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Old August 4th, 2004, 11:24 PM
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Ron, I am ashamed for you.

You should know as well as I that Steve is Old School. It was obviously a Bob Marley influence.

Shit, I am not even sure Snoop was even born during the era Steve speaks of

You nailed it Curtis, 1982, I was working on a cruise ship, playing in the band - just out looking for some r&r and wandered into the wrong part of town. Easy on the OLD school

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Old August 5th, 2004, 05:08 AM
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Old June 23rd, 2008, 02:18 PM
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:35 AM
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I hope some of you got to watch In the Shadow of the Moon last evening on Discovery HD. I'd seen most of the eraly Gemini and Apollo footage over and over and seen Lovell and Aldrin talk about their exploits. What stopped me cold was Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot on the Apollo 11 landing, describe his experience in the CM orbiting the moon while Aldrin and Armstrong were on the surface. I'd never given a minutes consideration to the feelings that the CM pilot, officially the loneliest man in the known universe, might have experienced as he went around the back side of the moon.

It chilled me to think about how excited and singular that experience would have been like. And they picked the right guy for that first mission as I think Collins has a terrific sense of humor, humility and perspective on just how important what they were doing really was.

Aldrin gave a stirring commentary on the emotions he experienced as the engines fired and the whole rocket vibrated. Collins' description of the "motors" underneath the Saturn V rocket "gimballed" underneath to "keep this pencil straight up and down as we cleared the launch tower."

Cheers to the crew of Apollo 11, and catch In the Shadow of the Moon if you get the chance. I broke out the Speedy Pro on black leather "tropic" strap today in honor of these men and their missions.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 04:25 PM
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I love how many times the phrase, "We didn't know if it was going to work." has been used over the course of the Discovery programs...
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Old June 25th, 2010, 04:44 PM
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Old June 25th, 2010, 05:46 PM
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I really should finish my balloon...
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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:23 PM
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very nice video.

I saw this photo today, thought it was pretty unique.

http://www.space.com/missionlaunches...er-100625.html

It's an amazing scene: A NASA space shuttle rocketing into space while U.S. Air Force pilots watch from their airborne F-15E Strike Eagle jet fighter. The stunning snapshot was taken May 14 as NASA's shuttle Atlantis soared into orbit on its final scheduled mission.

Air Force Capt. John Peltier took the photograph from a separate aircraft. In the photo, Lt. Col. Gabriel Green and Capt. Zachary Bartoe patrol the airspace around NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., in the foreground while Atlantis streaks spaceward, leaving a white exhaust plume in its wake.


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Old June 25th, 2010, 09:37 PM
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LOL-the soundtrack brings back memories:



The Angels (later called Angel City) from Australia
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Old June 28th, 2010, 07:06 AM
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"We didn't know if it was going to work."

This is an awesome statement that clearly shows the level of true, seat-of-the-pants exploration that went on at NASA in the 60s and 70s; unfortunately, this ideology has been lost to a risk averse culture and is one of the key reasons why NASA can no longer make things happen. It is certainly not due lack of technical capability.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 10:03 AM
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very nice video.

I saw this photo today, thought it was pretty unique.

Awesome photo. Makes me think of playing with fireworks as a kid....except they got to light off a really big one.

If you haven't already, you guys should check out the book A Man on the Moon by Andrew Chaiken. An excellent read.

http://www.andrewchaikin.com/
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:37 AM
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Old November 17th, 2011, 03:27 PM
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Got this from my Google+.

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discover...236/index.html

What's up w/ the Dell laptop... what happened to the thinkpads! Did they toss them when IBM told to Lenovo?
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Old November 18th, 2011, 04:37 AM
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Got this from my Google+.

http://360vr.com/2011/06/22-discover...236/index.html

What's up w/ the Dell laptop... what happened to the thinkpads! Did they toss them when IBM told to Lenovo?

Wow, I have to say that's pretty ghetto. That looks nothing like the fancy or plush control rooms on star trek. That belongs on the plumber's snorkel thread, looks like something Bubba made in his garage. What's up with the seating options, metal fold down or metal fold down with a cut up moving blanket. Way too many toggle switches for my liking and with all that crap in there, no ham radio... lame.
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Old November 18th, 2011, 02:56 PM
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I love the glowing ceiling.

And I'd love to have one of those moving blanket seat cushions for bragging rights
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Old November 18th, 2011, 06:51 PM
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And I'd love to have one of those moving blanket seat cushions for bragging rights

I can see you taking that to a Steeler's game, bragging about sitting on your space shuttle cushion and getting the crap knocked out of you.
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Old December 12th, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Some guys in San Jose, CA launched an amateur balloon (zero pressure type) yesterday afternoon. It's pretty remarkable in that it's already halfway across the US, currently over Kansas. It's so high up that APRS digipeaters 500 miles away have been hearing its packets over 2-meter.

http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FK6RPT-11&_s=mb

http://www.californianearspaceproject.com/
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Old December 13th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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So this balloon launch turned out to be a little more special than initially anticipated. The balloon kept going and crossed over Atlantic City, NJ at dinnertime last night. The APRS beacon managed to hit digipeaters until it was about 500 miles off Nantucket before it finally went out of radio range. Everybody in the amateur ballooning community was going nuts because this was the first-ever transcontinental amateur balloon flight.

...and then suddenly, at 1100 MST this morning, digipeaters in the Azores islands off of Africa started hearing the balloon. Amazingly, it was still aloft and trucking towards Europe/Africa at ~150mph. If it makes it, this will be a new record for the first-ever transatlantic amateur flight. What's more amazing is that teams from engineering schools like Cornell have been launching balloons from the east coast for years, trying to achieve an Atlantic transit. Out of nowhere, two guys who clean swimming pools for a living launch a balloon from Northern California and break every major record in amateur ballooning in a day. They launched three other balloons on Sunday, one of which set a new altitude record of 136,000 ft. People have been trying to break that one for 20 years and these guys beat the old record by 10,000'. Unbelievable.

Track the K6RPT-11 payload:

http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FK6RPT-11&mt...600&_s=ss_call
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Old January 27th, 2012, 08:02 AM
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Old January 27th, 2012, 02:41 PM
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Old May 29th, 2012, 06:34 AM
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Old May 29th, 2012, 03:23 PM
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Wow...
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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:09 PM
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I finally had a chance to watch this... very very cool.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Old June 11th, 2012, 05:46 AM
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That's amazing...literally. Hard to wrap my mind around those paths of movement.
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