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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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Nikon D3x - deceased ;)

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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! :)


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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! :)


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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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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #160 on: 06/08/2011 12:19 AM »
I think this is one of my facvourites although there are so many to choose from.

I've tweaked the colour cast.

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #161 on: 06/08/2011 12:33 AM »
Anybody besides me looking at these pictures and noticing things they never took notice of before?

Me, the spare/other docking unit on node 3 port.
How big the ATV is. So glad we got these pics with it there. Bummer we missed out on HTV last time.

I'm sure I, and other amateurs, will take notice of more as I continue to look. Others here might know this stuff like the back of their hands, I'm sure.
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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #162 on: 06/08/2011 12:36 AM »
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Me, the spare/other docking unit on node 3 port.

That particular piece has been a right nuisance to me whilst building the model as it kept getting moved around and I kept having to relocate it :)!!

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #163 on: 06/08/2011 12:39 AM »
Figures they get released while I'm out on the road!  ;)  But they were definitely worth the wait!  Stunning imagery indeed!

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Re: The Soyuz "Flyabout" Picture Update Thread
« Reply #164 on: 06/08/2011 12:59 AM »
Jonathan Amos has just run an article about these images on the BBC News website. :)
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