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Old February 17 2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

Check it out...
http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/201002...ewspacewindows

EDIT: Dammit, that probably should be from a TIE fighter even though they're similar...
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Old February 17 2010, 06:44 PM   #2
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

lol. Nice find!
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Old February 17 2010, 07:20 PM   #3
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

The Falcon/TIE fighter/Emperor's window type of windows are meant to resemble those on WWII fighters, I think. So they sort of have a basis in reality.

The prequels kind of took the concept one step further with ships that were clearly based on the SR-71 blackbird (the Naboo cruisers and fighters) and the gunships are clearly Hind helicopter analogs.
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Old February 17 2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

Kinda bugs me that NASA-TV's channel on YouTube posts HD versions of all the flight day highlight videos... except the day that they open up the thing I've been waiting for since ISS construction began!

EDIT: Ah, good! They've now added the HQ versions!
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Old February 17 2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

^Go harass Squiggy about it.
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Old February 17 2010, 08:56 PM   #6
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

Squiggy who?
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Old February 17 2010, 09:35 PM   #7
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SquiggyFM, a member here, works for NASA's PR dept.
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Old February 18 2010, 06:10 AM   #8
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

There's a larger version of the view looking out the window(s) here and ESA's page about the cupola here.
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Old February 18 2010, 06:17 AM   #9
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

Here is a nice hi-res view:
http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/gall...130e009694.jpg
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Old February 18 2010, 07:00 AM   #10
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

Sweet!
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Old February 18 2010, 08:48 PM   #11
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

shouldn't this one be in the science/tech section of trekbbs?
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Old February 18 2010, 09:21 PM   #12
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

TheMasterOfOrion wrote: View Post
shouldn't this one be in the science/tech section of trekbbs?
I considered it but since this post wasn't "Hey, the ISS got a window" but rather "Hey, the ISS window looks like something out of Star Wars" I put it here.
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Old February 18 2010, 09:57 PM   #13
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Re: ISS gets window from Millenium Falcon cockpit

More images:
http://www.esa.int/images/iss022e066964.jpg

An external view, to give you an idea of how THICK the window covers are:
http://www.esa.int/images/iss022e067019.jpg
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Old February 18 2010, 09:57 PM   #14
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Oops, duplicate post...

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Old February 19 2010, 02:07 AM   #15
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Wow, that is damn cool. Don't all those gizmos on the inside look like they belong in the NX-01?
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