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Space Shuttle: What Is This (video)?  
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6397 posts, RR: 3
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4265 times:

Anyone care to comment on this YouTube video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olmxlGJmZW4

It seems like a fabrication to me, maybe the audio was from a launch drill...

As far as I know, the only shuttle abort was STS-51F, an ATO (Abort To Orbit). There has never been an RTLS (Return To Launch Site) abort.


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User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4251 times:
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The audio is from a launch simulation.

There has never been an actual RTLS abort....

In fact if you watch the video closely you can see the right engine functioning after the audio calls the right engine "down".



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