Put your face in space

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    NASA has offered to put anyone's name and picture in space, aboard either of the last two space shuttle missions:
    STS-133, launching September 16, 2010

    STS-134, launching November 2010.
    It's pretty simple. You upload your photo and they carry it with them. You can print a certificate to impress your family and friends. There's no easier way to become an important and historic figure in the history of space. It's certainly easier than going through astronaut training.

    Sign up at NASA's Face in Space page.
     
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    Okay? So I get to have my picture on a piece of litter floating around in Space doing nothing? I'll pass. :rolleyes:
     
  3. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    So they're just going to load up a bunch of photos in a space shuttle?

    Do they stay in the space shuttle? I kinda like the concept of dumping them to float in vacuum for eternity, or at least until they fall back into Earth's gravity well.
     
  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    They need to fire my ugly mug into the Sun before I'm interested.

    Or Saturn's rings. That would be ice cold :cool:
     
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    LOL! Very clever.
     
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    Wow. Lots of negativity on this. I think it's a great idea. I was a kid as the shuttle was making its maiden flight. I was watching the Challenger accident live (it was a snow day in south-eastern PA). The shuttle got me hooked on manned spaceflight. It's now the end of an era, and this is way that I can feel like I have a tiny part in it.
     
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    I've got a Caricature that should probably be shot off into space.... :eek:

    But they're probably just going to display people's faces on a screen for an instant.

    Pretty cool idea though.

    Have Fun,
    Keri
     
  9. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    If the images stay up there in a piece of junk then it's a terrible idea. If it's not that and they're using the images to display them in space in some other way then enjoy. What's bizarre is that the NASA site is vague, you'd expect a bunch of scientists etc to be able to communicate clearly an idea, especially in the light of the space junk criticisms just a couple of weeks back..
     
  10. Doctor Q thread starter Administrator

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    My guess is that they're just putting whatever is submitted on media of some kind and carrying it along, not that they will display the images or leave anything in space. Your data is just going along for the ride.

    If they say they'll do more than that I missed seeing it.
     
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    Once you enter your pic in the program it shows you your face looking out of a shuttle window. Looks like it will be a screen up against a window for your face to look out briefly.. kinda cutesy. :D

    Entered the gf.. she's massively impressed by the whole thing :confused:
     
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    From their FAQ:
    Q. Why can I not include spaces in my name when registering?
    A. Due to security policies, no spaces are allowed in the first or last name fields.​
    Correct answer:
    A. We have very lazy programmers at NASA and/or nobody is bothering to screen the names for spam.​
    If your name happens to be, say, Dr. James Van Allen, then I guess you can't participate.
     
  13. Dale Sorel macrumors 6502a

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    Back when the Superman movies were quite good :)

    We still miss you Christopher Reeve :(
     

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