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Education Live from outer space!

Discussion in 'General' started by will., 13 May 2009.

  1. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    You broke my Winamps... :p

    I love all this space TV stuff - it's almost as addictive as the cricket for revising to.
     
  3. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I wish they would show more space. The last ten minutes has been monitors and nasas control room. Interesting, but not as interesting as shuttles and mahoosive telescopes.
     
  4. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    the cameraman needs to zoom in on some breasts.. I tried watching it last night and all they had was the control room and sometimes show where the space shuttle was in orbit.. the crew was asleep :D boooo boring- least some shots inside the shuttle of the crew eating and talking smack
     
  5. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    There is going to be a space walk in the next hour or so if anyone is interested.
     
  6. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I logged on last night and all I got was some NASA bloke talking about TPS reports.
     
  7. woof82

    woof82 What's a Dremel?

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    Woo spacewalk

    edit: wow, this is actually incredible
     
  8. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    This is amazing, they're broadcasting live from orbit. What next?!
     
  10. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    wish the stream was better quality, could just be in someones dark shed........
     
  11. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    It could be better, yea, but keep watching occasionally you get a glimpse of some pretty awesome views.
     
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    Hex Paul?! Super Moderator

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    I've monged to this way too much today, have stuff I should be doing... can't stop watching...
     
  13. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I love how much effort and planning is going into using a torque wrench. :p
     
  14. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    +1, the detail in all of this is unbelievable. I can't stop watching either. Have been watching it all afternoon. Totally fascinating!
     
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    Gooey_GUI Wanted: Red Shirts

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    Astronauts Replace Camera On Telescope (video)

    Two astronauts on the first of five spacewalks.

    Is that really a drill they are using? The newscasters seemed to guess.

    It looks more like a special dremel with the Hubble attachment extender. :dremel:
     
  16. Unicorn

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    That's a pistol grip motorized torque wrench with advanced design features such as a telescopic extension. It's one of a number of tools that are specially designed for use in space. You'll never (as far as I know) see an astronaut attempt to drill in space. Thousands of hours of design go into equipment that is to be installed in space to make it as uncomplicated as possible, like earlier for example when they were installing the new wide field 3 camera all it basically took was one or two bolts, but one of those bolts wouldn't loosen easily to let the old camera out (in place since 1993), and it took a lot of different attempts and methods to get the bolt out.

    EDIT: More info on toold used on Hubble
     
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  17. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Unicorn is right, you'll never see any power drills in space - all those shards of metal would be disastrous to keep in orbit. There's enough dangerous crap up there as it is.
     
  18. woof82

    woof82 What's a Dremel?

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    Why are they still using imperial units?! Ahh!

    The idea of something so immensely precise being measured in lb-ft gets under my skin a bit. Surely imperial unit conversions are likely to result in rounding erros? I think I heard a story about a probe that missed it's target orbit because the unit conversion wasn't calculated to enough decimal places.
     
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    hitman012 Minimodder

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    It bugs me too, and you're thinking of the Mars Climate Orbiter.
     
  20. Ryu_ookami

    Ryu_ookami I write therefore I suffer.

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    This link may be a bad idea. just wait until one of them gets bored and dances a little toy alien across the screen or throws a frisbo into space when on a space walk. we'll have all the nuts claiming that the aliens are going to invade.

    jking

    love the link camera could be better though :)
     

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