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Old 08-10-2009, 08:29 AM
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Default Re: The Space Shuttle and the ISS are a Hoax!

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Originally Posted by galexander View Post
(can be reproduced in 30 second bursts by an aircraft doing a parabolic nose-dive),
Thanks for admitting the 30 second limitation; that would make those long and boring zero g press talks on orbit impossible to fake, wouldn't it? I've seen some last for a half hour or more on NASA TV without any breaks or cuts from camera to camera. Can't do that on earth, at all.
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has it never struck anyone that it would have been exceptionally dangerous performing such manoeuvres surrounded by the myriad of switches, buttons, dials and loose wiring that is found on the inner walls of these capsules?
Most buttons and switches do nothing irreversable, and the rest must be flipped in a specific order to do anything important. The most critical switches are kept under flip up protectors and located well away from any flipping astronauts; that's why they only tend to goof off on the mid deck, not the flight deck. ISS is a different kind of animal, and most wiring goes to peripherals like microphones, laptops, and cameras. Space station control is largely done on those computers as well, and it's not like you're going to accidentally type your way to your grave in bumping it.
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