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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4283381 - 12/31/10 07:23 PM Attachment (328 downloads)

Here, Atlantis is docked at ISS, but the high-gain KU-band antenna is balky, requiring a spacewalk inspection. The station is passing over southern Mexico, which is visible in the background.

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      #4308518 - 01/11/11 11:47 PM Attachment (318 downloads)

Here, after a late afternoon launch, Atlantis is now powering its way into orbit after solid rocket booster separation:

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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4326272 - 01/19/11 09:46 PM

Nice artwork. Really does put you there.

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      #4548893 - 04/28/11 01:22 AM Attachment (304 downloads)

Here, Atlantis is about to dock with the International Space Station as it passes over the west coast of the U.S.:

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      #4589159 - 05/18/11 05:58 PM Attachment (310 downloads)

Here is a forward "Tank Cam" shot of a moment just after the solid rocket boosters are jettisoned (note the faint narrow trail of the exhaust from the boosters to the left of the orbiter extending all the way to the area of the Vehicle Assembly building):

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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4594525 - 05/21/11 03:14 PM

Look at this ART WORK by Ed Hengeveld:



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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: PhilCo126]
      #4597536 - 05/23/11 03:18 AM Attachment (309 downloads)

Nice, but the background is a little busy. Here is Orbiter's version of the deployment of HST off the east coast of the U.S. Here the shuttle is inverted and flying backwards as it the usual case, with HST pointed at the Earth with the aperture door closed initially the same way it was actually deployed (you can move the telescope around with the arm using Orbiter, although it is many times faster than actually occurs):

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      #4599612 - 05/24/11 03:12 AM Attachment (307 downloads)

Actually, I like this view from an astronaut spacewalking outside Atlantis somewhat better, as it shows what he would see just outside the crew cabin looking back towards the payload bay and the telescope (Gulf of Mexico is seen below the telescope):

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      #4691251 - 07/13/11 11:08 PM Attachment (287 downloads)

Here is a morning shot of Atlantis docked to ISS as the spacecraft passes over into day:

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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4696043 - 07/16/11 07:15 PM

David,

Thank you for all of your excellent and very accurate renditions of the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission to the International Space Station (ISS). They give us earth-bound humans a ringside seat.

Carlos


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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4696602 - 07/17/11 03:57 AM

David

These art works of the shuttle are all beautifully done. I am guessing that they are electronically produced but I am curious; can you indicate what medium or computer program is used to produce them?

Thanks for sharing all this,

Mark


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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: markseibold]
      #4697262 - 07/17/11 01:56 PM

Quote:

David

These art works of the shuttle are all beautifully done. I am guessing that they are electronically produced but I am curious; can you indicate what medium or computer program is used to produce them?

Thanks for sharing all this,

Mark




These are screen captures from the spaceflight simulator ORBITER, which is available on-line for free. It can be a little tough to get going with, but with a little practice, you can fly the space shuttle yourself. I have done some processing on these images to bring out some of the detail and do all the maneuvering and camera angle selection myself. Clear skies to you.


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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4734660 - 08/07/11 05:38 AM Attachment (274 downloads)

Here, Atlantis is beneath ISS preparing to dock at sunset.

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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
      #4789031 - 09/04/11 06:37 PM

Sent the link to my grandson. Thanks!

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      #4789802 - 09/05/11 04:26 AM Attachment (273 downloads)

Spaceship Atlantis: 1985-2011, 33 missions, over 125 million miles logged. We will miss you on the pad.

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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: David Knisely]
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Re: Atlantis Mission to ISS (Orbiter) new [Re: rick rian]
      #5061496 - 02/08/12 02:08 AM Attachment (248 downloads)

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

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      #5269026 - 06/13/12 04:15 AM Attachment (226 downloads)

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

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      #5272291 - 06/15/12 05:13 AM Attachment (216 downloads)

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

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      #5464811 - 10/11/12 02:59 AM Attachment (109 downloads)

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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