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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-06-2008 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the third day of the recent STS-126 mission, Endeavour's crew tested a new HD downlink method using some of the footage from their rendezvous pitch maneuver, the "back flip" they performed prior to docking with the International Space Station.

Though the test was previously available on YouTube, to really appreciate the results you need to download the full screen HD version.

Right click (control click on Mac) to save: View in Windows Media (WMV, 56mb)

Thanks to Moonbase_Alphan for the video!

James Brown
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posted 12-06-2008 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, that's impressive!

328KF
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posted 12-06-2008 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Brings to mind a question...are there any further plans to fly an IMAX camera aboard the remaining shuttle flights? It would a shame not to see the completed ISS on the big screen, I think.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-06-2008 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An IMAX camera will fly on STS-125: Hubble Telescope to star in IMAX 3D film

Due to weight constraints, only an exterior-mounted camera (in the payload bay) will fly. The filmmakers plan to use HD footage (such as demonstrated during STS-126) to compensate for the lack of an in-cabin camera.

328KF
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posted 12-07-2008 11:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 328KF   Click Here to Email 328KF     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert... I sure hope they find the value in flying it to ISS once more before this is all over.

divemaster
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posted 12-07-2008 03:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do I remember hearing that they can only shoot 8 minutes of IMAX film at a time before they have to reload?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-07-2008 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, there's a total of 8 minutes per film reel and each scene is just 30 seconds long. And as it is a payload bay-mounted camera, there will be no reloading for STS-125.

divemaster
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posted 12-07-2008 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't let Al Bean know about it

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