The ISS Thread

The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Just a personal indulgence of mine that I'll probably update with pictures from time to time.

R2 in space:
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Watching 'days of our lives':

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I love how in space, everyone looks like they're underwater.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Tsukiyumi » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:53 pm

The guy's face to the right sums up my feelings about Days of our Lives perfectly. :lol:
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Mikey » Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:58 pm

Boy, I can't wait until the aliens arrive:

"That ISS was pretty impressive, given your Earthling level of technology. What did you use it for?"

"Er... well, we caught up on our soaps..."
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Vic » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:21 am

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:33 pm

I hope those scissors don't accidentally come out of old baldy's pocket! :D
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:46 pm

A Soyuz class ship approaching:

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:50 pm

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:51 pm

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:35 pm

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:55 pm

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:09 pm

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Mikey » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:39 pm

Now, that's friggin' cool. Also, I don't know why I expected the label on the Soyuz to say anything else besides "Soyuz."
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:39 am

This is pretty awesome considering how fast the ISS moves across the sky!

http://popastro.com/news/newsdetail.php?id_nw=40

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Griffin » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:32 pm

I saw it tonight, it was one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:06 pm

It's quite a sight isn't it? Just before I first saw it, I wondered how I would pick it out (i.e what it would look like, how bright, how fast) thinking I might get it confused with an aircraft. However, you just know it when you see it for the first time. It's usually much brighter than anything in the night sky, save maybe Venus and moves too quickly across the sky to be an aircraft (and an aircraft has blinking lights and the ISS is constantly illuminated by the sun). It's very graceful and fills me with awe everytime :)

For realtime updates on the ISS and all space satellites, check out this site:

http://www.n2yo.com/
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