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Sy Liebergot
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posted 08-14-2013 08:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was unaware of this bum shuttle landing:

Gotta be fake.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 08-14-2013 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is a video capture of the animation from the iOS and Android shuttle landing simulator, F-Sim Shuttle.

The game adapts astronaut Chris Ferguson's voice from a session in the motion base simulator at Johnson Space Center.

onesmallstep
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posted 08-14-2013 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking CGI as well, being so near-perfect a bum landing: no blown tires, rapid deceleration and a short wheels stop after braking chute deploy. Not to mention no cross-wind that I can see. Also, it looks like a landing at Edwards or White Sands-wide open spaces for this to (almost) happen.

Sy Liebergot
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posted 08-14-2013 08:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sy Liebergot   Click Here to Email Sy Liebergot     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Gents. I'll pass this on to Freddo, who also was very dubious.

p51
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posted 08-14-2013 07:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Note how they disabled comments on that video. People who don't know any better will think this is a real landing, which is quite sad.

One other thing I noticed that was missing is the haze from the heat right at the surface level, there should be a bad ripple and distortion right at the ground when the mains hit the runway if it was real. That, and the contrast isn't strong enough for a landing there, the sun would be much brighter in real life...

Ronpur
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posted 08-14-2013 07:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am actually surprised at how real it looks. I need to look at this game...it looks fun!

Ah, but I have not iThings or androids....

David C
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posted 08-15-2013 02:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for David C     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm actually surprised that anyone thought this was real (and yes, I do have the app).

cspg
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posted 08-15-2013 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Me too. Such "landing" would have hit the news big time (the shuttle could have easily flipped over). The only landing that was "special" was STS-3.

dabolton
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posted 08-15-2013 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dabolton   Click Here to Email dabolton     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I gotta say its one of the most impressive iphone apps I have. I've made much worse landings than this one.

star61
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posted 08-16-2013 09:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for star61   Click Here to Email star61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't think a Shuttle would have been flying anytime soon after a shock like that!

Some quite serious rates on that starboard gear/wing area.

Cozmosis22
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posted 08-16-2013 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
The only landing that was "special" was STS-3.
Remember speaking with Jack Lousma about the White Sands touchdown and he didn't consider it such a big deal at the time. That was in the mid '80's; and no one figured it would be the one and only landing at an "alternate site" in space shuttle history.

Back to the topic: The fact that someone would upload that fake landing video to YouTube... is pathetic!

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-16-2013 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anybody tried the "Space Cowboys" landing in the simulator to see if it work?

Spaceguy5
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posted 08-16-2013 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The government and NASA have hidden the footage for years until it was unofficially released via unknown sources.
Yes, that sounds very plausible. In fact, the government must have obviously also launched a secret space shuttle mission with a secret mission designation, as all the space shuttle missions they've told us about have had successful touch-downs in their publicly-released landing videos. And then the entire crew and entire workforce who worked on this mission must also be in on this conspiracy, otherwise the truth would have come out sooner! Never mind the fact that all other space shuttle failures and space shuttle missions — even DoD missions — have been public!

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