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Old 03-06-2009, 01:31 PM   #1
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Kepler: A Search for Habitable Planets

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 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.

Tune in to NASA TV in just over 10 hours to see the beginning of NASA's first mission capable of finding other Earths.



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Old 03-06-2009, 02:46 PM   #2
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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 !
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:53 PM   #3
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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




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I give you my mother, grandmother, the fridge and my watch for your life.

Deal?


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Congrats ET, can't imagine what a cool feeling this must be for you


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Old 03-06-2009, 09:01 PM   #6
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Old 03-06-2009, 09:40 PM   #7
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Sweet, how's progress coming along on the ad hoc nuclear warhead delivery system satellite.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:02 AM   #8
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Congrats on the successful launch.


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Old 03-07-2009, 04:12 AM   #9
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I watched it live and thought of you (aww)

Congrats
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Cool, congratulations...


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I don't want to get my hopes up, but it's like the planets are aligning or something.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:26 PM   #11
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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







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"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.
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