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Mars Express

Post by Stardust on Wed 15 Feb 2017 - 16:55

From 2 February 2017
A new mosaic from ESA’s Mars Express shows off the Red Planet’s North polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Mars_Express/Swirling_spirals_at_the_north_pole_of_Mars

Looks like a chocolat dessert. Mmmm...
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Post by Stardust on Mon 20 Feb 2017 - 14:25

Flashback to before departure Expedition 50 to the ISS.
Peggy Whitson, Oleg Novitski, and Thomas Pasquet. happyheart 




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Photos taken by Thomas Pesquet from the ISS - Volume 1.




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Post by Stardust on Mon 20 Feb 2017 - 14:48

Photos taken by Thomas Pesquet from the ISS - Volume 2 (January 2017).




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Post by Stardust on Mon 20 Feb 2017 - 15:09

Music!
Yuksek and Thomas Pesquet.
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Post by Kitkat on Mon 20 Feb 2017 - 16:11

@Stardust wrote:Music!
Yuksek and Thomas Pesquet.
"Live Alone"


Great view from the bedroom window in the mornings, eh? :thumb: .... (Not for those with a claustrophobic tendency though .. pale - reminds me of when I was having my daily radiotherapy sessions!)
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Blog entry 24.2.2017 Thomas

Post by Stardust on Fri 24 Feb 2017 - 15:58

Very interesting read about sleep and hygiene on the ISS, from Thomas Pesquet's blog.

http://blogs.esa.int/thomas-pesquet/2017/02/24/diary-entry-7-sleep-and-hygiene/

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Jour J moins 3, Thomas.

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Joyeux Anniversaire Thomas !

Post by Stardust on Mon 27 Feb 2017 - 9:19

39 today - Happy Birthday, Thomas.  

Lunch prepared by top chef Thierry Marx.
For dessert, "Macarons dans les Etoiles" (Macaroons among the Stars), a special delivery of raspberry macaroons by Pierre Hermé taken to the ISS by the SpaceX Dragon cargo ship.

Joyeux Anniversaire dans l'espace, Thomas. happyheart

https://www.2luxury2.com/pierre-herme-macarons-sent-to-the-astronauts-at-the-international-space-station/



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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Mon 27 Feb 2017 - 9:53

ISS flying over the South of England (Taunton) from West to East right now.

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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Tue 28 Feb 2017 - 0:40

Of course there are always those who cry "fake" and sow the seeds of doubt, who take pleasure in tarnishing the magic and spoiling the enjoyment of others.

Honestly, we can do without these killjoys who are inveterate pessimists preaching doom and gloom because they can only see darkness everywhere and not light.

If they want to think the astronauts are not really up in space but in a film studio, they are free to do so, but not to treat those who believe in the ISS as utter fools taken in by fraud, with all the different space agencies conniving to trick them.

These negative people should get a life and stop trying to ruin ours.

I love watching the ISS livestream, tracking their course around the Earth, reading all about it and following NASA updates.

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What is the ISS ?

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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Fri 3 Mar 2017 - 7:58

Just watched one of the 16 daily sunrises on ISS Livestream. They're getting close up there, not sure if they'll be coming over my head, will keep checking. I have the Livestream in a parallel window.

8 am GB time just passed over Plymouth, Weymouth, Isle of Wight, Brighton..., not flying over me this time then.  8h02 they're already past Essen, Dortmund...



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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Sun 5 Mar 2017 - 20:13

If you want to find out when the ISS is scheduled to fly over your location, go here:

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/

then fill in your country, state/region, and city/town.
A list of days and times will appear for the present month (March now) for your location, as well as an indication of where to look in the sky.



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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Mon 6 Mar 2017 - 8:24


Gets you thinking and wondering, doesn't it? What does it all mean?



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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Mon 6 Mar 2017 - 10:40

MAMMOTH-1
From Live Science: The discovery of a new and rarely seen nebula 10 billion light-years away has created a cosmic mystery: What is lighting up this dusty cloud of gases?

http://www.livescience.com/58108-strange-new-nebula-missing-light-source.html



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Diet for energy

Post by Stardust on Fri 10 Mar 2017 - 20:45

The word "diet" doesn't sound very exciting, but Thomas' two day "diet for energy" meals sound ok, followed by 9 further days when he has to register the bar code of everything he eats. The results are compared with results from the same diet on Earth (also Thomas of course, the 10th astronaut to contribute to this experiment). This is important for future, longer, space missions.

Read more here:

http://blogs.esa.int/thomas-pesquet/2017/03/10/thomas-on-a-diet-for-energy/



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Post by Stardust on Wed 31 May 2017 - 9:26

Thomas is coming back to Earth on Friday.

https://www.facebook.com/ESAThomasPesquet

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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on Thu 1 Jun 2017 - 11:27

In the week of 6 March 2017, astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson (NASA), Thomas Pesquet (ESA), and cosmonauts Andrei Borisenko, Oleg Novitsky, and Sergei Ryzhikov clocked a combined 99 hours of science tasks.

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/Science_record_set_on_Space_Station#

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Returning home from the ISS

Post by Stardust on Thu 1 Jun 2017 - 11:36

Tomorrow the return home to Earth from the ISS for Thomas and Oleg can be followed live:

http://blogs.esa.int/thomas-pesquet/2017/06/01/watch-return-to-earth-live/



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Post by Stardust on Fri 2 Jun 2017 - 16:11

What an adventure and how marvellous to be able to watch live the main points of the return mission throughout today, as well as keeping up with the ISS still in orbit around the planet.

Oleg and Thomas are safely back on Earth. happyheart



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