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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Spangler on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:28 pm

It's a Reaper. :pop:
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Bowser on Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:50 pm

This is some fascinating reading.... where was this during the lockout...
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:06 pm

Aliens must be hockey fans.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Shyster on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:14 pm

I hate to break up a good conspiracy, but it’s just a piece of debris. First, the photos of this item are neither recent nor secret. Looking at the link format used by NASA's site, the direct link posted by Doc indicates that the source is STS 88, Film Roll 724, Frame 66. “STS88” was the mission code for an International Space Station construction mission undertaken by Space Shuttle Endeavour in December 1998. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-88. All of the photos from that mission are on the NASA Astronaut Photography site. Here are all of the photos of that piece of debris, which are labeled by NASA as “Sunglint, Space Debris”:

http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/IS ... 724-65.jpg
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/IS ... 724-66.jpg
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/IS ... 724-67.jpg
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/IS ... 724-68.jpg
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/IS ... 724-69.jpg
http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/sseop/images/IS ... 724-70.jpg

In particular, frame 67 shows that the items in question is quite thin and flimsy. It’s a piece of scrap metal or something.

Moreover, the fact that an astronaut on Endeavour took this photo means that it could not possibly be something in polar orbit. While the Shuttle was originally designed with the capability to reach polar orbit, the only location in the United States from which anything is launched to polar orbit is Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Shuttles couldn’t launch to polar orbit from Kennedy in Florida because that would have required the launch to pass over the populated mainland, which was considered a major a safety no-no. For that reason, Space Launch Complex 6 at Vandenburg was rebuilt around 1985 (at the expense of more than $4 billion) as a West Coast launch site or the Shuttle. It was never used, however. The first Vandenburg launch was scheduled for later in the same year the Challenger disaster occurred, and when Shuttle launches started up again more than two years later the decision was made to scrap all of the polar launches. SLC-6 at Vandenburg was rebuilt into a launch site for the Delta IV.

(As an aside, some of the design compromises built into the Space Shuttle were there because the U.S. military wanted to be able to use it to launch spy satellites. For example, the military demanded a bigger and heavier orbiter in order to launch big satellites into polar orbit. A lot of spy satellites back in the day went into polar orbit because that way they regularly overflew the Soviet Union. But with the abandonment of SLC-6 and the idea of West Coast polar launches, those design changes ended up being pointless.)
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:20 pm

First thing I thought of when I saw that picture was space junk. It's more obvious when you look at one of the other pictures.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby eddysnake on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:30 pm

Shyster wrote:I hate to break up a good conspiracy, but it’s just a piece of debris. First, the photos of this item are neither recent nor secret. Looking at the link format used by NASA's site, the direct link posted by Doc indicates that the source is STS 88, Film Roll 724, Frame 66. “STS88” was the mission code for an International Space Station construction mission undertaken by Space Shuttle Endeavour in December 1998. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-88. All of the photos from that mission are on the NASA Astronaut Photography site. Here are all of the photos of that piece of debris, which are labeled by NASA as “Sunglint, Space Debris”:


so what you are saying is that the aliens somehow encrypted the space junk with star charts to Epsilon Bootes?
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Bowser on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:37 pm

Shyster with his men in black moment... don't ruin a good conspiracy man.... I will not look at the red light.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:40 pm

I just zoomed in on the object and found something odd

Spoiler:
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:56 pm

:lol:
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby demondg1 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:36 am

Spangler wrote:It's a Reaper. :pop:


Assemble your team Commander. Go to the Citadel. Talk to the counsel.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Pitts on Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:49 am

If it is space debris from 1998, how could it have been discovered in 1957? :)
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:43 am

demondg1 wrote:
Spangler wrote:It's a Reaper. :pop:


Assemble your team Commander. Go to the Citadel. Talk to the counsel.


I should go.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Shyster on Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:49 pm

Pitts wrote:If it is space debris from 1998, how could it have been discovered in 1957? :)

How could an alien satellite in polar orbit end up “shadowing” Sputnik 1 in 1960, when: (a) Sputnik 1 was not launched into a polar orbit itself; and (2) Sputnik 1 re-entered the atmosphere and burned up in 1958?
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby DelPen on Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:55 pm

Your campaign of obfuscation won't stop the truth from leaking out Shyster :)
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby newarenanow on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:04 pm

Stupid Shyster ruining all of this!
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Puffymuffin on Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Damn Shyster, this thread started so well :(
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby DocEmrick on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:46 pm

I HAVE INTEL THAT SHYSTER IS A MOSSAD OPERATIVE, SEEKING OUT DISCUSSION FORUMS ACROSS A LARGE RANGE OF TOPICS AND WAS BROUGHT IN HERE TO DISCREDIT THIS STORY
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby columbia on Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:50 pm

The cashier that Subway also told me that, so I'm pretty certain it's legit.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Shyster on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:03 pm

Incidentally, for the other thread about what avatar we would use here, this would be mine:

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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:12 pm

Shyster wrote:Incidentally, for the other thread about what avatar we would use here, this would be mine:

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Fixed
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby SolidSnake on Sun May 12, 2013 7:57 pm

Any new info about this doc? I been reading some sites about this.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Sun May 12, 2013 10:02 pm

GJ wrote:Image

"Who's that large headed kid?"

"I don't know, but his head is large"
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun May 12, 2013 10:04 pm

Chefpatrick871 wrote:
GJ wrote:Image

"Who's that large headed kid?"

"I don't know, but his head is large"


Whyyyyy is his head so biiig? Whyyyyy ishisheadsobiiiiiig?
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby eddysnake on Wed May 15, 2013 11:32 am

SolidSnake wrote:Any new info about this doc? I been reading some sites about this.
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Re: Black Knight Satellite Photographed By NASA

Postby Sam's Drunk Dog on Wed May 15, 2013 11:44 am

Spacejunk
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