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The Flight Deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour
What would it be like to fly a space shuttle? Although the last of NASA's space shuttles has now been retired, it is still fun to contemplate sitting at the controls of one of the humanity's most sophisticated machines. Pictured is the flight deck of Space Shuttle Endeavour, the youngest shuttle and the second to last ever launched. The numerous panels and displays allowed the computer-controlled orbiter to enter the top of Earth's atmosphere at greater than the speed of sound and -- just thirty minutes later -- land on a runway like an airplane. The retired space shuttles are now being sent to museums, with Endeavour being sent to California Space Center in Los Angeles, California, Atlantis to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Merritt Island, Florida, and Discovery to the Udvar-Hazy Annex of the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. Therefore sitting in a shuttle pilot's chair and personally contemplating the thrill of human space flight may actually be in your future.
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Running iOS 5 on my iPhone and iPad. Seems pretty cool so far. It'll take me a couple of days to get used to the changes on the iPad.
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That shoulda been Tesla, not Edison. ;-)
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Then answer is always YES!
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So anyone who has circled me here likely knows two things - I fly a lot, and I travel with a Geiger Counter.

Just now, at LAX terminal 7 I proceeded through security as usual. Went through the usual metal detector with no backscatter / pat down nonsense. My Geiger counter is in my carry on going through the xray. The lady sitting there calls someone over and points to the Geiger Counter on the screen and says "bag check"

A dude pulls me aside and opens my bag going straight for the Geiger counter. I tell him it's very sensitive and to please be careful. He asks what it is.

Me: a Geiger Counter
Him: what's that?
Me: um.. It's a piece of scientific equipment?

He man handles it and several times I say "that's worth over a grand, please be careful. " he nods and continues as before with no extra caution. The tells me if I want to avoid this kind of thing in the future I need to declare it before getting to security and have it scanned separately. I tell him I fly with it all the time, 100,000 miles this year most likely and no one has ever questioned it before. He says " fine don't listen to me, but don't complain when this happens next time." I tell him it didn't happen last time so I doubt it will happen next time. He walks away with my bag.

A few moments later he returns with my bag and says "I asked you this before but you didnt answer me, what is that. I k ow you said it's a gigameter so it measures something, what does it measure and tell me in laymans terms not scientific language that I won't understand" "not gigameter, Geiger Counter. It measures radiation." "ok, thats all you needed to tell me. Have a nice day" he signals that I can go.

As I'm repacking my bag a female TSA agent is walking over with a lady in a foot brace and I hear her say "you are going to have to take that off your leg so I can xray it"

Fun times. 
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