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boris
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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2011 - 10:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Relive the first orbital space flight (American).

Try this. I just did and it was surprisingly exciting. :-)

Download this audio file (On Board Recording of John Glenn During Friendship 7 Mission.) : http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/sounds/ma-6-audio-1.ram

It’s the first of 7 on this NASA webpage : http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/sounds/

Then go here and read the transcript in sync with the audio : http://mercury6.spacelog.org/page/

The audio begins 2 minutes before the transcript.

I certainly enjoyed it. Now I’m going to do the same with the last part. (Landing ops.)
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Posted on Wednesday, 05 January, 2011 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Fab! Remarkable in fact.
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Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2011 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok. I just did the same thing for the re-entry sequence.

I can’t describe how exciting it was. It was better than a book or a film.

John Glenn, so cool through the launch, the flight technical problems, re-entry and splashdown.

If you want to try it, download these two audio files (From the same page in the above post):

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/sounds/ma-6-audio-6.ram

http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/sounds/ma-6-audio-7.ram

Then go here : http://mercury6.spacelog.org/page/00:03:57:24/

And scroll down to time 00:03:58:58 and play audio file ‘ma-6-audio-6.ram’, then audio file ‘ma-6-audio-7.ram’

Awesome.

(Or am I just an old nerd?)
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zeitghost
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Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2011 - 08:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sat there on the launch pad thinking quietly to himself that the entire thing was assembled from bits bought from the lowest bidder.

Must have concentrated the mind a tad.
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Posted on Thursday, 06 January, 2011 - 12:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Probably concentrating very hard. Regardless of politics.
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zeitghost
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Posted on Friday, 07 January, 2011 - 08:39 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Dunno about the politics, I somehow don't think that's at the forefront of your mind when you're sat on top of a rocket.

"One immediately wonders whether Shepard despite his reputation as an icy naval aviator might have been a bit anxious waiting for the highly explosive rocket to belch flame and blast him to orbit.

"People asked him that after the flight," Glenn noted. "And Shepard said: `I wasnt scared, but I was up there looking around, and suddenly I realized I was sitting on top of a rocket built by the lowest bidder."

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http://www.space.com/news/spacehistory/touring_cape_000722.html
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Posted on Saturday, 08 January, 2011 - 03:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heard of the incredible heabeat rate of Aldrin, when landing the module? 156, maybe?
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Posted on Sunday, 09 January, 2011 - 12:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Aldrin was the LM Pilot (A misnomer), but the LM commander, in this case Armstrong, does all the stick work. Aldrin was effectively co-pilot / navigator, calling out the instrument readings and such so Armstrong could concentrate on the stick. What was Armstrongs heart rate I wonder? Probably same as a walk in the park.
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Posted on Wednesday, 12 January, 2011 - 08:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've always been amused by John Young's heart rate on the first launch of the shuttle.

His co-pilot's heart rate was about 180, JY's was about 75.

According to reports, when they got it back on the ground & he looked at the state of the tiles, he was amazed that it was all in one piece.

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