The ISS Thread

Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:11 pm

Also, if you're on Twitter, you can be 'tweeted' when there's an overhead pass. Check out:

http://www.twisst.nl/
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:59 am

Thought this was kinda cool:

http://ia600406.us.archive.org/13/items/STS-133/03-07-11_STS-133_FD12_Crew_Wakeup.mp3


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html
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William Shatner Provides Message to Shuttle Before Undocking
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:34:24 AM GMT

William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on the original Star Trek television series, provided a special message to the crew of space shuttle Discovery during the 3:23 a.m. EST wakeup call.

As Alexander Courage’s theme song played underneath, Shatner replaced the original television introduction with, “Space, the final frontier. These have been the voyages of the Space Shuttle Discovery. Her 30 year mission: To seek out new science. To build new outposts. To bring nations together on the final frontier. To boldly go, and do, what no spacecraft has done before.”

The “Theme from Star Trek” received the second most votes in a public contest from a Top 40 list for NASA’s Song Contest. The top two songs with the most votes from that list earned a slot on the list to wake Discovery’s crew during its final mission. The total number of votes cast during the four-month contest for STS-133 was 2,463,774. Of that, Star Trek received 671,134 votes (27.2 percent). Shatner recorded the new, special introduction for Discovery’s final voyage – its 39th flight and 13th to the International Space Station.

Within a few hours, the song will be posted at: http://www.archive.org/details/STS-133

Pilot Eric Boe will undock Discovery from the space station at 7 a.m. and conduct a full-lap fly around of the complex at 7:30 a.m., before separating from station at 8:43 a.m. Later in the day, the crew will use the Orbiter Boom Sensor System to conduct a “late inspection” of the shuttle’s heat shield.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Tsukiyumi » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:09 pm

Way to go, Bill!






...I wonder how much he got paid for that?
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:51 pm

Bet Chris Pine would have been cheaper ;)
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby kostmayer » Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:57 pm

On Android, and I dare say the I-Phone, you can get apps that tell you whats passing over head and when. I have one that lets you point it at the sky, and it over lays the names of Planets and Constellations over what the camera sees in real time.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Griffin » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:40 pm

kostmayer wrote:On Android, and I dare say the I-Phone, you can get apps that tell you whats passing over head and when. I have one that lets you point it at the sky, and it over lays the names of Planets and Constellations over what the camera sees in real time.


Unfortuantly, the most complicated thing my phone can do is play sudoku.

Anyway, Saw it again tonight, wasn't as bright as the first time, but we did get to see the shuttle behind it, which was great, and a little bit sad.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby kostmayer » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:07 pm

Condan1993 wrote:Unfortuantly, the most complicated thing my phone can do is play sudoku.


Heh, if I take a picture of a sudoku with mine it will solve it for me. Who the hell decided that would be a useful function I'll never know.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Griffin » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:43 pm

Obviously that's for filling in other peoples sudoku puzzles while they're not looking :P
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Reliant121 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:47 pm

Or self satisfaction that you can appear to have completed it.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Mikey » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:10 pm

Maybe they should just have an app that lets you completely ignore the puzzle altogether...
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:45 pm

Farewell, safe journey and rest well :)

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby thelordharry » Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:46 pm

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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby colmquinn » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:36 pm

In space, no one can hear you solo......
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby IanKennedy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:36 pm

colmquinn wrote:In space, no one can hear you solo......

Ah, you just have to use the force and luke.
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Re: The ISS Thread

Postby Tyyr » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:21 am

This one time, at space camp...
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