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Andromeda321
2004-Oct-04, 07:42 PM
Google's just updated their website for the occasion! It's a nice SS1 tribute...
www.google.com

ToSeek
2004-Oct-04, 07:42 PM
Nicely done!

Andromeda321
2004-Oct-04, 07:44 PM
Thought so too.
Btw I'd like everyone to notice that for once I actually BEAT ToSeek on something!!!! :D

ToSeek
2004-Oct-04, 07:50 PM
Thought so too.
Btw I'd like everyone to notice that for once I actually BEAT ToSeek on something!!!! :D

My browser has a field where I can enter Google searches directly, so I don't often get to the actual Google home page.

But take your victories where you can. ;)

Evan
2004-Oct-04, 08:05 PM
I must be missing something. I see nothing special at Google.com or Google.ca

ToSeek
2004-Oct-04, 08:07 PM
It may not have gotten to your particular server, but to us the logo currently looks like this. (http://www.google.com/logos/xprize.gif)

pumpkinpie
2004-Oct-04, 08:24 PM
Do they have an archive of all past special logos?

ToSeek
2004-Oct-04, 08:53 PM
Do they have an archive of all past special logos?

Yes. (http://www.google.com/holidaylogos.html)

pumpkinpie
2004-Oct-04, 09:19 PM
Do they have an archive of all past special logos?

Yes. (http://www.google.com/holidaylogos.html)
Thanks.

Chip
2004-Oct-05, 12:03 AM
Google's just updated their website for the occasion! It's a nice SS1 tribute...
www.google.com

They'll change it soon, (when Mount St. Helens blows again, or...?) so here is a direct link:

Google Honors Space Ship One (http://www.google.com/logos/xprize.gif).

ToSeek
2004-Oct-05, 12:43 AM
Google's just updated their website for the occasion! It's a nice SS1 tribute...
www.google.com

They'll change it soon, (when Mount St. Helens blows again, or...?) so here is a direct link:

Google Honors Space Ship One (http://www.google.com/logos/xprize.gif).

Didn't I just do that? (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=342157#342157)

Musashi
2004-Oct-05, 12:50 AM
Yes (http://www.google.com/logos/xprize.gif)

;)

tracer
2004-Oct-05, 01:54 AM
Cool!

Only think I don't like about the Google homage is that it depicts SS1 travelling on a huge ballistic trajectory covering thousands of miles -- practically half way to orbit -- when in reality it only went up to 62 miles altitude and came right back down again.

The alien space ship, on the other hand, is 100% accurate. :wink:

zebo-the-fat
2004-Oct-05, 08:18 AM
Maybe I missed it, no new logo on google.co.uk yet (5th Oct)

jfribrg
2004-Oct-06, 05:09 PM
Cool!

Only think I don't like about the Google homage is that it depicts SS1 travelling on a huge ballistic trajectory covering thousands of miles -- practically half way to orbit -- when in reality it only went up to 62 miles altitude and came right back down again.

The alien space ship, on the other hand, is 100% accurate. :wink:

Also, SS1 is much smaller than that. The way they show it, it looks to be several thousand miles long. I haven't seen the specs, but I am almost certain that it is much shorter than that.

Silent Knight
2004-Oct-07, 10:50 PM
I think the SS1 looks like a fish.
My favorite is Escher. (http://www.google.com/logos/escher.gif)