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ET Warrior
03-06-2009, 12:31 PM
So as anyone who follows my Twitter feed is aware today is quite the auspicious day in my life. Tonight at 10:49:57 p.m. EST the Kepler mission (http://kepler.nasa.gov/) will launch from Cape Canaveral to begin it's 3.5 year search for Earth-like planets in our Galaxy.

This is relevant to my life because I have spent the better part of the last two years working on this satellite, writing the software to aid the personnel who are operating the spacecraft.

There is more information on the mission as well as a countdown to launch here. (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/main/index.html)

Tune in to NASA TV (http://tinyurl.com/2paqc) in just over 10 hours to see the beginning of NASA's first mission capable of finding other Earths.

coupes.
03-06-2009, 01:46 PM
I'm waiting for an amazing trailer, like Star Trek's... otherwise I'm not looking !


Seriously though, that's awesome. Hopefully everything goes as planned, good luck and congrats ! :cheers:

ET Warrior
03-06-2009, 01:53 PM
I'm waiting for an amazing trailer, like Star Trek's... otherwise I'm not looking !
http://ails.arc.nasa.gov/public/kepler_video.wmv

:D

Ray Jones
03-06-2009, 01:53 PM
I give you my mother, grandmother, the fridge and my watch for your life.

Deal?

BongoBob
03-06-2009, 02:50 PM
Congrats ET, can't imagine what a cool feeling this must be for you :)

ET Warrior
03-06-2009, 08:01 PM
I give you my mother, grandmother, the fridge and my watch for your life.Throw in five bucks and a loaf of bread or no deal.

jrrtoken
03-06-2009, 08:40 PM
Sweet, how's progress coming along on the ad hoc nuclear warhead delivery system satellite.

Samuel Dravis
03-07-2009, 03:02 AM
Congrats on the successful launch. :)

IG-64
03-07-2009, 03:12 AM
I watched it live and thought of you (aww)

Congrats :)

M@RS
03-07-2009, 06:13 PM
Cool, congratulations... :)

jon_hill987
03-09-2009, 11:26 AM
Cool, the most interesting thing I have worked on was the robot welding cell to make Caterham 7 chassis. Nothing as exciting as a space telescope.

I like the BBC's headline for the subject:

"Nasa launches Earth hunter probe"

Very dramatic :rolleyes:

TriggerGod
03-09-2009, 08:02 PM
"Nasa launches Earth hunter probe"

I can just imagine that probe coming back down to earth and killing a bunch of people with lasers and long a** needles after hearing that.