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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Do any of the old farts here play with their tech and have one of those starstruck moments?

    Just before Christmas, I was at home with my mobile. So we ended up watching the Martian landing on the mobile and simultaneously on the TV – just a feed from mission control, not Mars itself.

    Then, later, I listened on my mobile to the winds blowing on Mars (picked up on the lander's seismic equipment).

    Then we rushed outside to watch the International Space Station go over, having been alerted by the app on my phone. I can watch live camera feeds of the astronauts working outside the hull to examine that pesky leak!

    When I was a kid, the best we had was Space Patrol:

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    I mean ... I'm listened to the wind ... on MARS!
     
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  2. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    I use to watch that. Called "Planet Patrol" here and not forgetting "Fireball XL5" with Colonel Steve Zodiac of the World Space Patrol.

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    Damn, I am old....:oops:
     
  3. Thomas

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    For some inexplicable reason, when I think of so much I've forgotten, I can still hear the pre-flight checks on Space Patrol:
    "Gamma Rays on, Yobba Rays on, all in order, captain."

    Why?

    Yep, XL5, and also Stingray with Troy Tempest, (Roll credits, cue drum-roll, and 'anything can happen in the next half hour').
     
  4. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Formative years? Simpler carefree times? Missing one's youth? Somewhere in there. When I was a kid there was always lots of tension in the house. Ah, but on Saturday mornings, for a while, I could escape as it were and every now and then those memories come flooding back. Hearing the winds of Mars is an excellent trigger.:)
     
  5. wil

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    I love living in the future..
     
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    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    So did I when I was a kid. Now that it's arrived with all the aches and pains associated with it... not so much. Can't even see the screen clearly on my smart phone let alone figure out how it works.
     
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    Better than the option of no aches and pains.
     
  9. Cino

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    Oh, yes. Been following the Voyager program's progress since childhood. Far out! Literally!

    My daughter was really into the space shuttle launches, in the early noughties. I had to get flash player to work in our linux only home :)

    In pre-school, I was an expert on every stage in the Apollo moon-landings. Command Module, Lander...

    Great stuff!
     
  10. wil

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    For Christmas one year I got a model of the Apollo that when put together went up to my shoulder...all stages..as it launched I separated mine, and all the parts and locked the units together and separated for landing and ...
     
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  11. Namaste Jesus

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    How so?
    I had a model of the Gemini series 2 man capsule. It wasn't meant to fly. but I launched it anyway. Landing not pretty...:oops:
     
  12. wil

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    At air And space Dulles they have the Gemini sitting there, just over the ropes...amazing and they tell the story of the astronaut's urine bag breaking after takeoff and how many orbits they did, said it was.like two days, with two guys in one bathroom stall in a greyhound station... Glamour job!
     
  13. Namaste Jesus

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    Hey, just found out one of our TV affiliate sub-stations is airing the original "Thunderbirds" tv series. :)

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  14. wil

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    Which, what, where, when?
     
  15. Namaste Jesus

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    Sunday, 5pm broadcast channel 54.3 - missed it toady darn it. Probably somewhere on YouTube though.
     
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    Gotta get my HD.antenna from home
     
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  17. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    I made one out of a piece of aluminum flashing and some old speaker wire. 48 free channels! :)
     
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    Imagine how Brian May feels when he's working with the different programs that he's affiliated with!

    Yes, Dr. Brian May is an astrophysicist (aka, a real rocket scientist.) One of his projects that he was asked to work on is/was the New Horizons project (he's also worked on both the Saturn and Pluto projects in between concert tours and recording sessions, both with Queen and some solo work.)

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  19. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Misspoke before. It's actually 28 channels. 25 more than I had as a kid!

    No idea how or why this works. Made after one I saw online. My idea to use aluminum flashing instead of foil.
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