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Heywood Floyd's Journey to Clavius

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Published on Aug 3, 2009

This video demonstrates World of 2001: A Space Odyssey's ability to simulate Heywood Floyd's journey from Earth to the Tycho Magnetic Anomaly - One. Beginning with scenes described in Arthur C. Clarke's novel - Floyd's flight from Washington, and the launch from KSC of an Orion III spaceplane atop its fly-back booster - the video then depicts scenes familiar from the film. Note that some artistic license is used here. As a result of Orbiter's accurate ephemeris data the "Floyd's Journey" scenarios included in WO2001 depict a landing at Clavius base during lunar night, with sun rise over TMA-1 at a slightly later date than commonly supposed in 2001:ASO timelines.

This flight simulation was made with Orbiter 2005 (a free space flight simulator) by Alain Hosking. The background music is Richard Strauss' "On the Beautiful, Blue Danube, waltz for orchestra" and "Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30", and both were used in the Stanley Kubrick motion picture, "2001: A Space Odyssey."

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