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Mon Dec 28, 2015, 07:23 PM

WOW. Photo of an astronaut shows how big the International Space Station is






Do you see him?






Does this help?



via: http://petapixel.com/2015/12/22/this-photo-of-an-astronaut-shows-how-big-the-iss-is/



The space station is as big as a football field.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/onthestation/facts_and_figures.html


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Reply WOW. Photo of an astronaut shows how big the International Space Station is (Original post)
progressoid Dec 2015 OP
randys1 Dec 2015 #1
BlueJazz Dec 2015 #4
procon Dec 2015 #2
livetohike Dec 2015 #3
LittleGirl Dec 2015 #5
SheilaT Dec 2015 #6
blackspade Dec 2015 #7
Hotler Dec 2015 #8
progressoid Dec 2015 #12
Hotler Dec 2015 #13
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2015 #15
nyabingi Dec 2015 #9
friendly_iconoclast Dec 2015 #17
nyabingi Dec 2015 #18
SoapBox Dec 2015 #10
Hiraeth Dec 2015 #11
FailureToCommunicate Dec 2015 #14
yuiyoshida Dec 2015 #16
LongTomH Dec 2015 #22
DavidDvorkin Dec 2015 #19
FourScore Dec 2015 #20
beam me up scottie Dec 2015 #21

Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 07:29 PM

1. Big, gigantic waste of money.

Between this and researching the cure to diseases using SCIENCY crap, I am sick of my tax dohlars being wasted on such nonsense.

Now if you wanna build a mega church, I am all for it.


























sarcasm

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Response to randys1 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:22 PM

4. I love it when somebody says: "If we used that money to fight crime, the world would be safe"

 

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 07:36 PM

2. Thanks for showing this.

I had know idea the station was that large, but the visual comparisons are really dramatic.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 07:58 PM

3. Wow! This is amazing. Thanks for posting this.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:30 PM

5. holy shit

that's huge! I had no idea it was that big. wow!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:44 PM

6. Hey, thanks. I had NO idea.

 

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:55 PM

7. Incredible.

This is definitely one the things we should be spending money on rather than war.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 08:57 PM

8. "Open pod bay doors HAL."

"I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that."

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Response to Hotler (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:25 PM

12. That was on TV Saturday!



You might already know this, but it's news to me. Arthur C. Clarke went to a Bell Labs demonstration in 1962 or 1963 featuring an IBM 704 singing the song "Daisy" (or, more properly, "Daisy Bell" and it made a huge impression. This was also the first real-life example of a singing computer.

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5958658/why-does-hal-sing-daisy-in-2001-a-space-odyssey

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Response to progressoid (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:30 PM

13. I did not know that, Thanks for sharing... n/t

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Response to Hotler (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:46 PM

15. I sat next to Keir Dullea recently at a wedding. His eyes are still just as amazing as they looked

in "2001"

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:08 PM

9. What's even wilder is

the fact that this huge object is flying around the Earth up there at more than 17,000 miles per hour.

Every image you see of it makes it appear to be standing still, but it ain't lol!

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Response to nyabingi (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 10:13 PM

17. Yet if you see it from the ground, it goes from horizon to horizon in a minute or two

 

Fortunately, there are ways to find out when it'll be above your area:

http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/

http://www.heavens-above.com/

http://www.isstracker.com/

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 11:31 PM

18. Sweet! Thanks for the links! (nt)

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:13 PM

10. ...wow.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:19 PM

11. the word ... awesome ... used correctly for once.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:36 PM

14. The arrays may fill the field, but the human space, at midfield, still looks cramped...

Thanks for the amazing insight to what's going on up there.

(Though I can't help but think of the Somali mother trying to boil safe water for her child over a smokey fire who also looks up and wonders...)

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 09:55 PM

16. I wonder if some day that will be come this...

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 31, 2015, 05:26 PM

22. I hope so; but, I'm fearful that.......



...........we may become one of the 'One-Planet Graves' if the bean counters and the short-sighted have their way!

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2015, 11:54 PM

19. It's a great shame that it will be abandoned in a few years

Instead of being used as the foundation for something bigger and better.

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 01:15 AM

20. And then there's this:

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Response to progressoid (Original post)

Tue Dec 29, 2015, 01:26 AM

21. Absolutely amazing, thank you progressoid.


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