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tegwilym
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posted 12-25-2007 02:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

- You see a light crossing the sky at night and you just know that is the ISS. Point it out to someone "Hey, there goes the space station!" They look at you funny. I got off the bus from work the other night looked up and saw it passing near the moon.

- You know that the Mars rovers are still roving.

- You Google your name and find more 6 pages on you... all related to space, astronomy, and aviation (fortunately nothing bad or embarrassing).

- You read collectSPACE every day...

Max Q
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posted 12-25-2007 04:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Q   Click Here to Email Max Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know you might be a Space Geek when its 9.PM at night on Christmas day, you've had a perfect day with your family and you have to login to cS and wish everyone a Merry Christmas...

Hope you all have a great day.

Mary13
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posted 12-25-2007 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you take the German expression "jemanden auf den Mond schiessen"- that means literally "to shoot somebody to the moon" but is used if somebody is getting on your nerves or if you are very angry on someone - too literally.

Once that happened to me at school. Our physics teacher, who was new at school (and he didn't seem to be the ideal teacher), said to one of my classmates "If you don't know the answer of that simple question I'll shoot you to the moon." But he didn't know me good enough because I interrupted him and asked if he would do that with everyone of us. He replied "Yes, of course" Then I grinned and said: "Well, then I won't answer any of your questions!"

(I'm very good at school, especially in Math and Physics so I can afford to be cheeky to some teachers)

mikepf
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posted 12-26-2007 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mikepf   Click Here to Email mikepf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Still getting a tingle down my spine every Christmas Eve, remembering hearing the Apollo 8 broadcast. It had a profound effect on this 11-year old.

kking
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posted 12-26-2007 11:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kking   Click Here to Email kking     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're a space geek when every Christmas Eve as part of family tradition at 9:30PM we watch the Apollo 8 Christmas broadcast.

ftrastronaut
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posted 12-27-2007 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ftrastronaut   Click Here to Email ftrastronaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you and your friends have a "mission" to meet Eileen Collins. We even have a folder with all of our Eileen Collins stuff in it. We are bound and determined to meet her. I'm the one that really wants to meet her, but all of them are trying their hardest to help me. With all of the work we have put into it, I'm pretty sure all of them want to meet her to!

Mary13
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posted 12-27-2007 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mary13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if... you know the birth dates of at least 10 or 20 astro- and cosmonauts by heart but find it difficult to remember the birthdays of your best friends.

Safecoat
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posted 12-28-2007 04:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Safecoat   Click Here to Email Safecoat     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have a TV in your home office that's always tuned in on the NASA TV channel?

Max Q
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posted 12-28-2007 08:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Q   Click Here to Email Max Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Safecoat:
If you have a TV in your home office that's always tuned in on the NASA TV channel?
Off topic I know, but you guys that have a NASA TV Channel, cool. Is that free to air or pay per view?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-28-2007 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA TV can be received via satellite, certain cable companies and on the web. To learn how, see NASA's website.

ApolloAlex
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posted 01-07-2008 11:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you spend a week in Merritt Island and visit the KSC 3 times much to the disgust of my family.

tegwilym
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posted 01-07-2008 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ApolloAlex:
You might be a space geek if you spend a week in Merritt Island and visit the KSC 3 times much to the disgust of my family.
...the reason that 2 out of 3 times I've been there I've gone alone!

NavySpaceFan
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posted 02-06-2008 04:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Driving with my wife and a friend, the "low fuel" light came on, and I yelled "Quantity light, 60 seconds to go/no go!!!"

WSTFphoto
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posted 02-06-2008 07:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WSTFphoto   Click Here to Email WSTFphoto     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I love this thread.

sts205cdr
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posted 02-08-2008 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if two or more co-workers crowd around YOUR computer to watch the launch on NASA TV.

clifford
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posted 02-08-2008 07:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for clifford   Click Here to Email clifford     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek, if at your 10 year old daughter's birthday party you step up to the birthday cake with a lit match and say "why don't you fix your little problem, and light this candle" and then do so. I did, and her friends looked at me like I was from Mars. (Maybe I am!)ord.

Kirsten
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posted 02-09-2008 04:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you find on the envelope of mail from your health insurance (!) your handwritten remark: "18.24 h Docking".

moonrock collector
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posted 02-10-2008 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moonrock collector   Click Here to Email moonrock collector     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are still using Apollo-Soyuz stamps (1975) on your mail, although the only place to get them now is on E-Bay.

ASCAN1984
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posted 02-10-2008 04:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When every holiday you go on you treat as a space mission and every time you take off in a flight it's 3, 2, 1 and liftoff of Gareth's trip to Orlando and the vehicle has cleared the tower.

ApolloAlex
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posted 02-10-2008 07:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ApolloAlex   Click Here to Email ApolloAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ASCAN1984:
When every holiday you go on you treat as a space mission and every time you take off in a flight it's 3, 2, 1 and liftoff of Gareth's trip to Orlando and the vehicle has cleared the tower.
Or to quote Buzz Aldrin "We are number one on the runway" or when the aircraft comes to a standstill I cant help but say "We are at Stable 1" and yes I've had some very strange looks from my children but I think my daughter is starting to understand her crazy old man.

GACspaceguy
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posted 02-13-2008 12:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may be a Space Geek (and marrying one) if your bride to be has the wedding cake look like this:

And your ring bearer is this:

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-13-2008 03:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think you (and your bride) just won - hands down Fred; the Geek meter is pegged!!!!

Atlantis
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posted 02-13-2008 10:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atlantis   Click Here to Email Atlantis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In elementary school, while the other kids were reading the "Kids" books in the AR section of the elementary school library, my favorite book from the school library was A History of Rockets and Space Travel by Werner von Braun and Frederick Ordway III.

tegwilym
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posted 02-15-2008 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...your girlfriend gives you a Code 3 (the reissued version) Freedom 7 Mercury spacecraft model for Valentines day.

She's space geek also, so I do admire that shuttle cake!

uk spacefan
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posted 02-29-2008 04:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for uk spacefan   Click Here to Email uk spacefan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you regularly click on the space auction websites (Heritage, R&R, Novaspace, etc.) to see what's on sale and then open links to items and also the accompanying photos - well one has to check!!

Just visited the Heritage website - if only I could afford some the of stuff that's up for auction...

Cliff Lentz
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posted 03-04-2008 10:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by GACspaceguy:
You may be a Space Geek (and marrying one) if your bride to be has the wedding cake look like this
That's great! I noticed both figures on the cake are commanders, hence the red stripes. I guess details will be worked out later!

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-04-2008 05:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Cliff Lentz:
That's great! I noticed both figures on the cake are commanders, hence the red stripes. I guess details will be worked out later!
Yes, that was done purposely. They are both shown as equals indicating a partnership with neither person dominating the other.

dss65
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posted 03-04-2008 09:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I also have to concede that YOU WIN. Ooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh. I feel SO ungeeky now.

Congratulations!!!!!!

Wings4Flight
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posted 03-05-2008 11:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wings4Flight   Click Here to Email Wings4Flight     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fred, I love the cake topper. I was wondering if I could borrow it for my wedding in January. LOL, no doubt you WIN!

NavySpaceFan
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posted 03-13-2008 04:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NavySpaceFan   Click Here to Email NavySpaceFan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Finally got an office to myself at work, and now I can proudly display my geekiness!!!

Over my door (MOCR style!)

My front wall.

My desk.

My back wall (nautical vice space related, I am in the Navy afterall).

DKS22
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posted 03-14-2008 03:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for DKS22   Click Here to Email DKS22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by MCroft04:
You're a space geek; If you drive around the area surrounding JSC looking for the old homes of the astronauts, and taking pictures of them.
Looking for the old homes of astronauts... Try El Lago, on Bayou View the Bormans, Youngs, Eiseles and Staffords lived, around the corner were the Whites and Armstrongs. Across Taylor Lake in Timber Cover were the Lovells, Grissoms, Schirras and Glenns. The third group lived mostly in the back of El Lago and Nassau Bay. After that you are on your own.

Atlantis
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posted 03-14-2008 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Atlantis   Click Here to Email Atlantis     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mary13:
You might be a space geek if...
...you know the birth dates of at least 10 or 20 astro- and cosmonauts by heart but find it difficult to remember the birthdays of your best friends.

I found out recently that I share a birthday with John Glenn.

Philip
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posted 04-28-2008 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pass 3300 posts on collectSPACE.com

robsouth
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posted 04-28-2008 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you have more books on spaceflight than your local city library.

Jim
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posted 04-29-2008 12:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim   Click Here to Email Jim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In collecting space books you're still a newbie yet I have 240 and still adding to the collection (and I'm sure there are others out there who have more than I do).

Space Emblem Art
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posted 04-29-2008 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Space Emblem Art   Click Here to Email Space Emblem Art     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know you're a space geek when you're attending a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert with your wife and while listening to the music and watching the various lights on stage you notice the circular lighting patterns with alternating light and dark areas cast onto the stage floor and you think "Gee, looks like fully deployed Apollo CM parachutes".

Rick
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posted 04-29-2008 08:09 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 your seven-year-old son randomly asks his baseball teammates if they know who the second man to walk on the Moon was.

Adam does, and can actually name most, if not all, of the 12.

garymilgrom
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posted 04-29-2008 02:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you and your 7-year old sister build a Shuttle flight deck mockup under the stairs in your home.

And you might also be a space geek if your young friends nickname you Spacegary.

GACspaceguy
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posted 07-17-2008 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...you go into Lowes, see this ceiling fan and entertain the idea of adding it to you living room.

Rick
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posted 07-17-2008 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aww, man... that fan is SO in my office. Very, very cool.

However, the space geek in all of us will be quick to point out that the Saturn V was NOT painted silver and had five main engines, not three.


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