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#76 rick rian

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

Here is our astronaut doing a spacewalk with Orbiter's MMU while over the northwestern part of the U.S.:

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:15 AM

Here is a shot of the rear of the flight deck during a rendezvous with the ISS:

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 04:13 AM

Here, Atlantis has undocked from the International Space Station and is starting to move away from it:

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:59 AM

As the sun sets in the west, Atlantis is on final, lowering its landing gear and beginning its flare as it approaches Runway 33 at the Kennedy Space Center:

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:42 AM

This is a great thread. Reminds me to finish building my PC (I'm on a Mac now). I really wish I could play around with this. Great pictures David.

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 01:43 AM

A Lonely Vigil: Our intrepid MMU spacewalking astronaut is approaching the exterior platforms on the Japanese Kibo module to look after a potential problem as the station flies over Kazakhstan.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:22 AM

Most importantly, ORBITER becomes a valuable outreach tool, especially for kids. Below is an image from our 2013 Astronomy Day event at Morrill Hall on the University of Nebraska, Lincoln city campus, where over 150 kids got a chance to try and land the Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center, as well as make it change its attitude in space while they controlled it.

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 03:46 AM

Just for those who were wondering, we were using the full sound add-on as well as a video projector with the shuttle on final approach in a scenario I had created just for the kids. The screen at that point looked something like this:

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 12:49 AM

Here, Atlantis is opening its payload bay doors on its first orbit while flying over southeastern Saudi Arabia.

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Posted 23 September 2013 - 01:54 AM

Here is a close-up of the rear flight deck of Atlantis showing Panel R13 L which is used to open and close the payload bay doors, deploy the radiators and KU band antenna, and supply the MMU with nitrogen. In ORBITER, to open the payload bay doors, you actually have to use your mouse pointer to flip these switches, although there are hot keys to do this as well.

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:43 AM

Less than a minute after liftoff, Atlantis greets the sun once again as it climbs away during a post-sunset launch to ISS.

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