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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1080 on: September 7, 2012, 10:32 AM »
Where's the inanimate carbon rod when you need it?

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1081 on: September 21, 2012, 04:26 PM »
End of a era for the Shuttle Endeavour & the Space Shuttles!  :'(


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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1082 on: September 21, 2012, 07:29 PM »
We saw that fly by the office today. I can't wait to see it on display!
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1083 on: October 13, 2012, 11:16 PM »
Anyone been watching or has gone out to see the 12 mile procession of the shuttle Endeavour through LA? I watched the Toyota Tundra haul it over the Manchester Boulevard bridge crossing the 405 freeway, heck of a site.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1084 on: October 14, 2012, 11:44 AM »
We are live for the world record breaking attempt high altitude jump. Also on this date, Chuck Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier flying in an experimental rocket-powered airplane. Baumgartner is aiming for freefall at supersonic speeds without the aid of an aircraft and provide another milestone in aerospace exploration, to make future space travel safer.

God Speed Felix Baumgartner!

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1085 on: October 14, 2012, 12:44 PM »
Anyone been watching or has gone out to see the 12 mile procession of the shuttle Endeavour through LA? I watched the Toyota Tundra haul it over the Manchester Boulevard bridge crossing the 405 freeway, heck of a site.


Even the Space Shuttle has to deal with LA traffic!
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1086 on: October 14, 2012, 02:20 PM »
Felix Baumgartner has done it, home safe & sound. 

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1087 on: October 14, 2012, 06:29 PM »
That was awesome to watch...great TV

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1088 on: October 14, 2012, 08:16 PM »
It's official, he broke the sound barrier record... 833.9 mph, or Mach 1.24.   8)

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1091 on: March 12, 2013, 01:35 PM »
NASA Rover Finds Conditions Once Suited for Ancient Life on Mars

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An analysis of a rock sample collected by NASA's Curiosity rover shows ancient Mars could have supported living microbes. Scientists identified sulfur, nitrogen, hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus and carbon -- some of the key chemical ingredients for life -- in the powder Curiosity drilled out of a sedimentary rock near an ancient stream bed in Gale Crater.



In an activity called the "mini drill test," NASA's Mars rover Curiosity used its drill to generate this ring of powdered rock for inspection in advance of the rover's first full drilling (Feb. 6, 2013). Image released Feb. 7, 2013.CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS  & Space.com



This image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows the first sample of powdered rock extracted by the rover's drill. The image was obtained by Curiosity's Mast Camera on Feb. 20, or Sol 193, Curiosity's 193rd Martian day of operations. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS & Space.com

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1092 on: March 12, 2013, 04:17 PM »
Took me a minute to figure out that the rover drilled the hole.  I was thinking "forget the chemcical compounds, something on Mars drilled a perfect circle in the rock!!!  No more boozing at work for me...
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1093 on: June 24, 2013, 02:32 AM »
Took these pic's at midnight, stupid clouds just keep rolling in.






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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1094 on: June 24, 2013, 09:36 AM »
Needs a NSFW(erewolves) warning, next time.
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