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2012-07-08 09:48:04 PM  
how long can they last without ground support?
 
2012-07-08 10:01:57 PM  

some_beer_drinker: how long can they last without ground support?


I say we push the button and find out.

/The button?
//Yes! ALL the buttons!
 
2012-07-08 11:10:06 PM  
The camera in question:

th03.deviantart.net
 
2012-07-08 11:22:07 PM  
Space station disaster cam is watching you masturbate.
 
2012-07-09 03:01:31 AM  

RedPhoenix122: The camera in question:

[th03.deviantart.net image 640x359]


Came for this, leaving satisfied

with spaaaaaaaace
 
2012-07-09 03:18:37 AM  
Camera manufactured by:
i212.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-09 03:34:14 AM  

NewportBarGuy: some_beer_drinker: how long can they last without ground support?

I say we push the button and find out.

/The button?
//Yes! ALL the buttons!


Made me think of this
i523.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-09 07:22:02 AM  
FTA: A camera headed for the International Space Station has the resolution to spot objects as small as cows down below

So all of your moms are good to go.
 
2012-07-09 08:11:00 AM  
Hm. Could we have sent a stranger cam into space?

Probably not.

Push the button, Frank
 
2012-07-09 08:32:17 AM  

some_beer_drinker: how long can they last without ground support?


I would guess it would have to do with how recently they were supplied with consumables. The oxygen would eventually be consumed, as would the food and water. They *DO* recycle at least some of the waste water and their urine into fresh drinking water, but as with all things, there has to be some loss in the system. For example, if you take in a liter of water, you aren't going to piss out a liter of urine: Some of it will stay in your body, some with come out with your feces, some will get released via sweat or through the exhalation of water vapor.

My guess is that within a relatively short amount of time, perhaps as few as a couple of months, the station would come dangerously close to being uninhabitable. Certainly, with a normal crew, unsupported habitability would be less than a year.
 
2012-07-09 09:06:46 AM  
Shoot, from the headline I was hoping for something like a camera to record Earth's destruction from asteroids or volcanoes or what have you, so future alien visitors would know what happened to us and, you know, always remember us in their hearts or something.
 
2012-07-09 09:11:01 AM  
Two years ago, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the space station aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The flight up was terrifying because the pilot and crew were constantly contradicting one another. I really didn't think we'd survive, but the Soviets somehow managed to dock the thing. Once aboard, I expected a professional atmosphere, but I found just the opposite. One of the cosmonauts had brought a cat aboard and once we were in zero gravity, it began urinating incessantly. Nothing ruins the experience of floating in space faster than a mouthful of cat urine. The astronauts aboard the station also exhibited strange behavior. One of the Americans had pulled out all of his teeth. One of the Russians masturbated continuously. And everyone seemed to distrust and despise one another. I wouldn't go again and I wouldn't recommend the trip to anyone else. If you are a member of Angie's list you can find my full review there.
 
2012-07-09 09:23:04 AM  
There's gonna be some great shots of clouds during hurricanes from that thing.
 
2012-07-09 09:23:19 AM  

spentmiles: Two years ago, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the space station aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The flight up was terrifying because the pilot and crew were constantly contradicting one another. I really didn't think we'd survive, but the Soviets somehow managed to dock the thing. Once aboard, I expected a professional atmosphere, but I found just the opposite. One of the cosmonauts had brought a cat aboard and once we were in zero gravity, it began urinating incessantly. Nothing ruins the experience of floating in space faster than a mouthful of cat urine. The astronauts aboard the station also exhibited strange behavior. One of the Americans had pulled out all of his teeth. One of the Russians masturbated continuously. And everyone seemed to distrust and despise one another. I wouldn't go again and I wouldn't recommend the trip to anyone else. If you are a member of Angie's list you can find my full review there.


2/10
 
2012-07-09 09:47:03 AM  
7.mshcdn.com

When did mating a dslr to a celestron telescope become a big deal? I was expecting some sort of super addon to the ISS. What we got here is about a couple of grand in equipment I can order.
 
2012-07-09 10:06:30 AM  

spentmiles: One of the Russians masturbated continuously.


Last week we put Yuri on the video downlink to see the RFSA head shrinker, and the crazy farker starts jerking off in Zvezda. Instant Section Eight. He was just waiting for his papers to clear Star City.
 
2012-07-09 10:58:47 AM  
It's like people are TRYING to summon Space Bevets today.
 
2012-07-09 01:29:03 PM  
dittybopper:
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They *DO* recycle at least some of the waste water and their urine into fresh drinking water, but as with all things, there has to be some loss in the system. For example, if you take in a liter of water, you aren't going to piss out a liter of urine: Some of it will stay in your body, some with come out with your feces, some will get released via sweat or through the exhalation of water vapor.
...


Good analysis, but I want to point out that they do reclaim the water released through evaporated sweat and exhalation (they call it "cabin humidity condensate").
 
2012-07-09 04:32:35 PM  

spentmiles: Two years ago, I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the space station aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. The flight up was terrifying because the pilot and crew were constantly contradicting one another. I really didn't think we'd survive, but the Soviets somehow managed to dock the thing. Once aboard, I expected a professional atmosphere, but I found just the opposite. One of the cosmonauts had brought a cat aboard and once we were in zero gravity, it began urinating incessantly. Nothing ruins the experience of floating in space faster than a mouthful of cat urine. The astronauts aboard the station also exhibited strange behavior. One of the Americans had pulled out all of his teeth. One of the Russians masturbated continuously. And everyone seemed to distrust and despise one another. I wouldn't go again and I wouldn't recommend the trip to anyone else. If you are a member of Angie's list you can find my full review there.


weak, and short. you can do better.
 
2012-07-09 07:05:33 PM  

Lil' Kim Jong Il: dittybopper:
...
They *DO* recycle at least some of the waste water and their urine into fresh drinking water, but as with all things, there has to be some loss in the system. For example, if you take in a liter of water, you aren't going to piss out a liter of urine: Some of it will stay in your body, some with come out with your feces, some will get released via sweat or through the exhalation of water vapor.
...

Good analysis, but I want to point out that they do reclaim the water released through evaporated sweat and exhalation (they call it "cabin humidity condensate").


Even so, the process can't be 100% efficient, which means a dwindling supply.
 
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