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Well! nice and proper venture to the outer space.
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Hey guys! Not sure if I've mentioned it here, but my #Apollo14  live tweet has started! The Saturn V is fuelled and ready to send Al Shepard, Ed Mitchell, and Stu Roosa to the Moon's Fra Mauro! Grab me on Twitter --@astVintageSpace-- to get all the updates! 
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Note to all: you see Amy on YouTube under vintage space :) 
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Guys! I finally made a Kerbal Space Program video! It's awkward. Let me know what you think!
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Very fitting you doll from the north.
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We could've saved it! Sigh. Here's how NASA didn't save Skylab.
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As always, great video, Amy.
NASA should have gone ahead with the planned Skylab 5, which would have used AS-209/CSM-119 to boost Skylab to a higher orbit and preserved it for Shuttle use. Yes, we would not have had 209/119 as an emergency backup for ASTP (nor would we have it on display at KSC), but it wasn't needed.
There were plans considered to use Skylab right up into the 80s, as the Shuttle would have brought up expansions and upgrades. We could have been 20 years ahead in orbital science and research.
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After two days of fighting with my uploader and slow internet speed, my new video is finally live! And apparently there are some lingering issues from my learning a new editing software still kicking around in this video. Oh well. Still good for the learning, and it'll only better from here!
 
Do you remember the first time we saw Mars? I don't; still love the pics!
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I thought Amy at your whole page was adorable I enjoyed it tremendously good for you
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Why exactly is my Twitter feed exploding with #Apollo14 tweets? This is why!
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"... uses an unorthodox one armed swing and insists on wearing a spacesuit.." 
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By extremely popular request, here is the Manned Orbiting Laboratory: the USAF space station that never was!
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It seems as if everyone who develops a human spaceflight program has to dabble in the crewed-spy-satellite idea before eventually deciding it's not worth the effort.
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I know I'm late to the party, but congrats +Amy Shira Teitel !
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+apx5777 For thermal control. A person puts out about 100W of heat, add that to the electronics in the suit, and the great challenge of dissipating heat (it is in a vacuum after all) then a suit designer always tries to limit the amount of heat absorbed through sunlight (which is of the order of 1300 W/m^2 in Earth orbit)

Hence white.
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Parachute testing: a great example of the past still echoing in the present!
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Science is the active filtering of the noise of self such that the real shared universe may be observed and formalized.
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+lesnyk255 I believe the astronauts thought that the ejections seats were NOT adequate. Information about the aborted launch or Gemini 6A was that because the engine had started, then shut down, Wally Schirra was supposed to perform the abort and eject them. He didn't, partially because he didn't feel any motion of the rocket, and partly because of his uncertainty with whether the astronauts would survive a horizontal ejection from a 100% oxygen atmosphere.
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I'm a writer and blogger - I blog at Vintage Space, study spaceflight history, and freelance whenever possible. I'm a space writer (aspiring to make that my professional title, somehow) because I love it. I finished a Master's degree in 2010 and realized that I don't like academic history and I don't want to be an academic historian. I've always wanted to write books and bring space science to the public in a way that's fun and accessible. 

I've been forging my own path for the last year. 

You can expect largely space-related posts from me: neat photos and archive movies from the early space age, cool articles, and a stream of updates from my blog. 

I moonlight as a personal trainer, but it's highly unlikely I'll be posting fitness tips. Unless they come from astronaut training logs. 

I'm also a Canadian currently living in the US, which has really brought out my accent, eh?

I write for a number of outlets, but the opinions on my page are strictly my own.
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