northanger (northanger) wrote,
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Flight Day #3


[05:38am] :: it would help next time if somebody set the alarm clock for AM, not PM. yawn.

[07:09am] :: Rendezvous in space between two satellites is accomplished when both satellites attain the same position and velocity, both vectors, at the same time. However, at the time a rendezvous sequence is initiated, the two satellites may be far apart in significantly different orbits. In fact, one satellite may be started with a launch from the ground. —7.1 Space Rendezvous, Relative Motion in Orbit, Orbital Mechanics, by Vladimir A. Chobotov

(or, in other words, STS-118* threads the needle ~ NC-4 burn: good config, good trim, good burn! TI @ 8:14am). bouncing ball: I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal, and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical. I'm very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical, I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical, About binomial theorem I'm teeming with a lot o' news, With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse. I'm very good at integral and differential calculus, I know the scientific names of beings animalculous, In short, in matters vegetable, animal, and mineral, I am the very model of a modern Major-General [+][+][+][+][+]

[09:15am] :: can you hear me now120 ~ BIG LOOP enabled!

[10:17am] :: Le Shuttle Pirouette completed.

[11:17am] :: docked & loaded.

[01:10pm] :: New Lost Season 4 Sneak Peak!!! New Hatch!, The Orchid. where's the beer?

[06:00pm] :: grappling Stubby (S5 - example of what it kinda looks like, shuttle's arm passed Stubby over to ISS arm); setting up Saturday's EVA1 w/ Mastracchio & Williams, who camp out tonight in Quest Airlock. M&W install Stubby tomorrow & retract P6 forward radiator thingy. ok, what else? oh yea, the SSPTS got activated so Endy can mooch electricity from ISS. EVA1 starts 9:31am & ends 4:01pm (PT). whew, i need another beer after figuring all that out.

[07:48pm] :: AQ 745 = {#745 Mauritia (1913 QX), Outer Main-belt Asteroid, Discovered 1913-Mar-01 by Kaiser, F. at Heidelberg; named for Saint Mauritius, patron saint of a church in Wiesbaden, Germany [+][+][+][+][+]} = ALCHEMICAL / COSMOGONIC MODELS OF CIRCULATION = FIVE WAYS TO THINK ABOUT BLACK BOX TESTING = SPACE TRAVEL AND TRUTH IN BUMPER STICKERS.

Tags: endeavour, sts-118
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