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See most people think the shuttle just comes back gliding in nice and easy what they don't realize is the physics involved make this the most dangerous part of the mission by far, if you've ever had physics in school you would understand.
When the shuttle is launched All of the kinetic enegry from those huge fuel cells is put into moving the shuttle so once in orbit ALL of the potential kinetic energy that those launch boosters had (minus gravity loss) is now in the shuttle (this is an astronomical amount of energy) it looses a portion from the orbit but most is still in the shuttle...
So when it returns (in terms of physics) you must remove All of that energy to bring it to rest, it enters the atmosphere going over 22,000 mph and must be slowed down to a couple hundred in order to land, this Kinetic engery therefore must be expelled by converting it to light and heat and expelling it from the shuttle, therefore all of the energy that was in those boosters must be lost through converting the motion to friction on the tiles and dissapaiting it (a very touchy, risky process)....
Those tiles heat up to over 3000 degrees for over an hour (hot enough to melt and evaporate most anything) so if there is even one little unprotected area its all over as the skin underneath the tiles is as thin as a cookie sheet. Also if the angle isn't exactly precise some tiles will get less fiction and some will get more bringing them over the 3000 degree target and melting them and once again its all over....
So even though it looks all nice and easy when they come in landing its really rough and violent process, personally I'm amazed it hasn't happened before....
If I'm not quite mistaken, something similar happened with Russia's Mir space station.
...personally I'm amazed it hasn't happened before...
NASA's lead flight director Leroy Cain said that "minor tile damage happened frequently and was not considered serious."
However, its a bit puzzling why NASA didnt pay more attention to the "minor damages". They sound like disasters waiting to happen.
While the gov is at it, why dont they get those super powered "PlayStation 12" prototypes they got from Planet Whacko which are modded with Messiah 24? If my calculations are correct, they are hidden exactly under the pizza center of the alien space ships.
Wtf, Why is the government letting this happen? Get those alien space ships you have hidden in nevada and other places and put them to use instead of sacrificing good people in old useless rockets
there IS an area 51.
Originally posted by ian
WTF? You're one of those people who think that there's an Area 51, aren't you?
but its most likely not a storage area for Alien crap. just top secret crap like experimental weapons or stuff like that.
Its in the Nevada desert. But no one can find it.
By now they've probably rebuilt it underground so satelites cant find it.
but it is there.
The Govt land is sectioned off into aream there is an Area 51 no one denies it. Just what they have there is under question. Area S4 is where most alient shit is suspected to be located.
So you guys believe in aliens and all, i can understand the Area 51 part, but aliens?
dude , do you really believe that the gov has aliens stashed away somewhere ???
Originally posted by necrolop
Area S4 is where most alient shit is suspected to be located.
The next thing you know, people will start claiming that Balto is an alien dog from Mars(j/k)
Im not too sure what to beleive. I most definatly belive in Aliens and beeings superior to ours, o not is rediculous. Do I beleive they come to earth, Im doubtful, but not sure. But either way I dont think the govt is telling us everything it knows, at very least.
seems like you follow the h2g2 theory - if the govt denies it , its gotta be true
Considering the no of planets believed to be there, probabilty is in the favour that may be races superior than ours, but then again , what about the certain laws of physics which go against the theory that UFOs can actually travel vast distances to reach earth? And surely if any "authentic" alien was to arrive , I doubt that only the govt would come to know of it.
Thats why Im saying that it is doubtful that they are here. But yet again, read this book on Hyper Space travel, there are ways, beyond anything humans could ever achieve ofcourse that inter steler travel could be acheived at faster than light. Its all theory but with the number of races out there it is possible that one or more could possess this power that we cant even comprehend. Ya never know. But still the govt has something behind its back, may not meen n e thing but sure is abit suspicous I must say.