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    More: Followup, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, NASA, Human spaceflight, Space exploration, space station, first crew, test mission  
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2020-06-01 5:59:54 AM  
6 votes:

JNowe: This is the first time I've seen astronauts without a jumpsuit. They sent them up in khakis and a polo shirt like they're Geek Squad doing a house call.


Wait till there is a Moon base!

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2020-06-01 5:12:51 AM  
6 votes:
"How ya doin, eh? The hoser Russians stole my togue!"

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2020-06-01 5:46:25 AM  
5 votes:
This is the first time I've seen astronauts without a jumpsuit. They sent them up in khakis and a polo shirt like they're Geek Squad doing a house call.
 
2020-06-01 2:03:45 AM  
5 votes:
Bob McKenzie: I gotta take a leak so bad I can taste it.
 
2020-06-01 2:35:24 AM  
4 votes:
It's like I'm about to be looking at porn or something.

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/am i?
 
2020-06-01 1:08:40 PM  
2 votes:

freakdiablo: JNowe: This is the first time I've seen astronauts without a jumpsuit. They sent them up in khakis and a polo shirt like they're Geek Squad doing a house call.

Was watching the live stream and thought "great, the tin foil hats brigade's gonna have a field day when they find out the IT guy was caught on 'the spaceship' checking cables."


Nah, that wasn't Geek Squad.  It was Jake, from State Farm.  Checking on their flight insurance.
 
2020-06-01 8:54:23 AM  
2 votes:
Hey, 10 bucks is 10 bucks.
 
2020-06-01 8:00:03 AM  
2 votes:

way south: There's a point to be made about style here too.  The iss looks like the back side of a network rack, with sharp edges and monitors hanging everywhere all heater skelter.  Meanwhile the endeavour is like a futuristic airline, nice and smooth with big glass cockpit touchscreens.


There is a good reason for that.

The Crew Dragon isn't made to be reconfigured.  It's a vehicle, much like your car.  You don't have a bunch of exposed wiring in your car, do you?*

The ISS on the other hand, is not just a house in space, it's also a laboratory.  You need to have things accessible so you can change stuff and add or remove or even move stuff so that you can do different experiments.  If you had to fix all the wires and stuff every time you did that and carefully mount computers in slick wall panels and the like, it would take you twice as long to get things done.


*I have some, but because I have a couple of ham radios installed in the car.  But I mostly try to keep them out of the way and neatly stowed.
 
2020-06-01 7:18:28 AM  
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Pointy Tail of Satan: JNowe: This is the first time I've seen astronauts without a jumpsuit. They sent them up in khakis and a polo shirt like they're Geek Squad doing a house call.

Wait till there is a Moon base!

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We have submarines with female crew members now.

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What are we waiting for?
 
2020-06-01 6:13:24 AM  
1 vote:
Beauty.
 
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