back to article WORLDWIDE SELFIE: Cosmonauts finally get ISS cameras working

A second spacewalk to install new high and medium definition cameras on the International Space Station appears to have been successful, despite reports that one camera's data link was experiencing problems. Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy stepped out to complete a camera installation job that was left unfinished …

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UrtheCast

I don't know if that is a fashionably piss poor spelling of You Are The Cast or a play on EarthCast. Either way I need a bucket.

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Re: UrtheCast

My first reading was urethra, and when I read your "piss poor" comment I wondered if we were heading for a bad pun.

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Re: UrtheCast

After reading their website it's probably both...

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Re: UrtheCast

I keep reading this is "Uretha Cast".

I may need a bucket also.

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Re: UrtheCast

"I wondered if we were heading for a bad pun."

Urine trouble now!

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Pictures, ...

... or it didn't happen.

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Pretty amazing when you think about it

We are the world/universe come alive and now we're taking selfies of the world/universe. Dudes, I just blew my mind!

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Google has taken Street View to a whole new level...

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Meh

I imagine the view of the UK will generally look like this but hopefully higher resolution and in colour.

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Looks like that's taken from the Met Office...

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_uk_vis.html

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/satpics/latest_uk_ir.html

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Could NASA make Graivty II and generate some of its own funding? They would not need much of a special effects budget. No green screen. No wires.

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And the casting would be believable. Then again, maybe they should take Clooney to space and leave him there. I bet NASA would make even more money.

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@AC 03:26 GMT

I thought he already stayed there in Solaris. Did they fool me and it was actually him coming back?!

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Joke

Dude, where's my car?!

Now you know whom to call.

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Am I the only one who immediately thought of Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson ?

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Surely, a "selfie" taken _from_ the ISS would be _of_ the ISS ?

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Don't spoil the fun.

C.

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It's a little known fact that Archimedes' famous quote was mistranslated, and actually reads "Give me a long enough lever and a place to stand and I will take a cosmic selfie."

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Worldwide?

Worldwide?? Half the world (at most) shirley?

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Re: Worldwide?

But as wide as the world.

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Pint

Should be a channel or two on satellite TV

I'd pay an additional $0.10 per month to get it.

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