To: blam; XBob; RadioAstronomer; NormsRevenge; snopercod; computermechanic; Ferryman; Budge; ...
I just pulled the names off the long, long orbiter thread. Curious what you folks think. Thanks for posting Blam.
posted on 01/09/2004 12:24:49 PM PST
MEMO to MSNBC: If it's leaking then IT AIN'T AIRTIGHT! Numbnut reporters.
Something strikes me as wrong about the Las Vegas air pressure.
Trying to find a list of air pressures by altitude. BRB
posted on 01/09/2004 1:03:28 PM PST
They need an ultrasonic leak detector up there. Air leaking through a small leak makes a "whistle" that can be picked up with an ultrasonic sensor.
posted on 01/09/2004 3:03:16 PM PST
(Wishing y'all a prosperous, happy, and FREE new year!)
To: leadpenny; snopercod; bonesmccoy
8 - Thanks for the ping. What I do know, is that they are running out of pressure pretty fast. A few more weeks. They NASA, better get off their butts and do something - fast, or they will be abandoning ship.
this is ridiculous, that they don't have a plan, for something as simple and predictable as a leak, and closing off the compartment hatches. MY GOODNESS, THEY ARE STOOOPID!!! Two weeks of leaking and they don't even have a plan yet? A plan they should have had before the first launch? Shades of o-rings and falling off foam.
Everybody, cover your heads, and duck !!!!
"The cabin pressure continued to slowly fall as flight controllers in both the United States and Russian debated what to do next. One plan, not yet finalized, would have the two men on board, Russian cosmonaut Alexander Kaleri and NASA astronaut Michael Foale, closing the hatches on individual compartments one at a time in an attempt to isolate any potential leaks.
Mission Control stressed that even though the pressure was now down to 14.0 pounds per square inch, it was still safe for the crew and station operations. The threshold, however, for equipment failure not all equipment, just some is 13.9 pounds per square inch."
posted on 01/09/2004 5:15:44 PM PST
I don't understand why the JSC people aren't more alarmed about this situation. Loss of 10% of the air in the station should be a cause for alarm.
posted on 01/10/2004 9:42:44 AM PST
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