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Pictures taken during October 2016

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That's a gorgeous instrument
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We weren't the only ones here to take photos
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I can't have enough photos of myself with JWST!
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Also impossible to have too many photos of the mirror
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Specialized mounts to hold it up
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I wish that warning sign wasn't in the reflection but what can you do
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The secondary mirror
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Goddard does cool stuff
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A slightly different angle
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Josh also got his photo with the mirror. He's working on the project now!
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Photos!
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Scott loves space
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Dave is a physicist. A PHYSICIST
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This is actually the next day. We went two days in a row.
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Here's a wallpaper for you
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NASA: where even the trash cans have mission patches
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Part of the space environment simulator. I think this provides heating and/or cooling
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This intimidating looking room performs vibration tests for spacecraft to make sure the rockets won't break them
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So much cool equipment just lying around at GSFC
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ICESat-2 has a big crazy laser so they only have this little filtered window
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Here's what it looks like in that room
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More people working in a smaller cleanroom
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Taking a look at the other side of the SSDIF
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This is the vibe table for JWST. They'll move it here in a few weeks for testing
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This doesn't come through normal shipping
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It's a big box. The guy offered to bring it all the way inside but the box was so big it seemed easier to just open it here and move the pieces inside
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Another big box!
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My new go-kart helmet
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So safe!
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Several days later, Omar is here to assemble the cockpit
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Carefully laying out the pieces..
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So many pieces!!
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Really coming together
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Looking good!
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Well this might be the dorkiest photo ever taken of me. Combining the new helmet and the new cockpit
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Nope, nevermind. This is even worse.
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Dueling cockpits!
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Dean loves F1
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Making floating candles
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Vic's crazy projector setup. This is how he makes ghosts in the windows
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Mailing out prizes and trophies from the Otakon AMV contest
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Bryce puts some work into Hyper Light Drifter
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Vic buys his White Castle by the crate
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Making cobwebs by shooting out hot glue
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Neat
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Time to get the other projector in place
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Dean, relax!
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Relax!!
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Dean made a buddy
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Oops, nevermind
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This is a very expensive projector. K'Nex get it done
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Mmm, pumpkin beer in a big stein
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Just a few props on the lawn
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They're definitely "that house" on the block
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Hey there, Jackolantern
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Spooky
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Scary
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Skeletons
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The Ouija Board reticle thing moves around thanks to some powerful magnets and a robot arm Vic rigged up
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Frying up some Oreos. Vic is a monster
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A MONSTER
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G-g-g-ghosts!
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Very advanced
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Lights! One group of kids ran away without any candy because it was too much
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Hey the floating candles came out pretty nice!
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I put together a big cork board to collect all the random mementos I pick up
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F1 and 3 in the morning!
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Hi Buzz
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Just taking a few photos to record how often I move the furniture around
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The current state of my room
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Making progress
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I got an echocardiogram
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Hey is that my heart?
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"That's your heart"
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You can never have enough photos of JWST
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Progress on the vibe table
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Another sun dog! Or.. tiny rainbow. (I took this photo at a red light)
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I finally set up a proper bed!
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Looking good
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All the astronaut photos are mounted
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Cats are lazy
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I set up this shelf all by myself. I am a home improvement expert
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Another slow cooker. Hopefully it doesn't meet the same fate as the last one
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Lovey at the bottom of the stairs
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All sorts of neat data from MMS
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Spooky candle?
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Just looking around my street
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Scott is hard at work
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Josh is not
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Ping pong battle!
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The basement is a complete mess
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Time to start prepping it for the LAN party
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Take all the drawers out first
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All these boxes are empty because Omar is crazy
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Trying to find the spot where the ceiling is just barely low enough to tilt the shelves
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Alexa gets her own little shelf
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Moving furniture is fun
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Careful not to get it dirty!
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I promise I helped with other stuff. I just took a few photos
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Moving moving moving
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Neat! A bunch of aerogel left over from Stardust
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It's so light!
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That's a big chunk of aerogel. It's very fragile
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Some random cat
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I got an Echo Dot
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It doesn't hear me very well.... want to buy it off me?
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Analyst Meeting at a.i.
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Eric tries to calm his stomach
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It doesn't look good..
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Down she goes!
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Looks tasty
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Hi Neil
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Neil is such a squishums
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That's my blood!
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Lovey!
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Whoops. Someone started their day off wrong
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I fed Lovey for the week
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Poor Lovey lives outside
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Goddard!
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