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Station astronauts enjoy 'new car smell' of SpaceX cargo craft
Cnet ^ | May 26, 2012 8:22 AM PDT | by William Harwood

Posted on 05/26/2012 9:49:46 PM PDT by MCSP2008

Running well ahead of schedule,the International Space Station's crew opened hatches between the Harmony module and the newly arrived SpaceX Dragon cargo ship early Saturday to kick off a busy few days of work to unload about a half ton of supplies and equipment.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57442083-76/station-astronauts-enjoy-new-car-smell-of-spacex-cargo-craft/?tag=mncol;topStories


TOPICS: Front Page News
KEYWORDS: iss; nasa; spacex
Salve

Special thank you to GeronL and Tomkat.

This is so beautiful and amazing, very good job SpaceX, congratulations.

Merci.

1 posted on 05/26/2012 9:49:57 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: GeronL; tomkat; All

Salve

It is good to see hard working great minds of engineering come together and accomplish thing like this.

This is what I call brave people and who know what it is needs to be done; looking at this makes me happy to know there are still smart people in the world.

Merci


2 posted on 05/26/2012 9:54:34 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: momtothree; KevinDavis

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3 posted on 05/26/2012 10:36:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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4 posted on 05/26/2012 10:42:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: MCSP2008

Private sector is always more efficient than government.


5 posted on 05/26/2012 10:53:42 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: moonshot925
Yeah, but wait'll someone smokes a couple of cigarettes in it, the dog barfs on the way to the vet, the kids spill a milkshake on the floor mats, and the inside of that capsule will smell like a '67 Buick in no time...........

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


6 posted on 05/26/2012 10:58:55 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves!" - Sgt. Oddball)
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To: Viking2002

Ya know, I bought a used truck in January. Now that things have warmed up, I think you just explained what must have happened in this truck!

LOL


7 posted on 05/26/2012 11:04:39 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: MCSP2008

Very impressive indeed.


8 posted on 05/26/2012 11:10:15 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Nik Naym
I had a '93 Mazda once and a gallon of milk leaked about a half a pint into the carpet on the way home from the store, and I didn't realize it until the next day. And it was summer. It took over two years to get the smell of curdled moo juice out of the car.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


9 posted on 05/26/2012 11:10:33 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves!" - Sgt. Oddball)
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To: MCSP2008
Thank you, indeed. We are all grateful and pleased!

Who doesn't love the new car smell.
10 posted on 05/26/2012 11:13:30 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Viking2002

That space station has got to stink to high heaven. No windows, no showers.


11 posted on 05/26/2012 11:14:38 PM PDT by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: gortklattu
It may also explain why nobody's ever sent a Turk into space.

(Hey, I was married to one. Got that Purple Heart. Everyone STFU.)

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


12 posted on 05/26/2012 11:22:33 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("Always with the negative waves, Moriarty, always with the negative waves!" - Sgt. Oddball)
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To: SunkenCiv; All

Salve

Thank you all for hard work and great thinking.

I love this, I love seeing things like this in my life time, to being able to cut through and accomplish great things.

And who has written that great private companies are dead.

Merci


13 posted on 05/26/2012 11:39:28 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Viking2002

Salve

LOL you mean aliens?

LOL

Merci


14 posted on 05/26/2012 11:40:23 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Nik Naym

Salve

LMAOF LOL

Hey you know LOL

Merci


15 posted on 05/26/2012 11:41:25 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: andyk; All

Salve

Responses are like LMAOF, LOL, this is what I call having good time, while admire hard work.

Thank you friends LOL, some of you just are hilarious LOL

I realize now that title will kick a gear of fun, LMAOF thank you all for good laughter LOL

Merci


16 posted on 05/26/2012 11:48:47 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: gortklattu

I doubt it’s that bad. They have some nice filtering going on. I’d like to see a good mix of women and men on there.

Frankly, I think the ISS is the best human accomplishment since Apollo. We have set things back a bit, but I am thrilled we have it up there.


17 posted on 05/26/2012 11:50:14 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: Monty22002

Salve

Actually is better than Mir was.

It is just psychological pressure you have to deal with, I can tell you though, they are some tough people be in space for so long, is like going on submarine, takes tough to conquer fears.

Merci


18 posted on 05/26/2012 11:55:31 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: gortklattu
Hey, Klaatubaradanikto .....

Those astronauts can't smell that bad -- they stay fresh, somehow, sorta.

They've got sonic showers or something, don't they? :)

19 posted on 05/27/2012 2:18:46 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: MCSP2008
In Your Face Russia!

Mike

20 posted on 05/27/2012 4:05:22 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: Viking2002
Yeah, but wait'll someone smokes a couple of cigarettes in it, the dog barfs on the way to the vet, the kids spill a milkshake on the floor mats, and the inside of that capsule will smell like a '67 Buick in no time...........

That's why they put "new car smell" in a can....

Been a while since I had to worry about kids/pets/cigarettes in my car - it's nice being spoiled.

21 posted on 05/27/2012 4:25:36 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Nik Naym; Viking2002
Funny.

Not to hijack the thread but I bought a used Mitsubishi Eclipse that was just fine until one summer day I left the windows down while inside a bar and there was a thunderstorm.

Came back out to the car later and it was soaked inside and smelled like rotting garbage. Took 3 days to air that sucker out.

22 posted on 05/27/2012 4:26:31 AM PDT by Looking4Truth (PTSD has a cure, it's PTSF (Peace! Through Superior Firepower...))
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To: moonshot925
And now we can all look forward to the inevitable claim that “Big Space” is a corrupting money interest affecting politics.
23 posted on 05/27/2012 4:42:58 AM PDT by Brass Lamp
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To: Brass Lamp

Elon “Paypal” Musk is a big Obama supporter and also owns a company to “fight global warming”—so I think he’s got the big bribes covered.


24 posted on 05/27/2012 5:49:57 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

Yes, you are right about Musk. But I’ve come to the conclusion that better an Obama supporter who actually can get payloads launched, as compared to the endless space pork funneled by Congress to Texas, Florida, and Utah with no results to speak of.


25 posted on 05/27/2012 6:21:41 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Ut veniant omnes)
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To: Viking2002

I had a rental house once where the friend of a tenant “borrowed” a partial 5 gallon bucket of paint from a locked room to paint his momma’s house.

The bucket wasn’t closed tightly and it fell over int he back of his brand new car. I was laughing too hard in his face to be mad about him stealing my stuff.


26 posted on 05/27/2012 6:28:14 AM PDT by cyclotic (People who live within their means are increasingly being forced to pay for people who didn't.)
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To: MCSP2008
And who has written that great private companies are dead.

Obama has, it is the basis of his re-election bid, destroy capitalism.

27 posted on 05/27/2012 6:36:34 AM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: Notary Sojac
But I’ve come to the conclusion that better an Obama supporter who actually can get payloads launched, as compared to the endless space pork funneled by Congress to Texas, Florida, and Utah with no results to speak of.

To further that, NASA will never go back to the moon or Mars as long as they are operating a launcher. In fact, Musk thinks he can get to Mars faster than NASA. Given that NASA has been working on it forty years and thinks they need another thirty, he is probably right.

28 posted on 05/27/2012 6:36:57 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Viking2002
It took over two years to get the smell of curdled moo juice out of the car.

Highlighting the fact that milk is poison..a toxic biohazard.

29 posted on 05/27/2012 6:47:58 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Mamzelle
The COTS program was started by “W” in 2006 this is just the collimation of 6 yr of hard work by Spacex. had nothing to do with jugears
30 posted on 05/27/2012 9:47:34 AM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: MCSP2008
Salve

Would you mind sharing the significance of that word? I know the definition, but I notice that you preface all of your posts with it.

31 posted on 05/27/2012 11:53:13 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: gortklattu

“Showers are a bit of a challenge. I would say they are more like a sponge bath than a shower. We have rinse-less soap, rinse-less shampoo, toothpaste and shaving cream…all the necessities. You carefully add water to your body (surface tension keeps it right there!), then rub it around gently with the soap, rinse it off with a towel, and voila! You’re clean (sort of) again. You don’t want to be too vigorous, as the water and soap fly away. But even that’s allowed, as we will recycle it and use it later to re-hydrate our food!”

http://iss07.yesican-science.ca/Blogs/?view=486

“Taking a shower in weightlessness

None of us would want to renounce the comfort of a daily shower or a hot bath. But taking a shower in space seems hard do imagine. The fact is: astronauts can take showers in space. The fact is also: most of them don’t. The reason is very simple: showers don’t work well in space.

As anything else in orbit, the water streaming from the showerhead is weightless and floats around freely instead of pouring down on the astronaut’s body. The water has to be sprayed into the shower cabin, and the user has to wear a special breathing device to prevent inhalation of water and choking.

The mist of droplets floating around does not naturally cling to the body: the microgravity and surface tension make it necessary to smear the water over the body. As soon as the droplets make contact with the skin, they form a film that tends to cling rather tenaciously and which has to be wiped or even scraped off like suntan lotion. In the Mir space station, the shower was so unpopular with the cosmonauts and astronauts that they threw the shower cabin into space without further ado!

So how do you keep up your personal hygiene in space? The answer is simple: sponge baths. Astronauts and cosmonauts wash with wet towels and sponges. This sounds a lot more uncomfortable than it really is. They actually prefer this method to the tedious shower procedure. Russian cosmonaut Valery Polyakov, who, during a 437-day stay in space, used wet towels for personal hygiene, reported that his skin was even better after the flight than before. “

http://www.esa.int/esaHS/SEMHOB9ATME_business_0.html


32 posted on 05/27/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: MCSP2008

I find all this space stuff very interesting. I am happy to see private enterprise taking up where the government left off.


33 posted on 05/27/2012 12:32:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Looking4Truth

Salve

LOL

Meric


34 posted on 05/27/2012 12:55:22 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: Windflier

Salve

Salve - you come to someone house you show respect. It is as if I come to your house and will not say hello or see on street and know you not say hello it will be disrespectful.

Merci.


35 posted on 05/27/2012 12:59:23 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: GeronL

Salve

Thank you for your help.

Merci.

Amazing work from SpaceX, after some failures, now everything is running like a well oil machine. Very gutte SpaceX, very gutte.


36 posted on 05/27/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: GeronL

Salve

Thank you for your help.

Merci.

Amazing work from SpaceX, after some failures, now everything is running like a well oil machine. Very good SpaceX, very gutte.


37 posted on 05/27/2012 1:04:21 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: GeronL

Salve

Thank you for your help.

Merci.

Amazing work from SpaceX, after some failures, now everything is running like a well oil machine. Very good SpaceX, very good.


38 posted on 05/27/2012 1:04:40 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: BwanaNdege

Salve

Yes, no gravity, now try to drink Coca-Cola there, that should be funny.

Thank you for great information.

Merci.


39 posted on 05/27/2012 1:18:39 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: MCSP2008
Salve - you come to someone house you show respect.

Ok -- still a bit confusing, though. There is an English definition for the word, 'salve'. Are you using a definition from another language?

40 posted on 05/27/2012 1:46:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Salve

Yes.

Merci.


41 posted on 05/27/2012 1:59:17 PM PDT by MCSP2008 (Romanian native > ESL)
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To: MCSP2008

I think they have way more room than on a submarine. And for a lot less crew. (Unless they close off all the ‘rooms’ like my grandma did so she didn’t have to heat them.)


42 posted on 05/27/2012 2:24:10 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:Arab Spring,Banks,Big Oil,Bush,Ceos,Coal,Euro Zone,FNC,Jpn Tsunami,T Party,Wall St,You)
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To: MCSP2008

Perhaps it’s a language barrier, but I have no idea what you’re trying to communicate to me.

If you would, define the word ‘salve’ for us, in your language. You need to know that the word means something entirely different to English speakers. It’s not communicating what you’re intending.


43 posted on 05/27/2012 2:46:58 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Admin Moderator

New car smell is breaking news?


44 posted on 05/27/2012 3:14:04 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Never Argue With A LIBERAL...They Will Drag You Down To Their Level, Then Beat You With Experience!)
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To: Windflier
Ok -- still a bit confusing, though. There is an English definition for the word, 'salve'. Are you using a definition from another language?

Salve=Salute

45 posted on 05/27/2012 5:26:11 PM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: moonshot925

Public sector ALWAYS smells like dirty socks...


46 posted on 05/27/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by 4Liberty (88% of Americans are NON-UNION. We value honest, peaceful Free trade-NOT protectionist CARTELS)
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To: ScreamingFist
Salve=Salute

Thank you, friend. That's what I was looking for.

It's pretty interesting how a misunderstood word can create such confusion, isn't it?

47 posted on 05/27/2012 7:19:22 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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