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Liking my Astronomy class and all, except the final I have to review for. Recognize (most of) the Northern Constalations by sight as well as their brightest star and asterism ugh... [editline]1st October 2012[/editline] Heres a random picture [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/WqvyA.jpg[/IMG]
Planetary Resources are currently looking for students to do an internship. Man I'd apply so hard, if not I was only on my second year :v: [URL]http://webconnect3.atango.com/search-results-detail.aspx?ID=planetaryresources&SiteID=WebConnect&Group=planetaryresources&Key=CN&JobId=e54ff5c4-34f8-420f-b366-bcec156e16d4[/URL]
sort of off topic, but was playing borderlands 2 earlier and had a psycho yell "pluto's not a planet!" needless to say it made me laugh.
pluto's a planet in my heart
[QUOTE=Keegs;37866312]Liking my Astronomy class and all, except the final I have to review for. Recognize (most of) the Northern Constalations by sight as well as their brightest star and asterism ugh. [/QUOTE] Seems pretty stupid to make students remember a bunch of man made connect-the-dots in the sky. [editline]1st October 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=ief014;37870785]pluto's a planet in my heart[/QUOTE] Your heart pumps blood, and is far too small to have Pluto fit inside it.
[QUOTE=Swebonny;37869664]Planetary Resources are currently looking for students to do an internship. Man I'd apply so hard, if not I was only on my second year :v: [URL]http://webconnect3.atango.com/search-results-detail.aspx?ID=planetaryresources&SiteID=WebConnect&Group=planetaryresources&Key=CN&JobId=e54ff5c4-34f8-420f-b366-bcec156e16d4[/URL][/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/nIxNr.png[/img] Best email I have received so far. Oh how I wish I was further in my studies.
Something I've been trying to figure out but can't: Can an object exist in a stable, non-Lagrangian "figure eight" orbit around a stationary and orbiting body (ie. the Earth-Moon system)? I figure it would take really specific ejection and injection angles and a whole load of math that I'm too lazy to do. Also, have a cool video and story about the Space Shuttle's RTLS abort system: [quote]NASA was originally going to use the first manned space shuttle flight STS-1 as a test of the Return to Launch Site (RTLS) abort profile, which would have required Columbia to jettison the Solid Rocket Boosters at the normal separation altitude, fly downrange and pitch the Orbiter and External Tank over, resulting in the vehicle flying backwards with all three engines burning at the same time. Because the RTLS maneuver is considered insanely risky (and if they had to ditch in the ocean they would have a ~100% chance of death), the astronauts refused, saying, "Let's not practice Russian roulette." Instead, they chose to orbit the Earth and reenter in a launch stack which had never been tested, nor had it been in orbit, and had not been practically proven to work, SRBs that had not been tested, and countless other practically untested systems. That's how dangerous that abort mode was.[/quote] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6fSUaZlsWw[/media]
so i got into space recently and im starting to ask around, todays my birthday, so recently my mom said her co-workers husband works down at dryden (or somewhere) and says i may be able to take a tour
[QUOTE=space1;37863565]So I assume you guys like to generally speak about me?[/QUOTE] May I explore you?
[QUOTE=Dacheet;37874934]Something I've been trying to figure out but can't: Can an object exist in a stable, non-Lagrangian "figure eight" orbit around a stationary and orbiting body (ie. the Earth-Moon system)? I figure it would take really specific ejection and injection angles and a whole load of math that I'm too lazy to do. Also, have a cool video and story about the Space Shuttle's RTLS abort system: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6fSUaZlsWw[/media][/QUOTE] Fun fact: an RTLS has never been successfully performed, not even in simulations.
[QUOTE=Zombii;37876093]Fun fact: an RTLS has never been successfully performed, not even in simulations.[/QUOTE] thats pretty scary
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[QUOTE=dije;37879383]nice [url]http://shop.spacex.com/[/url][/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/DbThP.jpg[/img] I couldn't find a Merlin anywhere in the shop this is false advertising I'm going to email Elon about this!
expensive clothes with a tiny logo on it
Nine years and Opportunity is still rolling. [T]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/685039main_pia16128-full_full.jpg[/T]
Want. [url]http://shop.spacex.com/collections/hats-accessories/products/spacex-rocket-pen[/url]
id rather stick with a fisher, because if im ever stuck in a blast furnace, id like to write my last will
[QUOTE=Blazyd;37875908]May I explore you?[/QUOTE] I-I don't know. For some reason I get the vibe "exploring me" is very painful and something I would not be into.
[QUOTE=Zombii;37876093]Fun fact: an RTLS has never been successfully performed, not even in simulations.[/QUOTE] Another fun fact about RTLS, because I always found this insanely scary, is that the likelihood of successfully performing an RTLS and keeping the orbiter and her crew intact is less than 5%! Imagine being onboard the shuttle and you heard them call for an RTLS abort. I'd shit myself.
[QUOTE=space1;37890261]I-I don't know. For some reason I get the vibe "exploring me" is very painful and something I would not be into.[/QUOTE] got to find all those black holes through exploratory surgery trust me [I]I'm a space-doctor[/I]
[QUOTE=DesolateGrun;37890279]got to find all those black holes through exploratory surgery trust me [I]I'm a space-doctor[/I][/QUOTE] But I don't let anything near my "Black hole"...
Space is very big filled with lots of space. All right I'm done here.
[QUOTE=ultra_bright;37894344]Space is very big filled with lots of space. All right I'm done here.[/QUOTE] "Beyond the top of the sky was the place the Thing had called the universe. It contained -- according to the Thing -- everything and nothing. And there was very little everything and more nothing than anyone could imagine." -- (Terry Pratchett, Wings)
[QUOTE=Zombii;37890267]Another fun fact about RTLS, because I always found this insanely scary, is that the likelihood of successfully performing an RTLS and keeping the orbiter and her crew intact is less than 5%! Imagine being onboard the shuttle and you heard them call for an RTLS abort. I'd shit myself.[/QUOTE] I'd shit myself if I was in mission control, too. Probably moreso in the shuttle, but that radio suspense would be to much for me. Basically listening to people who could very well be dead soon. [editline]3rd October 2012[/editline] Imagine the atmosphere in that room as they called [I]"Columbia, Houston, comm check."[/I] and never got an answer back. That's a sentence I can still hear in my head. [editline]3rd October 2012[/editline] Not sure if the loss of telemetry is due to re entry or a breakup. That's just too much suspense for me, man. Major respect for those guys.
So, I have been pondering on getting a telescope recently. Was wondering for those who have them if you could offer me some advice and suggestions on a good telescope. The two I am looking at... [url]http://www.telescope.com/Orion-StarBlast-45-Equatorial-Reflector-Telescope/pc/-1/c/-1/sc/-1/p/9798.uts?skipItemBrowsing=true[/url] [url]http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Reflector-Telescopes/Reflector-Telescopes-for-Beginners/Orion-SpaceProbe-130ST-Equatorial-Reflector-Telescope/pc/1/c/11/sc/339/p/9007.uts?refineByCategoryId=339[/url]
[QUOTE=HkSniper;37896462]So, I have been pondering on getting a telescope recently. Was wondering for those who have them if you could offer me some advice and suggestions on a good telescope. The two I am looking at... [url]http://www.telescope.com/Orion-StarBlast-45-Equatorial-Reflector-Telescope/pc/-1/c/-1/sc/-1/p/9798.uts?skipItemBrowsing=true[/url] [url]http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Reflector-Telescopes/Reflector-Telescopes-for-Beginners/Orion-SpaceProbe-130ST-Equatorial-Reflector-Telescope/pc/1/c/11/sc/339/p/9007.uts?refineByCategoryId=339[/url][/QUOTE] You should definitely get the second one. Better specs in general and worth the extra money. Orion is a [I][B]very[/B][/I] reliable brand. I've actually got this one [url]http://www.telescope.com/Orion-Build-A-Scope-10-Classic-Dobsonian-Telescope/p/99147.uts?keyword=orion[/url] and it's done me a lot of good.
[QUOTE=HkSniper;37896462]So, I have been pondering on getting a telescope recently. Was wondering for those who have them if you could offer me some advice and suggestions on a good telescope. The two I am looking at... [url]http://www.telescope.com/Orion-StarBlast-45-Equatorial-Reflector-Telescope/pc/-1/c/-1/sc/-1/p/9798.uts?skipItemBrowsing=true[/url] [url]http://www.telescope.com/Telescopes/Reflector-Telescopes/Reflector-Telescopes-for-Beginners/Orion-SpaceProbe-130ST-Equatorial-Reflector-Telescope/pc/1/c/11/sc/339/p/9007.uts?refineByCategoryId=339[/url][/QUOTE] I have the star blast, very nice scope but I got it for 165$ instead of the 230 listed on there. probably the best beginner scope before they get complicated. but if you have the 300$ and can deal with learning how to do it buy the probe
Zhumell is good too.
[QUOTE=Robbi;37873609][img]http://i.imgur.com/nIxNr.png[/img] Best email I have received so far. Oh how I wish I was further in my studies.[/QUOTE] Same, they want Juniors/Seniors and I'm only a Sophomore :( Hopefully next year they'll have even more available opportunities.
actually the worst part would be watching the lifesigns as they come in and stop, when the challenger exploded they still got some data back as the crew rode the wreckage up and passed out then crashed
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