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Like two hours ago I made the mistake of looking something about Archer up on tvtropes...I think I've finally snapped out of it and can hopefully salvage the rest of the evening.
 

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Do you want missed deadlines? Because that's how you get missed deadlines.
 

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Was feeling especially lazy this evening and in the mood for spaceflight, so I went on an eight-day round-trip in the stock DG from the ISS to Mir to the Moon on a free-return trajectory and back again to the ISS. Had just enough in the tank to make it back to the ISS, since the final rendezvous was the only fuel-efficient maneuver of the whole flight (by necessity, since I chose to neglect fuel consumption for the prior portions of the trip).

Now, tell me that wasn't a Tuesday evening (or at least an hour of it) well spent! :lol:
 
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My car just got the first irregular maintenance after seeing the EPC caution light for the first time... after 4200 km, a sensor in the variable valve timing system delivered strange readings to the engine power control.

Rockets are much less complex than such a typical modern consumer car....
 

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I wonder: which Orbinauts have met each other IRL?
Aside from the obvious ones who live together or are related of course...

I've been kicking around this pipe-dream of an Iron Hill A-Crew reunion--but I don't have the money right now to fly out of the country, and I'm not sure I'd do so great anyway:(
 

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Apparently there are 3 people other than me living in Toulouse, so technically at less than 30 km from one another ...

But I still never have encountered any orbinaut yet.
 

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I wonder: which Orbinauts have met each other IRL?
Aside from the obvious ones who live together or are related of course...

I've been kicking around this pipe-dream of an Iron Hill A-Crew reunion--but I don't have the money right now to fly out of the country, and I'm not sure I'd do so great anyway:(

I have met 4. 2 From the UK, 2 from Oz.
 

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In a 'surprising' move which nobody could ever have possibly predicted; Mars One suspends work on its planned robotic mission to Mars in 2018.
 

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US Mission to NATO @USNATO

Amazing photo...

This is the original photo:
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:hailprobe:
 

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Is there any add-on of a rocket launcher system with an upper stage for LOI?

Depending on what mass you want to put there.

I suggest [ame="http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=4527"]FOI Jarvis[/ame] or [ame="http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=6216"]HCLV - Hyperion[/ame]
 

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Ian Walkers explanation got me laughing


Leg 4 to Auckland. Day 11. A Brit, a Kiwi, an Irishman, and an Aussie leave American onboard reporter Matt Knighton stumped. Here’s his quest to get an explanation of the rules of cricket onboard Azzam.
 

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My Modern Physics professor comes up with some... interesting setups for problems to say the least.

Suppose that a cat named Carl of a special breed (felis einsteinus) lives for exactly 9 years according to his own body clock. When Carl is born he is put aboard a spaceship (with his family, of course) and sent off at v = 0.95c in the direction of the star Sirius. How far from the earth, as reckoned by an observer at rest with respect to the solar system, will Carl be when he dies after a long and fulfilling life? How long after the departure of Carl from earth will a radio signal arrive at earth announcing his death if the spaceship sends an automatic signal toward earth the moment he expires?

It's not even a particularly difficult problem, but the setup is... wat.
 
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I think the English made up cricket after they realised they have no other sport where they're good at but because it's boring to just play against each other all the time they taught their colonies how to.

And now that all of those are independent they have another sport where they get beaten by other teams. Harsh is the life of the englishman.
 

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And now that all of those are independent they have another sport where they get beaten by other teams. Harsh is the life of the englishman.

You can include Rugby there. :lol:

But there, they are not always beaten (In 2003, England won the Rugby World Cup).
 
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