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Rick
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posted 03-16-2007 12:37 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...

Your kids learned how to count backward (10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0... BLASTOFF!) before they could count forward.

Let's see how many other "You might be a space geek if..." stories we can brainstorm!

Madon_space
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posted 03-16-2007 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Madon_space   Click Here to Email Madon_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe I shouldn't admit this but I had a dream about John Young last night that he had come round to my house and was checking out my space collection.

I am going to be a first time dad in about four weeks time so at least thought that I would have dreams or nightmares about that instead and certainly not an astronaut.

He did complete my moonwalker autographs in my dream, so not all is bad.

Am I a space geek, Ermmmmmmmmmmm!

413 is in
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posted 03-16-2007 01:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you can spot an autopen at thirty yards but can't read your own hand writing.

Rick
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posted 03-16-2007 02:22 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 your e-mail address starts with apollo18cdr...

mjanovec
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posted 03-16-2007 02:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Madon_space:
Maybe I shouldn't admit this but I had a dream about John Young last night...

Hey, as long as the turtleneck stayed on in your dream, it's okay to admit it.

spaceman1953
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posted 03-16-2007 02:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If MOST of your passwords are dates/times of space events or words related to various space themes...

clifford
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posted 03-16-2007 03:16 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 your 9 year old daughter knows who Armstrong and Aldrin are but not who Nixon, Clinton or Bush are.

randy
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posted 03-16-2007 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you not only adorn the outside of your car, but the inside also (like I have done)!

star61
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posted 03-16-2007 04:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for star61   Click Here to Email star61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...if every night you dream of walking on the Moon ...if your mother said you came to Earth in a rocket, because you were in such a hurry to be born ...if 40 years later you still have your first space book ...and yes, both my kids could count backward first and know who Gagarin and Armstrong are...

micropooz
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posted 03-16-2007 05:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...you made a bet with your best buddy in 7th grade that you would be the first man on Mars! I paid it off a long time ago...

Rick
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posted 03-16-2007 06:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might NOT be a space geek if you had to ask what 2TV-1 meant... and I did. Oooops!!!

dss65
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posted 03-16-2007 08:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...when your wife steps away from her walker a week or two after hip replacement surgery, you exclaim, "Wait! You just walked away from your LEM!" And she knows what you mean.

Lunar rock nut
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posted 03-16-2007 10:55 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 a space geek if - you find yourself picking at facial anomolies or checking for that alfalfa clump of hair using your reflection from the glass on your presentaions instead of the mirror in the bathroom...

Kirsten
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posted 03-17-2007 03:19 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, instead of simply answering a question with "Yes", you say: "YBYSA!"

Rick
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posted 03-17-2007 05:07 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've ever covered the logo of a former employer on your jacket with a mission patch...

You might be a space geek if you've ever told Jim Lovell he owes you money because your last name is Houston, and his "Houston, we've had a problem" line has caused you all kinds of grief...

kyra
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posted 03-18-2007 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kyra   Click Here to Email kyra     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if:

Your day timer looks like a space flown checklist complete with velcro...

You use the word "nominal" the NASA way, as in "nominal performance of the air conditioner"...Stops non-space geeks dead in their tracks.

You can use "delta" as in any "deltas to the plan".

Youv'e got shuttle launch pics on the fridge.

And the one that got me into trouble with friends - the jar on the counter with premixed instant coffee, sugar, and creamer "Why?" They ask.

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posted 03-18-2007 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if when your wife asks the question "Are you listening to me?" your reply is "Copy. Read you 5 x 5. How me?"

collocation
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posted 03-18-2007 05:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for collocation   Click Here to Email collocation     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may be a space geek if you log on to collectSPACE more than 5 times a day...

Lunar rock nut
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posted 03-18-2007 05:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lunar rock nut   Click Here to Email Lunar rock nut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Uh-Oh...

Rick
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posted 03-18-2007 05:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by collocation:
You may be a space geek if you log on to collectSPACE more than 5 times a day...
GUILTY!!!

You might also be a space geek if you've ever been on an airplane during pretty severe turbulence and thought to yourself, "If Pete, Dick and Al can survive getting struck by lightning, I can get through this..."

Again... GUILTY!!!

ea757grrl
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posted 03-18-2007 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if you've been asked, "Oh, is your mom an astronaut?" because, to inspire you and keep you on an even keel as one of the few women in a leadership role at work, you have a small picture of Eileen Collins next to your computer monitor with the caption, "What would 'Mom' do?"

Or if you've come across some kind of jargon in your field of specialization, and said out loud some variation of Al Bean's "Yep, that's astronaut talk. I gotta learn that."

WAWalsh
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posted 03-19-2007 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WAWalsh   Click Here to Email WAWalsh     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Your kids yell MECO when you turn off the car engine (two also announced that we had cleared the tower during the Mission: Space ride at EPCOT).

collocation
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posted 03-19-2007 06:21 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 your kids know the third man on the moon...

Jay Gallentine
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posted 03-19-2007 08:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Gallentine   Click Here to Email Jay Gallentine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if... as a pre-teen you built a spacecraft in the basement out of old furniture and electronic parts, wrote a flight plan for it, drafted blueprints for it (or some reasonable facsimile), made a PRESS KIT for the ship... then buttoned yourself inside on a weekend mission where all you heard were the imagined responses from Houston in your headset, occasionally blended with Mom going, "Oh Lordy, what is he up to now?!"

I might wish I was kidding, but I have the feeling I'm in good company on this one.

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-19-2007 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You know you are a space geek when your living room looks like this:

And your bathroom looks like this

413 is in
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posted 03-19-2007 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 413 is in   Click Here to Email 413 is in     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that NASA toilet government issue or a repro?

GACspaceguy
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posted 03-20-2007 04:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All I know is that I went away for 4 days, came back and my wife had taken all of the old cabnets, wall paper, flooring etc out of the old bathroom and put the one shown in its place. I think she had it done via an artist she found on line.

star61
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posted 03-20-2007 05:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for star61   Click Here to Email star61     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hate to ask GAC, but where does your Urine dumps end up!

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posted 03-20-2007 07:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for astronaut23   Click Here to Email astronaut23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Man thats one heck of a collection. I don't have much of anything. Just a few books, movies, and what I got on my computer. I don't have much in the ways of models or mission patches.

I don't want to get started either. Probably a good way to blow a lot of cash if I did.

music_space
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posted 03-20-2007 09:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
GACspaceguy, we need to see what's in the curio...

Saturn V
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posted 03-20-2007 02:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Saturn V     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if...

You make DVDs about rockets, Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions and sell them to other space geeks... just kidding Mark!

You might be a space geek if you buy the whole collection of these DVDs from Spacecraft Films and pre-order them before they come out, like I do.

cddfspace
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posted 03-20-2007 07:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cddfspace   Click Here to Email cddfspace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a space geek if... you read this whole thread with interest and nod and smile often!

John K. Rochester
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posted 03-20-2007 08:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for John K. Rochester   Click Here to Email John K. Rochester     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you've got a Lunar Module up on cinder blocks in your front yard... you just might be a space geek.

If instead of "Git er Done" you say " Git er Launched" ...you just might be a space geek.

If you do speed reducing S turns before pulling your "Re-Entry Vehicle" into your driveway... you just might be a space geek.

Joe Frasketi
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posted 03-20-2007 09:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joe Frasketi   Click Here to Email Joe Frasketi     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
you might be a space geek if you know most of the space questions on jeopardy and dont know beans about the other subjects.

(I say, if so, you ARE a space geek!)

SpaceAholic
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posted 03-21-2007 08:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a Space Geek if your dining room is configured like this guy's.

Cliff Lentz
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posted 03-21-2007 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cliff Lentz   Click Here to Email Cliff Lentz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You might be a Space Geek if the "We Choose To Go To The Moon" Kennedy speech is heard in your house at least once a week (once a day?).

It also won't hurt to know the next line after Jim Lovell said "Houston, we've had a problem."!

Rick
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posted 03-21-2007 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick   Click Here to Email Rick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That would be: "Main B bus undervolt..."

Prospero
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posted 03-21-2007 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prospero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by clifford:
You might be a space geek if your 9 year old daughter knows who Armstrong and Aldrin are but not who Nixon, Clinton or Bush are.
Nixon, Clinton and Bush? Sorry, I'm not familiar with this particular crew - were they backups who never flew?

Prospero
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posted 03-21-2007 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prospero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you like to refer to your beaten up old Ford Fiesta as the Command Module...

If you've done unpaid volunteer work at the local rocket factory...

If you still own the early Seventies PG Tips "Race into Space" card album that your parents got you when you were a kid...

If you refer to punching someone on the chin as "giving them the Buzz Aldrin treatment"...

If you've got key dates in space history memorised but need reminding of family birthdays...

And if, while looking at an attractive member of the opposite sex, you find yourself wanting to attempt a "redezvous and docking"...

It's just possible that less enlightened types might think of you as a space geek.

FFrench
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posted 03-21-2007 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Prospero:
If you still own the early Seventies PG Tips "Race into Space" card album that your parents got you when you were a kid...
Guilty! Or perhaps it's just a Mancunian thing...


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