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Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 04-17-2013 10:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, but you'd be more of a space geek if you persuaded your friend to come through not into MIA but MCO....

Fezman92
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posted 04-27-2013 08:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You are watching a National Geographic video in geography class and they are talking about Mars and you can name the probes, rovers, and landers. Also you can do the same with the astronauts shown in the other parts of the videos.

Cozmosis22
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posted 04-27-2013 07:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cozmosis22     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you only bought cars made by a company named SATURN during the past 20 years and had plates on one of them that looked like this.

The gate guards at the Cape always got a kick out of them and often remarked, "Nice tags!"

james f. ruddy
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posted 04-30-2013 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for james f. ruddy   Click Here to Email james f. ruddy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On my 80th birthday I received two gifts that show that I'm still a space geek. My stepson, who is a graphic artist, gave me a framed photo showing my face and name tag on Buzz Aldrin's famous photo.

My wife knew how happy I was to get my car's license plate that reads "ON MOON" and she gave me a license plate holder that reads "MY OTHER CAR IS ON THE MOON". She said whenever I showed my collection I always talked about the artifacts and maps that were on the rovers from the Apollo 16 and 17 missions and the schematics that were in the LM in case rover repair was needed on the moon.

You can see these six artifacts on my website.

Kirsten
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posted 08-17-2013 03:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... if someone tells you something (non space related) that they have read in a news magazine of some years ago, and you say: "That's pre-Peenemünde!" (actually meaning that this info may be obsolete by now ...)

Spaceguy5
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posted 08-17-2013 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spaceguy5   Click Here to Email Spaceguy5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...When, as an engineering student doing a phone interview, you ask your NASA internship supervisor a question about a procedure on the International Space Station, and his first response is "How did you know that?!"

...When your college roommate is a plastic mannequin who looks like this

...When you're endlessly asked if you work for NASA, because of your jacket. (Though, a few times I've also been asked if I work for Toys R Us, Sams Club, Wal Mart, and Jo-ann's Fabrics. I'm not sure how they made those connections)

...When you go to get breakfast at the diner by your airport's flight line, see two guys staring at you out the window, then walk in to find astronauts Eric Boe and Drew Feustel eating breakfast... and then the first thing they say to you is "Nice jacket."

Lunar Module 5
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posted 08-18-2013 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar Module 5   Click Here to Email Lunar Module 5     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
When you buy a new pair of sunglasses just because they have gold reflective lenses that look like they came from a spacesuit visor...!

Fra Mauro
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posted 08-19-2013 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fra Mauro   Click Here to Email Fra Mauro     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you walk around in an Apollo 10 T-shirt.

p51
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posted 08-19-2013 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...You have fended off a frisky significant other because you know the ISS is supposed to pass overhead in a few minutes and it's clear outside to see it.
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Originally posted by Spaceguy5:
...When you're endlessly asked if you work for NASA, because of your jacket.
Boy, if I had a nickel for every time that's happened to me...
quote:
Originally posted by Spaceguy5:
...When you go to get breakfast at the diner by your airport's flight line, see two guys staring at you out the window, then walk in to find astronauts Eric Boe and Drew Feustel eating breakfast... and then the first thing they say to you is "Nice jacket."
Had the same thing happen with Tom Jones a while back, and half the crew of the Super Guppy asked where I'd gotten mine. Nice feeling, huh?

Nice 'Roomate' by the way!

garymilgrom
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posted 08-19-2013 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by james f. ruddy:
On my 80th birthday I received two gifts that show that I'm still a space geek.
James - Congratulations on your 80th birthday. I did a similar composite image for myself but not on the famous Aldrin visor shot.

GM Apollo

p51
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posted 08-19-2013 03:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garymilgrom:
I did a similar composite image for myself but not on the famous Aldrin visor shot.
Wow, great shot, which photo was that originally? I'd love to do something like that myself and it looks like you had a great shot to start with...

GoesTo11
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posted 12-31-2013 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...You just put off hanging out with your friends by about a half hour on New Years' Eve to make sure you got the Lego Curiosity rover. Twice.

Shuttle Endeavour
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You are 13 years old and your parents are confused what exactly they bought you for Christmas. It was a bunch of Space Shuttle flown components, a Gemini 5 flown checklist page, and a Solid Rocket Booster Circuit Board.

When you walk into Language Arts class and are delighted to see there are laptops in the classroom on MAVEN launch day. When you ask if the class will be on the computers at a certain time, your teacher asks what is going off or launching. Then your teacher allows you to watch the launch on NASA TV.

When you are able to name every crew from Alan Shepard's MR-3 flight to Apollo 17.

When you are in Spanish class, and they show a picture of a rocket, they ask what it is, and you raise your hand and say it is a Atlas Agena Target Vehicle in the 1960s for Project Gemini.

When it haunts you where on the left wing your STS-55 flown Inconel was located. The RCC panels or the elevons.

buckky
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posted 01-18-2014 04:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for buckky   Click Here to Email buckky     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...you wear nomex to walk the dogs.

stsmithva
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posted 01-18-2014 05:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Shuttle Endeavour:
When you are in Spanish class, and they show a picture of a rocket, they ask what it is, and you raise your hand and say it is a Atlas Agena Target Vehicle in the 1960s for Project Gemini.

"Se trata de un vehículo objetivo Atlas Agena en la década de 1960 para el Proyecto Géminis."

stsmithva
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posted 01-19-2014 10:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for stsmithva   Click Here to Email stsmithva     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
... if you are able to spot several inaccuracies in this Apollo lunar landing display at a miniature golf course in Ocean City, MD:

...if the space geek acorn didn't fall far from the space geek tree, so when your son's kindergarten class parades around the school on Halloween and goes through your sixth-grade classroom, you are able to take this picture:

...the aforementioned son has the Justice League on one side of his door (wait for it)...

...and a Michael Collins original watercolor on the other side.

(Sorry about the flash. The one reflecting off the painting's glass, that is, not the one on the other side of his door. Ha!)

ebrook
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posted 01-29-2014 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ebrook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you eat popcorn while watching the stars

Dave Clow
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posted 01-31-2014 12:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Clow   Click Here to Email Dave Clow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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You might be a space geek if you eat popcorn while watching the stars

That one reminded me of attending a screening of "Apollo 13" at ASF and seeing Jerry Bostick doing precisely that.

dogcrew5369
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posted 03-17-2014 11:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dogcrew5369   Click Here to Email dogcrew5369     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you go to DC with your wife and 400 out of 500 of your photos are from the two Air and Space museums.

Gonzo
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posted 03-18-2014 09:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gonzo   Click Here to Email Gonzo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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You might be a space geek if you go to DC with your wife and 400 out of 500 of your photos are from the two Air and Space museums.

Would going to DC for business for a week and the highlight of the trip is getting to arrange time to visit both Udvar-Hazy (right after Discovery was installed) AND Goddard SFC? And then talking the nice guys in the gift shop to show you the "stuff in back" that isn't on display for sale yet? (Yes, it was an expensive trip to THAT gift shop!)

sts205cdr
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posted 03-21-2014 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sts205cdr   Click Here to Email sts205cdr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if you love making spicy shrimp cocktails and insist on eating them out of ziplock baggies.


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