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Title: Space!
Post by: mirth on September 10, 2018, 02:42:30 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1039221757033500673
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2018, 06:03:17 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1039272316167958534
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2018, 09:52:41 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1037844285830443008
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Post by: bbmike on September 11, 2018, 10:07:41 AM
^You can almost see the Sarlacc in there.
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2018, 11:56:02 AM
^You can almost see the Sarlacc in there.
ha!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2018, 05:37:27 AM
https://twitter.com/mgerrydoyle/status/1039755382149795840
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2018, 09:48:42 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1039871758885683201
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2018, 07:40:07 PM
https://twitter.com/HumanoidHistory/status/1040367754216435713
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Post by: bbmike on September 13, 2018, 07:45:50 PM
^Fake!  ::)
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Post by: Barthheart on September 13, 2018, 08:26:17 PM
Sayz the guy with pointy ears....  :whistle:
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Post by: bbmike on September 13, 2018, 08:34:52 PM
^Most...illogical.
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2018, 10:47:11 PM
https://twitter.com/ufeellucky/status/1040423072895909888
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 02:13:34 PM
https://twitter.com/Brett_Shavers/status/1040664575048278016
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2018, 02:27:57 PM
^What makes them think humans did it?
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 02:30:31 PM
Seems like something we'd do
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2018, 02:35:15 PM
Hortas like to drill holes.
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 02:38:09 PM
Don't be racist against Hortas.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2018, 05:58:04 PM
Seems like something we'd do

Yeah. Besides, anyone malevolent intent and the smarts to travel here from another star would be able to do something much more sophisticated than Black&Decker vandalism.
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Post by: bob48 on September 14, 2018, 05:59:46 PM
LOL - ' Black&Decker vandalism'

You just summed up my DIY 'abilities'
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2018, 06:06:29 PM
LOL - ' Black&Decker vandalism'

You just summed up my DIY 'abilities'

 :2funny:
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 12:06:12 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1041718436546715649
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 12:27:45 PM
The Shat is not in that pic... ???
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 12:36:05 PM
The Shat is not in that pic... ???

Apparently he did not attend. No clear answer as to why

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/182595/did-shatner-not-attend-the-enterprise-shuttle-unveiling
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 12:41:03 PM
'Cause he's a stuck up diva?  ???
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 12:44:07 PM
'Cause he's a stuck up diva?  ???
Make sense. By all accounts, he was a total dick back then.
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 12:50:59 PM
'Cause he's a stuck up diva?  ???
Make sense. By all accounts, he was a total dick back then.

Don't think much has changed.... I've read rumours that most of the cast doesn't like to be seen with him.....
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 01:03:02 PM
I think he's mellowed somewhat over the years, but he was never a favorite with the rest of the cast. He was a real ass during the run of the TV series - counting lines to make sure he had the most, shit like that. He's been fairly candid about it in some interviews, not really apologetic, but he at least acknowledges that it pissed people off.
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 03:55:51 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1041776859158069248
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Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2018, 04:00:34 PM
Very pretty. I wonder what the different colour actually indicate?
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 04:21:37 PM
Gravity strength. Red is high, blue low. But what the relative values are I don't know.
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Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2018, 04:24:55 PM
Interesting. Are some of the craters deep enough to cause a higher gravity effect, do you think?
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 04:26:43 PM
I'm guessing it's more like what ended up at the bottom or more compressed at the bottom.
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Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2018, 04:30:33 PM
So if the impact had been caused by substantial iron or maybe nickel iron rich meteors then that could account for it, being higher density material?
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 04:32:00 PM
That would be my guess.
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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2018, 06:20:30 PM
My guess?

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/aliens.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 17, 2018, 06:53:19 PM
Perhaps it shows how the the moon's gravity has been affected by meteor strikes or perhaps what types of different materials those meteors deposited into the Moon's surface?
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Post by: Capn Darwin on September 17, 2018, 07:30:10 PM
Looks like some 60's psychedelic poke-ball.  :nerd:
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 07:36:48 PM
You say so, Capn
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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2018, 07:43:15 PM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics2/gr.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 07:45:04 PM
I think it indicates the presence of Horta nests.
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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2018, 07:58:47 PM
We could use a few more good Ensigns in the Navy!
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Post by: bob48 on September 18, 2018, 06:48:43 AM
Perhaps it shows how the the moon's gravity has been affected by meteor strikes or perhaps what types of different materials those meteors deposited into the Moon's surface?

So if the impact had been caused by substantial iron or maybe nickel iron rich meteors then that could account for it, being higher density material?

Must be right because we both said so!
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 06:07:02 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1043983352628473856
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 07:08:51 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/lens/space-rocket-parts-russia-towns.html
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2018, 11:01:39 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1045689605239033857
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Post by: bob48 on September 28, 2018, 11:10:06 AM
..this later became 'Lunar Lander' on a cart for the C64........................
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 08:16:12 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1047819567203065857
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Post by: bbmike on October 04, 2018, 08:21:41 AM
They prefer to be called Little Planets.
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 08:23:39 AM
They prefer to be called Little Planets.
Too bad :P
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2018, 08:33:41 AM
They actually prefer to be called 'Gus.'
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Post by: bob48 on October 04, 2018, 08:34:29 AM
Who?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2018, 08:35:53 AM
Good point.
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 08:36:27 AM
<sigh>
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 11:16:08 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1048591604318162944
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 12:02:02 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1049690961549373440
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Post by: mirth on October 10, 2018, 01:01:20 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1050068445721694209
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2018, 10:08:18 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1050568133726101505
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 12, 2018, 07:32:14 AM
^looks like the Genesis Device in action...
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2018, 04:47:06 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1054473815475081218
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2018, 02:31:16 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1054802165905137665
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2018, 03:24:00 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1055902392896626688
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Post by: mirth on November 03, 2018, 04:59:02 PM
https://twitter.com/AtomicHeritage/status/1058796076990390273
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2018, 08:33:26 PM
I blame Barth

https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1058831806714310657
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 03, 2018, 08:35:42 PM
... it's... it's... it's Looking at us!!!
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Post by: bob48 on November 04, 2018, 06:08:32 AM
'Septillion Yottawatts?'
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 04, 2018, 06:36:32 AM
S' a lotta wattas.
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Post by: mirth on November 15, 2018, 11:02:39 AM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1063099328594612230
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2018, 11:04:04 AM
"Winter is coming"
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Post by: mirth on January 03, 2019, 02:57:46 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25781/chinas-historic-mission-to-the-dark-side-of-the-moon-is-about-more-than-science
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 04, 2019, 10:35:30 AM
"Winter is coming"

I'd say, Winter came and made a mess
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Post by: mirth on January 20, 2019, 02:54:17 PM
https://twitter.com/hotsaucepodcast/status/1087074803373297664
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Post by: bbmike on January 20, 2019, 06:23:00 PM
I'm raising a toast to Buzz right now.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on February 04, 2019, 03:00:16 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1092512768941588484
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Post by: bob48 on February 04, 2019, 03:28:35 PM
...gawsh
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2019, 10:10:19 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1093163433900556293
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Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2019, 10:35:58 AM
Year of the pig, huh?

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Post by: mirth on February 13, 2019, 11:56:25 AM
https://twitter.com/JacobMargolis/status/1095436908899913729
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Post by: bbmike on February 13, 2019, 12:27:36 PM
Oh it's still there. It's quietly building a base...
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Post by: bob48 on February 13, 2019, 01:36:00 PM
On Mars, no one can hear you build bases..............................
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 13, 2019, 07:30:43 PM
V'ger actually started with six little wheels... who knew?
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 13, 2019, 07:39:28 PM
It's not dead. It's just not telling us what it's doing.  :worried:
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2019, 06:51:34 AM
It's not dead. It's just not telling us what it's doing.  :worried:

Its not dead, its merely sleeping..............
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 14, 2019, 06:54:32 AM
Probably breeding with Martian dongles to create a race of super-robots.
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2019, 06:57:50 AM
...with big dongles?
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2019, 06:58:48 AM
The biggest.
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2019, 06:59:33 AM
........................run awaaaaayyyyyy!
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 14, 2019, 09:06:36 AM
Those Martians do pack heavy I hear.  ::)
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Post by: trailrunner on February 14, 2019, 11:36:01 AM
Coming soon: Terminator vs Dongle Master - Rise of the Robots
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 14, 2019, 12:03:48 PM
"I'll be back.... up... soon. After I rest... and eat some oysters".  ;)    I'd watch it.
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Post by: mirth on February 25, 2019, 01:48:38 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1099710042989842432
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 25, 2019, 01:54:37 PM
 :waah:
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Post by: bbmike on February 25, 2019, 02:15:08 PM
:waah:

+1000
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Post by: mirth on February 28, 2019, 11:02:59 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1101150059423502336
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 28, 2019, 11:20:36 AM
Everybody has 200 mile volcanic plumes but us.  :-[
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Post by: bbmike on February 28, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
We have different kinds of plumes coming.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 02, 2019, 06:21:23 PM
Take it easy. It's been a while since Io's been that excited. I'm sure Io doesn't know what's wrong but it'll take a little nap and it'll all be good for the next round!
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Post by: mirth on March 13, 2019, 11:11:22 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1104064253537984512
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2019, 08:21:18 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1107616976514498560
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 18, 2019, 11:29:15 AM
That's a, 'Maine-Worthy' storm! :o
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 03:53:54 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/988087010270285825
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 21, 2019, 07:43:22 PM
Red, white and blue? Very patriotic Pluto!  :applause:
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Post by: bbmike on March 21, 2019, 07:47:46 PM
Look more like a planet now than it did then.
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 08:34:55 PM
Exactly!
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Post by: mirth on March 24, 2019, 10:23:24 AM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1109822296947073024
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Post by: mirth on April 08, 2019, 10:08:55 AM
https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1115251712737071104
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Post by: Sir Slash on April 08, 2019, 12:10:02 PM
I fondly remember all my drunk, red-neck friends trying to shoot it down with their 30-30's back then. Good times.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on April 15, 2019, 12:37:28 PM
https://twitter.com/AntonioParis/status/1117797291438612481
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Post by: Martok on April 16, 2019, 11:57:43 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2019, 03:54:16 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1125850856795136006
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2019, 07:33:48 PM
That's too cold even for Uggs!  :o
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2019, 07:39:28 PM
Yet not as cold as my ex's heart
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2019, 11:47:02 PM
OUCH! New coldest place in the galaxy, 'The Ex Nebula'.  :angrytongue:
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Post by: mirth on May 13, 2019, 03:03:33 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1128012034216550400
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Post by: mirth on May 14, 2019, 09:26:24 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/science/apollo-10-moon-nasa.html
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Post by: mirth on May 24, 2019, 12:20:48 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1131957924753006592
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Post by: mirth on June 10, 2019, 10:21:44 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1138088655468277760
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Post by: Martok on June 10, 2019, 02:07:04 PM
I like the funky look of that "fingers" nebula. 

My favorite, though, is probably those two neighboring/colliding(?) galaxies in the lower left corner.  There's something almost...iconic about that image. 
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Post by: BanzaiCat on June 12, 2019, 07:55:15 AM
Looks like backgrounds for Cosmic Karen's next movie...

Err, I mean, Captain Marvel's next movie.

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/499/719/a5e.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Slash on June 12, 2019, 10:32:11 AM
How about, "To Cree or Not To Cree". Kind of long but it fits.  :-X
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2019, 10:47:03 AM
Kreed
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Post by: Sir Slash on June 12, 2019, 03:00:00 PM
Didn't see that film. I don't care for boxing movies.
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 12, 2019, 05:29:50 PM
Apollo Cree
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Post by: mirth on June 20, 2019, 03:15:45 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1141786548196794368
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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2019, 08:35:53 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1148027476804886528
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Post by: Martok on July 08, 2019, 11:14:34 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PJ0NUT9.jpg)

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Post by: mirth on August 12, 2019, 10:17:17 AM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1160917202817695744
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Post by: Sir Slash on August 12, 2019, 12:49:58 PM
Wasn't that scene from, "Moonraker"?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 12, 2019, 12:53:18 PM
 :ROFL:

No, in Moonraker, they fuel their shuttles before they load them up on a 747. You know, because another 18,000 pounds of fuel makes it entirely more aerodynamic! Silly movie.  :D
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Post by: Sir Slash on August 12, 2019, 03:41:36 PM
What WAS I thinking?  ::)
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Post by: bbmike on August 12, 2019, 04:51:20 PM
What WAS I thinking drinking?  ::)

ftfy
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Post by: Sir Slash on August 12, 2019, 07:45:38 PM
Not enough..... not early enough.
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Post by: Martok on August 12, 2019, 10:17:58 PM
Not enough..... not nearly enough.

FTFY
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Post by: mirth on August 21, 2019, 01:28:06 PM
https://twitter.com/cosmicdatabase/status/1164227499443855360
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2019, 10:47:26 AM
https://twitter.com/UniverCurious/status/1171432432286855170
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Post by: mirth on November 20, 2019, 03:51:15 PM
https://www.npr.org/2019/11/19/780602012/50-years-ago-americans-made-the-2nd-moon-landing-why-doesnt-anyone-remember
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 20, 2019, 04:18:27 PM
Was that one faked too I wonder?
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 20, 2019, 04:19:29 PM
Was that one faked too I wonder?


Stanley Kubrick was hired to fake the moon landing, but ever the perfectionist, he insisted on shooting on-location.
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Post by: bbmike on November 20, 2019, 04:20:17 PM
Was that one faked too I wonder?

Better watch it, Buzz Aldrin is still alive.
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Post by: mirth on November 20, 2019, 04:36:33 PM
Was that one faked too I wonder?


Stanley Kubrick was hired to fake the moon landing, but ever the perfectionist, he insisted on shooting on-location.

 :2funny:
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Post by: Sir Slash on November 20, 2019, 07:07:33 PM
"I'm going to allow that one, Dave".  :applause:
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Post by: mirth on November 23, 2019, 12:51:19 PM
https://twitter.com/cosmicdatabase/status/1198294993271738368
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 23, 2019, 01:05:33 PM
wow...  :o
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Post by: mirth on December 02, 2019, 12:41:31 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1201555765061935106
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Post by: bob48 on December 02, 2019, 01:21:57 PM
oops!
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Post by: Barthheart on December 02, 2019, 01:46:16 PM
It really is amazing none of them poked a hole in their suit!   :doh:
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Post by: bob48 on December 02, 2019, 03:42:47 PM
Maybe the stuff that they're made from is tougher than it looks.
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Post by: Barthheart on December 02, 2019, 06:30:58 PM
Still, I'm pretty sure that in their "pre-moonwalk" briefings one of the main points was DON'T FALL DOWN you'll poke a hole in something.
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 02, 2019, 07:49:41 PM
Good thing they listened to their Mothers and weren't carrying sticks.  8)
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Post by: bbmike on December 02, 2019, 08:43:02 PM
It really is amazing none of them poked a hole in their suit!   :doh:

They did but there's plenty of oxygen in NASA's studio lot.  :whistle:
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Post by: bob48 on December 03, 2019, 06:18:20 AM
NASA instructions; 'Whatever you do, do NOT nip behind a rock to take a leak'..................
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Post by: besilarius on December 03, 2019, 08:42:53 AM
It isn't one of the big manufacturer's who make the spacesuits.
It is the girdle maker, Playtex, who famously sold the Cross Your Heart bra.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90375440/the-improbable-story-of-the-bra-maker-who-won-the-right-to-make-astronaut-spacesuits
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Post by: bob48 on December 03, 2019, 09:05:59 AM
fascinating stuff!
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Post by: mirth on December 17, 2019, 07:44:25 PM
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1207096140879020032
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 18, 2019, 08:50:57 AM
Remember, an ecosystem that developed something that devastatingly beautiful, also produced the Kardashians. :(
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Post by: mirth on December 18, 2019, 08:55:09 AM
Remember, an ecosystem that developed something that devastatingly beautiful, also produced the Kardashians. :(


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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 18, 2019, 09:16:06 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/303krn.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on December 18, 2019, 09:25:05 AM
Seeing Keeping Up With the Kardashians is really what made Thanos want to wipe out half of all life in the universe
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 18, 2019, 09:28:05 AM
If a hole opened up and swallowed that whole useless family en masse, the world would have no f*cks to give
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Post by: bbmike on December 18, 2019, 09:33:34 AM
Seeing Keeping Up With the Kardashians is really what made Thanos want to wipe out half of all life in the universe

And this list should make him want to wipe out the rest:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50835222 (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50835222)
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Post by: BanzaiCat on December 18, 2019, 09:48:16 AM
I've heard of none of those people (thank Gawd), except Markiplier and PewDiePie. I can't stand PewDiePie, but Markiplier is decent. He does a lot of charity work and seems fairly genuine.
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 18, 2019, 01:02:37 PM
I thought Thanos WAS a Kardashian.  :o   Wasn't he the one that got OJ off by Time-Traveling back to fix the gloves so they wouldn't fit?
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Post by: besilarius on December 29, 2019, 11:38:55 AM
Count me in!
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Post by: Sir Slash on December 30, 2019, 12:12:24 AM
Sounds reasonable to me.  :applause:
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Post by: mirth on January 10, 2020, 10:40:46 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EN50Bo8X0AAwLxV?format=jpg&name=4096x4096)
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Post by: bbmike on January 10, 2020, 11:04:34 AM
I remember when we had a space program!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Sir Slash on January 10, 2020, 11:20:41 AM
I remember when the Space Program was one Hot Air Balloon.  :sigh:
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Post by: mirth on January 14, 2020, 12:39:41 PM
https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/01/12/before-2020-is-over-spacex-will-offer-satellite-br.aspx
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Post by: bbmike on January 14, 2020, 12:46:56 PM
Man, there's a LOT of crap orbiting the earth as it is. They going to add thousands or more satellites?  :idiot2:
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2020, 09:30:42 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1225426422686244864
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 06, 2020, 10:30:14 AM
That's "NC State alum Christina Koch" to you guys....  :bigthumb:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 06, 2020, 10:34:40 AM
So she's world famous at NC State.  :hehe:
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 06, 2020, 10:59:35 AM
Go Pack!
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Post by: mirth on February 11, 2020, 04:02:15 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1227336508551704580
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 11, 2020, 04:12:07 PM
Oh wow. I remember the news making a big deal out of the 'Buck Rogers' jetpack they used.
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Post by: Martok on February 11, 2020, 10:40:17 PM
Oh wow. I remember the news making a big deal out of the 'Buck Rogers' jetpack they used.

Huh, I'd never heard about that before.  Cool. 

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Post by: bob48 on February 12, 2020, 06:53:17 AM
Jetpacks?

There's an idea that will never get off the ground  :whistle:
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2020, 07:40:44 AM
Before that, astronauts had to be tethered, so those jetpacks were a pretty big deal.

So much so that they used them in Moonraker, which is not the greatest Bond movie but it has a great deal of appeal as a cheesy action flick. Though, I think the technology postdated the movie, lol.
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Post by: bob48 on February 12, 2020, 07:44:01 AM
I think that is the only Bond film that I actually watched all the way through without getting bored.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2020, 07:47:14 AM
 :2funny:

My stepfather was HUGE into Bond, and that's where I got my interest from. I find appeal in each of the movies, though some are certainly better than others. I actually enjoyed Lazenby's movie quite a bit but I know I'm in the vast minority there.

I love board games about space - I'm finding that my interest is more into 'realistic' ones, not sci-fi (though sci-fi is certainly fascinating to me). I'd find Space Corps or Terraforming Mars, for example, more appealing than Talon or Space Empires, if I had to make a choice. Though SC and TM aren't exactly 'realistic' they're more so in the bounds of a possible future reality, if that makes any sense.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 12, 2020, 08:32:30 AM
I think that is the only Bond film that I actually watched all the way through without getting bored.


really?  it's widely regarded as one of the worst ones, too....
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Post by: bob48 on February 12, 2020, 08:33:54 AM
I didn't say I liked it.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2020, 08:54:29 AM
I liked it well enough, but that's because I was about 11 when I saw it and was quite impressionable - "oooh, space, battles, Space Shuttles, awesome!!!!"  ;D
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Post by: bob48 on February 12, 2020, 09:22:17 AM
I can't remember who the Bond Girl was in that film.
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Post by: mirth on February 12, 2020, 09:24:04 AM
Lois Chiles as "Dr. Holly Goodhead"
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Post by: bob48 on February 12, 2020, 09:27:36 AM
Yeah, I just googled it - can't say as I really remembered her in the way that I did with other more, erm, outstanding Bond Girls. ::)
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Post by: mirth on February 12, 2020, 09:33:52 AM
She was one of my favorites.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 12, 2020, 09:37:04 AM
Those names...lol
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Post by: mirth on February 12, 2020, 09:38:14 AM
Subtlety was not a strength of the earlier Bonds.
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 12, 2020, 10:43:03 AM
I actually knew the family. The men in it weren't overly fond of the name either.   ::)
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Post by: Martok on February 12, 2020, 09:36:37 PM
I liked it well enough, but that's because I was about 11 when I saw it and was quite impressionable - "oooh, space, battles, Space Shuttles, awesome!!!!"  ;D

Yeah, that's pretty much the same reason(s) I enjoyed Moonraker as well.  Plus, didn't Jaws have a Face Heel Turn and meet a girl in that one? 

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Post by: Staggerwing on February 12, 2020, 10:18:45 PM
I liked it well enough, but that's because I was about 11 when I saw it and was quite impressionable - "oooh, space, battles, Space Shuttles, awesome!!!!"  ;D

Yeah, that's pretty much the same reason(s) I enjoyed Moonraker as well.  Plus, didn't Jaws have a Face Heel Turn and meet a girl in that one?

You mean a Heel–Face Turn, but yeah, he hooks up with a girl in pig-tails.
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 12, 2020, 10:52:42 PM
And Moore played the whole movie with a straight face. Now that's some acting.  :go-on:
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Post by: bob48 on February 13, 2020, 06:16:39 AM
Yeah - Roger Moore was a great actor.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 13, 2020, 09:06:21 AM
And Moore played the whole movie with a straight face. Now that's some acting.  :go-on:


that anaconda didn't want none 'cuz he ain't got Moore buns, son
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Post by: besilarius on February 13, 2020, 09:12:25 AM
Do you recall his earlier TV series, the Saint?  In that he was sort of a Robin Hood character, working to catch nasty crooks and save the life savings of little old ladies.
It always seemed that he just played Bond as an older, world-wearier Saint.  Things were desperate, but never really serious.
If he told a villainess that he would beat her up,. It was just an empty threat.  He'd never do something so...so cadish.
Whereas if Sean Connery told a woman of evil that he would hurt her, you knew it would happen.
Watch the opening of Diamonds Are Forever.  He wants revengehe for Tracy s death
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Post by: bayonetbrant on February 13, 2020, 09:15:59 AM
Whereas if Sean Connery told a woman of evil that he would hurt her, you knew it would happen.
Watch the opening of Diamonds Are Forever.  He wants revengehe for Tracy s death


even before that, he's got several scenes in Dr No and FRWL where he gets pretty rough with different folks, including the ladies.  Less so in Goldfinger / Thunderball, but he pushes a few around again in YOLT.
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Post by: Martok on February 13, 2020, 12:52:04 PM

You mean a Heel–Face Turn, but yeah, he hooks up with a girl in pig-tails.

Gah!  Yes, that.  Thanks, Staggerwing.  :doh: 
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Post by: mirth on February 13, 2020, 03:00:55 PM
https://twitter.com/Astro_Christina/status/1228037678165352449
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 14, 2020, 07:39:42 AM
Awwww...we really don't deserve dogs. :)
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Post by: Martok on February 15, 2020, 03:58:50 AM
Those types of videos will never not make me smile. 
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Post by: judgedredd on February 15, 2020, 03:58:34 PM
https://twitter.com/Astro_Christina/status/1228037678165352449
My dog acts like that every night. She''s mental.

And yeah BC - we don't deserve dogs.
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Post by: mirth on February 15, 2020, 06:14:54 PM
She's mental?  She just got back from being in space.
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Post by: bbmike on February 15, 2020, 07:04:36 PM
Back from being in space a long, long time!
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 17, 2020, 08:12:22 AM
Touch down brought her 'round again to find it out.
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Post by: mirth on February 28, 2020, 08:08:44 AM
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1233377855888859136
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Post by: bbmike on February 28, 2020, 08:52:40 AM
(https://eu4.paradoxwikis.com/images/d/d9/CometSightedEvent.png)
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 28, 2020, 06:21:24 PM
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/1233377855888859136

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Title: Re: Space!
Post by: bayonetbrant on March 08, 2020, 02:09:58 PM
(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/88139272_10157117517432992_4589731859302187008_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=8024bb&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ohc=HoNe1LosHsIAX_whLv2&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&_nc_tp=14&oh=37eaf77795b3e468ed353778901f6edf&oe=5E938A62)
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 08, 2020, 06:27:08 PM
Long way to go but.... :applause:
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Post by: mirth on June 07, 2020, 12:28:54 PM
https://twitter.com/UniverCurious/status/1269321263639605251
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Post by: Martok on June 08, 2020, 01:37:20 AM
Funky.  :D 
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Post by: bbmike on June 08, 2020, 08:19:50 AM
How to See SpaceX's Starlink Satellite 'Train' in the Night Sky (https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-satellites-night-sky-visibility-guide.html)

I saw this last night without knowing what it was. I was a little freaked out, it was a steady stream of satellites spaced out evenly. I lost count around 30.
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Post by: Sir Slash on June 08, 2020, 10:18:49 AM
We saw this a couple of weeks ago. My Daughter-In-Law said she saw a planes flying over after dark, then another and another and... We counted about 30 in the Western sky flying North to South in a steady stream over about 15-20 min. It was pretty freaky, just distant lights moving quickly one behind another. Sobered me up in a hurry I tell you!  :o
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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2020, 05:38:45 PM
https://twitter.com/_TheSeaning/status/1280579766094094336
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Post by: doctorquest on July 07, 2020, 05:47:02 PM
^Very cool. Sounds like it should be visible at dusk starting July 11.
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Post by: mirth on July 08, 2020, 08:24:56 PM
https://twitter.com/NASA/status/1281015964990148615
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 08, 2020, 11:47:41 PM
I didn't know we still had one working up there.  :o  Is that the original or a newer one?
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Post by: bob48 on July 09, 2020, 06:08:16 AM
Its not really the sort of thing that you can trade in for a newer model. Thoughts of little green 4-armed Mars Rover dealers.

..Low mileage, relatively speaking, only one careful owner.....................
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 09, 2020, 11:14:02 PM
I thought both had died. So one is still working? Damn, they got their money's worth outta that one.  :applause:  Unless....'somebody' wants it to keep going.  :o
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 10, 2020, 08:50:55 AM
I thought both had died. So one is still working? Damn, they got their money's worth outta that one.  :applause:  Unless....'somebody' wants it to keep going.  :o

Matt Damon is up there repairing them
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 10, 2020, 11:58:14 AM
And, Sciencing the s--t out of it.
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Post by: doctorquest on July 18, 2020, 12:48:13 AM
Got out with the wife to see NEOWISE tonight. We needed binoculars to see it well but it was very cool.  We also saw the ISS fly overhead.

I am an unapologetic space geek.  :nerd:
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Post by: Martok on July 18, 2020, 02:46:51 AM
That's awesome, doctorquest!  I suddenly wish I had binoculars.  :) 

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Post by: bob48 on July 18, 2020, 07:22:00 AM
hat sounds great  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on July 23, 2020, 09:12:11 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1286466175011086338
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Post by: bbmike on July 23, 2020, 09:25:22 PM
Never heard that one. That’s really cool.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 23, 2020, 10:56:43 PM
No comments about Armstrong's Wood yet?   :sigh:   Guys! Come on. We have a reputation to uphold.
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Post by: besilarius on July 24, 2020, 12:38:38 AM
Taking a fragment of the Wright flyer to the moon?
That is so wrong.
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Post by: bayonetbrant on July 24, 2020, 06:58:28 AM
Taking a fragment of the Wright flyer to the moon?
That is so wrong.

I mean, it's better than a fragment of Frank Sinatra
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Post by: Sir Slash on July 24, 2020, 11:21:06 AM
 ;D :applause:
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Post by: besilarius on July 24, 2020, 12:46:34 PM
Well, we all know you'd do it your way.
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Post by: mirth on July 24, 2020, 01:01:14 PM
Well, we all know you'd do it your way.

Seems like Neil Armstrong earned that privilege.
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Post by: mirth on July 25, 2020, 10:19:42 PM
https://mashable.com/article/saturn-image-nasa/
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Post by: Martok on July 26, 2020, 12:54:44 AM
That's an amazingly crisp photo for being over 800 million miles away.  :applause: 
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Post by: bob48 on July 26, 2020, 06:18:45 AM
Absolutely stunning.