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Pictures taken during June 2017

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Who else wants to go on a tour?
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Lots of Goddard folks on this GSFC tour
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Listening to the history of the Hubble Space Telescope
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Little Hubble!
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Hey I have a signed copy of that photo!
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The actual Hubble MOC!
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Some old Hubble gear
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No one's in the MOC since they are completely automated except for unusual circumstances. I'm working to get Aqua, Aura, and Terra there!
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Nice Hubble model!
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Various old HST equipment
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HST sensor
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A tiny piece of the original solar panels
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Specialized electronics
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MOCs always look so cool
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Tiffany lines up a shot
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I love seeing flown equipment
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Wow. Where do I buy one of these? And can we get them for our birds?
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A scale model of the shuttle payload bay and Hubble
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More flown equipment
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I really wish they sold this technical diagram poster
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See? HST Operations!
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The tour continues
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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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House hunting! I almost ended up with this house but they held out
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Some art based on the F-1 injector plate
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Vic digs through cables as he helps me debug my "BAD_POOL_HEADER" computer problem
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Sam observes
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We are deep in it
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Cat assisstant
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"What's that, a mouse?"
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We eventually gave up and reformatted
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I found some picturesque fields while house hunting
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Conrad tries his hand at Kerbal. It didn't go well
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Chris tools around the track in Assetto Corsa
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Conrad tries to keep it on the road
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Who knew there are pretty farms so close by?
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Ugh. I must be in Florida
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Mom's ready for a family weekend
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So is everyone else
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Johnny is clearly excited
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Ft. Lauderdale. Gross.
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Neat bridge
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Uncle Brian and Matt swung by
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Uncle Michael
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Red Sox and Patriots, I wonder where people think Brian is from
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Hi Mom!
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Cheer up, Uncle Brian!
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This was some decent beer
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Aunt Meredith also likes beer
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Johnny's at the end of the table so he's an easy photographic target
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Having fun, Mom?
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Choosing dinner
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Aunt Meredith is excited about something
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What's that face for, Johnny
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I see you
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Who's here?
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It's matt!
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And Sean
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