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Tuckerfan
2009-Jul-28, 03:44 AM
So, on the most recent shuttle flight to the ISS, the astronauts brought up a moon rock to mount in the station, to show NASA's commitment to exploring space. All well and good, but in looking at the fixture the rock is mounted in, I can't help but be reminded of HAL from 2001. See for yourself what I mean: http://tuckerfan.googlepages.com/hal.png

So the color's aren't the same, but the form factor sure is. Might explain why the toilet conked out on them a while back! ;)

novaderrik
2009-Jul-28, 07:39 AM
looks more like a snowglobe to me..

NEOWatcher
2009-Jul-28, 12:49 PM
looks more like a snowglobe to me..
Or a compass gone bad.

I would accept HAL if it were mounted flush in a wall. But even then, I might think more of a miniaturized version of Pickard's ready room fishbowl.

mantiss
2009-Jul-28, 02:25 PM
Moon rock ;)

peteshimmon
2009-Jul-28, 06:35 PM
HAL had a smoothing red/orange presence a bit
like a Sunset. Come to think about it the
annunciater colours were relaxing as well
while the hibernaculums were being switched
off.

:)

BTW has the voice print identification module
been bolted on to the ISS yet?

KaiYeves
2009-Jul-29, 08:55 PM
First you saw Vader, now HAL... I think it just looks like a rock.

Gemini
2009-Jul-29, 10:02 PM
But it wasn't a rock, it was a rock lob-ster, ROCK LOBSTER!!!

Sorry,couldn't resist :D