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    1. razark



      (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.


    2. The Dunatian

      The Dunatian

      You are in dire distress?

  2. razark

    Lunar Eclipse January 20-21 2019

    That's silly. Who would do something like that? Meanwhile, I managed to capture these cool images: Hehehehehehe.
  3. razark

    Lunar Eclipse January 20-21 2019

    I tried to see it, but it wasn't easy. Way too dim to see the moon clearly.
  4. Somewhere, I've got a couple (Or four. I know where two of them are.) medallions that were made with space-flown metal. I've seen numerous spacecraft in museums. Likewise for some surface samples from the moon, including touchable ones. Our building used to have the hatch from MA-9 in the first-floor lobby. They had the first Dragon capsule in our parking lot one day, and I got to poke it. I've seen some of the debris from STS-107, when they were touring it around to the various centers. I've seen one shuttle stack being rolled out to the pad. Many times I've seen the orbiters as they were ferried on the SCA. (They used to call a fire drill in elementary school every time there was a flyby.) I've met numerous astronauts, most of them without my knowing. My father has quite a few items at home, including flags, medallions, a piece of the red stripe from a commander's space suit, heat shield tiles, part of one of the antennas he designed, etc. Most of them made into awards/mounted on plaques. It didn't make it to space, but he's got half of an SRB hold-down nut mounted on a plaque as an award. I've also managed to spot ISS, Mir, and several shuttles in orbit, if you want to count that.
  5. Well, if you're a mission controller, you get to go home for dinner every night. But if you're an astronaut, you might get to avoid part of the Houston summer.
  6. razark

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Just heard from the supervisor. Looking at job listings now.
  7. razark

    Thread to complain bout stuff

    Just got out of an all-hands meeting. Now I'm just waiting on the official "don't come back until we say so" notice. Well, @#^*#$@!
  8. Yeah, it's much easier than switching to map view or tracking station to switch. It also lets you switch to/between Kerbals on EVA. See, that's what happens when you don't read the manual that comes with the game... I miss the days when games came with books.
  9. I don't remember much of an issue when they announced it was going beta, and said they'd have a cycle of testing/release/testing/release/etc. I do recall a massive surge of opposition when they announced the very next release would be 1.0, including new, untested features.
  10. I'm not so sure. 0.25 + 0.1 = 0.90?
  11. razark

    SpaceX Discussion Thread

    Well, there goes my idea for if I get furloughed...
  12. razark

    So what song is stuck in your head today?

    This accurately describes several periods of my life. Damnit, you stole my line!
  13. razark

    The Cow Event

    This is not what I expected from the thread title. (Which is probably a good thing.) Still interesting, though.