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ISS International Space Station
« on: May 12, 2020, 04:29:43 PM »
What do you think about the International Space Station,..ingravity of astronauts that are there..
I was watching this video.. https://astro-pi.org/
there is some theory from the point of view of the flat earth people? :P :P ..  ;D ;D
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Offline Tom Bishop

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Re: ISS International Space Station
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 05:49:20 PM »
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A scientific mission for young people no older than 19.

Design an experiment, receive free computer hardware to work with, and write the Python code to carry it out.

Your code could be uploaded to the International Space Station and run for three hours (two orbits).

Get your results back from space and analyse them like a real space scientist!

Interesting to see that the 'real space scientists' are doing such important and captevating work.
"The biggest problem in astronomy is that when we look at something in the sky, we don’t know how far away it is" — Pauline Barmby, Ph.D., Professor of Astronomy

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Re: ISS International Space Station
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2020, 06:02:51 PM »
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A scientific mission for young people no older than 19.

Design an experiment, receive free computer hardware to work with, and write the Python code to carry it out.

Your code could be uploaded to the International Space Station and run for three hours (two orbits).

Get your results back from space and analyse them like a real space scientist!

Interesting to see that the 'real space scientists' are doing such important and captevating work.

I know, it's very exciting to see them inspiring the younger generation.  I could only dream of being able to write code and have it run on a bloody Space Station.  I can't imagine how exciting it must be for a kid to look up in the sky and see the ISS go by and think "Something I made is up there".

It's always nice to see scientists take a break from research to help inspire others, isn't it?  Captivating is the right word, you nailed it.

Makes me pretty happy.

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Re: ISS International Space Station
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 08:12:21 PM »
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A scientific mission for young people no older than 19.

Design an experiment, receive free computer hardware to work with, and write the Python code to carry it out.

Your code could be uploaded to the International Space Station and run for three hours (two orbits).

Get your results back from space and analyse them like a real space scientist!

Interesting to see that the 'real space scientists' are doing such important and captevating work.

From the same document you mis-represented yesterday, 2013 NASA Socio-Economic Impacts Report, part of NASA'a mission is to bolster the involvement and learning of the Sciences in America's youth (all citizens, in fact). NASA is as much of a teaching institution as it is a space exploration entity. Seems like a good way to spend our tax dollars - Make kids/adults smarter and more engaged with science and technology. It is our future.



Not much is known about the celestial bodies and their distances.

Re: ISS International Space Station
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2020, 10:22:18 PM »
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A scientific mission for young people no older than 19.

Design an experiment, receive free computer hardware to work with, and write the Python code to carry it out.

Your code could be uploaded to the International Space Station and run for three hours (two orbits).

Get your results back from space and analyse them like a real space scientist!

Interesting to see that the 'real space scientists' are doing such important and captevating work.

I know, it's very exciting to see them inspiring the younger generation.  I could only dream of being able to write code and have it run on a bloody Space Station.  I can't imagine how exciting it must be for a kid to look up in the sky and see the ISS go by and think "Something I made is up there".

It's always nice to see scientists take a break from research to help inspire others, isn't it?  Captivating is the right word, you nailed it.

Makes me pretty happy.


Totally agree. NASA is doing some pretty cool forefront research work along with learning programs for children. It's always good to see technology evolving and advancing forwards, and children being inspired and learning.

My father is an amateur astronomer whom worked / consulted directly with NASA on the TESS (Terrestial Exoplanet Survey Satellite). In the spring of 2018 I had the opportunity to attend the press pass launch of the TESS Satellite in Cape Canav., FL with my father. It was pretty cool to observe the launch of the SpaceX rocket which launched the satellite into a large elliptical orbit. It was an awesome experience.

I've also had the opportunity to observe the ISS orbiting overhead, via my father's telescope at night. We are able to observe the defined outlines of the square solar arrays. Pretty cool to see, and for a man-made object orbiting about 17,000 MPH in space.
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