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Title: CAM - location ?
Post by: station55 on 04/04/2008 10:54 am
Hello,

I know CAM is no longer in the ISS structure, but what's the status of this module. Was it at least constructed partially? Where is it now? Was it dismantled?
Title: RE: CAM - location ?
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 04/04/2008 08:24 pm
This has been asked a couple of times in other ISS threads, but I believe it is now outdoors as a museum exhibition in a parking lot in Japan.

Does anyone know where exactly?? I'm going to Japan in August so I'll get some photos for everyone here at NSF to see - if it's anywhere near places I'm seeing... :)
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: ChrisC on 04/05/2008 02:34 am
Add it to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrifuge_Accommodations_Module when you find out :)
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: hanschristian on 04/11/2008 12:35 pm
Me too, I really want to see this (now earthbound) module...
Title: RE: CAM - location ?
Post by: Fuji on 04/15/2008 11:02 pm
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ShuttleDiscovery - 3/4/2008  4:24 PM

This has been asked a couple of times in other ISS threads, but I believe it is now outdoors as a museum exhibition in a parking lot in Japan.

Does anyone know where exactly?? I'm going to Japan in August so I'll get some photos for everyone here at NSF to see - if it's anywhere near places I'm seeing... :)


You are right. I can see it in a parking lots in the Tsukuba Space Center.
Ok, I'll take photos for you in a few days. ;)
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: hektor on 04/16/2008 11:41 am
Would be useful to tell it to the guy who wrote Space News this week to suggest it should be launched instead of AMS if there is one more Shuttle flight.
Title: RE: CAM - location ?
Post by: Fuji on 04/17/2008 12:44 pm
Please Enjoy these pictures :cool:
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: nathan.moeller on 04/17/2008 01:03 pm
Shame to see such a potentially great piece of hardware just sitting outside with no future.
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: HailColumbia on 04/17/2008 01:41 pm
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hektor - 16/4/2008  7:41 AM

Would be useful to tell it to the guy who wrote Space News this week to suggest it should be launched instead of AMS if there is one more Shuttle flight.

indeed, but, given that its sitting OUTDOORS, could it possibly be in any condition to be used? I've seen that room where they keep the modules at kennedy, slighly higher standards then letting them sit outside, getting rained on, kicked by children, shit on by animals.  hell, in a parking lot it could get into a fender bender.
Title: RE: CAM - location ?
Post by: mr.columbus on 04/17/2008 02:23 pm
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Fuji - 17/4/2008  8:44 AM

Please Enjoy these pictures :cool:

From the pictures it looks like you can go/look inside the module. Is this possible?
Title: RE: CAM - location ?
Post by: Fuji on 04/17/2008 11:11 pm
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mr.columbus - 16/4/2008  10:23 AM

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Fuji - 17/4/2008  8:44 AM

Please Enjoy these pictures :cool:

From the pictures it looks like you can go/look inside the module. Is this possible?

No. Entrance is covered with shield.
And you can only see the graphic poster inside. See the first picture.
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: shostetler on 04/18/2008 06:13 am
yes... it's just a tin can. See? Americans had their tin can pictures, then the Russians with their tin can, then the Europeans with theirs. Now Japan has it's tin can... except it's just that, a can. And no, you can't look inside. It always made me laugh when NASA came out with press releases for modules. There'd be all these dignitaries sitting around looking at what looked like a huge tin can. They'd never show pictures of them walking through the modules, just them sitting in front of it clapping.
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: eeergo on 04/18/2008 03:33 pm
Thanks a lot for these images, a long-standing mystery of this forum has been unveiled :)

Probably the inside isn't very interesting as this is just the pressure shell... so rather than seeing a surface similar to the outside, they decided placing a recreating picture blocking the view. It would be nice for us freaks to have a look inside and check how much room there is, but for general visitors it'd be both more exciting and more insightful to be shown what it would have looked like if it had been completed.

Now, in orbit it would have made a better picture without doubt :(
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: ShuttleDiscovery on 04/18/2008 03:42 pm
Yeah, thanks for the pictures Fuji!  I'll go and see it myself anyway when I go to Japan now I know where it is!



Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: ChrisC on 04/19/2008 01:13 am
Wikipedia page updated!

Personally I would rather see AMS go up.  There's a dearth of astronomical science on ISS.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_Magnetic_Spectrometer
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: brahmanknight on 04/19/2008 01:31 am
It really saddens me to see what was the most interesting science module of the ISS sitting in a freaking parking lot.  *shakes head in disbelief*
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: Jorge on 04/19/2008 02:13 am
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eeergo - 18/4/2008  10:33 AM

Thanks a lot for these images, a long-standing mystery of this forum has been unveiled :)

Mystery? I've been telling people this for a while... it was only certain persons claiming the module was in "flyable" storage that kept the "mystery" going.
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: psloss on 04/19/2008 03:19 am
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Jorge - 18/4/2008  10:13 PM

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eeergo - 18/4/2008  10:33 AM

Thanks a lot for these images, a long-standing mystery of this forum has been unveiled :)

Mystery? I've been telling people this for a while... it was only certain persons claiming the module was in "flyable" storage that kept the "mystery" going.
:)

How long until we get to "Only the true Messiah denies His divinity" (http://www.mwscomp.com/movies/brian/brian-18.htm)?
Title: Re: CAM - location ?
Post by: eeergo on 04/19/2008 11:22 am
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Jorge - 19/4/2008  3:13 AM
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eeergo - 18/4/2008  10:33 AMThanks a lot for these images, a long-standing mystery of this forum has been unveiled :)
Mystery? I've been telling people this for a while... it was only certain persons claiming the module was in "flyable" storage that kept the "mystery" going.
Yes, I know, I wasn't referring to the mystery being if it was in a parking lot, but instead of actually seeing the item sitting there, and the condition it was in. There had been photo requests going on for a long time now. Maybe I didn't word it right ;)