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Online Chris Bergin

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« Reply #460 on: 05/16/2009 09:50 pm »
Thanks David, good work :)

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« Reply #461 on: 05/16/2009 09:53 pm »
No problem, a pleasure to contribute :)

Did anyone catch what was that "soaked towels" conversation about? Were they referring to how much they sweated during the EVA?
-DaviD-

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #462 on: 05/16/2009 10:20 pm »
I missed the "soaked towels" but caught the "it ain't ready 'till the fat lady sings".

Dr. Lackrone was like floating in his chair. Always nice to watch an exuberant,  happy man, especially if he's an astrophysicist in a manned space flight context ;)

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #463 on: 05/16/2009 10:28 pm »
Did anyone catch what was that "soaked towels" conversation about? Were they referring to how much they sweated during the EVA?

There was a fistsize ball of water clinging to some filter on (I think) the middeck. They cleaned it up with three towels.
« Last Edit: 05/16/2009 10:29 pm by orbitaldebris »

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« Reply #464 on: 05/16/2009 11:21 pm »
Thanks for the answer, it was the humidity reclamation system under the middeck floor that was developing the water accumulation, according to the commentary I just heard. Somehow it didn't seem natural that they sweated so much as to drench a pair of towels... sort of reminded me of Leonov :)

Agreed about Lackrone, he's great during the briefings, in contrast with some of the other participants, who just appear to mechanically throw together the same expressions and phrases to suit the situation. Probably very proffessional and capable people, but the message gets lost in the NASAese...

Great day, looking forward to more non-stop Hubble fun tomorrow.
-DaviD-

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #465 on: 05/16/2009 11:38 pm »
COS has passed its functional test!

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #466 on: 05/17/2009 12:18 am »
Outstanding.

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #467 on: 05/17/2009 12:29 am »
Thanks for all the later coverage guys. I'm SO relieved it went well for ACS, and they even got ahead to finish what they planned!  :)
Remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our rights & freedoms, and for those injured, visible or otherwise, in that fight.

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #468 on: 05/17/2009 01:30 am »
For sure! Was that the "Deep Space Homer" episode? That quote will make the next article revision for sure! (Something Joe Public will like).

Yeah, that was from Deep Space Homer.  Not a word for word quote, but close enough that you knew the intent.

A quick search turned up this from the script:


Tom: It's a lovely day for a launch, here, live at Cape Canaveral, at
       the lower end of the Florida Peninsula, and the purpose of
       today's mission is truly, really electrifying.
Man 2: That's correct, Tom.  The lion's share of this flight will be
       devoted to the study of the effects of weightlessness on tiny
       screws.
  Tom: Unbelievable, and just imagine the logistics of weightlessness.
       And of course, this could have literally millions of applications
       here on Earth -- everything from watchmaking to watch repair.


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STS-125 DREAMS in HD!

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #469 on: 05/17/2009 06:22 am »
Just felt compelled to thank you guys for the coverage, truly informative and amusing. On behalf of all of us in a different time-zone.

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #470 on: 05/17/2009 06:47 am »
WFC passed functional test, HRC with power problems.

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #471 on: 05/17/2009 07:14 am »
While it is unfortunate the HRC was not restored, this is still a remarkable achievement! I was able to watch most of EVA 3.  Very impressive how well the custom-made tools worked! Thanks for the great coverage.
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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #472 on: 05/17/2009 09:22 am »
While it is unfortunate the HRC was not restored,

This is not a given yet. Could still work.

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Re: LIVE: STS-125 Flight Day 6 - EVA-3
« Reply #473 on: 05/17/2009 04:05 pm »
While it is unfortunate the HRC was not restored,

This is not a given yet. Could still work.

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Doubtful:

Part of camera in newly repaired instrument revived

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