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Sarge
02-19-10, 06:13 PM
http://i.usatoday.net/tech/graphics/iss_timeline/flash.htm

Om
02-21-10, 11:31 AM
Pretty good animation ... gives an appreciation for the steady, if not particularly aesthetic, growth of ISS over the years. Would like to have had a little Blue Danube or something to accompany it, but then again ... like Clarke and Kubrick, I'm a romantic. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdrqeAKNLM8

servumtuum
02-21-10, 05:42 PM
Cool animation. Om, you and I are somewhat different, I guess-I would've liked a voice-over from someone like Phil Plait or Neil DeGrasse Tyson myself.

Om
02-22-10, 09:52 AM
Oh, I'm not sure we're that different brother. Saying I would have liked a little Strauss to accompany it doesn't necessarily mean I wouldn't like to hear a learned voice-over with it as well. Not a big fan of either/or's. :)

Neophyte
02-22-10, 06:28 PM
Maybe a voice telling HAL to open the pod bay doors...

Boone
02-22-10, 09:26 PM
What would be really nice would be an explanation as we see all those pieces and parts added of what the hell they are all actually for - it would actually make a pretty good Discovery Channel piece :)

Watching the animation, all I could think of is 100 years from now, when that thing's degrading orbit is going to make Spacelab coming down look like a cakewalk :)