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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #140 on: 06/07/2011 08:29 PM »
The Soyuz was stationkeeping on the velocity vector throughout the photos. The Soyuz did not move; the shuttle-ISS stack rotated.

Methinks that might allow for some kick-ass 3D views of the complex. IF the rotation plane is just right.
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #141 on: 06/07/2011 09:06 PM »
These are all great. Already tweeted and retweeted some to get the buzz up Chris. I'm very happy with the results. Besides the anxiety of the past couple weeks where there were some moments that we had concerns, something else was bothering me. I was watching NASAtv during the "flyaround" and after the ISS had already started moving I think you hear them ask permission to go into the orbital module with the window and then, when the ISS had almost completed the maneuver you hear them ask to start taking photos, at which point they ask him to also take videos. I was concerned that you wouldn't see the great angular shots and all you would see are the ones lined up with the "nadir" side of the station/shuttle. Very happy I was wrong.

Also looking forward to the video. Was he able to take photos and video at the same time? Guess it depends on the size of that window and possible hands free set up of video camera.
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #142 on: 06/07/2011 09:17 PM »
These are all great. Already tweeted and retweeted some to get the buzz up Chris.

That's the spirit! :)

Wouldn't it be amazing if a national (or even one of the big local) papers went with one of them on their front page? Probably wishful thinking, but if ANYONE has ANY influence at such a paper, do your duty :)

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« Reply #143 on: 06/07/2011 09:36 PM »
Grrrr
It would have to be NOW, when my ^(*)^&%$^£%$"&&^($£%$^ of an ISP has done something that means that I can't download pics from NasaSpaceflight!

Works from the office, just not from home.
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #145 on: 06/07/2011 09:59 PM »
Just for fun, a comparison of one of the the composites I did from Ron's stitch of several images (incidentally, the original on L2 is over 78 megapixels because it's based on a stitch) to one of Paolo's images after rotation.  Slightly different angles, very different lighting and white balance, but pretty comparable.

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #146 on: 06/07/2011 10:38 PM »
This would have to be the evening I had to go out, but was looking forward to getting home to see if there were anymore!

Boy, these are great. Was certainly worth the wait. Can't wait to see the others the press release mentioned still had to be processed.

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« Reply #147 on: 06/07/2011 10:39 PM »
I saw that first photo recently. Didn't realize it was a stich. Was wondering where it came from. Duh.

So will Air & Space mag, or was it AW&ST, do another "centerfold" like they did for the Discovery-Mir pics?
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #148 on: 06/07/2011 10:43 PM »
I love this one:

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/557331main_iss027e036710_full.jpg

I have to say that I love that one, too. Best view of Endeavour, in my opinion.

My favorite too and will be my desktop for quite a long time.  I need to create a dual image that includes that with the Mir shot.
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #149 on: 06/07/2011 10:59 PM »
One of the photos made NBC nightly news!

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #151 on: 06/07/2011 11:27 PM »
I'm trying to find out what kind of camera Paolo was using. NASA folks say it was a "Russian camera" so they can't help ... but does that mean a Russian-made camera, or merely a Russian-provided camera? Looks like Paolo was using a Nikon when he was on station...

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #152 on: 06/07/2011 11:28 PM »
I'm trying to find out what kind of camera Paolo was using. NASA folks say it was a "Russian camera" so they can't help ... but does that mean a Russian-made camera, or merely a Russian-provided camera? Looks like Paolo was using a Nikon when he was on station...

Nikon D3X.
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #153 on: 06/07/2011 11:31 PM »
Woo! It's only Sir Alan Boyle! Welcome! :)


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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #154 on: 06/07/2011 11:33 PM »
Woo! It's only Sir Alan Boyle! Welcome! :)


Nikon D3x.

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What a waste of a good camera  ;)   Hi, Chris ... first-time poster, long-time fan.

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #155 on: 06/07/2011 11:42 PM »
Soyuz pictures released at the same time as the Soyuz launch…..coincidence?? … Hmmmmm
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #156 on: 06/07/2011 11:44 PM »
Thanks for getting this all some publicity in MSNBC Alan! Would be nice if the other big media did the same.

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #157 on: 06/07/2011 11:45 PM »
NASA just posted a whole lot more!

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #158 on: 06/08/2011 12:00 AM »
This photo reminds me of the opening scene of Cameron's Avatar. :)

compare Endeavour/ ISS http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-27/hires/iss027e036715.jpg

to the movie scene http://images.wikia.com/jamescameronsavatar/images/1/1f/Isv.jpg 

The small vehicle you see undocking from the ship is the same size as the entire ISS. The large ship, the ISV Venture Star is 1,646 meters long. The smaller Valkyrie shuttles are 101 meters long.

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #159 on: 06/08/2011 12:04 AM »
Woo! It's only Sir Alan Boyle! Welcome! :)


Nikon D3x.

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What a waste of a good camera  ;)   Hi, Chris ... first-time poster, long-time fan.

If it were a good camera, it would have survived unprotected reentry unscathed, and swam home to its owner.  Clearly, Nikon has some work to do.   ;)

In all seriousness, they do have work to do.  Sadly, they among many others are still recovering from the earthquake and tsunami, and will be for some time.

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