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E, como bónus, a música é do Kerbal Space Program...
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Night Sky Timelapse with Stars Fixed Shows We're Just a Rock Hurtling Through Space
  In this stabilized time-lapse, the stars' position in the night sky is fixed so you can get a sense of our planet's movement through space. And now it's time for some mind-boggling figures: ...
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Sim, eu sei, é vídeo, e vídeo na internet é uma seca... Só vejam se forem fãs do Top Gear
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É bem visto. Já me tinha apercebido que o público em geral acha que ficção científica é "naves e tirinhos", mas esta perspectiva é engraçada... 
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Why did this year's Oscar noms snub Interstellar? Is it because a movie isn't considered good unless science fiction is considered the enemy?
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Para os maluquinhos de fotografia que eu conheço...

(pff, ele podia era ter jogado Simcity, que as imagens são iguais ^_^ )
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A Rare High Altitude Night Flight Above NYC
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Quero muito! Isto, com Occulus Rift. Acho que a 12 de Janeiro, já escolhi a prenda de Natal de 2015 :-)
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Cuidado para não ficares enjoado :P
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“Dona Clotilde, foi de carreira até à Síria, demorou 79 horas, entre 18 autocarros diferentes, e finalmente chegou à sede do Estado Islâmico, onde na recepção mandou chamar o seu Sandro.” 
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Slow... Clap... Magnífico 
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+Tiago Carvalho Ainda por cima, este senhor comunista até é algo parecido com o Tio Jorge 
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L+50: Logbook

My 50th day in space and certainly a big day here on ISS yesterday – as I’m sure you’ve heard, Dragon has arrived! We now have a new room attached to Node 2 nadir, right next to our crew quarters : all the time I’ve been up here there was a hatch to vacuum there, now I can make the turn and “dive down” into Dragon. Our home in space just got bigger!

Approach and capture happened in the morning and, at least from what we could tell from our perspective, everything went really well. It was quite touching to watch this vehicle approach ISS and to discern more and more details as it came closer, a messenger from Earth bringing supplies to the only six humans currently not on the planet. 

I was impressed at how steady it was as it came up from below us: you could hardly notice it controlling its position and attitude. As it stopped at the last holding point at 30 meters it felt already so close, I couldn’t believe that it would get still 20 meters closer before we could grapple it, but of course out there we don’t have many references to gauge distance. It arrived at the capture point, at 10 meters distance, during orbital night, with the red and green lights on the sides reflecting beautifully on the solar arrays. Just after sunrise we got a “GO for capture” from Houston and Butch smoothly maneuvered the robotic arm onto the grapple pin and pulled the trigger to initiate the capture sequence.  I had all the malfunction cue cards ready, but fortunately there was no need for them. Everything went perfectly!

After that we safed the arm and ground took control to maneuver the Dragon to its berthing position at the Node 2 nadir port. Once the bolts that create a solid mechanical connection were driven, I received a go to leak check the vestibule: if you’re wondering what that is, let’s say that it’s the space between the doors.

We have a hatch on our side, Dragon has a hatch on its side: when the hatches are open, we need a pressure-tight “corridor” in between that allows us to go through; that is called the vestibule. Just after berthing, the vestibule is at vacuum: if you think about it, it’s outside of the hatch on our side and outside of the hatch on the Dragon side. Before we equalize pressure and open the hatch, it’s important to make sure that the vestibule doesn’t leak. For that purpose I opened a patch between the vestibule and the ISS cabin atmosphere and pressurized the vestibule to 260 mmHg, then verified that the pressure remained stable for 20 minutes. At that point, I fully equalized pressure and Terry and Butch took over to open the hatch and work on reconfiguring the vestibule for the time Dragon will stay on ISS.

At some point, once the hatch on our side was open, Terry invited me to smell the “smell of space” in the vestibule. It’s sort of a joke, of course, space itself doesn’t smell. But it’s apparently the typical smell of hardware that has been exposed to vacuum. Not a pleasant odor, I tell you:  I’d say the dominant component is “burned” with a touch of “rotten”. But hey, if that means that a spaceship came to visit, I’ll take it anytime!

Futura mission website (Italian): Avamposto42

#SamLogbook #Futura42  

(Trad IT)  Traduzione in italiano a cura di +AstronautiCAST qui:

(Trad FR) Traduction en français par +Anne Cpamoa ici:

(Trad ES - Currently not updated) Tradducción en español aquí:
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Vai haver gente a morrer de fome porque se perde na realidade virtual e se esquece da realidade real...
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Vê, procura e vê: The Congress (com a Robin Wright). Esquece que é uma adaptação de um conto do Stanislaw Lem porque é muito ao de leve baseado nesse conto, mas como filme está espetacular e vais ver pq o recomendei

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“I’m the Doctor... Got a problem with that?”

Here is a short clip from the 2007 Doctor Who Christmas Special, ‘Voyage of the Damned’.
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Ski line of the year. Batshit crazy... 
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