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Reply #225 on: July 23, 2020, 09:25:22 PM
Never heard that one. That’s really cool.  :bigthumb:

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Reply #226 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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Reply #227 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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Reply #228 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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Reply #229 on: July 24, 2020, 11:21:06 AM
 ;D :applause:

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Reply #230 on: July 24, 2020, 12:46:34 PM
Well, we all know you'd do it your way.

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"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.


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Reply #231 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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Reply #232 on: July 25, 2020, 10:19:42 PM

Being able to Google shit better than your clients is a legit career skill.


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Reply #233 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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Reply #234 on: July 26, 2020, 06:18:45 AM
Absolutely stunning.

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Reply #235 on: October 07, 2020, 06:14:06 PM
Last Friday (2 October 2020) was the launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus cargo spacecraft from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility near Chincoteague Island, VA. It was a cargo supply mission for the International Space Station. I recorded this video on my iPhone. My POV was looking across water towards the Chesapeake Bay and in the direction of the launch site. Not great quality but still pretty cool to watch.

Antares Launch Video





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Reply #236 on: October 07, 2020, 08:30:26 PM
^^^ Very cool.

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Reply #237 on: October 07, 2020, 11:35:06 PM
Agreed!  :applause:

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Reply #238 on: October 07, 2020, 11:45:17 PM
That was very cool. Thank you for sharing. I realized about 30 seconds into watching the video, even though there was no audio, in my head I heard the sound of a rocket taking off, based upon other lift-offs I've seen over the years.  :nerd:



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Reply #239 on: November 27, 2020, 10:45:24 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CNZ8n1ovcbw

Was reminiscing with my brother and he reminded me of this 1950s TV show.
Somehow seems appropriate to the Space Force.

"These things must be done delicately-- or you hurt the spell."  - The Wicked Witch of the West.
"We've got the torpedo damage temporarily shored up, the fires out and soon will have the ship back on an even keel. But I would suggest, sir, that if you have to take any more torpedoes, you take 'em on the starboard side."   Pops Healy, DCA USS Lexington.