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Star Trek Scotty's ashes go missing [But Captain... I dun-no if she can take it!]
abc.net.au ^ | 5-11-2007 | Staff Writer

Posted on 05/11/2007 6:27:13 AM PDT by bedolido

Beaming him up was the easy part - the problem was transporting him back to Earth.

A search team continues to look for a rocket carrying ashes of the actor James Doohan, who played Scotty on Star Trek, almost two weeks after it hurtled to the edge of space from New Mexico.

Remains of the Canadian-born actor, who died two years ago at the age of 85, blasted off from a remote launch site on April 29 carrying a payload that included the ashes of astronaut Gordon Cooper and several experiments.

A spokeswoman for Houston-based Space Services Inc, which organised the "memorial spaceflight," says the telephone-pole sized rocket descended by parachute into a rugged area that a search team has repeatedly failed to reach.

"The terrain is very mountainous; it's not somewhere that you can walk or drive to. My understanding is that it will take some time to get up into there," Susan Schonfeld said.

"They know the general location, and we have the utmost confidence that they will recover it."

Schonfeld says the search had been hampered by "horrendous" weather in the desert state, but expected the Up Aerospace Spaceloft XL craft to be recovered in coming days.

Doohan played the starship Enterprise's chief engineer Montgomery Scott in the original 1966-1969 Star Trek television series.

He inspired the legendary catch phrase "Beam me up, Scotty" - even though it was never actually uttered on the show.

Hundreds of spectators clapped and cheered as his ashes roared aloft along with those of some 200 other people, including astronaut Gordon Cooper, who first went into space in 1963 and died in 2004 at age 77.


The rocket carrying the cremated remains of James Doohan has come back to earth - but nobody knows exactly where


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: ashes; notribbleatall; pullinganoldmansleg; scotty; star; trek
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1 posted on 05/11/2007 6:27:16 AM PDT by bedolido
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To: bedolido

Guess I wasn’t paying attention. I presumed Scotty’s ashes were being sent out to space to stay there.


2 posted on 05/11/2007 6:29:40 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Me too. If his ashes aren’t being scattered into space, then I fail to see the point of the exercise.


3 posted on 05/11/2007 6:33:50 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Enoch Powell was right.)
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To: bedolido

James Doohan died at the age of 85, not 77.


4 posted on 05/11/2007 6:35:51 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: #1CTYankee

Correct. That’s what the article said. It was Gordon Cooper who died at 77.


5 posted on 05/11/2007 6:39:49 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: ClearCase_guy
Me too. If his ashes aren’t being scattered into space, then I fail to see the point of the exercise.

It probably has more to do with tracking the spacecraft they are on. We have to track all near-earth objects so we can make sure it doesn't collide w/ satellites or other spacecraft.

6 posted on 05/11/2007 6:53:53 AM PDT by mnehring (McCain '08 -------------------------------------- just kidding...)
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To: bedolido

He’s trapped in a transporter so he can reappear on a future version of Star Trek!


7 posted on 05/11/2007 6:55:11 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I agree — a proper send-off would have been to cast his remains adrift into space from the ISS (complete with bagpipe farewell)...


8 posted on 05/11/2007 7:04:27 AM PDT by mikrofon (Ashes to ashes, Stardust to stardust)
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To: bedolido

Scotty’s ashes are...
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WAIT FOR IT...
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ALMOST THERE...
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...where no man has ever gone before...


9 posted on 05/11/2007 7:14:09 AM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: JRios1968

LOL... thanks for the Friday morning laugh


10 posted on 05/11/2007 7:15:51 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: bedolido

11 posted on 05/11/2007 7:17:56 AM PDT by JRios1968 (This tagline brought to you by courtesy of Happygrl)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
"That’s what the article said."

Oh yeah, I misread the article my bad.

12 posted on 05/11/2007 7:20:40 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: #1CTYankee

question... is anyone as concerned about the saying “My Bad” as they are “I’d Hit it”?


13 posted on 05/11/2007 7:23:18 AM PDT by bedolido (I can forgive you for killing my sons, but I cannot forgive you for forcing me to kill your sons)
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To: #1CTYankee

Who doesn’t make those mistakes when converting between star dates and the Gregorian Calendar? It’s so hard to properly account for the effects of warp speed on relativistic time.


14 posted on 05/11/2007 7:29:50 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets ("We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us.")
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To: bedolido
"question... is anyone as concerned about the saying “My Bad” as they are “I’d Hit it”?"

As long as one pronounces "Uranus" properly (And not Ur-in-is) I'm okay with it.

15 posted on 05/11/2007 9:01:30 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: bedolido

Although “What say you” is really starting to grate on me.


16 posted on 05/11/2007 9:03:32 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
" It’s so hard to properly account for the effects of warp speed on relativistic time."

Precisely why I flunked out at Star Fleet Academy.

17 posted on 05/11/2007 9:05:16 AM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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Star Trek Inspirational Posters

18 posted on 05/11/2007 10:29:55 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 10, 2007.)
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To: bedolido
"Scotty's Ashes Go Missing"

Has nobody checked the warp drive? What about the transporter room.

19 posted on 05/11/2007 1:01:55 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter

Dang, I knew this would be a problem....I wondered if his request would be denied and it should have been. Yeah, it’s a good sentiment, all right, having your ashes orbit the earth and all — but yes potentially dangerous for astronauts....

Well, the next time someone wants his ashes orbiting in space, I hope the request is turned down.


20 posted on 05/11/2007 2:49:04 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: SunkenCiv

Great link.


21 posted on 05/12/2007 11:24:07 PM PDT by iowamark (What if the Right said Fred?)
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To: scrabblehack

This was very much a short suborbital hop. They could have accomplished the same thing with a slingshot.


22 posted on 05/12/2007 11:26:19 PM PDT by iowamark (What if the Right said Fred?)
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To: iowamark

OK, then I guess I’ve missed something. Are the ashes orbiting earth but can no longer be tracked, or did the orbit decay?


23 posted on 05/13/2007 3:30:40 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: iowamark

Thanks!


24 posted on 05/13/2007 6:56:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated May 11, 2007.)
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To: scrabblehack
The rocket never got anywhere near orbit. It was never supposed to. These "space tours" are just a short hop designed to get up to about 70 miles altitude and back. A very, very quick thrill. From Wikipedia:

More affordable suborbital space tourism is viewed as a money-making proposition by several other companies, including Space Adventures, Virgin Galactic, Starchaser, Blue Origin, Armadillo Aerospace, XCOR Aerospace, Rocketplane Limited, the European "Project Enterprise", and others. Most are proposing vehicles that make suborbital flights peaking at an altitude of 100-160 kilometres. Passengers would experience three to six minutes of weightlessness, a view of a twinkle-free starfield, and a vista of the curved Earth below. Projected costs are expected to be about $200,000 per passenger.

25 posted on 05/13/2007 8:02:31 PM PDT by iowamark (What if the Right said Fred?)
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To: bedolido

512x384

26 posted on 05/24/2007 7:08:19 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: potlatch

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Whoops!

Sorry!

I messed up the address!


27 posted on 05/24/2007 7:14:51 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

That is beautiful devolve! Looks like you spent a lot of time on it. Twinkling BG and the earth area is really pretty!

I have a wonderful spinning earth globe! It came from a ‘topological’ site and the original was large and about 1 1/2meg!!

I have downsized it some but haven’t made it all TP yet

Lol, I made a Gore-Atlas with a fiery globe. Gore’s head looks funny at the angle it has to be.

Beautiful image you made!!


28 posted on 05/24/2007 7:22:33 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

-512x384-201K- -128 colors now-

I set it at 1000x750

The 1024x768 one I did is 755K with over 118,000 colors !!!

The 1000x750 one I did is? 911K

Just 256 colors is what most can see on the internet

I used a combination of Computer Graphics Imaging plus the lates Hubbell/NASA “Star Birth” distant images and worked on them


29 posted on 05/24/2007 7:39:57 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

You are the GURU of the VOODOO that YOU DO so well!!

Hey, save THAT in your scrapbook, lol.


30 posted on 05/24/2007 7:42:59 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch




31 posted on 05/24/2007 7:55:38 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

ON PHONE just a minute JB. one finger typing...


32 posted on 05/24/2007 8:00:55 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: devolve

Sorry, long phone call from my daughter! Those are both beautiful! I see you got the brightest fiery section of the nebula in the other one too.

They are great devolve!!


33 posted on 05/24/2007 8:17:27 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

The “fiery section” came about as I was attempting dozens and dozens of options and settings

You have to be careful to watch and save unusual FX as it is often impossible to reproduce them later
The overall 1024x768 image was not what I wanted - But I backed up and made that into a TP BG .gif I could use in blends, overlays, or on top of other images or in tables

The top graphic is a .jpg

The bottom graphic is 2 .gif tables together

The 1024x768 Star1.gif is in the /NASA/ folder too

I’ll give the lower one a shot at 128 colors at 512x384 later and see what happens


34 posted on 05/24/2007 8:31:20 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: bedolido
A spokeswoman for Houston-based Space Services Inc, which organised the "memorial spaceflight," says the telephone-pole sized rocket descended by parachute into a rugged area that a search team has repeatedly failed to reach.

However, observers at the scene report that they couldn't tell his ash from the hole in the ground.

35 posted on 05/24/2007 8:31:25 PM PDT by TheyConvictedOglethorpe
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To: devolve

Don’t know if you noted it but bedolido’s page shows banned!!


36 posted on 05/24/2007 8:37:07 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

I posted to him/her by mistake!


37 posted on 05/24/2007 8:42:22 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

I know, you had corrected that earlier. I am always looking at Freeper pages, find a lot of good gifs that way, lol. Anyway, I saw what I told you! Don’t know the reason.


38 posted on 05/24/2007 8:44:37 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

- fresh out of the lab -

-512x384-221K-128 colors-3 frames- -1000x750-


39 posted on 05/24/2007 9:21:25 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

Now this is what happens when I put my setting way lower in the animator. Do you see how the fiery areas and some of the blue are distorted and flickering?

I know it’s easier to ‘get to’ but it’s not nearly as pretty looking.

But - to the untrained eye [snicker] -it will still look pretty.


40 posted on 05/24/2007 9:28:29 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

My WebTV Plus compresses all large images down to 544 wide tops

So a 513x384 image set at 100x750 shows up on my TV screens full width at about 544x408

A 4x3 ratio

Your PC may see “stetched” pixels

The 2 tables I posted above it are both 1024x768 each posted at 100%x768

The number of colors with the fiery sections is over 144,000 colors

As used in a large screen digital movie or a DVD

I can redo it with more than 128 colors &/or at 600x450 or 800x600 or 900x675

221K is a small filesize for that complex an image

The 2 tables together are only 370K total


41 posted on 05/24/2007 9:42:51 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

[221K is a small filesize for that complex an image
The 2 tables together are only 370K total]

Yes, you got it down really low in file size, amazing.

My eagle is almost that size, lol. Maybe a few more colors would improve it but still not be too large. Your call JB!!


42 posted on 05/24/2007 9:52:07 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

Much easier to convert to a “still” .jpg at 1024x768 and keep the bright true colors

Sometimes attempting to animate all of these is hard if trying to get them to load easily yet retain high resolution and quality


43 posted on 05/24/2007 9:57:24 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: potlatch
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-1024X768-300k-144,000 colors- -posted at-1000x750-


44 posted on 05/24/2007 10:04:28 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

Darn I wrote a reply and lost it when I went back and looked at all of your images!

This looks very sharp and bright colored devolve, very nice. No animation but you don’t have to have it. Makes a beautiful webpage background!


45 posted on 05/24/2007 10:16:16 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

That’s the Hubbell “Star Birth” from NASA with the brightest colors and new stars

The Star Trek “Constitution Refit” of the USS Enterprise CGI graphic I used over the the latest Hubbell star creation pix covering 5 light years

Netscape covers about 256 colors but the HDTV should see more than we do

Yes -

Another original screen saver BG from devolve


46 posted on 05/24/2007 10:40:06 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

You should put up a website to sell them! I’ve been to many where they sell screensavers. Once I was looking for a moving cloud background and they had it - for sale, lol

They just describe them and show thumbnails so you can’t steal them. If they are animated they show a non animated thumbnail.

Your graphics are beautiful.


47 posted on 05/24/2007 10:44:08 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

I like to combine older well known images with the newer actual rare images

The film graphics artists use the best in computers and software and take a lot of time to create a short scene

It’s cheaper than paying acting talent but they cost way up in the millions for graphics movies and they gross more than many films and the profit margins are much higher

Dept of Defense uses lots of graphics for training now


48 posted on 05/24/2007 11:22:23 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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To: devolve

I had a large Microsoft Pinnacles [sp?] program in my computer for making videos and I removed it awhile back. I’m not into that although it would be good for family photos, etc.

Sorry, Piper was barking at the den door and I had to check things out!

Yikes, delete! Forgot where I was.....


49 posted on 05/24/2007 11:30:38 PM PDT by potlatch (MIZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MIKAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_MAZARU_ooo_()_ooo_))
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To: potlatch

Delete?

It’s easy to mix things up!


50 posted on 05/24/2007 11:34:34 PM PDT by devolve ( _ignore_tax_the_illegal_alien_way?_ _Bush_selling_out_the_USA?_)
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