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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1020 on: July 14, 2011, 09:30 AM »

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1021 on: July 14, 2011, 10:48 PM »
I wouldn't say RIP as you'll be able to see it at the Smithsonian also I believe they'll be swapping it with Enterprise which will get to fly again when they move it to its new location ;)

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1022 on: July 21, 2011, 06:05 AM »
Welcome home Atlantis & her crew! End of an era. Thank You NASA & all those involved for 30 years of the Shuttle program!    :'(

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1023 on: July 21, 2011, 07:24 AM »
Since STS-1 launched on April 12, 1981, 355 individuals from 16 countries flew 852 times aboard the shuttle. The five shuttles traveled more than 542 million miles and hosted more than 2,000 experiments in the fields of Earth, astronomy, biological and materials sciences. The shuttles docked with two space stations, the Russian Mir and the International Space Station. Shuttles deployed 180 payloads, including satellites, returned 52 from space and retrieved, repaired and redeployed seven spacecraft.



Space shuttle Atlantis lands for the final time at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA TV.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1025 on: December 10, 2011, 08:27 AM »
Total lunar eclipse happening now & you can see it online for those that can't see it live. This is the second total eclipse of the moon this year. The next total lunar eclipse will occur in April 2014.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1026 on: December 10, 2011, 08:31 AM »
Well I was watching it live - had to come in for a few minutes...went back out and the moon was gone.  Got swallowed up by a bunch of clouds it seems.  Oh well.  First time almost seeing one "in person"
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1027 on: December 10, 2011, 09:24 AM »
It's pretty cool, can see it out my backyard... just a tad cool out so the batts in the cam are going down.... hopefully the shots turn out... hard to get good pics when I am shivering...  :(

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1028 on: December 10, 2011, 05:36 PM »
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1029 on: December 10, 2011, 10:57 PM »
I hate it when the shadow of that Reptilian mothership blocks out the moon.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1030 on: January 28, 2012, 10:31 PM »
26 years ago today, January 28, 1986 at 11:38 am EST.   Never Forget!

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1031 on: January 28, 2012, 10:44 PM »
That week was the sickest I ever was in my life...104+ temp for a week straight.  I was home when it blew..and I had scary sickness nightmares all week...RIP

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1032 on: January 29, 2012, 02:11 AM »
That's one of those moments in time that if you were alive to see it, you never forget.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1033 on: January 29, 2012, 03:45 PM »
I seem to remember watching this in elementary school for some reason.
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