Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Speechless
    Points: 717,844, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    45,692
    Points
    717,844
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 467
    Given: 245

    The raising of K-129

    Fascinating documentary on the Military Channel called Azorian: The Raising of K-129 about a Cold War era Russian sub which was sunk and then found and raised out of the deep ocean.

    The mechanisms developed for this purpose look to amount to nothing short of engineer porn. Very interesting show



  2. #2
    Addict
    Points: 163,235, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsCreated Album picturesVeteran
    CtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    8,549
    Points
    163,235
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 23
    Given: 25

    Re: The raising of K-129

    The reason for the Glomar Explorer. Project Azorian is fascinating to me. I'll have to check and see if I have that channel and if so, are they showing it again so I can DVR it.



  3. #3
    Starter
    Points: 18,794, Level: 41
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 156
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience Points1 year registered

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    915
    Points
    18,794
    Level
    41
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 22
    Given: 145

    Re: The raising of K-129

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    Fascinating documentary on the Military Channel called Azorian: The Raising of K-129 about a Cold War era Russian sub which was sunk and then found and raised out of the deep ocean.

    The mechanisms developed for this purpose look to amount to nothing short of engineer porn. Very interesting show
    Did they fill it up with ping pong balls to bring it to the surface?



  4. #4
    Speechless
    Points: 717,844, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience PointsOverdrive

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A pineapple under the sea
    Posts
    45,692
    Points
    717,844
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 467
    Given: 245

    Re: The raising of K-129

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUME View Post
    Did they fill it up with ping pong balls to bring it to the surface?
    Ha ha... no. The process is pretty amazing though



  5. #5
    Walk On
    Points: 15,561, Level: 37
    Level completed: 89%, Points required for next Level: 89
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    215
    Points
    15,561
    Level
    37
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 4
    Given: 0

    Re: The raising of K-129

    FYI - Scheduled to air again on Wednesday(6/26) at noon central time on the Military Channel.



  6. #6
    Recruit
    Points: 7,042, Level: 24
    Level completed: 99%, Points required for next Level: 8
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    5000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    92
    Points
    7,042
    Level
    24
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: The raising of K-129

    This is available on Netflix streaming, also. It was quite a while ago when I watched it, but definitely interesting stuff.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 163,235, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsCreated Album picturesVeteran
    CtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    8,549
    Points
    163,235
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 23
    Given: 25

    Re: The raising of K-129

    Just watching this via Netflix. As Cyclonepride said, it's total engineer porn.

    Good stuff. The ingenuity of all involved to recover the sub is amazing, especially when you consider this was done in the late 60's-early 70's without GPS and modern computer technology. Those old guys were pretty sharp and probably knew how to work a slide rule like nobody's business.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 91,096, Level: 93
    Level completed: 92%, Points required for next Level: 154
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    VTXCyRyD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    3,091
    Points
    91,096
    Level
    93
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 21
    Given: 28

    Re: The raising of K-129

    In the Netflix queue for later



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • Football
  • Iowa State vs. North Dakota State
  • August 30, 2014
  • 06:00 PM