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(Click Orlando)   If you have rare, valuable NASA memorabilia from the early days of the space program please don't throw it away. Museums are willing to take it from you   ( clickorlando.com) divider line
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2017-06-18 11:22:54 AM  
I have the actual camera from the stage where they filmed the moon landing. The hell I'm giving it away. That's just what they want me to do.
 
2017-06-18 11:50:21 AM  

foo monkey: I have the actual camera from the stage where they filmed the moon landing.


No, it's a streetlight.
 
2017-06-18 02:19:31 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2017-06-18 02:22:52 PM  
I imagine that some meth addled grandson was attempting to find the hundreds that Granny sticks into every conceivable space, found these instead and threw them out because he couldn't smoke/inject them...
 
2017-06-18 02:25:31 PM  
I have the movie "Hidden Figures."  Is that close enough?
 
2017-06-18 02:26:17 PM  
Dear ____: So I have chunk of dark yellow sturdy foam that fell from the sky into my backyard. Should I fashion it into a dildo or give it back to NASA after some hard bargaining?
 
2017-06-18 02:27:32 PM  
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NASA probably wants this back.
 
2017-06-18 02:28:00 PM  
Yvette Quinn was convinced the list of aerospace engineers she discovered in a neighbor's trash a few weeks ago was solid gold for international con men.

It's a good thing she opened her neighbor's trash before the FSB showed up!
 
2017-06-18 02:28:23 PM  
I have some original material from the 747's official roll-out, and some more stuff from first flight.

Wish I had some NASA stuff as well.
 
2017-06-18 02:29:25 PM  
Why is she going through her neighbors trash?
 
2017-06-18 02:30:20 PM  
Interesting find. Time to call my Nonna in FL, she may have stuff like that in her storage area.

I joke that if the Apollo program hadn't existed, I wouldn't either...both of my grandfathers moved from NY (one from Binghamton, the other from Malbrough) down to the Space Coast of FL to work for NASA in '67, where my parents met.

Not surprisingly, Moon Landing Truthers are on my shiate liste
 
2017-06-18 02:34:21 PM  

abhorrent1: Why is she going through her neighbors trash?


International con men.
 
2017-06-18 02:35:02 PM  
Oh, they just want the stuff from our space program? That's good. I was starting to have regrets about tossing all those busted chunks of that alien ship into the garbage last week. (I know I promised that Roswell army dude I'd keep them safe, but come on. That was like forever ago and I need room for all my new fidget spinners.)
 
2017-06-18 02:38:29 PM  
GISed space dildo.  Good times.
 
2017-06-18 02:42:56 PM  
I seemed to have missed the transition from the lady who found it to News 6 taking credit for donating it.
 
2017-06-18 02:47:27 PM  

LordOfThePings: foo monkey: I have the actual camera from the stage where they filmed the moon landing.

No, it's a streetlight.


THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO THINK.
 
2017-06-18 02:48:51 PM  

EdgeRunner: Oh, they just want the stuff from our space program? That's good. I was starting to have regrets about tossing all those busted chunks of that alien ship into the garbage last week. (I know I promised that Roswell army dude I'd keep them safe, but come on. That was like forever ago and I need room for all my new fidget spinners.)


Realistically, if you have stuff from the Soviet space program, a whole shiat-ton of people will want to talk to you.
 
2017-06-18 02:49:46 PM  

UsikFark: abhorrent1: Why is she going through her neighbors trash?

International con men.


TOP. INTERNATIONAL. CON. MEN.
 
2017-06-18 02:56:29 PM  
Nosey neighbor needs to be arrested for trespassing, and stealing property. How about that?
 
2017-06-18 02:57:58 PM  
You mean props, subby.
 
2017-06-18 03:01:48 PM  

GungFu: Nosey neighbor needs to be arrested for trespassing, and stealing property. How about that?


Garbage is considered abandoned. The street is not your property,
 
2017-06-18 03:04:35 PM  
Didn't NASA try to sue an astronaut's widow a few years ago to get back items the astronaut air kept from his time in space and the Courts basically told NASA to FO
 
2017-06-18 03:04:42 PM  
I gave a museum my Dad's set of Lunar orbiter 4 prints after NASA scanned them, NASA also got some of the negatives he had (some had deteriorated unfortunately in the 30+ years they sat in cans).  I still have a few prints, some copies of negatives, and this crazy model moonscape.

NASA used to be really bad at saving things because their attitude was "something better will come along tomorrow".  In order to try to recreate an archive for one satellite's data myself and two colleagues gave NASA our tapes since they didn't keep any of their own (no seriously), plus some software and documents.  I have what may be the last copy of an end of mission report, it was scanned by NASA but I kept the paper because I knew otherwise it would have been recycled; over the years I have done some data diving for people even though I don't work for NASA now just because I know things.
 
2017-06-18 03:06:25 PM  

Gyrfalcon: GungFu: Nosey neighbor needs to be arrested for trespassing, and stealing property. How about that?

Garbage is considered abandoned. The street is not your property,


static.tvtropes.org
 
2017-06-18 03:09:33 PM  

Gyrfalcon: GungFu: Nosey neighbor needs to be arrested for trespassing, and stealing property. How about that?

Garbage is considered abandoned. The street is not your property,


That depends upon local laws.
 
2017-06-18 03:16:34 PM  
There is a lot of it orbiting around the earth.
 
2017-06-18 03:17:20 PM  

Just another Heartland Weirdass: GISed space dildo.  Good times.


No SFW examples you could share?
 
2017-06-18 03:19:23 PM  

berylman: Dear ____: So I have chunk of dark yellow sturdy foam that fell from the sky into my backyard. Should I fashion it into a dildo or give it back to NASA after some hard bargaining?


Duh, make a dildo out of it.

Hard in your hand is always better that hard bargaining..
 
2017-06-18 03:23:40 PM  

davidphogan: Just another Heartland Weirdass: GISed space dildo.  Good times.

No SFW examples you could share?


pbs.twimg.com
 
2017-06-18 03:25:42 PM  

GungFu: Nosey neighbor needs to be arrested for trespassing, and stealing property. How about that?


It's no longer your property after you abandon it on the street.  The cops can search your trash without a warrant.

Although I wonder if a case can be made that the trash container is your property and invading it amounts to trespassing.  Seems people are busted for Dumpster diving all the time.
 
2017-06-18 03:27:06 PM  

abhorrent1: Why is she going through her neighbors trash?


Ebay store.
 
2017-06-18 03:34:15 PM  
It's sobering to remember that the most advanced CPU ever built into a Space Shuttle was an Intel 80386. And that was only in the last one or two shuttles built...the rest of the fleet were run on 8086 CPUs.

You know those tubes of old individual DRAM chips from the 1980s that some of us have stored away just in case we need one to fix a computer we no longer own? NASA bought plenty of them on eBay because that level of memory technology was "space certified" but was no longer being manufactured.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/12/us/for-parts-nasa-boldly-goes-on-eb​a​y.html


img.fark.net
 
2017-06-18 03:48:12 PM  

Mussel Shoals: It's sobering to remember that the most advanced CPU ever built into a Space Shuttle was an Intel 80386. And that was only in the last one or two shuttles built...the rest of the fleet were run on 8086 CPUs.

You know those tubes of old individual DRAM chips from the 1980s that some of us have stored away just in case we need one to fix a computer we no longer own? NASA bought plenty of them on eBay because that level of memory technology was "space certified" but was no longer being manufactured.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/12/us/for-parts-nasa-boldly-goes-on-eba​y.html


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No.

http://www.nytimes.com/2002/05/12/us/for-parts-nasa-boldly-goes-on-eb​a​y.html
When the first shuttle roared into space that year, the 8086 played a critical role, at the heart of diagnostic equipment that made sure the shuttle's twin booster rockets were safe for blastoff.
Today, more than two decades later, booster testing still uses 8086 chips, which are increasingly scarce. NASA plans to create a $20 million automated checking system, with all new hardware and software. In the meantime, it is hoarding 8086's so that a failed one does not ground the nation's fleet of aging spaceships
.

The Shuttle was not running on x86, it was running on flight-certified IBM mainframes that originate back to 1966 hardware, the System 360. Here's the actual computer(s) on board the shuttle, an IBM AP-101, which is similar to the machines used on the f-15 and b-52:
 https://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/reference/shutref/orbiter/avion​ic​s/dps/gpc.html
 
2017-06-18 03:53:28 PM  

Gyrfalcon: EdgeRunner: Oh, they just want the stuff from our space program? That's good. I was starting to have regrets about tossing all those busted chunks of that alien ship into the garbage last week. (I know I promised that Roswell army dude I'd keep them safe, but come on. That was like forever ago and I need room for all my new fidget spinners.)

Realistically, if you have stuff from the Soviet space program, a whole shiat-ton of people will want to talk to you.


Right, "Soviet". *wink wink* That's what it was all right, just like the nice gentlemen in the black suits told me to tell everyone! Regular old frozen chunks of Soviet-issue swamp gas that refracted the lights cast by regular old passing commercial jet planes, that's all it was!

(Seriously though, those damn spacecraft pieces flickered and beeped all the time like they were sending out some kind of long range distress signal. Super annoying. So glad they're gone.)
 
2017-06-18 04:03:04 PM  
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2017-06-18 04:10:13 PM  

UsikFark: No.


Incorrect information used from another source. My error. Withdrawn.
 
2017-06-18 05:35:36 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2017-06-18 05:38:12 PM  
I have an O ring from the Space Shuttle. In hindsight,  I shouldn't have taken it right before launch...
 
2017-06-18 06:01:01 PM  
Ugh, that reminds me that I need to inventory my Mercury stuff.
 
2017-06-18 06:14:13 PM  
There are people who throw away anything that's not of immediate use and if they don't want it they can't imagine anyone else would want it either. It's disturbing what they'll throw out without even thinking of just giving it away.
 
2017-06-18 06:17:25 PM  

RecoveringLibertarian: Moon Landing Truthers are on my shiate liste


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I'm very against the use of violence against speech, but this .gif warms the dark cockles of my soul.
 
2017-06-18 06:52:18 PM  
I've got that thing the astronauts used...I can't remember what is called...it's big.. round...rocky... they walked on it a bit.  Anyway, it clashed with my decor so I left it where I found it.  But it's mine. You no touch. Pretty at night though.
 
2017-06-18 07:04:48 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: RecoveringLibertarian: Moon Landing Truthers are on my shiate liste

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I'm very against the use of violence against speech, but this .gif warms the dark cockles of my soul.


Ha is that Aldrin delivering the right hook?

Don't recall seeing that clip before; did the law get involved?
 
2017-06-18 07:20:52 PM  

RecoveringLibertarian: swamp_of_dumb: RecoveringLibertarian: Moon Landing Truthers are on my shiate liste

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I'm very against the use of violence against speech, but this .gif warms the dark cockles of my soul.

Ha is that Aldrin delivering the right hook?

Don't recall seeing that clip before; did the law get involved?


Nope, everyone agreed that Sibrel was an insufferable asshole who absolutely had it coming.
 
2017-06-18 07:23:32 PM  
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2017-06-18 07:46:45 PM  
How much for some old V2 rocket parts?
 
2017-06-18 08:20:08 PM  
I'm sure the CIA would like to know if you have some spy photos lying around, too
 
2017-06-18 08:54:24 PM  

NephilimNexus: How much for some old V2 rocket parts?


About $245
 
2017-06-18 09:22:50 PM  

BigNumber12: RecoveringLibertarian: swamp_of_dumb: RecoveringLibertarian: Moon Landing Truthers are on my shiate liste

[img.fark.net image 260x212]

I'm very against the use of violence against speech, but this .gif warms the dark cockles of my soul.

Ha is that Aldrin delivering the right hook?

Don't recall seeing that clip before; did the law get involved?

Nope, everyone agreed that Sibrel was an insufferable asshole who absolutely had it coming.


Haha nice
 
2017-06-18 09:57:03 PM  

Kegovitch: I've got that thing the astronauts used...I can't remember what is called...it's big.. round...rocky... they walked on it a bit.  Anyway, it clashed with my decor so I left it where I found it.  But it's mine. You no touch. Pretty at night though.


subby's mom?
 
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