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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #920 on: 04/21/2015 08:00 PM »
When you spend 3 hours on your day off taking pictures of your spaceship models and photoshopping them in space or Mars orbit.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #921 on: 04/21/2015 08:48 PM »
When you are on the phone and there is this silent lul in the conversation. You have this uncontrollable urge to go "BEEP".

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #922 on: 05/05/2015 11:12 AM »
....when you have an ache that keeps coming back and you conduct your own a root cause investigation.

I'm taking my findings to the PRCB.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #923 on: 05/05/2015 12:15 PM »
When your mother absently asks you what Livestream you are watching on your PC and, before you know it, you're half-way through a lecture on the development history of the Falcon-9.

P.S.: I've also found that, when I'm watching the terminal countdown, I can hear Annie Lennox's vocal track from the Apollo 13 soundtrack playing in my head.
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #924 on: 05/05/2015 02:20 PM »
when you fly a replica of Dawn in KSP, using realistic models imported from Orbiter.


when you are talking with a non space friend about the recent progress failure and they say " thats the one with the two boosters, right" completely seriously.


Where would I find that lecture about the development of the F9, id like to listen to it. 
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Titan IVB was a cool rocket

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #925 on: 05/05/2015 02:25 PM »
When you wake up on May 5, and watch Spacecraft Films Freedom 7 DVD.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #926 on: 05/05/2015 03:03 PM »
When you wake up on May 5, and watch Spacecraft Films Freedom 7 DVD.

When you start your workday with Shepard's Prayer -- "OK, buster, don't f*** this up!"
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #927 on: 05/05/2015 07:48 PM »


When you start your workday with Shepard's Prayer -- "OK, buster, don't f*** this up!"

Hey! I do that too!
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #928 on: 05/05/2015 09:41 PM »
When you wake up on May 5, and watch Spacecraft Films Freedom 7 DVD.

When you start your workday with Shepard's Prayer -- "OK, buster, don't f*** this up!"
Every time you see the movie, "Space Cowboys" it irks you that it's obvious that 'Tank' said an accurate version of that quote, yet they later dubbed it for a more PG-friendly version.
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #929 on: 05/05/2015 09:45 PM »
When the TV weathermen are getting all worked up about the first tropical-ish system of the year and all you care about is if it will disrupt the D2 pad abort test. :D

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #930 on: 05/06/2015 12:48 PM »
You are sitting in a session with @astro_alex while peeking at the SpaceX pad abort test on an iPad and following it on NSF in an iPhone

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #931 on: 05/06/2015 01:14 PM »
You get up around 3am and post a WX update for the Dragon abort test... :o
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #932 on: 05/07/2015 01:05 PM »
You feel confused and discombobulated because you can't check the morning posts on NSF.com due a DNS issue. And keep hitting F5 as if it were a SpX launch or something similar...
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #933 on: 05/07/2015 01:30 PM »
You feel confused and discombobulated because you can't check the morning posts on NSF.com due a DNS issue. And keep hitting F5 as if it were a SpX launch or something similar...

Heh, although massive apologies about that. Have a thread for it (and moved the responses to your post into it) here:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=37520.0


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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #934 on: 05/13/2015 05:20 PM »
When someone joins the workforce with the surname Apu.

And you think APU.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #935 on: 05/26/2015 10:38 AM »
When the wife is watching Netflix and you're next to here reading this site.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #936 on: 05/27/2015 07:38 PM »
...when you know Dnipropetrovsk as the home of the Zenit rocket (and many other spaceflight things) well before today's Europa League final with their hometown football team on the line for Europe's 2nd line champions. ;)
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #937 on: 05/27/2015 08:07 PM »
...when you know Dnipropetrovsk as the home of the Zenit rocket (and many other spaceflight things) well before today's Europa League final with their hometown football team on the line for Europe's 2nd line champions. ;)

HA! I was reading about FIFA's scandal (no surprises there) and they showed one of the new Russian stadiums for the 2018 World Cup, called The Zenit Stadium in Saint Petersburg and thought "Rockets!" ;D

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #938 on: 07/12/2015 04:30 AM »
Every time you go to the hottub you look for satellites.

When you spot one you, you look it up on heavens-above.

As soon as you figure it out, you look up it's launch history.
 

Tonight's treat was Cosmos 2297's upper stage stalking then crossing behind Lacrosse 5. Talk about unnerving, they crossed with only a couple of degrees of separation.

Lacrosse 5 did not do it's famous disappearing act, but was significantly brighter than 1.7 predicted by Heavens-Above. That big SAR Array must have been tilted just right... And it was way more exciting to watch than any TV show.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #939 on: 07/14/2015 12:36 AM »
when you get more excited about the easy visibility of Venus and Jupiter, than the oohing and aahhing of the 4th of july fireworks. When you clear your tuesday schedule to devote your entire day to NSF and NASA TV coverage of the New Horizons pluto flyby.
Titan IVB was a cool rocket

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