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  • LRO is off to the moon

    Originally posted by nottenst
    I am going to be "beyond busy" starting June 17 (when LRO launches)
    Congratulations to nottenst and everyone involved. It's exciting to see steps leading back to the moon. From what I've read, everything is looking good so far.
    "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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    Originally posted by WorkerCaste View Post
    Congratulations to nottenst and everyone involved. It's exciting to see steps leading back to the moon. From what I've read, everything is looking good so far.
    As long as you're up there, bring me back some cheese, please.
    "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

    The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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    • #3
      No cheese for me... just send back a few high-resolution shots of the Apollo landing sites, so that I might cram them up the rectal orifice of my local moon-landing-denier.

      With a broom handle.
      "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
        No cheese for me... just send back a few high-resolution shots of the Apollo landing sites, so that I might cram them up the rectal orifice of my local moon-landing-denier.

        With a broom handle.
        Good call.
        Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doom Shepherd View Post
          No cheese for me... just send back a few high-resolution shots of the Apollo landing sites, so that I might cram them up the rectal orifice of my local moon-landing-denier.

          With a broom handle.
          Come on! What good would that do? Everyone knows NASA will just modify any hi-res shots coming back from the orbiter. The truth will NEVER be known so long as NASA contorls the mssions!
          "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WorkerCaste View Post
            Come on! What good would that do? Everyone knows NASA will just modify any hi-res shots coming back from the orbiter. The truth will NEVER be known so long as NASA contorls the mssions!
            How about we all pool together some money and pay NASA to get all these people and ship them to the moon?

            "It's all photoshAAAAARGHgurgle..." On the moon, only the mice that live in the cheese can hear you scream.
            Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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            • #7
              Back on topic, the LRO made it into Lunar orbit. Hurray!
              What a wonderful world you live in. -
              Yeah, well, the rent is cheap, the pay is decent and I get to make my own hours.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by glindros View Post
                Back on topic, the LRO made it into Lunar orbit. Hurray!
                I had a Jack Bauer day yesterday. I was up from about 7 AM Monday and with the exception of a couple of short naps before lunch and dinner didn't get back to sleep until about 9:30 AM today. My shift was 8 PM to 8:30 AM.

                The LOI-1 burn was very successful. NASA TV was filming interviews right behind me (pointing in the other direction) most of the time from 5 AM to 6:30 AM. It was quite exciting. Check out the videos on NASA TV's YouTube channel. I was wearing a pretty much solid red t-shirt and can be seen in the background at about 2:11 of 2:14 minutes of the LRO Enters Orbit Around the Moon video.

                In the full "live" LRO Enters Lunar Orbit 062309 over one hour video I can be seen very briefly in the back at about 7:04 and 17:13 as the camera sweeps by. After LOI-1 completes I can be seen taking a photo at 1:05:36 for a few seconds.

                You can see the NASA TV you tube videos at
                http://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision

                Neil

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by nottenst View Post
                  I was wearing a pretty much solid red t-shirt and can be seen in the background at about 2:11 of 2:14 minutes of the LRO Enters Orbit Around the Moon video.
                  You're lucky you survived!

                  Didn't anyone ever tell you never to wear a red shirt when SPACE ADVENTURE is involved? Especially if you're only going to be in-frame for a few moments?
                  "It's hard being an evil genius when everybody else is so stupid." -- Quantum Crook, Casey and Andy Webcomic

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nottenst View Post
                    I had a Jack Bauer day yesterday. I was up from about 7 AM Monday and with the exception of a couple of short naps before lunch and dinner didn't get back to sleep until about 9:30 AM today. My shift was 8 PM to 8:30 AM.
                    Thanks for taking the time to post! It's pretty exciting.
                    "That was the law, as set down by Valen. Three castes: worker, religious, warrior."

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                    • #11
                      And tonight I have received signals from the LRO, after aeveral failed attempts.

                      Signals coming from orbit around the Moon, received with an antenna on the balcony ... not bad for "long distance" ...
                      Jan from Denmark

                      My blog :

                      http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                      "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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                      • #12
                        The first images from LRO are in: check out LRO's first images article or the press release and you can get high resolution images from LROC.

                        Meanwhile, I've been also supporting GOES-O which launched Saturday night.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nottenst View Post
                          The first images from LRO are in: check out LRO's first images article or the press release and you can get high resolution images from LROC.

                          Meanwhile, I've been also supporting GOES-O which launched Saturday night.
                          Yes - beautiful images, looking forward to more of them
                          Jan from Denmark

                          My blog :

                          http://www.babylonlurker.dk

                          "Our thoughts form the Universe - they *always* matter"

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