Here's Looking At You Kid  

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Uploaded: 08/05/05 4:09 PM GMT
Here's Looking At You Kid
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Steve Robinson turns the camera on himself during his historic repair job underneath Discovery. The Shuttle's heat shield, where Robinson removed a pair of protruding gap fillers, is reflected in his visor.

Credit: NASA/JPL


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08/05/05 4:41 PM GMT
Hi again Phil, maybe you where reading my mind on this one to,again a 10 from me.
Great minds think alike.

Cheers David.

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08/05/05 5:12 PM GMT
BTW - if you were curious as to what kind of camera it is under all of that thermal cladding - it's an older model Kodak DSLR (DCS660) with standard Nikon lenses - which was discontinued and replaced quite some time ago. By current standards it's virtually an antique I guess, but seams to be able to do the business and is still NASA's weapon of choice....
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"Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps"
08/21/05 11:10 AM GMT
I watched all the launches, and am still blown away by these amazing people who risk their lives but wow! WHat a trip! Thanks for sharing the image!
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The way to know life is to love many things. .:Van Gogh:. Do you need an Angel?
10/20/05 3:52 PM GMT
That has to be one of the most amazing photos I have ever seen. Really puts things into perspective in a universal sense. Fantastic. 10/10 and into my favorites!
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"This existence of ours is as transient as Autumn clouds. To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance. A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky. Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain. " -Buddha
12/02/05 5:59 PM GMT
He he, great title! (at least after you've seen "Casablanca")

About NASA using old equipment: I think they do that a lot, because they really need to set reliability before anything (its pretty hard to get spare parts up there). I remember reading about when they upgraded the processor of Hubble - to a 486, which was already then something of a dinosaur, because they knew it would work in outer space.
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01/17/06 10:41 PM GMT
that is awesome
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