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Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:11 pm
by thelordharry
Also, if you're on Twitter, you can be 'tweeted' when there's an overhead pass. Check out:

http://www.twisst.nl/

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:59 am
by thelordharry
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
Latest Space Shuttle News
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.

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:09 pm
by Tsukiyumi
Way to go, Bill!






...I wonder how much he got paid for that?

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:51 pm
by thelordharry
Bet Chris Pine would have been cheaper ;)

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:57 pm
by kostmayer
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.

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:40 pm
by Griffin
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.

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:07 pm
by kostmayer
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.

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:43 pm
by Griffin
Obviously that's for filling in other peoples sudoku puzzles while they're not looking :P

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:47 pm
by Reliant121
Or self satisfaction that you can appear to have completed it.

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:10 pm
by Mikey
Maybe they should just have an app that lets you completely ignore the puzzle altogether...

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:45 pm
by thelordharry
Farewell, safe journey and rest well :)

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Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 8:46 pm
by thelordharry

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:36 pm
by colmquinn
In space, no one can hear you solo......

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:36 pm
by IanKennedy
colmquinn wrote:In space, no one can hear you solo......

Ah, you just have to use the force and luke.

Re: The ISS Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:21 am
by Tyyr
This one time, at space camp...