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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: 12
Views: 426

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: 1344

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: 40
Views: 21662

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: 40
Views: 21662

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...
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 12 Apr 20, 22:26 pm
Forum: Commander's Log
Topic: Pushing the Panic- CoVid 19
Replies: 23
Views: 6170

Re: Pushing the Panic- CoVid 19

Well, when these ultra leftist liberals like Hillary Clinton et al. famously said, "never let a good crisis go to waste", the "useful idiots", particularly those ultra leftist communists in the media and universities/intelligentsia, rush to do their part... That's why Stalin called them " useful idi...
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 12 Apr 20, 20:45 pm
Forum: NASA News
Topic: New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’
Replies: 1
Views: 1867

Re: New NASA Podcast Helps Listeners Explore Our ‘Curious Universe’

If you haven't had the chance, check out "Crash Course Astronomy" on YouTube... It's an amazing series of videos detailing a basic outline of astronomy, from tires of observations, telescopes, all the planets in separate episodes, asteroids, comets, all the various types of stars, space phenomena, b...
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 12 Apr 20, 20:22 pm
Forum: Ground Support Equipment
Topic: Tracking Theodolite
Replies: 6
Views: 6381

Re: Tracking Theodolite

Great idea... Looks like a winner. Sorry to hear about your job.

Later! OL J R
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 12 Apr 20, 20:19 pm
Forum: Build Threads
Topic: My first skill level five rocket
Replies: 40
Views: 21662

Re: My first skill level five rocket

Nice... Do they sell that cone separately?? I could make a super cool Buck Rogers in the 25th Century "scorpion fighter" with that cone...

Been tinkering with ideas for a flying version of the Mandalorian's "Razor Crest" ship as well, but I'm tinkering with ideas for the front end...

Later! OL J R
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 12 Apr 20, 20:15 pm
Forum: Heard around the Starport
Topic: Apollo 13 fiftieth anniversary...
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

Re: Apollo 13 fiftieth anniversary...

One other neat thing about the CBS special on Apollo 13, the did a step by step "simulation" of the planned moonwalks for Apollo 13, showing all the planned surface activities, including fueling up the nuclear RTG on the lunar surface with a red hot plutonium rod! They did mark it "simulation" on th...
by luke strawwalker
Sun, 12 Apr 20, 20:09 pm
Forum: Heard around the Starport
Topic: Apollo 13 fiftieth anniversary...
Replies: 2
Views: 1919

Apollo 13 fiftieth anniversary...

Well, sitting in lockdown this Easter Sunday due to coronavirus, I have plenty of time to watch the Apollo 13 offerings on YouTube. Currently watching a 1:50 minute video of Walter Kronkite and Wally Schirra covering the launch... It was a CBS special coverage event, including interviews with the as...