Video: An Astronaut's-eye View of NASA's Orion Spacecraft Re-Entry

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Just found this one from the Discovery Channel, via /.

    Enjoy.

    http://news.discovery.com/space/pri...-to-re-enter-the-earths-atmosphere-141219.htm



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  2. MacNut macrumors Core

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  3. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    totally cool
  4. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Could use a little more cowbell.
     
  5. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    [​IMG]

    Santa delivers
     
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I had no idea beer was so versatile. What's next, a pale ale radiation shield? A porter transporter?
     
  7. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Ah, that really explores the space now!

    Thanks, Santa!
     
  8. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    If I were an astronaut I'd want the view out of the front window.

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  9. localoid macrumors 68020

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    The capsule is reoriented for reentry with its heat-shield forward, so your view out the front window becomes a rear view.

    Good luck on designing a heat-shield with a "window". :p
     
  10. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Double-pane.

    That should do it.
     
  11. localoid macrumors 68020

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    The Orion capsule is much more spacious than the old Apollo capsules but you'd need to rearrange lots o' stuff to make room for your picture window. :p

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    The right kind of rearview mirror should work...

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