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Space

October Sky (movie)  
about:   October Sky (1999) is the true story of Homer Hickam, a young boy growing up in a West Virginia coal-mining town in the 1950's. Homer eventually became an engineer for NASA, working with the astronauts in the Space Shuttle program. A very inspiring movie!   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:   Space      
Space
The Right Stuff (book)  
about:   Tom Woolfe's book drew liberally from the life story of Chuck Yeager. It dramatises the journey from Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in "Glamorous Glennis" to manned space flight in the Mercury programme.
airforce:   USAF   country:   USA  
org:   NASA
people:   Tom Wolfe   Chuck Yeager  
tags:     Test Pilot   Space   Ace
Space
The Right Stuff (film)  
about:   Tom Woolfe's book drew liberally from the life story of Chuck Yeager. It dramatises the journey from Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier in "Glamorous Glennis" to manned space flight in the Mercury programme.
airforce:   USAF   country:   USA  
org:   NASA
people:   Tom Wolfe   Chuck Yeager  
tags:     Test Pilot   Space   Ace
Space
Orbiter: First impressions  
about:   Orbiter is a amazing free 3D Space Simulator written by Dr. Martin Schweiger, Ph.D. Orbiter contains accurate math and orbital physics, and has an extensive community support base.
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Space   Review    
published:   2005
Space
Apollo 14 missions  
about:   The addon people for this thing are maniacs, and the Forum is the one of the most multinational I have ever seen.
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Space   Mod    
published:   2005
Space
International Space Station  
about:   So I spent a good 90 minutes orbiting the earth for the views in the ISS (usually at 10-100x time warp) while listening to some classical theme music. So far I've been pretty literal - Strauss's Blue Danube - Holst's Planets - Mozart's Jupiter Symphony -- all seem suitable for space. I also have the Ravel Daphne and Chloe (suite), very nice moon mood music.
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Space      
published:   2005
Space
Wiki | The Right Stuff (external link): The Right Stuff  
airforce:  
USAF   country:   USA  
org:   NASA
people:   Tom Wolfe   Chuck Yeager  
tags:   Wiki   Test Pilot   Space   Ace
Official Site | (external link): Official Site
software:  
Orbiter
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Official Site   Space    
Space | More Orbiter (external link): More Orbiter  
software:  
Orbiter
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Space      
Add-on | Dan's Orbiter page, sound and other add-ons (external link): Dan's Orbiter page, sound and other add-ons  
software:  
Orbiter
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Add-on   Space    
Image Gallery | Apollo screen caps from Apollo Lunar Mission Tutorial by John Dunn. (external link): Apollo screen caps from Apollo Lunar Mission Tutorial by John Dunn.  
software:  
Orbiter
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Image Gallery   Space    
Image Gallery | (external link): Image Gallery
about:   "Other screen caps by me,
FlyingSinger, with standard Orbiter 2005 installation, plus high-resolution ""level 9"" earth textures, well worth installing (free of course, all Orbiter stuff is, amazingly, free).
software:   Orbiter
people:   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving
tags:   Image Gallery   Space    
Gemini 1965 mission to low Earth orbit  
about:   This 2004 video by Jim Kallinen shows the outstanding space sim "Orbiter" recreating the Gemini 1965 mission to low Earth orbit.
software:   Orbiter   country:   USA  
tags:   Scenery   Space    
published:   2004
1969 Moon landing by the Eagle Lander  
about:   This 2004 video shows the Eagle Lander 3D simulation in action with a recreation of the Apollo 12 moon landing. The video was created by Ron Monsen.
software:   Orbiter   country:   USA  
tags:   Scenery   Space    
published:   2004
Go play in Space  
about:   This Introductory Tutorial manual is a colorful picture book about humans going to Mars, how they might realistically go about this, and where this might lead in the future.
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   pdf  
Go play in Space  
about:   This Introductory Tutorial manual is a colorful picture book about humans going to Mars, how they might realistically go about this, and where this might lead in the future.
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Downloads  
Mars: Just Imagine  
about:   A colorful picture book about humans going to Mars, how they might realistically go about this, and where this might lead in the future. The missions were simulated with specially developed add-ons in the freeware Orbiter space flight simulator, and most of the graphics are screen captures from Orbiter, though some are real photos from NASA. Intended for ages 10 to adult, the book includes an appendix with details for each page, including information on the add-ons used in Orbiter to create the images.
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space    

software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Reviews  
published:   2005
In orbit over the USA and Australia.  
about:   I think Orbiter should really be flown in a dark room up close to a big monitor. It's like looking out the window of the Shuttle, with Bach, Strauss, and Ravel cycling in the background.
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Reviews  
Apollo 14  
about:   "Here are some Apollo 14 pics from a tutorial on recreating Apollo missions. The craft is a few years old now but still cool (the look is still much the same - I downloaded a lot of the Apollo stuff but have not tried any yet, as I'm still trying to achieve the orbit I want and maneuver with thrusters).

The addon people for this thing are maniacs, and the Forum is the one of the most multinational I have ever seen -- 12 year old kids in India to retired USAF guys in Colorado to all sorts of people around Europe, some Australia, etc.
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space    

software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Add-on   Link
International Space Station  
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Flight Test  

about:   "Orbiter (available from www.orbitersim.com) is a freeware space flight simulator for the PC that is fun, powerful, realistic, expandable, and educational. The download page directs you to several "mirror" sites that actually host the program zip files. "
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Link  
Apollo 14  
about:   Apollo screen caps from Apollo Lunar Mission Tutorial by John Dunn.
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Link  
Search for Orbiter mods  
software:  
Orbiter   Bruce FlyingSinger Irving  
tags:     Space   Mod   Link

about:   The release of Orbiter 2006, the latest version of this comprehensive freeware space flight simulator, has been announced. Orbiter offers accurate physics, excellent 3D graphics, astronomy features, and a first-person astronaut's perspective.

Created as an educational project by Dr. Martin Schweiger of University College London, Orbiter has been in development since 2000. Orbiter allows users to virtually experience many aspects of space flight, including launching to orbit, orbital maneuvering, rendezvous/docking with the International Space Station, deploying satellites from the space shuttle, and even flying to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.
software:  
Orbiter
tags:     Space   Press  
published:   2006
Space Flight Simulations  
tags:   Space      
published:   2021   updated:   2021-03-11