Also I recall even though the actual launch is vertical I believe once
the shuttle reaches a certain altitude they have to change angles etc
to take the curvager of the earth into consideration. Plus drop the
srbs into the ocean once they are spent etc.
On 5/8/11, Jim Kitchen <j...@kitchensinc.net> wrote:
> Hi Imbar,
> Yeah even though landing the shuttle is similar to landing a glider plane
> the launch is nothing like taking off in a plane. You know in an airplane
> you crank up the engines, release the brakes and roll down the runway
> building up speed until you get to the correct speed to pull up and lift off
> of the ground. You then ascend into the sky at what about a 30 degree
> angle. Now the shuttle on the launch pad is standing vertically on it's
> tail attached to the huge external fuel tank. So you are sitting on your
> back looking up into the sky. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and all five main engines fire
> up burning hydrogen and liquid oxygen. At the same time the two solid
> rocket boosters ignite. All hell brakes loose and you ascend almost
> vertically straight up into the sky at thousands of miles an hour. But yeah
> as a shuttle sim it could be done as easily as an airplane sim.
> BTW I do not think that I would so much enjoy weightlessness with no visual
> reference points, no gravity for reference etc.
> I remember when Saturns were rockets, not cars.
> (440) 286-6920
> Chardon Ohio USA
> Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
> If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to
> You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
> All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
> If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list,
> please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.
Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org
If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org.
You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at
All messages are archived and can be searched and read at
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list,
please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.