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2013-05-12 11:11:19 PM  

Lor M. Ipsum: Pffft, fake


I think we found Carl Everett's Fark handle...
 
2013-05-12 11:12:16 PM  

eggrolls: HOW DID THEY GET A PIANO ON THE SPACE STATION???


Holodeck.
 
2013-05-12 11:13:27 PM  

Gritty Kitty Litter: Lor M. Ipsum: Pffft, fake

I think we found Carl Everett's Fark handle...


I think this Farker was joking, but the comments on YouTube are typically potato. It's either "fake" or "a waist [sic] of taxpayers money".
 
2013-05-12 11:20:32 PM  

almostsane: bbfreak: Also, I believe its been mainly has son who has been making all the posting possible.  almostsane: I am SO going to miss his many daily Facebook posts!   I do hope that he eventually publishes all his photos in a coffee book once he's Earth bound again.

Hmm, that might be troublesome. He may have taken the pictures, but they were likely with NASA cameras. I seem to remember a case where this issue popped up before with another non-NASA astronaut.

Yes, his son, Evan, is a FARKer and I still remember the day he posted that his dad was going to the ISS.

I figure that NASA or the ISS would lay claim to his photos but if the book profits go to them or an educational concern that encourages kids to study science I thought maybe they could work something out.  Of course, that's expecting reasonable behavior from a gov't agency so maybe I've had one too many beers today......


Every photo produced by NASA (or any other government agency) is public domain (unless classified), and they tend to like it when people post them all over the place. He could produce his book, or so could any number of people, but only he could write appropriate annotations.
 
2013-05-12 11:26:42 PM  
wow i was already to call that stupid before even watching, but damn the music and singing was decent and you can't beat the view and the special effects
 
2013-05-12 11:29:13 PM  
My one dying wish is to be on the ISS. That was farking cool.
 
2013-05-12 11:33:20 PM  

theorellior: almostsane: I do hope that he eventually publishes all his photos in a coffee book once he's Earth bound again.

There are so many to choose from, but this recent picture just stopped me in my tracks for some reason.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x563]


Wow. Thats a lot of rednecks blowing themselves up in trailer meth labs at one time to light up that shot. Honestly, this story (and that pic even) makes me feel ok going to bed as a member of the human race.


/ I can almost point to the little point of light I was born in
// Homesick
 
2013-05-12 11:46:04 PM  

Christian Bale: wow i was already to call that stupid before even watching, but damn the music and singing was decent and you can't beat the view and the special effects


Yeah, the last time I was this pleasantly surprised at something I was sure would be lame as hell, it was Johnny Cash's cover of NIN's Hurt.  Nicely done.
 
2013-05-12 11:46:24 PM  
 
2013-05-12 11:56:46 PM  
That was definitely cool beyond description. As a Canadian, I'm very proud of Commander Hadfield and his efforts to make his stay on the space station educational, personal and downright fun! His goal was never to be a "hero" astronaut in any sense. He simply showed that science and space was something that was exciting and fascinating, and at the same time, introducing a classic Bowie hit to a new audience.

Well done Sir, and welcome home!
 
2013-05-13 12:00:49 AM  

radarlove: Luminiferous Aether: Gotta watch to the very end...

OH shiat IS HE GONNA BE OKAY?!?!

I CAN'T TAKE ANY MORE OF THESE NATIONAL TRAGEDIES!


don't worry, that's supposed to happen:-)
Descent moduleThe descent module contains the crew launch and entry couches, spacecraft controls and parachutes. A heat-shield protects the module during re-entry. The spacecraft has several retro rockets, designed to fire moments before touchdown, to help reduce landing impact forces.


i.imgur.com

From @Cmdr_Hadfield via http://twitpic.com/529e4j
 
2013-05-13 12:02:45 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: [thegentlemanblog.files.wordpress.com image 385x240]


Not as awesome as this, of course, but still a very nice treat.


that's going to be the encore when he goes back up.
 
2013-05-13 12:03:05 AM  
How far we've come from the days of this:

"They call these guys the Three Musketeers for a reason. There's a mathematician, a different kind of mathemetician, and a statistician."

The only way that would have been better is if it was a duet with Bowie.
 
2013-05-13 12:07:34 AM  

Krapsnart: bakarocket: unitednihilists: every political party in Canada is jumping through hoops right now to find out which way this guy rolls in hopes of putting him on there team.

Sad to see him leave space, he's done more for space exploration PR in 6 months then NASA has done in 6 years.

6 years? I'd say 40 years.

Not so. NASA has been doing tons and tons of outreach in the past few years, They've invited hundreds if not thousands of people to tweetups and "NASA Socials" -- I'm just a random space fan and I got to see Discovery's last launch from the press site, standing behind the countdown clock. I mean, my god, I got to take pictures like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spamily/sets/72157625164886669/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/spamily/sets/72157626127332766/

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 427x640]

And that's just the grassroots stuff. There's also been a whole lot in the media. Shuttles flying piggyback on a 747 over NYC and DC and LA, interviews with astronauts on daytime TV, plus Cady Coleman doing a flute duet with Ian Anderson while she was on the ISS, and Leonard Nimoy welcoming Enterprise to NYC, and and and... If you haven't seen what NASA's been doing you haven't been paying attention.


NASA has always been really good at getting the word out to people who love space and everything related, but Ian Anderson? Daytime TV interviews? Astronauts are awesome dudes, but they certainly aren't TV personalities. You're talking about things that you think are cool, but most others don't care.

Chris Hadfield is making EVERYONE (in English speaking countries, anyway) interested in a way that hasn't been seen since the Moon Race. No one could drum up that sort of fervour again, but he's closer than anyone else has ever been.

And if you don't see that, you're a space nerd who doesn't understand that normal people usually don't see what the fuss is about.
 
2013-05-13 12:20:27 AM  
Ignored that all afternoon, then it showed up on ars and I watched it.  Farkin awesome.

Not sure what surprises me more.  That someone used part of their weight limit to take a guitar to space?  Or that nobody has sent up an electric and rewired the Fecal Anhydrous Rutherfordium Tachometer to be an amp when nobody had anything epoch to dump?
 
2013-05-13 12:22:01 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: Christian Bale: wow i was already to call that stupid before even watching, but damn the music and singing was decent and you can't beat the view and the special effects

Yeah, the last time I was this pleasantly surprised at something I was sure would be lame as hell, it was Johnny Cash's cover of NIN's Hurt.  Nicely done.


Christ, that video still makes me tear up.  June looking at him over his shoulder is just sad.
 
2013-05-13 12:27:59 AM  
I'm a bit verklempt after that.

/dust and such
 
2013-05-13 12:37:18 AM  
So, when will the Curiosity rover release a cover of Life on Mars?
 
2013-05-13 12:41:44 AM  

Lsherm: Man On Pink Corner: Christian Bale: wow i was already to call that stupid before even watching, but damn the music and singing was decent and you can't beat the view and the special effects

Yeah, the last time I was this pleasantly surprised at something I was sure would be lame as hell, it was Johnny Cash's cover of NIN's Hurt.  Nicely done.

Christ, that video still makes me tear up.  June looking at him over his shoulder is just sad.


I once herd someone say that though Trent Reznor was born to write that song, Johnny Cash was born to sing it (and that Mark Romanek was born to make the video).  And as a hardcore NIN fan, I completely agree.
 
2013-05-13 12:41:54 AM  
I'm glad I saw that at home, it kicked up a lot more space dust than I would have expected.

Space has a new hero, albeit much different than the ones before him. Godspeed on his trip home.
 
2013-05-13 12:55:22 AM  

Phil the SWO: Is it wrong that I want him to disappear from public life forever now? He's been such an inspiration and awesome person, and I don't want him to have a chance to screw that up and completely destroy my hope in humanity.


Met him a few years ago at an event where he was a keynote speaker. He paused an interview because he saw me pushing a training aircraft by hand and thought he should help me. Got to talk to him for a while afterward, and you have absolutely nothing to worry about. He's exactly as awesome as he appears.
 
2013-05-13 12:57:36 AM  
Wow...such an amazing person. Talk about someone to inspire kids to do science and space or anything...this is the guy.
 
2013-05-13 01:09:51 AM  

Fissile: If NASA made some cool space music video, some people might actually remember they're still in business.

Saturn V launch to music.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rXtG3vfAlA


If you like that kind of thing watch some boosters come down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRacawNrNZM

/no music
 
2013-05-13 01:11:03 AM  
Damn. Just... damn. There may be hope for us yet.
 
2013-05-13 01:22:39 AM  

CrazyCurt: I wonder what Bowie thinks?


If he doesn't love it he is a bad man.
 
2013-05-13 01:32:43 AM  
It's aboot time he came home eh? Dere's a double-double waiting for you at Timmy's ya hoser.
 
2013-05-13 01:33:50 AM  

saturn badger: CrazyCurt: I wonder what Bowie thinks?

If he doesn't love it he is a bad man.


I up thread there's a link to Bowie's facebook page.  "It's possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created".
http://www.facebook.com/davidbowie
 
2013-05-13 01:38:31 AM  

ruta: Gritty Kitty Litter: Lor M. Ipsum: Pffft, fake

I think we found Carl Everett's Fark handle...

I think this Farker was joking, but the comments on YouTube are typically potato. It's either "fake" or "a waist [sic] of taxpayers money".


If they used my tax money more power to them. I wish they would spend more on ventures like this. I have seen him a few times and he is money well spent.
 
2013-05-13 01:39:31 AM  
Farking brilliant. It's made my day seeing that.
 
2013-05-13 01:47:22 AM  

optikeye: I up thread there's a link to Bowie's facebook page. "It's possibly the most poignant version of the song ever created".
http://www.facebook.com/davidbowie


I saw that. Yay for Bowie. Win win all around.
 
2013-05-13 01:50:08 AM  
At 27,700 km/hr, Hadfield is the fastest guitar player who has ever lived.
 
2013-05-13 01:52:28 AM  
Take a close look at time mark 4:30.

That man was born for zero g. Look how he corrects his course; stops motion..thinks ahead and springs through the tunnel in the 'ceiling' with just the right amount of effort.
 
2013-05-13 01:56:02 AM  
Exactly this.

And I love the fact that...

well, I just love the whole thing. His trip up there, the great science pr, and then this epicness.

This guy makes me proud to be human- and like another Farker early in the thread said- I'm also grateful to live in a time when this could happen.

/science and rock&roll!
 
2013-05-13 03:20:22 AM  

radarlove: Warthog: unitednihilists: every political party in Canada is jumping through hoops right now to find out which way this guy rolls in hopes of putting him on there team.

Sad to see him leave space, he's done more for space exploration PR in 6 months then NASA has done in 6 years.

Wait, he's Canadian?  But he doesn't look Canadian....

[southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com image 480x360]

Hey now, watch it, buddeh!


Don't call me buddeh pal.

btw it was so farking dusty watching that video
 
2013-05-13 03:24:31 AM  
Mar's aint the kinda place, to raise your kids
 
2013-05-13 03:27:27 AM  
I absolutely cried like a little girl. Big, heaving sobs, needed a hug after. No shame.
 
2013-05-13 03:43:30 AM  
I like to think that I gave him the idea for this.

See, I made a Welcome Home video for Chris Hadfield last week, and he and his son Evan saw it and loved it (also his wife). The song choice is interesting, considering the one I used was a response to the Davie Bowie tune.

But yes, Chris Hadfield has just elevated himself from awesome to divinity. He may be coming back to Earth, but he is certainly transcendent.
 
2013-05-13 06:55:22 AM  

unitednihilists: Sad to see him leave space, he's done more for space exploration PR in 6 months then NASA has done in 6 years.


Doesn't 6 years include the Hubble's "Pillars of Creation" image, the Mars rovers and the "7 min of terror" descent using a skycrane?

Now I admit it's not like the rovers have a 720p live feed you can just go watch 24/7 (would be awesome if they did and included an audio pickup for giggles) but that's some pretty impressive PR right there.

I find those far more impressive than a guy singing some songs in LEO.
 
2013-05-13 06:55:29 AM  
Ya know Subby I'm a cynical bastard somedays but that there just made smile like a kid.

^__^

/We may well get off this rock one day.
//We may even deserve to.
 
2013-05-13 07:03:36 AM  

prgrmr: I am very grateful to live in an age where something like this can happen.


This. Thank you.
 
2013-05-13 07:20:42 AM  
bakarocket:

NASA has always been really good at getting the word out to people who love space and everything related, but Ian Anderson? Daytime TV interviews? Astronauts are awesome dudes, but they certainly aren't TV personalities. You're talking about things that you think are cool, but most others don't care.

Chris Hadfield is making EVERYONE (in English speaking countries, anyway) interested in a way that hasn't been seen since the Moon Race. No one could drum up that sort of fervour again, but he's closer than anyone else has ever been.

And if you don't see that, you're a space nerd who doesn't understand that normal people usually don't see what the fuss is about.


What you say is true. And the point I wanted to make (and probably didn't make so well) is that I am the space nerd that I am -- and my six-year-old daughter wants to be an astronaut --  because of NASA's public outreach.And there are thousands of people like us, many of whom were only peripherally interested in space stuff. Hell, I met someone at the tweetup who had never heard of Columbia. And we go out into our communities, and we share our experiences and pictures, and we build interest in others from the ground up. None of this is near the scale of what Chris Hadfield is doing, but it's just not true to say that NASA's current outreach efforts aren't succeeding.
 
2013-05-13 07:27:57 AM  
Ok who wants a follow up video of him singing Rocketman next time he goes up?
 
2013-05-13 07:33:09 AM  
I've been following his posts on facebook. The photos are breathtaking. I think he rocks the 'stache the way the late Jack Layton rocked the 'stache.

/safe journeys Mr Spaceman!
//won't you please take me along? I won't do anything wrong.
 
2013-05-13 08:14:09 AM  
Really gonna miss this guys twitter feed from space.  His posts have been the best part of my days sometimes.
 
2013-05-13 08:15:01 AM  

quatchi: Ya know Subby I'm a cynical bastard somedays but that there just made smile like a kid.


You weren't the only one. Trust me.
 
2013-05-13 08:24:21 AM  
I would totally do that.
 
2013-05-13 08:32:24 AM  

Ishkur: I like to think that I gave him the idea for this.

See, I made a Welcome Home video for Chris Hadfield last week, and he and his son Evan saw it and loved it (also his wife). The song choice is interesting, considering the one I used was a response to the Davie Bowie tune.

But yes, Chris Hadfield has just elevated himself from awesome to divinity. He may be coming back to Earth, but he is certainly transcendent.


Great video. Since Emm Gryner had to work out an arrangement of the song, and they had to do a mix and make the video, I'm thinking that Chris Hadfield et al started theirs before you posted yours, but no doubt the happy coincidence delighted them too.
 
2013-05-13 08:58:34 AM  
Holy shiat, over a million views in the few hours since it was posted, it's all over the MSM right now btw.
 
2013-05-13 09:07:49 AM  
That's awesome.

Sofa King Smart: literally... sitting in a tin can.


Literally?
 
2013-05-13 09:15:35 AM  
If it's truly "in space", shouldn't it be just video with no audio?
 
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