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BLACKARROW
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posted 03-01-2005 05:34 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have just returned home from a trip which included a visit to the current home of the fastest man-carrying vehicle ever built. Where was I? What is the vehicle called?

FFrench
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posted 03-01-2005 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would say you were in South Kensington, London, and looking at a certain Peanuts cartoon character...

FF

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posted 03-01-2005 06:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Astro Bill   Click Here to Email Astro Bill     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that the X-15 at the Nat'l Air & Space Museum in Washington?

micropooz
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posted 03-01-2005 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto on FFrench's reply.

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posted 03-01-2005 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for burnsnz   Click Here to Email burnsnz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Were you at the Science Museum viewing the Apollo 10 Command Module "Charlie Brown"?

All the Best

Burns Fallow
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gliderpilotuk
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posted 03-02-2005 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you found Aurora? <LOL>

Geoffrey - you didn't specify "within" the atmosphere, or outside of!

Either the X-15 at the NASM or Ap 10 CM at the Science Museum

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posted 03-02-2005 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I ditto FF's reply as well.

It's probably the fastest man carrying vehicle NOT displayed in a space gallery ! (and not covered by perspex).

Adam

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posted 03-02-2005 03:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceheaded     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I'm torn between the ThrustSSC (Museum of British Road Transport in Coventry) or the Apollo 10 CM or the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Bill

BLACKARROW
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posted 03-02-2005 04:50 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done to most of you...while my wife was doing what women do in Oxford Street, London (the reckoning comes with the credit card bill next month) I took a quick Tube trip to the Science Museum, South Kensington, to see the space section for the first time since 2001. Having just viewed the excellent Apollo 10 DVD set, it was particularly interesting to see one of the stars of the show, "good 'ole Charlie Brown." And the greatest speed ever attained by man: 24,816 mph ("Apollo 10 Mission Report").

PAUL, "fastest" means "fastest", not "fastest inside - or outside - the atmosphere." But you're forgiven. Glider pilots don't fly faster, just better and cheaper!

BLACKARROW
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posted 03-02-2005 04:53 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ADAM,
You're right about the location of "Charlie Brown." It's not in the space section, it's next door in a section dedicated (I think) to human achievement.

Aztecdoug
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posted 03-02-2005 05:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BLACKARROW:
And the greatest speed ever attained by man: 24,816 mph ("Apollo 10 Mission Report").

PAUL, "fastest" means "fastest", not "fastest inside - or outside - the atmosphere." But you're forgiven. Glider pilots don't fly faster, just better and cheaper!


How fast did they go...? I have seen different references to different speeds when they hit re-entry at 400,000 feet.

24,759
24,791
24,816

I think Tom Stafford wrote 24,791 knots in his book. I wonder if there is a set figure, or if you just have to accept that when you are falling to Earth and accelerating at that speed, it just depends on which instrument you are looking at.

In any event, Tom, John and Gene are the fastest men in the Universe.

I did ask Gene once why they came back so hot. He mentioned that they had some extra fuel to burn coming back and they used it.

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[This message has been edited by Aztecdoug (edited March 02, 2005).]

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