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06/29/17 - Exploring interesting corners of the Goddard Space Flight Center

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Hey it's that place we're at
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Big CNC machine
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Lots of awesome machining equipment in here
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Various examples of the impressive work they do here
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I'd like to play with this thing
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I don't know what this is but it's neat
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Shreds of metal
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This looks intense
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Machining tools
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Grinding away
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Haas! Formula 1 and CNC machines
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I was advised not to touch the shavings
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Gotta kill downtime somehow
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This is a neat room
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They make lenses here!
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So are you! Also, can I have some coffee?
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Wandering around in the Building 29 basement
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Uhh... this pipe makes me nervous
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This looks like the circuit breakers in Jurassic Park. Pump the flat gray handle..
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I think this might be excessed
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After working with software so much it's interesting to see how much specialized equipment is required to do something physical
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This is a really cool status panel
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Controlling the Space Environment Simulator
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I have to wonder if a monitor would be more configurable but less reliable than this
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Gotta keep that chamber rough
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There are all sorts of workspaces at Goddard
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More excessed equipment?
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Going back upstairs
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These look like pressure domes!
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This is the outside of the Hubble simulator. We couldn't get in
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See? Hubble simulator
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Pressures are scary
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This doesn't really come across in a photo but a lot of mist was spilling out here. Not sure if that's normal
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Back in the giant centrifuge. Always makes me a little uneasy
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There's less equipment in here than last time!
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So many missions
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Big ol' nitrogen tank
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This is a hydraulic driver of a massive speaker used for acoustic testing.
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These quotation marks are worrisome
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I don't know if this is just for looks or if they're actually practicing moving WFIRST around
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Nice doorbell
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