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06/03/18 - Hitting the London Science Museum with Topaz

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Topaz is in charge of navigation cause his signal is better
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Looks like London, I guess
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We'll come back ehre for lunch
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So many chimneys
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Hey they have a replica of Goddard's rocket!
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The business end of a Black Arrow rocket from the British space program
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A V2 engine
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I think this is an RL-10 engine
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This is a pretty half-hearted recreation of the lunar space suit.
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Gemini model!
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The zero-g adapter for a coke can
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Looking up at the LM door
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Hey I know that plaque
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Captain payload!
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Nice LM. Seems a little small though
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Neat, an ion engine
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This mask was somehow used in an x-ray telescope
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Meanwhile, at Tony's house..
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Ugh, the worst picnic
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Topaz's collection
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Don't drill a hole in your head
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Topaz with one of Babbage's difference engines!
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Output comes from here?
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Neat printer
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This calculator must have blown people away at the time. It makes me excited to see what my devices look like in 30-40 years
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I forget what this does. Some sort of calculator, I think
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This is a neat room
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Someone should've consulted with the PR department first
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Cool clock
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Imagine maintaining this..
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Better than the alternative
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Topaz was way into the computer displays
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Stolen from Jeff's house?
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Tons of little cards!
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Mining bitcoin?
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So many wires
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I feel like this UI could be improved
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Old timey math books
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Big manifold on the ceiling
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It's crazy how back in the day a lot of stuff had to be dedicated hardware
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I love that this is in a museum
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Holy crap it's a cybiko!!! I never could get these to work very well
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An Apple Newton. I've never seen one in person
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I think Omar uses this computer for Overwatch
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This is Tim Berners-Lee's computer! He used it to create the World Wide Web! It's the first ever web server
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More details about the WWW and Berners-Lee's computer
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Such a humble little box
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Every nerd who's set up a web server is familiar with this sticker
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This keyboard created the web!
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Topaz had to get a photo with it
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One of the first ever computer mice
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Product of the year!
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The Altair! This is what Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs started on before Apple
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Vic's new AMV server
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Autoproducts prototype
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Giant error message, with Topaz for scale
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Early GPS receiver
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I didn't realize atomic clocks could be so small!
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Some sort of earth observation spacecraft
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Radial engine
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Engine, APU, engine
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747 slice!
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It's tall
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It's Charlie Brown! The Apollo 10 Command Module
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Flown to the moon and back by Tom Stafford, Gene Cernan, and John Young
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The recovery hardware
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More shots of Charlie Brown
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RCS thrusters
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I think the parachutes come out of these tubes
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Crunchy heat shield
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Lots of holes were drilled for analysis
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This heat shield has seen some things
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Busting out the wide angle
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I want to touch it!
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One can never have enough photos of Apollo hardware
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It's too bad they lose the shiny exterior during entry
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Of course, I got my photo with it
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Topaz helped take some other group photos
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Peeking inside at the controls
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I'm not sure who sat in the middle but this is his headrest
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Bundles of wires
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Hey cool, a Cray-1!
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So many cables
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So many rivets!
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Hey remember Apollo 10?
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This V2 wouldn't fit in the room
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A model of BepiColombo, the ESA's upcoming Mercury mission
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Watson and Crick's actual DNA model!! It's a shame the plaque didn't mention Rosalind Franklin..
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Babbage's Differential Engine Number 1!
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Closeup on Babbage's engine
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Model of the Huygens probe that landed on Titan
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Topaz got some silicon! Time to get to work on a CPU
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