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Right on schedule (this time)!

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Really cool. Glad to see it went up without any further problems.

NASAtv is currently showing the first of the four spacewalks. The audio is fascinating to listen in on. Also, I'm struck by just how dark it becomes when night falls. One tends to think of space as being constant, but in orbit folks experience day and night too.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

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Apparently they've worked out (for the first time ever) how to get a Soyuz into position to be able to look back an photograph the ISS while the Shuttle is docked.  The imagination cartwheels.

My chauffeur is getting married in the timeframe of the current STS-135 launch window so we'll probably not be able to get down there, but I think I'll still sign up to get causeway tickets for it 'cuz you never know.

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Your chauffeur?

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Yeah: the guy that drives your car for you?  You do it for Teague sometimes, I heard.

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I like the backseat.




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...and please stop calling me Shirley.

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Yay, the Skylon spaceplane is a go!

http://www.universetoday.com/85962/uk-a … paceplane/

Next step is to build the engines - they're going to be testing the pre-cooler technology in the summer.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

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SpaceX's Dragon successfully launched on the Falcon 9 rocket this Tuesday!

Here's the webcast from SpaceX:

Lift-off at: 44:43 Spacecraft separation: 54:10 Solar array deployment: 56:20

So far it has completed a couple of tests in orbit, and will dock with the ISS tomorrow, marking the first time a commercial vehicle has docked with the station.

If all goes well, we should expect to see a lot more of these supply runs, which could hopefully extend the life of the ISS and allow more science to occur, as well as free up NASA to do more frontier stuff.

The next stage of the Dragon's development will then be fitting it to carry crew!

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

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Teague Chrystie

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Dragon has been Captured by the ISS Arm.
"Looks like we've got a Dragon by the Tail!" (Great line!  big_smile )

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Dragon Docked & Secured!

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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

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We really need to get a new clapping macro, I bet Orson's hands are getting sore.

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http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o42/drewjmore/MenatworkGolfClap.gif
Just a suggestion.

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More appropriate for this thread:
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Gregory Harbin wrote:

We really need to get a new clapping macro, I bet Orson's hands are getting sore.

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That's creepy.

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Venus Transit!!!

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Cloudy out  sad

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15 minute short, beautifully hand animated, teaches the bare underlying facts of Einsteins Relativity.

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Avatar posted in the Higgs thread about Curiosity landing on Mars next month (hopefully!).

A few days ago I found this excellent video about the challenges of landing and the way they're doing this time, featuring clips of interviews from the actual folks behind the mission.

I thought this was really well made and quite inspiring.

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Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan

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