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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #810 on: July 17, 2009, 10:40 AM »
We've barely scratched the surface, so to speak, when it comes to space exploration.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #811 on: July 17, 2009, 12:23 PM »
HUGE space travel problem may have been solved!

If this pans out, astronauts won't need to worry about radiation at all.  That's a massive obstacle overcome!
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #812 on: July 18, 2009, 11:34 AM »
Shuttle, space station crews have record-setting rendezvous



The space shuttle Endeavour's performs an orbital backflip to allow station astronauts to photograph its tile-covered belly just before docking on July 17, 2009. Credit: NASA TV.



The space shuttle Endeavour is seen docked at the International Space Station after arriving on July 17, 2009 during NASA's STS-127 mission. Credit: NASA TV.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #813 on: July 19, 2009, 10:28 PM »
don't know how long it's been at that price, but HBO's From the Earth to the Moon box set was at Walmart tonight for $13.  Last time I saw it was priced above 50. 
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #814 on: July 19, 2009, 10:45 PM »
ufo's anyone?  I saw the AZ lights in Vegas back in 97 or 98 when we had an ellipse.  Lasted about 30-50 mins or so, but I had no camera so apparently it never happend and everyone else was too busy partying to notice beyond my friends.  Crazy balls of lights igniting and then burning out in sequence.  It hit the news, but only a handful of people were watching the sky that night.

no joke..........
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #815 on: July 20, 2009, 04:37 AM »
KInda busy in space, one of two toilets on the ISS crapped out, a few space walks etc...



The space shuttle robotic arm grabs the Japanese Exposed Facility to move it out of Endeavour's cargo bay. Astronauts then passed the facility off to the space station robotic arm to connect the platform to the station's Kibo lab. Credit: NASA TV.



Spacewalker Tim Kopra works in the payload bay of space shuttle Endeavour as the International Space Station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm hands the Japanese Exposed Facility to the shuttle’s Canadarm robotic arm. Credit: NASA TV.

40 years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil A. Armstrong & Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon while Michael Collins stayed behind in the command module. The world watched, & held their breath, man what a sight to behold.

Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed

Then the world waited again as Neil Armstrong descended from the LEM.

That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind

John F. Kennedy's speech speech starts to come true, landing a man on the moon before the decade is out.

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We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.



From LM window just after landing,



Hi, I'm Buzz. Have a moon rock.





Now onto something special for the 40th Anniversary of the 1st moon landing & for those conspiracy theorists. Pictures from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter of the Apollo 11 landing site & other Apollo landing sites.

LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites

Clicky pics for larger image.



Apollo 11 lunar module, Eagle.



Apollo 15 lunar module, Falcon.



Apollo 16 lunar module, Orion.



Apollo 17 lunar module, Challenger.



Apollo 14 lunar module, Antares.



So I say to those conspiracy theorists, kiss my ass!   ;D   :-*

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #816 on: July 20, 2009, 10:42 AM »
Awesome.   ;D


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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #817 on: July 20, 2009, 10:55 AM »
So I say to those conspiracy theorists, kiss my ass!   ;D   :-*

It's obviously been Photoshopped.   :-*
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #818 on: July 20, 2009, 11:03 AM »
So I say to those conspiracy theorists, kiss my ass!   ;D   :-*

It's obviously been Photoshopped.   :-*

My ass has been Photoshopped?     :P

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #819 on: July 20, 2009, 11:07 AM »
You wish...
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #821 on: July 21, 2009, 01:00 PM »
Mystery impact leaves Earth-size mark on Jupiter



This image shows a large impact on Jupiter's south polar region captured on July 20, 2009, by NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility in Mauna Kea, Hawaii. Image credit: NASA/JPL/Infrared Telescope Facility.

Jupiter Apparently Smacked by Rogue Object, New Images Reveal

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #823 on: July 21, 2009, 01:47 PM »
Perhaps it was your ass...

   

Ya still suck Bill.   :P

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This sticker is dangerous and inconvenient, but I do love Fig Newtons.