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  • altitude2k 26 Nov 2011 16:36:42 3,211 posts
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    Totally jealous! Missed out in seeing a STS mission in 2006 through weather delays, which was absolutely gutting - even if I did get to see Atlantis on the pad. Back there for 3 weeks next September, so hopefully there'll be something going up.

    Nothing as exciting as a manned mission or a big science mission like this though :(
  • Khanivor 22 Dec 2011 17:48:03 39,911 posts
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    Comet Lovejoy rising
  • Bremenacht 2 Jan 2012 23:48:39 15,821 posts
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    So, if you're UKish and you look up at the Moon right now, you'll see a bright star to the left and down a bit. It's Jupiter! It's been following the Moon all evening. If you go out and look at it tomorrow evening, it'll be just ahead of the Moon and will stay there all evening. Cooler still - if you look early tomorrow evening and you have extraordinary eyesight or maybe a telescope to hand, you might see the Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Venus all in a line! I guess that means Angelina Jolie is at the North Pole, and Milla Hohoyovitch will turn into Milla Yohoyovitch pretty soon. May be missing a planet or two tho.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • Deleted user 3 January 2012 00:08:51
    Was down in my parents house in the country this evening and the moon had this odd "ring" of no clouds around it in a perfect circle. Never seen it before but i'm sure it's an utterly normal occurance.
  • Bremenacht 3 Jan 2012 02:05:13 15,821 posts
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    spudsbuckley wrote:
    Was down in my parents house in the country this evening and the moon had this odd "ring" of no clouds around it in a perfect circle. Never seen it before but i'm sure it's an utterly normal occurance.
    Like this?

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • Deleted user 3 January 2012 02:28:07
    Bremenacht wrote:
    spudsbuckley wrote:
    Was down in my parents house in the country this evening and the moon had this odd "ring" of no clouds around it in a perfect circle. Never seen it before but i'm sure it's an utterly normal occurance.
    Like this?
    That would be exactly it.
  • localnotail 23 Jan 2012 00:44:49 23,093 posts
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    Solar storm means Aurora is visible much further south than normal - has anyone seen it?

    Overcast here in Brum but apparently theoretically visible tonight. Stupid light pollution. Lots of people reporting sightings on twitter though

    Northumbria, 10:45 tonight *jealous*


    Edited by localnotail at 00:45:48 23-01-2012

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • localnotail 23 Jan 2012 19:32:40 23,093 posts
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    *nudge* nice clear night... still around, apparently

    A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

  • Salaman 23 Jan 2012 19:37:52 18,277 posts
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    bah, .. too far south I guess.

    /can't be bothered to go check
  • Bremenacht 23 Jan 2012 20:20:48 15,821 posts
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    There's another fat mass ejection sweeping in now:

    http://spaceweather.com/

    I think it's supposed to be solar max this year, so the next month or two should be good for more lights.

    Once an eagle taught me courage. And I will never forget that day

  • Fake_Blood 22 May 2012 08:28:25 3,840 posts
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    Good morning everyone.

    SpaceX is launching the first commercial rocket (well if all goes well) to the space station in about 17 minutes.

    http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

    Live HD video!
  • Fake_Blood 22 May 2012 08:42:05 3,840 posts
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    Looks like nobody cares but 3 mins and counting!
  • Salaman 22 May 2012 08:49:06 18,277 posts
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    How did it go?
  • Fake_Blood 22 May 2012 09:01:28 3,840 posts
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    It went up!
    It's now in orbit and solar panels are deployed.
    Was exciting for a minute when the video cut out with a loud POP-sound, but everything went as planned.

    Edited by Fake_Blood at 09:07:48 22-05-2012
  • RunningMan 22 May 2012 09:04:47 2,357 posts
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    Awesome, night launches are so cool. Roll on the heavy lift version!
  • DaM 22 May 2012 09:10:00 12,634 posts
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    Oh excellent, must be such a relief for them. I got the impression they were half expecting something to go wrong.

    Bags not being in the first manned launch ;)
  • Armoured_Bear 22 May 2012 09:17:39 8,791 posts
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    I miss working in space :-(

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  • Fake_Blood 22 May 2012 09:27:20 3,840 posts
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    It was kinda cool hearing the 1800 spaceX employees cheering when dragon deployed it's solar pannels, must be such a relief.
    As I understand it, they have to test some maneuvering capabilities in the coming 2 days before nasa will even let them get close to space station. They are also not docking in the traditional sense, they'll grapple dragon with the robotic arm and dock manually.
    I believe it has about 500kg of supplies in there, water, propellant, toilet paper and dirty magazines.
  • Khanivor 23 May 2012 17:57:36 39,911 posts
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    If it docks with the ISS then the future has started to roll again. This and the asteroid mining will move us toward not having to work for a national agency to get to work and live in space.

    /fistpump
  • Razz 25 May 2012 11:11:55 60,043 posts
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    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/25/psa-spacex-docking/

    Live feed of the Space X docking with the ISS,

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  • Razz 25 May 2012 11:20:17 60,043 posts
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    Docking at 0730 ET, I think that's arouns 12:30 BST

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  • mcmonkeyplc 25 May 2012 11:26:10 38,941 posts
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    This is awesome!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Dr-Strangelove 25 May 2012 12:14:34 2,126 posts
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    I'm playing Elite whilst watching this...

    Space station ahead... Approaching Dock... Aligned speed... Check

    Aligning rotation.... Check

    Increase speed... Here I go.....
  • Dr-Strangelove 25 May 2012 12:14:59 2,126 posts
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  • Razz 25 May 2012 12:17:12 60,043 posts
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    So cool wathcnig this!! Almost there now!

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  • oceanmotion 25 May 2012 12:18:01 15,275 posts
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    It all seems so easy and straight forward but obviously not.

    Spaaaaaaaaaaaaacee!
  • Fake_Blood 25 May 2012 12:50:40 3,840 posts
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    It's really not that easy. Your height is dependent on your orbital speed.
    So if you move a little forward in the direction you're flying, your orbital speed increases a little which mean you will also move up.
  • Fake_Blood 25 May 2012 13:10:24 3,840 posts
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    And I thought the docking in 2001 space odyssey was long winded.
  • mcmonkeyplc 25 May 2012 13:14:03 38,941 posts
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    What the fuck are they doing now? They're not even showing Dragon on Nasa TV now.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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