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10/11/19 - The gang, including Clark James and his wife, come to visit GSFC, the ROC, and my house!

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Well this is quite a crew! Clark James, me, Mel, Bryce, James' wife Madeline, and Dan!
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Look at the size of that space telescope, that's so funny
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Discovery looking good!
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Dan demonstrates how space happens
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Soyuz, you so little
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Checking out the old Delta behind the visitor's center
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Yeah, space is pretty cool
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James found this random kitchen knife in the parking lot for B29
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The ROC was open and photos were allowed! This is our full-sized Landsat-7 mockup
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Landsat-7! We're coming for you!
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Big shiny spaceship
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James is into it
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Someone made a tiny Wilson out of a tennis ball
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Mel and Dan are thinking about starting a band
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Mel's all about ruining perfectly good photos by deploying The Crazy Eyes
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This is the hexapod. It simulates the movements of Landsat-7 as our arm moves in for capture
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The gold thing is Landsat-7 and the silver thing is a mockup of our payload, which sits on top of the main spacecraft bus. We use heavy industrial arms for practice and development
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Another view of the hexapod
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Back of the hexapod
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See that boxy protrusion at the bottom-left? That's the cover over the fill and drain valve. That's what we need to cut off
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Me with Landsat-7!
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"It's right behind me, isn't it"
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James and Madeline with Landsat-7
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Don't clap at the phone!
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James demonstrates the different stages of refueling
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And then there's this thing
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I think that instrument at the top-right is the main camera
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Looking down at the rest of the ROC. We didn't go down there since another tour was going on
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James and Bryce peek into the back of the SSDIF
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James saw these stairs with some sort of sign saying not to go to the top.. so he immediately got on the bottom
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Checking out the scary centrifuge
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Checking out the scary vibe room
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Dan's been on this tour a few times
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James, Madeline, Bryce, Mel, and Dan with the SES
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Look at the size of that subwoofer, that's so funny
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James with the hydraulics-driven subwoofer
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Mel and Madeline at the observation window
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Hanging around, looking at the SSDIF
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Back at my house.. it's time for fun and games!
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Games and beer are fun
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Dan loves games
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Neil! Looking good!
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Mel and Bryce are in the Hood Club
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Yeahhhh, hood club for life
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This was a mean picture I took and decided to keep for all eternity. We'll never forget, Mel!!
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Ha, what's that face, James?
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Hanging around the Codenames table
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Mel's having fun
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James thinks deep thoughts
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The Clark James story
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Bye Madeline and James! Thanks for visiting! Have a good road trip!
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