, 20:33 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

John Glenn had what, 6 scrubs before he finally flew?? Interesting to see their suit-up and closeout procedures, and how they've changed the tower and crew access arm, etc. REALLY modernized... That seems to be the main theme everyone is commenting on-- the modernity and new way of doing business. T...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 27 May 20, 20:18 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

Good presentation between Elon and Jim Bridenstine earlier in the NASA TV coverage I'm watching on roku streaming... Maybe this will shut up some of the naysayers that have been blowing the "only NASA can do this stuff!" horn for the last 10+ years, ever since commercial resupply and then commercial...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 27 May 20, 20:12 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight
Replies: 11
Views: 81

Re: Here we go folks, USA in space, Part Two Coverage of Landmark NASA SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight

T-28 minutes and change... Looking good, except the weather. Although it's looking better *visually* at the pad than the rain they were getting earlier. Of course it's a lot more weather than just at the pad itself that comes into play...

Weather update in 3 minutes... OL J R :)
by luke strawwalker
Thu, 21 May 20, 21:16 pm
Forum: Commander's Log
Topic: Where ya been?
Replies: 3
Views: 1156

Re: Where ya been?

Here's hoping for the best for ya... Hope it all works out and looking forward to "big announcements"... Ya know, within a week of the lockdowns starting, I was watching TV and saw the FL gubner and some of his posse of sheriffs on TV b!tching about the spring breakers still packing the beaches and ...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 29 Apr 20, 07:22 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: My first skill level five rocket
Replies: 35
Views: 20497

Re: My first skill level five rocket

One of the reasons I do a (hopefully) final silver (or in this case aluminum) coat is to look for any imperfections. 101_1398.JPG Of course this can lead to a very bad case of OCD. Sometimes I just have to say enough is enough and let the rocket lift off the pad. It's strange, at least I think so, ...
by luke strawwalker
Wed, 29 Apr 20, 07:06 am
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: My first skill level five rocket
Replies: 35
Views: 20497

Re: My first skill level five rocket

Yeah, when i built my TLP "Maverick" missile, it had clay for the nose weight... thing was, it was more like a dried out square rock than clay-- I reconstituted it with a few drops of water and about an hour of massaging and mooshing it, but I wouldn't trust the stuff long term. After I installed it...