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To the Moon - Artemis (Apollo's Twin Sister) Set to Launch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philips:
    They seem to be doing serious tests on the technology they said they used successfully in 1968. If it was another fake moon landing, why would they have to test it? They could just say it worked perfectly well, so they are using it again.

    From the BBC:

    Engineers are most concerned to see that Orion's heatshield will cope with the extreme temperatures it will encounter on re-entry to Earth's atmosphere.

    Orion will be coming in very fast - at 38,000km/h (24,000mph), or 32 times the speed of sound.

    "Even the reinforced carbon-carbon that protected the shuttle was only good for around 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit (1,600C)," said Mike Hawes, the Orion programme manager at aerospace manufacturer Lockheed Martin.

    "Now, we're coming in at more than 4,000 degrees (2,200C). We've gone back to the Apollo ablative material called Avcoat. It's in blocks with a gap filler, and testing that is a high priority."


    They tell you they are doing extensive testing. Is it a coincidence they are taking a sheep with them on the alleged trip or is there a message in there for the gullible?

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    Delay !


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom007:
    Delay !
    Friday? (sorry not watching the live stream)

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    Scrubbed for today
    See you Sep 2nd


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2020:
    Scrubbed for today
    See you Sep 2nd
    Have you got a link for that, BBC saying they are still trying to fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Friday? (sorry not watching the live stream)
    yeah earliest September 2, as @Rob2020 wrote ! … thanks for the opener @shri
    Last edited by Tom007; 29-08-2022 at 08:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Have you got a link for that, BBC saying they are still trying to fix
    Launch Director via everyday astronaut live stream

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile:
    Have you got a link for that, BBC saying they are still trying to fix
    BBC have caught up on the postponement. Shame.

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    shri likes this.

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