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MichaelD
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posted 06-18-2009 01:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MichaelD   Click Here to Email MichaelD     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...when it was time to have you first child born, your wife insisted you drive her from your house that is 30 miles north of Houston, across Houston and down to Clear Lake Medical Center outside of NASA Johnson just to make sure your kid was born where the astronauts had theirs.

...and after she leaves, she has you drive to the rocket garden to show your newborn a Saturn V in the building and the Mercury Redstone so he knows from the beginning what is important!

True story, sadly true...

MCroft04
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posted 06-18-2009 07:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now this may push the geek-meter beyond the wedding event that pegged the meter according to Scott!

Machodoc
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posted 06-18-2009 09:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Machodoc   Click Here to Email Machodoc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a 50 y/o grad student I did a paper entitled "Moonglow: Space Diplomacy in the Nixon Administration". It ran 45 pages (excluding bibliography), got an "A", and I'm now working with my prof to whip it into publishable shape. If anyone here has suggestions on publications of interest, I'm all ears!

Yup, I'm a space geek!

Apollo Redux
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posted 06-26-2009 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Apollo Redux   Click Here to Email Apollo Redux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...If your closest friends refer to you as Apollo....and your body would never be mistaken for a rendition of a Greek statue.

tegwilym
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posted 06-26-2009 05:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...or if you have a cat named Apollo and another cat named Meridiani.

Yeah, those are my furkids.

Fra Mauro
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posted 06-27-2009 11:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I'll admit it--I go on the Discovery Channel website and play the space simulations!

xlsteve
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posted 06-29-2009 02:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for xlsteve   Click Here to Email xlsteve     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...wait, there are space simulations on Discovery.com? I've gotta go...

Kevmac
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posted 07-18-2009 02:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kevmac   Click Here to Email Kevmac     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you sit at your desk at work listening to the Apollo 11 real-time audio replay on your computer while following along chronologically on all 3 in-flight mission transcript documents at the same time on your monitor.

or

...if the very first thing you watch on your new 55-inch Sony TV is the Blu-Ray version of When We Left Earth.

bunnkwio
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posted 07-18-2009 09:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bunnkwio   Click Here to Email bunnkwio     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kevmac:
...if you sit at your desk at work listening to the Apollo 11 real-time audio replay on your computer while following along chronologically on all 3 in-flight mission transcript documents at the same time on your monitor.

Guilty!!! I've had the audio going both at home and work, and spent my lunch hour reading the transcript of the crew.

alanh_7
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posted 07-18-2009 11:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to admit I was listening to the audio while I was working too.

SpaceAholic
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posted 07-21-2009 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you name your daughter Module
The day Apollo 11 landed on the moon 40 years ago, it inspired Eddie Lee McGhee to name his newborn daughter after the lunar lander. But he didn't name her Eagle. He named her Module.

Module McGhee turned 40 on Monday. She's a mother and special education teacher, and she's always loved her unusual name.

Mr Meek
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posted 07-21-2009 08:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...when you're watching NASA TV on your ipod touch while standing in line for astronaut autographs at the USSRC next to the Saturn V on the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing.

Did I win the thread?

tegwilym
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posted 07-22-2009 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Mr Meek:
Did I win the thread?
Even more if you knew they had free Wi-Fi under the Saturn V!

On that topic I just downloaded an update to my iPod touch that now has NASA TV on the "Space Geek" application. Yay!

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-07-2009 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You and your family might be space geeks if you come home to a dining room table full of model rocket parts being worked and they are YOUR WIFE'S!!!

garymilgrom
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posted 08-07-2009 04:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Re: Above dining room table.

I say Fred wins. I gotta meet this woman. Does she have a sister?

liftoff
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posted 08-10-2009 05:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for liftoff   Click Here to Email liftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

...your friends stare at the LiOH filter in your showcase and ask why I keep scrap in my living room.

...there is no wall left in your apartment where you can hang the newest space items you just bought.

...you should buy new shoes but won't spend the money because you're bidding on a Apollo training manual.

...you think about where you will place the F-1 rocket engine if you ever get one.

...you count the days until you arrive at the Kennedy Space Center to meet the Apollo heroes on November 6th - 8ht.

garymilgrom
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posted 08-10-2009 06:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
.... a friend reports "I'm in a planned 5 minute hold" before lighting the grille.

.... a gauge in your car breaks and you say "it failed off-scale low."

jasonelam
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posted 06-15-2010 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

...your wishlist for Christmas as a kid include a NASA flightsuit or a trip to Space Camp.

...you read "Odyssey" magazine and made sure you knew when your school's library got the next edition.

...you had a subscription to "Final Frontier"

...your first model that you built was a Snap-tite Space Shuttle.

...when your wife asks you how to stop the toilet from running you say "cycle the handle a few times"

...a trip to see your folks in Houston is not complete without a stop at the Johnson Space Center.

...when people on TV talk about spaceflight, you point out their mistakes without missing a beat.

Fezman92
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posted 06-15-2010 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if the highlight of prom weekend for you was watching the shuttle launch. (While everyone else was at the beach or who knows where, I was at home watching the STS-132 launch.)

Jay Chladek
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posted 06-15-2010 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jasonelam:
You might be a space geek if...
I count about three on that list. Space Camp was one of the things I got (not for Christmas though) when I was a kid. Odyssey was a magazine I read in the early 80s and while it wasn't my first kit, I did build a Monogram snap tite shuttle the first year it was out. I also tend to point out mistakes on TV as well.

As for me:

...When you spend money on a new issue of a space shuttle kit that is identical plastic-wise to two other kits you have in your stash already JUST because it has newer more accurate decals.

...when you have over 30 space shuttle kits of various scales in your unbuilt collection and two in your "two build" pile.

...when you go more ga ga over the announced release of Airfix's Saturn V Skylab then a brand new 1/32 scale kit of an F-14 Tomcat.

moorouge
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posted 06-16-2010 02:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're a space geek if you make a posting on this thread!!!

jasonelam
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posted 06-16-2010 12:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jasonelam   Click Here to Email jasonelam     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by moorouge:
You're a space geek if you make a posting on this thread!!!

AMEN!

tegwilym
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posted 06-16-2010 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
....you are 40-something and looking forward to the release of the next Lego space shuttle kit!

Prospero
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posted 06-06-2011 11:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prospero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you're a Libertarian but your living room decor includes pictures of two Heroes of the Soviet Union...

If you've set yourself a "mission" of visiting every halfway decent space museum in the country...

If you routinely refer to the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester as "The Lunar Module" (if you can find a picture of it on the internet you'll understand why)...

If your daily Ebay searches include the terms "Helen Sharman", "Soyuz TM-12", "Juno Mission", "flown space" etc...

And if you've just re-read this entire thread and decided that it needs reviving after nearly a year dormant...

Maybe there's a reason why some of your friends seem to think you're a little bit geeky.

Fra Mauro
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posted 06-09-2011 06:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If when your family and friends see something about space they think of you and let you know about it.

bruce
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posted 06-09-2011 06:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... a friend asks "how was your birthday?" and you say "nominal".

GACspaceguy
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posted 06-09-2011 06:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, I have not added to this in a while but... you might be a space geek "family" ...if your 18 month old grand daughter points at your new model of Ed White's EVA and says "Opa's onaut".

Fezman92
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posted 06-09-2011 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have your background of your computer to have a slideshow of the photos you took of a shuttle launch combined with images of the shuttle docked to the ISS. Every five minutes, I get to see a different cool image.

tegwilym
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posted 06-09-2011 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fra Mauro:
If when your family and friends see something about space they think of you and let you know about it.
Then let you know again, and again... friends of friends let you know, then others let you know. I got an annoying amount of emails when that guy from Seattle published that full sky image he took over several years.

ASCAN1984
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posted 06-11-2011 01:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ASCAN1984   Click Here to Email ASCAN1984     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fezman92:
You have your background of your computer to have a slideshow of the photos...
Never thought of doing that. Brilliant idea

moorouge
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posted 06-12-2011 08:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for moorouge   Click Here to Email moorouge     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You're definitely top of the geek class when you dive into a rather seedy shop in the back streets of a rain soaked Venice when on holiday to buy a 12" clip together model of a Saturn V for 7.80 euros.

astro-nut
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posted 06-18-2011 06:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astro-nut   Click Here to Email astro-nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you name your pet "Apollo".

Fra Mauro
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posted 06-20-2011 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
when you join a dating site and you use a space name as a handle.

garymilgrom
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posted 06-20-2011 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ladies and gentlemen .... the SpaceVette!

OV 103B

tegwilym
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posted 06-20-2011 04:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tegwilym   Click Here to Email tegwilym     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by astro-nut:
When you name your pet "Apollo".
You too? Cat or dog? I have Apollo and Meridiani!

ilbasso
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posted 06-23-2011 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Part of the fun of moving to a new state is getting a new license plate...

Added to the fun is putting a Saturn V plate on a Prius! Hard to imagine two more opposite extremes in fuel consumption.

p51
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posted 09-30-2011 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your wife has cut you off, for using the phrases, "go for re-entry" or "pressing for MECO" at really the wrong times if you know what I mean...

You go to KSC and can't figure out which makes you the most sad; Pad 39B being wiped clean or the fact that you know it'll be several years before you will get back there again.

music_space
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posted 09-30-2011 11:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... if the most vivid night-dream memory you ever had (which I had back in 1999) had you floating in the orbiter's flight deck.

Everything I've read about zero-g, seen about it or discussed with astronauts about it confirms that my dream factory had it right on the nose: it felt really real. I feel very lucky for that dream.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 10-01-2011 09:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
At my annual review, it was brought up that I had an extensive knowledge of NASA (this primarily due to my 25th anniversary of Challenger article, which had interviews with Bill Nelson, Hoot Gibson and Bob Cenker, along with one of the Journalist-in-Space semifinalists.)

Now, if I could only use that power for the good of mankind.... (And mind you, the paper I work for doesn't normally cover space.)

dogcrew5369
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posted 10-12-2011 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may be a space geek if you ask your wife why she has so many pocketbooks and she replies why do you have so many NASA patches. For the record I don't have them all... and you still have the space shuttle model you built in 1987 as a teen.


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