What's happening in space (that's interesting)


#2109

Up on the ISS, Japan has released a version of the remote from Star Wars but a lot more kawaii.


#2110

#2111

#2112

Red Dwarf here we come!


#2113

Such an amazing show :)


#2114

I miss it. :(


#2115

NASA seeks Planetary Protection Officer

I wish I had the physical sciences background that they want! My only qualification is that I read a lot of sci-fi :)


#2116

I’ve conquered countless galaxies and sent my foes scurrying or made them vassals. Shouldn’t that be all the background required? I tell ya, this administration just doesn’t know how to properly staff. sigh


#2117

Never watched it. What made it so good? Serious question.


#2118

Thrusters!


#2119

It was all about the personalities and their interactions - takes a while to get to know the cast and see why it’s so much fun.


#2120

It wasn’t so much a show about space but more like a sitcom set in space. It’s about the characters and how absurd they are. It didn’t take itself seriously, which was a break from a lot of other shows in a space setting. It was British style humor, but easily available and funny.

I saw maybe a season and a half or so, I had a roommate who LOVED it. This was fairly early in the life of the show from what I understand. He had it on VHS if that describes the timeline. The problem was accessing it here in the states.


#2121

You know Season 11 aired last year? It was a markedly better season than 9 or 10, at times, I thought, approaching the kind of groove it’s remembered for. Worth checking out for a fan, I’d say.

If you have never seen it and are a fan of british humour and space, it is a must watch. So many amazing moments in the first 6 seasons, before it went off the rails a bit.


#2122

I should give it a shot. Thanks for the replies.


#2123

I was going to say give it a chance as it really hits it’s stride from season 3, when the fourth permanent character joins the crew, but not really as there are so many great episodes in 1 and 2. Besides, they are only 6-8 episode seasons anyway.


#2124

Holy cow, I just looked it up. I love the fact they are trying to keep it going. I need to check it out again.


#2125


They’re gonna have better service than I have in some spots driving around town.


#2126

#2127

First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately.

(Via Instagram)


#2128

Is it meant to be an EVA suit or more of a safety thing for the manned capsules?