The ISS Thread

thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

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

R2 in space:
Image

Watching 'days of our lives':

Image

I love how in space, everyone looks like they're underwater.
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
Tsukiyumi
4 Star Admiral
4 Star Admiral
Posts: 21747
Joined: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:38 pm
Location: Forward Torpedo Tube Twenty. Help!
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by Tsukiyumi »

The guy's face to the right sums up my feelings about Days of our Lives perfectly. :lol:
There is only one way of avoiding the war – that is the overthrow of this society. However, as we are too weak for this task, the war is inevitable. -L. Trotsky, 1939
Mikey
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 35635
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:04 am
Commendations: The Daystrom Award
Location: down the shore, New Jersey, USA
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by Mikey »

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..."
I can't stand nothing dull
I got the high gloss luster
I'll massacre your ass as fast
as Bull offed Custer
Vic
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Posts: 1153
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 12:20 pm
Location: Springfield MO

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by Vic »

:laughroll:
God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy.
.................................................Billy Currington
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

I hope those scissors don't accidentally come out of old baldy's pocket! :D
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

A Soyuz class ship approaching:

Image
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

Image
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

Image
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

Picture of Discovery and ISS from the ground.

Source:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badas ... he-ground/


Image
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

Image
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
Mikey
Fleet Admiral
Fleet Admiral
Posts: 35635
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:04 am
Commendations: The Daystrom Award
Location: down the shore, New Jersey, USA
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by Mikey »

Now, that's friggin' cool. Also, I don't know why I expected the label on the Soyuz to say anything else besides "Soyuz."
I can't stand nothing dull
I got the high gloss luster
I'll massacre your ass as fast
as Bull offed Custer
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

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

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

Image
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
User avatar
Griffin
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander
Posts: 1195
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:52 pm
Location: Yorkshire!

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by Griffin »

I saw it tonight, it was one of the most brilliant things I've ever seen.
Bite my shiny metal ass
thelordharry
Captain
Captain
Posts: 2575
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:20 pm
Location: South East Essex, England, UK
Contact:

Re: The ISS Thread

Post by thelordharry »

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/
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and
the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to
know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is
to have succeeded.”
Post Reply