I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

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I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:14 pm

Where's Waldo? :shock: The spaceman almost blends into his background working on the ISS. :)

There's that horses head again. :wink:

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman

Post by emc » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:56 pm

orin stepanek wrote:Where's Waldo? :shock: The spaceman almost blends into his background working on the ISS. :)

Orin
Yeah, I found him by his feet... otherwise he is well camouflaged.
orin stepanek wrote:There's that horses head again. :wink:

Orin
Yeah, I like how the Nilsson Spaceman song ends with the Horse Head nebula... can never see too many horse heads... unless your in the mafia.

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by orin stepanek » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:16 pm

I'll bet Mr Ed won that game; though I don't recall that episode. :)

A three hour space walk would be quite a trip; about 2 orbits around the old planet? :roll:

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:34 pm

orin stepanek wrote:I'll bet Mr Ed won that game; though I don't recall that episode. :)

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If I remember correctly, Mr Ed always won... poor Wilbur... he was so out matched.
orin stepanek wrote:A three hour space walk would be quite a trip; about 2 orbits around the old planet? :roll:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIPWohR4EYk

I watched this YouTube of the ISS flying across the Atlantic from 1,000 feet up... Although the video makes it look feasible, I couldn't help but see the friction, sparks, breakup, explosions, fragmentation and utter chaos in my minds eye. :shock:

You gotta watch out for them artists and their depictions... :P

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by bystander » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:50 pm

orin stepanek wrote:A three hour space walk would be quite a trip; about 2 orbits around the old planet?
Won't qualify as a record in speed (race) walking, obviously both feet are off the ground.

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by apodman » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:59 pm

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I Wanna be a Spaceman

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

I just wanna be a cosmic cowboy
I just wanna ride and rope and hoot
Well I just wanna be a cosmic cowboy
A supernatural country rockin galoot

The Byrds

Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along
I won't do anything wrong
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along for a ride

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I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:13 pm

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orin stepanek wrote:A three hour space walk would be quite a trip; about 2 orbits around the old planet?
Won't qualify as a record in speed (race) walking, obviously both feet are off the ground.
I think space “walk” is one of those funny terms used to psychologically give us ground based folks terminology we are accustomed to when describing a something in a place where the majority of us cannot fully grasp the interacting skills required. Kind of like "Space Station"… when it is anything but roomy and stationary. But the word ‘station’ does provide some sense of stability when your world is hurtling 7.7 km per second 390km above your natural life support.

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Tue Dec 02, 2008 4:15 pm

apodman wrote:emc

I Wanna be a Spaceman

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

I just wanna be a cosmic cowboy
I just wanna ride and rope and hoot
Well I just wanna be a cosmic cowboy
A supernatural country rockin galoot

The Byrds

Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along
I won't do anything wrong
Hey, Mr. Spaceman
Won't you please take me along for a ride

Steve Miller

I'm a space cowboy
Bet you weren't ready for that
I'm a space cowboy
I'm sure you know where it's at
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Astronoaut hand rails in ISS

Post by don » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:12 am

Hey
Are the yellow hand rails for vision impaired astronauts?

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by orin stepanek » Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:50 am

As long as we're doing youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8 It was a fun song back in the 50's 8)

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Re: Astronoaut hand rails in ISS

Post by emc » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:25 pm

don wrote:Hey
Are the yellow hand rails for vision impaired astronauts?
I don’t know why they chose to finish the hand rails in yellow anodize but I expect it has to do with visibility as you mention… it may also have something to do with weight and cost.

Did you know that the white surface feature provides a low solar absorbance value? Helps keep things from heating up.

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:59 am

orin stepanek wrote:As long as we're doing youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVbGnspgy_8 It was a fun song back in the 50's 8)

Orin
LOL - I haven't heard that one in a while! Interesting that there is so much on the web about the OEFPPE :shock:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=on ... r&aq=f&oq=

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by apodman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:11 am

I thought it was a "propyl phenyl ether". Maybe my chemistry teacher was wrong (again).

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:21 am

apodman wrote:I thought it was a "propyl phenyl ether". Maybe my chemistry teacher was wrong (again).
maybe your chemistry teacher was on to something??

un wide frying propyl phenyl ether

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by apodman » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:25 am

I first saw it with an iodine atom attached - one "I"-ed.

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:29 am

That's because you have a scientific mind 8) ... I have a lost mind :wink: ... so I am relatively disconnected from scientific methods.

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 1:55 am

Now my 10th grade chemistry class seems worthwhile. 8)

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by rigelan » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:34 am

Ferrous wheel. HA

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by sfcraiger » Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:46 am

no stars in the background?

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by emc » Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:01 pm

sfcraiger wrote:no stars in the background?
Here is a well answered question from a recent post regarding the moon in daylight conditions... the ISS is in a comparable environment as the moon relative to sunlight.
Chris Peterson wrote:
M-tide wrote:In the Apollo 15 panorama, there are no stars in the "sky." Are they blacked out with photographic license? Wouldn't moon skies be intensely bright with starlight (if you weren't looking too near to the impossibly bright sun of course)? Is this a dumb question?
It was daylight on the Moon, so the camera exposures were set for daylight (short exposure times, small apertures). Set your camera for daylight and then take a picture at night; there won't be any stars. Stars are several orders of magnitude dimmer than a sunlit foreground. The only way you'd be able to see stars is if the foreground were completely overexposed (which the astronauts were taught to avoid doing, for obvious reasons).

Don't let the fact that the sky is black fool you into thinking it's night in this picture.
I expect one could get clear star shots from inside a shadow away from reflected sunlight. 8)

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Re: I Wanna be a Spaceman, hand rails (2008 Dec 02)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:28 pm

emc wrote:I expect one could get clear star shots from inside a shadow away from reflected sunlight. 8)
The issue has little to do with reflected sunlight. You can get a clear shot of stars while standing on the sunlit Moon, or floating in the Sun around the ISS. But you would need to adjust your camera for a nighttime exposure. That, of course, would massively overexpose any sunlit object also in the frame. If you had too much sunlit stuff in the field- the Earth, ISS, or Moon- that might produce enough scattered light inside the camera to reduce contrast somewhat, but that's still a secondary issue compared with exposure.
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