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

Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
Rjinx

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

Post by Rjinx » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:27 pm

EKaper wrote:Actually I can't spot the flag on the astronaut, which should be there somewhere.

I wonder if that's another Japanese flag on the module to the left: the dark circle on the white rectangle?
I think that is the NASA logo....

debilina

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

Post by debilina » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:13 pm

I also found 5 flags! I was looking for all Canadian, how very silly, of course many countries are involved with the fascinating INTERNATIONAL Space Station. I also saw Mike Fossums face!!! very exciting!

debilina

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

Post by debilina » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:20 pm

Two National flags appear! And 1 NASA and MIKE FOSSUMS face. Totally awesome!

paullorentzen

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

Post by paullorentzen » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:05 pm

I count 5 also; 3 Canada, 1 Japan, 1 USA

There is no USA flag on the shoulder of the astronaut in the foreground.

There is another astronaut in the background in the blue area; all you see is the back of the EMU.

The flag is on the center top of the EMU.

paullorentzen

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

Post by paullorentzen » Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:13 pm

HA ... now I see the flag on the shoulder of the astronaut in the foreground.

So ... that makes 4 Canada, 1 Japan, and 2 USA national flags.

ddorn777

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

Post by ddorn777 » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:54 pm

paullorentzen wrote:There is another astronaut in the background in the blue area; all you see is the back of the EMU.

The flag is on the center top of the EMU.
Good catch! I do believe it is another astronaut!

So, your total above would appear to be the answer.

Привет из России

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

Post by Привет из России » Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:10 pm

Там 7 семь флагов: 4 Канада, 1 Япония, 1 США, 1 НАСА
Google Translate wrote:There's 7 seven flags: 4 Canada, 1 Japan, 1 USA, 1 NASA
Last edited by Привет из России on Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:09 am, edited 2 times in total.
Reason: This is an "English Only" Forum. Please read the rules.

lazerman121

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

Post by lazerman121 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 3:57 pm

i can only find 3 Canadian flags 1 US and 1 Japan where is the 4 Canadian.

lazerman121

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

Post by lazerman121 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:07 pm

paullorentzen wrote:I count 5 also; 3 Canada, 1 Japan, 1 USA

There is no USA flag on the shoulder of the astronaut in the foreground.

There is another astronaut in the background in the blue area; all you see is the back of the EMU.

The flag is on the center top of the EMU.
wich blue area and yes there is a USA flag on the shoulder of the astronaut in the foreground.

but I still do not see the second astronaut please help me find him

PS i found the 4 Canadian flag

User avatar
neufer
Vacationer at Tralfamadore
Posts: 16153
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:57 pm
Location: Alexandria, Virginia

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

Post by neufer » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:19 pm

debilina wrote:
I also saw Mike Fossums face!!! very exciting!
See Neil Armstrong's face:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Z_mTgkGSZk
Art Neuendorffer

User avatar
alter-ego
Serendipitous Sleuthhound
Posts: 846
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 4:51 am
Location: Redmond, WA

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

Post by alter-ego » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:00 am

lazerman121 wrote:
paullorentzen wrote:I count 5 also; 3 Canada, 1 Japan, 1 USA

There is no USA flag on the shoulder of the astronaut in the foreground.

There is another astronaut in the background in the blue area; all you see is the back of the EMU.

The flag is on the center top of the EMU.
wich blue area and yes there is a USA flag on the shoulder of the astronaut in the foreground.

but I still do not see the second astronaut please help me find him

PS i found the 4 Canadian flag
The second astronaut (see arrow) is most likely Ron Garan who was scheduled to accompany Fossum on the RRM move. I found another picture taken a slightly different time showing the 2nd astronaut has moved. The helmet and 2 temple lights are more visible, while the back of the EMU (and flag) is not.
Fossum%20and%20Garan.JPG
Fossum and Garan 2.JPG
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
A pessimist is nothing more than an experienced optimist

ibbyco

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

Post by ibbyco » Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:05 pm

Isn't that a German flag in that piece of equipment he is pushing?

User avatar
NoelC
Creepy Spock
Posts: 876
Joined: Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:30 am
Location: South Florida, USA; I just work in (cyber)space

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

Post by NoelC » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:43 pm

The only ones I could identify as flags with any certainty whatsoever (and using some tricky image enhancements) are shown here:
ReasonablyCertain.jpg
I count that as 5 Canadian, 1 US, and 1 Japanese.

Contrary to some of the above posters, I could not find any flags on the foreground spacesuit. There are just not enough pixels in the one presumably on the shoulder to identify it.

-Noel
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Guest

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

Post by Guest » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:48 am

I only see 4 Canadian flags. It seems that the patch on the space suit's arm is a NASA emblem, not a US flag in this case.