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iPhone: Space Shuttle - $1.99

05-20-2009, 11:57 PM
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Space Shuttle - $1.99

[iTunes] - $1.99
[AppShopper]

Quote:
This is SPACE SHUTTLE.

Based on the X-Plane engine, SPACE SHUTTLE lets you really get some cool bits of the Space Shuttle experience, in completely real-time simulation. Nothing is compressed or made unrealistic, but instead the 8.5-minute launch (to 400,000 ft) and last 12 minutes of re-entry (from 200,000 ft, Mach-10) are accurately represented.

Here are the options:

->Launch: This option lets you WATCH the launch in real-time, from 10 seconds left in the count-down, through orbiter-roll, through SRB-separation, though External-Tank separation, right through to low-orbit insertion, at 17,500 mph at 400,000 ft. You won't FLY this launch, but the times and speeds and events are accurately laid out for you to see, so you can finally see what happens AFTER the shuttle leaves sight of the cameras on it's flights to space!

->Final Approach: Now THIS is one you can FLY! You will be placed at about 18,000 ft, about 10 or 15 miles short of the runway at Edwards... you will fly clear down to landing on your own! Any decent flight-simmer should be able to handle this one, no problem.

->Near and Distant Re-Entries: THESE are ones that you can fly yourself, and these ones are tricky! I can do them, though, so I know you can, too! You will start off as far as about 600 miles out, at 200,000 ft, Mach-10, well above almost all of the atmosphere, and guide the Orbiter down, by hand, clear to Edwards. The instrumentation in the cockpit is similar to the instrumentation in the real Orbiter, so you will be following the speed, energy, and altitude curves from 200,000 ft all the way down to landing as you S-turn through the stratosphere at Hypersonic speeds. (I am not even slightly kidding or exaggerating. That is the re-entry procedure). Along with pretty accurate instrumentation, help-tips are presented to you in real-time, during the re-entry, to help guide you down, so you should be able to handle it, with enough practice, even if you are not currently familiar with shuttle re-entry procedures. Once you get some practice and get good enough, you will actually start your GLIDE at 600 miles out, 100 miles up, Mach-10, and hand-fly the glider clear to touch-down right on the runway, all in real-time, with pretty accurate physics. It is unlike any plane you have ever flown, or any game you have ever played, but I can do it every time, and one astronaut has hand-flown the entire procedure (rather than leaving it to the autopilot) one time in the history of the shuttle program.

Can YOU do it?

I have more thorough instructions posted at X-Plane.com...check them out!

There have been 10 free updates to the other X-Plane programs so far (with more planned), and future free updates to THIS app will include more re-entry options (perhaps trying it from even FARTHER out than 600 miles?) and perhaps some more detailed MISSIONS as well!









(Thanks to jchamp for the pictures)

GameCenter/OpenFeint/Plus+/Agon/Gameloft Live/Xbox LIVE/PSN ID: VoodooVyper

Last edited by VoodooVyper; 05-21-2009 at 12:16 AM.
05-21-2009, 12:08 AM
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Pictures? Or videos...? Or...............................?

"Money makes the world go round, so I got to.. buckle down, do anything for the dollar."

05-21-2009, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Giggity View Post
Pictures? Or videos...? Or...............................?
Click the iTunes link for pictures, lazy ass.
There are no videos atm.

Edit: I put the AppShopper link up there as well.

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05-21-2009, 12:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
Click the iTunes link for pictures, lazy ass.
There are no videos atm.
Lol ok x]

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05-21-2009, 12:12 AM
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pics for vyp

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Last edited by jchampl; 05-21-2009 at 12:16 AM.
05-21-2009, 12:13 AM
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Oh man!
05-21-2009, 12:14 AM
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Thanks champ, I edited them into the first post.

GameCenter/OpenFeint/Plus+/Agon/Gameloft Live/Xbox LIVE/PSN ID: VoodooVyper
05-21-2009, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by VoodooVyper View Post
Thanks champ, I edited them into the first post.
you bet, ill take em out of my post then.

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05-21-2009, 01:08 AM
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I suggest the title should add "from the makers of X-Plane".

Oh no, another one for the snipe list...

Video svp?

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05-21-2009, 02:48 AM
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I've been waiting for this one for days. And it's rubbish. Not a patch on all the other X-Plane apps. Hence the cheaper price, I guess.

To be honest I don't know what I was expecting, just something better.

It's a bit rubbish how the world disappears when you reach a certain altitude. I noticed the same thing when flying the X-15 in Extreme.