Wednesday, August 08, 2007

STS-118 Payload

Pink Endeavour in Orbit
On my simulated STS-118 mission in Orbiter, I opened the payload bay doors over the North Atlantic. The pinkish glow is from the low setting sun as Endeavour heads into darkness (Orbiter 2006 has some nice lighting effects). With typical attention to detail, Dave Hopkins has made sure that the Shuttle Fleet STS-118 scenarios contain the same payload elements as the real shuttle (and you can actually transfer the ISS parts to the ISS, once you learn to operate the robot arms on the shuttle and ISS). On Flickr, I labeled the payload bay contents in the picture shown here. OK, I'm a little distracted! And obsessed.

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