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    New bedrooms on ISS

    Sorry if this is a repeat of info; I did search.

    Astronauts Add New Bedrooms to Space Station
    19 November 2008 12:12 p.m. EST

    Astronauts are adding new bedrooms to the International Space Station to help prepare the outpost for larger crews next year.

    A portside astronaut sleeping chamber is being installed inside the station right now, with a starboard one to be added later today. The two new bedrooms, each with the interior space of a large refrigerator or closet, are part of the extreme makeover under way at the station by space shuttle Endeavour astronauts.
    Extreme Makeover, huh? I can see Ty Pennington there now -- complete with bullhorn.

    Interior space of a large 'fridge or closet... I'd be too claustrophobic for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadme View Post
    Sorry if this is a repeat of info; I did search.
    Wow; what did you search for? "cylindrical aluminum?"
    There's actually a few threads on this mission and the expansion of the ISS. Including Extreme Makeover references (apparently my..."pilot, move that shuttle" joke wasn't very funny)

    BTW: Linky?

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    It was funny. It's just not the same when you don't have the whole neighbourhood (in case of the ISS: nobody at all...) screaming and yelling it, to make the program even more an attack on the senses than it already is with its overenthusiastic host.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    ...It's just not the same when you don't have the whole neighbourhood (in case of the ISS: nobody at all...)
    That's what "they" want you to think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NEOWatcher View Post
    Wow; what did you search for? "cylindrical aluminum?"
    How did you know?? (joking)

    There's actually a few threads on this mission and the expansion of the ISS. Including Extreme Makeover references (apparently my..."pilot, move that shuttle" joke wasn't very funny)
    Aw, where's the sense of humor? I was going to post something like that, lol!

    BTW: Linky?
    I searched with "ISS" (did see current mission thread but wasn't sure it'd be appropriate to post there) and also searched "bedrooms."

    Link...um. It's been a long day on the computer and that was hours ago. Sorry. Space.com, IIRC.
    Last edited by Nadme; 2008-Nov-19 at 10:52 PM. Reason: addition

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    Just for completeness

    STS 126 thread
    Launch video thread

    And NEOWatcher, I liked your joke, but didn't feel a need to post a LoL. Sorry.
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    So guys, what's happenin' with The Toolbox?

    Loose Toolbox outside bedroom! Mind your heads!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadme View Post
    Interior space of a large 'fridge or closet... I'd be too claustrophobic for that.
    No worse than a small tent. I would find it nice and cosy.

    Jon

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    And you don' even get nightly visits by hedgehogs, plus it's not 35°C inside by 5'o clock in the morning, while it was freezing by the time you got inside. Sounds good to me.
    With sufficient thrust, water towers fly just fine.

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    very nice information here. More photos !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swift View Post
    ... but didn't feel a need to post a LoL.
    I usually don't either, unless it's in connection to another post*. I try to keep threads from getting burdensome (Although, at times, the urge is too great)
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    ...Sorry.
    Hey; no need. Just out looking for a bit of selfish self pity. I'm out of shape, so it's hard to reach my back for patting.


    *EDIT: Meaning posting a response with another relevant thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nadme View Post
    Link...um. [...] Space.com, IIRC.
    Space.com: Astronauts Add New Bedrooms to Space Station (19 November 2008 12:12 p.m. EST)

    A closet seems spacious enough to me. It's just a nook to hold a sleeping bag. A 3-by-3-by-2-meter bedroom would be quite a bit more than enough. They don't need a four-poster bed and mattress, dresser, nightstand. Here's astronaut Dan Tani ready to sleep in the large Quest airlock, acclimating prior to a next-day EVA, showing how little room is really needed:

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01101001 View Post
    Here's astronaut Dan Tani ready to sleep in the large Quest airlock, acclimating prior to a next-day EVA, showing how little room is really needed:

    Why blindfold the other astronauts? Can't they sleep with the light on?

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    I guess we won't be seeing Star Trek type sleeping quarters anytime soon.

    Well, I still have some hope that Bigelow will come thru on that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trantor View Post
    I guess we won't be seeing Star Trek type sleeping quarters anytime soon.

    Well, I still have some hope that Bigelow will come thru on that.
    He won't. To maximise profit he will pack them in like sardines.

    Jon

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    There's a picture of two people moving a newly delivered crew quarters in Universe Today: Good News and Great Pictures from STS-126 (specific image). It looks like a tall coffin.
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    hotel on ISS !!, not making now!! or already having just curiously asking.

    sunil

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    What?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntrack2 View Post
    hotel on ISS !!, not making now!! or already having just curiously asking.

    sunil
    No, they are not bedrooms as in hotel bedrooms, they are for the (increased) crew. Can't book a trip yet! Unless you're really, really rich, but then you probably wouldn't spend time to spend here on BAUT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slang View Post
    No, they are not bedrooms as in hotel bedrooms, they are for the (increased) crew. Can't book a trip yet! Unless you're really, really rich, but then you probably wouldn't spend time to spend here on BAUT.
    Welll actually you can't all the, the last I head the Russians had temporary suspended their tourism program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigboy View Post
    ... the last I hea[r]d the Russians had temporary suspended their tourism program.
    When money talks, Russians listen.

    Give them enough and you're up, up, and away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleindoofy View Post
    When money talks, Russians listen.

    Give them enough and you're up, up, and away.
    I thought it had to due with retiring the Shuttle and how most of the planned Soyuz seats would be full...

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