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Go for Launch

  1. May 26, 2010 #1

    mgb_phys

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    Whatever you think of the shuttle as an effective way of getting stuff to orbit it's still a cool piece of engineering. Here is a time-lapse movie of it's last day at work.

    http://www.airspacemag.com/multimedia/videos/Go-For-Launch.html


    ps. sorry you have to watch a 20sec ad first

    pps. that's got to be one nervous crane operator!
     
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  3. May 26, 2010 #2
    Wow. Very cool. I like the little wiggle you get when the shuttle is rotated. If you knew how fast the time lapse is, you could calculate the period of the shuttle as a torsional pendulum!!
     
  4. May 26, 2010 #3

    mgb_phys

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    The link explains how they did it, although i assume they didn't do a constant rate throughout.
     
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