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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1120 on: 03/10/2017 11:09 AM »
Your sitting outside having an important conversation and you see a camera flash bright flash, slowly count to five, see it repeat, count to five again for three more repeats, it disapears into the earths shadow, and then spend the next hour trying to figure out which satellite it was. Not even noticing you are now going to be spending the night on the couch. All you are thinking is,

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1121 on: 03/14/2017 08:53 PM »
Friend has a rapid heartbeat worrying doctors after the friend's surgery. You say the rapid heartbeat is caused by the latest SX landing (her nephew is an SX landing software engineer).

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1122 on: 03/14/2017 08:58 PM »
When you study rocket science on a snow day when everyone's outside
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1123 on: 03/27/2017 06:26 PM »
You're enjoying a quiet morning with a cup of coffee.

Suddenly breaking the quiet, the Mr. Coffee machine lets out a GGRRRAAAAAGGGHHHH...SSSSHHHHssshhhhhh complete with a cloud of steam.

You smile and say "LOX tanks pressing for flight"
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1124 on: 03/29/2017 05:43 PM »
When you get spammed by Arby's "Get an authentic gyro..." and your mind goes off in other directions than food.
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1125 on: 03/30/2017 06:03 AM »
When you glance at the day date on the corner of your computer monitor, read "March 27", think "Gagarin' death" and feel a little sad...
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1126 on: 03/30/2017 07:54 AM »
When you reach the bottom of a hill in your car and give it some gas so that the Oberth effect will improve your mileage.
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1127 on: 04/03/2017 06:42 PM »
You are grilling your 70 year old Aunt about how many seconds after liftoff it took for her to actually hear the sound of the rocket when she was down in Florida for the EchoStar-23 launch.
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1128 on: 04/19/2017 08:44 PM »
... you're looking at this photo and you think: "Well, okay... what's going on here? An invisible Space Shuttle?"


BTW, I'm really glad Pad 39A is back in business.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1129 on: 04/19/2017 11:27 PM »
As a Space Geek and a 2001: A Space Odessy Fan, I so would like to see a Saturn V on pad 39A (and Shuttle Stack on 39B [or perhaps a Neptune Booster - name I advance for SLS) serving as monuments to Apollo, Shuttle, and Beyond.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1130 on: 04/21/2017 07:29 PM »
You know you are a space geek when you retrieve the video of your kid first steps and use VLC media player to put "Also sprach Zarathustra"  as soundtrack.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1131 on: 04/22/2017 07:39 AM »
When you see one of those montages of rocket failures in a documentary or movie about the space program, and you know the name/model of every rocket shown, the date of the launch, the payload it was carrying, and the cause of the failure.

When you feel slightly sad during the week of January 27-February 1.



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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1132 on: 04/28/2017 03:26 PM »
When (as I did just now) you give an involuntary cheer when, a chunk of the way into the Player of Games (second culture novel by Iain M Banks), Of Course I Still Love You and Just Read The Instructions get name-checked for the very first time :) and you remember why you started reading this awesome series in the first place.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1133 on: 05/03/2017 05:36 PM »
When your daily picking list at the logistic job includes "joint toriques" a.k.a o-rings, and every time you can't help thinking about STS-51L with the according  twinge of sorrow... :(
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1134 on: 05/30/2017 07:26 AM »
You stop by the new Apollo display at the Seattle Museum of Flight on the way to work, and the next day when the Captain tells you to start the engines you give him the countdown: "10. 9. Ignition sequence start. 6. 5. 4." earning you a WTF? look you have to explain.....

Which then sets off memories between you and the Captain, and a comment of "You guys were alive for that?" from the 35 year old relief pilot. :oldguyfacepalm:
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1135 on: 05/30/2017 02:23 PM »
This happen to Me

In 2005 i visit the The Deutsches Museum in Munich
were i made mishap, a "little bit" too close to space exhibits for photos.
until the Guards ask me "Hell, what are you doing ?!"
on my next visit in 2007 was on the Deutsches Museum offsite aviation museum.
were on there counter, was a printout with my picture from a surveillance camera
and with note "If this person visit museum, keep a watch on him and take his ID:-[

So after Apologie and demand for close access to Europa 2 rocket.
Under supervision from guy responsible of Europa 2 exhibit.
i made around hundreds pictures of it and was enthusiastically about the condition of the rocket.
in mean time the guy learn more about Europa 2 Rocket by me, as true his job at the Museum.

Then he ask me "Do you work in Aerospace industry ?"
i'm work as Illustrator, but i could't resist and answer "yes, Aerospace Historian"

 

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1136 on: 05/30/2017 05:07 PM »
When once in every week, you put your headphones on, turn up the volume and re-visit this.

http://www.youtubemultiplier.com/580d8d79000f6-fallout-space-shuttle-perfect-mix.php
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1137 on: 06/03/2017 01:22 AM »
Anybody receptive to the idea of a thread about pictures of NSF members and/or their pets? :)
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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1138 on: 06/09/2017 05:37 AM »
True (longish) story: This week I'm (old guy) stage-managing a bunch of teenage girls in a dance show.  In the wings during a pause in tech work, the girls are talking about college plans.  One says she want to major in Physics and Math and then do graduate work in Astrophysics.  I say, "You should work for SpaceX!"  She immediately goes, "Oh, I LOVE SpaceX!". Cue several minutes of geeky SpaceX fandom.  Afterwards, I realized that my headset mic was on the whole time.  The light and sound people on the tech balcony are still laughing about overhearing the whole thing.

I will tell her about this forum.

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Re: You Know You're A Space Geek When...
« Reply #1139 on: 06/10/2017 02:20 AM »
It's your birthday and ...
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