Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Did you watch this morning's EVA?


Early this morning at work, we watched as astronaut Robinson removed the gap fillers. If anyone wants to understand what the gap fillers are, visit http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/crew/EVA_gapfiller.html or http://www.nasa.gov/returntoflight/main/index.html?skipIntro=1. It was great to see the view from his helmet camera. In the second link, you can see the video with sound. It's great. This is actually interesting to me because one of my job functions is to provide engineering support with these gap fillers. How I would have loved to be the astronaut performing the EVA today. :) It would have been such a beautiful view, don't you think?? Posted by Picasa

54 comments:

JMB said...

What a view it wold be. You truly would be on top of the world! I must say I envy you, cuz you have got one of the coolest jobs in the world. Keep chasin' that dream and may God be with you.

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Darren said...

Geez. All this astronaut business sounds fun. I need to change fields. :(

fishlamp said...

Totally interesting... how exciting for you to be able to watch and understand in so much more detail than the rest of us!

agirloutthere said...

The tomato soup was wonderful!

Elohimus Maximus said...

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Pirate Dude said...

I saw the EVA this morning! It was absolutely incredible and I've become addicted to the NASA channel since Discovery's launch. What a beautiful sight to view the curvature of the Earth from 220 miles above. Hook 'em Horns!

JPT said...

If I had half the head on my shoulders that you do, Damaris B. Sarria, I'd be golden. May you be the youngest woman ever to experience outer space!

SJ said...

Must have been a wonderful experience. I would do anthing to go out on a Space Shuttle. Dinner at the ISS wouldn't be bad either.

SJ said...

Not that I have done anything so far :D

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Alex said...

Its pretty silly that they are doing this work now: they just want to have tried something so that if there is an accident, they dont look as bad. Remember there have been many many flights before without any concern for pieces falling and such...

The eva was probably more dangerous than the risk of reentry.

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Kris said...

interesting stuff. hope your dreams come true.

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J.D. said...

WOW!

fatrobot said...

the robot-monkey alliance that is currently occupying the moon will not stand for another invasion by any astronauts, cosmonauts etc
the moon IS OURS!

bckern said...

that is so cool! I envy your job.

Stolie said...

You are SUCH an inspiration. Keep following your dreams!!!

Fantasia said...

yeah!it's great!

Julie O. said...

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Harinath Mallepally said...

keep following ur dream.

all the best!

Janet said...

Hello Damaris!

I just found your site today, after seeing the Blogspot recommendation for it on the dashboard page.

I'm in a completely different line of work to you, but I can really appreciate your passion for space exploration. As a child in Oklahoma, early in the space program, I used to race home from school at lunchtime to watch what was going on with the missions. Somewhere along the way, I had decided that my life's goal was to be the first psychologist on a space station! (I still think that would be an interesting career, by the way.) I was thrilled when our family moved to Houston in 1970, and the very first thing we did was head down to Clear Lake City to tour the facility there. I'm still thrilled when I get to go there, on visits back to the US. (I'm now living in England.)

I'm going to follow your career vicariously through your blog. Thanks so much for the wonderful views into your work and your world...both in words and through your terrific photos!

Janet
(www.lordcelery.blogspot.com)

kom said...

That's really cool!

NYPinTA said...

I was watching it on the NASA channel and it was very blurry. Then later on the news, their clip was crystal clear! Wierd.

Man that would be cool.

Steven said...

I don't think you could even reach for a higher dream then that of an astronaut! Wow! When you become an astronaut keep this blog up and running and post lots of pictures!

PaperJerry said...

You have MY dream job!!
But instead of giving you a hard time, I have to give you my greatest salute.
In the meantime, I'm watching NASA TV, and in about 15 minutes, the undocking is going to be performed. The shuttle-station complex is about to separate.
Keep your blog on, even after 114 finishes. And please, can you post more photos? I recommend you www.imagestation.com and www.snapfish.com for that.
Please, check my blog at http://paperjerry.blogspot.com. I try to make a photoblog out of it.
Keep the great work!!

planit said...

ok this may seem like a mean comment, but i am just thinking out loud, and impressed at your ambition. question.. can you drive a car? if so i would advise you to get some experience on a skid pad, to learn what can go wrong with a vehicle you are familiar with acting a certain way, and how its behaviour changes entirely when another dimension is added. i am not suggesting this to discourage but rather to encourage you as I think it would show your desire to increase your ability to pilot vehicle you have present knowledge of. when you say you want to be an astronaut do you want to pilot a shuttle or just be in space? Shalom, Mark

Marie Len said...

Wow, I'm 16 years old but that childhood dream of becoming an astronaut is still with me. :) I like you job, it's so interesting. I hope I can see the whole space business for real too...someday. :)

GOd bless! Looking forward to reading more about the space!
:)

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little kernel said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! THanks for sharing with us yet again! I'm keeping an eye out for you, and can't wait till you fulfill your dreams!

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Parikshit said...

Hi.. you have a great blog. Awesome! I remember nursing an ambition to be an astronaut when I was a young kid. I think that dream is still there somewhere at the back of my mind.

Michael Kelly said...

Ms. Sarria,

I am a columnist with a small community weekly paper in Belton Texas.

I am writing a column on web logs and would like to see if would be Ok to publish the link to your blog in my column. I would like to give our readers an opportunity to visit your interesting blog.

Let me know and Thanks,
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michelle said...

youve got an amazing blog here. I wish i could do those things too.. but ohwell, just keep us posted. Id love to know more..

michelle said...

i was watching that this morning, mixed emotions really, fascinated, scared [kind of]. wondering, in awe..but its all good..

pru_frocknomore said...

You have an amazing job which you enjoy . You are so inspiring ! Good luck to you .

pru_frocknomore said...

You have an amazing job which you enjoy . You are so inspiring ! Good luck to you .

Sean said...

Hi, Damaris. Nice blog. You do have an awesome job. Way to go. I have always been quite the space maven myself. I have posted some topics on the space program recently as well as some of my friends, and I would like to link your site to mine in regards to the space program. Is that ok with you?
You can go to my blog, The Science of Things according to the Timekeeper, pick one of my space topics there, and also cruise around my blog if you like. Maybe you will find it interesting.

Anonymous said...

Here's an interesting blog entry about a NASA guy.

Minkey Girl said...

I fly through space all the time ;)

Samuel Ribeiro said...

Good luck for your dream. I'm a portuguese boy and I like very much the astronauts work. Is very interesting know what they do. Very luck for You.

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ordered-chaos said...

Awesome!!! BTW how do you go abt becoming an astronaut,What educational background?how and where to apply?what criteria?

Russoue said...

I wish your dream come true!!!

bryan said...

I hope that you end up experiencing all of your dreams.
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Berger said...

Cool blog...

I'm kind of a space nut myself, just started my blog which will contain alot of space stuff, not much on it now but there will be more cool things to come. Check it out...

http://itsbergertime.blogspot.com/

The way things are going with the private space industry it looks like we all may get to become astronauts one day! Good luck to you!

dushyant said...

Actually i had a dream of being an astronaut, then as i grew up looking at the expenses incured i thought of becoming a fighter pilot then i grew a little more bigger and thought about the people i was responsible for so i turned my ambision to become an engineer and design aircrafts, then later i got good grades which made me eligible for becoming a software engg. i am 23 now i dont know how much still i would deviate.. but every point of life i had some aim..... i wrote just like that on seeing the common intrest.

jabber wockki said...

Just a quick thought, re., your aspirations, an admirable goal certainly: but, to what end? Conquering space? What about conquering, or at least subdueing the massive problems that confront us all here on earth; like our own environment we have managed to poison over the years. Perhaps we should solve some of our local problems before exporting them to the far reaches of the universe; after all, we only have one universe left. Your thoughts on the subject would be appreciated.

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amru said...

hai, i'm new to this site. I just saw read you're blogs. Those pictures are excellent. I think it's a wonderful experience.

und3rtak3r said...

The science of Space exploration..
That science is how come I and many of the people I know are alive today. It is that science that has helped many millions continue to live. It is also what helps give the comforts we enjoy.
Dream on dream big.