APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 18)

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by RSilver » Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:07 pm

5 flags, 1 emblem. Flags: 4 Canada (Canada Arm), 1 Japan (Kibo module); Emblem: 1 NASA (on Destiny module).

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by Drezde » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:25 pm

Dito on the 4 Canadian flags and 1 Japanese flags. Couldn't find an American flag anywhere...

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by biddie67 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:43 pm

Good work, Freeland!!!

When you know where to look, you can just see the barest indication of the US flag patch .....

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by drollere » Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:47 pm

i've never heard of a space pump before. how long does it take to pump a cubic meter of space?

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by neufer » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:05 pm

drollere wrote:
i've never heard of a space pump before. how long does it take to pump a cubic meter of space?
The one here is rated at 17,000 cubic femtoparsecs per microfortnight.
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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by ÁngelCaído » Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:43 pm

Hello everybody... This is my very first post here... Hope to make friends btw.... There are 4 canadian flags and only one japanese... Have a nice day!

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by yogie » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:52 pm

Yaaaawwnnnnn, lifes just too short.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by rickbaldridge » Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:54 pm

I see 7. 2 are VERY difficult, and only partially decernable IF you know their layout on the equipment.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by bajacosmo » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:39 pm

5 - 4 from Canada & 1 from Japan

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by RJN » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:55 pm

Might someone be able to capture the image, load it into Paint (or similar), and point out the locations of all of these flags?
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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by kaigun » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:57 pm

I thought the most interesting part of the photo is that you see the astronaut's face. Usually the faceplate has some kind of reflection.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by almitydave » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:42 pm

Ok, like most others I see 1 Japan and 4 Canada, although I think I see the sliver of the US flag on the astronaut's spacesuit, and possibly another US flag. Here's a link to an image, with the 2 potential US flags circled: ISS_pic_flags.jpg (69 KB)

This is not the full image, only selections with the 7 flags, so it may not spoil it for you (but it might).

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by Fred wells » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:57 pm

The five that you guys have all spotted plus a very small slice of the Stars and Stripes on the astronauts arm - take another look.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by Sobreira » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:02 pm

Freeland wrote:I count 6 flags, 4 Canadian, 1 Japanese and 1 US flag. Not very much of the US flag shows, it is on the left shoulder of the astronaut. You can see more clearly where it should be in this picture:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:STS-1 ... n_EVA2.jpg

Howard
Thanks for showing us!

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by Fred Wells » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:07 pm

Sobreira wrote:
Freeland wrote:I count 6 flags, 4 Canadian, 1 Japanese and 1 US flag. Not very much of the US flag shows, it is on the left shoulder of the astronaut. You can see more clearly where it should be in this picture:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:STS-1 ... n_EVA2.jpg

Howard
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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by bystander » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:50 pm

RJN wrote:Might someone be able to capture the image, load it into Paint (or similar), and point out the locations of all of these flags?
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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by kc7zo@cybernet1.com » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:52 pm

I see 6, 5 Canada and i Japan

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by JSP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:13 pm

I see 6. 4 Canadian, 2U.S., and 1 Japanese.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by JSP » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:15 pm

make that 7. it's been a long day

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by almitydave » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:55 pm

To those who found 7, are these they (SPOILER): busyastronaut_sts135_4256_flags_circled.jpg (241KB)? This is the full image (shrunk) with the flag locations circled. My previous post shows these circled flags in close-up.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by KCook » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:31 am

If we are counting emblems and organization affiliations as well there is also an ESA logo just the the left of the RRM box.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by neufer » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:17 am

Although I am just 65 I count two flags.
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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by Joe Horton » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:03 am

Freeland wrote:I count 6 flags, 4 Canadian, 1 Japanese and 1 US flag. Not very much of the US flag shows, it is on the left shoulder of the astronaut. You can see more clearly where it should be in this picture:-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:STS-1 ... n_EVA2.jpg

Howard
Good eyes!!! I agree--there's one more. Excellent.

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by Guest » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:17 am

Dr Jimy wrote:I seee 4 Canadian and 1 Japanesse
Me too except I see 5 Canadian

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Re: APOD: A Busy Space Walk at the Space Station (2011 Jul 1

Post by natsssac7 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:08 am

I find more than 10 flags..5 canadian 1 japan and many others...