[amsat-bb] Re: ISS Re-supply Spacecraft Fails

Rick Tejera saguaroastro at cox.net
Thu Aug 25 22:10:37 PDT 2011


I remember seeing that when it first came out. You may now guess my age.....

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Rick Tejera
Editor, SACnews
Saguaro Astronomy Club
www.saguaroastro.org
K7TEJ

On Aug 24, 2011, at 16:15, Jeffrey Koehler <jeffk13057 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Marooned?
> 
> http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0064639/
> 
> SPS engine wont fire and Command Module running out of consumables.  Hurricane over the Cape causing delay in rescue mission.
> 
> Wont spoil it for you if you haven't seen it.
> Good flick.
> 
> 73 Jeff WB2SYK
> 
> On Wed Aug 24th, 2011 2:46 PM EDT Alan P. Biddle wrote:
> 
>> I recall a line something like this from an old movie:
>> 
>> "The two big guys throw the little guy out the airlock."  ;)
>> 
>> Alan
>> WA4SCA
>> 
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
>> Behalf Of Alexander Sack
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:37 PM
>> To: amsat-bb
>> Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: ISS Re-supply Spacecraft Fails
>> 
>> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:16 PM,  <g0mrf at aol.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>  Here in London, we have free access to the Russia Today TV station.  The
>> launch failure is the major news item. They report it was due to a third
>> stage failure. Even had an interview with an eye witness who said the area
>> where it crashed was an area popular with people picking nuts in the summer.
>>> The next lauch was due on October 28th and they are speculating this will
>> be brought forward.
>>> 
>>> The report is probably available on the web site www.rt.com
>>> 
>>> They  also said that a satellite launched on August 18th (The EDUSAT
>> launch?) suddenly veered off course. - Not sure if this was a single
>> satellite or the whole launch vehicle
>>> 
>> 
>> I guess the ISS Crew is going to have to brush up on their "rock,
>> paper, scissors" skills to see who gets dessert until another supply
>> rocket is shot up!
>> 
>> [I am only kidding, I read already they have enough supplies to last
>> them till the next supply ship is launched]
>> 
>> With that said, I am very curious on what is NASA's contingency plan
>> if our Russian friends for whatever reason can't or won't deliver
>> fulfill their promise?
>> 
>> -aps (KC2ZSX)
>> 
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