View Full Version : NASA to use stuntmen...

8th Apr 2004, 13:09
It seems NASA is going to use stuntmen, specifically helicopter flying stuntmen, to recover a capsule full of solar wind samples as it falls back to Earth. The catch is that it needs to be caught BEFORE it hits the desert floor or the mission is a failure. Cool! (http://www.wired.com/news/technology/0,1282,62978,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1) :cool:


Dalriadan Archangel
8th Apr 2004, 14:09

Can you post the article in here as I cannot access it for some reason.

Buster Hyman
8th Apr 2004, 14:15
Wouldn't a Baseball catcher be cheaper?:rolleyes:

8th Apr 2004, 14:28
Check your PMs Dalriadan Archangel, not sure about cutting and pasting large amounts of text in here.


8th Apr 2004, 14:32
Sounds like a load of hot air to me...:p

8th Apr 2004, 15:25
Hmmm, right.:suspect:

A bit like canned hurricane wind is it?

I see a costly mistake, either because they missed it or it took the helicopter out.

They've been watching 'Armageddon' too much.

8th Apr 2004, 15:39
Hope they have taken some advice from the CIA who's been doing that for 50 years.
IIRC something relevant with film boxes dropped from satellites can be found on Pprune (search for : keyhole or corona)

8th Apr 2004, 19:28
I think they would have a much better chance of having a skydiver go after it with two parachutes. One large enough for the payload and one for himself after he lets go. That helicopter thing is prolly going to get somebody killed. :sad:

tony draper
8th Apr 2004, 19:50
It has been done before, many years ago at the begining of the Spy Satellite age 1960's .
Exposed film capsules from spy satelliteswere ejected and plucked out of the air up as they fell by modified C14's I think,they did miss a few I understand.


8th Apr 2004, 19:52
Errm, Mr Draper, wasn't it you who was using the word "plagiarism" some time ago ?

tony draper
8th Apr 2004, 20:27
oops sorry Mr Bre, just quickly scanned the above posts.


8th Apr 2004, 20:54
No offence taken, Mr Draper, that's OK :ok:
My, oh my, are we nice and polite these days ? must have slipped trough a rip in the space-time fabric