APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

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APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by APOD Robot » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:06 am

Image Interior View

Explanation: Some prefer windows, and these are the best available on board the International Space Station. Taken on January 4, this snapshot from inside the station's large, seven-window Cupola module also shows off a workstation for controlling Canadarm2. Used to grapple visiting cargo vehicles and assist astronauts during spacewalks, the robotic arm is just outside the window at the right. The Cupola itself is attached to the Earth-facing or nadir port of the station's Tranquility module, offering dynamic panoramas of our fair planet. Seen from the station's 90 minute long, 400 kilometer high orbit, Earth's bright limb is in view above center.

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by ol1bit » Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:51 am

Very cool, I wonder if they had to do anything special with the ThinkPad for cooling?

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by geckzilla » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:39 am

ol1bit wrote:Very cool, I wonder if they had to do anything special with the ThinkPad for cooling?
Why do you think they would need to? I don't understand.
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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by Larry monske » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:16 am

The cupola in the ISS creates many ufo reflection shots and I debunk them like a UFO docked with ISS and using the Canada arm to capture it a machined fit and a airlock hatch all built by aliens docking at the ISS. I love to make them look foolish. The Inquestiotor is one of these rags that sees UFOs in everything they quote on. If you have more to pass along get the ole ISS?Alien docking fees are nominal.

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by metamorphmuses » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:01 am

I understand why there's a guardrail around the joystick, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how the joystick could be handled effectively with the guardrail in place - and the guardrail looks very securely bolted on. I guess it's not meant to be gripped....

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by hoohaw » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:18 am

metamorphmuses wrote:I understand why there's a guardrail around the joystick, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how the joystick could be handled effectively with the guardrail in place - and the guardrail looks very securely bolted on. I guess it's not meant to be gripped....
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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by rstevenson » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:04 pm

metamorphmuses wrote:I understand why there's a guardrail around the joystick, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how the joystick could be handled effectively with the guardrail in place - and the guardrail looks very securely bolted on. I guess it's not meant to be gripped....
Here's a short video with Chris Hadfield showing how the controls in the cupola are laid out. You see him gripping the joystick you mention. It looks like that close in rail is used as much fro steadying the hand of the operator as for protection from drifting limbs.

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Post by Guest » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:11 pm

Larry monske wrote:The cupola in the ISS creates many ufo reflection shots and I debunk them like a UFO docked with ISS and using the Canada arm to capture it a machined fit and a airlock hatch all built by aliens docking at the ISS. I love to make them look foolish. The Inquestiotor is one of these rags that sees UFOs in everything they quote on. If you have more to pass along get the ole ISS?Alien docking fees are nominal.
Yes, it would be silly to think that a UFO would be able to dock without first getting Customs clearance. :) What would be great tho, is if there was an ISS based Post Office. Imagine receiving a postcard or letter with a stamp cancelled from the ISS. That would be a rare postmark to keep for the future. And just imagine what the value of a cancelled stamp from Tranquility Base would have been.

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:44 pm

Billions, and Billions of dollars...and they can't afford a laptop with a KEYPAD???? :lol2:

I am sure it is a great view, any way...

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by rstevenson » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:17 pm

I see the full complement of numbers up there in the top row, all the way from 1 to 0, but you can buy an accessory keypad for them for about $5 -- they'll appreciate the donation, I'm sure. Or maybe they just don't particularly want one. Keypads are most useful for entering large amounts of numerical data, and I doubt they have much need for that. Or maybe they have one tucked away in a cupboard, for occasional use.

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by metamorphmuses » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:27 pm

rstevenson wrote:
metamorphmuses wrote:I understand why there's a guardrail around the joystick, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how the joystick could be handled effectively with the guardrail in place - and the guardrail looks very securely bolted on. I guess it's not meant to be gripped....
Here's a short video with Chris Hadfield showing how the controls in the cupola are laid out. You see him gripping the joystick you mention. It looks like that close in rail is used as much fro steadying the hand of the operator as for protection from drifting limbs.

Rob
Ah, thank you. It is only one of two joysticks... makes sense.

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by FloridaMike » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:48 pm

rstevenson wrote:
metamorphmuses wrote:I understand why there's a guardrail around the joystick, but I'm having a hard time visualizing how the joystick could be handled effectively with the guardrail in place - and the guardrail looks very securely bolted on. I guess it's not meant to be gripped....
Here's a short video with Chris Hadfield showing how the controls in the cupola are laid out. You see him gripping the joystick you mention. It looks like that close in rail is used as much fro steadying the hand of the operator as for protection from drifting limbs.

Rob

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by MarkBour » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:47 pm

I'm only working in the mail room right now, but someday ... I want that office. :D
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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by rstevenson » Fri Jan 23, 2015 11:41 pm

I dunno. An office with a view like that? How would you ever get any work done?

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Re: APOD: Interior View (2015 Jan 23)

Post by DavidLeodis » Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:02 pm

I assume it is a dust-free area as if not it will take some dusting to clean all that equipment! :)