Space!

Fed up talking videogames? Why?
BOR
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Space!
by BOR » Sun May 31, 2020 12:08 am

I saw the ISS, but I couldn't see the Dragon though.

Space. :wub:

"The job is done, and the bitch is dead."
User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Space!
by Victor Mildew » Sun May 31, 2020 7:13 am

We weren't supposed to be able to see the first part at all, so didn't try, yet there's photos of the first stage taken from not far from here :x

Still, from my garden I don't think we'd have seen it as the road goes up in that direction meaning the house further up look quite large ove the horizon. We get a great ISS view though as West is behind the garden and as it passes over to the east we can watch it go over the garage which is nice and low, so you can see across to the Severn estuary way.

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
Vermilion
Member
Joined in 2018
Location: Everywhere
Contact:

PostRe: Space!
by Vermilion » Sun May 31, 2020 7:50 am

Definitely saw the ISS, had a much better view than i was expecting.

User avatar
SillySprout
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Space!
by SillySprout » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 pm

The Space X launch was great to watch! The space suits were sleak. It's clear that the aim is to make the whole thing look cool, from the suits, the touch screens, the reusable rockets landing - everything is so sci fi! Very impressed.

The only member named after an outrageous vegetable!
Switch: SW-0169-0715-2025
PS4: LimitlessLee
User avatar
Rax
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Raxicori

PostRe: Space!
by Rax » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:43 am

Frank wrote:Disappointed the feed missed the first stage landing back on the boat. Such a stupid name for the boat, too :slol:

It comes from a novel by Iain Banks.

I watched a load of the coverage on Saturday, it was pretty cool to have it on in the background while I was doing stuff in the kitchen.

User avatar
Saint of Killers
Member
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Space!
by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 am

Just wanted to post a couple of news stories which popped up on BBC News website recently:

'Black neutron star' discovery changes astronomy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53151106


Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53102718

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
User avatar
Alvin Flummux
Member
Joined in 2008
Location: Wilmington, OH, USA
Contact:

PostRe: Space!
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:06 pm

That X-ray map is gorgeous.

User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Space!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:23 pm

Just a heads up as you may not be aware, but another starlink cluster is being launched tonight, and last time you could see the rocket go over the UK :datass:

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
still
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Space!
by still » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:25 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Just a heads up as you may not be aware, but another starlink cluster is being launched tonight, and last time you could see the rocket go over the UK :datass:


Time??

User avatar
Preezy
Skeletor
Joined in 2009
Location: The Umbral Plains

PostRe: Space!
by Preezy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:39 pm

The lack of a link is distressing.

Image
User avatar
Victor Mildew
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Space!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:52 pm

Just saw it's been postponed until tomorrow :(

This account is great for updates:
https://twitter.com/VirtualAstro/status ... 24288?s=19

The one that want over a month or so ago was really cool. It wasn't dark, but you could see what looked like a low long star go right over head. I'd imagine with good binoculars you could make out a rocket (I'll have mine for viewing this time).

Hexx wrote:Ad7 is older and balder than I thought.
User avatar
floydfreak
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Space!
by floydfreak » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:15 am


User avatar
Moggy
"Special"
Joined in 2008
AKA: Moggy

PostRe: Space!
by Moggy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:43 am


Image

Return to “Stuff”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alvin Flummux, Eighthours, Google [Bot], Grumpy David, Lime, RichardUK and 58 guests