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« Reply #500 on: November 14, 2008, 12:13:01 PM »

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« Reply #501 on: November 14, 2008, 12:15:41 PM »

Another picture:

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« Reply #502 on: November 14, 2008, 02:51:36 PM »

Reminder for the people here, Endeavour is launching in about 4 hours for STS-126 to the ISS. Live on NASATV for who's interested.
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« Reply #503 on: November 14, 2008, 03:17:16 PM »

Yeah, I was kind of mad because my Aerodynamics professor was invited to be one of the VIPs at the launch, so we didn't get our tests back today. Plus, I want to see a night launch from the VIP seats cause they are super close.
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« Reply #504 on: November 14, 2008, 03:43:47 PM »

Thanks for the reminder, Da Vinci, I watched the last launch over their webcams and it was pretty fun.  Until it all went dark of course after the booster rockets were jettisoned.
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« Reply #505 on: November 14, 2008, 03:47:39 PM »

Reminder for the people here, Endeavour is launching in about 4 hours for STS-126 to the ISS. Live on NASATV for who's interested.

I'm going to be there, its so gonna be awesome!
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« Reply #506 on: November 14, 2008, 07:07:39 PM »

And she's up! Must be one of the smoothest launches ever, not even a minor glitch.  Grin
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« Reply #507 on: November 14, 2008, 09:30:47 PM »

That was the most amazing thing I have ever seen in my entire life...holy shit!
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« Reply #508 on: April 24, 2009, 08:14:13 PM »

Check out these amazing pictures of Saturn, taken by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft.  Even in black and white, the images are spectacular.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1172205/Saturn-close-Sensational-cosmic-images-bring-ringed-planet-life.html
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« Reply #509 on: April 24, 2009, 09:50:35 PM »

Yeah, those images are awe inspiring.
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« Reply #510 on: April 27, 2009, 03:38:34 PM »

Great, indeed. I wonder how long it will take for some conspiracy nut case to say they are all fakes; done up in PS.
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« Reply #511 on: April 27, 2009, 04:48:58 PM »

Check out these amazing pictures of Saturn, taken by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft.  Even in black and white, the images are spectacular.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1172205/Saturn-close-Sensational-cosmic-images-bring-ringed-planet-life.html


Spectacular images...I mean seriously I don't think Ive ever seen the ringed planet look so good.  I wish we could get some analogous pictures of Neptune.
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« Reply #512 on: October 26, 2009, 08:03:40 PM »

When Galaxies Collide with Felicia Day

Funny & educational.  Cheesy
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« Reply #513 on: October 27, 2009, 06:50:10 AM »

First test launch of the Ares 1-X scheduled to 0920 EDT today. Plan is up & parachute down to the ocean. Will it work? Here's hoping so.
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« Reply #514 on: October 27, 2009, 03:38:08 PM »

Hope so.
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« Reply #515 on: October 27, 2009, 04:22:12 PM »

Looks like we'll have to wait until tomorrow. Damn weather.
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« Reply #516 on: October 27, 2009, 06:07:52 PM »

Its a plot by the christian right to keep science down!
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« Reply #517 on: October 29, 2009, 05:49:33 PM »

First test launch of the Ares 1-X scheduled to 0920 EDT today. Plan is up & parachute down to the ocean. Will it work? Here's hoping so.

Does 'Ares' refer to the planned replacement for the Shuttles, or am thinking of 'Altair'?



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« Reply #518 on: October 29, 2009, 11:09:56 PM »

The Ares rocket is the lift system for Project Constellation, which includes the Orion orbiter & the Altair lander.
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« Reply #519 on: October 31, 2009, 10:11:30 PM »

Qian Xuesen dead at age 97
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« Reply #520 on: October 31, 2009, 10:29:41 PM »

^^^No doubt Glenn Beck will call him a marxist who hated freedom.
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« Reply #521 on: June 22, 2010, 01:41:25 PM »

I command this thread to LIVE!!!


This Shuttle Launch as seen by Sky Divers is pretty awesome.  Make sure you check out the full size picture.
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« Reply #522 on: June 23, 2010, 10:12:35 AM »

Seems they had that wrong. It's not the shuttle, it's a Delta 2.

Still a nice picture. As is the aurora australis seen from space I noticed a link to on that page.
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« Reply #523 on: February 24, 2011, 12:45:22 AM »

Three Ways to watch the final liftoff of the Space Shuttle Discovery....tomorrow.
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« Reply #524 on: February 24, 2011, 08:42:48 PM »

Thanks for posting this. I'm glad to have watched this event happen.
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