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Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-25-2014 03:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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By the letters EFT: Sesame Street muppets count down to NASA Orion launch

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to... Mars?

Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other popular muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the launch of the first Orion spacecraft, scheduled for Dec. 4.

Beginning Tuesday (Nov. 25) and over the next ten days, NASA and "Sesame Street" will share online comic strips, videos and graphics of the Muppet characters interacting with the Orion space capsule in an effort to educate a new generation of space explorers about the Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) and NASA's future journey to Mars.

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posted 11-25-2014 05:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is so cool they still use Elmo as a sort of mascot at NASA. I'd assumed that the scandal surrounding Kevin Clash would remove Elmo as a character from anything to do with NASA. It's good to see that isn't the case!

Scandal or not, Clash could think fast as the voice of the puppet and was downright hilarious in interviews. Seriously, look up Elmo interviews on mainstream shows on YouTube, they can be downright side-splitting funny.

The new person, Ryan Dillon per wikipedia, just doesn't do as good a job as Clash did.

And as an FYI, I'm way too old to have grown up with Elmo, that character became big by the time I was in my teens, if memory serves.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-26-2014 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yesterday's (Nov. 25) and today's countdown:
9 days to go before NASA's Orion launch! Did you know that there are 970 tiles to protect its shell from high temps?

8 more days! Today we learned that NASA Orion's launch abort system has 3 special motors. Do you know their names?

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posted 11-26-2014 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for p51   Click Here to Email p51     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Count: ONE, One capsule going up! Ah ha ha ha ha... (cue sound of thunder).

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-28-2014 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thursday's (Nov. 27) countdown:
Today's video is brought to you by the letter "O" as in Orion!

Today's (Nov. 28) countdown:

Super Grover is so excited! Only 6 more days until NASA's Orion #JourneytoMars! #UpUpandAway

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-29-2014 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nov. 29 countdown:
In 5 days Orion's first flight is first step in #JourneyToMars, home of the Sesame Street Yip Yips

Nov. 30 countdown:

Four days until NASA's Orion test flight! Check out Elmo, Abby and Cookie signing Sesame Street's #ImOnBoard banner!

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-02-2014 10:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dec. 1 countdown:
We'd suggest hiding NASA Orion's heat shield from Cookie Monster on Thursday...

Dec. 2 countdown:

We're 2 days away from NASA Orion's first flight and we have a Sesame Street exclusive: Slimey will be on board!

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