Recent content by e of pi

  1. Proxima: A Human Exploration of Mars

    You'd be better off starting with the structural spares in an empty assembly bay, because you don't have to tear anything down and check it before you start building--the same reason OV-105 existed OTL instead of tearing OV-101 down to rebuild her for flight, but here intensified with the added...
  2. Proxima: A Human Exploration of Mars

    Honestly...I doubt she'd return to flight after an impact like that. Individual components might be able to be pulled off, checked out, and restored to flight, but the entire primary structure is probably suspect at that point. The bay could almost certainly better be used assembling a brand new...
  3. AHC: Keep A380 great

    I would ask...is the A380 less successful than the 747 over the same window? Would it count to merely sell the same as the 747 over the window, or must the A380 make up for the 30-year They sold 249 of them over the life of the airframe, after all, starting order in 2001 and deliveries in 2007...
  4. That Wacky Redhead

    You did it in a way which came off as a little entitled, "Are you ever going to start something new here?" I'm sure if he's got new projects, he'll share when he's ready to share them.
  5. That Wacky Redhead

    ...That's a bit rude? Not everyone has a new timeline basically every 8 months.
  6. Proxima: A Human Exploration of Mars

    I think deployment of payload on the first flight is pretty unlikely, especially without a crew aboard. They didn't deploy a payload IOTL until STS-5, with previous flights mostly carrying addition checkout instrumentation (the DFI and IECM pallets).
  7. Essai en Guerre: an FFO-inspired TL

    Yamamoto gets the battle he wanted...but not the victory.
  8. Remember the Texas! The United States in World War II (an alternate history)

    Yeah, Texas had rusted through to be basically open to the sea. She very, very, very badly needs this refit.
  9. Remember the Texas! The United States in World War II (an alternate history)

    Also speaking of Texas, she has a drydock selected and a date for moving there (second quarter '22)!
  10. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Pacific Rim would like to know if it's a joke to you? :)
  11. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    Lucas and Hollywood accounting, you say? Hmmm, @Brainbin, ever think about something like that?
  12. Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    The report this is from called for a "skidplate" that would also serve to help position the unit by acting as a sled to drag it on, but...HazeGrayArt didn't apparently include it. Art error, I'm inclined to say.
  13. Ocean of Storms: A Timeline of A Scientific America

    In theory yes, though at the expense of much of the LM payload. The Summary Report's here: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19700022470 The full report is here: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19700031448 The unit would have massed about 165 kg dry, per the breakdown on p23 of the summary, with...
  14. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)

    I don't know that's true--look at leaded gasoline, which is much more comparable as a product than cigarettes or alcohol. Over the course of 30 years, it's been almost entirely replaced by alternatives globally, and even the last bastions of it are mostly being phased out (unleaded 100 octant...
  15. Eyes Turned Skywards
    Threadmarks: Eyes Turned Skyward: 10 Year Retrospective

    Good evening, everyone! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Ten years ago, Workable Goblin and I first started posting Eyes Turned Skyward here on AlternateHistory.com, a project which we’d been working on since the spring of 2011. First tip for other writers: pre-writing and editing before posting is...
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