APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

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APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby APOD Robot » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:06 am

Image ISS Fisheye Fly-Through

Explanation: Shot in Ultra HD, this stunning video can take you on a tour of the International Space Station. A fisheye lens with sharp focus and extreme depth of field provides an immersive visual experience of life in the orbital outpost. In the 18 minute fly-through, your point of view will float serenely while you watch our fair planet go by 400 kilometers below the seven-windowed Cupola, and explore the interior of the station's habitable nodes and modules from an astronaut's perspective. The modular International Space Station is Earth's largest artificial satellite, about the size of a football field in overall length and width. Its total pressurized volume is approximately equal to that of a Boeing 747 aircraft.

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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby Boomer12k » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:03 am

The Cupola has to be the most ROMANTIC spot on the station.... huuummmm.......

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Postby chx57 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:42 am

We do not see where the astronauts sleep, eat, socialise.. Do they have some private places whe cannot see?

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Postby Bob Chase » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:26 pm

Maybe I missed it, but what was the music on the soundtrack?

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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby APODFORIST » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:24 pm

This is really awesome. In parts quite claustrophobic. I guess the cupola is the most loved place.

The real sound on board would be interesting to. I heard the air-condition is loud everywhere and all times.

chx57 wrote:We do not see where the astronauts sleep, eat, socialise.. Do they have some private places whe cannot see?


Their beds are shown and explained, one is closed on the left side (probably someone is sleeping inside), one open on the right side.

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Postby bobdaguy » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:09 pm

Thank you for this.
My chances of getting up there are rather slim!!! It is great to see, and almost feel the experience of it all. The few qualified people who actually get to experience this unique environment, are generous enough to try as best they can, to share it all, with us grounded mere mortals.
The impressive technologies that allow Man to reach for the stars, are possible because of thousands of individuals, of all races, who come together in peace, to help us evolve and conquer this beautiful, but dangerous frontier.
I envy them, I thank them, I wish them all long and fruitful lives, because... when they succeed...I succeed.
Can you just imagine... if for one year... the countries of the planet, would refrain from spending a single dollar, on military equipment, and spend it on space research... how closer to our goal of exploring the galaxy we would be. A dream maybe, but very accomplishable.
So many good people are trying to advance Man towards bigger and better things, while some are more interested in Man's destruction.
I hope Man can overcome this challenge, because we stand to lose it all.
Our sophisticated electronic communications devices are serving the wrong end. Instead of bringing us together... they seem to be separating us. We need to change that... we need to reassure the world of our intentions.... we need to come together and share the wealth... we need to supply water... we need to feed the hungry... we need to bring PEACE not WAR to all the nations.
Imagine... at this very moment...an Einstein-like kid... just starved to death... because WE forgot it. What a loss... what a shame.

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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby neufer » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:02 pm

It could really have used a gratuitous gorilla chase.
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Postby ordin » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:03 pm

This video was absolutely beautiful and the music was perfect for it. An ordinary individual with no scientific background thanks you very much!

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Postby Uwe » Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:50 pm

Amazing video! One of this year's highlights on APOD. Thank you very much!

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Postby joebassman » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:44 am

i've been watching APOD for years ...it goes without saying that the thousands of images have been amazing. this, however is different on a previously unattained level of personal "inclusion". thank you for the ever impressive photos and accompanying explainations...but this one was so totally..............i could really put myself right in there. WOW

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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby DavidLeodis » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:16 pm

That is a fascinating video :). Not surprisingly, the ISS does look very cramped. Getting (floating?) around in it must need great care!

I like the pictographic representation brought up through the "Its total" link http://www.nasa.gov/feature/facts-and-figures. It has all that I need to know to build my own ISS. I suspect though that I will need a lot more nuts and bolts than I already have :wink:.

PS. I note from the pictograph information that the ISS has "Lines of Computer Code: approximately 2.3 million".

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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby EArHog » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:46 am

I'm an old fuddy-duddy, I know. But I think - in comparison to the scientific rewards that come from unmanned robotic missions (Hubble, Cassini, Mars rovers, for example) - manned missions are a bad deal, scientifically speaking. I think we just enjoy a good old-fashioned (expensive) adventure. Makin' up numbers to make a point - I think we could spend half as much on unmanned space exploration and reap twice the scientific knowledge gained compared to something like manned cowboy nationalistic adventurism trip to Mars. I'm for science, even at the expense of daredevil hero worship.

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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:45 am

EArHog wrote:I'm an old fuddy-duddy, I know. But I think - in comparison to the scientific rewards that come from unmanned robotic missions (Hubble, Cassini, Mars rovers, for example) - manned missions are a bad deal, scientifically speaking. I think we just enjoy a good old-fashioned (expensive) adventure. Makin' up numbers to make a point - I think we could spend half as much on unmanned space exploration and reap twice the scientific knowledge gained compared to something like manned cowboy nationalistic adventurism trip to Mars. I'm for science, even at the expense of daredevil hero worship.

Yup, manned space missions don't yield much science. Terrible bang for the buck. We should recognize that going into orbit, going to the Moon, going to Mars... there's not going to be much scientific value. As you say, it's adventure. I guess that's okay if we can afford it, but it should never take priority over an abundance of robotic missions and space-based instrumentation.
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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby neufer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:00 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
EArHog wrote:
I think - in comparison to the scientific rewards that come from unmanned robotic missions (Hubble, Cassini, Mars rovers, for example) - manned missions are a bad deal, scientifically speaking. I think we just enjoy a good old-fashioned (expensive) adventure.

Yup, manned space missions don't yield much science. Terrible bang for the buck.

    Those of us who appreciate science should thank our lucky stars that we live in societies that are willing to spend resources to advance scientific knowledge which (by and large) has no practical benefit.
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<<Laputa is a flying island described in the 1726 book Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift. It is about 4.5 miles in diameter, with an adamantine base, which its inhabitants can maneuver in any direction using magnetic levitation.

Laputa's population consists mainly of educated people, who are fond of mathematics, astronomy, music and technology, but fail to make practical use of their knowledge. Servants make up the rest of the population.

The Laputans have discovered the two moons of Mars (which in reality would not be discovered for another 150 years). However, they are unable to construct well-designed clothing or buildings, because they take measurements with instruments such as quadrants and a compass rather than with tape measures.

Due to their fervent intellectual pursuits, Laputans are also depicted as becoming so lost in thought that they do not move unless struck by a "bladder", many of their heads have become stuck reclined to one side, and they often suffer from strabismus: one eye turns inward and the other looks up "to the zenith." The Laputans' oddly-focused eyes are Swift's parodies of the microscope and telescope. So intent are the Laputans in their scientific studies that they cannot function in the everyday world.>>
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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby Chris Peterson » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:08 pm

neufer wrote:Those of us who appreciate science should thank our lucky stars that we live in societies that are willing to spend resources to advance scientific knowledge which (by and large) has no practical benefit.

Not "no practical benefit". No immediate practical benefit. And I agree completely. But that doesn't alter the conversation when it comes to deciding how limited public resources will be allocated to pure scientific exploration.
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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby neufer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:49 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:
Those of us who appreciate science should thank our lucky stars that we live in societies that are willing to spend resources to advance scientific knowledge which (by and large) has no practical benefit.

Not "no practical benefit". No immediate practical benefit. And I agree completely. But that doesn't alter the conversation when it comes to deciding how limited public resources will be allocated to pure scientific exploration.
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Re: APOD: ISS Fisheye Fly-Through (2016 Nov 05)

Postby BillBixby » Wed May 03, 2017 5:35 pm

chx57 wrote:We do not see where the astronauts sleep, eat, socialise.. Do they have some private places whe cannot see?


Day late and a dollar short. Did you see this tour? Sunita Williams of NASA provides a tour of the ISS orbital laboratory. [VIDEO]

http://www.wimp.com/orbitaltour


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