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Kirsten
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posted 03-21-2007 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you stare at a blank sheet of paper for a while and then finally conclude that it's lying upside down.

Duke Of URL
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posted 03-23-2007 09:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Duke Of URL   Click Here to Email Duke Of URL     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a Space Geek if you time your 20 million dollar trip to the ISS so you arrive at the ISS when a female crew member is there mainly because it's the ONLY way you'd get to spend a week someplace with a woman.

Rick
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posted 03-23-2007 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you have a picture of your most prized artifact on your iPod, along with those of your kids...

SpaceAholic
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posted 03-26-2007 01:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This indvidual's home pegs the "obsessed with" meter.

TRS
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posted 03-26-2007 02:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TRS   Click Here to Email TRS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

You don't live in the United States but...
You have more American flags on the wall than those of your own country
The clocks in your study are set to Houston and Florida time and...
The most important part of the news is the currency markets...

BobbyA
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posted 03-26-2007 02:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BobbyA   Click Here to Email BobbyA     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

Every time you watch a fictional TV show or movie about space travel you have to point out all of the inaccuracies to whomever is watching with you.

Whenever you get the opportunity to go to the NASM with someone that has never been, you get more excited than a kid on Christmas morning.

collocation
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posted 03-26-2007 07:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you daughters know who was the third person on the moon

Mary13
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posted 03-27-2007 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you have watched the movie Apollo 13 10 times, the making of 3 times, have read the book by Jim Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger and Failure Is Not An Option by Gene Kranz (or a similar book) and are still looking for more stuff on Apollo 13.

micropooz
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posted 03-27-2007 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Similar to what Mary just wrote - If as a kid you saw "2001" ten times, read the book ten times, read "The Making of...", read "Lost Worlds of 2001", and then started all over again with "2010"...

Lunar rock nut
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posted 03-27-2007 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be one if you find yourself compelled to keep this thread going and going and going...

mdmyer
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posted 03-28-2007 12:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mdmyer   Click Here to Email mdmyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are standing inside of a cement storage silo that is 110 feet tall and 33 feet in diameter and you think to yourself, this is almost the same size as the SkyLab.

Gilbert
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posted 03-28-2007 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by micropooz:
Similar to what Mary just wrote - If as a kid you saw "2001" ten times, read the book ten times, read "The Making of...", read "Lost Worlds of 2001", and then started all over again with "2010"...
Ditto, and used 2001 for license plates, had a 2001 viewing party on the night of Dec. 31, 2000 (where everyone but me fell asleep), had an Apollo 11 20th, 25th and 30th anniversary party where everyone but me fell asleep...

Rick
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posted 03-28-2007 11:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you've ever given a presentation on spaceflight to your kid's kindergarten class, and you already had enough NASA stickers to give to everyone in the class... and then some.

You might be a space geek if you can interview any race car driver alive without giving it a second thought because that's your job, but you absolutely fell to pieces the first time you interviewed a moonwalker.

Mary13
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posted 03-28-2007 03:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you should do a presentation of 2-5 minutes about any topic in English at school and you choose something about the Apollo programme and talk for more than 20 minutes.

Prospero
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posted 03-28-2007 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prospero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How did you manage to get the time down to 20 minutes?

micropooz
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posted 03-28-2007 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know you are a space geek when your wife calls all of your space books and magazines "space porn".

BMckay
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posted 03-28-2007 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Geek: if you just watched the Six Million Dollar man episode "Athena 1" and picked out what was wrong, what patches they were wearing and what flight video that they spliced in.

Trivia Contest- Who was the first women in space according to that show?

Mary13
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posted 03-29-2007 07:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Prospero:
How did you manage to get the time down to 20 minutes?

Well, I would have talked longer, but we had three presentations before me in the same lesson and also did some other things... and 20 minutes after I started, the lesson was over.

MarylandSpace
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posted 03-29-2007 09:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You check Heavens Above on a regular basis for sighting opportunities to see the ISS even though you have seen it over 100 times.

Each time I see the ISS I am in awe.

tegwilym
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posted 03-29-2007 11:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How about a lucky space geek who has a girlfriend that is just as screwed up?
She came over to visit once, and saw my 1/96 Saturn V hanging above my couch in the living room. She hasn't left since! :)

Mary13
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posted 03-29-2007 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you stay up until 3 a.m. to watch a rocket launch at NASA-TV or another webcast despite you'll have to get up at 6 a.m. and you still haven't finished your homework.

E2M Lem Man
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posted 03-29-2007 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might just be a space geek if... you are upset that you never got the Apollo operations crew manual - BLOCK 1 EDITION!

You might just be a space geek if you are driving down the road looking into the car with the NASA stickers, AND YOU KNOW THE DRIVER! (or wonder who or where the driver is and works)

You might just be a space geek if you have made your own spacesuit mockup - TO GO WITH THE LRV YOU MADE!

I am such a geek!

Jim
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posted 03-29-2007 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim   Click Here to Email Jim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your 4 year old grandson hears someone count 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5... and he finishes by saying "4, 3, 2, 1, 0 liftoff. We have liftoff..."

My grandson did this the other day.

ea757grrl
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posted 03-29-2007 10:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Or when you have passengers in your car and you instruct them, "Close and lock your visors. Initiate 02 flow."

Mary13
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posted 03-30-2007 02:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you tell your classmates that the picture of a space shuttle launch in your physics book was taken in 1981 because the tank is covered with white latex insulation.

...or if you wonder if the rocket that launched in the film you saw in science at school is an Ariane 4 or an earlier Ariane version.

I did it every time we watched the film and we watched it two or three times. (It's a pity that the scene of the launch in that film is only 10 sec or so long.)

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-30-2007 02:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If your hotel of choice in Florida calls you when there is a shuttle launch delay to notify you that they have already changed your reservation to reflect the new dates (as they know you'll be coming regardless of when it launches), you might just be a space geek...

DavidH
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posted 04-02-2007 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for DavidH   Click Here to Email DavidH     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if your loved ones have souvenir t-shirts from at least four different NASA centers...

MarylandSpace
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posted 04-03-2007 09:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MarylandSpace   Click Here to Email MarylandSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

Twice you have driven 1,000+ miles each way for a "long weekend" to attend the AHOF induction.

My co-workers and students would ask me, "Where were you Thursday and Friday?" and they would be in shock and/or disbelief when I told them I drove to Florida for the weekend.

Meeting the space pioneers and making friendships with cS members made it more than worthwhile.

Prospero
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posted 05-15-2007 07:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prospero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're seriously thinking of driving 200-odd miles to one of those horrible commercial autograph-signing events just to meet Buzz Aldrin and Edgar Mitchell, are you in serious danger of tipping over the edge into full-blown geekdom?

86horn
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posted 05-18-2007 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 86horn   Click Here to Email 86horn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you are planning a trip to England and want to go up to the Space Centre and your kids who are going with you say "dad, we have been to the smithsonian, and you have been to 7 centers. Do we have to?" ...ingrates

Naraht
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posted 05-18-2007 02:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Naraht   Click Here to Email Naraht     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you once wrote a filk song about the Apollo Guidance Computer.

mjanovec
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posted 05-18-2007 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Prospero:
If you're seriously thinking of driving 200-odd miles to one of those horrible commercial autograph-signing events just to meet Buzz Aldrin and Edgar Mitchell, are you in serious danger of tipping over the edge into full-blown geekdom?

Naw, 500 miles (one way) is the bare minimum for that distinction!

tegwilym
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posted 05-18-2007 05:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...you have a cat named Apollo and another one named Meridiani.

ApolloAlex
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posted 06-12-2007 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Prospero:
If you're seriously thinking of driving 200-odd miles to one of those horrible commercial autograph-signing events just to meet Buzz Aldrin and Edgar Mitchell, are you in serious danger of tipping over the edge into full-blown geekdom?
Well I've done that 7 times, guess that makes me officially a geek.

bigcrash3
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posted 06-12-2007 04:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bigcrash3   Click Here to Email bigcrash3     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh my god, I drove 600 miles to the show last weekend (my first) ...and I had a GREAT TIME. I'll take the geek label, I've been called worse.

tegwilym
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posted 06-12-2007 04:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I flew about 3,000 miles with a stop in Chicago to get there for that. On the way home I stopped in Memphis, Denver, then finally home to Seattle. I think the guys from the UK got home before I did!

My girlfriend was volunteering at a space gala here in Seattle (Neil was there) while I was at the banquet at KSC. At least she didn't have to feel she was missing out!

Kirsten
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posted 07-22-2007 08:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...you refer to your wastebasket as "File Eleven".

Frewi80
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posted 07-24-2007 02:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Frewi80   Click Here to Email Frewi80     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...when you apply at the European Space Agency to join the Mars 500 program (500 + days in an isolated space in Antarctica) and that you're already over 50+ years old and not even citizen of the ESA member states! (these are the main requirements, max 50 years old and ESA member!)

I did! And got a nice answer from ESA.

NavySpaceFan
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posted 07-24-2007 12:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You name a cat "MECO," cover your work cubicle with mission patches, proudly display your pics with astronauts, and keep a stone from the Crawler/Transporter track on your desk.

WSTFphoto
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posted 07-24-2007 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WSTFphoto   Click Here to Email WSTFphoto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does this qualify me as a space geek?


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