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Old 01-29-2017, 10:07 PM
 
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Can someone explain to me what in the world is that soft dangling cover in the first video half?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M6KPChzrYE&t=101s
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Old 01-31-2017, 12:19 PM
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My guess would be that the open tube is an experimental area exposed to vacuum and the cover's there to prevent stuff inside from floating out. Or light from getting in.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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I have often wondered myself. Especially the early space vehicles like the moon lander. Looked like a foil covered bunch of boxes glued together. Amazing it got off the ground at all.
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Old 02-06-2017, 02:14 PM
 
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The interior is shocking as well. It not sleek inside, the way most of us would imagine. They store all their junk everywhere in the passageways.

Still a cool experience for the astronauts though.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:20 PM
 
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The interior is shocking as well. It not sleek inside, the way most of us would imagine. They store all their junk everywhere in the passageways.

Still a cool experience for the astronauts though.
Very cool. Imagine going to a party where people are bragging about their vacations, and you show them a video from inside the space station!

So few people will ever experience this. Amazing.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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I have often wondered myself. Especially the early space vehicles like the moon lander. Looked like a foil covered bunch of boxes glued together. Amazing it got off the ground at all.
It was launched in a shroud, tucked away in the third section of the Saturn Rocket.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: How It Worked (Infographic)
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:26 PM
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There are some great ISS tour videos on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ISS+Video+Tour
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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It was launched in a shroud, tucked away in the third section of the Saturn Rocket.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing: How It Worked (Infographic)
Great post! Thanks for the info. Still would be scary in that thing to land in the Moon. Its Scary enough traveling away from Earth, so many things can go wrong in general.
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Old 02-06-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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Great post! Thanks for the info. Still would be scary in that thing to land in the Moon. Its Scary enough traveling away from Earth, so many things can go wrong in general.
Also, I forget which astronaut said it, but when asked what they were thinking before launch, sitting atop a rocket, the reply was "that this was built by the cheapest bidder", lol.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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Also, I forget which astronaut said it, but when asked what they were thinking before launch, sitting atop a rocket, the reply was "that this was built by the cheapest bidder", lol.
Alan Shepard atop Freedom 7, and the quote was 'The fact that every part of this ship was built by the lowest bidder.'
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